What the under-appreciated art of the shoot 'em-up says about competitive culture and what makes an esport.
Competitive video games are often so complex that they can lose a bit of the human drama of performance. 'Botolo' represents another way.
UC Irvine became the first public university to grant scholarships for eSports this fall.
Canada Cup begins Friday in Toronto.
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.
It's accessible, sure, "casual" even—but played at the top level Nintendo's racer is much more than a goofy game of luck.
The biggest competitive games rarely travel well beyond their core audiences, but Psyonix's title's simplicity is a virtue.
I went to a competitive tournament in a basement punk and pierogi bar.
VICE goes behind the scenes with the world's best 'SMITE' gamers as they prepare for DreamHack Summer in Sweden.