DOTA 2: The Biggest esports Tournament in the World

DOTA 2: The Biggest esports Tournament in the World

This annual tournament, centered around Valve’s critically-acclaimed Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), Dota 2, is esports at its finest. With last year’s event bringing in millions of viewers, sixteen global teams, and a record-breaking prize pool of over $20 million, it has become an event that is hard to match. The International is the ultimate, ‘end-all’ destination for Dota 2 teams, who must attend and perform well in multiple tournaments throughout the year to even be invited to qualify.

ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships

ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships

ELEAGUE to further expand its portfolio with an all-new, feature-length series ELEAGUE: Road to The International Dota 2 Championships. This four-episode series, produced by ELEAGUE and premiering Friday, Aug. 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS, will follow professional players and teams vying for esports’ largest prize pool – over 21 million dollars.

ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship Coming to TBS this Fall

ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship Coming to TBS this Fall

ELEAGUE, the premium esports tournament brand from Turner and IMG, has partnered with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring NetherRealm Studios’ critically acclaimed, super-powered fighting game Injustice 2 and its massive lineup of DC characters to the forefront of the esports world with the first-ever ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship.

Clash for Cash: A Match for Redemption

Clash for Cash: A Match for Redemption

After a rematch of the final of the Major Championship, Virtus Pro and Astralis have gone on completely different paths, especially when it comes to online competitions. This year, Clash for Cash is an opportunity for redemption and a chance for everyone to see which team will come out as number one. Richard Lewis gives us a view of both teams as this $250,000 tournament approaches.

SFV Comes to ELEAGUE: Week One

SFV Comes to ELEAGUE: Week One

This week, ELEAGUE stepped onto the Street Fighter V scene with its Invitational event, and the fighting game community took notice. In his first "Sajam's World" special, Stephen "Sajam" Lyon gives his insight on ELEAGUE thus far, and his outlook on the season to come. 

What Awaits The Most Expensive Player In Counter-Strike?

What Awaits The Most Expensive Player In Counter-Strike?

Nikola "NiKo" Kovač leaves Mousesports for the presumably greener pastures of FaZe. In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis profiles the player many believe is on track to become the best player in the world.

In Focus: What to See with OpTic Gaming

In Focus: What to See with OpTic Gaming

In this week's installment of "In Focus", Richard Lewis profiles OpTic Gaming. Through the ups and downs of 2016, the team won ELEAGUE’s second season and set their sights on January’s Major, only to come up short in disappointing fashion. The question now is: Where do they go from here? 

The ELEAGUE Major delivers multi-platform audience records

The ELEAGUE Major delivers multi-platform audience records

The first-ever ELEAGUE Major delivered audience records across  platforms, with Astralis winning the championship.  Take a look at this immersive infographic with key insights from the weekend’s action.

HyperX Continues as Official Headset Sponsor of ELEAGUE Season 2017

HyperX Continues as Official Headset Sponsor of ELEAGUE Season 2017

HyperX® announced continued support of the eSports community by sponsoring ELEAGUE and the 2017 tournament season. HyperX was the official gaming headset sponsor of ELEAGUE in its inaugural year and is pleased to continue to support the growth of eSports.

ELEAGUE Major Coming to YouTube

ELEAGUE Major Coming to YouTube

ELEAGUE is coming to YouTube with live event coverage of the ELEAGUE Major (Jan. 22-29, 2017) available via the ELEAGUE YouTube channel.

Gambit can Upset

Gambit can Upset

In this week's Major edition of "The Green Room", Duncan "Thorin" Shields profiles Gambit, a team that has the upset potential to make it back to the hallowed ground of the top eight.

End of Season Awards, Part II

End of Season Awards, Part II

It’s been a long and wild year for Counter-Strike, and Richard Lewis sums up his picks for part 2 of the 2016 best and worst in Counter-Strike.

End of Season Awards, Part I

End of Season Awards, Part I

It’s been a long and wild year for Counter-Strike. In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis sticks with New Year's tradition and hands out a few awards. Here are his picks for the 2016 best and worst in Counter-Strike.

Majors Matter More

Majors Matter More

The ELEAGUE major is just over two weeks away, and the air is already abuzz with anticipation for what may unfold in Atlanta.  In this week's edition of "The Green Room", Duncan Shields sheds light on why the majors matter more than any other tournament.

Hellraisers are Back

Hellraisers are Back

In an ELEAGUE Major Edition of "The Green Room", Duncan "Thorin" Shields profiles HellRaisers, who came into the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier as a team with some upset potential. The Eastern European team looked revitalized in their successful run to the major.

Counter-Strike: Free Agent Targets

Counter-Strike: Free Agent Targets

With the group stages of ELEAGUE in the books, and the tenth major looming large in January, teams will be looking to add some of the better free agents on the Counter-Strike market. In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis reports on a few European players likely to find their way to new teams before the end of the year.

Muffin Lightning to Replace Echo Fox in Americas Qualifier Finals

Due to unforeseen roster changes, Echo Fox has withdrawn from the upcoming ELEAGUE Major. As a result of the team’s decision, Muffin Lightning will replace Echo Fox in the upcoming Americas Qualifier Finals, to be held Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 3-4, at ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta.

Muffin Lightning was the next highest ranking team in the closed online qualifier stage. They will join Immortals, Cloud9 and Team SoloMid (TSM) with the top two teams from the Americas Qualifier advancing to the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier, to be held Thursday, Dec. 15, through Sunday, Dec. 18.

In The Firing Line

In The Firing Line

When it comes to the culture of Counter-Strike, it’s easy to get bogged down with the drama.  In this week's "In Focus", Richard Lewis discusses how esports continues to evolve and raises the question: "Does broadcast talent go too far in their critique of a player?"