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ESEA Goes on the Global Offensive

By Conor "Anima" Kinahan follow him on Twitter @Anima_082   ESEA had an already colorful history when it came to controversy. In 2013, they were accused of running an unauthorized botnet to mine cryptocurrency, a claim that would later be revealed by Eric “lpkane” Thunberg to be true. in a series of posts on ESEA’s …


ESEA Goes on the Global Offensive

ESEA had an already colorful history when it came to controversy. In 2013, they were accused of running an unauthorized botnet to mine cryptocurrency, a claim that would later be revealed by Eric “lpkane” Thunberg to be true. in a series of posts on ESEA’s private forums. Now almost two years later, ESEA are at …


The Art of Cross Hair Design in CSGO

by Conor “Anima” Kinahan follow him on Twitter @Anima_082   The crosshair. It’s more than a player’s point of aim, it’s how we interact with the world in CS:GO. Almost all key gameplay elements other than movement are functions of the crosshair. Aim, flicks, corner snapping, prefiring, headshots, wallbangs, and most importantly, defusals. The importance …


Chess & StarCraft: The Machine

  ↵ “It was an impressive achievement, of course, and a human achievement by the members of the IBM team, but Deep Blue was only intelligent the way your programmable alarm clock is intelligent. Not that losing to a $10 million alarm clock made me feel any better.” –Garry Kasparov   .:: The Machine || NaDa …


Big House 5 and the dirty, dirty P-word

Project M is a divisive topic in the world of Smash Bros, and the inclusion or otherwise of the game raised its head again this week as Juggleguy announced the line-up for The Big House 5, the latest iteration of his hugely successful tournament series. Previously, the Brawl mod has featured as a major part …


An ill-fated acquisition: Uzi and the downfall of OMG

  This article will focus on multiple elements of OMG’s decline, but cites Uzi’s acquisition as a major one. – – – OMG brought a breath of fresh air to League of Legends, being the first team to regularly “figure out” World Elite and become an Asian threat, winning their first spring split.  OMG’s play-style …


The Summit 3: The Homestory Cup Dota Deserves

The Summit 3 is truly a tournament about the players and the viewers. Whether it is over a game of Lethal League, Gang Beasts, or Dota 2, a viewer can get a glimpse of a player’s personality that they cannot get at any other tournament. In this way, the tournament mimics Homestory Cup, the fan …


Even Gods can Bleed (MSI Grand Finals wrap-up)

While perhaps not concluding in the cleanest of fashions, the end of MSI 2015 was epic indeed. From both a gameplay and storyline perspective, SKT vs. EDG is a set for the ages. SKT vs. EDG Game 1 You dont deserve Faker yet… Despite how strong of a team SKT has appeared to be, theve …


Woes in Pick & Bans: a Drafting Analysis of TSM vs. SKT

It's always tricky to tell in which direction picks and bans can go when teams with different ideas collide. SKT has shown to prioritize the early dragon buff and use their skirmishing ability to fight around it, where as TSM opts to create an early turret lead to create a global gold advantage and snowball …


The finals we all expected: MSI 2015 Day 3 Wrap-Up

While maybe not the way we might have anticipated it to go down, the results still come down to what most of us have predicted: the top Korean and Chinese team battling it out in the grand finals. While AHQ didn't put up the biggest fight, Fnatic vs. SKT was one of the best BO5 …


 

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