Esther Pang

Esther Pang

Esther is an independent writer interested in esports and cybersecurity stories. She started producing and writing for CNN after graduating from the University of Miami. Even though she appreciates her iPhone, she misses her flip phone every day. She fell in love with League of Legends after her friends introduced her to Teemo and Quinn.

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Overwatch, Fortnite and Ninja win big at the Esports Awards 2018

The esports industry honored Overwatch League's massive success and the Fortnite craze in London

20 Sep 2019 - 8:45AM

The esports industry honored Overwatch League's massive success and the Fortnite craze in London

Overwatch, Fortnite and Ninja win big at the Esports Awards 2018
PUBG goes pro as plans for first official esports season is unveiled

China will be critical for the battle royale game's success

20 Sep 2019 - 8:44AM

China will be critical for the battle royale game's success

PUBG goes pro as plans for first official esports season is unveiled
Invictus Gaming wins coveted League of Legends Worlds title for China

The long-time LPL organization finally wins a major title, beating EU's Fnatic 3-0 in the Grand Finals.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:44AM

The long-time LPL organization finally wins a major title, beating EU's Fnatic 3-0 in the Grand Finals.

Invictus Gaming wins coveted League of Legends Worlds title for China
Paris becomes the first Overwatch League expansion team to reveal roster

French team snags SoOn and ShaDowBurn along with Contenders talent

20 Sep 2019 - 8:43AM

French team snags SoOn and ShaDowBurn along with Contenders talent

Paris becomes the first Overwatch League expansion team to reveal roster
Shanghai Dragons turn to South Korean talent for a fresh start

After their historic losing streak in Overwatch League's inaugural season, the Chinese team is looking for help

20 Sep 2019 - 8:43AM

After their historic losing streak in Overwatch League's inaugural season, the Chinese team is looking for help

Shanghai Dragons turn to South Korean talent for a fresh start
Wild upsets in League of Legends World Championships Quarterfinals

Why everyone is freaking out over G2 Esports and Cloud9 entering Semifinals

20 Sep 2019 - 8:42AM

Why everyone is freaking out over G2 Esports and Cloud9 entering Semifinals

Wild upsets in League of Legends World Championships Quarterfinals
Epic Games issues patch to fix Fortnite’s Alpha Tournament bugs

Server issues and inaccurate scorekeeping plagued the debut

20 Sep 2019 - 8:42AM

Server issues and inaccurate scorekeeping plagued the debut

Epic Games issues patch to fix Fortnite’s Alpha Tournament bugs
The stage is set for the League of Legends World Championship Quarterfinals

We have our tournament schedule for the top eight teams, and there will be a lot more EU LCS versus LPL action

20 Sep 2019 - 8:42AM

We have our tournament schedule for the top eight teams, and there will be a lot more EU LCS versus LPL action

The stage is set for the League of Legends World Championship Quarterfinals
Welcome to the League of Legends Worlds 2018 Quarterfinals, Perkz!

Third time’s the charm for the G2 Esports mid laner, as his team finally makes it out of the Group Stage

20 Sep 2019 - 8:42AM

Third time’s the charm for the G2 Esports mid laner, as his team finally makes it out of the Group Stage

Welcome to the League of Legends Worlds 2018 Quarterfinals, Perkz!
Cloud9 becomes first team to lock in Quarterfinals spot in League of Legends World Championships 2018

Cloud9 defied all odds and clawed their way up from the play-ins stage

20 Sep 2019 - 8:42AM

Cloud9 defied all odds and clawed their way up from the play-ins stage

Cloud9 becomes first team to lock in Quarterfinals spot in League of Legends World Championships 2018
South Korea falls to EU in day one of League of Legends World Championships group stage

Stunning upsets as the defending champions of Gen. G fall to Team Vitality, while G2 Esports takes down Afreeca Freecs

20 Sep 2019 - 8:41AM

Stunning upsets as the defending champions of Gen. G fall to Team Vitality, while G2 Esports takes down Afreeca Freecs

South Korea falls to EU in day one of League of Legends World Championships group stage
New teams, new faces, and new rosters for Overwatch League

With eight new expansion teams joining the OWL 2019 season, players and organizations have a lot of reshuffling to do, and free agents are up for grabs.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:41AM

With eight new expansion teams joining the OWL 2019 season, players and organizations have a lot of reshuffling to do, and free agents are up for grabs.

New teams, new faces, and new rosters for Overwatch League
League of Legends stars Uzi, iloveoov and more fined for toxic behavior

A few Worlds players got harder slaps on the wrist, but no suspensions were issued ahead of the tournament groups stage

20 Sep 2019 - 8:41AM

A few Worlds players got harder slaps on the wrist, but no suspensions were issued ahead of the tournament groups stage

League of Legends stars Uzi, iloveoov and more fined for toxic behavior
The upsets and rising stars in the first week at the League of Legends Worlds 2018

LPL giants like EDward Gaming find themselves slipping in the play-ins for Worlds 2018

20 Sep 2019 - 8:41AM

LPL giants like EDward Gaming find themselves slipping in the play-ins for Worlds 2018

The upsets and rising stars in the first week at the League of Legends Worlds 2018
League of Legends, the esports giant

One of the world’s most popular esports, this strategic team-based game is like a mashup of chess and capture the flag. LoL’s competitive scene has millions of viewers and is the most well-known MOBA.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:09AM

One of the world’s most popular esports, this strategic team-based game is like a mashup of chess and capture the flag. LoL’s competitive scene has millions of viewers and is the most well-known MOBA.

League of Legends, the esports giant
The wild cards of League of Legends prepare to take on Worlds 2018

We all love a good David vs Goliath story, so will teams like Bahçeşehir Supermassive or DetonatioN FocusMe give us some crazy upsets?

20 Sep 2019 - 8:40AM

We all love a good David vs Goliath story, so will teams like Bahçeşehir Supermassive or DetonatioN FocusMe give us some crazy upsets?

The wild cards of League of Legends prepare to take on Worlds 2018
How three guys turned their college dream into an esports company

Hong Kong’s leading esports company wants to turn the city into a go-to host for global tournaments

20 Sep 2019 - 8:37AM

Hong Kong’s leading esports company wants to turn the city into a go-to host for global tournaments

How three guys turned their college dream into an esports company
Team Hong Kong reveal struggles ahead of Overwatch World Cup

Representing your city at the World Cup is an amazing opportunity, but preparing for an international esports tournament in Hong Kong is tougher than you think

20 Sep 2019 - 8:36AM

Representing your city at the World Cup is an amazing opportunity, but preparing for an international esports tournament in Hong Kong is tougher than you think

Team Hong Kong reveal struggles ahead of Overwatch World Cup
Space hamsters are the best part of Overwatch

We tried out Hammond (briefly), healed with the power of a terrifying manicure, and fell into an existentialist discussion about the circle of life

20 Sep 2019 - 8:35AM

We tried out Hammond (briefly), healed with the power of a terrifying manicure, and fell into an existentialist discussion about the circle of life

Space hamsters are the best part of Overwatch
Overwatch Summer Games are back with new skins and collegiate tournament

Dust off your Lúcioball skills, and pray for some loot box luck

20 Sep 2019 - 8:35AM

Dust off your Lúcioball skills, and pray for some loot box luck

Overwatch Summer Games are back with new skins and collegiate tournament
There’s a $100,000 prize pool up for grabs in Solitaire right now

One of the oldest and most popular card games is the star of a mobile esports tournament

20 Sep 2019 - 8:35AM

One of the oldest and most popular card games is the star of a mobile esports tournament

There’s a $100,000 prize pool up for grabs in Solitaire right now
Seagull announces he’s quitting Overwatch League, going back to streaming

The popular player laid out the emotional and physical toll of being a pro-player, and why he feels like he owes it to his Twitch fans to go back to his streaming roots

20 Sep 2019 - 8:35AM

The popular player laid out the emotional and physical toll of being a pro-player, and why he feels like he owes it to his Twitch fans to go back to his streaming roots

Seagull announces he’s quitting Overwatch League, going back to streaming
Records were broken and champions were toppled at EVO 2018, the world’s largest fighting game tournament

Event brings together competitions for Street Fighter V, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros and more

20 Sep 2019 - 8:35AM

Event brings together competitions for Street Fighter V, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros and more

Records were broken and champions were toppled at EVO 2018, the world’s largest fighting game tournament
Overwatch League adding new teams in Atlanta and Guangzhou

Player contracts are up for grabs, and two new teams in Atlanta and Guangzhou are filling their rosters

20 Sep 2019 - 8:35AM

Player contracts are up for grabs, and two new teams in Atlanta and Guangzhou are filling their rosters

Overwatch League adding new teams in Atlanta and Guangzhou
A League of Legends fan tries Arena of Valor

We got some kills, died a lot, and discovered my bloodlust in Tencent’s massive mobile hit

20 Sep 2019 - 8:34AM

We got some kills, died a lot, and discovered my bloodlust in Tencent’s massive mobile hit

A League of Legends fan tries Arena of Valor
The League of Legends World Championship schedule is out!

With about two months left until Worlds 2018 starts, which teams are most likely heading to South Korea for group stages?

20 Sep 2019 - 8:34AM

With about two months left until Worlds 2018 starts, which teams are most likely heading to South Korea for group stages?

The League of Legends World Championship schedule is out!
Another football World Cup starts this week... for the game FIFA 18

With 20 million hopeful players, FIFA 18 is one of the leading esports on consoles

20 Sep 2019 - 8:34AM

With 20 million hopeful players, FIFA 18 is one of the leading esports on consoles

Another football World Cup starts this week... for the game FIFA 18
International robot-fighting tournament pits universities against each other

Thousands tuned in for the RoboMaster Finals this weekend, as young engineers battle to be the best in DJI-run robotics competition

20 Sep 2019 - 8:34AM

Thousands tuned in for the RoboMaster Finals this weekend, as young engineers battle to be the best in DJI-run robotics competition

International robot-fighting tournament pits universities against each other
Overwatch League crowns London Spitfire as inaugural season champions

The all-Korean team lived up to its potential by dominating Grand Finals series against Philadelphia Fusion

20 Sep 2019 - 8:34AM

The all-Korean team lived up to its potential by dominating Grand Finals series against Philadelphia Fusion

Overwatch League crowns London Spitfire as inaugural season champions
Overwatch League’s first Grand Finals are upon us

Can London Spitfire’s newfound confidence win them the trophy? Or will Philadelphia Fusion’s aggressive DPS line give them the edge?

20 Sep 2019 - 8:34AM

Can London Spitfire’s newfound confidence win them the trophy? Or will Philadelphia Fusion’s aggressive DPS line give them the edge?

Overwatch League’s first Grand Finals are upon us