Category: Esports

Are esports players alien?

No sane betting man and OG.

Io with Arcana

After winning their victory of the Aegis in the International 2018, OG more or less broke up. Ana retired and the rest, after skipping a couple of tournaments, never found the magic. But a couple of months before the International 2019 they decided to put the team back together. They were a bit lackluster and […]

Crypto currencies is a good fit for games and esports.

Crypto currencies is a good fit for games and esports. So both the crypto and the esports communities were abuzz when Fortnite started to accept monero for in game purchases. However, the brief stint of accepting Monero for in game purchases turned out to be a mistake: Actually, Fortnite‚Äôs brief foray into crypto was accidental. […]

IG wins LOL World Championships

IG wins LoL World Championships

Invictus Gaming – IG wins LOL world championships after a 3-0 sweep against Fnatic. It was never in doubt as Ning completely dominated the first two games. IG was considered a small favorite among odds makers before the game, many thought Fnatic’s outstanding play would carry them through the finals. However, it was not to […]

Watching versus playing computer games

Why would you ever watch someone play a computer game when you can play it yourself? This is a common question among those who doesn’t understand streaming in general or esports in particular. But it is a stupid question. It is exactly the same question as “why do you watch football when you can play […]

Face it, Astralis Danish Domination!

CS:GO came to a packed Wembley Arena for the FACEIT Major 2018. Astralis took the title and the $500k to go with it. EZ. They play the game at a different level, and no one could go toe to toe with them. Face it, FACEIT was all about Danish domination. So how good were Astralis? […]

Time delay and esports betting

All esports tournaments are cast to the public with a time delay. Usually the delay is 5 minutes. The reason is so that players cannot gain advantage by watching the cast and know what the other team is up to in real time. It is an understandable practice, especially since most tournaments are online and […]

OG at TI8 – A Story for the Aegis

The International 8 (TI8) Dota2 tournament is over. So far the biggest esports tournament in history with an over $25 million prize pool, and over $11 million to the winning team. All hail our overlords: OG. There were literally no smart money on OG before they won TI8, and the reason is that the team […]