The year was 2014 and Justice 4, a New York regional tournament, had just finished. Adam “Armada” Lindgren, won the tournament without any surprise, as it had no other “Gods” of Super Smash Bros Melee present, and the top eight consisted of the regular faces you might see at a New York tournament.
The optimist in us reflects on a disappointing result by turning into stoicism. Coming close to beating a team means you are within inches of improvement from winning the next time around, not that you ruined your one chance. It is a sign of growth as a team, which is expected to only lead to further growth. Few admit that past is not truly an indicator of the future, though without a magic 8-ball it remains all we have to base our predictions on.
Despite Fnatic being the overwhelming favorite to win the first-ever $1 million Counter-Strike tournament next week, there is a case to be made for a couple of other squads.
Going into the spring playoffs of the North American League of Legends Championship Series, the most exciting team is not first place Immortals. Nor second place CLG, or even third place Cloud 9. It’s Team Liquid.
The finals of the FIFA Interactive World Cup on Tuesday will go down as one of, if not, the greatest game of FIFA (FIFA 16 in this case) ever played, done so in front of packed audience in the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City.
One fascinating trend separates Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma from the rest of the top tier of Super Smash Bros Melee players — besides, of course, his victory last weekend at the The Battle of the Five Gods: He’s the only player of the top six who plays Jigglypuff. The next closest Jigglypuff main comes at No. […]
A personal anecdote always comes to mind when thinking about Ken “Ken” Hoang, the original “King of Smash.” It started with a conversation in college with one of my best friends, Tom. He was definitely one of the worst Call of Duty players we all knew, and one day he walked in the dorm while […]
The inaugural season of ELEAGUE, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league to be televised on TBS in North America with $1.2 million up for grabs per season, is set to kick off in May.