Competitive gaming

bullet hell shooters

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.
Mark R. Johnson and Alexandra Orlando
3.18.17
Competitive gaming

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.
Nicole Carpenter
12.20.16
Toronto

How Some Guys From Calgary Started Canada’s Biggest Fighting eSports Tournament

Canada Cup begins Friday in Toronto.
Marc Shaw
10.28.16
Sensible Soccer

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.
Fraser Gilbert
9.6.16
Gaming

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.
Fraser Gilbert
9.6.16
Gaming

‘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.
James O’Connor; photographs by Angelo Valdivia
8.19.16
Mario Kart 8

‘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.
James O'Connor
8.18.16
Rocket League

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.
Rich Stanton
8.11.16
Gaming

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.
Rich Stanton
8.11.16
Gaming

Competitive Pinball Is the Best Thing on Twitch Right Now

I went to a competitive tournament in a basement punk and pierogi bar.
Marc Shaw
8.11.16
versus

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.
VICE Staff
8.10.16
Canada

I Watched the World’s Biggest Fighting Game Event at an eSports Bar

The Evolution Championship Series attracts the world's best competitive fighters.
Marc Shaw
7.18.16
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