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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 …


Chess & StarCraft: The Gentleman-Child

When I hit that castle it didn’t even shake, so if someone else can come along and tear the whole thing down, I really need to go and train.” -Goku   :: The Gentleman-Child || qxc and Adolf Anderssen :: Philidor made significant contributions to chess during his lifetime. He was clearly one of the …


Could Hardline (and Battlefield as a whole) make it as an eSport?

Battlefield Hardline was recently released to mixed critical reception, but the game appears to be popular. After spending a decent bit of time with DICE's latest entry into the Battlefield franchise, it's time to ask the question that we here at eSports Heaven love to ask whenever a popular multiplayer game gets released: “Could this …


Controlling the Map & Acquiring Resources

“This is ground control to Major Tom.” Map control is one of the unsung heroes of StarCraft 2. Killing an opponent's units feels great; parking outside of his base doesn't. But which one is more likely to win you the game? Map control refers to the amount of space in a given territory your units …


 

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