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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 …


The North American Dream Team

Just a little over a year ago, things were looking great for the North American CS:GO scene. Not only was there a North American team that was capable of upsetting top tier international teams (iBUYPOWER), their rival domestic squad, compLexity Gaming, had just moved to a different eSports organization with considerably more money (Cloud9). Everyone …


Interview with kHRYSTAL and Team Acer manager Nerv0

By Conor "Anima" Kinahan Follow him at @Anima082 At 25 Years Old, Frej “kHRYSTAL” Sjostrom could be seen as a veteran in the eSports world. Having competed at both Dreamhack Winter, and Intel Extreme Masters, Sjostrom is known for his high-performance, no-nonsense play style. I recently had the chance to sit down and chat with …


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 …


 

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