Meta– (Prefix): Higher than, overarching, dealing with the most fundamental matters of.
Founded in 2016, The Meta publishes the best of long and short-form writing about esports and its cultures. We don’t just report the news – we profile emerging personalities, uncover new competitive scenes, and examine major narratives in order to bring esports into its critical and cultural context. We believe that the future of esports lies in spectatorship and fandom, and that a sharp culture of esports writing will be an essential ingredient for creating these communities.
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01FeatureBoth flesh and, somehow, light: Axe Williamson and the electric thrill of Melee
02FeatureProving Grounds: The Geography of the MOBA Map
03FeatureYogg-Saron and the trials of Hearthstone's controlled chaos
04FeatureAgainst the odds, esports is becoming a national pastime in the Philippines
05FeatureThe heartwarming camaraderie of a women’s pinball league
Riot, TSM, and the threat of the esports monopoly
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