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Thanks, Marcus – a Dyrus obituary

Some of you know that eSports is something I came into by accident; it was never supposed to be a career, but more a hobby. Marcus helped pull me in. I started playing League of Legends casually in 2010, a little bit before Season 1. Garen has just been released, putting my start date around […]

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Experiences with the Valve/HTC Vive VR

This past week at The International I managed to get some time with the Valve/HTC virtual reality project, the Vive. I’ve never tried VR before, but tales of friends who have Oculus Rift developer kits and the general progress that the industry has made really got me interested. The Vive is a combination of a […]

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Esports Video Games

Dota Reborn is out! Here’s things I like so far

I recently had the chance to play around with the Dota 2 Reborn beta after it launched earlier this week. Obviously, being a beta, there’s a bunch of stuff that needs to be improved — things like connectivity issues during custom games, spectating and Hero MMR are all kind of struggling. However, I thought I’d […]

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Esports Video Games

Dota Reborn: Three things I’m excited about

A couple days ago Dota 2 fans were treated to the launch of Reborn, a web page devoted to the updating of… a lot of things. The first part focused on the out-of-game experience, which includes the client and the way we can watch matches from within it. This is really important, as it serves […]

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This hurts to write

Like many people my age, I got hooked on computers early on in my life. I remember playing games like Dangerous Dave, Monster Bash and Commander Keen, which led to Dota 2, League of Legends and others today. I also was a pretty big journal kid. My parents divorced early, and I spent a lot […]

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The Media

On comics, and evolving tastes

Today I went to TCAF 2015. Usually, it’s a pretty big event during my calendar year; I really love comics, and seeing a lot of independent voices always felt really good. However, this year it didn’t do a lot for me. It felt weird. I felt a little more detached than I usually do. I […]

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Esports

Games in Motion: Dignitas vs Cloud 9 HyperX

Up until this week, I was noting a very worrying trend for LCS matches; I was getting bored. Games lacked a certain competition that usually glues me to the screen; while players can do some wonderful plays in one-sided stomps, I’m a lot more engaged when I’m on the edge of my seat, knowing that […]

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Esports Video Games

Chasing Champions – An eSports Travelogue

Hell is being trapped in a window seat on a fifteen hour flight to Korea with a full bladder and the Canadian need to be polite. My legs crumple into the seat in front of me, two sleeping Korean men prevents me from the freedom of the aisle. The last five days had been hectic: […]