Upcomer Lays Off Writing Staff

Upcomer, a gaming and esports publication owned by Enthusiast Gaming (EG), suddenly laid off several members of its editorial staff.  The company’s Editor in Chief Sean Morrison revealed the situation on social media. Morrison claims the abrupt shift is part of a “company-wide pivot to video,” however, it has been…

The Life of Call of Duty Esports Has Been Stripped Away

Call of Duty esports has never felt more fragile. Now as a fully recognized franchised league under Activision’s umbrella, you’d think the league would be thriving. Unfortunately, we’re several months after the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard and there’s nothing to be said about the Call of Duty League…

Call of Duty: Vanguard May Lose Third Competitive Mode

Call of Duty: Vanguard has been playable since November, but the Call of Duty League doesn’t plan to open its season until February. Concerns have been raised about the current state of the competitive title, with prominent esports figures taking social media to ask Activision for better support. However, developer…

The 5 Best Halloween Events in Video Games

Halloween 2021 is just a few days away — where did October go?! The month has flown by, but don’t worry; there’s still time to celebrate the spooky season in every way possible. Put on a costume. Listen to Halloween jams. Binge Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween. And hey, you…

eFuse Acquires College CoD

eFuse, popular tournament organizer and esports social platform, has made its first acquisition as it pulls College CoD under its umbrella. With collegiate esports being one of eFuse’s focuses, particularly through the company’s eFuse Pipeline, this acquisition will open up more opportunities for college Call of Duty. The upcoming season…

Early Retirement in Esports Should Not Be the Norm

Retirement in esports is a subject that’s slowly starting to gain more steam as more competitors enter the field. Even the best athletes are embracing retirement in their mid to late twenties as they move into more content-oriented roles, but why? There is no “ideal” retirement age in esports, even…

5 Tips to Avoid Tilt in Gaming

Tilt is a part of the competitive gaming culture, but unfortunately it’s detrimental to our skills in-game and our mood IRL. Urban Dictionary calls tilt an “emotional state” that comes from doing the same thing repeatedly and having the same negative results. It can feel like an “emotional breakdown” from…

Andbox Reveals USAA and New York Subliners Partnership

Esports Organization Andbox has announced a partnership between USAA Insurance and the organization’s Call of Duty team New York Subliners (NYSL). The multi-year agreement will have USAA’s brand featured on the team’s in-game and physical jerseys. In addition, the two will collaborate to include an exclusive esports program at the…

The Best Offense: How To Find Your Main In A Game

One of the amazing things about playing a competitive game is when it just clicks. Finding the character, weapon, or play strategy that works for you can elevate a game from fun to fantastic, and few things are more comforting than playing a game you know like the back of…

Activision Shuts Down Stat Site SBMM Warzone

Activision has officially sent popular stat site Warzone a cease and desist over privacy concerns. According to various reports, the cease and desist was issued on March 22, ordering the website to be shut down by March 29. The Call of Duty publisher claims SBMM Warzone infringes on company copyright,…

Call of Duty 2021 Will Return to WWII, Rumors Suggest

Call of Duty 2021 is just eight months away and rumors of the next installment have continued suggesting it will take place during WWII… again. The initial rumors began not long after the release of Cold War, but the latest rumor goes slightly further and claims that the title is…