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Daniel Cole

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The Story of NiKo
Leaders bring out the best in us. They push us beyond our limits. Isolate our strengths. And refine our weaknesses. Leaders show up when the odds aren’t in our favour. When it feels like...
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The Top 10 Definitive Moments in Esports
From small LAN tournaments and niche player bases to sold out arenas and leagues that may one day rival those of traditional sports, esports have come a long way since their humble...
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The Story of The International
In the pursuit of greatness, we are asked to give our lives away. To relinquish our time. Our energy. And our bodies. All to reach the top of our chosen field. To become the greatest to...
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The Story of EVO: Part 2
There is nothing in the world quite like Evo.No esports tournament, no sporting event, no competition can compare to it. After all, there’s no event in the world where everyone is a...
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The Story Of Evo: Part 1
There is nothing in the world quite like Evo. No esports tournament, no sporting event, no competition can compare to it. After all, there’s no event in the world where everyone is a...
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Don't Call it a Comeback: ZeRo and the Future of Smash Ultimate
Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios coming out of retirement, even for just one event, facing off against one of Smash 4’s current best, playing a high-level match in a game that isn’t even done yet...
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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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The biggest dynasties in esports, and why we need them
In a environment as fickle as esports, where organizations can come and go at a whim, brand loyalty is hard to come by unless you’re a team that can consistently stay atop the standings....
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The streaming dream and the struggle for stardom
Today, there’s an elite group of streamers who generate hundreds of thousands in annual income and have become new-age celebrities, with the world as their stage.And they don’t even need...
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How Riot's Juggernaut Patch Turned Worlds 2015 Upside Down
Sometimes Riot makes mistakes.There are dozens of times Riot has broken League of Legends by accidentally creating something hilariously busted and unfair for weeks until they patch it...
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Nerd Ballers: How esports is dismantling old stereotypes about gamers
You’ve probably heard all the typical gamer stereotypes right?Like, they’re overweight. Unkempt. Socially inept basement-dwellers. But the stigma around gamers has changed drastically......
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The Story of GuardiaN
Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács managed to make his way into the elite of Counter-Strike’s competitive community from a small European country mostly unknown in the scene. And he did it...
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The Crossover: Why sports brands are chasing esports viewers and spending millions to reach them
Any of the Majors sports leagues dwarf the entirety of esports, but a number of sports teams see the potential of the industry, particularly a handful of NBA teams.These teams have spent...
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Apdo and the tragedy of League's shortest professional game
The shortest professional game in League of Legends history is a story of a charming outlaw, unrequited love, a heartfelt memorial and the bitter fury of a game developer scorned.Jeon...
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How Tyler1 broke solo queue
You probably know Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp as the streamer who, earlier this year, broke the record for the largest individual stream on Twitch while cosplaying as his favorite champion,...