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Collegiate Valorant League ‘CF1 Esports’ to Unite Schools

The expansion of the esports industry over the last five years has been amazing to watch. To see how much it has infiltrated into the mainstream of society is something people have wished for years. The growth and expansion that games, teams, and leagues are seeing is truly a sight…

Emuhleet: Breaking Barriers and Finding Balance in Esports

Emmalee “Emuhleet” Garrido is a name you’re probably already familiar with. The five-time world champion and captain of Dignitas Fe Valorant and CSGO is a long-time figure in the esports industry. She has carved out an incredible path in esports, but it’s a path that has been anything but easy….

Evil Geniuses Announce Co-Ed Valorant Team

Evil Geniuses (EG) made waves when it became the first major organization to construct a professional co-ed Valorant team. While other organizations like Dignitas have developed all-female teams, and historically, this has been a normal split in competitive play. There have been some instances where women have played roles in…

Women in Esports Partners With Rix.GG for Valorant Tournament

In 2019, the British Esports Association announced its Women in Esports initiative to promote inclusivity and diversity in the esports industry. Since then, Women in Esports has helped increase female participation in the industry. Now, it has announced a partnership with UK esports organization Rix.GG to host a women’s Valorant…

The Responsibility of the Gaming Influencer

Gaming Influencers need to get their act together. I need you to know my brain is thinking another word, but I’m typing “act” because this is my second article on Ritual Motion and, while I’m not 100% positive, I’m like 99.9% sure no-no words aren’t allowed. Before we dive deeper…

Games Done Quick: A Massive Effort by the Speedrunning Community

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2021 Online is right around the corner (Jan 3rd-10th), and is one of the most exciting charity speedrunning events of the year benefitting Prevent Cancer Foundation. Although AGDQ is usually in-person, due to current events, it will take place online, making it the second major…

Maintaining Balance and Positive Health in Esports

What if I told you the secret to a successful and long career in esports didn’t rely on your skill in-game? The grind mentality has cultivated a negative culture in gaming and esports, and placed an unnecessary burden on competitors, content creators, and nearly every other role that exists in…

NFL Players Are Drafting Fans to Play Esports

Today, the Ultimate Gaming League (UGL) and Antares Gaming announced the launch of four gaming franchises that will be owned and operated by current and former NFL stars and pro players. Da Fam Gaming, Ochocinco Gaming, 4 Brothers Gaming, and Glitxh Gaming will invite millions of fans to not just…

Varsity Landscape: Leagues on the Rise

The collegiate esports landscape continues to rapidly grow. What started with just a few leagues and organizations is now a sprawl of both, plus conferences and associations to boot. It’s a little dizzying to keep it all straight. In a post earlier this year, we gave an overview of the…