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Daniel Rosen
News Editor

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Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore eSports. His main expertise is in the professional Street Fighter and Super Smash Bros. scenes, but writes LoL, Dota 2, CS:GO, Hearthstone and Heroes news as well. You can usually find him linking crouch forward to Hadouken.
Twitter: @Daniel_Rosen
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How did this happen: Earth Spirit's journey to Captain's Mode
Dota 2 is a game that balances through power. Let’s be clear: everything in Dota is broken but, theoretically, it should all be the same level of broken. It’s why characters are always...
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Esports meets mainstream: Advertising cars to esports fans
Over the past year or so, we’ve seen an uptick the number of car companies getting involved in esports. Audi is sponsoring Astralis, Subaru is sponsoring a CS:GO tournament, Honda...
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Esports Spotlight with Team Liquid's Steve Arhancet on what went wrong in the LCS, rebuilding the CS:GO team and becoming more than just a team
Team Liquid is in an interesting place for one of the oldest and prolific esports organizations. Their Dota 2 team has been mostly quiet in the lead-up to the Kiev Major, their CS:GO...
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The EU LCS has a problem: EU viewership is stagnating while NA booms
Over the past two years, Europe's premier League of Legends league has mostly been played during the week, featured a poorly justified best-of-two format that was later replaced by a...
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Na`Vi re-sign SoNNeikO, drop rmN-
Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev has re-joined Natus Vincere's Dota team, taking Roman "rmN-" Paley's place on the roster, the organization announced Thursday. SoNNeikO left Na`Vi in November...
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How did this happen: The Rekt-9
The Intratec TEC-9 was, for a time, one of the most popular illegal guns in the world. It was cheap and had a large magazine, but was comically inaccurate. It’s a modern day Tommy Gun,...
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Report: Wings Gaming players leave organization, will play in Kiev as Team Random
Wings Gaming's TI6-winning roster have allegedly left their organization to play as Team Random at the Kiev Major, according to a report by joinDOTA's Annabelle Fischer. The report...
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The geolocation gold rush: Does tying an esports team to a city make sense?
When Las Vegas investors tried to sell Rogue co-owner Frank Villareal on bringing his esports team to Sin City, they bought him liquor and steaks, then dropped $600 in his lap and told...
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Can you Moneyball League of Legends? Applying sports analytics to the LCS
Jeffery Liang has been a League of Legends fan since Season 2, and has been a basketball fan for even longer. Following two pro scenes made him wonder if he could try to put the two...
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Esports meets mainstream: WESA doesn’t know what mainstream means
Last week, when WESA added SK Gaming and Renegades to their ranks, SK Gaming CEO Alex Müller said that WESA and all of its member teams are working to “take esports mainstream.” Beyond...
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Esports spotlight with Rogue's Frank Villarreal: 'The teams that are going to survive the next five years...are going to be the ones that have very rabid grassroots fan bases'
Rogue co-owner and CEO Frank Villarreal doesn’t see the same future for North American esports that most people envision. Where many might imagine a future with dozens of teams across...
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Team Liquid sign Twistzz; Misfits sign devoduvek, AmaNEk
Misfits have transferred Russel "Twistzz" VanDulken to Team Liquid and have signed French players David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic and François "AmaNEk" Delaunay to their CS:GO roster....
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Reapered named NA LCS Coach of the Split, Contractz takes home Rookie of the Split award
Cloud9 has taken home two end-of-split awards this season, with Hangyu "Reapered" Bok recieveing the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split Coach of the Split award, and jungler Juan "Contractz"...
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Xerxe named EU LCS Rookie of the Split, Pr0lly wins Coach of the Split award
Unicorns of Love jungler Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir has won the EU LCS Rookie of the Split award while H2k-Gaming coach Neil "Pr0lly" Hammad has been awarded the Coach of the Split award,...
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Digital Chaos sign Team Onyx's roster
Digital Chaos have parted ways with the roster that took the organization to a second place finish at The International 6 and have signed Team Onyx's roster to replace them. Digital...
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Misfits Academy earn EU LCS spot with 3-2 win over Fnatic Academy
Misfits Academy have earned a spot in the 2017 EU LCS Summer Split with their 3-2 win over Fnatic Academy at the 2017 EU LCS Summer Promotion tournament, but the organization will be...
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How did this happen: The Fountain Hook
In ‘How Did This Happen,’ theScore esports takes a look back at some of the most busted, broken and insanely overpowered things to ever make their way into the world of competitive...
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Esports Spotlight with G2 Esports' Ocelote: 'I'm not careless about what I say, but I don't want to hide the truth'
Carlos "Ocelote" Rodriguez has the kind of success story you might call the esports dream. Ocelote is the founder of G2 Esports, which started out as Gamers2 back in February 2014 as a...
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How did this Happen: Ryze is always broken
In ‘How Did This Happen,’ theScore esports takes a look back at some of the most busted, broken and insanely overpowered things to ever make their way into the world of competitive...