Monthly Archive: January 2019

2019 Overwatch League All-Access Pass on Twitch

By Blizzard Entertainment The best way to experience the 2019 Overwatch League season is with the Overwatch League All-Access Pass on Twitch. This year, All-Access members can customize their match-viewing experience with a slew of viewing options, represent their favorite players with gear and skins, and engage more directly with Overwatch League players and the fan community—all for just US...

Capcom Pro Tour 2019 Full Schedule and Details

Capcom Pro Tour Hello World Warriors. As we confirmed at Capcom Cup in December, Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) is coming back for a brand new season. We’re gearing up for another exciting season featuring Street Fighter veterans and up-and-coming new players as they battle to become the world champion. To help get CPT competitors and community ready for the 2019...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Seoul Dynasty

By Blizzard Entertainment Seoul Dynasty Joined Overwatch League: July 2017 Division: Pacific 2018 Recap The Dynasty started the inaugural Overwatch League season with plenty of experts picking them to win the league championship based on the strength of the team’s roster. Seoul got off to a good start in Stage 1, putting together a 7-3 record, but the team failed...

WCS Winter Round of 32: A Viewer’s Guide

Blizzard Entertainment After six qualification events and ladder races in the Americas and Europe, the top 32 players in each region have emerged for the StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS) Winter event. These players will be fighting for their share of a USD $60,000 prize pool per region—for more information about WCS Winter, check out the program announcement and...

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft celebrates Lunar New Year

Happy Year of the Pig! For the first time globally, the Hearthstone Tavern is celebrating Lunar New Year! Over the next few weeks the Tavern will play host to a giveaway, celebratory emotes, a limited-time bundle, and special quests with even more special rewards. Week One The celebration kicks off today with the Lunar New Year Bundle, which contains 10...

Arctic Invitational, Finland’s eSports tournment hosting Elisa 5G League finals

Organized by Elisa Viihde and Starsquad Events, Finland’s first eSports mega tournament to bring together the world’s leading teams and host Elisa 5G League finals. Hatch’s partner Elisa Viihde is teaming up with Starsquad Events to host the Arctic Invitational, Finland’s first eSports mega tournament, at Hartwall Arena on Sept. 14, 2019. The highlight of the Finnish eSports calendar, Arctic...

Rainbow Six Invitational 2019 Survival Guide

The third annual Six Invitational returns February 11th, 2019! Our largest and most prestigious event of the year, the Six Invitational will feature the highest level of competitive Rainbow Six gameplay, as the top sixteen teams in the world battle it out for the title of World Champion and the biggest prize pool in Siege’s history.  In addition to the...

Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Seven 7

Ian Nowakowski – Rocket League eSports Season 7 of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS)! Over $1,000,000 in prizing up for grabs, but the landscape of the RLCS is changing as we continue to bring more competitive Rocket League to players around the globe. Following our full Cross-Platform Play announcement, we’re excited to share that players can compete on any platform...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: San Francisco Shock

By Blizzard Entertainment San Francisco Shock Joined Overwatch League: July 2017 Division: Pacific 2018 Recap The Shock fielded one the youngest rosters in the Overwatch League in 2018, with several of their best players only becoming age-eligible in the middle of the season. As a result, the Shock finished the first half of the season with identical 3-7 records in...

Origin PC Laptops packing NVIDIA’s latest graphics cards available

ORIGIN PC has announced that gaming and workstation laptops powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards are now available to order. Designed for gamers or professionals that need portable high-end graphics and processing, these new laptops can run games or applications using RTX graphics. With the introduction of the EVO16-S gaming laptop, enjoy a 16.1” narrow bezel 1080p 144Hz display...

GINX Esports TV in Russia

  Media Alliance and GINX Esports TV came to an agreement about partnership. Media Alliance will be responsible for GINX channel local feed production, marketing and distribution. GINX will provide round-the-clock HD coverage of major events from the world of esports. 2018 saw the global esports economy grow to an impressive $905.6 million figure, with the global esports audience reaching...

HCT Winter Championship

Blizzard Entertainment Over the last several weeks the best Hearthstone players from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and China have emerged from regional playoffs to claim their spots at the HCT Winter Championship. The four qualified players from each region will duke it out to decide who will take home the title of HCT Winter Champion, the lion’s share of a...

Overwatch League 2019 Team Preview: Los Angeles Valiant

By Blizzard Entertainment LOS ANGELES VALIANT Joined Overwatch League: August 2017 Division: Pacific 2018 RECAP Stocked with an experienced roster, the Valiant got off to a good start behind a 7-3 Stage 1 record and just narrowly missed making the Stage Playoffs. The Valiant then tumbled down the standings during Stage 2 with a 4-6 mark and, recognizing the need...

League of Legends, MSI 2019 Heads to Vietnam & Taiwan

By Riot Eroica – League of Legends eSports We are incredibly excited to announce that the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational is heading to Asia. 2019 marks the first major global event ever to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and the first Mid-Season Invitational to take place in Taiwan. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi will host the...

First AVGL Spring 2019 Tournaments

By  AVGL This season, the AVGL will be hosting multiple tournaments for each title instead of a single league. The first weekend will feature CS:GO, Rocket League, and Dota 2. Visit the page for each game for information and rules: CS:GO Rocket League Dota 2 In the coming weeks we will be announcing tournaments for the following additional games: Call...