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The Upcoming French Shuffle: ScreaM Should Stay

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It's no secret that there will likely be another French Shuffle after the ELEAGUE Major. It has been reported that Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire will leave EnVyUs to join Richard "shox" Papillon and Alexandre...
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Our CS:GO Wishlist for 2017

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The Counter-Strike community is needy. Valve gives us a cookie, and we'll spit it out then demand another as though it were our god-given birthright. Sometimes we get mad even when we get what we've been asking for. (See:...

Does Dota’s Ranked System Need an Overhaul?

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Of all the issues Valve constantly receives complaints about with Dota 2, the game's ranked system has got to be the number one problem. While Dota remains incredibly popular and the MMR system, as we know it, has been...
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Reflecting on the Overwatch Holiday Skins

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Since the Summer Games skin released, Blizzard's Dev team has done a solid job of creating and releasing new skins. The Halloween skins were great and the Holiday skins are no exception. Let's take a look at some of...
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The Smite Community: Where Kindness Is Next to Godliness

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Multiplayer games are designed to keep us coming back each day for more. While some players might value the artistic design of a MOBA's heroes, others might be more drawn to the actual gameplay. One of the most important factors in...
dev1ce is definitely one of the best CS:GO players in the business.

The Best CS:GO Player of 2016

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The year is almost over, which means it’s time for top ten lists and best-of debates. After 2015, which was dominated entirely by Fnatic and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer Gustafsson, it’s refreshing to actually have some room for discussion about who...
TSM needs to get their act together.

TSM Sucks at CS:GO

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Team SoloMid, as an organization, has a terrible track record in CS:GO. The most current drama between the team owner, Andy "Reginald" Dinh, and Sean "seang@res" Gares, is only the most recent event in an ongoing string of awful...
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Navigating 7.00: New Hero, Talent Trees and MMR

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It's been a confusing mess of games for my group of friends and I since the release of 7.00. So many aspects of the game have changed that it is difficult to get a handle on Dota 3, Dota 2....
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The Direction of Randomness and RNG

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Introduction This article was inspired by a video Firebat made this week. In the video, which I've included below, he talks about the different ways that Mean Streets of Gadgetzan introduced a lot of RNG. See, the big thing about the...
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NiP Needs a New Ninja to Don the Pyjamas

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ELEAGUE will be hosting the next CS:GO Major in January and, for the first time in history, Ninjas in Pyjamas will not be attending a Valve-sponsored Major. At the recent offline major qualifier, NiP lost to two underdog teams in the...
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Controversial Sponsorships: Necessary Evil or Detrimental?

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I can't imagine it's that easy to find sponsors for start-up esports teams. A great example is Team NP. They recently partnered with FYM Hot Sauce, a small company from Portland, OR. FYM's owner is active on Reddit and enthusiastic...
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No Gifts for You! Why Heroes Doesn’t Have Gifting

Last week I wrote an article on China's new laws about regulating randomized chests. Since then I've been looking into various MOBAs and their buying and trading systems. One game that stood out to me was Heroes of the Storm...