The Greatest Series in the History of COD eSports?

The stage was set at MLG Dallas as the world’s two most lethal teams matched up in the grand finals. Optic Gaming had stormed through the winners bracket, sweeping aside top teams including their main rivals Faze Clan. EUnited had lost narrowly to Optic earlier in the tournament, but went on a fantastic losers bracket…

eSports’ Biggest Personalities

Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag Matt Haag, otherwise known as Nadeshot, is a former professional Call of Duty player. He played for eSports giants Optic Gaming between 2010 and 2015. In fact, he was the captain of the team from 2013 onwards. His name derives from ‘grenade shot’, which is a term from the popular Halo series….

The Greenwall Prevails in Paris

The Call of Duty community had barely recovered from the thrills and spills of MLG Atlanta last weekend, before the whole show moved east to Europe for ESWC Paris. There are only a couple of events in Europe across the season, and so each one is special. The favourites going into this one were Atlanta…

EUnited Take It Home: MLG Atlanta Recap

The community expected big things from this weekend, but nobody could possibly have predicted just how good this event would be. From start to finish, every moment was exciting, from the very first match in pool play right up until the grand finals. The tournament started off with pool play on Friday, with 16 teams…

MLG Atlanta Day 1 in 100 Words

MLG Atlanta has kicked off with a bang, with plenty of shocks and surprises. Faze and Optic have swept their respective pools, which was expected. Also unbeaten are EUnited, who could be a shock contender for the title. Also in pool D are reigning champs Envyus, who have performed better than recent months. The biggest…

MLG Atlanta Pool Play Preview

The pools for the second event of the Call of Duty Infinite Warfare season, MLG Atlanta, have been announced. 16 professional teams and 4 amateur teams will play each other in a round robin format with the top 2 from each pool progressing through to bracket play. The event runs from February 10th to 12th…

What Would Improve eSports?

Over the past seven weeks of this blog, I have not been shy about praising the eSports scene. It truly is a remarkable community of like-minded people who all have the same interests and all enjoy eSports in every sense of the word. However, like everything, there are some things that could be improved about…

Is COD eSports Really Global?

When people think of gaming and competitive eSports, they tend to think of Asia, for one reason or another. Maybe it’s their technological advancements, or maybe it is that they are proven to be some of the best gamers in the world. Whatever reason, this stereotype may be true for certain games such as League…

Domination: The Rise of Optic Gaming

Quite often in sports, there will be one team that dominates over all others in terms of talent and finances. eSports is no different. The business empire that is Optic Gaming stretches right across eSports, with the brand recognised the world over.  Created in 2006 by two friends playing Call of Duty 2, it has…

Call of Duty eSports 2016: Bigger and Better than Ever Before

Competitive Call of Duty couldn’t possibly have gone any better in 2016. Although not the most popular eSport around, it boasts some of the biggest and best personalities in the industry. This year saw it grow exponentially, with a huge increase in viewing figures, more teams competing than ever before, and bigger and better tournaments….