Route Mobile founder to invest $10m in eSports in India, and launch an online league

​COBX will launch an online domestic league, and an international league besides building an Indian team for international eSports championships. 2017 is turning out to be a watershed year for India’s eSports industry as three companies have announced plans to put big money to launch their respective leagues in the country. After Ronnie Screwvala and Nazara Games, the founder …

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The International will stay in Seattle despite concerns over US travel ban

​ Photo via Valve For the sixth year in a row, the largest Dota 2event in the world will be heading to Seattle. That's in spite of concerns over U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order temporary halting immigration from several Muslim-majority countries. The news was inadvertently revealed in apress release focused on the International 7's cosplay competition. The …

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Rock, Paper, Scissors – The 3 Decks of the Metagame in Clash Royale

Today, we are here to talk about the Clash Royale metagame. People often talk about the meta in terms of specific units, like “its a Prince meta” or “everyone plays Tombstones”, but this can be a shallow understanding of what is really happening underneath individual card choices. The metagame is really the share of people …

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6 Takeaways from the Vainglory Preseason Invitational

​ Six eSports organizations have recently plunged into the Vainglory scene. This has injected money, structure, and legitimacy into a professional scene which, to this point, has been like a generally peaceful Wild West community with the devs at Super Evil MegaCorp playing the role of benevolent Westworldian overseers. In response to the wave of …

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The 10 highest earners in League of Legends

Prize money in League of Legends is not as famously ostentatious as Dota’s frankly ridiculous International prize pots, but earnings tell the story nonetheless. On top of that, many organisations play salaries close to their chest, but you can bet at least some of these players are earning many times their tournament winnings listed here, …

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These are the CS:GO teams to watch in 2017

Last year’s Majors were dominated by SK, but 2017 could see a number of teams reign supreme. 2017 may already be a few weeks old, but only over the last few days has the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive world woken from its holiday slumber. The ELEAGUE Major is practically upon us, and while WESG and DreamHack …

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