Streaming on Facebook? Youtube and Twitch are about to get some serious competition

A good indication of how popular a niche is becoming, is looking for big companies to adapt that niche. Even though eSports can hardly be called a niche anymore, the uprising of worldwide mainstream popularity is still relatively young. Today one of the biggest companies of worldwide mainstream culture is opening up to all developers to broadcast their games Live. Yes, we are talking about Facebook!

So should we all go to our Facebook accounts and watch the Overwatch League there from now on? The surprising answer is; you could. The clever heads of Facebook figured that their platform offers something to streamers that Twitch for instance does not: a ready audience. If you are tired of streaming for 2 viewers, switching to Facebook seems like a good step since that platform comes with 100, 200, 300 or a 1000 virtual friends ready to watch. So instead of luring streamers with benefits, Facebook figured, we lure viewers.

Or better yet, we let streamers lure viewers by giving the option to add promotions like in-game items to their stream. For instance beneath the comments you could find a promotion that says: ‘Watch XXXX streams and get a chance to earn loot to use in-game.’

This could be big

Though the audience might not be as dedicated to gaming as the traditional channels, there is a potential of a lot more viewers. Maybe a whole new audience that is about to discover the excitement of watching streams. Facebook in turn gets to hold visitors on their platform for a long duration of time, which opens up possibilities for advertisement.

But the Facebook algorithm opens up a lot more opportunities for streamers, viewers and developers alike. For example, Facebook already has a well developed analytics tool that can be used to reach potential viewers. And there is an existing friend finder that can simply be enhanced by adding games as a parameter.

Though Facebook is kinda late to the party, the massive funds to their exposal make that they can enter this party like a rockstar and have some heads turning. Already they are making deals with CS:GO and DOTA tournaments about the broadcast rights. And a ‘tipping tool’ is currently experimented with.

Mainstream enough?

Streaming on Facebook means people open up about their love of gaming. Question is if the world is ready to really accept gamers for who they are. Until now people went to designated, anonymous places like Twitch of the corners of Youtube to show off their skills. It’s a paradox of Facebook being late on the scene, but on the other hand maybe being to early. Could it be they found the momentum and we will all be watching streams on Facebook from now on? We can’t wait to find out!

Fortnite is rising in popularity. How is Blizzard gonna react?

The king of nearly any genre has one regret: moba. Heroes of the Storm was to little to late, with League of Legends and DOTA 2 already firm in the sattle. The worst thing of all, DOTA was a mod on Blizzard’s Warcraft 3 for a long time; waiting to get picked up and to be transformed into a game. Now it seems Blizzard missed another hypetrain, that off Battle Royale.

Knowing Blizzard, it’s not the question if they are gonna release their own Battle Royale game, but when. The following question is, like with Heroes of The Storm, will the game be on time and good/unique enough? Quality is what sets Blizzard apart. That’s why there games top multiple genres like RTS (Star- and Warcraft), MMO (World of Warcraft), online CCG (Hearthstone), hero shooter (Overwatch) and ARPG (Diablo). But those games were created without being seriously contested and therefore without time constraint. So, can Blizzard deliver when they are given little room for manouver?

Different roads for the same goal

Blizzard has multiple options to catch up. We like to go over them, but our prediction is that Blizzard will never choose the easy road. So some of these options can’t be taken seriously (it’s Blizzard!)

First off, they could simply make an Overwatch mod. But that will be unlikely to compete with the likes of Fortnite. They could also make a third person shooter based on Overwatch, seeing the graphics resemble those of Fortnite already and Overwatch is already really popular. The only problem with this solution is that they won’t bring anything revolutionary to the table. And Blizzard always likes to go one step beyond.

That is actually the reason why I am writing this article. What revolutionary aspect is Blizzard going to bring to the Battle Royale genre? We could see a melee/caster/ranged-ish version where you can choose your path and each has it’s strenghts and weaknesses. Resembling it more a WoW battleground maybe.

Another thing we imagine Blizzard doing is creating a map that interacts with the players even more than in Fortnite and PUBG. Maybe adding locals that you can convince you to rally to your cause, or an erupting ground that swallows players. The possibilities are endless and so are the funds Blizzard has to it’s disposal. In other words: we can’t wait!

Team Vitality Gears up with Renault: Enter Renault Sport Team Vitality

After years of providing engines for Formula 1 and cars for rally racing, Renault strengthens its ties with sports once more. This time they set their eyes on eSports, and once they have their eye on something the teeth usually follow. This is no exception. The French eSports Team Vitality and the car brand team up on a new eSports team called Renault Sport Team. The three team members will compete in Rocket League, a car-based football game with over 25 million players worldwide.

  • Philip Paschmeyer – Paschy90
  • Victor Locquet – Fairy Peak!
  • Sandro Holzwarth – FreaKii

Based in France like Renault, Team Vitality seems to be the perfect partner for the manufacturer. Formed in 2013, Team Vitality has had success in tournaments of games like League of Legends, Call of Duty and FIFA, among others. Though starting with Rocket League, chances are that the team will compete in the eFormula 1 in the future as well.

It’s all about hard work

Venturing in eSports is a logical step for a company that has tight bonds with competitive sports. “The ties that exist between motorsport and gaming are obvious. Both call for mental strength and physical fitness in a highly competitive environment,” said Cyril Abiteboul, General Manager, Renault Sport Racing. “Last year’s exciting launch by FOM of the Formula 1 eSports Series has accelerated the convergence of these two worlds and created opportunities for collaboration. Our drivers, and especially those who form part of the Renault Sport Academy programme, and Vitality’s own champions will be able to trade best practices. In this area, as in F1, our objective is to build a team for the long term that is both respected and feared by its opponents!”

A whole new audience

The merge of Renault and Team Vitality opens up a whole new audience that could not be reached before this date. It gives eSporters a chance to practice in the famous Enstone Factory. With professionals who are accustomed to working in a high pressure environment. Hence giving them the skills to dominate whatever platform they choose. Though McLaren won’t be far behind, after a successful ‘World’s Fastest Gamer’ program.

Like eSports divisions of football teams like Ajax and Manchester City, this step of Renault is one in a series of development where sports en esports get more and more intertwined. Creating an audience that might have been primarily not been interested in eSports.

Fabien Devide, Team Vitality’s founder and chairman, sees the new cooperation as fertile ground for future ambitions: “Vitality’s DNA is to be seen as a French front-runner that is competitive in the international arena. Our partnership with Renault is a natural match, not only because we share the same values and colours but also because we all want to make it to the very top of the European and international scenes. At Vitality, we stand to learn a great deal from Renault Sport Racing and how it prepares for Formula 1 races. At the end of the day, many of its methods are the same as those we employ in eSports, namely data and performance tracking, physiotherapy, fitness training and mental training.”

Japan Welcomes Esports and Pro Gaming

Why is the father country of gaming unsuccessful in esports and how are they planning to solve this?

Though further research on the subject might be neccessary, there are strong allegations against a decades-old law preventing the Japanese from participating in gambling, but indirectly targeting professional esports tournaments as well. Resulting in poor competitive players over the long run.

The “Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations,” was passed in the early 1980’s, as a way to solve the issue of organized crime using gambling as a money maker. The infamous Yakuza made alot of profit from video poker during these days. Regulation the gambling business, prize money was capped under $1000 by parlement.

Though with esports making rise in popularity and a likely candidate make its debute as a Olympic sport in Paris 2024, government starts to realise their old law is doing the country more harm than good.

Captain Hindsight strikes again! But it’s not to late to prepare for a succesfull eSports Olympics. The law changed, prize pools are increasing and a start has been made last weekend in the Game Party Japan 2018 in Chiba. It was a great event, focussing on fighting games with Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, Tekken 7 and Monster Strike. The latter had the biggest bounty on it’s head with a prize of $73,000. It was just a portion of the total of $300,000 that could be won during the weekend. All provided by game publishers.

First step to something beautiful

“This is the first big step,” said the Japanese Esports association’s vice president. “What’s really important for the esports movement is whether our players can become stars. And I think that’s coming.”

Japanese has always been a center of gaming. Headquartering companies like Nintendo, Sega, Namco, Capcom, and Konami, among others, it is surprising Japan has next to no eSports culture. Despite championing gaming, Japan was a late bloomer in esports. Home audiences prefered solo console games, though the paradigm starts to shift.

And chances are coming about fast. A recent report revealed that Japan is the fastest growing esports market in the East Asian region, as more than 80 percent of the fans first encountered esports less than two years ago. Though being the fastest grower, usually means you are the one catching up. Hopefully changing the law is the beginning of a new era in a country with a rich gaming culture!

Female Players make Historic Week for Esports

Breaking male hegemony ; recent female success

eSports is booming, but it remains a male dominated realm. Though indications of change are out there, and this week they were hard to miss out on. Only last week Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon had been signed to an Overwatch League team. Starting off as rumors, ESPN was quick to confirm that Kim has been signed to the Shanghai Dragons. A team craving for success.

“Kim will be a critical figurehead for many female esports aspirants to look up to.”

Though Blizzard tries best to make Kim the center in numerous mainstream reports, there efforts not yet seem to have the desired results as the player pool is predominantly filled with male players. Though with her new role comes new visibility and Kim will be a ciritical figurehead for many female esports aspirants to look up to.


Luckily for Kim, it’s not all on her shoulders.

Just a day after the announcement of Kims carreer move, Sasha Scarlett Hostyn became the first female StarCarft 2 player to win a championship. She did so at IEM Pyeongchang. Not only is she the first female player, but also the second non-korean player to ever win a championship in Korea. A country that considered SC2 as a national sport at one point.

“In her six-year career, Hostyn has been an active and successful player that has won over many fans.”

A bright future?

The IEM Pyenongchang could be a forecast on what’s about to happen in Paris 2024 when eSports might make its debute as an olympic sport. Sasha sure made her statement as one of the contenders for the future gold. Defeating 4 pro players, among which 2 World Champions. Making her instantly the record holder for best earning female esports player.

Kim and Sasha are the ambassadeurs for a future of esports in which female players may play a much larger role than they do today. Many factors contribute to the lack of female players in the current competitive scene, we can only hope gradually the balance gets better as these women prove to be very skilled, by no means less than their male counterparts.

CS:GO creator arrested for alleged sex offenses

Counter-Strike co-creator allegedly solicited sex from minor, and recorded sex acts without consent.

The Seattle Police Department arrested Counter-Strike co-creator Jess Cliffe on Thursday, following a nine-month investigation for alleged sexual exploitation of a minor.

In a period from april to june 2017, Cliffe had at least three sexual encouters with a (then) 16 year old girl. This has been confirmed by the police authorities. Furthermore, Cliffe allegedly recorded their last encounter with his mobile phone without her consent. Supposedly they met online on a dating website that had an age restriction with a minimum of 18 years old. Therefore Cliffe was unaware of the girl’s age, according to his attorney in court.

After an anonymous tip regarding sexual exploitation of minors, the Seattle Police Department opened up investigation. After interviewing the girl, warrants were served on information from the online dating site and Cliffe’s phone provider. Which led to further investigation of the messages between Cliffe and the girl.

The CS creator was arrested at the Southwest Precinct of the Seattle Police Department and was brought to the King County Jail the day after. His bail has been set at $150,000 and been paid for the same day. Though he is yet to hear formal charges, Cliffe will be expected in court before the end of the month.

Cliffe’s current employer, Valve Corporation, suspended Cliffe from his job. They issued a statement on the case to multiple news organizations:

“We are still learning details of what actually happened,” a Valve representative said in a statement. “Reports suggest he has been arrested for a felony offense. As such we have suspended his employment until we know more.”

Cliffe has no criminal record, though he has been arrested for assault in 2013. though that case never made it to court.

The Legend of Legends: Team Gullit

Is it possible to teach your father something about football, when that father is called Ruud Gullit? The soccer legend has two sons, both of them are serious about following their father’s footsteps. One on the field and the other from behind his console. It was the one playing the video game that taught his father a lesson about football in 2018. When the old international visited the FIFA eWorld Cup he discovered that there was an entire world behind this videogame. The strategy en choices that FIFA players make are no different from those in the ‘real’ football.

Team Gullit

Gullit was so fascinated, that he started a eSports academy called Team Gullit. The “first professional and independent FIFA-education in the world’’ that coaches talent in their quest for fame. Independent is the keyword in this sentence. Already there are talented players playing for teams like Manchester United and Arsenal, but with Team Gullit Ruud is aiming to give multiple youngsters a chance to make it to the big tournaments. He and his team helps the eSporters with analyzing their game, tactical and technical, mediatraining and how to handle management.

Black Tulip from Milan

Currently, the team consists of five people of which three are young players. Floris Jorna, Julian van den Berg en Dani Visser are the names of the first batch that Gullit wants to promote. Expectations are high, just like the talent: two of the three boys play in the top 64 of worldwide rankings and compete in the play-offs for the FIFA eWorld Cup in January.

Whatever the results, the logo already made its statement. The Black Tulip from Milan never looked so gracious. A logo with such iconic value and rich history has to impress the competition. We expect all the guys (currently 17 of age) to wear the shirt with pride and other eSporters has to envy them for it.

eSports gaming back in action!

It was another week of awesome eSports action as we finally exit the off season. This week featured major tournaments in CS:GO, Dota 2, Hearthstone and Super Smash Bros. Meanwhile, the main leagues in Overwatch, League of Legends, StarCraft 2 and Heroes of the Storm are in full swing. Get in on the gaming action on Master Mazuma!

CS:GO ELEAGUE Major: Boston

CS:GO kicked off its season with the first Major. The Majors are held twice per year and provide a prize pool of 1 million dollars. The group stage saw G2 Gaming and FaZe Clan both going 3-0 in matches and qualifying for the playoffs. FaZe notably took down SK Gaming 16-12 with a dominating Terrorist side. SK misses Boltz this tournament and plays with stand-in Felps instead. Astralis and are the disappointments of the group stage. Astralis barely managed to win a single match, while got knocked out with three desperate losses. Next week are the playoffs. The matchups are FaZe versus mousesports, Na’Vi versus Quantum Bellator Fire, G2 versus Cloud9 and finally SK versus Fnatic. Throw out your predictions on Master Mazuma!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ELEAGUE Major Boston
ELEAGUE Major Boston is in full swing.

Hearthstone World Championship

Hearthstone wrapped up the 2017 season with the 1 million dollar World Championship. All the top finishers from the Spring, Summer and Winter Championship were in attendance, including the favourite Surrender. The top decks were without a doubt Raza Priest and Cube Warlock. Especially Warlock was banned in almost every game. The Taiwanese player Tom60229 defeated Surrender and Fr0zen to claim the prestigious title of world champion.

Hearthstone World Championship
Orange hugs the new champion Tom60229 after he’s won.

Dota 2 Galaxy Battles II

Another $500,000 was distributed in Dota’s Galaxy Battles II. EG and VGJ.Thunder made it to the finals over OG, TNC and Team Spirit. EG had defeated VGJ.T in Winner’s Finals. The American team rotated its cores Arteezy, Fear and SumaiL around the different lanes, with even Fear playing mid. VGJ.T however made their adjustments and swept EG 3-0 in the finals, including a thrilling 73 minute game 2.

Dota 2 Galaxy Battles II
VGJ.T completely adapted to EG’s playstyle.

Super Smash Bros. Genesis 5

A huge upset this weekend at Genesis in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Rising star Plup defeated the God players Mew2King, Mang0, Armada and Hungrybox to win Genesis 5. The finals against Hungrybox was hard fought: Hungrybox won the first set in a dominating quick 3-0 before Plup turned the tables in the second set. A close 3-2 victory for Plup completed his first gaming supermajor victory ever.

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Hungrybox congratulates Plup after his Genesis victory.

eSports leagues

League of Legends resumed its regular season with LCS, LCK and LPL as main events. TSM notably dropped to rock bottom with losses against Team Liquid and FlyQuest. Korean juggernaut SK Telecom T1 seems to become more mediocre by the week. The team lost to Jin Air Green Wings. Star player Faker may need to find new teammates soon.

The Overwatch League completed its second week. Seoul Dynasty proved its dominance again with 4-0 victories over Florida Mayhem and Boston Uprising. New York Excelsior kept up with a 3-0 and 4-0 over both Los Angeles teams Valiant and Gladiators. Seoul and New York are set to play each other next week for the number 1 spot in the league. Expect the highest level of Overwatch gameplay ever.

The GSL once again proved its status as the hardest StarCraft 2 league. Canadian player NoRegreT looked to prove himself in Korea but was quickly eliminated in last place. GSL regulars soO, Zest, TY and GuMiho prevented any upsets and all advanced to the round of 16. soO and TY especially looked unstoppable and didn’t drop a map.

The first week of the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Phase 1 had few surprises. Top teams like Ballistix, Tempest, Fnatic, Dignitas and Tempo Storm all won their first matches. Tempest even defeated the world champion KSV Black (formerly MVP Black) 3-0.

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GG WP 2017! Enter eSports 2018

2017 was the year that we finally got to play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the year where Blizzard had to take back their ‘you think do, but you don’t’ and the year that Vasilii lost it on Twitch and got banned from the eSports scene. Before we tell you what you can expect in 2018, we made a list of what we think were the eSports highlights of 2017. Let’s go over the plays and tournaments that we will remember 2017 by one more time!

1. SSG wins the League of Legends World Finals at the expense of SKT T1

For years, League of Legends has been the most viewed game on Twitch. The League of Legends World Championship had staggering total amount of 60 million unique viewers, making it the best eSports event on the planet. Just for that reason, this tournament deserves a spot in our list. But something special happened during the finals that will make us remember this particular tournament for a long time. SK Telecom T1, winner of the last three editions, lost without a chance to SSG: 0-3. SK Telecom’s iconic player Faker, burst into tears when the last Nexus fell. Statements of support were heard from around the world. The fall of midlaner Faker, was initiated by a Varus flash followed by a well placed ultimate. Already one of the most memorable League of Legends moments in history. Earlier in 2017 Faker was responsible for another highlight when his livestream on Twitch got a record of 245,100 viewers at the same time. The greatest amount to date.

2. The best plays, ganks and bizarre RNG

Many keyboard combinations that were thought to be impossible spawned on the screen in 2017. Accompanied by the most dirty ganks and unlikely RNG on crucial moments. With impressive nerdrages as a result. That’s why ‘the must see plays’ of 2017 form the second highlight on our 2017 list. Naturally you don’t have to go scouring the internet to find them, we’ve put them in a single file for you to enjoy in this article.

3. Marbles and gems

2017 was the year of recordrewards being paid out at eSports tournaments. The most lucrative tournament was Dota 2’s The International 2017 hosted in Seattle, containing a prize pool of 24, 787, 916 dollar! The german player KuroKy got the most out of the year with over 2,5 million dollar prize money just from playing tournaments, excluding sponsor money and other revenue. Also the salaries teams pay their members skyrocketed to new heights. In South-Korea, eSporters are earning as much if not more as baseball and football players. Again Faker leads the pack, with his employer SK Telecom paying him 2,5 million dollar. The best earning gamer so far.

4. European reign continues

It’s slowly becoming the American curse. Their most beloved virtual world, that of World of Warcraft, has been under european reign for over years. On this years Blizzcon, it seemed for a moment that the Americans finally got to call themselves lord and ruler in the 3v3 Arena of Azeroth. Global Panda qualified for the finals and the outcome of the other semi-final looked in favor of the Americans as well. In the end it wasn’t. Europe’s ABC qualified for the Finals and showed no mercy with their unconventional composition, wiping up the floor with Global Panda: 4-0. MVP was Alec, that proved a true master of Arcane when he managed to keep out of the grasp of the hyper aggressive Global Panda like a true Houdini. It’s worth looking the finals if you’ re a fan of World of Warcraft. You can find the link here.

5. Formula 1 goes virtual

What we think is a highlight for eSports in 2017, is the continuing integrating of gaming in the physical world. Already football teams hired gamers for their FiFa teams, but last year the Formula 1 entered the scene as well. McLaren looked for world’s fastest gamer in the equated project WFG. 30.000 gamers competed until only two were left, the Dutch Freek Schothorst and Rudy van Buren. Rudy won the finals and got offered a contract for a year at McLaren, working for the development team of the ‘real’ Formula 1 car. The simulator demanded the same physical efforts as the actual car, could this be the future where eSports breaks itself free from the limits of two dimensions?

Fast forward to 2018!

Will 2018 promise just as successful as its predecessor? We like to think so! We have great expectations from some titles anticipated to be released in 2k18. A honorable mention goes out to Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, that is promised finally to hit the shelfs this year. Another anticipated title is Anthem, a game that for years was known by its codename only ‘Dylan’. This co-developed title by Bioware and EA is destined to continue the Mass Effect legacy, which is gonna be a hard task to put it lightly. Although the visuals look promising in the trailers, we hopefully get to see some intelligence in the gameplay once it releases.

Everything eSports

In imitation of Fifa and Formula 1, NBA is the next big sports organization to create an eSports league. The widely popular NBA 2K will serve as the virtual playground for future tournaments to come. Big American eSports teams like Cloud Nine showed their interest, but over 30 major basketball teams as well. With already over three actually creating their team to play in the coming eLeague. Keep an eye out on Twitch for what promises to be a spectacle game!

We from Master Mazuma also have some new year resolutions that we like to share with you. Like 2017, we will continue to offer you to bet on the largest selection of games and all noteworthy tournaments. Like last year, we keep providing you the most accurate odds in the eSports scene. Naturally with our live bet feature! So what are our resolutions for 2018 then? Well, even more promotions for our loyalty players for starters. But we will also focus on delivering you more relevant informative content on games, players and tournaments. Giving you more inside insights to base your bets on!


We can already give away that you should definitely keep your eyes on the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship at the end of February, hosted in Katowice Poland. On this massive gathering, top teams from Dota 2, StarCraft 2 and CS:GO will compete and set the bar for the next tournaments to come. It’s the first real strength measurement and will give you a lot of information on which teams you have to keep an eye on in 2018.

eSports World Champions 2017

Master Mazuma brings you the final 2017 eSports champions. This weekend concluded the eSports season for League of Legends, StarCraft 2, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch and World of WarCraft Arena. Visit and earn some real money with eSports.

League of Legends eSports Worlds Finals

Worlds 2017 concluded with yet another all-Korean finals. Reigning champions SK Telecom T1 came into the finals looking shaky. The eternal favourites almost fell against the European team Misfits and the Chinese team Royal Never Give Up. Samsung Galaxy joined them in the finals after easily dispatching the Korean Longzhu and Chinese Team WE.

What looked to become a clash between two Korean eSports titans quickly became a total stomp by Samsung Galaxy. Even legendary mid player Faker couldn’t stop Samsung from defeating SK Telecom T1 with a one-sided 3-0 score. This victory marks Samsung’s seconds Worlds victory. Samsung White emerged victorious in 2014.

eSports World Champions 2017 Samsung Galaxy
Worlds Champions Samsung Galaxy
eSports World Champions 2017 Faker
SK Telecom T1’s Faker in tears after the loss

StarCraft 2 eSports WCS Global Finals

Reigning GSL champion INnoVation looked to solidify his status as ‘best of all time’ by winning the Global Finals. Meanwhile, Zerg player Rogue came hot off a Super Tournament victory. He just barely qualified for the Global Finals as the 16th eSports player. Both players were set to meet each other in the semifinals. However, INnoVation got upset by fellow Terran player TY. Rogue defeated herO and TY to earn his spot in the finals.

The other side of the bracket featured the last non-Korean players Elazer and SpeCial. The Mexican eSports player SpeCial emerged victorious and faced soO, who had defeated GuMiho. soO quickly crushed any hope and swept SpeCial 3-0. soO is the eternal second place finisher because he lost 6 GSL finals and won zero. The Global Finals proved no different, and Rogue became the world champion after defeating soO 4-2.

eSports World Champions 2017 Rogue
WCS World Champion Rogue

Heroes of the Storm eSports HGC Grand Finals

Favourites MVP Black, Fnatic and Ballistix kicked off the eSports weekend by defeating Team Freedom, Tempo Storm and Roll20. Team Expert managed to upset Dignitas, but quickly fell to MVP Black in the semifinals. Fnatic defeated Ballistix in the same 3-0 fashion.

Fnatic wanted continue their domination after winning Mid-Season Brawl, Western Clash and Europe Pro League. Meanwhile, MVP Black wanted to prove their complete return to form after winning South-Korea Pro League. The grand finals were close, but MVP Black proved to be the better team. Results: 3-1 with superior drafts and execution.

eSports World Champions 2017 MVP Black
HGC Champions MVP Black

Overwatch eSports World Cup

Heavy favourite South-Korea took on Canada in the World Cup grand finals. South-Korea made an unstoppable run through the bracket, defeating the US and France. Canada however had a much harder time, just barely beating Australia and Sweden.

South-Korea proved their Overwatch dominance by defeating Canada 4-1 in the finals. South-Korea won last year’s World Cup undefeated in games, with an 11-0 score.

Overwatch players are gearing up for the brand new Overwatch League. The league was announced at BlizzCon and will feature a Pacific and Atlantic Division.

eSports World Champions 2017 Overwatch South-Korea
Overwatch World Champion South-Korea

World of WarCraft Arena eSports World Championship

The Arena World Championship celebrated its tenth anniversary at BlizzCon. Both Method Triforce and Method Synergy won their groups 3-0. However, both lost in the semifinals by underdogs Panda Global and ABC. ABC demolished Panda Global 4-0 in the finals to take the trophy.

eSports World Champions 2017 ABC
WoW Arena Champions ABC

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