In any given year, the competitive Dota scene sees hundreds of roster changes. Even if you just pare it down to the major teams, dozens of players are kicked, signed or transferred every year. But Fly and N0tail don’t run OG like any other Dota team. Since forming in 2015, OG has dropped a total of four players from their roster and only one other player left the team to take a break from the game. OG’s core lineup has won four Valve majors, more than any other team in the world. And it all started because the two men who led OG found aRead More →

Imagine going from back-to-back relegation tournaments, fighting desperately for survival in your own league, to winning the whole thing—for the first time ever. Well you don’t have to imagine. On this week’s installment of Best of, we’re talking about Team Liquid’s 2018 NA LCS Spring Split. If you’re a TL fan, I don’t need to tell you, it hasn’t always been easy for the boys in blue. Before we get ahead of ourselves here, this story begins last year, in two very unsuccessful splits for Liquid. For more video interviews and highlights, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2018 ScoreRead More →

There’s nothing like a great grand final. The crowd is buzzing, everything is on the line, and ultimate victory is so close you can taste it. Whether it’s the final match in an incredible lower bracket run, or the chance to take another shot at the Aegis, grand finals have given us some of the most impactful moments in Dota 2’s history. Let's count down the top 10 most memorable Dota 2 grand finals. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license. Source:Read More →

Any of the Majors sports leagues dwarf the entirety of esports, but a number of sports teams see the potential of the industry, particularly a handful of NBA teams. These teams have spent millions just to get into esports, but there’s potentially a lot for them to gain from their ventures, such as the fandom from people like you. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license. Source: The Score LoLRead More →

In the early years of the North American League Championship Series players and organizations banded together to legitimize competitive gaming as a mainstream spectacle. Now, the NA LCS is big business. It costs millions to field a team on that stage, and more than ever the pressure is on players to perform. Rosters are constantly in flux as teams import international talent in the pursuit of winning an NA LCS Championship. Organizations need franchise players that they can build an identity and culture around. A player to lead their team for years to come. A player who won’t waver when a new patch drops orRead More →

Podcast video topics and timestamps: 3:25 Cowsep explains the circumstances that led to his ban6:02 The realities of playing on the Korean server9:22 Comparing the Korean server to other regions'13:03 A culture of toxicity26:29 Life after the ban28:48 What should Riot Korea do to prevent rampant toxicity?31:25 On why some streamers are leaving League of Legends Joseph “Cowsep” Hursey is an American League of Legends streamer living in Korea. The Master Yi main has been top of mind and top of Reddit lately after his controversial one-month ban from the Korean server. While he received emails from Riot stating the reason for the ban wasRead More →

The shortest professional game in League of Legends history is a story of a charming outlaw, unrequited love, a heartfelt memorial and the bitter fury of a game developer scorned. Jeon “Apdo” Sang-gil was once revered as one of the best League of Legends players in the world. He conquered solo queue, taking the top spot on the ladder in both Korea and China at the same time, playing four positions the whole time. But Apdo wasn't trying to sign with a pro team, he was Elo boosting. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright ©Read More →

theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports. SAP sponsor Team Liquid German enterprise software company SAP has announced their first step into esports, becoming Team Liquid’s sponsor for the next three years. When you are ahead you need to stay ahead. We are happy to announce @SAPSports as our new partner who will help us do just that #LetsGoLiquid Read the full release here: https://t.co/7fELaB5Guq pic.twitter.com/8xDO9t9jsY — Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) April 10, 2018 In an effort to improve both team and player performance, SAP will work with Team Liquid to co-develop software for in-gameRead More →

After several gruelling months of competition, the 2018 Spring Season has officially come to an end. Over the last few weeks, several NA and EU LCS teams have been duking it out in the playoffs in the hopes of being crowned domestic champions. Sure, we now know that Team Liquid and Fnatic are LCS champions, but there were plenty of funny moments and failed plays along the way. So without further ado, here are some of the best worst moments from the NA and EU LCS playoffs. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2018Read More →

As the youngest, Gustav "s4" Magnusson was often left to watch his three older brothers play games. But while he was watching, s4 developed a different kind of appreciation for the games his brothers played. He watched from the outside, analyzing how they played so that when he finally got his turn, he was ahead of the curve. This is his story. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license. Source: The Score Dota 2Read More →