Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson. Esports and gaming writer for nearly five years. I've also spent time marketing a new CS:GO PUG client and league system in Dvsion Esports, as well managing and editing content for a couple of publications. I've also spent time as a referee, a gardener, a tech support associate, a youth group staffer, and a student.

First Blood: MOBAs That Tried to Compete and Died

While Dota and LoL stand at the top, other MOBA titles have had measures of success as well, with most finding a niche that helps it stand out amongst the others. This list includes SMITE, a third-person variant with playable gods, goddesses, and mythical creatures, Awesomenauts, a 2D platforming take on the MOBA, and Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard’s return to the MOBA genre that features heroes from all of their franchises. Even games like Overwatch have aspects of MOBA in them, with each hero having abilities and ultimates similar to characters in either Dota or LoL. But few have soared to heights that League or Dota have achieved. In fact, some haven’t even come close and are either dead or have a sliver of health left. And here they are..

Autimatic Improvements, Echoes of Success, and Pimpin' Ain't Easy: ESL Pro League Season 1 NA Recap

ESL Pro League is back for a fourth season, this year with a chance at a finals appearance in Brazil on the line. The Americas scene isn’t quite the same as it was when the last season ended. We’re only one week in and we’ve seen a couple of teams stand head and shoulders above the rest, while others have struggled early. Now with more teams competing for the first time this upcoming week, and the return of the defending major champions the week after, let’s take a look back at Week 1.

Esports and the NBA: A New Dynamic Duo

Throughout mediums such as history, fiction, sports, etc., there have been great duos. Bonnie and Clyde, Jak and Daxter, Timone and Pumbaa, just to name a few. Specifically, we have seen some dominant duos emerge throughout the history of the National Basketball Association: Kobe and Shaq, Nash and Stoudemire, KD and Westbrook, among many others. But one of the more promising partnerships is not between two basketball players, but between the world of basketball itself, and a little rising scene called esports. Let’s take a look at how the two games have come together.