Zombaekillz talks equity in gaming for Black women, finding radical joy and more

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Zombaekillz

Natasha “Zombaekillz” Zinda is a variety streamer who creates content that is authentically her. While she’s building her brand, she is also speaking out to her audience about mental health, life and politics, letting everyone around her know that these topics matter and cannot be ignored.  While most people might have learned about her after trolls attacked her for calling … Read More

Nerd Street Secures License From Riot Games for Mid-Tier Circuit With “Nerd Street Summer Championships”

Olivia SchallerNews & Events

The 20k tournament will be open to teams that have not qualified for the NA VALORANT Masters tournaments PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2021– Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company, announced today it secured a license from Riot Games for an amateur VALORANT circuit. Nerd Street will host a $20,000 VALORANT tournament as part of their Summer Championships this August.  … Read More

How TenZ and Sentinels dominated to win first NA VALORANT Masters

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Sentinels VALORANT

The first stage of the VALORANT Champions Tour came to an end this weekend with teams being crowned champions around the world. If you didn’t tune in to watch the action happen live, we broke down Sentinels’ victorious run, named the most outstanding player of the tournament and put together a roundup of the lower bracket matches.  Sentinels crowned Masters … Read More

No coach, no problem: Sentinels’ ShahZaM discusses taking on coaching responsibilities

Brian BencomoNews & Events

ShahZaM Sentinels

Sentinels have been one of the most successful VALORANT teams in North America even before Masters started. They ranked at the top of many fans’ power rankings entering the tournament, have looked unstoppable since the addition of Tyson “TenZ” Ngo and are one win away from claiming the title of best team in North America.  VALORANT is a game that … Read More

Babybay on critics of FaZe’s aggressive playstyle: ‘We don’t actually play PUG-y at all’

Brian BencomoNews & Events

FaZe babybay

After a very successful run at Masters, FaZe Clan lost against Sentinels on Friday, pushing them to the lower bracket, but they will get a shot at a rematch in the grand finals if they can win Saturday.  Andrej “babybay” Francisty has been one of the most exciting players to watch at Masters. He makes incredible plays including attacking his … Read More

100 Thieves’ Hiko reflects on Sentinels loss, calls TenZ ‘amazing player’ and ‘valuable asset’

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Hiko 100 Thieves

In what many considered to be a marquee matchup, Sentinels sent 100 Thieves to the lower bracket after a 2-0 victory last weekend at VALORANT Masters.  Back in First Strike, the two teams clashed and 100 Thieves turned up as the victor, but things have changed drastically for both the First Strike champions and Sentinels since then. For any team … Read More

Call of Duty League Power Rankings entering Stage 2

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Call of Duty Power Rankings

With Stage 2 of the Call of Duty League schedule set to get underway on Thursday, teams have a chance to push reset and begin anew. That means you can toss the standings out the window for the time being at least, because it’s all about who possesses the momentum right now. You probably won’t find many huge discrepancies at … Read More