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Christian Pearson
Motion Graphics Designer


Animator and Illustrator.
Games: Overwatch
Twitter: @Chr_Pearson
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What is Leeroy Jenkins? How a Joke Among Friends Birthed an Internet Legend
Imagine it’s 2005 and you’re sitting in your college dorm room after a night of drinking 40s, about to login into World of Warcraft. Your exams are done and now it’s time to fuck up some...
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What is a Hitbox? A Look at Gaming's Infamous, Invisible Scapegoats
Do you ever feel like you shouldn’t have gotten hit? Do you ever think, “no, I definitely hit him.” Do you ever unload an entire magazine on a prone character and somehow miss every shot?...
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EZ4ENCE: From Laughingstock to Global Contender
ENCE are not a likely powerhouse.They started out as a joke. But against every odd, they’ve become not only Major finalists but, as of right now, one of the best teams in the world. But...
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What is Jigglypuff? And Is She Really Killing Melee?
When you first boot-up a new Smash Game, there are probably a few characters you’re drawn to immediately.There’s Mario, you know him. Maybe you pick Link, he’s always there. But there’s...
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Melee Is Not At Evo. But That Doesn't Mean It's Dead
Contrary to popular belief, Melee is not dead. Being at EVO is the most important thing in fighting games, at least from the outside looking in. And in any other franchise, a newer,...
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What is Chicken? The Story Behind Counter-Strike's Absurd, Unofficial Mascot
Every game needs a mascot. League of Legends has Teemo, Rainbow Six has Tachanka, and Dota 2 has GabeN. Sure, those aren’t the mascots chosen by the publishers themselves, but fans will...
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The Story of Shroud: The King of Reddit
To be famous in the world of esports, it’s safe to say you need to be able to appreciate a good meme. True superstardom in this world, doesn’t take place in big press conferences, red...
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The Story Of Fortnite
Fortnite is taking the world by storm. But it didn’t happen overnight. The game was locked away in development for almost seven years after it was announced back in 2011. The developer —...
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What is Cosplay? A Tale of Passionate Fans, Peanut Butter and...Sewage?!
For as long as fandom has existed, people have found creative ways to celebrate whatever it is they’re passionate about – whether it’s through off-the-wall fan-fiction, incredible fan...
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What is The Economy? And Why is Valve Paying You to Lose?
When you play CS:GO, there’s a lot to pay attention to. Things like sound cues, team comms, utility usage. What strats are your opponents running? Who’s going to what bombsite? Did anyone...
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What is a Lootbox? The Story Behind Gaming's Most Dangerous and Delightful Addiction
Whether you like it or not – when you buy a loot box, you’re gambling. Sure, it seems like you’re just harmlessly spending a few bucks on random skins. But what you’re actually doing is...
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What is Tilt? The Gentle Art of Not Losing Your Sh*t in Esports
Tilt is the scourge of competitors everywhere and it affects everyone. From the hopeless bottom-dwellers of bronze-tier, all the way up to the apex predators of the esports world: no one...
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The Worst CS:GO Tournament Ever
One LAN has lived in infamy as the worst event, ever. It was the Fyre Festival of gaming, with missing computers, confiscated passports, and of course, not a cent of prize money paid out....
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What is a Gamertag? The Strange Evolution of Gamers' Chosen Identities
In real life, you don’t get to choose your own name. Sure, once you’re an adult you can legally change it, but by then, you’ve already spent a large chunk of your existence already being...
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What is Teemo? The Bizarre Conception of League's Annoying Mascot
No matter what game you play, there’s something you hate playing against. Most of the time it’s something cheesy, or broken. But sometimes, you hate something not because it’s good, but...
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What is All Your Base? How One Bad Gaming Translation Spawned the Meme Generation
In today’s rapidly moving internet age, memes explode into existence and then die almost as quickly. However, there is a meme that emerged before platforms like Reddit, Imgur and Twitter...
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What is Waluigi? Why the Smash Community Embraced Nintendo's Most Hated Reject
Super Smash Bros. is probably the craziest gaming crossover in the world. It’s the only arena where Mario can fight Sonic, Cloud, Pikachu, Pac-Man and Mega Man at the same time. And with...
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What is Gaben? How one of gaming's greatest minds became one of its greatest memes
Gabe Newell is the co-founder and CEO of Valve – the developer and publisher behind universally acclaimed titles like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Team Fortress 2 and Left4Dead. But...
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What Faze Clan at DreamHack Malmö can teach us about superteams
Superteams are as exciting as they are volatile. When you put some of the game’s greatest players on one roster, on paper they should be a dominant team. But that’s not always how things...