Chiu on This

4 Days to the Major

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast The days before the big event are generally the ones I find the slowest. I imagine it’s the same for the competitors. If you’ve ever been around a competitor during these days where the practice is done, but the matches don’t start for a few

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Instinct, team synergy and local teams

‘Chiu on This’ is short and regular opinion blast When it comes to competitive esports, I’ve come to think of instinct as the highest order of mental process that every competitor is trying to reach. Instinct as I understand it is a set of complex actions that are done in reaction to a certain stimulus.

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Esports isn’t my wife or child

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast There is a fan phenomenon in esports where fans get irrationally angry when a prominent figure leaves/switches games or doesn’t devote every second of every moment to practice. Incontrol practiced around eight hours a day but had massive Reddit hate threads flaming him for playing other

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Infiltration vs. the cycle of video games

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Yesterday, Core-A Gaming released an interview with Infiltration that can be found here. In it, Infiltration criticizes multiple decisions made by Capcom on a micro level (specific details) and a philosophical level. The core of the problem is one that has been iterated throughout a

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Echo Fox buys FGC players

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Last week Echo Fox announced it was buying FGC players. Among them were Justin Wong, Tokido, Momochi, Chocoblanka, Sonix Fox, Scar and MKLeo. If I had to guess, Echo Fox is trying to buy legacy. This seems to mirror what they say in their announcement, as

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Barrier of knowledge

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast CS:GO is the game I slowly picked up studying after I started to write more and more articles about it. As I’ve come to build up my knowledge base about the game, I came to a realization that there is still a distinct barrier between

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Blizzard denies PEA Overwatch license

“Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion piece Richard Lewis recently reported that the Professional Esports Association had tried to organize a tournament for Overwatch but was denied a license by Blizzard. While many rejoiced at the news, I wasn’t so certain. The essential problem with PEA in Counter-Strike was over-saturation and exclusivity. The over-saturation was

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EPL goes to Youtube

“Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I’ve had better viewing experiences on YouTube than Twitch. In addition to that, I don’t use Twitch chat as I don’t find any value out of it. But I do know most people seem to like to mindlessly drone on in Twitch chat. In that case, you

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3 years later

‘Chiu on This’ is a regular and short opinion blog Nearly three yeas ago, Babyknight retired from professional StarCraft II. He grew tired of the game and wanted to start playing Dota 2 again. The transition was always going to be tough, as he had to get back into top shape for that game (he

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Stardust joins H2k

‘Chiu on this’ is a short and regular opinion blast H2K announced today that former StarCraft II player Stardust was hired as an assistant coach. It’s an interesting move as one reason he was added was to ease the transition for Korean players into European LCS. Stardust spent a large amount of time abroad during his SC2 career.

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