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Nanyang Dota: Nautical Themed Pashmina Afghan Edition

The question is, are we getting Kunkka, or Tidehunter? The valiant captain, or the Leviathan? With KeyTV producing, I’m afraid it might be the latter. Yes, KeyTV is back. KeyTV are the now-infamous production company that was fired by Valve...
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For the Strength of the Pack Is the Flash Wolves

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be - Publius Vergilius Maro The mandarins of League of Legends have been communicating their optimism for this year being the one that a North American team could win...
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PC Performance Requirements – a Prerequisite to Gaming?

PC Performance Impact on Gaming MOBAs in general can be an issue for people on slower connections or with lower-end PCs. High ping makes players miss skill shots and miss timing on abilities. Laggy connections and struggling graphics cards make...
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Overwatch: Most Popular Heroes

When trying to become better at Overwatch, understanding the PUG (Pick up groups) meta can be an effective way to improve your game. Although that process takes many different forms, a good place to start is understanding which heroes...
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Street Fighter Terms for Beginners (Part 2)

Street Fighter terms for beginners: Round 2 Is school breaking your spirit yet? Yeah, me too… Lucky for you, we’re back with more Street Fighter terms. Don’t worry, we aren’t getting too in-depth. Just the stuff you need to know to...

Open Overwatch: Does Blizzard Plan to Take Control?

Recent LCS drama between team owners and Riot's Marc Merrill raises related questions for the future of Overwatch. Overwatch tournament owners have been reaping the benefits of open broadcasting rights so far. Can we expect this capitalistic approach in the future,...
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Stop Peeking the AWP: No, Seriously, What Are You Doing?

School is starting back up again for lots of folks. Tough, I know. Between homework, establishing a vaguely reasonable sleep schedule, and part-time work, you've got way less time to spend on your grind to Global. But, hey, we're big fans...

Twitch Streamer Finds New Way to Maximize Income

It didn't take long after a recent study revealed that Twitch viewers are more likely to donate money to popular streamers after a recent traumatic event for this heartless Twitch streamer to take action. Frequent social eating streamer 'xcutebabe13x' was outed as...

The Importance of Fun Decks

Introduction Recently I’ve written several articles in which I’ve expressed my discontent regarding Hearthstone. I still think the game is very good, but feel it has some serious flaws. The largest of these flaws is the importance placed on RNG...
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Is Smash Bros a Fighting Game?

Is Smash a fighting game? I get asked about it a lot when I tell people I write about fighting games. They hear the list includes Smash Bros. and seem stunned to hear that I consider the Smash series...

Study: Twitch Viewers More Likely to Donate After Heartbreak

Do you want to end up broke AND heartbroken? Findings from a recent study conducted by Real Esports Scientists™ suggest that it may be best to stay away from after you suffer a messy breakup. Researchers concluded that Twitch viewers...
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The One and Only: S1mple to Na’Vi

It's the end of an era. Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev has left Team Liquid's CS:GO team in pursuit of greener pastures, joining the Natus Vincere roster as a replacement for longtime member and team captain Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko. The departure of s1mple from Team Liquid is...