Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio.

Thorin vs. Shaq: Tale of the Tape

Despite all the esports firepower in Las Vegas for a CounterStrike: Global Offensive match yesterday, the buzz by day’s end was about Thorin and Shaq. Turner Broadcasting loaded up a panel for yesterday’s “Road to Vegas” final, with the winner earning a spot in the upcoming summer’s ELeague. But the actual game turned out to

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Permanent CSGO ban shouldn’t be a shock

Valve Corporation became the center of esports conversation late Tuesday afternoon when it announced the ban for players found to be fixing competitive CounterStrike: Global Offensive matches last year would be permanent. As expected, Internet reactions spanned a wide range of emotions, fromoutrage to sadness (and even a bit more extreme). But one feeling that

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Meaning of MLG acquisition, Forbes 30 under 30 in gaming, Hearthstone gold series finals

The first sentence of this story about Activision Blizzard’s reported acquisition of Major League Gaming kind of sums up the whole situation, doesn’t it? (And if you haven’t read it yet, here’s the original story from the Esports Observer, which hasn’t been credited nearly enough by other reporting outlets.) The League of Legends Championship Series

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Q&A: esports attorney Roger Quiles on player unions, salary transparency and traditional sports parallels

The public discussion about salary transparency among esports players has persisted for almost a week now. Slingshot Esports publisher and CEO Joe Ragazzo laid out his take on the topic yesterday while referencing many other opinions throughout the community (and they’re still coming). I had the chance to interview Roger Quiles, esports attorneyand founder of player

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