Top 5 Richest E-Sports Teams Of All Time Since the rise of e-sports in the early 2000s, professional gaming organizations, teams and players were not only getting the fame and recognition for being gaming’s most elite, but they were also making a lot of dough. Back then, earnings usually arrived in the form of sponsorships for professional teams. Today however, the landscape has evolved and e-sports is now a multi-million dollar industry, with tournaments being held that offered as much as USD 3 million in prize pool money. So which teams have benefited the most? We take a look at the top 5 richest e-sports teams in history. 5. SK Telecom T1 South Korea’s SK Telecom T1 was initially a sports organization that opened it’s e-sports division way back in 2003. The South Korean franchise is famous for putting together a squad of the nation’s best Starcraft players, who now have sealed their legacies as their nation’s greatest ever. The franchise is still active … [Read more...] about Top 5 Richest E-Sports Teams Of All Time
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Top 5: What Are Blizzard’s Greatest Games Ever? When it comes to online gaming, Blizzard Entertainment is a household name. Founded in 1991, the studio has sprung up some of the most beloved gaming titles ever. From the Warcraft franchise to Diablo and Overwatch, many gamers have been touched by gaming greatness. However, for newer generation players that may not have heard of the company and its games, you might be wondering: What are Blizzard’s greatest games ever created? Lucky you, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 favorites. 5. Heroes of the Storm It’s summer 2015 and the world is still addicted to MOBA games. DOTA 2 is still top of the perch alongside League of Legends, and the craze for Battle Royale games didn’t exist. Not wanting to be left out, Blizzard released its own MOBA game Heroes of the Storm but with a twist. The studio doesn’t call it a MOBA, but a Hero Brawler instead. And to their credit, it’s an incredibly unique … [Read more...] about Top 5: What Are Blizzard’s Greatest Games Ever?
Last week, SuperData released a thinkpiece on how Fortnite isn’t necessarily destroying the rest of the gaming industry, but hold up because this week it’s focusing on games that are indeed floundering in Epic’s wake. “Despite claims of an industry-wide growth spurt carried by Fortnite’s success, several signs indicate material cannibalization across top incumbent franchises,” its new piece begins. “There exists considerable overlap between the consumer profile of a Fortnite player and that of people playing League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch. Audiences that like these titles generally also enjoy watching others play on streaming sites like Twitch. In terms of online viewership, we’re observing the following: in Q2 total hours watched were up +59% for Fortnite, compared to League of Legends (-19%), CS:GO (-51%) and Overwatch (-16%).” Interestingly, SuperData seems to be needling companies like EA, … [Read more...] about SuperData suggests Fortnite is ‘cannibalizing’ top online games as Epic’s value reaches $14B
We get it, some folks hate these discussions that blur the line between single player RPGs and MMORPGs. But hey, we’re bias towards the MMO genre, so deal with it. Here are five of our favorite RPGs that we think would be kick-ass as massive multiplayer online games. 5. Dark Souls If you really are a sucker for hard games and dying often is more of a stepping stone rather than a sign of defeat, then Dark Souls is the perfect game for you. Dark Souls is the epitome of RPG games that provides brutal challenge for players, most noticeably in the game’s combat. Even the most humble of trash mobs in Dark Souls can wipe the floor clean with your blood. Every move you make becomes crucial to winning the fight. While that may sound terrifying, the feeling of accomplishment after a successful boss fight is euphoric. And that’s an experience that Dark Souls can magnificently provide. I think it would be an awesome MMORPG. The genre has become a festering ground for games that … [Read more...] about Top 5 RPG Games That Would Be Awesome As MMORPGs
I failed miserably at attempting to do a daily creative thing. Yesterday was an extremely crappy day on the work front, or at least one that drained every little bit of sanity out of me. By the time I got home I just wanted to vegetate on the sofa and play some games. With the announcement of the Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire expansion coming in September, this I am sure rekindled the fires for a lot of folks. For me personally… its particular un-directed style of roaming aimlessly yet still feeling like you accomplished something was a reasonable fit for the state of mind I happened to be in last night. It’s funny how my opinions of this game have changed significantly over the years. While I was in Alpha I was not a fan at all… and this is still the only Alpha program I purposefully resigned from. In Beta however I started to see some of the merits and played a little bit at launch, however that did not last extremely long. … [Read more...] about Top Five Lists Are Hard