Esports

Mythic Dungeon Invitational continues this weekend The Mythic Dungeon Invitational is a new PVE esports event for World of Warcraft, and this weekend it’s time for the Europe and Americas regional. It’s week two of this new experimental form of esports, and anything can happen. The Mythic Dungeon Invitational has its roots in the competitive raiding races sometimes hosted at BlizzCon....

Brackets are determined this week in Blizzard esports Things across the spectrum are starting to cool down. Most leagues are winding up and establishing their brackets, because BlizzCon is just over a month away! Teams need time to scrim and practice, and oh god BlizzCon is just over a month away. While I start getting my spreadsheets in order, here's the esports schedule this weekend.




Overwatch League start date and final teams announced This morning the last three teams were announced for the first season of Overwatch League. The teams, but notably not the rosters, are locked in. Mark your calendars because the start dates for the pre-season and season openers were announced too. The final three teams are really great ones, fandom-wise. Houston, Dallas, and Philadelphia are...

HCT Americas finals and more in esports The past week was a bit wild. My power went out right when I could’ve used a Hero of the Storm the most. Because it was a hurricane, see. This weekend I’m definitely cracking open a beverage which has spent time in a cold refrigerator. Now that my wifi is luckily back in service, esports...

Blizzard Arena Los Angeles now open for esports events Burbank Studios has been a name in the entertainment industry for decades. Here’s a not at all dated video from the 80’s of a tour of the studios, given by Maria Shriver, for instance. Blizzard just announced that they will be the latest tenants of a building which housed Tonight Shows and Saved By The...

HGC, HCT, APEX and more acronyms this week in esports It’s been a long week. I’m so ready to relax this weekend with some Starbucks and esports. Here’s the schedule for this week. Hearthstone Heroes Championship Tour Asia-Pacific Regional Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. CDT, streamed to PlayHearthstone on Twitch. If you also like to play Hearthstone, you may want to see what Twitch Prime...




The boy band delivers and HCT Europe this week in esports School is starting to get back into session for the year, so the buzz for collegiate esports is really amping up, too. If you’re a college student and want to participate, make sure you keep a close eye on Team TeSPA on Twitter. They’ve been putting out a lot of information invaluable for college players....

Blizzard esports schedules, including Gamescom This weekend we’ll be seeing a ton of esports action from most of Blizzard’s titles. HGC is back from hiatus for part two, and Overwatch Contenders keeps on going. We’ll see a ton of stuff out of Gamescom as well. It’s mostly showmatches, but there’s a championship on the line, too. Grab your snack of...



Overwatch Contenders returns for Season 1 and more esports It’s been a wild week in esports. We heard whispers of the NCAA trying to establish themselves in collegiate esports which is comical at best, given their rules. Since college athletes under their banner aren’t allowed to make money on their given sport, being awarded a Twitch affiliate sponsor button could get one of those...

HGC heads to Taiwan for Eastern Clash, APEX Season 4 begins It’s a weird mix of esport and PVE, but the World of Warcraft team is hosting a competitive Mythic+ dungeon crawl. The deadline to enter — provided you’ve posted scores high enough — is in two weeks. Why not kick back and see if you qualify while you watch these esports this weekend? Heroes of...

HGC Western Clash and more esports I’m back from a well-earned vacation. Ah yes, I didn’t play or watch any video games while I took my leisure, which seems kind of backwards, but hey. I didn’t even look at twitter once, y’all. Now I’ve got a lot to catch up on. Here are the esports I’ll be watching this weekend while...

WoW Arena North American Finals details announced The World of Warcraft Arena season has been chugging right along, apparently, and is swiftly headed toward its season finals for each region. Blizzard has now released all the details for the North American championship finals. The esports pros are going to pack their bags for a fun-filled road trip to Ohio! The MLG Arena...

HGC highlight reels and more in Blizzard esports this week It always seems like Blizzard’s esports come in waves together. HGC is wrapping up for its next series of clashes, and Hearthstone‘s Global Games are almost ready to rest until the finals play out during BlizzCon. There’s always something to watch on the weekends, but it seems like everything is at a downswing. It’s pretty...

Keep cool inside with Blizzard esports this weekend It's been such a long summer. I just want to relax by the pool and watch some esports. Luckily, there's plenty to watch this weekend.

You can earn an Overwatch scholarship at UC Irvine The University of California, Irvine is one of a handful of universities offering esports scholarships, starting with a League of Legends scholarship in 2016. Now the school is expanding into Overwatch with a scholarship starting in fall 2017. UCI’s club Overwatch team is already one of the top ranked college teams, and so they’re in a good position...

HCT Championship in Shanghai and more esports It's been a busy week in esports as usual. The World of Warcraft esports team even unveiled a shiny new website. They don't have any events coming up this weekend, so for now you can just use it to mark your esports calendar. Here are the esports we'll be watching this weekend.