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Rising Stars at the Rising Sun: An Introduction and Five-Week Summary of LJL

  Japan is one of the newest competitive scenes in League of Legends. While it has been the origin of many video games since the beginning, its competitive side is usually more focused towards fighting games such as Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., and the “Air Dasher” sub genre (Guilty Gear, Persona 4 Arena, BlazBlue). …


Rising Stars at the Rising Sun: An Introduction and Five-Week Summary of LJL

  Japan is one of the newest competitive scenes in League of Legends. While it has been the origin of many video games since the beginning, its competitive side is usually more focused towards fighting games such as Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., and the “Air Dasher” sub genre (Guilty Gear, Persona 4 Arena, BlazBlue). …


Rising Stars at the Rising Sun: An Introduction and Five-Week Summary of LJL

    Japan is one of the newest competitive scenes in League of Legends. While it has been the origin of many video games since the beginning, its competitive side is usually more focused towards fighting games such as Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., and the “Air Dasher” sub genre (Guilty Gear, Persona 4 Arena, …


Challenger Chat Episode 7 – Gamers 2 Hiiva

Challenger Chat Episode 7 features Gamers 2 support player Aleksi 'Hiiva' Kaikkonen. In this episode we talk about the formation of Team Nevo, the move to Gamers 2, last week's matches and the Challenger Series matches coming up.   Follow @Howspiffing for more content!


A look at the teams after the first round robin – LCK

  IT'S BEEN ONE INTENSE ROUND ROBIN, BUT IT'S TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE TEAMS AND GIVE INSIGHT ON HOW THEY'VE BEEN DOING SO FAR. Lets start off at the top of thestandings and move ourselves down the rankings.   1. GE Tigers (7-0) Top lane: Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho Jungle: Lee "Lee" Ho-Jin …


Ethical Issues in StarCraft: The Conflict of Interest in Teamkills

With the recent wave of accusations of voided bets by Pinnacle eSports, as well as the accusations regarding unscrupulous funding sources for online tournaments by Olivia Wong, now seems as good a time as any to discuss some of the ethical conundrums that are by and large unique to StarCraft. These issues arrive because despite …


Yomi: An Analysis of SC2 Metagame Trends

Whenever a game enters competitive play, or some form of competitive circuit, a game outside of the game emerges. This is often called a "metagame," though this term is loosely-defined. Because it is a mathematical one — deriving from Nigel Howard's mathematical theory of the same name — it, like all math, can be applied …


 

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