Astralis is one of the best CS:GO teams in the world.

Mind over matter: The steps that turned Astralis from chokers into one of the world’s best Counter-Strike teams

In the current Counter-Strike era, Astralis is among the top three teams in the world. The results speak for themselves:

July 13, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

Which one of the sports orgs will make a good team?

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Blizzard announced yesterday seven teams that will be the first season of Overwatch League. Many of them are from sports orgs. The list includes the New England Patriots, New York Mets, Immortals, Misfits, NRG, NetEase and Kevin Chou. The prevailing story right now is who […]

July 13, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

RFRSH announces a tournament

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Richard Lewis said a while ago that the ultimate goal of RFRSH was to run its own tournament. He and many others pointed out the obvious conflict of interest with owning/operating a tournament as well as owning multiple teams (that would likely compete in the tournament). I’ve […]

July 13, 2017
PGL Krakow Major predictions

Analyzing ESL One Cologne and making Major predictions

With the PGL Krakow Major coming up, I thought I’d write up some thoughts about what happened at ESL Cologne and what that means going into the Major.

July 12, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

At EVO, anyone can get it

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast With EVO starting out this weekend, I thought I’d give people a taste of what the FGC is about. In this case, it’s the opening match of USF4 from EVO 2015, 801Strider vs a kid named Skullzer. Watch the end ceremony. Strider is popping off […]

July 12, 2017
SK Gaming is the most dominant Counter-Strike team because of its consistent evolution.

From charity streams to the top of the world: The evolution of SK Gaming

The story of the SK Gaming, the Brazilian Counter-Strike powerhouse, has many starting points.

July 12, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

I translate a funny segment from iceiceice’s stream

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Usually I reserve these for the weird public statements we get from time to time, but this one was just funny. It’s a conversation between iceiceice and his wife on stream. You can watch it here. iceiceice: “Do I watch porn with my wife? No […]

July 11, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

The new Major map veto system.

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast News broke today the map ban system for the PGL Major has been changed. Now instead of the map randomizer, they are going to have Team A ban two maps, Team B ban three maps. Then Team A gets to pick the remaining map while […]

July 11, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

Regarding balance design in Overwatch, I’d hit the pedal to the metal

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Jeff Kaplan released a statement on Friday about balance design in Overwatch. Specifically, the numbers he reviews are telling him the game is balanced. But my question is if the current design of the game is good. Then the real question is: what is good design? I […]

July 10, 2017
Valve's "just adapt" response to the jump bug is absurd.

GRT is the greatest player hater

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast With ESL Cologne ending, the player hater scoring has also ended. At the end, GRT crushed it. The total scores were: GRT: -31 Vince: -40 Messiosso: -46 Turbo: -47 Ollie: -49 stuchiu: -52 Skim: -64 GRT’s team: Rain: -29 JDM: 11 Tarik: -10 Mixwell: -9 […]

July 10, 2017