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

Karrigan to FaZe

NWDekay, a CS:GO journalist on twitter said that Karrigan is set to join FaZe. Karrigan is joining FaZe this week, who will kick Kioshima, per sources. Expect Karrigan to play with FaZe at E-League in just 4 days. — DeKay (@NWDeKay) October 17, 2016 This is interesting as everyone expects gla1ve to leave Heroic to

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Worlds Quarterfinals edition

The quarterfinals were pretty boring overall. I don’t care about whether or not Korea wins, it was jjust all 4 matches were stomps. Perhaps the best part about this was the new excuse that was made for Korean’s dominance in League. First, it was overall players. Then it was infrastructure. The latest one is communications

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People are people

I’m never as outraged as a majority of fans when some famous pro or pundit or esports personality says something that could be considered offensive . The reason for this is because I don’t hold famous personalities to a higher standard than normal random anonymous people. I’ve read some terrible things over forums, but all

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Right Time, Right People, Right Place

With Samsung vs Cloud 9 coming up at Worlds in a few hours, I will outline one of the multiple ways I model upsets. The general way players or teams can make upsets happen is by dragging their opponent into a specific field where their own expertise is superior to the opponents. Polt made a

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I’m terrible at technicalities

I’ve always been terrible at remembering people’s names, numbers, specific names of tournaments or the proper spelling of things. This may come as a surprise since many think those are the basics for writing and coverage. I wouldn’t know since whatever I did to get here probably wasn’t a normal path. My essential problem is

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The Filter of Humanity

I’ve heard this comment a lot throughout my writing career from both casual and hardcore fans. It is something along the lines of, “I can’t stand when X region wins Y tournament.” The biggest examples of this being in League of Legends and SC2 where Korea is the most dominant region for both games. It

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The New Gambit

Today it was announced that Gambit was changing its roster. They dropped hooch and got Zeus to replace him as in game leader. Their fifth is a work in progress as their roster had spaze, but they’ve been using kUcheR recently and have now got hObbit on loan from Tengri to use him in the

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GBM doesn’t give a fuck

GBM has been often criticized for his lackluster performance in the NA LCS when he was on NRG. After the team disbanded and he returned to Korea, he did a talkshow. Waxangel did a translation including all of the juicy bits. My favorite parts are how they pretended to respect his opinion on a new roster

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