The Leaderboard: This week in esports
On this week’s edition of the Leaderboard, our hosts preview the upcoming League Championship Series playoffs, review the Call of Duty world championship, and discuss YouTube's reported entry into livestreaming competitive games.
The Call of Duty world championship featured a number of surprises, the most notable of which was Optic Gaming being upset after losses to Denial and Faze Red. And it was the former team making the deepest run, defeating an upstart Team Revenge in a close final series to claim an oversized $400,000 check.
Add in some healthy discussion of YouTube’s upcoming entry in the competition among streaming platforms, and there’s plenty of reason to watch this week’s episode.