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Josh Bury
News Editor

Bio

Lover of all things Blizzard, Josh has also returned to League of Legends after more than 7 years. He identifies with Reinhardt because he, too, is an old man past his prime trying to co-exist with a new generation of heroes.
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What is RNG? Gamers' Love-Hate Relationship with Luck in Esports
We talk a lot about player skill in esports, and for good reason: most of your favourite games give stars plenty of opportunity to show their supremacy. But games usually also include a...
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Yipes on the possibility of MvC4: 'If it does happen, hopefully the developers will listen to the people that were actually around for so long'
Podcast topics and timestamps:1:54 - What's the deal with Red Bull Conquest?10:45 - Where are we with Dragon Ball FighterZ right now?13:05 - How important was the early rivalry between...
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The Story Of Call of Duty
Let’s be frank — everybody knows about, or at least has heard of, Call of Duty.The popular first person shooter that revolutionized the genre with its World War 2 themed original title...
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What is Solo Queue? The rise of competitive online matchmaking
As many of us know, the path to the big money contracts, the bright lights of the stage and the bro hugs in endless confetti showers is paved by thousands of hours spent in front of a...
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What is Shoutcasting? The Story Behind The Voices of Esports
Casting is an important part of the esports experience and it helps both entertain and inform the viewer. Because, let’s be honest, some of these games can be a little overwhelming to...
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The Story of n0thing
N0thing is one of NA’s biggest CS:GO players.But what does it mean to be the best in NA? To be perennially at the top of a region that can’t compete with the scene’s top international...
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How IdrA rage quit to an army that didn't exist
Competition breeds rivalry. Sometimes, it’s between organizations; their legacies evolving with each exchange. Sometimes, it’s two competitors at the peak of their powers trading blows. ...
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What is Stream Sniping? The craze terrorizing Twitch's biggest stars
For as long as there have been broadcasts, there have been people trying, against all odds, to steal the spotlight during them. And today, because anyone with a webcam, computer or gaming...
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Janko 'YNk' Paunović: 'I think Astralis are playing the best Counter-Strike that has been played ever since CS:GO came out'
Podcast topics and timestamps:3:30 - Are the criticisms lobbied against MIBR's performance fair?18:40 - What drove you from being an analyst to a coach?29:10 - Have you decided yet...
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What is Boosting? The Twisted Motivations Behind Cheating the Elo Ladder
There are a few types of people who play competitive games online. You’ve got your everyday, run-of-the-mill, law-abiding citizens. You’ve got your smurfs. And you’ve got the boosted...
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The Story of Tyler1
Whether you love him or hate him, Tyler1 is a defining figure in the League of Legends community.He’s been harangued for his toxic and aggressive behavior on stream but he’s also one of...
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Canadian on why Rainbow Six Siege is the 'Dota of shooters' and the potential for it to become the next CS:GO
Podcast topics and timestamps:3:30 - How did the Necrox/BC move help EG’s roster?6:14 - How do you explain Siege to those who’ve never played it?11:08 - Can Siege ever get to the level of...
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Sjokz: 'If League of Legends necessarily isn't growing as explosively anymore, esports definitely is'
Podcast topics and timestamps:1:30 - Sjokz's career in Unreal Tournament and the origins of her handle7:30 - On her first experience with League of Legends12:40 - Sjokz on justifying a...
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The Story of Sjokz
Sjokz is one of League of Legends’ most recognizable faces, bringing fans across the world some of the biggest moments the game has ever seen. But maybe more importantly, Sjokz has helped...
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How Scarlett stunned Bomber in one of StarCraft's greatest series
Sometimes, great moments are not born from a perfectly-executed display of skill between two great players, but from a singular well-timed blow in what could otherwise be described as a...
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n0thing on what it felt like watching Cloud9 win the Boston Major, stories from the C9 days and his impact on young players like ropz
2:53 - How does it feel being a hero to ropz?14:30 - Are you worried about your ability to return as a full-time player?18:00 - How far do you see Old Guys Club going?21:02 - Can you talk...
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Iconic Esports Moments: Cloud9's historic win at the Boston Major
In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the Major is everything.There are other big tournaments, with their own prestige and their own history. But Majors are in a class of their own. The...
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Problem X talks life as an EVO champion, Capcom Pro Tour point gripes and beating Tokido
2:11 - Does life feel different now that you’ve won EVO? 10:35 - What was it like when Tokido reset the bracket on you?24:52 - What would you have said if they gave you the mic after...
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What is Lord Tachanka? The conflict behind Rainbow Six Siege's most broken operator
Meme characters are mechanically broken, community driven jokes typically selected only in poor taste. But the joke is usually inconsequential, short-lived, and destined to fade into...