World of Warcraft has breached the barrier between gaming and popular culture, and is now breaching the esport barrier in a similar way. By Michael Oliver.

I’ve spoken in the past about the significance of Warcraft III in the world of esports. Not only is it responsible for the illegitimate child of the MOBA genre, but its rightful heir has become one of the greatest video game releases of modern times: World of Warcraft. What began its life as a hugely popular MMORPG, has evolved to develop its own esport formats through the competitive spirit of its players. It is…


When gaming capable hardware is in the hands of the masses, it shouldn’t be a surprise that convenience rules above all. By Michael Oliver.

Everyone has a mobile phone. No matter the household, background or location, it is a universally owned tool that has seemingly endless capabilities. Phones are only getting better, and it’s about time that games were actually fun to play on the devices. If you’re like me, you’ve experienced a lifetime of mediocre mobile games; ones that are only good for short bursts of fun before hardware or game design limitations make them easily forgettable. …


Join our esports fan community and take part in a series of daily challenges to win big prizes!

What’s on your Christmas list this year? If your wish list includes a PS5, or new headphones, or a portable speaker, or access to exclusive Fan Perks on Espo, you’ve come to the right place!

Beginning today and ending on December 25, we are running the Espo Advent Calendar! 🎅🏻

Get involved in our daily challenges on Twitter or Facebook to be in with a chance of winning 1 of these 3 awesome products from Sony and Bang & Olufsen:

❄️ PlayStation…


With the release of the next gen consoles last week, it’s worth looking into the future of esports on the console platform — by Michael Oliver

I’m sure many of you reading this now have been spending the past week sinking many hours into the glorious, buttery smooth 4K gameplay that the next generation of consoles have brought to the table. Whether you’re team PlayStation or team Xbox, I think we can all agree that the future of consoles is looking brighter than ever. PC gaming features such as raytracing, framerate surpassing 60, and lightning-fast SSDs have made their way…


Beasts from the East, BOOM Esports, partner up with Espo to provide deeper fan engagement.

London, United Kingdom — November 11, 2020 — We’re excited to announce our sixth team partnership with the beasts at BOOM Esports. Best known for their powerful DotA 2, PUBG Mobile and Counter-Strike rosters, BOOM Esports have an international fanbase who will be able to get closer to the action like never before.

BOOM’s recent trophies include 1st place in the Counter-Strike Tribo to Major, 2nd place in the DotA 2 BTS Pro Series Season 3 SEA and 3rd place in the PUBG Mobile PMPL…


Taking a deeper dive into the success story of Espo’s latest team partnership. By Raoul Owens.

Espo has recently welcomed the next team into partnership; Team BDS. With us all anxious and excited to see what the team can achieve in the future, let’s take a little look into the somewhat brief history of this dominant Rocket League force. Team BDS is a name that almost all Rocket League esports fans have become accustomed to in recent times. The Swiss-based roster of BDS has been a dominant force within the European RLCS scene this season and have proved that they…


European Rocket League and R6 Siege champs Team BDS partner up with Espo.

London, United Kingdom — November 2, 2020 — We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Team BDS, one of Europe’s most decorated and dominant esports teams in their respective fields.

With no less than 5 European Rocket League titles and 3 Rainbow Six Siege titles under their belt, Team BDS is outplaying larger rivals and scooping up trophies at a staggering rate! …


A brief history of Espo’s newest partner, Built by Gamers — by Max Kleeman

We recently welcomed the next partner to the Espo roster: Built by Gamers, better known as BBG. After our initial announcement, we think it’s worth diving into the specifics of the current Fortnite roster, taking a look at how they have the potential to conquer the Fortnite universe. BBG, founded in 2014, broke out into the esports scene in recent years with one simple goal: compete for the world’s biggest esports titles. BBG’s Fortnite team strives to do exactly that with a powerhouse mix of veteran…


Let’s take a look at some of esports’ most prominent titles to better understand why — by Michael Oliver

Do you remember a time before online gaming? A time where you would walk into GAME, Gamestop, or CEX and spend your pocket money on a single disk (or two) that would have all the content developed for that one specific game. The cosmetics, the unlockables, the secret levels, all bonus content was behind a play-wall instead of a pay-wall; now you’d be lucky to find a modern game without microtransactions attempting to drain the remaining coins left in your wallet…


Fortnite Champion Series grand final contenders, BBG, partner up with Espo.

London, United Kingdom — October 28, 2020 — Featuring as our first Team Partner from North America, Built by Gamers (BBG) are a force to be reckoned with in competitive Fortnite. BBG have also recently come onto the competitive Valorant scene and we’re pumped to be bringing fans closer to this awesome team.

From their new gaming house in Washington DC, BBG’s Fortnite crew are well and truly ready for Chapter 2 Season 4 of the Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS), which in this edition is running in the fluid…

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