eSports

Battlefront’s Star Card debacle an insight into what separates eSports from video games

Battlefront’s Star Card debacle an insight into what separates eSports from video games

by , 20 Nov 2017

Electronic Arts’ second stab at a Star Wars-themed online multiplayer game was a long shot at best of cracking into the world of eSports. But the stunning rise and fall of the game’s public approval gives us a valuable look at what distinguishes eSports from normal video games.

League of Legends all-star teams finalised

League of Legends all-star teams finalised

by , 18 Nov 2017

While there are no Riot tournaments for a few more weeks, things are still ticking over in the League of Legends scene.

Rumour mill keeps churning in the League of Legends offseason

Rumour mill keeps churning in the League of Legends offseason

by , 10 Nov 2017

Samsung Galaxy’s stunning 3-0 win over SK Telecom T1 on Sunday marked the end of the 2017 League of Legends Season in spectacular fashion, and even though this year is over, there is still so much to be excited for.

Gallant BlizzCon efforts put Australian eSports on the map

Gallant BlizzCon efforts put Australian eSports on the map

by , 6 Nov 2017

California’s Anaheim Convention Centre – just a stone’s throw from Disneyland – saw an action-packed weekend of incredible eSports action. Going up against some of the world’s behemothic nations, the boys from down under did themselves proud.

Team Australia knocked out of Overwatch World Cup by Canada

Team Australia knocked out of Overwatch World Cup by Canada

by , 5 Nov 2017

Australia fought valiantly but could not prevent themselves being knocked out of the Overwatch World Cup by a resilient Canada.

Overwatch World Cup live stream: How to watch BlizzCon live or online

Overwatch World Cup live stream: How to watch BlizzCon live or online

by , 3 Nov 2017

The Overwatch World Cup is set to take place at the Anaheim Convention Centre in California on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 (AEDT). This is The Roar’s ultimate guide to catching the eSports action live.

When is the Overwatch World Cup? Canada vs Australia start time, teams, key game information

When is the Overwatch World Cup? Canada vs Australia start time, teams, key game information

by , 3 Nov 2017

The Overwatch World Cup Finals begin this Saturday, November 4 (AEDT), with Australia facing off against Canada in the second quarterfinal. The match is set to begin at 8:00am (AEDT).

LoL 2017 World Championships: Finals preview

LoL 2017 World Championships: Finals preview

by , 3 Nov 2017

It’s almost hard to believe that we’re coming to the end of the 2017 League of Legends World Championships.

LoL 2017 World Championships: Semifinals Preview

LoL 2017 World Championships: Semifinals Preview

by , 27 Oct 2017

I think it was Kobe on The Dive last week who said at the end of groups that, of the last few years, this would be the one he would be least surprised to see all matches go 3-0.

LoL 2017 World Championships: Quarterfinals Preview

LoL 2017 World Championships: Quarterfinals Preview

by , 19 Oct 2017

Over the last four weeks, the 24 teams that originally qualified for the League of Legends 2017 World Championships have been whittled down to just eight. This week, we’ll see that number halved again.

LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 2

LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 2

by , 13 Oct 2017

The first week of the League of Legends 2017 World Championships has seen upsets, speed runs and slogs… and we still have another week of best-of-ones to go!

Creating eSports league “maybe no different” than creating a women’s league: AFL

Creating eSports league “maybe no different” than creating a women’s league: AFL

by , 12 Oct 2017

Months after the Adelaide Crows announced they had purchased Sydney-based eSports franchise Legacy, the AFL’s general manager of growth, digital and audiences Darren Birch has claimed the league is investigating the possibility of more of its clubs branching into the world of competitive video gaming.

LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 1

LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 1

by , 5 Oct 2017

Enter the big boys. This week, we hit the first round robin of the League of Legends 2017 World Championship group stage.

LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-in knockout stage

LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-in knockout stage

by , 28 Sep 2017

With the first round of the 2017 League of Legends World Championships behind us, we’ve already seen tonnes of great games. This stage of the tournament doesn’t necessarily bring the strongest players and teams, but it’s been a hell of a ride!

How the LG Dire Wolves aim to put Oceania on a new level at Worlds 2017

How the LG Dire Wolves aim to put Oceania on a new level at Worlds 2017

by , 23 Sep 2017

The LG Dire Wolves have secured the title of first Oceanic team at League of Legends Worlds.

How Assault on Volskaya Foundry may shake up Heroes of the Storm

How Assault on Volskaya Foundry may shake up Heroes of the Storm

by , 19 Sep 2017

Heroes of the Storm is adding more Overwatch to the nexus with the arrival of Volskaya Foundry and Ana, but how will this change up Heroes eSports?

The success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

The success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

by , 19 Sep 2017

If you’ve somehow managed to escape the bubble of hype surrounding PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds or ‘PubG’ as it’s known in the community you’re a dying breed.

LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-In Primer

LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-In Primer

by , 15 Sep 2017

With all the teams now finalised for the 2017 League of Legends World Championships, Riot Games was finally able to start the World’s cycle on Tuesday night with the Group Draws.

NA LCS regional qualifier primer

NA LCS regional qualifier primer

by , 8 Sep 2017

Even though the final two series in the North American LCS Playoffs for 2017 were a little one-sided, that final game – the only one I managed to catch live – was pretty incredible.

Will the LG Dire Wolves rule the Worlds?

Will the LG Dire Wolves rule the Worlds?

by , 7 Sep 2017

There’s a new sheriff in town, and he wears green.


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