CS:GO

This is how it starts

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast One of the first CS:GO tournaments I watched was MLG X Games Aspen. I didn’t know anything at the time, so I was surprised when I tuned in to see a Brazilian team. As I found out later on the desk, the Brazilian team wasn’t relevant

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Summit casting

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast When Beyond The Summit announced a Summit for CS:GO, I was pretty excited. They give a certain home feeling that no other event besides TakeTV can do. Because of that, they are completely unaffected by whether or not the current tournament schedule is saturated with

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Game developers should do more tributes

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Back in the original Dota, heroes were sometimes given the names of pro players if they became a God. Antimage was named after Burning, Zeus was named after Merlini. In CS:GO, they make graffitis for special plays from the Majors. When Fruitdealer won the first

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Questions on how pros learn and glory

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Today I read a Q&A with League of Legends writer Kelsey Moser. One of the questions seemed to be about why China lacks strong top laners (My Chinese is spotty). The answer is interesting as she says: “I don’t know exactly the reason, but it

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Anchored in the 4th dimension

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast If you think about thinking, you will be forced to realize that there are a number of ways we think that we assume are inherent, which is logically not the case. People think in language, but language itself isn’t inherent in understanding thought. It is

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Ropz joins mouz

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast. Spiidi’s departure from mousesports became official today. He will be replaced by ropz. I am shocked — I actually thought spiidi was immortal. He out-survived gob b, and NiKo was put on the bench instead of him. When oskar came in, they removed chrisJ instead

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Other Roles in the team

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I wrote yesterday about using Dota 2 notation to think about roles as to how resources are used per team. This time I’ll write about extra roles that are usually not considered but have critical importance. The Leader. Everyone understands the role of leader, but

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Using Dota 2 notation to understand CS:GO roles

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast There has never been a set guideline to define how we designate players in a CS:GO lineup. I’ve seen riflers and the AWP. The leader, the star riflers, star AWP, supportive AWP, supportive rifler. Star players and support roles. Role players and star players. When

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RFRSH example

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Richard Lewis released a video today talking about the conflicts of interest that is caused by RFRSH Entertainment owning multiple teams, future tournaments and other contractual stuff. In the video he used a theoretical example of two teams being owned by the same org (RFRSH) and

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Understanding responsibility

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I started to seriously study competitive gaming once StarCraft 2 came out as I was curious how far I could go. Eventually I came to watch and study the game. After that, I started to watch team esports games. And in one particular sense 1-v-1

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Starladder Kiev ro8 predictions

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast The playoffs of Starladder are set with G2 vs. FaZe and HR vs North in the top half; Na`Vi vs Fnatic and Astralis vs CLG in the bottom half. For G2 vs FaZe, I have G2 winning the series. They have looked excellent in the

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Taking Aim: Episode 4 — “(E)CS:GO”

In Episode 4 of Taking Aim, Slingshot Editor-In-Chief Vince Nairn talks with Jarek ‘DeKay” Lewis and Stephen Chiu about ECS’ strange statement about Renegades, Bee’s Money Crew and multi-team ownership. They also discuss the StarLadder i-League Season 3 tournament and rank the most dangerous teams in the tournament (below Astralis). They cap the episode by playing

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Translating ECS statement

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast The statement is vague and obfuscating so I translated the statement into very short blunt sentences that explain what I think it means. You can read the original here. We are investigating, but we cannot say why we are or when we are. We can say

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Fear is the enemy

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Earlier today I was watching the Starladder CS:GO tournament. In it were three Asian teams, but I’ll only talk about MVP and TyLoo. MVP is considered the smarter team as it plays a more structured style due to its culture as Koreans — as well

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NA scrim culture, why are you like this?

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast As I’ve started to watch more team esports games in recent years, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is something endemic about NA esports culture that makes them all ruin their own scrims. I don’t know why this keeps happening, but it’s happened in

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