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Rob Zacny
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Rob Zacny is a freelance writer and esports journalist. You can reach him at rob.zacny@kotaku.com
Apr 18 2016
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I wonder if IMT will change it up after these playoffs. Because it sure felt like they were sticking to their guns for a lot of that TL 3rd place match. Huni is going to be Huni, no matter what.

Apr 18 2016
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They seemed more cohesive in team fights, I’d say. Before the 25 minute mark, though, boy did they look outclassed by CLG’s objective control.

Apr 18 2016
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I used to feel that way, especially when I felt like he was actively destroying CLG in service to his ego. I’ve mellowed a bit toward him. Which is more than can be said for Aphro I guess.

Apr 18 2016
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But once they were back into those games, I didn’t see a whole lot from CLG that made me confident about their ability to close-out those wins reliably. When you dominate that much and a game STILL comes down to a close fight and huge death-timers? I start to feel like that’s a glaring weakness. Read more

Apr 15 2016
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So, I sympathize with this. I hate getting F1 and hockey results when I’m taping the events to watch a few hours later. But I also don’t go to news and sports websites when I’m trying to avoid match results. Read more

Apr 4 2016
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Don’t do me like that. I mean, I’m a StarCraft fan, so the thought crossed my mind. But I don’t know this game well enough to know when something seems fishy. On this scale, though? I kinda doubt it.

Apr 3 2016
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Yeah, I think Liquid vs. Na’Vi would have been a brutal finals. We’ll probably get a better final out of LG. Still hurt to watch, though! But loads better than people expected out of Liquid, I’ll wager. I really hope the “NA spray” “NA nade” type memes go away in CS when a team can look as sharp as Liquid did at times Read more

Apr 3 2016
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Awww, sad trombone.

Apr 2 2016
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Ha, thanks for the note. These are the two maps that I will always mix-up in my head.

Apr 2 2016
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I do mean Mirage. Thanks!

Apr 2 2016
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I hate the part where you know what’s going to happen, but it doesn’t seem like it could possibly happen again, so you just watch it unfold in slow-motion.

Mar 28 2016
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OK, this brings up something I’ve been wondering as someone who is SUPER noob when it comes to FGC. Read more

Mar 25 2016
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There is an argument to be made that Aui was a key reason EG won last year, yes. But supposedly the vibe in the team was so bad that they kind of knew he’d be leaving after the tournament anyway? It was a weird saga, for sure.

Mar 23 2016
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But are you sure the logo is big enough?

Mar 23 2016
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I’m seeing that rumor too and have reached out, but am holding off on updating the story until there’s more. Right now I’m only seeing Fragbite carrying that report, unless you’ve seen something more substantial?

Mar 20 2016
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Oh no. Does Canada still stand?

Mar 20 2016
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That’s... not the top sponsored women’s team. Not even top four.

Mar 20 2016
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Yeah, it was kind of a bummer that the Intel Challenge was kind of given afterthought treatment at Katowice (though it was still a pretty good production). But it wasn’t well promoted, or even really mentioned during most of the main CSGO tournament that I watched. Read more

Mar 20 2016
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Good points, though I’m not sure if tier 3 CSGO teams are really that much better than say, Team Secret. I guess we’ll start to find out soon enough. Read more

Mar 20 2016
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The article touches on that. The pool of women in the competitive scene is fairly limited, so there isn’t quite as much talent to draw from. But women’s events provide a place for women to compete, which provides some publicity an a positive example. Read more