This Week’s High Ground Perspective: Friday, May 22nd, 2015

This Week’s High Ground Perspective: Friday, May 22nd, 2015

eSports News Pursuing an eSports career? Don’t choose Super Smash Bro’s. Nintendo is blowing it with their E3 World Championships. Alpha Draft. Pro Gamers become the star athletes of fantasy eSports. eSports. An adversting gold mine. eSports betting moves forward in the UK. HiRez Studios invests in eSports expansion. eSports don’t need to be considered […]

This Week’s High Ground Perspective: Friday, May 15th, 2015

eSports Competitive Gaming Summit includes big corporation executives. They are licking their chomps for a piece of the eSports pie. Are eSports actual sports? No one has ever brought this one up before.. eSport tournament WCA wants to help commercialize eSports. What is it like to play Street Fighter for a living? eSports companies are […]

This Week’s High Ground Perspective: Friday, May 8th, 2015

This Week’s High Ground Perspective: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Live Events this Weekend: LoL Midseason Invitationals Dreamhack Open 2015 eSports: UC Berkeley gaming team wins the big one: Heroes of the Dorm Grand Finals. Team members win college tuition money from Blizzard. Hearthstone App incoming.. is it the next boosterpack for competitive gaming? Trials of Osiris the right step toward making Destiny an eSport. Radio […]

Blizzard’s foray into eSports

Blizzard’s foray into eSports

Heroes of the Storm’s release date was announced recently, slated for June 2nd. The open beta is scheduled for May 19th. This won’t be Blizzard’s first dance with eSports, as they’ve had some success with a few RTS titles you may have heard about. However, it will be their first MOBA game. Hardcore MOBA players […]

Big Numbers this Weekend

Numbers-wise, this weekend was huge for competitive gaming. At one point on Sunday Twitch boasted over 100,000 viewers watching the DayZ Survivor Game Finals, around 200,000 viewers mostly spectating the ESEA competition for Counter-Strike, and of course the juggernaut League of Legends had over 500,000 viewers during the NA LCS Spring Split Finals. Three monitor […]