Super Smash Bros

Don’t be a jackass

The 2GGT Abadango Saga was a delight to watch. The largest single day event in Smash for Wii U history, it took less than 12 hours to complete with 544 entrants, and the excitement in the air was palpable as Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada busted out Lucina to two-stock Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios and Larry “Larry Lur”

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An industry of work horses

Esports is one of the most laborious industries in terms of weekly hours. From building yourself up through extensive branding and marketing, to taking the time to thoroughly research history and keep up with current events, to vod review, to compile and organize notes: esports is a field that becomes your life, even when you

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OG, Friendship and Naruto

In Season 2, Episode 5 of the Scar and Toph show, Laudandus was the special guest. Laudandus, for those who don’t know, is a Sheik player who got 5th-6th at Pound. So what does all of this have to do with Dota 2? In the episode, Laudandus goes on a rant about how playing Fox players

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The Smash FGC Divide

Smash and the FGC have always had a contentious relationship. There has always been a divide from differing websites, forums and tournaments. They both have their own circuit and don’t meet except at CEO and EVO. Even where the communities originate is different. The FGC’s origins are in the arcades and are very international. Smash’s origin

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The delicate balance between esports and higher education

When Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaha took the leap into pro gaming it came along with the pivotal decision of whether or not to pursue his college education. After careful deliberation, the then 18-year-old chose to set aside his academic aspirations and commit to gaming full time. Now four years into his League of Legends Championship Series career and a top laner for Counter Logic Gaming, the decision does not seem so difficult in retrospect.

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Hungrybox’s redemption is complete after EVO championship

The best statement to describe Juan “Hungrybox“ Debiedma’s career would be: “The chase for respect.” Hungrybox is widely renowned as one of the five “gods” of Super Smash Bros Melee along with Joseph “Mango” Marquez, Adam “Armada“ Lindgren, Kevin “PPMD“ Nanney and Jason “Mew2King“ Zimmerman. They along with the God Slayer, William “Leffen“ Hjelte, came to dominate the entire Melee scene, and no other Melee player has won a tournament when they have all been present.

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