K23 and 9z finalize IEM Winter Europe closed qualifier

The second and final European open qualifier for IEM Winter has concluded, with K23 and 9z winning their respective brackets and advancing to the closed qualifier. They will join fnatic and FunPlus Phoenix, who qualified from the first open qualifier, as well as four invited teams Complexity, ENCE, MOUZ, and Spirit in a double elimination bracket to determine three teams that will advance to the IEM Winter LAN set to take place somewhere in Europe in early December. K23 are quickly adapting to their new lineup The second qualifier featured

RUSH is Overwatch League’s 2021 coach of the year

Dallas Fuel coach Heewon “RUSH” Yun has been selected by his peers and Overwatch League officials as the coach of the year for the 2021 season. This is RUSH’s first season with the Dallas Fuel, and he led the team to victories quite a bit this season, with the team attending three out of the four tournaments this year. RUSH joined the Fuel before the season started and helped overhaul the roster. “Bringing on RUSH reinvigorated this franchise and has delivered nothing but results,” said Mat Taylor, general manager of

Understanding Fracture, VALORANT’s stark departure from traditional map design

VALORANT’s latest map, Fracture, is a significant departure from the traditional map design players have come to expect. This H-shaped map spawns defenders in the middle with immediate access to both sites. Attackers can use a zipline to reach the northern and southern points of the map before the round starts. This creates a unique scenario where attackers can attack a site from two sides without having to lurk or engage the enemy, changing how defenders must prepare for the rounds. But a well-coordinated team that properly uses controllers and sentinels