This week in esports: TSM look to claim another LCS trophy, HotS 2.0 and more retro games than you can handle

by Sean Tepper Apr 21 2017
Thumbnail image courtesy of Riot Games/lolesports / NA LCS 2017 / Riot Games

This Week in esports is your definitive weekly guide to the biggest stories and controversies behind the latest esport and gaming headlines. This is everything you need to know about the week that was, but on steroids.

We Like…

TSM’s dominance

Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that TSM are the most dominant organization in North American League of Legends. Sure their international success has left much to be desired, but there’s no denying their regional dominance as NA’s most popular organization have played in every NA LCS final and will take on Cloud9 in Vancouver this week to add another domestic title to their trophy case.

Love me some Regi!

Heroes of the Storm 2.0

We at theScore esports have a soft spot for Blizzard’s MOBA and are pretty excited about all the new features that the 2.0 update will bring us next Tuesday.

But it’s not the inclusion of Genji or Overwatch payload map that’s got us hyped up. That honor goes to the fact that you will receive 20 free characters in the form of a mega bundle for logging in on patch day.

Talk about value.

We Don’t Like…

Hearthstone’s reported 400$ Price Tag

Sure Hearthstone is billed as being a “free to play” game, but even casual fans of Blizzard’s addictive online card game know that it’s anything but. Heck, as I write this I’m thinking about the hundreds of dollars I’ve sunk into the game.

So just how expensive is it to stay up to date with Hearthstone and its latest expansions? Thanks to Redditor Seaserpent02, we know that getting every card in a new expansion will run you $400.

Now repeat after me: free to play.

Origen’s Contracts

Things have gone from bad to worse for Origen, and we’re not talking about the fact that they have been relegated to the EU CS.

In a competitive ruling issued Tuesday, Riot fined Origen €10,000 for faulty contracts with its head coach and entire substitute roster.

Honestly, this shouldn’t be happening in esports in 2017. If you’re a professional organization, make sure your contracts are legit please. Thanks.

We’re Unsure Of…

Melee HD Debacle

This happened and we’re still angry about it. And while re-living the moment still makes my blood boil, I’ll do my best to give you the TL;DR on the situation without flipping my desk over.

Basically it appeared that a teaser for an HD Nintendo Switch version of Nintendo’s beloved 2001 Super Smash Bro. Melee was being revealed at CEO Dreamland... until it wasn’t. In reality the trailer was nothing more than a troll and instead advertised something that was not as hype as Melee.

Watch the heartbreak for yourself.

We Want…

45K worth of retro video games

Finding retro video games is always a fun walk down memory lane, but finding $45,000 worth of them is as nostalgic as it is highly profitable.

That’s what happened to Rene Nezhoda when he bought a locker that was filled with retro games and consoles. For $1,500 the Storage War star found everything from old consoles, to NES games to N64 games that were still in their original packaging.

But don’t take our word for it, check out Rene’s haul in the video below!

Sean Tepper is the Senior Supervising Editor at theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.