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…

Gaming and Esports: What’s the Difference?

Outside of the industry, many use “gaming” and “esports” interchangeably in conversations. This common mistake is understandable, given that both involve the act of playing video games.  However, they are truly different from each other.  For starters, the gaming industry generated over $150 billion in revenue last year, as compared…

Do you know what Juneteenth is?

Juneteenth, an annual holiday recognizing the end of slavery in the US, has been celebrated since the late 1800s. However, current events, particularly the nationwide protests over the deaths of Black Americans due to police brutality, have ignited a renewed focus on Juneteenth and what freedom should look like. With…

Top 3 Steps to Help You Grind for a Career in Gaming

Finding a career is challenging, especially now. The sweeping work-from-home adjustments made last year were a catalyst for well-needed changes in the job market, but they can be confusing to navigate. In a Microsoft survey of 30,000 people from 31 countries, results showed that 73% of workers want to continue…

Who Has The Power: Gamers vs Creators

Anytime I think of the word “power,” my brain immediately goes to Emperor Palpatine from Revenge of the Sith while he’s roasting Mace Windu. Is anyone in that boat with me? The context doesn’t even need to matter. If someone utters that word, I immediately dive into Palpatine mode and yell,…

5 Tips to Improve Your In-Game Focus

Maintaining focus during gameplay is the key to success on the leaderboards, but it’s something many people struggle with, especially during long hours of playtime. If you can’t retain focus on your objective, you won’t make progress. Here are our top five tips to help you improve your in-game focus:…

XP League to Host In-Person Esports Event in 2021

XP League in partnership with Carolina Games Summit will co-host the first major in-person esports event in 2021 at the Raleigh Convention Center from August 6-8. XP League will be hosting its inaugural North American Finals while the Carolina Games Summit will host its 15th annual esports and gaming event….

Nutrition: How Your Diet Changes Your Game

Nutrition should be one of the main focuses in the performance of esports players. But why would we take the time to develop a healthy meal plan when unhealthy energy drinks and snacks are not only easier to grab, but more advertised in the esports world? The logos are literally…

5 Video Games Proven To Reduce Anxiety

Many of us turn to video games in times when we need to unwind from a stressful situation or when we simply want to have a relaxing, care-free day. In my case, after a long work week, my Saturdays often involve a morning cup of coffee, a cozy blanket, and…

More Than Meets the Eye: A Farewell

There is always more than what meets the eye. That’s why I started writing this blog series. My goal was to shine a spotlight on gamers, who are traditionally underrepresented due to stigma.  There is a lot more to a gamer than what we see from the outside, and I…