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Every week, esports writers and professional journalists Andrew Groen and Rob Zacny bring you up to speed on the latest in competitive gaming, breaking down the week's most crucial news and events. Andrew and Rob help you you follow the world of esports—without making it a full-time job.

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Every week, esports writers and professional journalists Andrew Groen and Rob Zacny bring you up to speed on the latest in competitive gaming, breaking down the week's most crucial news and events. Andrew and Rob help you you follow the world of esports—without making it a full-time job.

    March 10, 2016: Between Katowice and Shanghai

    March 10, 2016: Between Katowice and Shanghai

    Rob and Andrew discuss the ESL CSGO tournament with Joe Wong, then discuss China's surprising slump on the MOBA front. Then, Rob and Andrew have to go, their planet needs them.

    • 41 min
    March 2, 2016: 2 Ass, 2 Spurious

    March 2, 2016: 2 Ass, 2 Spurious

    Rob and Andrew sift through the rubble of the Shanghai Major and try to understand how Valve got it so wrong. Plus, is Korean Dota here to stay, and who can make IEM Katowice exciting?

    • 31 min
    February 24, 2016: Heel Turn

    February 24, 2016: Heel Turn

    Rob and Andrew discuss Fnatic's embrace of the villain role in the ongoing drama of CSGO, plus Rob is called to account for his bad pre-season LCS predictions.

    • 43 min
    February 10, 2016: Overwatching a New Esport

    February 10, 2016: Overwatching a New Esport

    Rob and Andrew take a hopeful yet reserved look at the nascent Overwatch professional scene as some important new investment enters the young esport. They also ponder the necessity of individual celebrity star power in both League of Legends and Counter-Strike.

    • 32 min
    February 3, 2016: Not Like This

    February 3, 2016: Not Like This

    It's an upsetting week in esports for Rob and Andrew. Rob's favorite StarCraft player, Life, is in police custody, and it seems like half of pro League of Legends in suddenly ineligible to play. But at least Evil Geniuses Dota remain runners-up at a major tournament.

    • 39 min
    January 27, 2016: Pour Aiur

    January 27, 2016: Pour Aiur

    Andrew admits he was wrong about everything when it came to StarCraft at DreamHack Leipzig, but is happy with a resurgent European scene. Then Rob and Andrew appreciate the return of Brood War, and discuss Luminosity's slow, unsteady rise as a top Counter-Strike team.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

TomOtomanski ,

MOAR!!!

I heard about this podcast on the Idle Thumbs podcast and since I was getting back into playing Dota 2 I thought it would be a perfect match. I now feel like I'm missing out on everything because I'm not playing every single competitive esport these guys cover. Thanks for that... :(

Gregggggggg ,

Awesome Podcast!

Rob and Andrew do a great job detailing each week in eSports in a very professional way. If you're looking for a recap each week of the happenings in eSports, look no further!

Best eSports podcast out there. Download it!!

sclpls ,

The essential e-sports podcast

If you have any interest in keeping up with e-sports generally (as opposed to following just one obsessively) this is the podcast to listen to. It's fun, quick, and approachable so if you're worried about a show that goes too far out into the weeds don't fret, Rob and Andrew are great at keeping the conversation intelligible for a generalist audience.

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