Esports, revisited.

I’ve just gotten home from my trip to Los Angeles and I figured I’d blog about this since I didn’t get to the last two lectures, being out of the country and all.

What I do want to talk about is esports, as that is what I spend alot of my time on this past year. So we grabbed some tickets and flew out to sunny California for a week to catch some of the games at the Blizzard Arena in Burbank. It was super fun to see it live and feel the atmosphere in the arena as our favorite teams (my personal favorite is the South Korean team Seoul Dynasty) battle it out on the big stage. You really get the sense that a lot of money is being poured into this now, see picture evidence below.  This match was the last match on a Wednesday night so the crowd was in no way insane but it really got packed during the weekends.

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I figured a small update on the team is in order. Our team in the highest division has unfortunately been hitting some bumps along the way and we’ve lost our spot for the next season. We were actually supposed to be safe but as there was a couple of hiccups between some of the other teams we ended up at the bottom of the ladder and will be sent down to the division under. This was kind of a bummer, but it got better. The team in the lowest division on the other hand have had a great season, loosing only one map (out of twenty in total) so they’re on the expressway to a higher division. It’s been a lot of fun following these guys and gals through ups and downs for the last months and can’t wait til the next season starts in August. I will keep on doing this for immediate future, but I’m looking to maybe engage more local youth in Bergen and try forming a more local club as time goes on.

 

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