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Did You Know: Data Files Revealed That This Character Was Supposed To Be In...

Super Smash Bros. Brawl was the best-selling fighting game of all-time, and it generated considerable hype before and after its release. After...

What Does “TAS” Mean In Video Games?

If you’ve ever seen a TAS recording of a video game, you’ll likely notice that the gameplay looks...off. Players will be zipping...
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The Best Min Min Combos In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It’s been a long wait since it was revealed that an Arms character would be the next DLC character in Super Smash...
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Why Balance Is So Important In A Competitive Video Game

If you’ve heard someone rage at something in a video game, claiming that a character or technique is “OP” or “broken,” it’s...

What Is “APM” In Gaming?

If you watch real-time strategy or fighting games, the term “APM” will find its way to you. It’s a term that applies...

What Does It Mean To Be Frame-Perfect?

When you dive into the world of competitive gaming, you’ll be hearing a lot about frames; whether it’s frames-per-second or frame data,...

What Is “Hitstun” In Super Smash Bros.?

When you start to dive into competitive Super Smash Bros., the term “hitstun” will become more and more prevalent. If you’ve ever...

Did You Know: In 2016, SMB3 Speedrunner Mitchflowerpower Appeared On ‘The Late Show With...

July 2016 introduced a new segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert called the “Late Show 3-Legged Race” which had Twitch...

What Makes Something Worth Banning In Competitive Gaming?

If you’re familiar with any esports circles, you’ve definitely heard people call for certain characters or tactics to be nerfed, and sometimes...

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...

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Concordia University, High School Esports, And More: A Look At Ryan Hinds

The world was a very different place in January 2020. For Ryan Hinds, it was a new beginning; he...

Growing A College Esports Program In The COVID Era: Chatting With Timothy Belloff

Collegiate esports is a train that no school wants to miss. Whereas five years ago only a few schools...

Talking Collegiate Esports And Becker College With Overwatch Coach Shifty

As the world of esports continues to grow exponentially, many colleges around North America are beginning to invest more heavily into developing...