The wonderful PBS Off Book series latest look at gaming culture focuses on the world of eSports. From its humble beginnings with arcade fighting games, to its current explosion in the mainstream with real-time strategy and MOBA games.
The video hits the key points anyone that doesn't know about the scene should know about, and more surprisingly, touches on the issue of sexism in the eSports community. My favorite part was on Damien Dailidena's history with Street Fighter, and his status as the 25th Anniversary Street Fighter II Tournament champion.
On "Real Talk" with JP McDaniel, a YouTube show that interviews gaming personalities, Greg "Idra" Fields talked about the events surrounding his recent firing from Evil Geniuses' StarCraft II team. He talks about a ton ...more
Greg Fields, more commonly known as Idra in the StarCraft community, was let go from the Evil Geniuses StarCraft II team yesterday after some comments that were essentially the straw that broke the camel's back...more
If there's anything close to a "Super Bowl" equivalent in the world of eSports, it's The International tournament, hosted by Valve. The prize pool contains $1.6 million, but apparently that's just a starting point. By purchas...more