Cal Overwatch continues defense of national title

From left to right: Kevin “SlurpeeThief” Royston, Alexander “PaiGwut” Dam,  Isaias “izzyyyb” Barrera, Gandira “Syeikh” Prahandika,  Daniel “Alined” Lee, and Andrew “Quantum” Huang.
Cal eSports (Overwatch)/Courtesy
From left to right: Kevin “SlurpeeThief” Royston, Alexander “PaiGwut” Dam, Isaias “izzyyyb” Barrera, Gandira “Syeikh” Prahandika, Daniel “Alined” Lee, and Andrew “Quantum” Huang.

Winning consecutive championships is one of the most difficult feats to pull off in any sport. There hasn’t been a repeat NFL Super Bowl champion since the New England Patriots did it 12 years ago in Super Bowls 38 and 39. There hasn’t been a repeat MLB World Series champion
Read More…

2017 World Championship Semifinals Stage at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China on 28 October 2017.

SKT, Samsung to face each other in Worlds finals rematch

The last time the same two NFL teams played each other in consecutive Super Bowls was when Troy Aikman’s Cowboys beat Jim Kelly’s Bills in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. For baseball, the Yankees and the Dodgers were the last two teams to face each other in consecutive World Series
Read More…

Courtesy to LoLeSports

4 teams move on to Worlds 2017 semifinals

The quarterfinals for the 2017 League of Legends World Championships concluded Sunday morning, after four exciting and suspenseful matches that, really, nobody saw coming. Here’s a recap of everything that happened. Longzhu Gaming vs. Samsung Galaxy Many favored Longzhu to win this matchup, given how strong it looked in Group
Read More…

newe

The Birth of the Overwatch League

An international league of competition — it’s something that hasn’t really been achieved in professional sports. Yes, we do have annual or quadrennial tournaments where we crown world champions, but they require national sports organizations to select their own representatives that compete in the Olympics and other international tourneys. Instead, I’m
Read More…

len

League of Legends Worlds 2017 Group Stage Week 2 Recap

North America (NA) doesn’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to international “League of Legends,” even though the game was and continues to be developed here in California. No NA team has ever won a major international tournament that included more than two different regions, and since
Read More…

37571857101_f5ab175246_z

League of Legends Worlds 2017 groups week 1 Recap

Week 1 of the Group Stage at the League of Legends 2017 World Championships wrapped up Sunday morning. There have been a total of 24 games played over four days, with each team having played three total games. Here are the top storylines of the tournament going into Week 2.
Read More…

newleagueoflegends

League of Legends Worlds 2017 group stage preview

After the Play-ins concluded, the League of Legends Season 7 World Championships have moved on to the main Group stage. In my opinion, this is the most exciting portion of the tournament. Similar to the first few days of March Madness or the group stage of the World Cup, we
Read More…

newleagueoflegends

League of Legends Worlds Play-ins/knockouts recap

Currently, in League of Legends, teams don’t represent cities or countries, but regions — groups of people based on proximity that play on the same set of servers together. For the Season 7 League of Legends World Championships, regions individually selected the teams that represent them on the international stage.
Read More…

newleagueoflegends

League of Legends World Championships move on to knockout round

In sports, we have this term, “Cinderella team.” It refers to a situation in which an underdog severely exceeds what anyone would reasonably expect of them. As these teams don’t come around often, we remember them by this prestigious title after they have made deep runs in the tournament. We
Read More…