Competitive gaming

3.18.17

An Insider Look into the World of Competitive Bullet Hells

What the under-appreciated art of the shoot 'em-up says about competitive culture and what makes an esport.

12.20.16

Learning The Bizarre Digital Body Language of 'Botolo'

Competitive video games are often so complex that they can lose a bit of the human drama of performance. 'Botolo' represents another way.

11.12.16

These students received college scholarships to play video games

UC Irvine became the first public university to grant scholarships for eSports this fall.

10.28.16
9.6.16

The 'Sensible Soccer' World Cup Is an eSport Event Like No Other

No big stadiums and lavish cash prizes here. These devoted fans use their love of a retro classic and a desire to connect with others as a way of kindling their passions.

9.6.16

The 'Sensible Soccer' World Cup Is an eSport Event Like No Other

No big stadiums and lavish cash prizes here. These devoted fans use their love of a retro classic and a desire to connect with others as a way of kindling their passions.

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8.19.16

‘Mario Kart 8’ Is an Amazing eSport, if Only eSports Would Take It Seriously

It's accessible, sure, "casual" even—but played at the top level Nintendo's racer is much more than a goofy game of luck.

8.18.16

‘Mario Kart 8’ Is an Amazing eSport, if Only eSports Would Take It Seriously

It's accessible, sure, "casual" even—but played at the top level Nintendo's racer is much more than a goofy game of luck.

8.11.16

The 'Rocket League' World Cup Shows Why 'Rocket League' Is Awesome

The biggest competitive games rarely travel well beyond their core audiences, but Psyonix's title's simplicity is a virtue.

8.11.16

The 'Rocket League' World Cup Shows Why 'Rocket League' Is Awesome

The biggest competitive games rarely travel well beyond their core audiences, but Psyonix's title's simplicity is a virtue.

8.11.16

Competitive Pinball Is the Best Thing on Twitch Right Now

I went to a competitive tournament in a basement punk and pierogi bar.

8.10.16

Inside the Competitive Gaming World of 'SMITE'

VICE goes behind the scenes with the world's best 'SMITE' gamers as they prepare for DreamHack Summer in Sweden.

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