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Battletag: Goldencore#21890
Country: Italy
Signed Up: July 1, 2017
Last Posted: February 16, 2019 at 4:25 PM
Posts: 1292 (2.2 per day)
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Let's go Paris!

posted 1 hour ago

Yet they dominated London on Volskaya anyway...
Damn this match si all but "Balanced", when a team wins, simply crushes the other one... expecting maybe again Sombra for London on map 4?

posted 1 hour ago

Oof that first map was a bit onesided
And the 2nd seems onesided too, just the other way. :)

posted 2 hours ago

But aren't NA Trials tomorrow? Or you meant the SA ones? In which case eh, yes the South American T2 scene is in a bad spot. :(

posted 5 hours ago

Yep totally agree the "in-game" ads are totally fine, but again it's just me, grumpy old dude who quit watching TV years ago due to the amount of ads he was bombared with. :D

posted 7 hours ago

Well byebye chances to get to Contenders for NOS. :(
GG Shu!

posted 8 hours ago

Yes primarily that, but also a personal feeling (meaning I didn't really count the minutes hehe) that desk time and what can generally be listed under "Overtalk" was way less than past season, and instead replaced by ads and countdowns.

But again it's just me, I don't like ads, probably others do, so eh.

posted 8 hours ago

9PM Match PogChamp

posted 8 hours ago

By playing better than the other team's Brigitte?
Or maybe by playing Torb? :D

posted 8 hours ago

Unkoe underperforming, Zacharee not (yet?) at OWL level, Effect meh...
Honestly except for a couple of primal rages from OGE and Akm's Sombra on King's Row, not much to be hyped about Dallas.

posted 12 hours ago

And that's an issue, even if just for communication, but I honestly believe Tviq was one of the weak points of last year's Mayhem and he didn't impress me this first match either.

posted 13 hours ago

Nice match!
But damn the amount of breaks and ads...

posted 15 hours ago

I USED TO BASK IN THE SUN BlessRNG BUT NOW THERES AN ECLIPSE BlessRNG

posted 1 day ago

A wild Forsak3n appears in NOS for map 1. :O
Happy to have Eclipse back thou, the kid oozes potential.

posted 1 day ago

Vancouver is way too far

One of my worst "trip plans" was to drive a car from Toronto to Vancouver, alone, didn't expect to take so much time :D
(the positive part is, Canada is an amazing country)

posted 1 day ago

Also running a DPS on tank ain't really the best solution, and still they already looked better.

posted 1 day ago

Fusions landing some nice shatters, not sure it's enough to win, NYXL are imo way too strong for this Boston, but happy to see him perform well. :)

posted 1 day ago

They said he might not even play today for that reason.

posted 1 day ago

Let's go Phillie!

posted 1 day ago

Interesting how both teams while still playing GOATs play it "differently" than most contenders teams, mainly looking at how the use Zen ults way more proactively.

Btw Boombox giving troubles to Bdosin.

posted 1 day ago

Gotta feed those sponsors man. :(

posted 1 day ago

Eh after 200ish days it finally is back!
And a first map goes to Phillie, let's go Phillie!

posted 1 day ago

The very first part, about the pun for the FiatLux tag, is SO European. :)

I doubt many NA (even less Asian) guys would think of that, I mean it's true that Fiat bought Chrysler, but I don't see their cars in NA so directly bonded with the Fiat brand. :)

Besides, I'm not much into Twitter tags, but I believe it was used countless times in Italy already, and for various reasons.

posted 2 days ago

Rare Flag back to EU! PogChamp

posted 3 days ago

If I understood corectly HSL will get a 4-0 win. :(

Also every future match ion this season vs CIS Hope will be a 4-0 win, a pity 3 teams already played against them and won't benefit from this very sad disband.

posted 3 days ago

There's always something that leaves me perplexed about these initiatives, and mind you I'm past 40 so yes grew up with no internet, but what has "television" to offer to OW (the game and its scene, not Activision/Blizzard as a company) in the current age?

Viewership? What's the target age for an esport, how many of the people inside that target age do actually watch "TV" and not Twitch or any other form of online media platform?

I'm not complaining, in the end OW is their toy, they can rightfully do with it whatever they prefer, and I know money talks, and that TV rights are still worth a ton of money, but where is all that money going?

Would be nice to see part of it (even just a fraction could be enough) go to really invest in the T2 and T3 scenes around the globe...

posted 3 days ago

I...
These guys have been styiling all over Contenders for months and months, a real pity an huge candle watching them disband. :(

Please someone pick them all up as a team or individuals, some of these guys are OWL material.

posted 4 days ago

Recorded OW, best OW...
A pity they couldn't broadcast these games live this weekend, instead of the meme OWL games, but eh.

posted 5 days ago

Meanwhile SA Trials are on and nobody's casting them... :/

posted 6 days ago

ResidentSleeper MEME GAME ResidentSleeper MEME GAME ResidentSleeper

posted 1 week ago

GGs, let's go NOS!
Thebigone popping off on Ashe and very consistent on Zarya.
Also, ecLipse is nuts, bright future ahead.

posted 1 week ago

I'm still amazed at how none of these guys has been picked into OWL, yes this season wasn't very likely (they are not Koreans), but in season 1 a LOT of worse players made into the league.

Whatever the reason is, it's always great to watch them play!

posted 1 week ago

It's starting! Well at least the "pre season". :)

So now ZP and Chanmanv are considered streamers? I mean they were both casting, commenting and analyzing OW when Koreans were still losing all matches VS European teams...

posted 1 week ago

Eh the "issue" is that instead of bringing in the duo ZP was part of (with Hex) they decided they HAD TO bring in Semmler.

I hope he has improved a lot during the break, as even at the end of S1, even thou if slightly improved was by far the worst of the casters.

Wolf and Achillios are good, what I mean by "budget version" is that their style of casting, probably due to the fact both duos come from LOL, is very similar, with Monte and Doa thou being slightly better.

posted 1 week ago

Bren and Sideshow are good, but the complete lack of pro experience on the desk is bad imo.

The league has already announced that Reinforce will be one such guest.

Eh this sounds like pandering after all the ruckus when they dropped him, but I could be wrong.

Good for Wolf and Achillios, even thou they always sounded to me like the budget version of Monte and Doa.

Also still no ZP and that's the worst part.

posted 1 week ago

Another great match, as close as the first one, despite the different ending.
GG Both and let's go SMS!!

posted 2 weeks ago

Well, as much as I love Caspere, watching Hqrdest play Zarya at the Assembly tournament made me... Hqrdest.
Again welcome to Italy Hqrdest!

posted 2 weeks ago

Let's go duuuude! :)

posted 2 weeks ago

Note: do NOT bring Hqrdest to Hollywood, a grav every single fight (both won and lost ones)

posted 2 weeks ago

Great match, let's hope the final will be even better!

posted 2 weeks ago

Holy friggin... Hqrdest charging gravs like 1 every single fight. :O

posted 2 weeks ago

What the... lul. :D

posted 2 weeks ago

They are investing a lot, and not just into OW, but also other esport scenes, but I think probably the fee to get an OWL spot is a bit too high to commit to?

posted 2 weeks ago

Yep totally agree.

A local team should have at least a couple of players from its nation (if from the same area/state even better but that's more difficult), then go mixed roster.

This even more so for Academy teams which as the name implies should be considered academies, not B teams just to win the lower Tier league.

posted 2 weeks ago

And here he is, welcome to Bergamo - Italy Hqrdest!

posted 2 weeks ago

Agree, from a skill perspective I wouldn't rate Hqrdest way higer than Caspere.

From a personal point of view I'd say I'd prefer my home team (literally) to be as varied as possible, more EU than let's say IT or FR or whatever other nationality.

I strongly believe that mutlinational teams (not just in esports and sports), if properly handled are the best.

posted 2 weeks ago

Samsung Morning Stars: gaming house and players paid

I know for sure they also have the team house, it's about 2/3 kms from the gaming house, but I believe they are about to provide apartments closer to the gaming house.

posted 2 weeks ago

That would be great, the dude has always been a beast and I bet Pipou would love him here.

posted 2 weeks ago

Both happy and sad.
Good to have another properly paid team in Contenders EU.
Bad this means one less spot in Contenders for non OWL orgs, and considering already like it is EU is the only region in which only 1 team from OD goes to the trials...

posted 2 weeks ago
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