Post Tagged with: "professional gaming"

TEDx: The Myths of Gaming

So last month I was asked to give a talk at TEDx about gaming. Besides being so nervous I thought i’d pee my pants, it was a really cool experience. Sadly, (although I understand why) I couldn’t talk about the research I did about morality, since it’s unpublished. Maybe next time I’ll be up there […]

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Interview: Getting to know Draven

Jeffrey ”Draven” Debipersad has been on the Quake scene since 2002 and has recently picked up the first place finish in the eSports Heaven one night of Quake tournament. Not much is really known about this 22-year-old Dutchman except that he plays on a pretty high level. So I decided to dig a little deeper […]

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Did Cooller deserve the sportsmanship award?

The final playday of the ESL Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Quake Live tournament was just awesome. Great games, great atmosphere and a really nice live production. Something which did strike me as a little bit strange however was the presentation of the sportsmanship award to the fan-favourite Anton “Cooller” Singov. The reasoning behind the award […]

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Strenx apologizes

Following the interview I released with Kevin “Strenx” Baeza, the responses have been explosive. Not expecting to cause such turmoil, Strenx would like to say the following: First of all, I would like to apologize. The interview was made at 2 – 3 am. I had just got home from a party and I didn’t […]

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Why aren’t FPS games popular in Asia?

With the Intel Extreme Masters making their third stop around the world in Taiwan last week, it seems like this Asian event was not getting anywhere near as much attention as the European and American finals. That’s because of the simple reason that the Quake scene in Asia is not known for their skilled players […]

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TV Show turns a Korean Pop star into a pro gamer

Only in Korea!! As the youngest member of Korean boyband SS501, Hyungjun is no stranger to Starcraft. The MBCgame (Starcraft / eSports channel) PD’s decide to have a bit of fun and set him up training to become a progamer. Now who the heck is SS501? Well that’s also what I wanted to figure out […]

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The lost djWHEAT feature

When most professional gamers think of Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham they will picture this vibrant, excited, talkative guy, commenting each match like it was the World Cup finals. Or they might think of the host yelling passionately about video games into a camera on the set of the show ‘Epileptic Gaming’. Graham lives in Los Angeles […]

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Gamer lifestyle: Stermy

A while ago (in 2007 before Stermy joined CGS) I was writing for a new professional eSports magazine called Pro Gam3r (yeah they really did use a 3 instead of an e). In the few issues of this magazine, I had done a lifestyle piece on Alessandro “Stermy” Avallone. The article covers Stermy more as […]

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Shoutcasting book by ReDeYe

Famed shoutcaster Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner has written a book…! About shoutcasting! Starting off with an ESWC in 2005, Paul has since then escalated to end up being able to enjoy shoutcasting as his full-time profession. It’s really hard to a job as fun as travelling the world spectating the best players at their respective games […]

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Fox and trito in Cologne!

I love that my last update which has about 100 updates needed ended up being just one paragraph. I can’t really remember the date that we moved to Cologne (Köln, for all of you who think Cologne refers to men’s perfume), but out first friends to come and visit us in the Fatherland was Fox […]

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