Interview video time stamps and topics: 4:42: Taking Reynad to the Playboy Mansion8:07: The ins-and-outs of working at Tempo Storm9:32: LCS franchising12:36: On what it’ll take for Tempo Storm to get a league spot24:39: Echo Fox/Delta Fox scrimming controversy35:47: Tempo Storm and the FGC40:05: Being a support sub on Tempo Storm’s Overwatch team46:53: Tempo Storm and the Overwatch League Tempo Storm might be best known as the heart of Hearthstone, but the organization has teams in several esports including: Overwatch, Vainglory, Super Smash Bros. and a LoL team in the NA Challenger Series. Robert Del Papa, Tempo Storm's general manager stopped by theScore esports' podcastRead More →

Vodafone Germany has become the head sponsor and telecommunications partner for mousesports, according to a press release from the organization's advertising agency Jung von Matt/sports. “In Vodafone, we have found a strong and attractive brand that shares our passion and wants to shape the growth of mousesports and esports together,” CEO of mousesports Cengiz Tüylü said in the press release. “Connectivity is the lifeblood of esports and we are glad to not only have gained the best, but also the internationally most renowned partner.” Content and activation will be planned around the sponsorship, while the Vodafone brand will be displayed on the front of mouz'sRead More →

With the NA LCS about to return, it’s time to make predictions about how the teams will stack up when they return to the Rift on June 2. The teams were ranked based on our expectations for their placement at the end of the split. For each team's key player, we chose the player whose performance, in our opinion, has the greatest realistic potential to swing their team's performance for better or worse. 10. Echo Fox Key Player: Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham, Jungle We’ve seen what Akaadian can do, and Echo Fox will want to see more of that if they want to move up theRead More →

Skins of the Week is a recurring series that highlights the best skins and skin concepts for heroes, champions and characters across a variety of games. The 2017 summer split is set to begin this week in EU, NA and Korea. To honor the return of the regular season, we’re highlighting skin concepts that evoke the best of their countries. Whether it’s the dominance of Korea or the continued existence of North America, these concepts are worth celebrating. Linebacker Sion By Bo Li Which team would Linebacker Sion play for if he was an actual football player in the NFL? Well, he is an undeadRead More →

League of Lessons chronicles the trials and tribulations of a League of Legends player returning to the game after more than seven years. Last week, I left behind the subservient support role to strike out on my own in the top lane. That's right, I'm a strong, independent top laner that doesn't need an AD carry. If you missed my open (breakup) letter to my ADC, it might make sense to review it before continuing here. That’s because this week… won’t look too good on paper. I’m learning top, playing champions I’ve never played, and the result is pretty bad. But there’s good news too!Read More →

Tips and Tricks for Pubs is a weekly series focusing on the best strategies for succeeding in pubs. As one of the two support roles in Dota 2, the farming support, also known as Position 4, requires some resources in order to be truly effective. Compared to the Position 5 support, the Position 4 is less focused on buying simple support items such as wards and more on securing enough farm to buy a few key items that benefit the entire team. Urn of Shadows, Force Staff and Glimmer Cape are all commonly bought on Position 4. As the name implies, farming supports do requireRead More →

League of Legends returns this week as the Summer Split kicks off in the NA LCS, EU LCS and LCK. There’s going to be a ton of action, but we’ve narrowed down the games to the few must-watch matches of the week. Samsung Galaxy vs. SK Telecom T1 Where: OGN When: 7 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 31 Why: It’s SK Telecom The Mid-Season Invitational champs will return to the LCK on Wednesday, where they will face Samsung Galaxy in their first match of the split. SKT’s dominant performance at MSI would seem to suggest that they remain as strong as ever, but SSG will haveRead More →

Splyce’s jungler, Jonas “Trashy” Andersen is the next player to take on the You Laugh, You Lose challenge with theScore esports. Here’s how it works: our guest is going to go through a list of funny videos. If they laugh, they lose and will have to answer a difficult question. If the guest is able to keep a straight face, they will get to answer an easy question. RELATED: You Laugh, You Lose with FlyQuest's Hai With special appearances from some of his teammates, Trashy discusses whether he’d ever make a return to NA, who was the worst teammate he’s ever had and what hisRead More →

Around the Web is a new series in which we take you through the events of the week that got the Twitter-sphere buzzing, and break down only the hottest of takes. We all do it — constantly refreshing our Twitter feeds, trying to keep up with the inner workings of the online world, scrolling for that hot take or that juicy trash talk. But let’s be real: you don’t have time to read everything. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Every week we’ll be breaking down what you missed on social media this week, from the pop-offs to the pop culture. It’s been a busyRead More →

The history of DotA’s development is confusing and mostly hidden away in private chats, but thanks to testimonies given in a court case, some of DotA’s secret history may finally be coming to light. Valve and Blizzard are currently suing uCool inc. and Lilith Games, two game developers that have released mobile games that Valve and Blizzard allege plagiarize elements of Dota, Warcraft III and World of Warcraft. In response, the defendants’ lawyers argued that Valve doesn’t necessarily own the copyright to DotA, and in order to answer that question, both parties needed testimony from DotA’s forefathers. theScore esports has read through depositions from severalRead More →