League of Legends

League of Legends

Over 100 Riot Games Employees Walked Out to End Forced Arbitration

'League of Legends' developers walkout to protest the company’s use of forced arbitration to settle sexual harassment lawsuits.
Matthew Gault
Nicole Clark
5.7.19
Gaming

What It's Like to Fall in Love Inside a Video Game

Though usually a forum for competitive bloodbaths, some have actually found romance in the digital realm of video games.
Justin Caffier
9.20.18
esports

How Esports Teams Decide to Expand Into New Games

The shuttering of pro squads prior to the launch of Blizzard's professional Overwatch league illustrates the risks and rewards teams like Immortals and Team Liquid must consider when choosing new games.
B. David Zarley
7.19.17
esports

One Jungle Share at a Time: Meet the Bill James of Esports

Analytics are penetrating esports like League of Legends. Tim Sevenhuysen is a crucial voice, breaking down weekly pro games with incisive, illuminating, and often home-cooked stats.
Luke Winkie
3.21.17
esports

​A Sliver of the Future: How Virtual Reality Pushes Esports' Boundaries

Is the newest wave of spectator sports already facing a huge evolution in how it's consumed?
B. David Zarley
2.13.17
esports

Big Brain, Big Brother: The Unique Challenge of Being an Esports Coach

Unlike other sports, where roles are so thoroughly defined by generations of predecessors and established norms, esports coaching is still a blank slate.
Aaron Gordon
10.28.16
esports

The Tide is High: Sixers Lead A Wave of NBA-Fueled Esports Investment

The European wave of sports franchises investing in esports teams has arrived in the United States
Timothy Kimbirk
9.30.16
esports

​Esports' History And Trajectory Can Be Told By All The Rules It Has Broken Along The Way

Competitive infractions have dissipated as brand-saving measures are on the rise. What does that mean for where esports are heading?
Trevor Strunk
8.25.16
Gaming

‘Jedi Academy’ Was the Game That Helped Me Come Out of the Closet

Telling a bunch of random internet nerds seemed the least perilous course of action, and with a handful of keystrokes, I was out.
Justin Mahboubian-Jones
6.21.16
Gaming

Did Competitive Video Games Create the ‘Bernie Bros’?

Bernie Sanders's most controversial supporters might well be acting like they are because of video games.
Oliver Lee Bateman
4.11.16
Gaming

VICE Sports Q&A: Former Laker Rick Fox talks about his new Esports team

Rick Fox used video games to bond with his son while he was playing in the NBA. Now he's investing in the growing Esports movement.
Timothy Kimbirk
3.21.16
VICE vs Video games

This Is What eSports Will Be Like in 2016

"People watching other people play video games professionally has no ceiling in sight," according to veteran eSports journalist Rod "Slasher" Breslau.
Mike Diver
12.17.15
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