IdrA is a cautionary tale for Starcraft players -- and any esports pros

The IdrA archetype: How conquering oneself is the key to success

The year was 2011. Twitch was still a niche company and streaming was a niche idea

September 22, 2017

Firebathero proleague ceremony

This is a throwback to the time when Firebathero did the most ridiculous ceremony I’ve ever seen. It was when he won Proleague in Brood War. I thought it was relevant as he played in ASL last night. You don’t need to know the game at all, the victory celebration is ridiculous though. Watch it […]

September 19, 2017
Korean StarCraft pro Larva impersonated Conor McGregor during a recent ASL match.

Korean StarCraft player Larva dons Conor McGregor cosplay for ASL match

Korean StarCraft player Im “Larva” Hong-gyu paid homage to the Irish MMA star Conor McGregor during a recent match in the Afreeca Starcraft League.

September 12, 2017

On Semmler’s options

There hasn’t been an official announcement, but the Anders-Semmler casting pair has broken up.

September 6, 2017

If Stephano played Brood War

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Stephano is the greatest non-Korean to ever play StarCraft 2. Twelve days ago he tweeted that he was enjoying his first foray into Brood War. So a natural question is: what if he had played BW earlier? Would he have been a pro? The simple […]

August 29, 2017

Deepmind should take the ultimate challenge

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast With Deepmind working on StarCraft 2 right now, I feel like they need to take the ultimate challenge. They need to hard cap the apm to about 150 EAPM, play Terran or Protoss, and play in the strongest patch of bl/infestor against the great patchzergs […]

August 24, 2017

If INnoVation played Brood War

For those who don’t know, INnoVation, along with players like Mvp, Rain, Soulkey, and soO, were all rising talents in one way or another nearing the end of Brood War.

August 22, 2017
Redeye recently eclipsed 200 esports events

In-depth interview with Redeye about reaching the milestone of 200 esports events

Paul “Redeye” Chaloner is one of the most experienced and well-known personalities in all of esports.

August 21, 2017

The idra-Bang connection

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast League Champions Korea recently punished Bae “Bang” Jun-sik for comments he said on stream recently. This reminded me of a similar situation that happened in StarCraft 2 a long time ago with NA’s biggest SC2 star in history (in terms of popularity). In 2013, idra’s career had […]

August 7, 2017

On making comparisons between different eras

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast When you make a comparison between players or teams from two different eras, I think the important thing to remember is the context of what each player had to work with at the time. I’ll give an example. In 2010, it was mind blowing that […]

July 31, 2017