Slingshot staff writer. StarCraft and CS:GO expert

One Character Syndrome

Could you summarize yourself in a five-minute segment? Your history, your methods, your philosophies? Because that is what a caster or analyst desk must do with their allotted time, which is why we often see talent on the desk try to stick to one character portrayal of a player or a team. It makes sense,

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Starladder Day 3 Reactions

At the beginning of all of this I predicted the top four teams to be VP, Na’Vi, Godsent and G2. All of them except G2 have been eliminated. VP was typical VP. It’s always been difficult to predict their form on any given day. Na’Vi got counter-strated by TyLoo in the map selection and ended on

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Online results don’t matter

I’ve said this multiple times and I’ll likely keep saying this forever. I don’t care about online matches. Never have, never will. Especially in Counter-Strike, where aim is such an important factor and the differences in ping creates a natural advantage. On top of that, server delays make everyone play worse. While you can argue

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Professionalism is not an argument

When fans get offended by something a prominent figure in the community either writes or says, one of the arguments they bring up is professionalism. The question is why? Professionalism, as I understand it, is being good at your job. Anyone can say or post whatever they want outside of it and people can disagree

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The Bomb Defuser Analogy

Back when I was watching SC2 in 2012, I came up with an analogy to quantify the level of choke a player has. It came about when I saw ByuN lose to Seed in g4 of the GSL semifinals where he spent 8-10 minutes doing nothing. He could have either stayed home to defend DTs

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In the Middle of the Night

There is something special about watching an esports event in the middle of the night. I imagine it’s the same for any spectator sport, actually. You either take a nap early or stay up till 2-3 a.m. to watch some players live. Personally, VODs are superior to everything (assuming they’re cut properly) as you can skip past

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