Sidequest Slice – April 2019

Sidequest Slice – April 2019

Here at Sidequest, we want to offer folks a way to keep up with the wide world of competitive gaming, even if they don’t always have the time to watch every event. Each month, the Sidequest Slice will take you through the latest events, news, plays, and more from your favorite competitive titles. For April, we’ve got a ton of killer fighting game tournaments in the leadup to Evolution 2019, a revitalized new Stage in the Overwatch League, and some standout performances alongside company drama in League of Legends. (more…)

Splatoon 2’s Competitive Players Struggle To Form Community

Splatoon 2’s Competitive Players Struggle To Form Community

Splatoon is instantly recognizable for its bright colors, cheerful music, and attitude-filled mascots, the inklings. But it’s also known for something else—a community that’s unusually diverse and accepting for a competitive shooter.

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This Isn’t About Geguri: The Overwatch League’s Woman Problem

This Isn’t About Geguri: The Overwatch League’s Woman Problem

If there’s anything more emblematic of the gaming industry than the Overwatch League having a woman on their logo but none in their teams, I can’t think of it.

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Why Are Professional Female Vainglory Players So Hard To Find?

The professional gaming industry is on the rise, and esports are getting bigger than ever with the introduction of new games like Overwatch in the last couple of years. It is a growing business that offers video game companies the opportunity to make more money, and engage more players. Companies like Comcast are buying up esports teams in the hope of making advertising revenue from franchise sponsors, and gaining visibility in the gaming market. Starcraft II, Counter-Strike, Street Fighter V, Halo: Reach, Overwatch, and League of Legends are all games that have professional female esports players involved in their competitions. So why does Vainglory struggle to keep up with inclusivity in their professional tournaments?

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