In traditional sports, leadership roles are well-defined — the quarterback sets the play, and the team listens up. In competitive gaming, the need is just as strong for someone who can make choices under pressure, who can quickly size up an opponent’s weakness and leverage his team’s strong points against them: a…
Enrique “xPeke” Martínez has been playing competitive League of Legends since the very beginning, with Fnatic during Season 1 of the LCS. As such — and in his current capacity as owner and manager of Origen — the world champion has a uniquely 30,000-foot view of the game that made him famous.
Wading through the throngs Saturday at Spodek Arena for the League of Legends championship at IEM Katowice, sponsored by Gillette, it wasn’t hard to see which team thousands of Polish fans had come out to watch. The clear favorite was H2K, especially their countryman Jankos, H2K’s star jungler.
This weekend the Studio@Gizmodo team is headed to Katowice, Poland, for the Intel Extreme Masters League of Legends World Championship tournament. Sponsored by Gillette, the event is part of their big push into esports (including this very site, Compete). It’s going to be real cold, real competitive, and real fun.