We have come to the end of another fantastic year of esports. From mind-blowing plays to emotional storylines, 2017 was a year to remember, and we wanted to honor those players, teams, and storylines that made 2017 with our very first theScore esports Awards. We nominate, but at the end of the day it’s your votes that will determine our winners! Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license. Source: The Score LoLRead More →

Dota 2's history is one of greatness, but it’s also one that’s not exempt from the absurd, the embarrassing and the controversial. From game-ruining bugs to the biggest of professional scandals, let’s look back at the most hilarious balancing blunders, the most shocking news and the lowest points of Dota 2’s storied past. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license. Source: The Score Dota 2Read More →

Podcast video topics and time stamps: 4:50 – The Golden State Warriors’ NA LCS application8:59 – What do the Golden State Warriors bring to esports?16:37 – Why go with an all-NA roster?26:28 – A lot of traditional sports orgs have failed in esports, should we be more skeptical of sports orgs entering esports?31:46 – All about “add carries”41:59 – How do you make people into Golden Guardians fans?45:48 – Charisma in the NA LCS1:01:46 – Do the Golden Guardians plan on espanding into other esports?1:06:18 – What does the best case scenario look like for the Golden Guardians in 2018, beyond winning. The Golden StateRead More →

Former Echo Fox mid laner Henrik “Froggen” Hansen will be taking a “short break” heading into the 2018 Spring Split, the player announced in a YouTube video posted Wednesday. “With the most recent roster shuffles and changes, I’ve decided that I wanted to compete under the right circumstances and with the right team,” Froggen said. “With absolutely no intention to retire, I’m announcing that I’m taking short break from pro play to re-evaluate where I would like to be in the future. Capturing a championship is still on my mind, and I’m determined to come back better and stronger.” Froggen has played for Echo FoxRead More →

The year is coming to an end, but don't let it close out without taking a look back at some of the most hilarious screw-ups, awkward moments and goofy accidents that happened in esports this year. Luckily, theScore esports has collected them all into one handy video. From failed handshakes, to broadcast fails and even gameplay fails, it’s all here. All you have to do now is sit back, click play, and let the failure wash over you. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain contentRead More →

2017 has been one of the craziest years in esports history. Just this year, we’ve seen more than a dozen non-endemic investors buy into the scene, the announcement and creation of a franchised NA LCS and a total shift in the Dota 2 pro system. But 2017 was a transitional year. It was a year where we moved further away from esports' grassroots origins and further into a professionalized model designed to attract outside money and viewers into the scene. It was also a year rocked by scandals, deals gone wrong, and an entire league being left out to dry. Here is the story ofRead More →

It’s been an amazing 2017 for League of Legends, with great plays and even greater stories. With that in mind, we’re taking a look back at some of the best. We’ve put together a list of 10 of the best players storylines this year. These players may not have all had the best results in 2017, but they all had the best stories. 10. Mike Yeung Kicking off our list is the rookie superstar MikeYeung, who helped North America to win their Rift Rivals showdown against EU and placed 10th with Phoenix1 in the summer split. MikeYeung exploded onto the NA scene this summer, withRead More →

Podcast video topics and time stamps: 3:16 – Echo Fox's 2018 NA LCS application14:53 – What did Echo Fox learn about player development from the last two years (and Tokdio's underwear)23:23 – What is the future of Echo Fox CS:GO?25:22 – What has Echo Fox's fighting game division taught the org?32:40 – What does Echo Fox want this season, besides winning?35:04 – Are Echo Fox's LoL players looking for redemption?46:04 – How did the Delta Fox streamer team work out?51:17 – How was the Scouting Grounds process for Echo Fox? Echo Fox has had a difficult time in the NA LCS. After purchasing a spotRead More →

Evil Geniuses have dropped long-time player Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora, and signed Rasmus "MiSeRy" Filipsen in his place. Additionally, EG have let go of their coach Avery "SVG" Silverman and are replacing him with Sam “BuLba” Sosale, who last played for Digital Chaos. MiSeRy will be taking over captain duties from Clinton "Fear" Loomis and sharing the support role with Andreas “Cr1t-” Nielsen. As a result, Fear will move to the mid lane while Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan will move to offlane. “This is a hard day. Universe has been a cornerstone of our Dota 2 roster for many years, and the decision to reconfigure the rosterRead More →

What are the qualities that make a good leader? Perseverance. Dedication. Intelligence. The will to be nothing less than the best. Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi has all of these qualities and then some. He dreamed of being the best, of hoisting the Aegis of Champions at The International. Not for money, not for glory, but for the thrill of competition and to satisfy his desire to lead a team to the top and win it all. But there always seemed to be something missing, something not quite right: the timing, his confidence, his team. He always had it in him, the potential to be aRead More →