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gabeconte
Country: United States
Signed Up: November 3, 2017
Last Posted: October 10, 2018 at 12:44 PM
Posts: 293 (0.7 per day)
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Pog

posted 1 month ago

Yeah, you’re right, but traditional sports reporting has a balance of that. E-sports reporting doesn’t really get the same funding, and follows a lot of the “team hired blogger reports news” model that we see a lot currently (think; NBA bloggers)

That’s just my gripe though!

posted 2 months ago

I don’t know, this is very messy and not at all how proper reporting should function. Mykl clearly has spun this to stir up this witch hunt and controversy.

Kate is a GM now and GM’s have to make tough calls and decisions in management - including pivoting and changing your plans when things shift. Maybe she could have handled this thing with Harsha better, but claiming that she had any kind of outside motive or narrative she was forcing is just dumb.

One of the thing that’s sorely lacking in E-sports is quality reporting (besides you Scrub if you’re reading this). To much “leak” news and playing off hyper obsessive fan bases against teams, and not enough thoughtful and researched reporting.

posted 2 months ago

The Italian solidarity on over.gg is my favorite thing about this board

posted 3 months ago

Yeah this is what I picked up on most from this whole list - their dependence on the Saya carry really fucked up their mechanics as a team.

Also, dope list Poi!!!! I think there are some really good points on here. SF and Dallas are the two teams that I'm most interested in offseason wise, as they really have the potential to go big with some of the right moves next season. I think SF should push really hard to pick up a quality main tank like FCT or something, and Dallas needs to sort out their DPS situation with a truly god flex player. I can't and I don't want to see Seagull switch off the DVA since he was so god damn good at it towards the end of the season.

posted 4 months ago

This is the most Canadian post I've ever seen on this board and I love it

posted 4 months ago

Canada is probably gonna win the whole thing aren't they

posted 4 months ago

Jjonak/Mbappe is probably the better comparison - two terrifying players that suddenly fuck you up like a bolt of lightning from seemingly nowhere.

posted 4 months ago

"Go there, smile, be a female, maybe say something smart while you kiss ass and make "important" people feel good. Then video games are one step closer to being a sport."

WHAT

posted 4 months ago

I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE I GET ON TV AT THE GRANDFINALS!!!!!!!!!

posted 4 months ago

I think the point is that they both have simulated violence - no different from wrestling or judo, or even shooting.

People just get a little weirded out when it's like - simulated warfare between two teams that are analogous to a terrorist and counter-terrorist group lol

posted 4 months ago

This is awesome - I hope Jake doesn't galaxy brain himself into some sort of mess here though

posted 4 months ago

Unfixed continuing to look scary on hanzo

posted 4 months ago

Hopefully they'll get better with more experience now!

posted 4 months ago

First round exit incoming

posted 5 months ago

Spot on analysis BTW

posted 5 months ago

God my fucking heart broke for Buffon. I love that man.

posted 5 months ago

Interesting! I just thought because of the tag “Chloe” that they might be. Thanks for clarifying guys.

posted 5 months ago

I dunno if anybody can answer this for me, but is An "Chloe" Ho-Jin a woman? IF so, would that be the first woman player in Contenders?

posted 5 months ago

I've enjoyed it a lot! It's gotten me to engage with this community more and that's been a really nice time :)

posted 5 months ago

TODAY IS THE DAY

posted 5 months ago

NYXL to 4-0 Houston, and Dallas to 3-1 LA to grab that last stage spot from Houston and crush KyKy's dreams

posted 5 months ago

NRG = New Rascal Grift

posted 5 months ago
  • OWL: NYXL - SBB has been my favorite player for a long time now, and getting to see him lead a roster that's all about having a dominant play style is so much fun
  • Contenders NA: XL2 - Hard to not root for a team that has CLONEMAN16
  • Contenders EU: Hurricane - Loved the core of this team for a long time and I'm praying for them to get a shot at OWL next year
  • Contenders KR: Runaway - this team has really been one of my first loves in OWL. So much style and confidence, and always exciting (in a good or bad way)
posted 5 months ago

Always call your shots PogChamp

posted 5 months ago

Semmler voice: Ah and here we have the Fuel’s Zenyatta specialist uhhh checks notes Soon?

posted 6 months ago

I think this is where Boston turns it around this stage. It’s going to be a tough match but I’m thinking it’ll go 3-2 BOS, and then they’ll look pretty strong leading up to the playoffs.

posted 6 months ago

That's a huge part of it too. Do we know if these punishments are dealt out by Nanzer as the commissioner of the league, or by Blizzard themselves? It just seems too inconsistent for one person abiding by one code of conduct (which also barely even exists)

posted 6 months ago

You have to escape Upstate my guy, it's the only way out of frozen winter hell. I did it and now I have an entirely new set of reasons for hating myself that don't revolve around 160 inches of snow and zero upwards mobility! :)

posted 6 months ago

Man, the boosting thing is so unfortunate. Playing even at T2 and T3 levels still takes an immense amount of time and dedication, and provides almost zero pay.

Blizz should be offering stable pay to all trials/contenders teams to dissuade this kind of behavior, instead of punishing it so extremely.

posted 6 months ago

I'll be there both days! Would love to meet some of you guys.

posted 6 months ago

Aero AND Bearhands POG

posted 6 months ago

US
Coolmatt
Muma
Rawkus
Seagull
Sinatraa
Buds
Adam

This team feels kind of lopsided but I’m struggling to think of a really good US main support player. Also, let Seagull cluck

posted 6 months ago

Agreed! I love the Discord, and it's not even something I really ever post in. There's a lot of great and interesting conversation happening on there all the time.

posted 6 months ago

Atlantic:

SBB
Jjonak
Coolmatt
Gamsu
Pine
Neptuno

Pacific:

Surefour
Ado
Sleepy
Geguri
Seagull
Fisher

posted 6 months ago

CIS Boys Back In Action PogChamp

posted 6 months ago

You're probably right! I do think that Shock look great on really fast control maps though because of how well they perform at executing in team fights. Although that's kind of the Fuel's whole thing - disrupting those team fights.

That'll be a sick map for sure.

posted 6 months ago

Oh hell yeah pimps

posted 6 months ago

Here's my map predictions:

Kings Row: Fuel
Hanamura Shock
Oasis: Shock
Gibraltar: Fuel
Tie Breaker: Shock

posted 6 months ago

Sometimes when the observer switches to Pine’s POV I’m just like damn........we are not worthy.....

posted 6 months ago

SO stoked for this, love PIT.

posted 6 months ago

I've really been enjoying the format of BEAT compared to OWL.

I know they're two completely different series but it's refreshing to have something really fast paced and loose like BEAT to contrast the slower more grindy pace of OWL.

posted 6 months ago

Jeff Gerstmann Voice You Can't Beat 100%

posted 6 months ago

Is Linkzr the Özil of OWL

posted 6 months ago

Videos looking great as usual dude!

posted 6 months ago

Same, we definitely called them both. I also grew up like an hour from Canada, so I must have absorbed your Northern lingo through osmosis somehow

posted 6 months ago

Wait, really?Have you guys really not heard of these???? We always had a huge box of these in the freezer growing up.

Is this just a regional thing?

posted 6 months ago

That triple K firestrike PogChamp

posted 6 months ago
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