Team Liquid has sponsored champions in games such as Starcraft, League of Legends and more. Formerly, Liquid’s Dota team was American, but their European one took the crown in a more volatile and profitable environment.
The current roster had varying success throughout the pre-championship season. They performed well in the grand Russian event Epicenter but failed to do as well in the Dota 2 Asian Championships. Still, their victory was foreshadowed in their victory at DreamLeague Season 7’s Atlanta finals, where they took first over other international teams.
The most impressive—and game winning—was one final Juggernaut slash by Miracle-, superpowered by a Double Damage rune that helped to wipe out the entirety of Newbee.
The transaction took place over eBay yesterday afternoon. Th eSuper Mario game was purchased in mint-condition for $30,100.44 USD. Longtime vintage game seller DKOldies, based out of Pennsylvania, initially listed the pristine copy of Super Mario Bros. under a no-reserve auction and set the bidding at one penny. The copy of Super Mario Bros. in question is in incredibly good condition and has been kept sealed in its original shrinkwrap. It’s also a very early copy of the iconic NES game, and has remained in the vintage “hangtab”-style packaging, which includes a perforated tab on the rear side that can be popped out to allow players to hang the game on a peg.
From right to left, Nyah Beck, 18, of Northridge and Katherine Correa, 19, of Murrieta play an online game called “Overwatch” at UCI’s eSports arena during a gaming summer camp for girls. (Kevin Chang / Times OC)
Female gaming-enthusiasts have heard harsher jabs like, “Go back to the kitchen” and “We’re going to lose. We have a girl on our team.
According to New York-based market research firm SuperData, male viewership more than doubles female viewership on channels that stream eSports, such as Twitch and Azubu.
“It’s a boys’ club,” said Stephanie Llamas, vice president of research and strategy at SuperData. “You have a lot of males who have used games to feel like a community in a way they might not have otherwise felt, and feeling like someone is intruding and feeling like it’s women is a part of that.
The UCI eSports arena at UC Irvine hosted its first gaming summer camp for girls recently