IEM Katowice: StarCraft 2 World Championship Preview

IEM Katowice: StarCraft 2 World Championship Preview

IEM Katowice is going to host a second largest annual tier-1 event for StarCraft 2 in terms of prize pool, WCS points, prestige and level of participating players. Here are the main stories of contemporary SC2 competitive scene that are represented by this World Championship, as well as the personal storylines of every player entering this event.

GosuGamers now supports Douyu TV streams

GosuGamers now supports Douyu TV streams

Today, GosuGamers takes another step towards a truly global eSports experience. Through the cooperation with our friends at Douyu TV, our readers will now be able to watch their favorite Chinese teams and personalities right from our pages.

Interview with Lorin 'Alystair' Halpert - Barcraft...

Interview with Lorin 'Alystair' Halpert - Barcraft Co-Founder & TI4 Signature Guy

Lorin ‘Alystair’ Halpert is one of the many faceless community members in eSports, and he has a long history of being involved in bringing eSports closer to the general public, primarily in the form of Barcraft, of which he is a co-founder. More recently, he has been involved in the Dota 2 scene, bringing all the physical autographs of players and production crew into the game. 

The Volunteer Business, Part Three

The Volunteer Business, Part Three

The Volunteer Business returns with another look into the news scene. This time we talk to Patrik 'Raistlin' Hellstrand, longtime eSports journalist and former Head Administrator of GosuGamers. 

Editorial: Clauf'd up

Editorial: Clauf'd up

Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev tells the story of ESGN - from the lavish feasts to the money famine - and explains why it was never going to work.

Gaming Addiction a Mental Disorder?

Gaming Addiction a Mental Disorder?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) adds Internet Gaming Addiction as one of the potential disorders that needs to be treated. And they are hoping for more clinical research to formally include it on the list. Should it be considered as such? Here are some arguments and counter-arguments regarding gaming addiction.

StarCraft 2 News

Turtle Entertainment allegedly sold

StarCraft 2Turtle Entertainment allegedly sold

A report from today by German news outlet Golem.de says that Turtle Entertainment, the company that operates the premier esports brand ESL, might have been sold.12

Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner leaves ESL

StarCraft 2Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner leaves ESL

ESL have announced that eSports veteran host and commentator Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner has left the organization because of a job offer by a different company in eSports.15

Norway's largest TV channel is extending its eSports presense

StarCraft 2Norway's largest TV channel is extending its eSports presense

TV 2, in cooperation with House of Nerds, has announced that they will organize and cover a new competitive league featuring CS:GO, League of Legends and StarCraft 2.1

eSports are now a 2nd level Olympic sport

StarCraft 2eSports are now a 2nd level Olympic sport

eSports have been accredited as an official 2nd level Olympic sport by the Korean Olympic Committee.9

CurseGaming merges with TeamLiquid

StarCraft 2CurseGaming merges with TeamLiquid

Two iconic brands in the eSports scene have merged together. CurseGaming is from now on part of Team Liquid, which means that their LCS team will also operate as Team Liquid from now on.5

Everything you need to know about Day 2 of the Steam Holiday Sale

StarCraft 2Everything you need to know about Day 2 of the Steam Holiday Sale

Day 2 of the Steam Holiday sale has arrived, presenting 9 more daily deals and 6 more flash deals. Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the best deals possible.5

Everything you need to know about Day 1 of the Steam Holiday Sale

StarCraft 2Everything you need to know about Day 1 of the Steam Holiday Sale

Day 1 of the 2014 Steam Holday Sale kicks off today featuring a variety of games on sale. Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the best deals possible.26

Twitch acquires GoodGame

StarCraft 2Twitch acquires GoodGame

The popular broadcasting plattform Twitch.tv has announced today that it has acquired GoodGame. The agency under the leadership of Alex Garfield is most prominently known for the two eSports organizations Evil Geniuses and Alliance. 5

Gfinity releases 2015 schedule

StarCraft 2Gfinity releases 2015 schedule

Gfinity has released a schedule for their upcoming 2015 season.2

GosuGamers now supports Douyu TV streams

StarCraft 2GosuGamers now supports Douyu TV streams

Today, GosuGamers takes another step towards a truly global eSports experience. Through the cooperation with our friends at Douyu TV, our readers will now be able to watch their favorite Chinese teams and personalities right from our pages.40

Former StarCraft players form Heroes of the Storm team

StarCraft 2Former StarCraft players form Heroes of the Storm team

Led by IEM Season V champion Woo Seo "AcE" Jung, the all-Korean team consists of various notable players from teams like MVP, StarTale and FXO.1

Google-Twitch deal reportedly finalized?

StarCraft 2Google-Twitch deal reportedly finalized?

Google's deal to buy Twitch has reportedly been finalized as the internet giant gets ready to acquire the popular livestreaming platform under its wings for a whopping $1 billion.36

Annual World eSports Championship announced, $800,000 prize pool for multiple games

StarCraft 2Annual World eSports Championship announced, $800,000 prize pool for multiple games

The World eSports has just recently been announced a global tournament with $800,000 in prize money distributed over several game genres including Warcraft 3, Dota 2, Starcraft II, and Hearthstone. The event will be held around August at Yellow Dragon Stadium in Hangzhou, China.36

Newly-launched WECG aims to resurrect the spirit of eSports olympics

StarCraft 2Newly-launched WECG aims to resurrect the spirit of eSports olympics

The official press release of World e-Sports Championship Games speaks of a project that is to pick up from where the World Cyber Games left off and continue the traditions of the multi-national, multi-discipline event.3

Google to allegedly buy out TwitchTV for $1,000,000,000

StarCraft 2Google to allegedly buy out TwitchTV for $1,000,000,000

The popular gaming media platform is likely to be handed over to Google, owner of the most popular platform of the west for media, YouTube.44

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