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Gabriel Zoltan-Johan

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Gabriel Zoltan-Johan is a News Editor at theScore esports and the head analyst for the University of Toronto League of Legends team. His (public) musings can be found on his Twitter
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theScore esports Daily (Sept.19): The LoL Championship Skin that gives back, a massive Overwatch patch and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite released
theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports.Championship Ashe Skin sales to contribute to charity Said stone will give...
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Off Meta: Jungle Ezreal
There’s a classic mantra in Riot’s champion game design that's often forgotten yet often utilized: if your favorite champion is total trash in the lane they’re meant to be played in then...
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The Metagame Report: Xayah and Rakan's surge
League’s latest playable champions in competitive have resurfaced as extremely powerful picks in the current meta, and mostly as separately playable champions rather than a perfect pair....
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Rapid Reaction to the Worlds 2017 Group Draw
With the Worlds 2017 group draw that occurred Tuesday morning, every single team except for the three residing in group C should be satisfied with where exactly they placed. There are...
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Dignitas CEO Jonathan Kemp on what NA LCS expansion might look like, growing their fan base
With NA LCS franchising on the horizon, several esports and traditional sports organizations are hard at work going through the application process to secure a permanent spot in the...
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Fnatic, Cloud9 qualify for Worlds
Fnatic and Cloud9 have qualified for the 2017 World Championship following the conclusion of the NA and EU LCS regional qualifiers Sunday. As the third seed in their respective regions,...
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Meet JoyLuck, the unsung talent broker bringing Korean League of Legends players to the West
Oliver “IzpAH” Steer was trapped. The then Fnatic manager was headed to Korea ahead of his team, who had sponsorship commitments in America. They were supposed to head to Korea for a...
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CLG's Darshan: 'I didn't ever really question whether or not CLG would be part of the NA LCS, I always felt that it was a given'
Darshan "Darshan" Upadhyaya is the top laner for Counter Logic Gaming, who finished third in the 2017 NA LCS Summer Split playoffs on Saturday after taking a dominant 3-0 series over...
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theScore esports Podcast on PUBG as an esport, video games in the Olympics and a fond goodbye to Ryan Stratton
1:20: Ryan's final show2:30: Violent video games and the Olympics14:45: Do esports need to be part of the Olympics?17:28: PUBG's growth and esports22:44: Gabe on the PUBG Invitational's...
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Zoltan-Johan: Breaking down the votes for the 2017 NA LCS Summer Split Awards
It's that time of the year again, as the regular season ends and votes are tallied up to determine the best players of the split. Like my Spring Split votes, I find it necessary to...
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Off Meta: Talon Jungle
The jungle is boring right now. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it. Junglers are mostly tanks in the current meta, ones looking to farm and become big balls of stats to protect...
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The Metagame Report: Gragas dominates the tank jungle meta
Junglers, alongside AD carries, have seen some of the lowest diversity in the latter half this split. Though Elise stands alone as a frequently used carry jungler, tanks have mostly...
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theScore esports Daily (Aug. 22): Lunatic-Hai roster joins OWL, LPL playoffs continue, Dragonball FighterZ beta signups open
theScore esports Daily is a daily briefing of the top news stories from around the esports world. It will cover the day's largest stories and give you bits and pieces on their...
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The Most Iconic esports Moments - The Faker vs. Ryu Duel
When people think of the greatest play in League of Legends history, or a play they want to show to get their friends into League of Legends, they think of the duel between Faker and...
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Coaching to Gold: Winning with Splitpushing
If there’s one skill that sums up solo queue mentality, it’s the idea of the “1v9”. The theory and necessity that suggests that individuals have to carry games on their own, because they...
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Off Meta: Ornn Support
Often, I've been described by others as a mad scientist of sorts. I come up with wacky ideas that end up working out, and even eventually see professional play. Listen, not everyone can...
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The metagame report: Scaling with Tristana and Cassiopeia
The last time we took a look at duos raging through the competitive ecosystem we saw Sejuani and Braum, a tanky tandem that could dish out abnormally large amounts of chain crowd control...
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What to watch in League this week: Longzhu attempt to steal the crown; TSM and G2 attempt to keep it
With Worlds fast approaching, we're kicking into high gear with all of the regions finishing up their playoffs and representatives from each qualifying for the international competition....
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The GameGrumps on their upcoming esports web series, Good Game: 'It's pretty delightful I have to say'
Podcast video topics and time stamps: 3:12 How did Good Game come to be?4:31 Arin on how Overwatch led to an interest in esports7:06 Arin and Danny on balancing diversity with...