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Rough Drafts podcast: Recapping the Western regionals

It’s finally over. The race for a spot in the 2016 League of Legends World Championship has come to a close, as each of the 16 teams that will attend has earned its spot through regional domination, consistent strength, or perseverance throughout a brutal gauntlet.

September 8, 2016
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Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” podcast: NALCS regional gauntlet

Looking at the North American League Championship Series Regional Bracket is a lot like looking at an advent calendar during Christmas season.

September 2, 2016

Esports teams and event organizers should embrace independent media

The current system of live journalism at esports events is both staggering to newcomers and yet wholly unsurprising given the youth of the medium.

August 29, 2016
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Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” podcast: NA LCS semifinals

The North American League Championship Series Quarterfinals went off without a hitch, and I don’t just mean in terms of avoiding disastrous audio issues.

August 19, 2016
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Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” Podcast: NALCS Week 9

Last week’s “calm before the storm” argument turned out to be correct…and exactly what the North American League Championship Series needed heading into the last week of play.

July 29, 2016
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Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” Podcast: EULCS Week 9

We’ve finally reached the end of the European League Championship Series’ experiment with the best-of-two format, which was received like a DC Comics superhero movie: people either loved it or really hated it.

July 28, 2016

Q&A: NEO talks about ELEAGUE and keeping the Virtus.pro roster together

Virtus.pro has been one of the most recognizable organizations in professional Counter-Strike for years, with the same roster being intact since January 2014.

July 26, 2016

Q&A: reltuC on ELEAGUE, roster changes and what’s next for CLG

Slingshot’s Chase “RedShirtKing” Wassenar caught up with CLG’s Stephen “reltuC” Cutler to talk about the roster going forward and what’s next for CLG.

July 23, 2016
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Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” Podcast NALCS Week 8

Something always feels uneasy about the calm before the storm. It’s that feeling of everything being “too quiet” that keeps one wondering what is going to go disastrously wrong.

July 22, 2016
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Rough Drafts “Guess the Lines” podcast: NALCS Week 7

While their European brethren panicked in a desperate attempt to change their fate before worlds qualification or inevitable relegation set in, North American League of Legends teams boldly chose to not make any moves at all.

July 14, 2016