Joaby had a chance recently to have a chat with Heroes of the Storm's Chris Sigaty about the game's shift into final release territory, as well as the challenges that come with the Australian eSports scene.
After last night's seemingly successful Fox Fans League FIFA 15 Championships here in Australia, marking eSports making it to something of a mainstream platform, an ESPN radio host in the US has berated the phenomenon and threatened to retire if he's ever forced to cover it.
As our burgeoning local eSports scene grows, so too does the enthusiasm from competing teams to have their glories watched and cheered upon, as will be the case tonight when the Chiefs take on the Dire Wolves in the Split 1 Championships of the Oceanic Pro League for League of Legends.
Last week Crash went out to have a 'Meet Meats' with one of Australia's top OPL competitors, Aaron 'ChuChuZ' Bland to talk about the state of eSports in Australia, Riot setting up shop, the challenges Aussies face on the global stage and much, much more. Then this week Team Legacy who ChuChuZ represents made it through to the semi-finals -- we'd like to think it was Crash's good luck that helped out with that.
There is no questioning how big eSports is in North America and East Asia, with thousands upon thousands of fans pouring into stadiums across the year to catch a glimpse of their favourite players. That sentiment isn't exactly common in the UK, though it looks to be changing next month when London opens its first eSports arena.
Australian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Vox Eminor has seen success in the qualifiers for upcoming eSports comp ESL One Katowice, meaning the team will now be heading to the main event in March.
Oceanic players looking to break into the ever-growing eSports scene for League of Legends will be happy to hear that Riot has announced the very first ever-professional eSports league is coming to Oceania, titled OPL.
Razer's software lineup consists of audio, peripheral and streaming platforms, but its latest product shows a new direction: eSports matchmaking, which the company hopes will make it easier to create and cultivate competitive matches in various games.
After a very intense battle earlier this month at Smite's 2015 World Championship that saw North American team Cognitive Prime take home a whopping US$1.3 million in prize money, eSports organisation Cloud9 has announced that the winning team will spearhead their return to the competitive scene of Smite.
After a gruelling semi-finals and a nail biting finals showcase this weekend gone, the North American team Cognitive Prime has come out with first place and a whopping US$1.3m in the Smite 2015 World Championship event in Atlanta, Georgia.
Blizzard's upcoming free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm has now officially moved out of alpha and into closed beta for Australian and New Zealand players, bringing a variety of updates to the game to boot.
SMITE, the third-person MOBA from developer Hi-Rez Studio, has hit the green light on its first World Championship event in Atlanta, Georgia, and for those not able to attend the high-adrenaline event in action you'll still have a chance to catch it all thanks to Twitch.
Curse Gaming (not affiliated with publishing platform Curse) has kicked off the New Year announcing that it is folding into Team Liquid, effectively creating an eSports organisation with competitors and talent across the board.
Leading game broadcasting site Twitch has announced that it has a reached an agreement to acquire GoodGame, a company it describes as "the world's first full-service agency dedicated to the esports and live video game broadcasting communities."
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