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How To Play Original Xbox Games Online In 2020

There’s no doubt that when Xbox Live launched in 2002, it was a historic moment for console gaming. Finally, players could compete...

The Booming Business Of Esports Law And Player Management

Esports is a new and exciting industry. It’s the wild west in terms of opportunity and potential. However, that...

The Road From Charity Streamer To Host Of One Of Canada’s Largest Super Smash...

In April 2019, one of the largest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments in Canada happened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fourth edition...

What Does “F in the chat” Mean? The Origins Of This Famous Twitch Meme

If you’ve ever watched a stream before you’ve probably heard a streamer say “Can I get some Fs in chat?” Or maybe...

Why Items Are Banned In Smash Bros. Tournaments

For the vast majority of people who play Super Smash Bros., it’s usually done with four-player free-for-alls on giant stages with loads...

Balancing A Twitch Stream With Competing In Esports

It’s not easy to stream on a frequent, consistent schedule while also hitting up tournaments every single week. Especially if you also...

The Super Marihour Challenge: A Showcase In Top Level Speedrunning

Speedrunning the old Super Mario games is a popular and competitive field; many of the categories have been honed to perfection, so...

The Absolute Best Hand Stretches For Gamers

Any gamer worth their salt has experienced some hand discomfort while playing. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been going hard on a...

Running Esports Events In A Small, Isolated Region

How do you start a local esports scene when it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere? This...

What Is “Stream Sniping” Exactly?

If you’ve watched large Twitch channels play games for an extensive period of time, you’ve likely heard of the term “stream sniping”...

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Patch Notes: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gets A Surprise Update

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players were treated to a surprise update on Tuesday when Nintendo dropped a patch that claims to improve...

What Is “Snaking” In Mario Kart?

For anyone that played Mario Kart DS online, they definitely remember seeing some racers who would seemingly zig-zag on the track and...

Street Fighter Upsets: Alex Valle Vs. NuckleDu

When it comes to Alex Valle at EVO, anything can happen. At EVO 2015, Valle famously dominated Bonchan with...