Recently the Swedish Sports Federation voted not to accept esports into the sports federation despite the application by Svenska E-sportförbundet. As a result, visa issues for players, staff and attendees from outside the EU became a potential problem for Dota 2 publisher, Valve. Request to reclassify The International as an elite sporting event were denied. As a result the 40 […]
The question of esports and sport and the ongoing covid pandemic continue to impact the esports scene. We discuss the latest major event (or non event in this case), the recent rejection of esports as a sport in Sweden despite the application by the Swedish Esports Association. This caused ‘The International’ in Dota 2, one of esports biggest events to […]
What are Lane Pushing Games? What’s this game ‘Causeway’ that is being developed? Steph & Brian talk all things game design and esports with someone who probably could have brought up new and interesting points on the topic for days. There’s certainly several hundred PhDs to be done on this complex and fascinating topic (Subscribe on Spotity, Google, Apple or […]
Lane Pushing Games? We repeat this is not about Moba’s but about lane pushing games so ask Sean yourself to explain the difference on Twitter (@Softmints4) or take some time to read up on the differences on this amazing labour of love website https://lanepushinggames.com https://twitter.com/softmints4 → Sean on twitter! https://lanepushinggames.com/ → Game design and history https://playcauseway.com/ → Causeway, the game […]
With almost 20 years in ESL, and as founding editor of the Esports Yearbook, Julia Hiltscher knows a little about esports and is currently preparing to defend her PhD thesis. We discuss her topic of MOBA and culture and develop an understanding of how rooted modern esports is in humanity’s collective cultural history!