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Will franchising be good for the level of competition in the LEC in the short term?

With the start of the LEC and the injection of new teams, players and management, there has been a tonne of hype. Dramatic off-season changes, new ‘super teams’ and the return of fan favourites Origen have given us all questions: Will the old guard remain dominant? Which super team will come out on top? Who will step up and who, will fall down? It is expected that coming off the best European Worlds run in years, hopes for the LEC would be high. In this article I seek to examine the validity of the hype and temper rampant excitement. Continue reading “Will franchising be good for the level of competition in the LEC in the short term?”

Starcraft Two: The game that keeps on giving.

That Starcraft 2 is a dead game has been said several times with varying levels of accuracy. What has never changed is that the game has maintained a small but dedicated group of dedicated content producers and fans, seeing resurgences with every new expansion. Continue reading “Starcraft Two: The game that keeps on giving.”

Anthem:Asymptom of consumer apathy?

It is no secret that Anthem has launched to less that positive reviews with the general consensus being that the fundamentals are there but lacking the polish and depth that the majority of reviewers and consumers were looking for.  I haven’t played Anthem yet, holding off to see what the live service model looks like in the coming months and for more time to scope it out. As such the focus of this article will be on the live service model in general and the slow degradation of games pumped out by the Industry and in particular ‘AAA’ Publishers. Continue reading “Anthem:Asymptom of consumer apathy?”

My take on Vaevictis Esports in the LCL:

Esports has a representation problem, it is and has been since its inception a male dominated scene. While there isn’t a singular issue causing this and it is far too nuanced a topic for binary declarations, I want to explore the approach taken by one organisation in particular. Vaevictis Esports in the LCL. If you haven’t heard already they recently pieced together an all female side to take part in the LCL. For those of you who remember the fate of Team Siren,  notorious for falling flat on its face, I’m sorry to say that Vaevictis looks set to meet the same fate. Continue reading “My take on Vaevictis Esports in the LCL:”

The UKLC Tower System:

 

The UKLC has adopted an interesting format for the games of it’s regular season, every week functioning as a mini play offs, with the winner challenging last weeks Tower champions. Continue reading “The UKLC Tower System:”

Why I’m not sold on C9 making a deep run at worlds.

C9 made it out of group B today in dramatic fashion, fending off Vitality in a close race for a quarterfinals spot. It was a fantastic game of edge of your seats drama, hype, excitement and heartbreak. With C9 surging to take the second seed. Continue reading “Why I’m not sold on C9 making a deep run at worlds.”