Traditional sports culture is often dominated by discussions of dynasties. Think: the Los Angeles Lakers, the New York Yankees, the New England Patriots. But esports have dynasties of our own. This week on Versus, we took one dynasty from each of the “big three” esports and put them against each other to see if we could come up with the ultimate esports dynasty. For those that need a refresher, a dynasty is a team that has dominated their esport for a extended period of time and helped define an era. Being a dynasty is so much more than just having a hot streak for aRead More →

Podcast video topics and timestamps: 2:52 Why the NA LCS finals are being held in a smaller venue this split13:00 How does Riot feel about the new teams in the NA LCS so far23:56 What has had to change to turn the NA LCS into a revenue-generator?30:45 What lessons are you passing on to the EU team for franchising?39:02 Is expansion on the horizon for the NA LCS?42:40 Why Riot is looking into geolocation52:47 What is going on with the players' association?1:00:00 Does Riot see any competition from the Overwatch League? Riot Games’ head of esports for North America, Chris “Chopper” Hopper, helped implement theRead More →

Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng will start in the bot lane for Team Liquid on Sunday in their NA LCS Spring Split finals match against 100 Thieves. Liquid’s owner, Steve Arhancet confirmed the news on Twitter. After talking with Peter, he’s determined to play in Miami – we support him. — Steve Arhancet (@LiQuiD112) April 4, 2018 There have been questions surrounding Doublelift's availability all week following the news that his brother had allegedly killed his mother and injured his father this past weekend. Yihong Peng was subsequently arrested and booked on charges of murder. Peng appeared in court Tuesday, where he had his bail increased fromRead More →

Team Liquid AD carry Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng's brother Yihong Peng, 30, was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Saturday after he allegedly killed his mother and stabbed his father. According to a statement released by the OCSD, neighbors called in regarding a man on the street with a knife. When deputies arrived, they found two victims, both with stab wounds. Peng was later apprehended, and a knife was recovered at the scene. Police say Peng has been booked under charges of murder. Peng's mother, Wei Ping Shen was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second victim, a male in his fifties, wasRead More →

You probably know Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp as the streamer who, earlier this year, broke the record for the largest individual stream on Twitch while cosplaying as his favorite champion, Draven. But before Tyler1's triumphant return to the game, his toxic behavior divided the community and ran rampant through solo queue, leading to his ban. From his controversial appearance on the scene to his new, "reformed" career, let's take a look at Tyler1's journey so far. 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.Read More →

Podcast topics and timestamps 4:20 The economics of streaming for a living6:11 Why many pros would not necessarily succeed at streaming14:45 The Fornite bubble24:00 Can you actually make a living streaming if you're not Sneaky or qtpie?31:10 Champions that need reworks, looking at you Volibear34:10 NA LCS playoff picks, and is TSM’s bottom lane good?45:00 scarra’s final words and shoutout to the fans William “scarra” Li is a League of Legends streamer, content creator and ex-pro who’s been on the Rift in one way or another for the better part of a decade. Once a member of the storied Team Dignitas roster that included MichaelRead More →

In 2019 revenue sharing, franchising licenses and a minimum player salary increase are coming to the European League Championship Series, Riot Games announced on Wednesday. The Future of the #EULCS:https://t.co/yJUUjTOxD4 pic.twitter.com/VspdOdi9Of — lolesports (@lolesports) March 28, 2018 EU's franchising model looks very similar to North America's. Teams will go through an application process, and successful applicants will purchase a spot in the league. With their spot they will enter a revenue sharing agreement with the league. In this agreement, players will receive 35 percent of revenue to cover their salaries. The teams and Riot Games will get 32.5 percent each. The base player salary willRead More →

Faker is without a doubt the greatest League of Legends player of all time. He is a god. He is superhuman. He is the unkillable Demon King. But even the best of us make mistakes, and last week we saw Faker make an epic fail, proving that he is human after all. But let’s be real guys, this does not happen very often, so we took the opportunity to put together the best fails and funny moments from Faker. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2018 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. CertainRead More →

Esports competition is grueling and can wear down even the best pro players. But fans don’t just want to watch players compete, they want to care about them too. And nowhere was the balance between high-level competitor and internet personality better realized than in a young kid from Chicago. His name is Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag and he is one of esports’ biggest stars. 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 LoLRead More →

We’ve all been there. You get solo-killed on top lane. Lag gets you rekt. You lose your Euls at 34 minutes. And you rage. It happens. Who doesn't feel the urge to smash a three-hundred dollar mouse from time to time? This week on Versus we’re comparing the very best rage moments from the pros of Dota 2, CS:GO and League of Legends. Keep in mind we're only looking at pros and ex-pros here, so no Tyler1 antics. 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 contentRead More →