Slingshot staff writer. StarCraft and CS:GO expert

Talent and Style

“Embrace what makes you different. Become the only person you can be.” – sAviOr This post is in response to a discussion I had with a TL writer and a Thorin video. When people use the word talent, the best way to describe it is the natural aptitude or skill that cannot otherwise be explained.

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How was Ex6TenZ supposed to know anyways?

During the entire Valve communication debacle that happened last week, Thorin revealed that he had an argument with Valve about banning Titan from the Major, as KQLY was VAC-banned. He revealed that Valve thought it was punishment for not catching KQLY cheating beforehand. This has been bugging me ever since as you have to ask

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Laws of the Ladder

In every multiplayer game there are laws: Unwritten societal rules that are never understood until they have been transgressed. Take, for instance, Brood War. I played a lot of UMS maps for that game, specifically large Free For All games. Despite being called free for all, there were unwritten rules. If you allied with anyone and

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bOne7: When Life imitates art

The former Cloud9 team of EternaLEnVy, SingSing, bOne7,  AUI_2000 and pieliedie will always have a special place in every Dota fan’s heart. The Chinese fans most aptly named them the artists. For their play was much like modern art: Utterly incomprehensible. No lead was unthrowable, no comeback impossible, no game unclownable under their watch. To

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The Admin can never relinquish control

Let’s recap the admin decision that happened at Counter-Strike event Northern Arena over the weekend. In short, Immortals’ Hen1 wasn’t wearing his headset for the first three rounds of the final map. The admins decided to reset the match, then there was an argument for an hour and they went back to the original score line. As a

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OG, Friendship and Naruto

In Season 2, Episode 5 of the Scar and Toph show, Laudandus was the special guest. Laudandus, for those who don’t know, is a Sheik player who got 5th-6th at Pound. So what does all of this have to do with Dota 2? In the episode, Laudandus goes on a rant about how playing Fox players

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Your Truth is not the Truth

There is a belief that is endemic in the human race to every individual. It is that the truth we believe is the real truth. And when faced with contrary evidence we ignore it, slander it, or when all else fails compromise with it. As far my part, I see the truth similarly to the

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