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Brandon Mistele

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How Ninja Became Toxic... Again
Ninja was once the face of streaming, esports, and gaming. Back in his Fortnite glory days, he tried his hardest to be squeaky-clean and family-friendly on Twitch. But things have...
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Banned From CS:GO, Unleashed in Valorant
Jamppi was once a CS:GO prodigy. But a mistake he made when he was only 13 years old nearly ruined his life forever. After an unfair VAC ban and a losing legal battle with Valve, Jamppi...
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How the Man Who Never Gave Up Pulled Off CS:GO's Greatest Clutch
Not everyone has a fairy tale run to the top. And for Casper “cadiaN” Møller, there had never been a perfect time to succeed in CS:GO. But then, when the scene’s desire to grind was at...
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[email protected]*k Icebox: How Valorant's Worst Map Became Its Most Important
There are a lot of reasons Icebox is the most hated map in Valorant. People hate the way it’s designed, the way it makes you play the game, and even how it launched with a bunch of stupid...
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How A Busted Shoulder Turned a FedEx Delivery Guy into Valorant's Omen God
Hey everyone. Please be advised, this video discusses suicide and suicidal ideation. If you're dealing with thoughts of self harm, here are some links we hope can be helpful. U.S.:...
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How a Creative Cringelord Freed Esports Broadcasts From Being Boring as [email protected]*k
What makes an esports caster legendary?Is it their innate ability to perfectly capture exactly what you’re feeling? Their ingenious ability to improvise that raises the hair on the back...
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102-0: The Story Behind Valorant's Craziest Win Streak
Vision Strikers got their start in Valorant with an insane 102-0 series run. And even though the win streak has since been broken, Vision Strikers were Korea’s Valorant pioneers. Until...
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The Rise and Fall of CS:GO's Most Iconic Pistol Player
What does it take to be the absolute best at something? Is it an unwavering, unquestionable self-belief? Is it the countless hours of grueling practice? Maybe it’s just a natural,...
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The Weeby Wonderkid Who Became Valorant's First 'W' Warrior
Tactical shooters have been a force in online gaming for over two decades. These games have developed a core set of values over the years, with each player filling a specific role for...
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Play to Live: How Gold Farming in a 20-Year-Old Game is Saving Lives
Runescape. The drunk uncle of the MMO family. For most people, it's a pleasant memory from their adolescence. But for some, it remains a beloved daily ritual. It might not be as popular...
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The King's Gambit: The Story of Hikaru
Hikaru Nakamura is a man of many accomplishments. He drew the chess world’s attention to the United States by winning trophy after trophy throughout his career.In 2003, he became a...
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How CS:GO's Sloth-Like Superstar Vibed His Way to a Grand Slam
It’s no secret that esports competitors can be extremely regimented in how they play. But this isn’t just about weuird, organizational quirks. It's about what they say about those who’ve...
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Broken or Unplayable: The Champion Riot Can't Get Right
Ryze is the champion Riot Games just can't seem to get right. No matter what they do to him, buffs, nerfs, nothing seems to work. Ryze has been reworked six times, more than any other...
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How One Man Uncovered CS:GO's Biggest Cheating Scandal
Last year, CS:GO saw the biggest cheating scandal it had ever seen. Dozens of coaches were found to have used an exploit that broke the game, unbalanced competitive play, and led to them...
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The Clone That's Trying to Kill CS:GO: The Story of Valorant
For nearly two decades Counter-Strike has been the uncontested king of tactical first person shooters. But the glorious empire that Valve has built is far from perfect. And from the...
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Elders with AWPs: How a Group of Bloodthirsty Seniors Became CS:GO World Champions
How often have you heard the phrase “age is just a number”? In esports, it sometimes refers to some wily whipper-snapper who appears to be skilled beyond their years.But in CS:GO, there’s...
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Why a Misfit Millionaire Sacrificed His Ferrari to Esports' First God
These days, esports’ biggest players are basically nerdy rockstars. They’re wearing thousand dollar shoes, driving flashy sports cars and even starring in overly obnoxious Doritos...
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How One Streamer’s Ridiculous Crusade Made Siege’s Ultimate Meme a Reality
Everybody wishes that they were in charge of balancing their favourite game. Everyone wishes that they could complain to their heart’s content, and have a developer at their beck and...