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Valorant in Korea – How South Korean Players Will Perform in Valorant Esports

  South Korea is known for dominating many esports. With their work ethic, infrastructure, and overall culture, the country has consistently produced the best. In both StarCraft titles they essentially wrote the entirety of its history. Playing League of Legends, they dominated international competition for years. In Overwatch, with their streak of wins, it almost …


Michau, Warding off the Offensives

  He hates talking about himself. He was never good at it. But for someone who doesn’t like to speak about himself, he’s one of the most important individuals working behind the scenes in the Counter Strike: Global Offensive industry. If you prefer the Q&A-version of this interview, please find it here. A charismatic referee …


PoohManDu: Bloodthirster – A look back at one of League’s most underrated players

  Introduction Something often ignored I always find fascinating is the backgrounds of in-game items. One of my favorites is this: Unearthed near the marshes of Kaladoun, the Bloodthirster is thought to have belonged to a powerful soulstealer named Frax Van Itt. The wielder of this dangerous weapon is forever bound to the blade and …


GOAT: Apex 2015 – A look back at the greatest tournament of all time

  This is part of an article series revisiting the greatest Super Smash Brothers: Melee tournaments. After nearly two decades of competition, the game has seen numerous memorable events. The most significant of those deserve a second look. Saved By The Bell Often people joke about living in the darkest timeline, mostly whenever Hungrybox clutches …


Frankie Ward, forming an aegis of the mind in a tumultuous industry

  Gaming was always a big deal for Frankie Ward – a sanctuary, if you will. Born in South London, her childhood consisted of playing games on her dad’s laptop and Sega Master System, with classics like Monkey Island II and Sonic the Hedgehog.  It was a beginning – moving to a quiet village, sharing …


World Elite: The First Dynasty – A comprehensive look at the first great Chinese team

  The mandate is not easy to keep. Do not bring ruin on yourselves. Send forth everywhere the light of your good fame; Consider what Heaven did to the Yin. High Heaven does its business Without sound, without smell. Make King Wên your example, In whom all the peoples put their trust. – Excerpt from …


Worlds 2020 Seeding Change- A step in the right direction.

  The League of Legends World Championship 2020 is going to be much different than any that came before, for all the obvious reasons that have little to do with the tournament itself. Despite these inevitably being the easiest to focus on, Riot’s change to the regional seeding process is already making the Group Stage …


Decoding DeKay, Rise of an Engineer turned Journalist

  Decoding Dekay — a feature interview. You can find the original Q&A format including more context here. Esports journalism has been evolving rapidly in recent times and while many have flourished in different areas within journalism, only a select few have made the cut in “reporting”. Reporting itself is a behemoth that many fail …


MadLife: League of Legends’ BoxeR

Introduction Hong ‘MadLife’ Min-gi is not just one of the greatest Korean players, and MadLife is not just one of the greatest supports. MadLife is quite simply one of the greatest players of all time. Early on, merely showing his profile in the OnGameNet studio yielded rapturous cheers, fans no doubt excited for his flashy …


Valorant Agent Guide: Killjoy

  Since its launch, Valorant rapidly climbed the rungs towards becoming one of esports’ most thrilling games. It gives you the ability to choose different characters,  known as Agents, each giving players unique skills and a variety of choices to opt from. Selecting your agents is a major aspect of the entire Valorant experience; players …


 

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