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Josh Bury
News Editor

Bio

Lover of all things Blizzard, Josh has also returned to League of Legends after more than 7 years. He identifies with Reinhardt because he, too, is an old man past his prime trying to co-exist with a new generation of heroes.
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What is Camping? The Cowardly Act Tormenting Gamers for Decades
Camping – you either love it, or you hate it. In real life, it’s the act of hunkering down with a tent in a quiet, secluded area to marvel at nature’s glory. But in gaming the act is...
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What is Hacking? How Harmless Pranksters Became Gaming's Gutless Cheaters
In a world where the most popular video games are online, there exists a better class of criminal. Rogues who refuse to play by the digitally-coded rules. Villains who can be as absurd as...
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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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The Story of Shroud: The King of Reddit
To be famous in the world of esports, it’s safe to say you need to be able to appreciate a good meme. True superstardom in this world, doesn’t take place in big press conferences, red...
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The Story of DrDisRespect: The Face of Twitch
Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm wasn’t always the two-time champ, the face of Twitch, and a man with self-proclaimed venomous gaming athleticism who kinda resembles an 80s style action star....
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What is a Gamertag? The Strange Evolution of Gamers' Chosen Identities
In real life, you don’t get to choose your own name. Sure, once you’re an adult you can legally change it, but by then, you’ve already spent a large chunk of your existence already being...
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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...
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What is All Your Base? How One Bad Gaming Translation Spawned the Meme Generation
In today’s rapidly moving internet age, memes explode into existence and then die almost as quickly. However, there is a meme that emerged before platforms like Reddit, Imgur and Twitter...
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The Story of MonteCristo and Doa
Every competition has a sound. A cadence and timbre that reaches down to the screen and brings it to life before your eyes. The enchanting tones of the characters, the familiar clash of...
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What is Pick-Ban? The Emergence of Tactical Warfare in Esports
Esports are a battle of wits. A grueling, mentally exhausting, emotionally taxing endeavor, where the difference between success and failure is often decided by your ability to outsmart...
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What is Waluigi? Why the Smash Community Embraced Nintendo's Most Hated Reject
Super Smash Bros. is probably the craziest gaming crossover in the world. It’s the only arena where Mario can fight Sonic, Cloud, Pikachu, Pac-Man and Mega Man at the same time. And with...
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G2's ocelote: 'For the first time, we have control over the [CS:GO] team, with which French teams, has historically been impossible'
Podcast topics and timestamps:3:45: How did perkz at AD carry happen? 12:40: What do you think will make a successful LEC?29:02: What's the next step for the Counter-Strike team? 32:55:...
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John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain dead at 33 after extended bout with cancer
John "TotalBiscuit" Bain, a prominent video game critic and media personality, has passed away at the age of 33 after a years-long battle with cancer. Bain's death was announced on...
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What is VAC? How the Controversy Around Valve's Answer to Cheating Changed CS:GO
Competitive integrity is an important part of esports. If someone is cheating, they don’t just invalidate their own achievements, but also those of their teammates. And even respected pro...
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The Story of TSM vs. Cloud9
Some rivalries go down in history and define the games they take place in.TSM and C9 have clashed over and over again in League of Legends. Their rivalry is at the core of the NA LCS, and...
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What is Gaben? How one of gaming's greatest minds became one of its greatest memes
Gabe Newell is the co-founder and CEO of Valve – the developer and publisher behind universally acclaimed titles like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Team Fortress 2 and Left4Dead. But...
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The Story of Caps
Europe is renowned for its mid laners, and though there have been times where their strength wavered there has always been another generation of great European mids to take on the...
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What Faze Clan at DreamHack Malmö can teach us about superteams
Superteams are as exciting as they are volatile. When you put some of the game’s greatest players on one roster, on paper they should be a dominant team. But that’s not always how things...
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The Story of 2018: The Year of the Underdog
2018 has been the year of the underdog in esports. Across every game, every scene, the underdogs triumphed this past year. From Cloud9 in CS:GO, to OG in Dota 2, to Invictus Gaming in...