Posts Tagged ‘ESFI World’

An E-Sporting Chance: Teeming With Teams


Our e-sports Eye (Of Sauron) is Jeb Boone.

In E-sports, teams come and go like the tides. Even after the e-sports boom of 2010, stability is difficult to seize and maintain.

Last week, Quantic Gaming disbanded. Quantic fielded StarCraft 2, League of Legends and Call of Duty squads that performed with relative success for two years. For teams to do well financially, it takes a bit of charity and a willingness to sacrifice.
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An E-Sporting Chance: Hacked Dreams


Our e-sports correspondent is Jeb Boone.

In an unprecedented bout of cooperation among e-sports companies, three of the world’s largest tournaments organizations have announced a partnership – creating what is effectively the largest global e-sports conglomerate in the history of the industry.

Germany’s Electronic Sports League, Sweden’s Dreamhack and the US’ Major League gaming announced the partnership earlier this week.
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An E-Sporting Chance: Eventboom


Our e-sports correspondent is Jeb Boone.

The e-sports community is in the midst of a mad scramble to organize tournaments. There are such a large number of events this month it’s enough to overwhelm even the most dedicated fans.

While many prominent members of the community argue over tournament oversaturation and eschatological speculations, this November is one of the most important months for the industry in recent memory. And it’s been an important time for that e-sports staple, Starcraft II.
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An E-Sporting Chance: OSL


Our e-sports correspondent is Jeb Boone.

A dearth of tournaments outside of Asia has left western e-sports of every stripe wallowing in controversy. The StarCraft 2 community continues to cannibalize itself with vitriol and a player shake up has League of Legends fans up in arms. A few glimmers of hope have steered StarCraft fans in a more positive direction and, with any luck, an OSL finals will remind many of the reasons why a hobby became an infatuation that just wouldn’t quit.
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An E-Sporting Chance: The Fates


Our e-sports correspondent is EFSI World‘s Jeb Boone. This week he looks at the worries around Starcraft 2, and the impact League Of Legends is having on the pro community.

On Wednesday, October 17th, the Fates seemed to be conspiring to kill e-sports. Like their Roman counterparts, the e-sports Parcae spin, measure and cut the USB cord of life, deciding what will live, and who will disband. On that day, beloved StarCraft 2 team SlayerS disbanded in a fury of controversy and vitriol, and with concerns about Heart Of The Swarm, the future of e-sports as a whole. Here’s what happened.
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MLG Winter Championships: ESFI Coverage, Day Three

Our e-sports correspondent is ESFI World’s Samuel Lingle.

It’s been a long time coming, but Jung-Hoon “MarineKing” Lee deserves his crown. The man famed for his uncanny ability to be the first loser quelled all talk of second place curses by following his MLG Winter Arena victory with an MLG Winter Championship itself, earning $25,000.

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