ESTNN recaps the first of two FNCS Qualifiers in Chapter 2 – Season 8. The Fortnite Champion Series is officially underway after much anticipation. Fortnite’s latest season — Chapter 2 – Season 8 — brought new locations, more loot, multiple team changes and a new format. With trios still the primary focus, Epic Games […]

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This is the second entry in a three part series. Click here to download the entire guide . Online gaming spaces are marked by a shared ethos that members participate in due to passion for games, not because they are being paid or because they seek status or power. In these tightly knit communities, games are the primary lever for emotional connections, favorable associations, and viral buzz.   This out-of-market terrain is also a fresh opportunity to meaningfully connect with younger generations. For example, competitive […]

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Dropping the support line. Discounting the two-way players with their Contenders team UP Academy, Guangzhou only had a six-man roster, just enough to make a starting roster. They have now released their two Support players Chan-hee “Mandu” Kim and Youngseo “KariV” Park. Fans have already raised questions about why the Support line is being dropped. […]

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Keeping the core. Besides Hojin “iDK” Park, the Hangzhou Spark’s most recent roster decisions were nothing out of the blue. Liu “M1ka” Jiming, Tong “ColdEst” Xiaodong, and fan-favorite Min-soo “SeoMinSoo” Seo have been released alongside iDK in Hangzhou’s attempt to start building for the 2022 season. Between M1Ka, ColdEst, and SeoMinSoo, less than eight hours […]

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A short stint and a championship. Rak-hoon “Develop” Chae joined the Shanghai Dragons straight out of Contenders during the June Joust stage of the regular season. Playing a grand total of just over 10 minutes on Tracer in the Countdown Cup, he was just barely able to be ranked on a statistics leaderboard for the […]

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Dedication to the potential. The Washington Justice has dropped Overwatch League 2018 Champion Won-sik “Closer” Jung along with DPS backup Ho-sung “TTuba” Lee and Assistant Coach Ho-cheol “Hocury” Lee. However, they’re keeping the rest of the roster intact for Overwatch 2. Closer has already taken to social media to announce what is most likely the […]

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The first move of the offseason. Many players and coaches have been dropped by or parted ways with their teams the last week. Finally though, we have some good news. It comes from the 2020 Summer Showdown and 2021 Countdown Cup champion coach Sueng-min “Tydolla” Jung. Tydolla formerly played the role of Assistant Coach for […]

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The Gladiators prepare their roster for Overwatch 2. Young-hun “MuZe” Kim and Gia Huy “MirroR” Trinh have officially parted ways with the LA Gladiators. They’ve both already unlinked themselves from the Countdown Cup Championship team, posting open invites on social media for other Overwatch League teams to contact them. MirroR is coming off a season […]

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Streaming platform Twitch was hacked and sensitive data, including the website source code, leaked as a result. The Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch experienced a devastating data breach early this morning. While the exact details regarding the hack are unclear, it’s alarming. Some sources have indicated that “everything” has leaked. That includes user data and passwords, […]

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Roster Mayhem strikes Florida. Confusion from beginning to end. A roster that looked built for anything crumbled under the pressure and now has been disbanded. The Mayhem started the season with great confidence, taking a third-place finish in the May Melee tournament. But continued on to only win two more games for the entire rest […]

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