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Colten Gowan
Jr. Content Creator

Bio

Halo enthusiast. League of Legends addict. Video editing zealot. Dank meme junkie.
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What is a Tier List? Gaming's Gospel Word or Bullshit Opinions?
Since the beginning of competitive gaming, there have been tier lists. They weren’t as formal as they are now, but they did exist. Think back to playing games with your friends when you...
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What is Techies? How EG Weaponized Dota's Greatest Meme Hero at TI
Techies. The name alone evokes a certain kind of reaction. On-top of being the most rage-inspiring character in Dota, Techies is the troll pick that all others wish they could be. So what...
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What is BM? The Salty Story of Disrespect in Esports
From the moment we enter the world, we’re taught to treat others as we'd like to be treated. But the truth is, always playing nice can get boring, and occasionally a dash of disrespect...
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How F@#!ed Up Glitches Changed Gaming Forever
Glitches are one of the most annoying things that can happen to you in a video game. And nothing is more frustrating than having your experience ruined by someone who has figured out how...
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What is an Easter Egg? The Endless Hunt for Gaming's Secret, Hidden Treasures
How many games have you beaten? No, I mean, really beaten. I’m talking about ones that you’ve invested countless hours in, turning over every stone, poring over every pixel, looking for...
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How the CGS Disaster Almost Destroyed Esports in NA
Esports is growing rapidly these days. With new orgs popping up all over, major investment from huge, non-endemic sources and some companies allegedly asking for millions of dollars to...
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What is Leeroy Jenkins? How a Joke Among Friends Birthed an Internet Legend
Imagine it’s 2005 and you’re sitting in your college dorm room after a night of drinking 40s, about to login into World of Warcraft. Your exams are done and now it’s time to fuck up some...
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What is Observing? The Unsung Heroes of Esports Broadcasting
To your average outsider, esports can be intimidating to watch. But even if you can wrap your head around the onscreen nonsense, none of that matters if you’re not given a chance to...
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What is Chicken? The Story Behind Counter-Strike's Absurd, Unofficial Mascot
Every game needs a mascot. League of Legends has Teemo, Rainbow Six has Tachanka, and Dota 2 has GabeN. Sure, those aren’t the mascots chosen by the publishers themselves, but fans will...
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The Story of Ninja
In April, this professional streamer had more social media interactions than LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo and Shaquille O'Neal, making him the most popular athlete in the world. He...
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The Top 10 League of Legends Champions That Will Tilt You Off The Face Of The Earth
League of Legends can be a beautiful, fun and rewarding game but it can also tilt you off the face of the earth. I mean with more than 140 champions in the game at this point, a few of...
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What is a Lootbox? The Story Behind Gaming's Most Dangerous and Delightful Addiction
Whether you like it or not – when you buy a loot box, you’re gambling. Sure, it seems like you’re just harmlessly spending a few bucks on random skins. But what you’re actually doing is...
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What is a Gank? The History of Online Gaming's Most Brutal Ambushes
Ganking is the act of ruining someone’s day by grouping up with at least one other player to ambush and kill them. If you’ve watched or played any competitive MOBA in the last 10 years,...
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The Final Clash of the Samsung Civil War
Whether you’re a pro or an amateur, there’s one goal that every competitor shares. The allure of absolutely redefining your game, breaking the mould when it matters most and overcoming...
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Serral: The Finnish Phenom who Shattered Esports’ Oldest Dynasty
Throughout 2018, Serral proved himself to be the most dominant force in competitive StarCraft II.In addition to becoming the only player to have won every WCS circuit event in a single...
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The rise of North American rookies
In 2018, North America went further at Worlds than ever before. Going into 2019, the question on everyone’s mind is: How can they go even further? One way is for the region to lean on...
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The Top 10 Blunders of 2018
By now we don’t have to tell you how big 2018 was for esports. We watched in awe as some incredible feats were reached — but it wasn’t all trophies and flashy highlights. Sometimes,...
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What Is Speedrunning? A look at gaming's fastest players
Speedrunning is the track and field of the gaming world. It spans from the frantic 100 meter dash, to the endurance-challenging, long distance marathon. It’s produced incredible,...
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How a region without a server brought Caveman Dota to The International
South Korea has only taken the world of Dota 2 by storm once in the game’s history. And it was incredible.But chances are, it’ll never happen again. South Korea has dominated every game...