Advertisement
Thumbnail

The Story of 2017

by Tiana DeNicola, Josh Bury, Daniel Rosen Dec 27

2017 has been one of the craziest years in esports history.

Just this year, we’ve seen more than a dozen non-endemic investors buy into the scene, the announcement and creation of a franchised NA LCS and a total shift in the Dota 2 pro system.

But 2017 was a transitional year. It was a year where we moved further away from esports' grassroots origins and further into a professionalized model designed to attract outside money and viewers into the scene. It was also a year rocked by scandals, deals gone wrong, and an entire league being left out to dry.

Here is the story of 2017.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

Tiana DeNicola is a video editor for theScore esports. You can follow her on Twitter.

Josh "Gauntlet" Bury is news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

Advertisement