Ash sits in for Will again, as she and Shaggy discuss a possible exodus of talent from Blizzard Activision, the start of OWL Stage 3, and confirmed Fortnite cheaters making the tournament anyways. And who throws a tomato, honestly?!
Ash Parrish fills in for Will again this week as we talk about Overwatch League's commissioner jumping over to Epic, the latest FaZe Clan Drama, Evil Geniuses' new CEO, and what Gaming Addiction might mean for esports.
Will is Missing like Mario, so Unofficial Third Host Ash Parrish joins Shaggy to discuss the recent dissolution of Overwatch Contenders teams, as well as Rocket League Championship Series World Finals is set, EU has won a League International Major for the first time in a while, and one pro is suing his own org.
With legislation pending that would ban loot boxes and microtransactions, Shaggy and Will discuss how development and esports could continue without that funding. Also: OWL doing fine while Contenders is flailing, and we're still not sold on Call Of Duty League.
We're back! After a totally planned (no, really!) week off, Shaggy and Will discuss how the Chinese market is influencing gaming and esports. Also, Epic's grind on Fortnite, playing Mortal Kombat for the story, and Overwatch League went on the road.
What will Overwatch League and monster trucks have in common? What the hell is a Caffeine? And is "gamer culture" going to drag esports down with it?
What happens when 3rd party DLC encroaches into esports? Also, professional soccer clubs are buying into Rocket League, and a detailed breakdown of the first Mortal Kombat movie.
This week: OWL Stage 2 starts, RLCS Season 7 Starts, and a $20 Power Rangers fighter doesn't suck?
It's a conversation that comes up more often than not: when sports fans angrily defend their turf from esports. As Michigan high schools discuss officially sanctioning esports, Shaggy and Will discuss why both can exist without destroying the other. Also: ELEAGUE's Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament during Open Beta, and new Overwatch patches coming to Stage 2?
This week, we break down Overwatch League's Stage 1 Playoffs with the help of our Overwatcher On The Wall, Ash Parrish, and what changes are coming for Stage 2 with the introduction of Baptiste. Also, Mortal Kombat 11's Stress Test went really well, and The Simpsons esports episode wasn't terrible (even though none of us bothered to watch it.) NOTE: We recorded this episode Wednesday night, but didn't get it uploaded until Friday.... Read more
This week, we talk about ESL's Mobile Game Championship, ESPN's Collegiate Championship, and DOTA 2 Autochess rising up the charts. Also, what happens when esports players get injured?
This week, Shaggy and Will deep dive into what makes someone a fan of an esports team, and Shaggy reveals his final pick for Overwatch League Fandom. Also, Apex Legends hits 50 million players, and the first woman drafted into the NBA 2k League.
On this week edition of GILWPE (Really? That's our acronym?), we celebrate Shanghai's first OWL win, EVO leaving Smash Melee off the schedule, and Competitive Stardew Valley.
Week 1 of Season 2 of Overwatch League is in the books, and Shaggy and Will talk to Ash Parrish (@adashtra) about the storylines headed into S2, and what it was like to be at the Blizzard Arena for the opening weekend!
Days before the launch of Season 2 of Overwatch League, Activision Blizzard announced their best fiscal quarter ever, and a layoff of around 800 employees. Shaggy and Will discuss how (or even if) to handle the awful, sad, anger-inducing bullcrap that surrounds the things we love.
Huge guest alert! FGC all-star Persia joins Shaggy and Will to discuss her XO Academy program to push female players into the fighting game spotlight. Also: will Apex Legends crack the code for competitive battle royale? And it turns out that word-of-mouth is the best way to get people to watch esports. (I also hear it's the best way to get people to listen to podcasts.)
We're back! After taking a week off for some dental work, we're talking the possibility of esports players unionizing, RLCS Season 7, and how Vancouver's OWL team is in peril. Full disclosure: we recorded on Tuesday, but "technical difficulties" kept it from being uploaded until today. ("Technical difficulties" is code for "Shaggy is dumb.")
With 2019's Awesome Games Done Quick in the books, Shaggy and Will look at Speedrunning as Esports-adjacent. Also, Rocket League goes cross-platform, and what if they held a fighting game tournament, and nobody could afford to go?
Ash Parrish joins Shaggy and Will to break down the competitive Overwatch Drama that got 2019 off to a sad, depressing start. Also, the DBFZ mystery continues, and Shaggy geeks out over the Rocket League Hot Stove.
On this week's post-holiday episode, we open The DBFZ Files and dig into the Deep State Conspiracy behind the disappearance of Dragonball FighterZ tournaments. Also, Blizzard's Naughty List for OWL Players, and our Top Esport Moments of the Year. Oh, and Shaggy and Will are actually in the same room for once.