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Miles Hackett
Content Creator


Producer, editor and co-host of 'What Is'. Siege, Overwatch and Rocket League are totally my bag. Combat sports, soccer and TV/movie junkie.
Games: Overwatch
Twitter: @miles_hackett
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How CS:GO's Dirtiest Cheater Inspired the Game's Most Ridiculous Meme
Esports is a truly global phenomenon — but that doesn’t mean that every region is on equal footing. But among the regions that are expected to soak up all the silverware, are those that...
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The Clone That's Trying to Kill CS:GO: The Story of Valorant
For nearly two decades Counter-Strike has been the uncontested king of tactical first person shooters. But the glorious empire that Valve has built is far from perfect. And from the...
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How a Mysterious Liquid Turned xQc into Twitch's Unlikeliest Role Model
It requires a special kind of motivation to be a streamer. To wake up every day ready to bare all for Twitch’s biggest trolls. It’s a day-in-and-day-out marathon — to go from just a...
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Elders with AWPs: How a Group of Bloodthirsty Seniors Became CS:GO World Champions
How often have you heard the phrase “age is just a number”? In esports, it sometimes refers to some wily whipper-snapper who appears to be skilled beyond their years.But in CS:GO, there’s...
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Did He Cheat? The Unsolvable Mystery of CS:GO's Most Suspicious Player
Robin “flusha” Ronnquist, a three-time Major winner who, in addition to having one of the biggest brains in CS:GO, is one of the game’s most controversial figures. Not because of anything...
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How a One-Sided Rivalry Became League's Greatest Revenge Story
Competition is built on rivalry. And some of esports' greatest stories are about two great players vying for glory, constantly outdoing one another in pursuit of victory.But "xPeke" vs....
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The Brutal Legacy of Esports' Most Disrespectful Beatdown
Carl "Perfect Legend" White spent years building a respectable reputation as one of the best Mortal Kombat players. But this long-time fighting game player isn't celebrated for being a...
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The Wonderchild Who Became CS:GO’s Most Bullied A**hole
It’s no secret that, in any game, people love to watch winners lose. It doesn’t matter if it’s Faker, Fabian, the entirety of Astralis, or the awe-inspiring underdog OG. Dominance...
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The Rise and Fall of League's Most Self-Destructive Superstar
Being known for something in the game you play can be a badge of honour. But depending on what that trademark is, it can also very easily become a blight on an otherwise promising...
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The Lovable Bully Who Became the Undisputed King of CS:GO’s Deadliest Alleyway
In esports, as in life, rulers are destined to rise and fall. Sometimes, a crown naturally finds its way onto the brow of an up-and-comer, heralding a new era of royalty. Other times,...
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How Esports' Greatest Rap God Emerged From Its Most Agonizing Game
Every hero has a storyline that defines them. Sometimes it’s a fateful event that turns an ordinary person into a legend, or maybe it’s through their determination to overcome...
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How Bad Luck and a Big Ego Ruined the Career of League’s Most Promising Superstar
Every once in a while we see the rise of a true superstar. A world-class, one-in-a-million competitor who, quite simply, has it all. These individuals have the plays, they have the...
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How Faker’s Greatest Play Turned One Man into the Face of Esports Failure
No one likes to be on the receiving end of someone else's highlight. But typically, most top tier competitors are able to shrug-off these humiliating instances and move on with their...
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F@*K Retirement: How CS:GO’s Oldest Aim God Keeps Turning Back the Clock
In esports, there is no such thing as being too young to compete. But on the other end of the spectrum, a player’s shelf life is usually not a long one, at a certain point, players become...
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How a Diss Track Led to Esports' Most Humiliating Beatdown
Esports is no stranger to cringe. From terrible handshakes, to weird entrances to god awful trash talk, we’ve seen, and gritted our teeth through it all. But there is one moment, one...
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The Controversial Loudmouth Who Became CS:GO's Most Iconic Rager
Mohamad "m0E" Assad is loud, animated and hilarious. Not only has the former pro CS player created some of the funniest and most recognizable soundbites in Counter-Strike history, but...
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Esports’ Worst Dream Team: The Hilarious Disaster That Was Delta Fox
What can you expect when you create a roster stacked with superstars? Occasionally, you get to see a real synergy of talent and flashes of greatness. Now and then, you see dominant...
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The Fighting Game God Cursed to Suck Until September
Some of esports’ most legendary and adored players have earned almost mythical titles. And in most cases, these monikers are worn like badges of honor, commemorating the unparalleled...
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The Cocky Underdog Who Tried to Monetize Dick Pics at a CS:GO Major
Every accomplished professional can think back on that one moment where they were able to look around, smile, and say with absolute certainty, I’ve made it.And in CS:GO one of those...