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I did my first esports lecture!

I’ve done my fair share of speaking about esports, but never in a class setting before. When I found out that my alma matter had an esports class (not just like, one week of study), I jumped at the chance to email the prof and see if they could put my experience to use. Literally, […]

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Moving Day

Today is moving day. I’m taking a little bit of a break from frantically packing in order to write this blog. I was primarily going to reflect on where I was when I moved back to my parents’ house vs where I am now, and it kind of ties in with something else that happened […]

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Ebook #4: Event Content Planning in Esports

A couple years ago, I was frustrated at people making mistakes. I turned this frustration into three ebooks about Twitter. Now, four years later, I’ve written a fourth ebook, but not about social media — this one looks to help you get better at planning content. This book was written to help people who want […]

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The pro wrestling entrance, and what esports can learn from it

Over the past year I’ve gotten more comfortable with my fandom for pro wrestling because of a couple reasons; the most prominent is that it introduced a love of pageantry and storytelling that I didn’t know that I had. For the uninitiated, almost all of pro wrestling is pre-determined. Depending on the performers, each match […]

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Tales from the BTS TI Hub

The last time I did a blog like this I was heading to Los Angeles to do social media for the Manila Major Qualifier Hub; I found it only fitting that I’d do a second post for The International Qualifier Hub, since it was pretty much the same event with a little refining.

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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. Essentially, there were […]

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Opinion

Nerfing the Golden State Warriors

Apparently the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors have had a pretty good NBA regular season. To list some of their accolades: They had the best start to the regular season in both the NBA and North American professional sports, winning their first 24 games. The previous NBA record was 15, set in 1948-49 and tied in 1993-94. In […]

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The Esports RSS Bundle Project

A little while ago I had a discussion about how we consume content, and how aggregates like Reddit cause problems for discovery. The quick-and-dirty is this: if you’re relying on upvotes and algorithms to show you what is “best,” you stop searching out new things, and can potentially miss out when those methods fail. Because […]

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Rocket League: Unifying esports through shared context

When I found out that Rocket League was going to be allowing cross-play between Xbox One, the Playstation 4 and PC, I initially just chalked it up to the game being relatively good at it already and adding one more platform to its portfolio. However, the more I thought about it, the game has evolved […]

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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 […]