eSports

Popping Off: The FGC Review #2 - Why Embracing "esports" is the FGC's Next Step Forward

Hot on the heels of DreamHack 2017 in Austin, a lot of interesting stories have built up around the fighting game community. Notably, America’s dominance in Street Fighter V (with half of DreamHack’s Top 8 representing the USA, including Panda Gaming’s Punk, winner of both DreamHack and NorCal Regional tournaments); top tier characters being strangely absent in later rounds of the tourney; and Melee’s tournament champ Hungrybox pulling off a heel turn and taking the tournament via timer scam.

Let's Break it Down: Nintendo Switch Launch and early releases

I want to share my initial impressions of the Nintendo Switch games that have been announced so far, as well as some of other accessories for the switch. These impressions are based on information that’s been released or leaked as of the 2nd week of January 2017.

Accessories

The JoyCons

Let's Break it Down- Overwatch Season 3 Wishlist

This article is essentially going to be a glorified Wishlist of what I want to see come to Overwatch during competitive Season 3. I don’t have any reason (yet) to believe that any of these will or won’t happen, but rather this is completely speculation and wishful thinking.

1 - New Hero Tease

Let's Break it Down - Booing in esports

A note about this article: the opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of EGF or its staff.

Preview: EGF Lone Star Series celebrates Texas Collegiate Esports

The EGF Lone Star Series brings together some of the top collegiate esports teams in Texas including:

UT Austin, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Texas State, University of North Texas, UT Permian Basin, and UT San Antonio.

 

This tournament runs Friday(11/18) between 5:00PM-10:15PM CST and Saturday (11/19) between 10:30 AM-9:45 PM CST.

 

EGF Rival Series week in review - UMass vs Columbia University

With all of the hype around the first week of match’s UMass and Columbia didn’t disappoint. In a great series of matches across Overwatch and League of Legends, UMass would ultimately find victory over Columbia in Overwatch and League of Legends while Columbia would advance in Hearthstone. Check out our detailed breakdown of the matches and be sure to check out our YouTube for highlights and full VODs of each match.

 

Let's Break Down Blizzcon 2016

Breaking down TwitchCon 2016

This year I was fortunate enough to be able to attend TwitchCon. I have been an avid fan of Twitch for many years as both a viewer and streamer. 2015 was the first ever TwitchCon and though I wanted to go last year, I wasn’t able to make the trip across the country. This year, I was very excited and got my tickets the second they went up. After having gone, I am definitely glad I made the trip.

Let's Break it Down #11 Overwatch Competitive Season 2 Tips

Back when Overwatch’s season 1 competitive mode was just being released, I wrote an article about a few tips to help you ladder up. Well, a lot has changed since then. The game itself has changed with some balances and rules changes, but so has my opinion and philosophy of the game.

The Lost Worlds: Strife

The MOBA (Multi-user online battle arena) genre has attracted great attention in the recent years. Games like Smite, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, and Dota 2 all follow in the footsteps of the original Warcraft 3 mod, DotA. The genre has garnered hundreds of millions of dollars and has brought esports attention to the public eye. However, those are the success stories. For each success, there’s a handful of failures, games that faltered or just didn’t quite make the cut. That’s what I’m here for, so welcome to the Lost Worlds.