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Matt Massey
Jr. Content Creator


Yorkshire lad and esports legend.
Games: Battle Royale
Twitter: @mattjmassey
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What is Lakad Matatag? The Filipino Meme that Helped OG Win The International
There are certain caster calls in esports that have passed into legend. And while all of them might be hype as hell and inseparably tied to the events they described, there is only one...
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The Story of XQC
Meet xQc, one of the Overwatch League’s best tank players. But he just couldn’t keep his professional career together. He’s a product of the internet age, a kid who became famous online....
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What is the FGC? How Hype, Sweat and Tears Saved Gaming’s Oldest Scene
The FGC might be the most incredible institution in competitive gaming and over the years, it’s given esports’ some of its most memorable moments. But where did this scene with such a...
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Team Killing: Learning to Live with Betrayal in Gaming and Esports
Team killing can be found in everything. From first person shooters, to real-time strategy games, to Battle Royales, to even MOBAs like League of Legends. But where did this taboo...
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The Story of Jjonak
Often, greatness carries with it, the cries of its admirers and those who wield it, make sure you know it. But sometimes, the greatest among us let their action, speak louder than words....
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What is Cyka Blyat? How a Russian Expletive Became CS:GO's Preeminent Meme
Let’s be honest. When things are going badly in game, we all express our frustrations differently. But rage isn’t something bound by borders and languages, and if you’ve ever shared a...
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What is a Skin? The Incredible Impact of Gaming's Strange and Addictive Cosmetics
You might not realize it, but skins are secretly one of the most important, complicated things in gaming right now. They’re the lifeblood that’s pumping through your favorite titles,...
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The Story of Sodapoppin
Meet Sodapoppin. The only guy on Twitch who gets to stream whatever he wants and tens of thousands of people will show up to watch. He’s everything and nothing you’d expect. Skinny and...
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What is Power Creep? How an Unstoppable Disease Might Be Infecting Your Game
It’s already infected your favourite game, and there’s nothing you can do about it. It’s something that you’ll see people constantly complaining about online, but many don’t know what it...
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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 a Hitbox? A Look at Gaming's Infamous, Invisible Scapegoats
Do you ever feel like you shouldn’t have gotten hit? Do you ever think, “no, I definitely hit him.” Do you ever unload an entire magazine on a prone character and somehow miss every shot?...
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The Story Of Tfue
Fortnite, is a game changer. It’s theatre, it’s art, it’s competition, it’s celebrity and it’s showing us all what limitless can mean. It has the ability to elevate its heroes to levels...
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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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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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The Story of Apex Legends
For decades, the process of releasing triple A video games has followed a predictable path, but what if there was a developer confident enough to buck that trend. No media previews. No...
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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 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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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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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...