New League of Legends Trailer Teases New Champion: Braum

New League of Legends Trailer Teases New Champion: Braum

On Thursday evening, Riot Games’ YouTube channel released a video titled “Trials of the Poro”, an adorable animation which proved to be a hidden announcement for a never-before-seen new champion, Braum. A post on the official league of legends website released the video with the tag “Braum” and under the Champion Preview category, leading many to the conclusion that this will be the name of the axe-wielding man seen at […]

China opens first League of Legends college

China opens first League of Legends college

The first League of Legends university has been unveiled in the Songjiang University District of Shanghai, China. This may seem a little silly or shocking to Westerners, but it was a logical next step for the Far East. League of Legends is THE sport in China and other Asian countries. A professional gamer in China is comparable to a professional football player in America. Professional League of Legends leagues are […]

Dreamhack Bucharest will be host to some of the best eSports players in the world

Dreamhack Bucharest will be host to some of the best eSports players in the world

ESports are evolving into a global phenomenon that seems to have no bounds. Most competitive game festivals and events take place in Asia and the United States, but Europe has been developing an impressive eSports world of its own. DreamHack Bucharest makes no exception, and despite being a relatively new annual event, it’s becoming increasingly popular. Last year’s DreamHack Bucharest proved to be successful, and helped propel the event to […]

League of Legends gets upgrade to bots

League of Legends gets upgrade to bots

Riot’s League of Legends is one of the biggest games in the eSports scene, with incredibly competitive gameplay rivaled only by games such as Starcraft 2, Dota 2 or CS: Go. That doesn’t mean that League of Legends can’t be enjoyed by less-skilled players or casual gamers who just want to unwind. This was the mentality that created the AI controlled opponents in League of Legends. Unfortunately, the Coop vs […]

Will Ultra Rapid Fire be coming back to League of Legends?

Will Ultra Rapid Fire be coming back to League of Legends?

Sadly, this week has started off with a sad goodbye, as the extremely popular April Fool’s mode for League of Legends, Ultra Rapid Fire, has been taken offline. Initially aimed to be featured for a few days, the mode has been online for an extended period of time, due to positive community feedback and a hefty dose of petitions, begging and a considerable amount of forum pleas. Despite the community’s […]

League of Legends URF mode extended

League of Legends URF mode extended

The principle of economics dictates that demand sets supply. And demand for League of Legends’ URF (Ultra Rapid Fire) mode has been high indeed. So high in fact that Riot has decided to extend the period URF will be available for League of Legends fans until the 13th of April. It was supposed to initially go down this week, and originally, URF was meant as a League of Legends April […]

Dead Island: Epidemic Closed Beta Preview (with pictures)

Dead Island: Epidemic Closed Beta Preview (with pictures)

I approached the “Dead Island: Epidemic” closed beta with some apprehension. What the hell is this thing? How could they do this to “Dead Island”? Wait, THIS IS A MOBA?! WHY?! I did my due diligence and gave it an hour of my time. Then another hour. Then another. After that, things got a little hazy and I woke up in a sea of screenshots, crafting supplies and comically fantastic […]

The Rise of eSports…. Or Why You Should Be A Gamer.

The Rise of eSports…. Or Why You Should Be A Gamer.

For any gamers out there who are ashamed to be watching eSports instead of real sports, you may not have to feel so bad anymore! According to a report done by Super Data, over 71 million people watched eSports last year. That’s double the amount in 2012! Not only that, but as more people watch eSports, the prize money increases. Over the last four years, it is reported that the […]

League of Legends – Keeping Ultra Rapid Fire mode

League of Legends – Keeping Ultra Rapid Fire mode

Riot’s April Fools’ joke wasn’t quite the prank everyone expected it to be. In fact, Riot launched Ultra Rapid Fire mode to League of Legends as an event for the mischievous day, but the result was rather unpredictable. The LoL community simply fell in love with the mode. Ultra Rapid Fire essentially makes Summoner’s Rift a lot more dynamic by boosting attack speed, eliminating mana costs and significantly reducing cooldowns […]

Dreamhack Bucharest 2014 brings together the biggest names in eSports

Dreamhack Bucharest 2014 brings together the biggest names in eSports

If you’re into eSports in general, you’re probably no stranger to Dreamhack, a circuit series that travels the globe and brings together some of the best gamers out there in various tournaments with impressive prize-pools. The first of many to come this year, Dreamhack Bucharest 2014 will be starting at the end of this month, and will be held, as the name suggest, in Bucharest, between the 26th and 27th […]