Overwatch League Season Two Grand Finals boasts impressive viewership growth

The viewership figures for the Overwatch League Grand Final have been revealed, and Activision Blizzard will be pleased to learn that more people watched San Francisco Shock sweep the Vancouver Titans than Season One's finale. With ESL One New York taking place at the same time, there was strong competition for viewers on Twitch, but fans could also watch the OWL Grand Final on many other digital platforms – including Zhanqi, CC, Huya, and Bilibili – plus ABC on television. The Overwatch Leagu
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NRG Esports CEO Andy Miller explains why they exited CSGO

NRG Esports Co-CEO Andy Miller shocked the esports community with the decision to sell his CS:GO team to Evil Geniuses earlier this week. He explained the shock move to Dexerto in an interview at the Overwatch League Grand Finals media day. The team’s move shocked many because after so long, the CS:GO squad led by Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz advanced to rank top five on HLTV's CSGO World Rankings. When asked about the decision on September 27, Miller replied that it mostly had to do with the inst

HLTV's CS:GO Ranking System Exacerbates the Oversaturation Problem

CS:GO’s teams are encouraged and practically mandated to attend as many events as possible to climb HLTV’s ranking system, the ladder by which teams are measured in the game. Between the online leagues, offline LANs, invitationals, and open events that teams have to choose from, how much can players handle before they break down? And how can change come to what’s become an esports institution?
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