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Miles Hackett
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What is GG? The Evolution of the Sportsmanship and the Salt
You see it after a game — often regardless of outcome.You see it during a game, when someone feeds. And sometimes you see it purely as a form of disrespect. GG stands for “good game” – an...
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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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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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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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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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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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How top streamers like Ninja, Shroud and DrDisRespect can make or break a new game
There was a time where we felt that we had to justify this nerdy stuff to the outside world. We had to tell people that the accelerated popularity of gaming was something worth paying...
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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...
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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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What is Smurfing? The Weird Story Behind Online Gaming's Secret Accounts
If you've ever played a competitive game online, you've probably encountered someone in match-making who is a little too good to be playing within your rank. Well, chances are high that...
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The Story of TSM Reginald
In 2009, a small indie games developer out of Santa Monica, California launched their inaugural game. It was called League of Legends: Clash of Fates, and among the first 100 people to...
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What is Kappa? The Story Behind Twitch's Undisputed King of Sarcasm
The world of memes is a complex and oftentimes bewildering landscape to navigate. To the outsider, it’s an ever-expanding language of seemingly nonsensical words and images. But to the...
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"Love me some Regi" – The Feud That Changed the LCS
Here’s something weird: A conversation about balance in League of Legends changed the pro scene forever.That’s not even hyperbole. In 2016, League players and team owners were mad that...
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The Story of Get_Right
Get_Right might be the greatest Counter-Strike player in history. His game sense and skill across multiple incarnations of the game are unmatched. But despite his incredible ability –...
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s1mple and the most expensive flashbang in the world
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is by definition a first-person shooter, which means that incredible aim is at the core of what makes the game exciting.But at the top level, strategy is...
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What is haHAA? [A Trip Down Meme-ory Lane]
When it comes to esports, things can sometimes get a bit awkward.There are emotes for basically everything on Twitch. And since we’re talking about a medium where anyone with a PC, webcam...
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The Story of Coldzera
Marcelo “Coldzera” David is one of the best Counter Strike: Global Offensive players to ever live.But before Luminosity Gaming’s fer recruited him to help his Brazilian team reach the top...
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The Unbenchable Demon King: Faker's Grind to Reclaim His Spot in the Mid Lane
You know Faker as the greatest player to ever play League of Legends. But in 2015, one of the game’s most exciting mid laners was regularly playing behind a substitute. In interviews, he...