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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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