Slingshot senior columnist. StarCraft and CS:GO expert who pushes narratives over numbers. You can reach him at Stephen@Slingshotesports.com

Kiev Major quarterfinals hot take

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Some quick thoughts about each of the matchups tomorrow. iG vs. Liquid should be the closest matchup of the day. Both had weak moments in their initial games, but iG seems to understand its style better and has shown stronger execution. VG.j vs. Virtus.pro should be heavily

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Kiev Major Playoffs: Day 1

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Here are some thoughts about Day 1 of the Dota 2 Major Kiev and some thoughts as we head into the second day. I think mouz (formerly Ad-Finem) showed enough skill in the playoffs that they will stick together until The International. Both iG and Liquid

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The great will rise regardless

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I’ve heard a lot of excuses about why players from the North American region cannot succeed at an international level in League of Legends. Some of these excuses are valid; some are not. But what I don’t think people realize is that the greats, those

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What is deep knowledge?

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast At this year’s Mid-Season Invitational there will be only one LCK caster. This is an inherent problem as Korea — and by extension, SKT — is the most dominant region in the world. Azael made the argument on Twitter that it didn’t matter as much because

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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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