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On the eve of Blizzcon, Taylor Cocke steps in for Andrew Groen to talk with Rob about the Korea vs. Korea League of Legends final, a new generation of Hearthstone stars, the final act of Heart of the Swarm StarCraft, and DreamHack Counter-Strike.
StarCraft, Hearthstone, League of Legends
Rob and Andrew encounter a StarCraft matchfixing scandal with a shocking lack of surprise and explain why, unless more bad news breaks, this isn't such a huge deal. Rob calls Prime the "Springtime for Hitler" of Progaming teams. Rob and Andrew appreciate the stylishness of an Origen victory in League of Legends but feel grim inevitability around SK Telecom, then try and understand Secret's secret as they bounce back from The International and win an MLG event.
StarCraft 2, Dota 2, League of Legends
Harsh truths are learned, bitter pills are swallowed as Rob and Andrew contemplate the aftermath of the StarCraft 2 Proleague season, and Taylor Cocke joins them to discuss the end of the dramatic League of Legends group stage. Finally, Andrew relishes in the oddities of SoCal Regionals and the beautiful balance of Street Fighter 4.
League of Legends, StarCraft, Street Fighter
It's time for Worlds 2015, where nobody knows anything and the Fate mocks every League of Legends prediction. James "Obscurica" Chen joins Rob and Andrew to discuss why this group stage has been so wild, and what happened to China's vaunted LoL scene. Meanwhile, Rob is mending from injuries sustained during the violent crash of the ByuL Hype Train in StarCraft 2's latest GSL season, but he still finds it in himself to grill Andrew about the Dota 2 tournament at ESL One.
League of Legends, StarCraft, Dota 2
Rob and Andrew gather after a hectic week of travel to revisit the latest chapter in perennial StarCraft underdog ByuL's amazing autumn, and discuss what they're looking forward to at League of Legend's World Championship.
StarCraft2, League of Legends
Cloud9 pour fuel on the flames of their Heroes of the Storm rivalry with Tempo Storm at the Heroes World Championship America Final in Las Vegas, and Rob and Andrew debate whether team drafts or in-game play determine victories. EnVyUs defeats Team SoloMid again in Counter-Strike at DreamHack: London, and Rob marvels at how every lucky break seemed to go Envy's way. Finally, the Job-like trials of ByuL continue in StarCraft as he loses the StarLeague final to herO in typically upsetting and heart-breaking fashion. Join Rob and Andrew as they savor the sweet agony of a great StarCraft player falling down against basic Protoss openings.
StarCraft 2, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm
Rob and Andrew use the ESL Counter-Strike tournament in Dubai to figure out what is happening in Counter-Strike beyond the shooting as Team Liquid's Joe Wong returns to explain the economic aspects of the game and how teams use map strategy. Then Andrew revels in the Fall Classic and Snake Eyez' triumphant Zangief before the conversation turns to the dramatic WCS season finale, and Rob explains how MarineLorD broke his spirit.
Rob and Andrew discuss the China Regional Qualifiers for League of Legends and the surprising fall of SK before they are visited by the Spirit of StarCraft and reminded why this was once the king of esports. Detailed discussion of the StarLeague semifinal between ByuL and TY, a check-in on Chinese League of Legends, and a look at what went wrong for SK Gaming's League of Legends team.
StarCraft 2, League of Legends
Rob and Andrew chat about Heroes of the Storm's big international tournament at PAX, then talk to The Score's Kelsey Moser to get caught up on the state of Chinese and Korean LoL. Also discussed: Cloud9's miracle LoL run at the Regional Finals, and KT's StarCraft 2 Proleague stand.
Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, StarCraft 2
Fnatic recapture Counter-Strike glory at ESL One Cologne while CLG finally get their League of Legends championship. Andrew is probably wrong about Rocket League.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Rocket League
This week, Andrew and Rob preview the ESL One Cologne CSGO tournament with special guest Joe Wong from Team Liquid, react in shock to Evil Geniuses' post-International roster switch, and enjoy a wild series from StarCraft's Jaedong.
Dota 2, CSGO, League of Legends, StarCraft 2
The International is over, but there's a lot of ground to cover in this extended post-event episode. Hosts Andrew Groen and Rob Zacny talk with Idle Thumbs' and Dota Today's Sean Vanaman about their big takeaways from the tournament. Then it's time for IEM StarCraft and another soO second-place, and a check-in with CS:GO.
Dota 2, StarCraft 2, League of Legends, CS:GO
Welcome to Esports Today! In our inaugural episode, hosts Andrew Groen and Rob Zacny discuss The International's group stage and what to expect from the main tournament. Then, they take a look at their favorites in the StarCraft II GSL Season 3 round of 32. Finally, some predictions for the League of Legends LCS quarterfinals, and the state of League heading into Worlds.
Games Discussed: Dota 2, StarCraft II, League of Legends