• CSGO: Interview with Shadowfax on creating a mixed team with Supa-Stellar

    The esports scene has been very male dominated since its beginning and till this date it’s still very much is. However with the growing popularity of video-games and it’s competitive nature in general, we’ve seen the rise of female players and teams within our scene mostly in Counter-Strike Global...
  • Coaching in Australian CS:GO – Interview with Tainted Mind’s Ferg

    Fergus “ferg” Stephenson joined Tainted Minds CS:GO earlier this year in February alongside Chris “dexter” Nong. With lots of experience as a player and now as a coach supporting a team made up of ex-Winterfox and Athletico players – I caught up with Ferg to discuss about coaching in...
  • A 15 Year Old Prodigy – the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Open Qualifiers

    Last weekend, the first stage of the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Qualifier tournament kicked off, with 30 of Australia & New Zealand’s upcoming teams facing off in a day of CS:GO action. There was no shortage of frags on Saturday, with the action streamed on twitch.tv/Flakes_TV and twitch.tv/CappingTV enough...
  • CSGO Post-OCE Shuffle Thoughts ft. Max Melit

    The ubiquitous ‘Oceanic Shuffle’ has swept the region again. Lineups such as Tainted Minds, Grayhound Esports and Legacy Esports have all made changes to their starting five, while a brand new roster of top-tier players has formed under Kings Esports Club. The main talking point around these shifts in...
  • BenQ Zowie eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Open Qualifier Announced

    BenQ Zowie and ESL Australia has teamed up to announce an open ANZ qualifier for the upcoming BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2017 Asia Cup in October, 2017. The open qualifier allows any player from the Oceanic region to compete and qualify for the spot at eXTREMESLAND 2017. The qualifier will...
  • Dark Sided Samuel ‘flickz’ Jones Interview: “You need two good maps”

    Dark Sided’s rise from a decent division two team to a regional powerhouse started at the ZEN League offline qualifiers. Taking down Avant Garde to earn their spot in the biggest CS:GO league Oceania has seen was a huge result in itself, but their consistent play through the season,...
  • Kings Gaming Club CSGO

    Analysing Kings Gaming Club’s all-star line up

    The concept of a ‘super-team’ has yet to be fully explored in Australian Counter Strike. While many teams, such as Athletico of mid-late 2016 and Chiefs of 2017, have made roster changes throughout their tenure that have elevated them to the pinnacle of the scene, it’s rare we’ve seen...
  • Interview with MoeycQ: “We’re picking up prakM”

    Going into the ZEN League Finals, many, including myself, would have predicted Team Immunity to put in a good showing and possibly win the event, based on their recent performance at the Asia Minor. Unfortunately, wizard, who played a big role in the team’s third place finish, which included...
  • Intel and ESL join forces for $1 Million Dollar Intel Grand Slam

    Intel has announced at E3 that they are expanding their 15-year partnership with ESL for the growth and development of esports and also revealed an Intel Grand Slam for Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The Intel Grand Slam will offer a bonus $1 million prize, awarded to the first team...