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Overwatch League has started!

The brand new Overwatch League has officially kicked off. And what a start it was, featuring the classic rivalry between Dallas Fuel (formerly EnVyUs) and Seoul Dynasty (formerly Lunatic-Hai). West versus East. The League seems successful in its efforts to make Overwatch one of the top eSports and to increase professionalism in eSports.

Overwatch League - Dallas Fuel vs Seoul Dynasty

Most professional eSports ever

The first season of Overwatch League features 12 teams, which each paid $20 million for their spot. The League aims to emulate professional sports leagues like the NBA, MLB and NFL. Each team represents a city – Dallas, Seoul, Shanghai etc. The teams play their Season 1 games in Los Angeles, but future seasons will see home and away games. The players receive minimum salaries of $50,000, housing, health insurance, retirement savings and more. eSports has never seen such a professional league before.

The highly anticipated start of the League attracted over 400,000 viewers on Twitch. Twitch paid over $90 million for exclusive broadcasting rights for Overwatch League. Expect exclusive virtual merchandise coming soon to your Overwatch streams.

West vs East

Dallas Fuel versus Seoul Dynasty turned out to be a classic power struggle between West and East. The American team took the lead on Junkertown. The second map, Temple of Anubis, was a tight race. The Koreans ended up winning 6-5 in the best game of the week. Seoul closed it out with a win on Ilios and a draw on Numbani. Munchkin’s Tracer was the MVP as he created chaos and disrupted Dallas’ strategy.

Overwatch League - Seoul Dynasty D.VaOverwatch League - Los Angeles Valiant Mercy

Seoul Dynasty and London Spitfire were the big favourites in the league and both delivered. New York Excelsior and the big surprise Los Angeles Valiant managed to keep up with 2-0 scores. LA Valiant has a tough upcoming week. They play against top teams New York Excelsior and London Spitfire.

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Speedrunning event AGDQ 2018 has begun!

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) kicked off last Sunday from Herndon, Virginia. AGDQ is an annual event featuring top speedrunners from around the world. The speedrunners play in a week-long marathon of 130 hours, covering dozens of games. The event raises millions of dollars for charity each year. AGDQ has raised over $6.6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation since 2011.

AGDQ gameplay

Speedrunning is the sport of beating a videogame as quickly as possible. You might have raced your friends to see who can finish the game the quickest. Speedrunners take this competition to the next level. They’ll use obscure tricks or glitches to gain any advantage. Speedrunners might run a level backwards to go faster. They might squeeze their character through walls into areas that were never intended to be seen. They might even glitch their way past entire levels.

AGDQ gameplay

Speedrunning can be done with multiple rulesets. Here are the most popular ones:

  • Any%: The classic run where you finish the game as fast as possible.
  • 100%: The runner must collect every item in the game.
  • Low%: A run that completes the game with the least amount of levels and items possible.
  • All bosses: Every boss in the game must be defeated.
  • Glitchless: Players can’t use glitches in their run. This mode is mainly used in extremely exploitable games.

AGDQ features games of all generations, from the original Mario games to Skyrim. The most popular games will be played on Friday and Saturday. This includes many Mega Man games, Zelda games, Super Mario games, Final Fantasy, Warcraft, Diablo, Mass Effect and Bloodborne. The weirdest run of the week might be Prey, on Thursday.

The marathon event even runs at night and is broadcast live on Twitch. You can find the full schedule at the AGDQ website. Don’t forget to visit mastermazuma.com if you’re interested in competitive games.

eSports Top 5 Plays of the Year

It’s time for Master Mazuma’s eSports Top 5 Plays of the Year 2017. A few special moments stood out as the best plays across all of eSports. These plays were game-changing. Tournament-winning even. The ones every fan dreams about.

Astralis’ Tec-9 rush (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Astralis was behind 7-13 in the ELEAGUE grand finals against Virtus.pro. The team was extremely low on money. Normally, teams save their money and give up the round. Astralis however was desperate and took a huge risk. The entire team bought Tec-9 pistols and rushed to bombsite A. This was an all-or-nothing attempt to surprise Virtus.pro. The attack caught Virtus.pro completely off-guard and the risk paid off. This play gave Astralis the momentum to make a comeback and win 16-14. Astralis won their first major tournament with the biggest CS:GO play of the year.

Ruler’s flash-ult to kill Faker at the World finals (League of Legends)

The League of Legends Worlds finals once again featured Samsung Galaxy and SK Telecom T1. Last year, SK Telecom T1 narrowly won thanks to Faker’s world-class plays. Samsung Galaxy’s Ruler was one of the biggest losers, getting outplayed in crucial moments. This year the reverse happened. Ruler made the decisive play against Faker. He used his flash to go in on Faker and kill him with his Varus ultimate. This won Samsung Galaxy the fight and ultimately the game. Ruler redeemed himself with the biggest League of Legends play of the year.

SumaiL’s 5 man Electric Vortex (Dota 2)

Sometimes, you just have to go in and hope for the best.” SumaiL followed his own advice in the Manila Masters Loser’s Finals against Team NP. His team, Evil Geniuses, was way behind against Team NP and on the brink of being knocked out of the tournament. SumaiL played his signature Storm Spirit. He went in on the entire enemy team and caught all of them. This fight turned the tide in the game. Evil Geniuses went on to win the series and eventually the entire tournament. This was all made possible thanks to SumaiL’s biggest Dota 2 play of the year.

Kaiser’s 5-man Earthshatter (Overwatch)

It was the deciding game 5 of the APEX semifinals between RunAway and LW Blue. RunAway’s Kaiser made the best play of his life. He caught the entire LW Blue team with his Earthshatter ability and wiped the team. This play decided the series and brought RunAway to the finals. Kaiser’s Earthshatter play proved to be the biggest Overwatch play of the year.

Salem’s last game last stock comeback (Super Smash Bros. for WiiU)

Salem made it to the grand finals of EVO, the biggest fighting game tournament of the year. He took on ZeRo, who was the best Super Smash Bros. WiiU ever and the heavy favourite. Salem made to the final game of two best-of-five series. Both players were on their last stock, but Salem was way behind in percentage. Against all odds, Salem made a single opening into a death combo on ZeRo. This completed one of the greatest comebacks in Smash history. Salem’s combo was without doubt the biggest Smash WiiU play of the year.

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The best gamer girls in Counter-Strike

Ever got beaten by a girl in video games? Those girls are nothing compared to these professional gamer girls. They are smart, hot and kick major ass. Master Mazuma brings you the best gamer girls in Counter-Strike. And if you want to earn money with eSports yourself, check out mastermazuma.com!

 

Gamer Girls Counter-Strike: missharvey

missharvey

This girl has been playing competitive Counter-Strike since 2005! missharvey really broke through when she won the Electronic Sports World Cup in 2007 on SK Gaming. She’s one of the most successful girls in eSports, with seven major titles under her belt. missharvey most recently played for Counter Logic Gaming Red. She’s one of the biggest and best-known personalities in women’s eSports.

 

Gamer Girls Counter-Strike: vilga

vilga

vilga only recently emerged on the eSports scene. She quickly climbed the ranks and joined Team Secret. This became the most successful CS:GO team in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, the entire team switched from Team Secret to Dynasty Gaming. vilga is often the most aggressive player in the team and scores a lot of kills.

 

Gamer Girls Counter-Strike: potter

potter

The experienced team captain of CLG Red. potter was an inseparable duo with missharvey since 2006. Together, they won seven major championships. potter combines her excellent leadership with great individual skill and is often the highest rated player on her team.

 

Gamer Girls Counter-Strike: juliano

juliano

The second of the Dynasty Gaming trio in this list. juliano is the leader of the most successful female team in CS:GO. She personally led her teams to nine major eSports titles. juliano and zAAz teamed up in 2014 and are currently the most successful gamer girls duo in CS:GO.

 

Gamer Girls Counter-Strike: zAAz

zAAz

The best gamer girl to ever play Counter-Strike. zAAz won two premier and eight major tournaments in her career, an unrivaled record. She’s been kicking ass since 2008, when she was 16 years old. Her individual skills and K/D of 1.25 often carry the team to victory. zAAz is also the top female earner in Counter-Strike eSports with $27.000 earned. She’s indisputably the best ace player in the game.

A 50 Million Dollar eSports Prize Pool?

Biggest eSports prize pool ever

Imagine playing your favourite videogame for a 50 million dollar eSports prize pool. You win, lift the trophy and get handed a cheque. You just earned 20 million dollars for winning first place. Crazy fantasy, right?

This tournament might actually happen in the next five years. Prize pools in all eSports are rising. The biggest tournaments of the year make their winners millionaires. The biggest of them all is The International. This is the yearly Dota 2 world championship. The International 2017 had a total eSports prize pool of 25 million dollars. Team Liquid took home 10 million dollars for winning first place.

A 50 Million Dollar eSports Prize Pool? - Team Liquid

An eSports Revolution

The International had its first edition in 2011. Valve, developer of Dota 2, funded the 1.6 million dollar prize pool. This was a revolutionary eSports prize pool in 2011. Almost no eSports tournament ever exceeded 100.000 dollars, and certainly not 1 million! Na’Vi won 1 million dollars for first place and became legends. But this was just the start.

In 2013, everything changed. Valve introduced crowdfunding to increase the prize pool. Players could purchase in-game items, and 25% of sales were added to the prize pool. These items included the ‘Compendium’ and ‘Battle Pass’ and gave in-game benefits. The total increased to 2.8 million dollars, again the biggest in eSports history. But this was just the beginning. Each next year saw a massive increase: 10 million in 2014, 18 million in 2015, 20 million in 2016 and finally 25 million in 2017.

A 50 Million Dollar eSports Prize Pool? - TI7 prize pool

Bigger than the Super Bowl

If The International continues to grow, 2022 might feature a 50 million dollar prize pool. This would be more than the Super Bowl! However, it is unlikely that Dota 2 will keep growing at the same rate. Experts predict that The International won’t grow as much in the next years. So, is a 50 million dollar eSports prize pool still a crazy fantasy?

No! Dota 2 might never hit 50 million. But new eSports games will emerge and become even more popular. The International showed us how to run successful crowdfunding campaigns. Maybe in five or ten years, Dota 3 will launch and set new records. The prestigious 50 million tournament will happen within ten years, you can count on that.

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A 50 Million Dollar eSports Prize Pool? - eSports prize money

ESL Pro League Finals Preview

This week in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive features the ESL Pro League Finals. The best 12 EU and NA teams have fought their way to the live finals in Denmark. The event will take six days. The total prize pool is $750,000. You too can earn a lot of money with Master Mazuma betting. Read on to find out what the best odds are in the ESL Pro League Finals.

ESL Pro League Finals betting: The best teams in CS:GO

G2 eSports won last year’s ESL Pro League Finals but failed to qualify this year. The favourites to win it all are SK Gaming and FaZe Clan. But there are many strong dark horse teams at this event. There is a lot of games to play and a lot of games to bet on.

Will SK follow up their recent success with another win in Denmark? Or will FaZe step up to their potential and take home their share of $750,000? These are two potential outcomes, but there are many strong teams at the event.

The teams are placed into two groups of six teams. Both groups have clear favourites, so we might see less group stage upsets. It might be best to play safe until the group stage is over. The quarterfinals will definitely feature much closer matches.

Each team will play one game against every other team in their group. This means a total of five games for each team. The team that finishes as number one in their group immediately goes to the semifinals. The second and third place teams play each other in the quarterfinals. The bottom three teams are eliminated from the event. The quarterfinals and semifinals become best-of-three matches. The finals will be a best-of-five.

ESL Pro League Finals Schedule

Who will win the group stage?

The 12 teams in the ESL Pro League Finals have been put in Group A or Group B. Both groups contain teams who can win the tournament. Let’s analyse the groups  to see which teams are most likely to win it.

Group A

  1. Fnatic
  2. FaZe Clan
  3. Astralis
  4. Liquid
  5. Hellraisers
  6. Luminosity Gaming

Group A has three clear favourites: Fnatic, FaZe Clan and Astralis. All group stage matches are best-of-one though, which means it’s easier to cause upsets. Team Liquid and Hellraisers have both proven that they are capable of upsets. Luminosity is the weakest team and has the worst odds.

The top three teams in this group are all playing well. FaZe has the most individual talent in the world. Based on recent results, FaZe might be the favourite to win the tournament. Read more about FaZe Clan in the Spotlight article.

Astralis still misses its star player dev1ce. The team still finished second at BLAST Pro Series last week without him, behind the strong SK Gaming. Astralis also has the home crowd advantage, since they’re a Danish team. This might be the best place to make it far into the tournament.

Fnatic is one of the most improved teams of the year. The Swedish team has the talent to make it far, but has to prove itself against the best teams in the world. Expect great results in the group stage. The playoffs is where it gets hard though.

Group B

  1. OpTiC Gaming
  2. SK Gaming
  3. North
  4. Ninjas in Pyjamas
  5. Misfits
  6. NRG eSports

Group B has two favourites for qualification; SK Gaming and Ninjas in Pyjamas. The third spot is up for grabs for North or OpTic Gaming.

SK Gaming comes into this tournament with recent wins at BLAST Pro Series and EPICENTER. The Brazilians might be the best team in the world. They beat Astralis, North and Ninjas in Pyjamas all at BLAST Pro Series.

Ninjas in Pyjamas won IEM Oakland over SK Gaming and FaZe Clan. The team is coming into this event with confidence and strong form.

North has a slight advantage over OpTic for third place. North has been playing better and better. The Danish team als has home crowd advantage, just like Astralis. OpTic struggles to play as team, but still has some of the best players in Europe. Nobody should underestimate OpTic.

The weakest teams are Misfits and NRG eSports. Both played well enough to qualify for the Finals. However, they are outmatches by the strong top four teams in their group. Their upset potential looks quite weak.

ESL Pro League Finals Odense

ESL Pro League Finals odds: Insight into the favourites

SK Gaming is the team to beat right now. SK won two of their last three live events and looks to be in top shape. Especially their leader FalleN has been playing great. He finished the BLAST grand final against Astralis with a 1.63 kill/death ratio. If SK’s other stars Coldzera and Fer can find their form as well, SK Gaming would be a good bet in the ESL Pro League Finals odds.

Astralis was the big surprise at BLAST Pro Series, almost winning the event. The team has great momentum coming into the ESL Pro League Finals. Their biggest weakness is RUBINO, who is the stand-in for star player dev1ce. Astralis had little time to practise with RUBINO. The team will probably struggle in the quarterfinals.

FaZe Clan has the talent and firepower to win this tournament. However, recent events have shown that the team has been struggling to find consistency. FaZe’s teamwork also doesn’t match that of other teams. FaZe relies on its star players to carry the team with their aim heavy style. This means that the players must individually outplay their opponents. Some teams have found ways to counter this with teamwork. FaZe’s leader karrigan will need to give the roster a more tactical approach to the matches.

ESL Pro League Finals Trophy

Chances for upsets?

Ninjas in Pyjamas proved to be capable of upsetting top teams FaZe Clan and SK Gaming. The team defeated both to win IEM Oakland. Ace players f0rest and GeT_RiGhT are veterans of the game, on par with FaZe and SK’s best. Ninjas in Pyjamas could potentially win it all if the pieces fall into place.

North could also cause an upset in Denmark. The team showed promise at BLAST Pro Series. They had some encouraging results against FaZe and Astralis. North might be able to turn the home field advantage into some upsets in the group stage.

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Counter Logic Gaming exit CS:GO

Counter Logic Gaming have “stepped back” from Counter-Strike, the organisation announced Thursday.

They will no longer field their primary or academy rosters, but will retain CLG Red, their women’s team, a spokesperson for CLG said.

This news follows a report by independent journal Jarek “DeKay” Lewis that CLG was leaving CS:GO due to internal financial issues within the team. CLG’s press release does not explain why the organisation is leaving CS:GO.

“CLG has been in competitive Counter Strike since the beginning of 2015. Since then, the competitive sport, community, and industry has grown massively into what it is today,” CLG wrote in a press release. “It has been amazing to see the collective rise of esports and CS:GO at the forefront of it. After several months of analysis and internal discussion around our business strategy, as well as the economics of the sport, we reached this difficult decision.”

“As great as the organisation is, I never felt that they were convinced in CSGO enough to dish out money to get the players needed to succeed,” FNS wrote.

“My entire goal in 2017 was to win or at least make a grand final and when we were coming close and making deep runs at tournaments, it seemed like a good idea to stay, but looking back, I should have just departed when Imapet did. Regardless of that, I’m glad I was able to fulfil my contract with CLG and stick out the entire year with them. Again, I wish the players and organisation nothing but the best of luck.”

CLG first entered CS:GO in 2015, and were often considered one of the stronger North American teams in the scene. CLG were also recently purchased by the Madison Square Garden Company, who own the New York Knicks, and acquired a spot in the  North American League of Legends Championship Series.

In the press release CLG say they are “parting ways” with their main and academy CS:GO rosters, though DeKay’s initial report alleged that CLG would keep players under contract to sell them to other organisations.

Counter Logic Gaming

Whether this is the end for Counter Logic Gaming, or they rise up again and conquer the CS:GO scene, we don’t know. One thing we do know; it’s going to be an interesting story to follow.

Spotlight: FaZe Clan CS:GO eSports

FaZe Clan’s Superstars

FaZe Clan made their debut in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2016. The team was known as the most prestigious Call of Duty eSports team and as YouTube famous. FaZe was initially plagued with bad results and roster changes. Finally, the eSports dream team is here. Five of the best players in the game joined up to form the ultimate team. Just like Master Mazuma is the ultimate eSports betting site.

 

FaZe rain

Longest lasting member of FaZe is rain. His team G2 was bought by FaZe for $700.000. rain is the entry-fragger of the team, which means he plays aggressively and goes in first. He often gets the most kills but also the most deaths.

 

FaZe Olofmeister

Olofmeister was player of the year in 2015. He gained notoriety for boosting (jumping on a teammate’s back) in tournaments to get to unfair spots on the map. Regardless of the scandal, Olofmeister remains a top 10 player in the world. His role as lurker means he tries to flank and surprise enemies.

 

FaZe NiKo

NiKo is one of the faster rising stars of the game. He was the number 11 player of 2016 and has only gotten better. FaZe bought NiKo from Mousesports for over $500.000, the biggest transfer in CS:GO history. NiKo is one of the best in the world with assault rifles and sniper rifles.

 

FaZe GuardiaN

GuardiaN played Counter-Strike professionally since 2009. His highest ranking came in 2015, when he was the second best player in the world after Olofmeister. GuardiaN is known for his skill with the AWP sniper rifle.

 

FaZe karrigan

Team leader karrigan brings discipline in the team. He often sacrifices his own life and weapons for the team. Without karrigan, FaZe would be four superstars each trying to play 1 versus 5. karrigan makes sure everyone sticks to the gameplan.

FaZe Clan finally has its CS:GO dream team. Master Mazuma predicts that the team will end SK Gaming’s reign and dominate 2018. Make sure to follow eSports and make money on mastermazuma.com.

Top 10 videogame cosplay girls

These are the hottest videogame cosplay girls

Master Mazuma brings you the top ten hottest videogame cosplay girls. These girls dress up sexily as your favourite videogame characters. And they make big money doing it. Scroll down to discover these hot girls in sexy cosplay. And when you’re finished, make sure to earn some real money yourself with videogames on mastermazuma.com!

Vera Chimera

Australian videogame cosplayer Vera Chimera is a cosplay veteran. She’s a big name at conventions and regularly talks at panels.

Favourite cosplay: Lilith (Borderlands)

Fun fact: Vera loves motorcycles!

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Marie-Claude Bourbonnais

Marie-Claude Bourbonnais Videogame Cosplay

This French Canadian beauty used her popularity to create a successful brand. Marie-Claude has her own website, original merchandise and numerous magazine appearances.

Favourite cosplay: Power Girl (DC Universe)

Fun fact: Because of her curvy body type, she’s able to cosplay as the most big-breasted videogame characters. Definitely worth checking out.

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Jannet Incosplay

Jannet Incosplay Videogame Cosplay

This Russian beauty cosplays videogame, anime and comic book characters. Jannet definitely doesn’t shy away from sexier characters.

Favourite cosplay: Widowmaker (Overwatch)

Fun fact: Jannet is an expert wig-stylist. She creates her own amazing hairstyles.

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Adrianne Curry

Adrianne Curry Videogame Cosplay

This babe won the first season of America’s Next Top Model! She also modeled for Playboy and other big magazines. Adrianne uses her gorgeous looks to create amazing cosplays.

Favourite cosplay: Mileena (Mortal Kombat)

Fun fact: Adrianne recently retired from cosplay. Luckily she left a large collection!

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VampyBitMe

VampyBitMe Videogame Cosplay

Asian hottie VampyBitMe appeared in the Playboy and For Him Magazine. It’s easy to see why: She might have the hottest body among videogame cosplay girls.

Favourite cosplay: Psylocke (Marvel)

Fun fact: VampyBitMe is of Vietnamese-American descent.

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Tasha Cosplay

Tasha Cosplay Videogame Cosplay

Tasha is the leader of Korean cosplay group Spiral Cats. She does both incredibly sexy and super detailed realistic cosplays.

Favourite cosplay: Kerrigan (StarCraft)

Fun fact: Tasha worked as professional cosplayer for League of Legends and StarCraft 2.

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Katyuska Moonfox

Katyuska Moonfox Videogame Cosplay

This curvy cosplayer from Australia loves skin tight costumes. She has cosplayed as many sexy videogame characters.

Favourite cosplay: Tifa Lockheart (Final Fantasy)

Fun fact: Katyuska also studies game development, because videogames are her passion!

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Yaya Han

Yaya Han Videogame Cosplay

Yaya Han is one of the most experienced videogame cosplay girls. She pioneered cosplay in the West almost 20 years ago. Yaya is known for being extremely well-endowed.

Favourite cosplay: Chun Lee (Street Fighter)

Fun fact: Yaya is in her thirties but looks like she’s still in her twenties!

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Alodia Gosiengfiao

Alodia Gosiengfiao Videogame Cosplay

Alodia Gosiengfiao is not only a succesful cosplayer, but also a film and tv star. Her career can only get better with her incredible looks.

Favourite cosplay: Baroness (G.I. Joe)

Fun fact: Alodia is a big name in the Phillippines. She regularly appears in the Top 100 Sexiest Women.

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Jessica Nigri

Jessica Nigri Videogame Cosplay

The queen of videogame cosplay. Jessica Nigri is by far the most popular cosplayer in the world…. and it’s easy to see why. She’s even appeared in movies and tv shows. Jessica can cosplay anything from realistic to sexy.

Favourite cosplay: Sexy Pokémon

Fun fact: Jessica loves to cosplay as sexy versions of popular videogame characters. She became famous with her sexy Pikachu costume.

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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 mastermazuma.com 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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