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Esports Personal Video Games

Tales from the BTS TI Hub

After a second trip to LA in a couple months, I reflect on the progress I’ve made and where I’d still like to go.

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Esports The Media

Tales from the BTS Manila Hub

Two weeks ago I got some pretty good news; I would be travelling to Los Angeles to do social media for an esports company called Beyond the Summit. BTS does an assortment of Dota and Smash Bros events, and would be hosting a four-day-long coverage hub for the upcoming Manila Major Qualifiers.

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Esports The Media Video Games

Square-off: Riot Games and Valve Software’s community management

League of Legends and Dota 2 are two of the hottest online games right now. Learn what makes the companies behind them tick when it comes to dealing with their communities.

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Esports The Media

Who benefits? ESPN, TSM, and the great eSports gold rush

Disclosure: I worked at theScore eSports from Jan 2015 to Nov 2015. I worked with Rod Breslau and Tyler Erzberger during my time there, and edited their work. Darin Kwilinski edited my work while I worked at Azubu from April to June 2014. All three now work at ESPN. ESPN, the largest sports media company […]

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The real winners of The Summit 4: Team OG

Like many Dota fans, I had the chance to watch The Summit 4 this past week. The Summit, produced by studio Beyond the Summit, tends to be a bit of a gift to the community in the sense that it’s a casual environment for pros to compete with eachother while interacting with the audience through […]

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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 […]