Archive for January, 2011
This column originally appeared on SK Gaming; the next installment is due for publication tomorrow. The relationship between teams in professional team sports, particularly in the United States, is more reminiscent of the diplomacy between superstates in Orwell’s 1984 than it is between typical business partners. Professional sports leagues are the manifestation of a complex [...]
(A quick hat tip to @_Esca__ is in order.) MLG’s Sundance gave me a good hip check after, I’ll admit, indulging in some hyperbole in my recent ESFI column. Instead of telling me to cram it, he offered to explain where I’ve missed the mark. I’m happy to oblige, because I’d be a goddamn hypocrite [...]
As a result of an anonymous tip received earlier this month, keekerdc.com has learned that $200,000 (USD) promised to winners from the World in Conflict tournaments held as part of the 2007 CPL World Tour has indeed been paid out. The report has been confirmed by multiple independent sources, all of whom received prize money [...]
Keekercast #1 – Existential Crisis (Libsyn all setup; if you were having trouble listening earlier, you should have none now.) Starcraft, Street Fighter, Counterstrike, and watchability. I’m joined by Jeff Dickinson.
Gaming’s an oligarchy; this is no different from sports. There will always be a small group of people that manage to maneuver themselves into positions of power, well-intentioned or otherwise, and will hold on to them for as long as they will, and that’s just how these sorts of things work. While those of you that have [...]
The games publisher is perpetually a major factor in the growth of esports that we all would like to pretend doesn’t exist. I tend to forget this important aspect of the scene a lot. The presence of an additional party in the mix that literally owns the intellectual property that comprises the field of play [...]
The bad sequel http://www.bitmob.com/articles/the-bad-sequel-how-the-civilization-series-and-i-grew-apart Michael ‘Sullla’ Soracoe The business ROI of sponsoring SCReddit esports tournament http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfklLXqWarg&feature=player_embedded#! Chinese…what needed?!?! (in finnish…google translate helps) http://www.mol.fi/paikat/Job.do?lang=fi&jobID=7599588&index=69&anchor=7599588 And finally, it seems that ETF2L has managed to scrape up more TF2 bans in the last little while than ESEA’s client has managed to…ever. http://etf2l.org/2011/01/14/bans-and-staff-updates-but-mostly-bans/ Because it takes a village to [...]