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Meet your Challengers #1 Piotr “souL” Walukiewicz

Welcome to meet your Challengers, a new interview series where we talk to new and returning players that battled through the brutal WCS qualifiers for a chance to test their mettle in Challenger league and attempt to advance on to Premier. Today's interview is with Piotr “souL” Walukiewicz a Polish Terran player playing for Team …


Crisis averted: A narrowly secured finals for Cloud 9

Regardless of the numerous flaws that teams have exposed around Cloud 9 in addition to the growth of other teams in North America, they always seem to find themselves in the same position when it counts.  What is truly a one-of-a-kind outlier in the historical context of League of Legends justifies itself once again as …


Chess & StarCraft: The Troll

“Thou smell of mountain goat.” –William Shakespeare   :: The Troll || Naniwa and Howard Staunton :: At the opposite end of the spectrum, in stark contrast to the childlike archetype, lies the Troll, a super-serious provocateur who advances the game in a way that only he can. Enter renowned former Warcraft 3 player Johann …


Chess & StarCraft: The Troll

“Thou smell of mountain goat.” –William Shakespeare   :: The Troll || Naniwa and Howard Staunton :: At the opposite end of the spectrum, in stark contrast to the childlike archetype, lies the Troll, a super-serious provocateur who advances the game in a way that only he can. Enter renowned former Warcraft 3 player Johann …


Chess & StarCraft: The Troll

“Thou smell of mountain goat.” –William Shakespeare   :: The Troll || Naniwa and Howard Staunton :: At the opposite end of the spectrum, in stark contrast to the childlike archetype, lies the Troll, a super-serious provocateur who advances the game in a way that only he can. Enter renowned former Warcraft 3 player Johann …


What do Pros and Personalities think of Legacy of the Void?

The beta for Legacy of the Void has been out for a week now, and it is obvious to anyone that has watched or played the game that it is quite different from Heart of the Swarm and represents a much larger change in the game itself than the jump from Wings of Liberty to …


2015 League of Legends World Championship venues unveiled

Although only at the end of the spring split, the venues and dates have already been decided, so people can prepare for the 2015 World Championships. Image – Riot Games Worlds kicks off with a group stage this fall in Paris at Le Dock Pullman.  Once group stages concludes, the next destination London for the …


Chess & StarCraft: The Troll

“Thou smell of mountain goat.” –William Shakespeare   :: The Troll || Naniwa and Howard Staunton :: At the opposite end of the spectrum, in stark contrast to the childlike archetype, lies the Troll, a super-serious provocateur who advances the game in a way that only he can. Enter renowned former Warcraft 3 player Johann …


Detonation Imminent: LJL Season 1 Grand Finals Preview

INTRODUCTION The DetonatioN teams, FocusMe and RabbitFive, have managed to prove to their sponsor that they are truly the top teams in Japan right now. They win laning phase more often, coordinate cleaner, draft with more insight, and simply play better than anyone else. With the Grand Finals looming closer, so does the chance for …


The Practice Problem: America isn"e;t a Viable Server to Train on

 America has long been the weakest of the three hotbeds of StarCraft. The highest level of play can be found in Korea, and Europe takes a clear second place. America's comparative weakness to Europe and Korea, and the consequent weakness of the American server has created a self perpetuating cycle that prevents new North American …


 

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