What to watch this weekend in esports

Brian BencomoNews & Events


Don’t know what to watch this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of some of the most intriguing games and tournaments happening this weekend. VALORANT Masters The first North American Masters event in the VALORANT Champions Tour concludes this weekend. FaZe Clan and Sentinels were the most exciting teams last weekend, and they will play in the winner’s … Read More

The sky’s the limit for Flyquest’s Josedeodo

Brian BencomoNews & Events

Josedeodo FlyQuest

The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) welcomes new stars every year, whether they come from Europe, South Korea or its own developmental leagues. This year, though, Flyquest welcomed a player from a region never before represented in the LCS — Brandon Joel “Josedeodo” Villegas of the Latin America league. Josedeodo put in the work to make it to North … Read More

When is it worth paying extra for a video game DLC?

Brian BencomoNews & Events

video games

This might startle younger gamers, but there was a time when there was no such thing as downloadable content, or DLC, in games. And here’s something that might shock you: I kinda liked it that way. When you bought a game in the ‘80s and ‘90s, it was the full game. No extra character skins, no new weapons or maps … Read More

Nerd Street Gamers Enters League of Legends Amateur Scene through Expanded Partnership with Riot Games for LCS Tier 1 Last Chance Qualifier, “Power Play”

Olivia SchallerNews & Events

Companies’ continued engagement aims to build community and opportunities for League of Legends players PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2021 – Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company, announced today it has partnered with Riot Games to operate and produce the last chance qualifier tournament within the amateur League Championship Series (LCS) ecosystem. The tournament, called the Nerd Street Power Play, … Read More

Here’s what happened at VALORANT Masters in Europe, Korea and Japan

Brian BencomoNews & Events

VALORANT Phoenix Jett

We already covered the first weekend of the North American VALORANT Champions Tour Masters, but that’s not the only region where Masters is taking place. There are VCT tournaments taking place all around the world!  Today, we thought we’d give other regions some love, so join us on this trip as we take a look at how Europe, Korea and … Read More

FaZe dominate, TenZ and Sentinels excel in first weekend of VALORANT Masters

Brian BencomoNews & Events


The first weekend of the VALORANT Champions Tour NA Masters was a sight to behold, with several thrilling matches. After the first four days of competition, here’s where the eight teams that competed stand when the tournament resumes Thursday: Winner’s final: FaZe Clan vs. Sentinels Elimination matches: Gen.G vs. 100 Thieves and Team Envy vs. Luminosity Gaming Eliminated teams: XSET … Read More

TenZ says ‘it would definitely be a consideration’ if given the chance to join Sentinels permanently

Brian BencomoNews & Events


Jay “sinatraa” Won’s sudden suspension from competing at Masters following allegations made by his ex-girlfriend left a giant hole in Sentinels’ roster. Social media went wild with speculation around who was going to replace sinatraa for the tournament.  On Thursday, a day before they were set to compete at Masters, Sentinels announced Tyson “TenZ” Ngo would be coming out of … Read More

Luminosity Gaming’s thief: ‘TenZ was just doing whatever he wanted’

Brian BencomoNews & Events


Day 2 of the North American VALORANT Masters tournament took place yesterday, and 100 Thieves and Sentinels are moving on to the upper bracket, while Immortals and Luminosity Gaming are headed to the lower bracket and one loss away from elimination.  LG had a tough upper bracket match with Sentinels, who are considered the team to beat by many fans. … Read More