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Daniel Rosen
Content Creator

Bio

I like sunsets, long walks on the beach and learning how to do a fucking infinite.
Twitter: @Daniel_Rosen
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EZ4ENCE: From Laughingstock to Global Contender
ENCE are not a likely powerhouse.They started out as a joke. But against every odd, they’ve become not only Major finalists but, as of right now, one of the best teams in the world. But...
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How Fortnite's storytelling captured the world
You may think you know why Fortnite is the most popular game in the world, but you’re probably wrong. Sure Fornite is probably the most mechanically sound battle royale game, and it’s...
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The Story of Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. is a game that means many things to many people.It’s the ultimate party game. It’s the peak of competition. And most importantly, it’s a community. For two decades,...
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How Rangchu Did The Impossible With One of Tekken's Worst Characters
What makes someone risk it all for the game they love? Why would someone play a character everyone has written off, when they’re trying to become the best player in the world? And what...
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The Top 10 Most Annoying Smash Ultimate Characters to Play Against
With 74 playable fighters and 103 stages in the base game, Smash Ultimate features more content than any Smash game in history. And while we love all the characters in this Nintendo...
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What is Jigglypuff? And Is She Really Killing Melee?
When you first boot-up a new Smash Game, there are probably a few characters you’re drawn to immediately.There’s Mario, you know him. Maybe you pick Link, he’s always there. But there’s...
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Melee Is Not At Evo. But That Doesn't Mean It's Dead
Contrary to popular belief, Melee is not dead. Being at EVO is the most important thing in fighting games, at least from the outside looking in. And in any other franchise, a newer,...
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Is Streaming the Future of Smash?
For years, there’s only been one way to make a living playing Smash Bros. the tournament grind. It was exhausting. The prize pools were garbage. And there were a dozen other players...
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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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What is Cosplay? A Tale of Passionate Fans, Peanut Butter and...Sewage?!
For as long as fandom has existed, people have found creative ways to celebrate whatever it is they’re passionate about – whether it’s through off-the-wall fan-fiction, incredible fan...
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What is The Economy? And Why is Valve Paying You to Lose?
When you play CS:GO, there’s a lot to pay attention to. Things like sound cues, team comms, utility usage. What strats are your opponents running? Who’s going to what bombsite? Did anyone...
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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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Whether You Like it or Not, Magic is an Esport Now
Whether you like it or not, Magic is an esport.This past weekend, we saw the Mythic Invitational, MTG Arena's first major tournament. With a million dollars on the line, great matches and...
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What is Tilt? The Gentle Art of Not Losing Your Sh*t in Esports
Tilt is the scourge of competitors everywhere and it affects everyone. From the hopeless bottom-dwellers of bronze-tier, all the way up to the apex predators of the esports world: no one...
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How dizzy Became Apex's First Legend
Battle Royale games breed Twitch superstars. In less than a month, dizzy’s gone from being an everyday kid to living the dream. He’s become one of the game’s first professional players,...
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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 Worst CS:GO Tournament Ever
One LAN has lived in infamy as the worst event, ever. It was the Fyre Festival of gaming, with missing computers, confiscated passports, and of course, not a cent of prize money paid out....
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CS:GO Has a Problem: Why Big Money is Afraid of the Game
Counter-Strike has a problem. It’s not the rampant cheaters, terrible in-client matchmaking or the abysmal tick rate. It’s the fact that some of the biggest companies in the world aren’t...
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What is Teemo? The Bizarre Conception of League's Annoying Mascot
No matter what game you play, there’s something you hate playing against. Most of the time it’s something cheesy, or broken. But sometimes, you hate something not because it’s good, but...