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KuroiRyuu9625
Country: Canada
Registered: April 16, 2017
Last post: May 24, 2020 at 6:26 PM
Posts: 3101
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New match meta: beat up on the bottom teams in the league until you master your strats and take down the big boiz.

posted 6 days ago

The players don't. The org? Sure. But the players? I dunno, I'm just not about it. This is basically 2018 SHD v2.

posted 1 week ago

I'm assuming VISA issues may have played a part in it.

posted 2 weeks ago

huh..it actually did lol.

posted 3 weeks ago

I mostly agree, but I think that's facilitated by Fleta, he enables his DPS partner to play what they're best at since he himself can play almost everything.

posted 1 month ago

SHD just absolutely ass blasted SEO. Fleta has a bigger grin that The Joker right now. I STILL think Fleta/Profit would have been the best DPS duo in the league, by far, and that it may have put SEO on top, but I guess we'll never know. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to seeing if SHD can keep this up, cause they're lights out right now.

posted 1 month ago

Diem + Fleta is a fuckin' terrifying DPS duo, but Void showed the fuck up to dunk on some fools today.

posted 1 month ago

No D.Va, no win.

posted 1 month ago

The madlads, they finally broke the streak!

posted 1 month ago

The problem here is that him "only" being 21 doesn't matter if he knowingly participated in the solicitation of a minor.

As for public opinion, well, Boston didn't have much of a choice, sexual harassment and the situation being what it was didn't really leave them with any other viable option.

posted 1 month ago

Damn. I gotta admit, I was bummed out when I saw that my ProFleta stonk predictions weren't gonna workout, but this is some good shit.

posted 2 months ago

It's possible that things may not have been moving fast enough for her. I don't know how these internal investigations usually go though.

posted 2 months ago

Was a joke mate, all good.

posted 2 months ago

Astro playing for both teams, actual legend.

posted 2 months ago

Sounds like you want to rant more than you want an actual discussion.

posted 2 months ago

I'm afraid I have to agree. Though I have to wonder, is it more on the players, or is the coaching/strats more to blame? Because their comp choice seemed utterly abysmal to me today.

posted 2 months ago

FDGod and Hanbin are kinda nutty. Paris looking much better than I ever expected.

posted 2 months ago

I believe in the lads.

posted 2 months ago

I imagine that Stratus had the hero pool that best fit that meta. It may not say much about Ado. Again, we'll see how he does.

posted 3 months ago

He looked decent in spite of being on a pretty bad team in S1. in S2 he never got to actually play his role, so as far as I'm concerned he's at least decent, but we'll see how he does.

I don't think the pickup is as bad as you make it sound.

posted 3 months ago

They made some good pickups, imo, but I have to wonder how long integration will take since none of the KR players have been on mixed teams before.

Really looking forward to it.

posted 3 months ago

My body is ready.

posted 3 months ago

Just my gut feeling, can't really say much because I don't know how travel, meta/balance changes and her pools will affect all these teams. Teams are somewhat interchangeable within their tiers.

I'm also ULTRA BIASED when it comes to Toronto and cannot properly evaluate them, because they're my home team, so take that as you will.

S Tier

  1. SF Shock
  2. NYXL

A Tier

  1. Atlanta Reign
  2. Philadelphia Fusion
  3. Vancouver Titans

B Tier

  1. Shanghai Dragons
  2. Seoul Dynasty
  3. Hangzhou Spark
  4. Guangzhou Charge
  5. LA Gladiators

C Tier

  1. Toronto Defiant
  2. Chengdu Hunters
  3. London Spitfire
  4. Florida Mayhem
  5. Houston Outlaws
  6. Washington Justice

Pepega

  1. Dallas Fuel
  2. Paris Eternal
  3. LA Valiant
  4. Boston Uprising
posted 3 months ago

I think I might be a bit more inclined to try a pick-em league instead. With all the changes in S3 I don't think I'll be remotely keeping up with the league.

posted 3 months ago

The heroes picked for bans/possible adjustments will be based on playtime, so he can one-trick all he wants as long as Hammond isn't popular.

posted 3 months ago

Look at the screenshots in the thread:
[Slur] An explanation and apology

He's likely being released for the comments. Looks like he was a pretty toxic kid up until some time prior to the past year or two People around him seemed to be saying that was a good dude as of late but I don't know how recent the change in attitude/behavior was.

posted 4 months ago

Damn, they really ran it back didn't they.

posted 4 months ago

Not gonna lie, I liked Fearless even though the teams around him wasn't able to give him much support. I think he starts and Stand1 is the backup MT. Looking forward to see him complete his redemption arc.

posted 4 months ago

The only thing that would have been a significant upgrade would have been them stealing Coldest away from the Spark. Still, looking forward to seeing what this team can do this year and if the lack of teams being able to prepare for them will continue into Season 3.

posted 4 months ago

I'm no VISA expert, but afaik you need the correct one to "work" in NA, probably even more so in the US now.

posted 4 months ago

Expected that a bit sooner, but good for him for officially transitioning.

posted 4 months ago

You can't fake passion. Good on him for moving on if the game just isn't fun to cast.

posted 4 months ago

It'll die whenever the investor decide it's no longer viable, so unless the gigabrains here are financial pundits and/or have access to some insider information it's a moot question. I know that this is a relatively hardline (and probably unpopular) opinion but mulling over whether OW is dead/dying or not...in its 3rd year...just isn't remotely productive imo.

If you like it then support it in your own way, heck you could even try sending suggestions Blizz's way (listening not included) and hope it does well..otherwise you don't really have to participate.

The is "insert esport of choice here dying?" question/meme is basically beating on an extinct horse species at this point. Unless the goal is to gather solutions to the problems OWL is facing, for the sake hoping Blizz might someday adopt one or several them before they nuke OWL like they did SC/SC2.

For what it's worth I think this year is make or break in terms of showing that the league is/isn't viable with the model they chose to go with. But since I'm a sarcastic twat I'll actually "answer" your question:

Yes, OWL is dying, because all things must end eventually.

posted 4 months ago

Boink.

posted 4 months ago

As long as the investors think it's worth it. Same as every other sport/league.

posted 5 months ago

I don't think I can put any stock, at all, in the ESM showmatches. They have no true competitive value, so I'm not ready to base any of my impressions of off them.

Now, while I'm not entirely sure about Void, I think he likelyis an upgrade over envy/Geguri but Fleta is much more of s question mark since he just hasn't been able to show that he's a dominant, top tier DPS player in the first two seasons.

That being said, I don't even know where I think they'd land next season, and I also don't think top 4 is out of the question, but my current gut feeling is that losing Gamsu isn't quite made up by gaining Stand1, Void and Fleta.

posted 5 months ago

Dare I say it, I think it was a good time for him to do this. And realistically, we've seen A LOT of Jake. That being said, we should still see more of him, just not as a player.

posted 5 months ago

Yeah, sounds like a possibility to me, I he'd be able to get some sort of talent position.

posted 5 months ago

Leaving this here for now, until it gets merged into a proper article...

From the Outlaws:
https://twitter.com/Outlaws/status/1203415943742984194

From Jake:
https://twitter.com/jakeow/status/1203415204870197253?s=21

posted 5 months ago

I mean, according to the team he was pretty much helping with coaching players, and he wasn't going to see play time.

So this moves makes much more sense, imo.

posted 5 months ago

Seemed like a good guy, and he didn't get much of a chance to actually show what he might have been able to do, on that team, but I do think there were just better options across the league and in contenders.

posted 5 months ago

Name checks out.

posted 6 months ago

Huh...interesting...

posted 6 months ago

Smells like Jehong time. As if I needed any more reason to keep rooting for VAN...

posted 6 months ago

Looked like he was an excellent analyst, just not a head coach, so I disagree about this being a miss-step.

posted 6 months ago
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