We’ve all seen it, and some of us have lived it: The stigma, which has long afflicted the gaming community, of downing soda, potato chips, and energy drinks during an hours-long gaming run, without a break or a non-packaged food in sight.
Would all of the meta-obsessed competitive gamers raise their hands? Thanks. I’ve got a bone to pick with you.
In traditional sports, leadership roles are well-defined — the quarterback sets the play, and the team listens up. In competitive gaming, the need is just as strong for someone who can make choices under pressure, who can quickly size up an opponent’s weakness and leverage his team’s strong points against them: a…
Enrique “xPeke” Martínez has been playing competitive League of Legends since the very beginning, with Fnatic during Season 1 of the LCS. As such — and in his current capacity as owner and manager of Origen — the world champion has a uniquely 30,000-foot view of the game that made him famous.
You’ve got the perfect PC build (or a brand-new console). You’ve chosen the right monitor or TV for your setup. Now it’s time for… everything else.
Esports is a relatively new phenomenon. Being good at video games is not. But how to make the leap from one to the other?
Wading through the throngs Saturday at Spodek Arena for the League of Legends championship at IEM Katowice, sponsored by Gillette, it wasn’t hard to see which team thousands of Polish fans had come out to watch. The clear favorite was H2K, especially their countryman Jankos, H2K’s star jungler.
This weekend the Studio@Gizmodo team is headed to Katowice, Poland, for the Intel Extreme Masters League of Legends World Championship tournament. Sponsored by Gillette, the event is part of their big push into esports (including this very site, Compete). It’s going to be real cold, real competitive, and real fun.
The holidays are over, yet somehow, you’re more stressed than ever. Your bank account is empty, your back muscles are an impenetrable knot, and your house is a mess. It’s time to focus on you. The below “gifts” are ones you should give yourself, to put your mind and body at ease and start the new year strong.
The new year is a special time when everyone makes resolutions that sound super-positive and ambitious, but are really about covering up last year’s mistakes, like chucking a throw rug over that wine stain on your carpet.
As a relatively well-adjusted adult, you may assume that your most trying social challenges are behind you. You survived high-school cliques, learned to navigate office dynamics, and even managed to get on your father-in-law’s good side. But you’re a parent now, and having kids opens the door to a whole new social…
Having a crush is exciting. Then comes the hard part: figuring out whether your crush is crushing on you. This is especially important when you’re going out to dinner or meeting for drinks. You don’t want to miss out on a potential make-out and binge-watching partner (especially during winter) — but if you make the…
Listen: No matter how much experience you have, navigating the good ol’ World Wide Web with decency, class, and politeness can be difficult. Sometimes, you get yourself into a reply-all mishap, and you’re left wondering if you need to hide from technology forever.
In the pantheon of unpleasant activities, breaking up with someone ranks up there with root canals and standardized test prep. But you know who else it sucks for? The person getting dumped. That’s why you should do this like a man.
There’s nothing more stress-inducing than attending your high school reunion. You must simultaneously make conversation with ex–unrequited crushes, eat mediocre hors d’oeuvres, and impress the people who used to make fun of you during fifth-period gym. It’s practically a medieval torture device.
Even though all that “making seasons bright” noise can be a load of crap, generally, you can get into it. The holidays are a pretty wonderful time of year. Holiday dinners are the season’s pinnacle, when you spend your time eating perfectly browned birds, creamy potato goodness, and, of course, pie with relatives who…
It was a dark and stormy night. You wandered in off the street, disoriented and tense, a stranger in a strange land — and that land is ... the jewelry store. All these choices, and unfamiliar terms! Halo, pavé, shank/split-shank; gold, white gold, platinum; and what the hell are carats, anyway?