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Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

On Thursday, the Golden State Warriors play the Cavaliers for a third time in a row in the NBA Finals, creating a trilogy between their rivalry. I have no scientific data to prove this, so take it for what it’s worth. But there is something aesthetically pleasing to people about stories, ideas, or archetypes that are split in three. There is a beginning, middle and end to a story. Kant and Hegel made threefold divisions. Final bosses generally have three stages in video games.

In the same sense, maybe that’s why it was so unsatisfying to see the Fnatic lineup break up at the middle of 2016 before they could rematch SK as they had played in two finals, but never the third. Hopefully this can be rectified at the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, and we will see the end of that trilogy (though the SK team has since changed their roster and completely changed their style — but still).


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