What is the Dota TI9?

Dota TI9 is one of the biggest esports tournaments in the world. What is it and why is it so important?

Esport League Formats

This article discusses the future of esport leagues, and how many are changing their formats to being city-based

Simplicity Esports Gaming Centers

How will Simplicity Esports's new gaming center and their future planned ones affect esports communities?

GameStop Goes From Retailer to LAN Center

This article discusses the change for gaming retail giant, GameStop, from selling video games to LAN centers/gaming experience.

The Future of VR Esports

Does Virtual reality, as a gaming platform, have enough potential to be considered for Esports? What are the benefits to using VR for esports competitions? This article addresses these questions, and many more!

Changelog 6/24/19

New interview system, team and clan management fixed, and more.

League of Legends is getting a Dota Auto Chess-inspired game mode

Auto Chess is one of the biggest custom game modes available for Dota 2 right now—so big that Valve is making a standalone version, while the original mod maker is building a mobile version for China. And now League of Legends studio Riot Games is moving into the "autobattler" genre with Teamfight Tactics, an eight-player mode in which combatants will buy and draft champions, place them on a hexagonal board, and send them off to do battle until only one squad is left standing. "We believe in making…

Radical Summer is live!

Join us for the biggest ’80s summer bash Rocket League has ever thrown! Radical Summer is now live, and it all starts with a totally awesome celebration of '80s Blockbusters.
The first phase of Radical Summer celebrates some of the most beloved franchises of the decade, starting with Ghostbusters, which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this June. The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car Pack Premium Licensed DLC includes the Ecto-1 Battle-Car, Ecto-1 Wheels…

League of Legends reveals Teamfight Tactics, its new Auto Chess mode

Riot has announced a new autobattler mode for League of Legends, called Teamfight Tactics, and it's going to be available to all players from 25th June (and on the public beta environment later this month).This is Riot's take on Auto Chess, the Dota 2 mod phenomenon - the mod Valve tried to collaborate with on it didn't work out, so now Valve is making its own.Teamfight Tactics pits eight players, one-on-one, against each other until only one remains. Battles are turn-based, like chess, and based…

Steam Charts: Errant Cardiogram Edition

This week: Rude swears! Writing about more interesting games than the ones you boring people keep buying! And battle advice to people who’ve been dead 1,800 years! It’s some Steam Charts. (more…)

Survival Title Season 3 Ends soon!

Welcome back survivors,
Survival Title Season 3, the Title Season that began in March, will end soon! Read on for more information on the Season 3 end date, Title System, rewards and distribution schedule. Survival Title Season 3 ends on June 18, 2019 PDT in accordance with the start of live server maintenance. Earn rewards before Season 3 ends! Survival Title Season 3 Rewards Distribution Criteria and Schedule You will receive rewards based on the highest Title achieved during the season regardless…

TEAM SOCIAL IS BACK! Update live now

We hear you and want to be as responsive as possible with our community so we have added Team Social back. Also,our top priority is to get games quickly. We temporarily removed TDM/FFA to make sure you all get games quickly but plan to add them back. Thank you for your feedback and patience! All gamemodes are still playable in custom games.
Patch Notes - Version 1.0.6 - 6/9/2019 Online - Added Team Social back, temporarily removed ranked TDM and FFA playlists Bug Fixes - Fixed Bug where ragdoll in…

We hear you! Stop by our stream to share your thoughts!

Our top priority is for everyone to get games quickly. We are are considering reducing to 2 playlists temporarily, 1 ranked and 1 social. A voting system will also be added in the next few updates.
Stop by our stream to share your thoughts!

NACE Universities to Offer Esports Summer Camps and Combines for Esports Hopefuls in June

Indianapolis, IN – June 6, 2019 – From June 21-June 30, nearly a dozen nationally accredited universities will offer esports summer camps and combines for prospective students and players seeking esports scholarships nationally.  The NACE Summer Camp Series is the result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) and Harena Data Inc (GYO Score), to promote the burgeoning collegiate esports scene by aiding in player improvement, recruiting and data analytics in college esports.

PUBG's Erangel remake will hit test servers soon

PUBG's first map, Erangel, never looked like a prime holiday location, but after PUBG Corp has finished its visual update... it will still look pretty miserable. But maybe less miserable than before. The developer has been working on the makeover since March, and there are more updates cooking away. They'll be released across themed seasons, introducing new features like the upcoming ledge grab, weapon balance changes and new vehicles, along with a new Survivor Pass. PUBG Season 4 will start this…

Patch Notes - Version 1.0.4 - 6/6/2019

Maps - Doubled number of spawn locations on all maps - Outpost optimizations - Pantheon optimizations - Added Out of Bounds Zones to SAW Stadium - Replaced rocket launcher with railgun on Atlantis - Fixed scoreboard issue on Atlantis Gameplay - Anti-cheat improvements - Fixed issue with frame drops on other player spawns Weapons - Shotgun now uses a fixed spread pattern (Goodbye RNG!) - AR spread no longer decreases while zoomed Game Modes - Decreased score limit of DOM to 700 - DOM and KOTH hill…

PUBG teases themed seasons, Erangel map remake and ledge grabbing

If you just finished watching Chernobyl and are in the mood for grim Soviet-era concrete buildings, take a look at PUBG's Erangel map remake, which has been teased along with a fair bit of new content. In a June update video, PUBG executive producer and head of development TS Jang explained the game's upcoming content will be "released through themed seasons moving forward". Along with a new version of the Survivor Pass (basically a paid battle pass) with each season, PUBG Corp will now debut new…

PUBG Development Update Erangel Visual Update Test Server

Hello Players!
First off, we want to thank you for such an amazing year so far. The first half of 2019 has flown by quickly, but certainly has not seen the last of the exciting updates we have planned for PUBG. We’ve been hard at work on some of the great new updates we talked about earlier in the year, and wanted to take a moment to go over the development direction for all of our platforms in the coming months. Below, you’ll find an important message from TS Jang, Executive Producer and Head…

Rocket League is going full-on 80s in its Radical Summer event next week

Summer is (supposedly) upon us, and Rocket League is celebrating the season with a nostalgic trip back to the 80s - and a nine-week run of events and goodies, inspired by the era's most iconic movies and TV. Developer Psyonix is calling its sun-bleached 80s event Radical Summer, and things get underway on Monday, 10th June. The focus is entirely on iconic movies until 1st July, with the highlight arguably being the arrival of Rocket League's new Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car Pack. This introduces the Ghostbusters…

Rocket League returns to the '80s with Ghostbusters and Knight Rider

Rocket League will take a trip back in time next week with the start of a new in-game event called Radical Summer. Beginning June 10 and running for nine weeks, the event will return players to the glory days of the 1980s with three separate celebrations of "iconic movies, television, and culture" from the era with new items, time-limited game modes, and cars. First up, from June 10 to July 1, is '80s Blockbusters, which will feature the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car Pack, with the Ecto-1 Battle-Car…

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