Sources: Ninjas in Pyjamas secure EU LCS spot
Storied esports organization Ninjas in Pyjamas is officially making a return to the European League Championship Series.
SC Featured: Player 1 from fiction to reality.
SC Featured chronicles Super Formula driver Jann Mardenborough's journey from Gran Turismo video gamer to professional race car driver.
SKT defends MSI title against G2
SKT came into MSI as the clear favorite and it exits MSI as the clear favorite. Did anyone ever doubt the dynasty?
kkOma -- a reflection on SK Telecom's legendary, unbeatable brain
Faker pulls a lot of attention on SK Telecom, but without kkOma, would SKT be the same? Probably not.
LoL: SKT true to form in MSI semis sweep
While there was almost no doubt that LCK representatives SK Telecom T1 would advance to the finals of the Mid-Season Invitational, the world watched in awe as SKT obliterated the Flash Wolves with a 3-0 sweep in Rio de Janeiro.
Huni decides if EU or NA teams are better.
SKT T1's Heo "Huni" Seung Hoon discusses the differences between EU and NA teams and why they aren't as good as Korean teams.
Mithy on how G2 can get better.
Alfonso "Mithy" Aguirre Rodriguez explains why early game planning is one of the keys to winning.
Mithy on why Korea dominates Europe and North America.
Mithy explains why Korean teams have a competitive advantage that Europe and North America are starting to copy.
Mithy on who will win the European LCS.
Alfonso "Mithy" Aguirre Rodriguez discusses bringing back strategies to Europe as a major component.
A conversation about the new Dota 2 patch -- 7.06
The newest Dota 2 patch could speed up games and reward more aggressive teams. Victoria Rose and Timothy Lee debate the affects on pro teams and competitions in patch 7.06.
SKT T1 sweeps Flash Wolves at MSI.
No upset this time as SKT T1 dominates Flash Wolves 3-0.
CaptainZack makes his own way in Smash 4
He's only 15 years old, but the New Orleans native they call CaptainZack is climbing the ranks in the Smash 4 scene.
Greninja specialists unite at 2GGC Saga
Greninja mains in Smash 4 are few and far between, but they'll finally get the chance to shine at this weekend's 2GGC Saga.
Lightning in a bottle: SKT vs. Flash Wolves
The gods and godslayers meet up Friday in the semifinal match of the Mid-Season Invitational. Can Flash Wolves give SKT a run for its money?
Is Melee heating up? Reflections at the start of the Summer of Smash
The first part of the Super Smash Bros Melee season is behind us. As the iconic game continues it's "platinum age," it's time to look at the Summer of Smash.
KT Rolster has added support Lee "Chandong" Chan-dong as a trainee/substitute behind veteran starter Cho "Mata" Se-hyeong. Chandong is currently 26 on the Korean Challenger ladder and has never played professionally. Photo source: KT Rolster
Tempo Storm adds SELFIE in mid, LS as coach
North American Challenger Series team Tempo Storm has signed former FC Schalke 04 mid laner Marcin "SELFIE" Wolski and SPOTV broadcaster Nick "LS" De Cesare as head coach, the team said Tuesday.
How to train for Call of Duty.
ESPN Deportes' Alba Galindo visits OpTic Gaming house in Chicago, and observes the rigorous preparation for an esports tournament.
MVP's Max: 'Even SKT aren't gods'
Since his debut, Max has mentioned Mata and MadLife at every opportunity, idolizing their status. Today, he's in contention to join them in the upper echelon of supports in the LCK.
Playing FIFA has real-world stakes
FIFA Ultimate Team tournaments have one goal in mind: to make you believe you can be a video game champion.
Opinion: It's OK to expect more from North America
When TSM went to Worlds in 2016, it wasn't aiming to be the second best team. Here's why it's OK to hold North America's biggest dynasty to higher expectations.
LoL: NA loses Worlds Pool 1 seed at MSI
It wasn't supposed to be this way. With Team SoloMid's disappointing performance at the Mid-Season Invitational, North America has lost its Pool 1 seeding at Worlds in October.
LoL: SKT back to winning at TSM's expense
After dropping its first League of Legends game at the Mid Season Invitational, team SK Telecom T1 rebounded against North America's Team SoloMid Saturday, but TSM still has a chance to advance.
Dardoch on CLG is a bet worth taking
For talented jungler Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett, Counter Logic Gaming seems like a better, more stable fit. CLG will survive if it doesn't work out -- but could thrive if it does.
Picking Coach of the Split an impossible task
In a league where the role of League of Legends coach is still in development, how can anyone outside of an organization make an informed choice for Coach of the Split?
Team Envyus grabs Nisqy and Pirean for mid lane
Team Envyus will replace the departed Ninja with not one, but two new mid laners.
Madden: Skimbo has no problem winning finals
Skimbo's otherworldly resilience in the Madden Championship grand finals proved he's the player to beat.
Madden: SpotMePlzz and Skimbo clutch at MCSF
Upsets took center stage at the Madden Championship Series Finale. Catch up on all the Day 2 action here.
Sources: AD carry Freeze to join FlyQuest
Czech AD carry Ales "Freeze" Knezinek has finalized an agreement to transfer from Tempo Storm and join NA LCS team FlyQuest, sources close to the player and team told ESPN.
Madden continues to cultivate a community over a year into esports initiative
Once the Madden Championship concludes, EA will have paid out $1 million to participants over the last five months. EA is putting its money where its mouth is for its esports.
For Skimbo, Madden fuels his competitive fire
After an injury sidelined his hopes in real-life baseball, Michael "Skimbo" Skimbo traded the pitcher's mound for a controller and became one of the best Madden players around.
Ranking the Madden cover seasons
You see "Madden cover" and think "curse." Look no further than Gronk last year. But several players who have graced the cover, like Richard Sherman, had superb seasons. We rank them all.
Blizzard releases statement on Overwatch League reports
Blizzard Entertainment released a statement Thursday responding to reports surrounding its upcoming Overwatch League and seeking to clarify rumors that the company is ignoring endemic franchises.
Sources: Teams hesitant to buy into Overwatch League
Activision Blizzard is struggling to sign franchises to its yet-to-launch Overwatch League because the asking price is too high, multiple sources close to team ownership told ESPN.
No shortage of Smash talent of Royal Flush
The deck is stacked at Royal Flush this weekend. We look at the big names heading into the Smash Bros. tournament.
Chiefs turn heads after strong showing at IEM Sydney
Australia's esports scene is developing quickly, and local team Chiefs are emerging as a new force following a strong showing at IEM Sydney.
NA EPL: Regular season ends with SK in control
In a largely throwaway week, SK and Team Liquid ended up on top of the NA EPL regular season.
Sources: Xmithie to join Immortals
The longtime jungler for the mainstay NA LCS team Counter Logic Gaming is reportedly set to join Immortals.
Stunt to join Immortals as sub, sources say
Immortals is reportedly making more moves, this time picking up support William "Stunt" Chen as a sub.
ROX Tigers Shy: 'You're not supposed to be okay with being a substitute. It has to be unacceptable.'
Shy has had plenty of ups and downs since coming into the League of Legends scene in 2012, but the veteran continues to find his competitive fire to keep moving forward.
Mid-Season Invitational positional power rankings
It's no secret that South Korea runs the show at international events. But one support might just give SK Telecom T1 a run for its money this year.
Taiwan's Flash Wolves have punched their tickets to Rio de Janeiro for the Mid-Season Invitational Main Event after taking down Turkey's SuperMassive Esports in a clean sweep during Round 2 of the Play-In Stage.
TSM escapes major upset at MSI
Vietnam's GIGABYTE Marines took North America's Team SoloMid to five games at the Mid Season Invitational on Wednesday, but the NA LCS champs completed a reverse sweep to move on to Rio.
Brain and brawn: The current state CS:GO's meta
As Counter-Strike's metagame continues to evolve, teams are now forced to adapt from a "brain or brawn" strat to a "brain and brawn strat."
The Golden State Warriors have posted a job listing for an esports manager to "support its NBA 2K esports team." Other duties include the execution of esports strategies and represent the esports team internally and externally. The posting comes after the announcement of 17 teams to join the inaugural outing of the NBA 2K League, which includes the Warriors, Celtics, Cavaliers, Bucks, and more.
Turner Sports and WME|IMG's ELeague will host a $250,000 winner-take-all exhibition rematch between ELeague Major finalists Astralis and Virtus.Pro on June 16 in Atlanta, Georgia, the two parties announced Tuesday. "We lost to Astralis durring the Major in Atlanta," Virtus.Pro captain Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas told ESPN. "We came back at them at the next event in Las Vegas. The next half of the year will be very busy, both of our teams will be looking to get the confidence high and flying. I love the games against Astralis... it's always hard and spicy, I'm looking forward to this amazing feast. The Plow will strike back!"
It's time to get rid of the LoL spring split
With League of Legends franchising on the horizon, the lesser spring season becomes more insignificant and there are better opportunities to use that time for more international contests.
CS:GO -- SK Gaming wins IEM Sydney
Despite the shaky start to the year, it seems safe to say that SK Gaming is officially back and ready to play.
IEM Sydney shows Australia's appetite for esports
The biggest esports event to ever hit Australia took place in Sydney over the weekend and while the local entrants came up short, the local fans gave organisers exactly what they were after.
We may be seeing most competitive era of CS to date
IEM Sydney will go down as one of the most memorable events of the year, the biggest tournament in Australia delivering an exciting and enthralling series of matches. Nason Pybus reports.
NetherRealm, DC, Warner Bros. Games and PlayStation will run four separate tour series for the soon-to-be-released fighting game Injustice 2, the four parties announced on Monday. The main event will be the Injustice 2 Pro Series, which will debut at fighting game community event Combo Breaker on May 26-28 in St. Charles, Illinois. The other events will be the GameStop Hometown Heroes, Injustice 2 Path to Pro and Injustice 2 Liga Latina. The four events will feed into the Injustice 2 Championship Series, which will occur in October.
CSGO: G2, Misfits advance at DH:T
There are no surprises during Day 2 of DreamHack Tours, as Misfits and G2 Esports qualified for the next stage of the tournament.
SFV: Fuudo dominates, Wolfkrone survives
In what many considered the toughest group at the ELeague Street Fighter V Invitational, Keita "Fuudo" Ai showed why he's a contender to win the tournament.
NBA announces 17 teams will participate in NBA 2K League
The NBA announced Thursday 17 of its 30 teams will participate in the upcoming NBA 2K League, a joint project between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software. The 2K League launches next year.
NA RLCS: Playoff predictions
Ian Faletti and Callum "Mega Shogun" Keir discuss preview this weekend's North American Rocket League Championship Series Season 3 playoffs.
EU RLCS: Playoff predictions
It's time of year again. Ian and Shogun break down the two matchups at the RLCS Season 3 playoffs.
CSGO: The chase for Astralis is on in EU ECS
The third week of the EU ECS Season 3 featured lower-half European teams in the standings such as Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Virtus.pro and Team Dignitas looking to chase league-leader Astralis.
Immortals has parted ways with League of Legends strategic coach David "Hermes" Tu. The team will announce more of its summer season plans as it approaches. The North American LCS summer split begins June 2 from the LCS Arena in Los Angeles.
Street Fighter II's place in video game history
Street Fighter II was released in 1991 and helped revolutionize competitive video gaming.
Los Angeles Rams guard Rodger Saffold-co-owned esports team Rise Nation has signed Street Fighter V player Saul "MenaRD" Leonardo Mena Segundo. MenaRD is currently ranked 20th on the Capcom Pro Tour ladder and first in his home of the Dominican Republic. He will be Rise Nation's second fighting game player after it signed Martin "Marn" Phan in March.
Where does G2 Esports stand at DreamHack Tours?
Though G2 Esports operate under the super-team moniker, the lineup still has something left to prove at DreamHack Tours.
The bittersweet rivalry of TNC and Faceless
With a shortage of premier tournaments, the rivalries in Dota 2 are sparse and few and far between. But one has withstood the test of time: Faceless and TNC.
Sources: eUnited to acquire GBM and DanDy
eUnited is finalizing plans to pick up former World Champion DanDy and GBM for its upcoming 2017 Spring Promotion lineup.
CSGO: Gambit defies the odds at DreamHack Austin
G2 Esports were the favorite heading into DreamHack but Gambit came bursting out of the gate with the run of the decade.
SSBM: Hungrybox victorious at DreamHack Austin
The undisputed king. The man, the myth, the legend. Hungrybox.
SFV: Punk edges Haitani at DreamHack
The Street Fighter V Grand Finals at DreamHack Austin on Sunday went down to the last hit, but Victor "Punk" Woodley once again edged out the competition for a tournament title.
Smash 4: ZeRo battles back, wins title
Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios had to battle back from the lower bracket, but he got revenge against the man that placed him there and went on to win the Smash 4 title at DreamHack Austin on Sunday.
SCII: Neeb tops Nerchio to win WCS Austin
After struggling in Starcraft II World Championship Series Austin group stages and a bit in the main event, Alex "Neeb" Sunderhaft turned on the gas in the Grand Finals and took the title.
Recaps for NA and EU LCS, LPL and LCK. Power Rankings. Standings. Features. It's all on our League of Legends hub page.
Check out when the biggest events in esports are happening.
Recaps for NA and EU LCS, LPL and LCK. Power Rankings. Standings. Features. It's all on our League of Legends hub page.
It's the end of an era in South Korea as iconic casting duo MonteCristo and DoA are moving back stateside.
After a decade in the Smash scene, Larry "Larry Lurr" Holland has seen the highs and lows of a pro gamer. Without a major win in a year, he hopes a change in mindset will put him back on top.
StarCraft: Brood War's resurgence. How real is it? How far can it go? To get the answers, we went right to the source, half of the legendary TaekBangLeeSsang.
While League of Legends might have a higher profile, Dota 2 boasts a gigantic purse and a different strategy. The bar for entry is high, but with a little help, Dota 2 can be enjoyable.
League of Legends is the king of the esports hill. What is it about this free-to-play MOBA that has the world clicking like mad? Here's your guide to LoL and what to expect in 2016.
19-year-old Faker came out of nowhere to become the first true global star of gaming. But can the League of Legends prodigy carry a nation on his shoulders?
E:60 takes an unprecedented look inside the world of professional video game competitions through the journey of the Dota2 team known as the Evil Geniuses and their quest for a share of the $18.4 million tournament prize pool.