Her name is Olivia Wong, but she much prefers to be called Olimoley online. She runs a small, crowdfunded tournament for Korean pro gamers called Olimoleague. We met at DreamHack Austin and chatted esports, favourite games and earliest gaming memories.
This past weekend I attended the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX). This event is Canada’s largest gaming expo, filled with various exhibitors/artists, panels, cosplay, and of course eSports competitions! For a new convention, managed to bring in some big sponsors such as MSI, ESL, G2A, World Gaming and Twitch.
This weekend is the biggest LAN party on the east coast: LAN ETS and Girls on Games will be there! What started as a humble student club at the École de technologie supérieure has grown into a full blown event with major competitions and prizes.
Street Fighter IV was a juggernaut, a game perfect in almost every way. It’s generally regarded as being one of the best games of its generation, and most certainly the best fighting game of its time. However, as good as it was, it came out in 2008, before Twitch, before the explosion of eSports, and Capcom felt like it could release a game that was built from the ground up to better fit the needs of today’s market. Enter Street Fighter V.