Slingshot senior columnist. StarCraft and CS:GO expert who pushes narratives over numbers.

Death threats aren’t jokes

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Today Hiko revealed on stream that he and his family was getting death threats from Brazilian fans. Some of the excuses have been so mind-boggling I thought I’d address them. Some say it’s a joke, some say it’s because of passion, some say it is

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Learning at the highest level

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast One of the strange things I’ve found about the CS:GO community is that they can stalk the number of hours a player has on CS:GO for any particular week. This means that if a pro isn’t putting in the time and they don’t do well,

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The classic 4 protect 1

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast At the Kiev Major today, BurNIng pulled off an insane game where he averaged 1,040 gold per minute. This was in a game where OG got a lot of kills and had killed all of the towers. This situation is classic Dota 2 and what originally

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This is how it starts

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast One of the first CS:GO tournaments I watched was MLG X Games Aspen. I didn’t know anything at the time, so I was surprised when I tuned in to see a Brazilian team. As I found out later on the desk, the Brazilian team wasn’t relevant

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If it was a bigger scene

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Earlier today, TM cake went onto a podcast and again outlined his problems with Riot’s handling of his team’s allegations. He said “If it had happened in any other region, even Challenger Series in NA, the team would have been auto kicked and banned for

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Summit casting

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast When Beyond The Summit announced a Summit for CS:GO, I was pretty excited. They give a certain home feeling that no other event besides TakeTV can do. Because of that, they are completely unaffected by whether or not the current tournament schedule is saturated with

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The Longzhu-IM enigma

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I was watching “Talk to Thorin” with LS, and LS called Longzhu an enigma. I thought I’d expand on that as someone who had followed this org since it’s inception in StarCraft 2. In League of Legends, IM was able to secure sponsorship last year

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