This Week in esports is your definitive weekly guide to the biggest stories and controversies behind the latest esport and gaming headlines. This is everything you need to know about the week that was, but on steroids. We Like…. People making good on their bets Nobody likes seeing someone welch on a bet, but in certain scenarios where luxury items are involved, we can understand the lack of follow-through. With that said though, Virtus.pro’s CEO made and lost a bet with TaZ at DreamHack Las Vegas and boy did he pay up in a big way. What did he have to buy him? A brand-spankingRead More →

Skins of the Week is a weekly series that highlights the best skins and skin concepts for heroes, champions and characters across a variety of games. This week, we’re spotlighting skin concepts based on the Star Guardian skin line from League of Legends. Magical girls, magical boys, and magical representations of death are among the themes to be found here. Star Guardian Ahri by citemer Ahri is one of the more popular champions on LoL's roster, and citemer's interpretation of the Star Guardian theme adds a certain villainous flair to her lineup. Though Ahri already has plenty of skins, this one strays far enough awayRead More →

What’s the difference between NA and EU LCS? One is on track to need player unions, the other has the inmates running the asylum. At least according to Weldon Green. The League of Legends coach, currently working for G2 Esports, sat down with theScore esports Podcast over Skype to talk about his coaching efforts in the LCS, the mentality of pro esports players vs. traditional sports athletes, and his coaching services and podcast. Team Liquid’s fight against relegation After a disappointing Spring Split, multiple roster shuffles and the possibility of relegation on the horizon, Team Liquid are an LCS org on the ropes. Green hadRead More →

Tips and Tricks for Pubs is a weekly series focusing on the best strategies for succeeding in pubs. Out of all the objectives in Dota 2, few are as important at winning a fight or turning the tide of battle as Roshan. The huge experience bonus he provides, alongside the powerful Aegis of the Immortal, is often all that a team needs to close out a game or turn a losing fight into a winning one. With that in mind, let's look at the Dos and Don'ts for taking Roshan. Do: Communicate with your team that you would like to take Roshan This might seemRead More →

The Metagame Report is a series that explores what is on the upswing in competitive play, why it’s happening, and how you can take those trends and apply them to your own game. In the early throes of Season 7, the general feeling was that tanks dominated the top lane after all the purple side Camille bans were said and done. As we’ve gone through some minor patches, however, the sentiment of tanks as the end all and be all couldn’t be farther from the truth. Reddit themselves seemed to malign the idea of a composition without a tank in various threads discussing the stateRead More →

It's going to be a while before we see any imports into the LCK, at least according to Team Vitality's Lee "GBM" Chang-suk. The mid laner turned jungler turned mid laner once more joined The Nexus Podcast hosts Lisa and Gabe for a discussion on regional differences between LCK, NA LCS, and EU LCS. "The culture is very different, because Korea is very strict… they think communication is very important so if they cannot speak Korean, they don't like it," he said. For those wondering if NA or EU players who speak Korean, such as Eugene "Pobelter" Park, could make it in the LCK, GBMRead More →

3:37 – GBM and his outdoorsy nature6:45 – GBM on moving to another region and swapping roles9:23 – Going back to being a mid laner13:13 – What he learned from the coaching staff of each region18:22 – GBM on language and LCS players going to Korea as imports21:18 – What LCS player would be the best fit in the LCK?23:00 – What are the big lifestyle and training differences between regions? 28:50 – The M stands for Masseuse31:28 – How do teams not in playoffs or relegations spend their time?32:51 – The future of Vitality and GBM, including his coaching aspirations42:11 – Does GBM regretRead More →

Team Liquid have come a long way since last October. In that month, Liquid had failed to qualify for The Boston Major, the premier event of the fall season, despite revamping their roster in the aftermath of TI6. Since then, Liquid have slowly but surely climbed back up the Dota 2 ladder and have emerged as one of the best European teams currently playing, receiving an invite to The Kiev Major in the process. While Liquid did not enact many changes in this recovery time, their most notable move was signing Maroun “GH” Merhej to the team. Having reached the highest MMR in Europe atRead More →

When most people think of the future of collegiate esports, they think scholarships and varsity teams, the way traditional collegiate sports work. But Asia Pacific University in Malaysia wants to take it a step further. They want to give you a certificate in esports. Last month, APU and eSports Malaysia launched the APU eSports Academy, a university program that will allow students to get a certificate in League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or FIFA 17. The classes will have beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and will each be taught over the course of 12 weeks, with four hours of classes per week.Read More →

3:37 – GBM and his outdoorsy nature6:45 – On moving to another region and swapping roles9:23 – Going back to being a midlaner13:13 – What he learned from the coaching staff of each region18:22 – GBM on language and LCS players going to Korea as imports21:18 – What LCS player would be the best fit in the LCK?23:00 – What are the big lifestyle and training differences between regions?28:50 – The M stands for Masseuse31:28 – How do teams not in playoffs or relegations spend their time?32:51 – The future of Vitality and GBM, including his coaching aspirations42:11 – Does GBM regret leaving Korea?43:40 –Read More →