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Overwatch League Team Profile: San Francisco Shock

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Last week, we looked at how Dallas Fuel will be shaking up the first season of the official Overwatch League in 2018. Now, we're going to be taking a sneak peek at another one of the teams competing in the...
In Blizzard's Overwatch League, the Dallas Fuel are looking like strong contenders for Season 1.

Overwatch League Team Profile: Dallas Fuel

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With the Overwatch League in full swing following the exciting pre-season matches and winding up to the official first season on January 10th, there's never been a better time to take a quick break and dive head first into...
Joseph Schmidt - Esports Writer

Staff Writer Spotlight: A Snapshot of Joseph Schmidt

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It all started at an arcade in Lake George, New York. I was too little to play the pinball machines, but my Mom would pick me up so I could see the flashing lights and pull the plunger. Once the ball...
Gillian "Kendryx_" Linscott at PAX East

Staff Writer Spotlight: Gillian’s Esports Story

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From the moment my brother and I unboxed our SNES, I've always loved playing video games. While my brother enjoyed fighting games, I preferred games where I had the ability to choose my own path and do whatever I...
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Interview with Path of Exile Streamer KittenCatNoodle

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KittenCatNoodle recently became a full-time Twitch streamer, and mostly plays Path of Exile. We sat down for an interview with her and chatted about her streaming career, Path of Exile, and her hopes for the future of the game. You...
J.P. Corner is Esports Edition's Executive Editor.

Staff Spotlight: JP Corner, Editor and Nostalgia Enthusiast

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The best part of gaming is the memories you make. I'm as guilty as the next video game journalist of rambling about 'skill ceilings' and 'deep mechanics,' but there's nothing like swapping gaming stories with friends and strangers. My grandparents...
Stephen Draper - Esports Writer Staff Spotlight

Staff Writer Spotlight: Stephen’s Lifelong Gaming Journey

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My interest in video games started when I was eight, and received a Gameboy Color and Pokémon Gold for Christmas. Neither of my parents were gamers, so this was an entirely new world for me – one they quickly...
Students work together to create games from all levels of development - ideation to completion throughout the tenure of their degree program.

Staffordshire University’s Esports Degree: Behind the Scenes

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Last week, the Esports Edition team was delighted to hear about the Esports Bachelor's Degree that’s now being offered at Staffordshire University in the UK. The three-year academic program is the first of its kind, and is designed to...
Semphis - CS:GO Player Profile

SEMPHIS: The Man with the Mouth

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Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen is a well-known, albeit occasionally polarizing, North American CS:GO player. Although winning a large international tournament continues to elude him, there's no denying that SEMPHIS has an impressive competitive resume. He's been a staple of the NA Counter-Strike scene since...
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Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu: The Willful Wanderer

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It was recently announced that Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu will be leaving OpTic Gaming, despite having only joined the team in February of 2017. This is the fourth team peacemaker has been a part of since becoming a coach at...
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Hiko: The American Dreamer

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After a series of poor performances during his last two tournaments with OpTic Gaming, it looks like Spencer "Hiko" Martin is going to be removed from the lineup. Perhaps the nicest way to describe his performance over the past...
Team Liquid's MATUMBAMAN. (Image via The Score Esports.)

Player Spotlight: Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen

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"If you want to win, employ a Finn." Top Gear tells me that this is a colloquialism applied to rally car driving, but it can certainly be applied to the current season of Dota 2. Two of the best Dota 2...