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Archive: September 2017

How to Get As Close As Possible to LAN Gaming Online

Some people might not be old enough to remember the days of carrying computers over to a friend’s house for a weekend of gaming and debauchery. Back then, planning for this kind of weekend meant simply asking, “Who’s bringing the ethernet cables?” and “Who’s bringing snacks?”. Sadly, the days of local gaming parties seem to […]

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Best and Worst Remakes in League of Legends History

For several years, the LCS has been the gold standard for consistency and excellence in eSports. With high-quality production and regularly scheduled games, we’ve almost started to take it for granted. Of course, eSports still depends on the vehicle of technology, and sometimes even live matches on stage are subject to problems. In this article […]

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CB Insights Article: 10 Early-Stage eSports Startups To Watch

September 15, 2017 eSports startups are transforming the way games are created, data is collected, and content is shared. eSports startups account for a large slice of funding to the broader gaming landscape, and have received significant investment and press coverage in recent years. We used the CB Insights platform to surface 10 notable, early-stage eSports startups developing technologies related to […]

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Overwatch Summer Games – Aug. 8-29: Analysis and Recap

Another year of Overwatch’s Summer Games has come and gone. This year, the event ran from August 8th-29th and was an overall hit. Lúcioball was brought back from the first Summer Games, but this time, with a few twists. The Summer Games also received new themed skins, much to Overwatch fans’ delight. Lúcioball Lúcioball was […]

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DoomFist: Impressions and Analysis

Doomfist is one of the most unlikely Heroes. He became a reality simply because he was too epic to ignore. He started out as merely a name, presented by Chris Metzen to the Overwatch team, along with a request for “villain names” to use in the new franchise. Blizzard used his name in the debut […]

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How to Fix Rubber-Banding in LoL + Overwatch

Even if you’ve never heard the term “rubber-banding” before, I’m sure you’ve seen it in a game. Let’s say you’re sprinting through the map as Soldier 76, navigating through tight corridors on Watchpoint: Gibraltar, and getting into position for a sick Tactical Visor. Just when you’re activating it, suddenly you snap back inside the ship, […]

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Cheddar Review: Software for Gamers With No Time to Waste

We spoke with @haste_esports, a software startup that seeks to reduce lag and buffering while gaming. #CheddarLIVE pic.twitter.com/86UhZkRCi5 — Cheddar (@cheddar) September 10, 2017 Watch the Cheddar interview with Adam Toll, CEO of Haste. Toll discusses how the Haste software seeks to end lag for consumers that are gaming or streaming video and much more. […]

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3 Reasons WiFi Is Killing Your Gaming Success

There’s nothing that ruins gaming more than lag. Whether you’re gunning down terrorists in Counter-Strike, trying to combo off with Gadgetzan Auctioneer in Hearthstone, or trying to all in with Riven in League of Legends, network problems can get in the way of your gaming success. If you’re new to PC gaming, you might not […]

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How to Optimize Your Network for Gaming

When you’re gaming, an optimized network is key to making sure your experience is as smooth as possible. There’s only so far you can go with hardware if your signal connecting you to the outside world decides to act up. Because electronics can be finicky, there are a million ways something can interfere. Network care […]

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Haste Plays Destiny 2 Beta: First Impressions

Bungie’s wildly anticipated Action-Role-Playing-First-Person-Shooter-Game Destiny 2 is coming to console players next week on September 6 2017, but PC players get to wait a little bit longer for the October 24 2017 release. The Destiny community just got a teaser with the Open Beta that ran from Aug 29 – Aug 31 (Pre-Orders had access […]

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