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Team Random (ex Wings) Weibo Statements

After deliberating, waiting, and editing their posts, Team Random (formerly TI6 champion Wings Gaming) released their Weibo statements this morning regarding their departure from the squad. They’ve now got to focus on playing the Kiev Major which, given their results in recent months, should prove quite important to their finding a new home as a team, whether they stay together, […]

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Next Game

His jaw was slacked, and his wrist was perched by his chin with hand dangling as he walked in a dotted rhythm.  He pushed forth in what appeared to be willed excitement, dribbling a basketball offbeat on the sidelines, and occasionally, when play stopped, would rush onto the court, and use both hands to scoop the ball, and shoot an […]

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Manila Major Quick Recap – On to China!

Had a great feeling about the Manila Major shortly after I landed, when I was greeted by several people to be driven to the hotel (complete with motorcycle escort!).  One of the greeters apologized profusely for not being able to find me initially after I got off the plane, to the point where I almost felt ashamed or wondered if […]

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Warriors Season Starting to Feel Like ’07 Patriots

I find myself following sports less and less over the years, not just because there’s less time, but with less interest. There’s a lot to it, but maybe it’s just an old man thing, and what was once fresh and exciting and spoke to the inner child no longer does so as much? Anyway, the story in the NBA this […]

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Star Wars Quick Review/Reactions (Obviously Spoiler Alert): Jack’s First Impressions

I’m not sure when I last looked forward to something as much as I did Star Wars Episode 7. Here’s a quick rundown of what I enjoyed and disliked about it…I’m pretty sure I’m going to watch the movie again, and then maybe write up a further review. But I had to get these out while the movie’s still fresh. […]

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Knowing the Unknown, Part 2: Growing Pains

As you know by now, Unknown beat Newbee, starting what was ultimately less of a Cinderella story than an NCAA tournament run, the kind where a small school somewhere takes down a goliath before being exposed and extinguished in the next round. For awhile the TI4 champs seemed to handle the Peruvian upstarts like it was business as usual; they […]

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Knowing the Unknown, Part 1: South America’s First Dota 2 Major Representative

Origins For South Koreans playing Starcraft and other games, what began in after-school PC bangs eventually blossomed into periods of untouchable eSports dominance. For Peruvians playing DotA, such a bright future is currently difficult to imagine. But a foundation is slowly growing. The places are called cabinas, and the people who go to play are called cabineros. When you play on USEast and […]

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I made a Duelist Explosive Arrow Guide for Path of Exile

I imagine most people who wanted to play PoE with the new 2.0 expansion have done so already, but if not, check it out. Lots of huge improvements and QoL changes including the virtual elimination of desync, ability to search easily through your stash, and other UI and interface improvements, and a fun new Act with some well-designed monsters. I […]

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What’s Jeremy Lin Doing? Also, Revisiting a Modern Classic

I have to wonder what Jeremy Lin was thinking, signing a 2-year $4.3m deal with the Charlotte Hornets. He has said that he wants the opportunity to prove himself as a starter…and though he’s played the past two years with two of the worst possible backcourt mates for a pick and roll creator to have (James Harden and Kobe), why […]

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Jurassic World Was a Mess That Met Expectations

Maybe this is the inner old man talking, but I don’t expect much out of most mainstream movies these days. Most of them are either sellout rehashes or reboots of once-original ideas and series, or just thinly veiled excuses to show off action shots and special effects. In fact the recent movies I’ve liked best, like The Raid 2 (or […]

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