When you’re in the game it’s non-stop thinking. It’s like chess the entire time
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Canadian Starcraft pro makes history in Pyeongchang
Esports may be seen as a predominately male sport but times may be beginning to change. Before the start of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, the Starcraft 2 tournament of the Intel Extreme Masters was held in the same location. This tournament however had a different kind of ending. Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn was left hoisting the trophy as the undoubted winner, placing herself in the history books as the first female to ever win a Starcraft 2 major.
Illinois College logs on for inaugural esports season
The collegiate esports scene continues to grow in the US, and worldwide as more and more teams jump on the wagon to be a part of the action. Most recently Illinois College joined the ranks as they compete in their inaugural season as a collegiate League of Legends team. Although they are a few years behind many of the established teams Illinois College will be quick to catch up on the learning curve and will surely be seen as a top tiered team very soon.
Esports pro licenses come to Japan
Japan has decided to hand out pro license to qualified esports competitors, meaning esports is now officially seen as a professional sport in the county. Competitors recently met at a competition location in Chiba which is near Tokyo to play games of all different shapes and sizes. The best gamers will be given a pro card as well as a prize around the amount of 90 thousand dollars.
Have an overview which events will take place in the next few weeks with our esports calendar below:
Click on each event to get more information about it such as price money, location and more!