NBA 2K League Tip-Off Postponed Due To Coronavirus

NBA 2K League

Corona-chan is indiscriminate when it comes to wiping out any and every kind of public event imaginable. One recent event that has been postponed is the NBA 2K League’s e-sports tip-off, which will now take place online in lieu of the studio games that were originally scheduled to be broadcast. Continue reading “NBA 2K League Tip-Off Postponed Due To Coronavirus”

Warcraft 3 Reforged’s First Tournament Was as Disastrous as the Game’s Launch

After Warcraft 3 Reforge’s disastrous launch propelled it to the lowest rated game on Metacritic while seeing it besieged by refund requests it is frankly astonishing the game maintained enough pull to warrant a tournament over the classic. Yet with a built-in community such a tournament was able to occur and it played out as poorly as the game’s launch. Continue reading “Warcraft 3 Reforged’s First Tournament Was as Disastrous as the Game’s Launch”

Vaevictis Esports, All-Female League Of Legends Team Kicked Out Of LCL

Vaevictis Esports

Reports have surfaced that the all-female League of Legends team from Russia, Vaevictis Esports, will no longer be part of the Russian League of Legends Continental League for the start of the season. Continue reading “Vaevictis Esports, All-Female League Of Legends Team Kicked Out Of LCL”

YouTube Paid Activision Blizzard $160 Million For Esports Exclusivity, As Per Reports

Earlier this year, we reported on Google and Activision Blizzard teaming up. As of now, multiple reports have surfaced saying how much the former company paid Activision Blizzard to host its Overwatch League, Call of Duty esports stream, and Hearthstone championship on YouTube. Continue reading “YouTube Paid Activision Blizzard $160 Million For Esports Exclusivity, As Per Reports”

EVO 2020 Line-up Nixes Mortal Kombat 11 For Samurai Shodown, Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Samurai Shodown EVO 2020

The EVO 2020 line-up has been revealed by Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar, who rolled out the announcement in typical EVO fashion by posting a tweet featuring an image of the nine games that will be featured on the main broadcasts. Continue reading “EVO 2020 Line-up Nixes Mortal Kombat 11 For Samurai Shodown, Granblue Fantasy: Versus”

Blitzchung Interview Discussing Hearthstone E-Sports Censorship Gets Censored From Reddit

Blitzchung

Whenever topics of censorship get censored it really makes it clear just how corrupt, forsaken, and worthless the gaming industry is… or heck, any industry that sees content janitors going out of their way to silence topics that highlight a broken vector of said industry is worth the spit a busboy uses to shine your shoes. Yet that’s exactly what happens every time any aspect of corruption bubbles up to the surface regarding the media industry, especially on Reddit. Continue reading “Blitzchung Interview Discussing Hearthstone E-Sports Censorship Gets Censored From Reddit”

Congressman Ha Tae Kyung Seeks Prosecution For Griffin E-Sports Fraud, Illegal Contracts

Griffin

There’s a massive corruption ring that’s slowly being unraveled in the realm of Korean e-sports thanks to some drama that unfolded involving e-sports coach Kim “cvMax” Dae-ho that led to his being ousted from the League of Legends team Griffin. Kim didn’t take the boot lying down, though. He retaliated by whistle-blowing on Griffin owner, Cho Kyu-nam, who allegedly engaged in illegal contracts and fraud in order to profit off of having an under-aged player transfer to their team while scalping money off the side during the trade. All of this corruption has led to Congressman Ha Tae Kyung launching an investigation into the situation, which uncovered even more corruption, which led to him announcing measures to prosecute all wrongdoers involved. Continue reading “Congressman Ha Tae Kyung Seeks Prosecution For Griffin E-Sports Fraud, Illegal Contracts”

Richard Lewis Calls Out Polygon, Kotaku For Fake News, Gatekeeping, Hit-Pieces

Richard Lewis

During this year’s Esports Awards 2019 ceremony, journalist Richard Lewis came away with the award as best e-sports journalist of the year, but instead of using that time to thank people the general public have never heard of, or pat himself on the back for a job well done or a career well-made, he instead used the opportunity to call out the outrage artists, the fake news peddlers, and the corrupt journalists who have done little more than drag the gaming industry (and e-sports) through the proverbial mud with a boot firmly on its neck. Continue reading “Richard Lewis Calls Out Polygon, Kotaku For Fake News, Gatekeeping, Hit-Pieces”

Blizzard Bans American University Hearthstone Team For Supporting Hong Kong

Hearthstone Censorship

Blizzard temporarily banned the collegiate team, American University, from competing in official Hearthstone e-sports competition via a six-month suspension after they raised up a “Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz” sign during the post-game segment of a Hearthstone match. The suspension was doled out quietly, but one of the members of American University shared the suspension letter they received via social media. Continue reading “Blizzard Bans American University Hearthstone Team For Supporting Hong Kong”

Blizzard Reportedly Bans Post-Game Interviews, Player-Cams For Collegiate Hearthstone Broadcasts

Hearthstone

Blizzard is reportedly instituting a soft ban on team player cameras and post-game interviews for Hearthstone for the time being. This comes after the collegiate bout involving American University, who held up a “Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz” sign during the last few seconds of the post-game footage. Continue reading “Blizzard Reportedly Bans Post-Game Interviews, Player-Cams For Collegiate Hearthstone Broadcasts”

Overwatch E-Sports Coach Justin Conroy Directed To Delete Tweet Critical Of Blizzard’s Censorship

Overwatch Censorship

All those associated with or connected to Blizzard Entertainment are under strict supervision when it comes to their social media presence. They’re not allowed to use foul language, not allowed to make edgy jokes, nor are they allowed to tweet out memes containing Pepe the Frog. Apparently they’re also not allowed to criticize Blizzard for enforcing Chinese censorship on players and casters. Continue reading “Overwatch E-Sports Coach Justin Conroy Directed To Delete Tweet Critical Of Blizzard’s Censorship”

Blizzard Suspends Blitzchung From Hearthstone Competition For Supporting Hong Kong

Hearthstone Blitzchung

The Chinese censorship news seems to keep bubbling up more and more to the surface of mainstream consciousness, if not in the political field at least under the column of media entertainment. The latest controversy to arise surrounding the Communist antics of the mainland is that Blizzard Entertainment has suspended the Hong Kong player, Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung, for making pro-Hong Kong comments during a post-game interview during the Asia Pacific Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament. Continue reading “Blizzard Suspends Blitzchung From Hearthstone Competition For Supporting Hong Kong”

Team Fortress 2 Competitive Trans Player Nursey Banned For Child Grooming

Team Fortress 2 - Nursey

Team Fortress 2 competitive player “Nursey” has been banned from various communities and leagues for child grooming. Nursey plays a Medic for the Froyotech team, according to the Liquipedia. The team has yet to comment on the allegations, however many think that Froyotech will end up dropping Nursey soon. Continue reading “Team Fortress 2 Competitive Trans Player Nursey Banned For Child Grooming”

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