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Before getting into the actual text I want to clarify that this is my entry for the #smarterwithlenovo campaign from Lenovo.

Despite participating in the campaign I’m neither getting paid nor is Lenovo influencing anything I create under the motto “How technology makes your life better”. I’m merely using this as a platform to tell a story important to me and create awareness towards an important and current topic.

Got it? Perfect, now let’s get to the point.

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Sonicfox congratulates his friend and rival Goichi after losing the EVO 2019 DBZ Fighter Z Grandfinals. Copyright by Evo 2019.

In the midst of the peak of Fighting Game competition, another discussion around games and gun violence occured. I don’t have to address the fact that, we all play games. Kids, teenagers and adults play Video Games all over the world and the only country with constant gun violence problems is still America. Instead of debating what is right and wrong here, I think the best is to share some of my journey with Gaming and Esports through my life. …


Apesar de não morar no Brasil, esse final de semana eu vou votar. Não em quem eu gostaria, mas em quem eu infelizmente tenho que.
Mas quem sou eu para falar algo, né? Sou branco, privilegiado, classe média alta e ainda nem moro mais no país. Quem sou eu pra saber o que realmente está acontecendo no país? E de fato, eu realmente não sei, mas eu quero te contar o porquê eu estou votando MESMO assim e quero que você pense bem em quem você vai votar neste segundo turno.

Desde os 8 anos de idade eu moro na Alemanha. Por ser branco, todo mundo acha que eu sou russo, polonês ou qualquer outra coisa - menos Brasileiro. …


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Courtesy of Slingshot Esports

November 2017, the esports website Slingshot Esports has ceased operations.

A site I worked with for a long time as a freelancer in order to cover and write about European League of Legends. Slingshot was a site that invests in talent, it invested in people they thought it was worth investing. I wouldn’t be able to call it my job today without Slingshot offering me this opportunity.

Everybody needs a place to start like for me and many others, Slingshot was that place. Despite a lot of the community seeming to dislike it, the site was successful and valued quality before anything else. …


Eu decidi fazer um pequeno recap e uma curta análise já que não conseguirei fazer um vídeo sobre essa partida.

Para quem não assistiu à partida, antes de ler este artigo, vá assisti-la. Independente de severos erros e alguns problemas de draft, foi uma partida bem divertida.

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Day 2 Group Stage LoL Worlds 2017 — Riot Games

Vamos começar pelo draft. Não é necessário você ser um expert para saber que a SKT draftou completamente para o late game, enquanto a EDG respondeu isso focando com picks dominantes na lane/early game, mas com o preço de não ter um late game forte.

A ideia do draft da EDG era simples: snowballar o Lucian e dar um delay na única pessoa que poderia segurar o tempo necessário até o time da SKT crescer, a Orianna do Faker. …


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Todo mundo conhece, a gente parar de jogar o nosso jogo favorito por causa da faculdade, namorada, trabalho ou seja qual motivo, a gente para de jogar por um tempo, sempre tem um dia que bate aquela saudade e a gente volta a “spammar” a nossa querida SoloQ. Só que tem um grande problema nisso, a gente joga mal pra caramba. Disso segue uma frustração e a gente só pensa em uma coisa, parar de jogar novamente.

É normal a gente voltar a fazer uma atividade depois de uma longa pausa e a gente atuar bem longe de nossas expectativas. Podemos continuar espertos sobre a atividade mas as nossas mãos e o nosso corpo simplesmente não atuam assim como nós imaginamos. …


Olá Fãs do e-sports,

Ontem, no dia 8.03.2017 o que parecia ser uma quarta feira normal com a primeira semifinal do Primeiro Split de 2017 do Circuito Desafiante de League of Legends Brasileiro, tudo parecia ocorrer o normal e esperado. Só que durante essa primeira semifinal, na terceira partida da série entre INTZ Genesis e Iron Hawks, apareceram alguns problemas técnicos que não só incomodou a experiência do espectador, mas também influenciou negativamente durante a partida.

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De fato problemas técnicos como esses já aconteceram milhares de vezes, a IEM recentemente teve muitos problemas técnicos ou até na NA LCS uma Ult de MF não fez dano onde a Riot restaurou a jogada com um novo tool deles. Coisas assim não deveriam acontecer, mas infelizmente elas acontecem. …


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Semana passada a Ilha da Macacada Gaming anunciou uma parceria com a KaBuM E-sports, e com isso, desencadearam a entrada da organização para o Split de Verão do CBLoL 2017.

Nosso escritor, Alexandre “DrPuppet” Weber, teve a oportunidade de conversar com o diretor da equipe KaBuM Ilha da Macacada Gaming, André “Mrelic” Marden:

DrPuppet: Antes, a Ilha da Macacada era “só” um grupo no Facebook, e a ideia de um time nada mais eram do que um dos memes do grupo. Onde surgiu a ideia de vocês criarem a IDM Gaming?

Mrelic: Em fevereiro criamos a organização “IDM Gaming” pois simplesmente caiu a ficha de que já estava mais do que na hora de ingressarmos no meio do e-sports. Víamos muitos comentários no grupo, do tipo “Ja pensou a Ilha no CBLoL?”, …


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Esse ano o Mundial trouxe varias expectativas e surpresas.

Um time do Wildcard saindo da fase de Grupos, novamente o favorito da China falhando em passar das Quartas de Finais e o Favorito para levar o torneio novamente falhando contra o Nemesis deles.

Na sexta feira, dia 21 de Outubro, assistimos a melhor partida desse mundial até agora entre Rox Tigers vs SK Telekom.

Rox, que era o favorito do torneio até esse ponto, perdeu novamente para a SKT numa série, perdendo a chance de finalmente conseguir se consagrar como um dos melhores do mundo. …


My first year in Esports

I’m Alexandre “DrPuppet” Weber, 19 years old and I’m a Brazilian guy that lives in Germany for 10 years by now. In the following article I will share my stories and experiences of the past year I spent working in the E-Sports business. Also I will be sharing advices on how you can start and grow as a content creator and Coach in League of Legends and the general E-Sports scene.

The Beginning

I always wanted to do videos or give coaching lessons to newer players. I was not a Diamond Player, but I read, watched a lot of games and had a certainly good understanding of the game. In fact I loved every part of League of Legends and in general of E-Sports more than playing the game itself. Coming into the end of 2014, I decided to start content creation again and go all in into E-Sports when I wrote my Final Exams and had finished School. It was early December and we had a Project week in School and I was bored. So I decided to plan what kind of content I wanted to produce. Since I wanted to start studying Cinema one day, I came along the idea that doing video content of all kinds of stuff and having Journalism as a second option wasn’t a bad idea. So in the exact same moment I decided to interview the people that are not on the spotlight, this means Content Creators, Journalists, Coaches, etc. That lead to me just randomly tweeting to Thorin and ask him for an Interview. I need to be honest here, I only did two Interviews before that and they weren’t that great (I still have the Matt Demers interview on my Youtube Channel if you want to watch it), I literally didn’t have a clue what I was going to do, but I decided to give it a shot. And for my Luck (or not haha) he agreed to do the Interview and I was extremely excited about it, but also extremely nervous. I prepared some questions in a few days and went quite confident into the interview. I have to say I was inspired a lot by Thorin’s in depth interviews for the format “Behind The Scenes”. Besides me being extremely nervous and my camera deciding to stop working 5 minutes before the Interview was going to start and my Overlay being extremely amateur, I think I did ok for my first interview. I mean Thorin gave me a very solid feedback on what he liked and disliked about the interview and all I wanted was to do better next time. It was a great first experience only making me hungry for more. However I was forced into a break to write my final exams, so I couldn’t do as much content as I wished for a few months. …

About

Alexandre Weber Martins

League of Legends Coach & Freelance Content Creator/ Esports Consultant Currently living in Hamburg and studying to become a Filmmaker.

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