Is Competitive Gaming Here to Stay?

Is Competitive Gaming Here to Stay?

Gaming is one of the most popular activities in the world. The average age of a gamer is about 30 years old, and by this time they have been playing video games for an average of about 12 years. Of course, there is a wide degree of variance among us gamers, ranging from the casual […]

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 […]

Graves Guide: Pow Right in the Kisser

Graves Guide: Pow Right in the Kisser

Graves is the brawler of bot lane. Inasmuch, he should be played differently than other ADCs, with in-your-face style that relentlessly forces favorable trades. He is relatively easy to learn and safe to play, with skill shots that are not overly difficult to land and a very reliable escape.  Once he reaches Level 6 he […]

Jinx Guide: Much Excite

Jinx Guide: Much Excite

First off, Jinx is a slightly unorthodox marksman. She has no escape, a telegraphed poke, traps that can be used offensively, and two different auto attack ranges a la switching between weapons with her Q (“Switcheroo!”). She is not your average right clicker, and does come with a bit of a learning curve. Mastering the […]