League of Legends

League of Legends: Runes Reforged

This preseason, in preparation for the next season (8), League of Legends has begun transitioning from their traditional runes and masteries, to a single “Rune Reforged” option. This transition impacts every player, from bronze to professional, as they must adapt their pre-game preparations to the new system.

Coming to terms with your skill level...Summoner's Journal

Coming to terms with your skill level...

I hate these Bronze teammates! I should be in Diamond! (Sound familiar?)

We all struggle with being told we're not as good as we think we are. Competitive video games are often harsh reminders of our own shortcomings. There always is someone better than us, regardless of how good we may be. Competition, whether video games, traditional sports, spelling bees, pie-eating, or cooking (love me some Iron Chef), brings out the best and/or worst in all of us.

The 2016 EGF Rival Series MVP is...

After 5 weeks, 8 teams, over 50 matches, and 2 weeks of voting, the first EGF mvp has been decided.

Congratulations to the winner of the EGF Rival Series MVP with 65% of the total votes:

 

Dennis “yell0w” Wu of Boston University.

 

Voting open for EGF College Rival Series MVP

This Fall, EGF launched the first season of the EGF Rival Series with 8 colleges from across the US. Ultimately, Stony Brook University out of NY took 1st place in Overwatch, Hearthstone and League of Legends followed by Boston University and University of Delaware in second place.

You can check out the highlights and full matches from the series on our YouTube.

Summoner's Journal

So let's start this entry by getting the unfortunate news out of the way right quick; after this article I shall be taking a short hiatus from writing, due to work related travel over the next two months. I will miss writing for EGF during this time, but look forward to coming back and starting anew in March (hopefully with two months worth of thoughts and ideas pent up, ready to be released by the proverbial “quill”).

Before I go, I wanted to share a thought that has crossed my mind often as of late;

League is Life.

Summoner's Journal: Balancing League and...play

Finding the time to play video games has become harder and harder with each passing year (growing older is the worst, but I still refuse to grow up). Like a high school’s art program, video games are the hobby which receives the quickest cuts when I find myself strapped for free time. It’s often easier to unwind by watching an episode of 30 minute TV show, than get invested into a game 30 minutes at a time.

Stony Brook wins big in the first EGF College Rival Series Championship

This fall, 8 universities faced off in intense competition across Hearthstone, Overwatch, and League of Legends, battling for glory and the first to become the EGF College Rival Champion. After 4 qualifiers, 4 teams met in the championship tournament this past weekend to find out who would reign supreme. You can check out the VODs from the entire tournament on our YouTube channel.

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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.

 

Delaware and Drexel trade victories in Week 3 of the EGF Rival Series

This week we saw the first Hearthstone match of the EGF Rival Series and University of Delaware and Drexel University made one hell of a showing.