Press Play to Start: ‘Katamari Damacy’ reminds us of what makes esports so great

It’s finally the end of the semester. Who would’ve thought that we would make it this far? Looking back, there were so many uncertainties and obstacles we had to face. I am sure you, dear reader, also had your own hurdles to overcome. So be sure to pat yourself on the back for all that […]

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Press Play to Start: ‘Arcane’ shows Riot hasn’t stopped making League of Legends for everyone

Can you believe this semester is almost over? Everything flew by in such a flash. From returning to in-person instruction to the seemingly endless midterms, all of it feels like it happened just yesterday.  Of course, this doesn’t mean we are out of the woods just yet. After all, the end of classes just means […]

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Press Play to Start: The world of an esports commentator

For some reason, I’m in a nostalgic patch. Maybe it’s because my graduation is on the horizon, and now that we are back on campus, everything seems to remind me of my freshman year. Or maybe it’s because I bought a bunch of old games, and I’m currently dedicating all my free time to beating […]

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Press Play To Start: Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl shows who really has the power in esports

Now that we’re about halfway through our first in-person semester in a while, I feel compelled to say: I’m so happy we’re getting a fall break.  Was university life always this taxing? Did online classes put me out of shape? Regardless, I gladly welcome this four-day weekend. I can’t wait to just sit back and […]

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Press Play To Start: Moist Esports paves the way for a new form of pro-gaming

There is nothing like a midterm to knock me off my high horse. As I go from office hour to office hour, I’m forced to recognize the importance of fundamentals. If you don’t practice them from time to time, your entire knowledge about the field will fall apart (one look at my grades should serve […]

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Press Play To Start: What Twitch’s monopoly on streaming means for the future of content creators

It feels like classes started just yesterday. But it’s midway through September which means football season is now well underway.  Now, I won’t say that I understand the game better than some of my fellow sports columnists. I did only learn the rules of the game two years ago when I moved to the United […]

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Press Play to Start: What the emergence of “IRL” streams on Twitch means for gaming

We’re finally back on campus! Who would’ve thought that, after a year and a half, we would actually return to in-person instruction?  It’s not as if staying at home really impacted much of my job anyway. I am one of the few lucky sports columnists who still had something to write about during quarantine. After […]

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Press Play to Start: Ludwig’s subathon proves the power of feeling a sense of community

We finally made it to double digits! This is the 10th installment of my column and I couldn’t be more psyched up about it. Who would’ve thought that my ramblings would make it this far? Since I’m in the mood for special occasions, today’s column will be about a historical event that just happened on […]

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