Category Archives: eSports

Finding a Job in eSports – Part 3

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Still haven’t quite found what you’re looking for in the eSports landscape?  Sheesh, how many suggestions do you need?…Luckly for you I have another option ready to fire.  This one is a doozie, and of all the ways to break into the industry (aside from actually playing at a professional level) is the most difficult to be successful in.  Streaming.

We Are Live in 3…2…:  Live streams have rocked the gaming world and are a large contributor to the rapid growth of eSports as an entertainment source.  There are thousands of live streams covering hundreds of games at any given time across the globe and joining that army of Continue reading

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Finding a Job in eSports – Part 2

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So commentating isn’t your thing but you still want to find a fulfilling job in the wonderful world of eSports (okay, I’ll stop with the career fair catch phrases)?  Thinking on-the-fly isn’t your forte, and stage fright plagues you, but there are still quite a few areas you could explore.  The best area, in my humble opinion, is writing.

Writing about eSports is a much sought after occupation because it involves living the action, but then being able to sit back and digest what has happened before bringing your fingers to the home row.  Setting the pace and hours that you would like to work while being Continue reading

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Finding a Job in eSports – Part 1

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ESports has been growing at an extremely high pace for the last few years, and the world of competitive gaming seems to continue picking up steam.  Through new supporters world-wide, “big league” advertisers (such as American Express and Coke Zero), and an unfathomable amount of fanatical viewers, eSports seems to be here to stay.  With the growth comes new teams, new organizations, and new jobs ripe for the taking.  So, how does someone land a job among the gaming elite if they do not possess the skills to sit behind the keyboard?  Well, there are several routes, but if we’re going to be completely honest, none of them are easy.

To help you out we have compiled a short list of ideas to get you started.  Over the next several days, TieAttack.net will be exploring several viable options for getting Continue reading

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How to Snowball a Lane

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While playing League of Legends with a friend who is relatively new to the game, I recently found myself trying to help him with the basics of the gameWhere to ward, the importance of farm and last hitting, when to play passive and when to dive deep were all subjects that came up and I realized that this is (for the most part) general knowledge to players who are level 30.  He then asked me a question that I wasn’t expecting:  How do you carry a game?

Now, I know that this is a common question among lower elo level 30s.  Everyone wants to know who the best champ is to play and how they can get themselves out of the highly debated self-fulfilling prophesy that is “Elo Hell.”  It’s a Continue reading

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Cracking the Code: Foreign Hope

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I don’t know if it has quite hit most of us yet, in fact, I don’t know if it has hit the fluffy-haired Frenchman himself, but Stephano (now legendary Zerg player) has retired from competitive StarCraft.  Whether you loved or hated him, you do have to admit that the world of StarCraft will not be the same without him.  As with most eSports competitors, Stephano is quite young and whether or not this “retirement” will last is yet to be seen, but I took this time to re-examine something that has always confused me in competitive gaming…

Stephano as a player has been controversial to say the least (see compLexity/Millenium mess and numerous steps into the not-so-lime light), he was often referred to as the “Foreign Hope.”  Why exactly is that a status that all professional SC2 players outside of South Korea Continue reading

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