Hudsen Matthew Gromala
Aspiring esports writer and FPS fanatic
Country: United States
Registered: June 7, 2020
Last post: September 16, 2021 at 12:12 PM
Posts: 67
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I remember the LATAM finals had really cool visuals in the studio it was held in. After that I wondered how Riot could one-up itself, and it's crazy how they've managed to pull this off. Hopefully Champions has a live crowd and similar visuals to this event because it'd make an already hype event that much better

posted 3 days ago

Correct. However, from my research Asuna hasn't been to an international event before

posted 1 week ago

It is! In the past we've gotten requests to cover the LATAM region a bit more but have only been able to do it in a very limited capacity. I'm able to read and write in Spanish but only at a basic level, unfortunately not to a point where I can write full articles yet though :/

However I've lately been catching small bits of games and have gravitated towards KRÜ partly because Klaus was one of my favorite players from the LATAM/SA Overwatch scene

posted 2 weeks ago

Taimou reads News Almost Missed? That's pretty cool

I also changed the wording to (hopefully) be a bit more accurate

posted 2 weeks ago

Thank you! These recap articles are fun to do but getting up to date on happenings in multiple regions around the world can be rather time consuming

posted 2 weeks ago

I swear my brain sees it one way but my fingers just type it another way at times

Also thank you!

posted 2 weeks ago

To sort of add on to this, Japan has had a very strong FGC scene, which has been helped by the fact that a lot of big fighting game esport titles are produced over there. I'm not that familiar with their history in FPS games, but I think the most recent attempt that was made (prior to the release of Valorant) at breaking into the Japanese market was Overwatch. It did okay but a lot of OW talents eventually left to play in other regions swapped games

People who are knowledgeable of Japanese presence in Crossfire (or another FPS title I didn't mention) may prove my point wrong, but I'm unfortunately not that familiar with Crossfire's history

posted 3 weeks ago

Oops. Fixed it

posted 3 weeks ago

Keep the classic free but have a 150-200 credit upgrade to unlock the right click

posted 3 weeks ago

They may be gone, but Brimstone Gaming will always be #1 in our hearts

posted 1 month ago

Time to revise my pickems

posted 1 month ago

I just realized that they didn't have enough circuit points to qualify even for LCQ, which I incorrectly stated previously

The last part was updated to accurately reflect their situation

posted 1 month ago

I'm about to be 0-4 in predictions if LG don't win this last map

Might as well see how many predictions I end up getting wrong at this rate

posted 1 month ago

I know I'm not the only one on the writing team that wishes an avalanche of team announcements didn't drop shortly before or the day of VCT

But that should be expected after so many teams (ones that attended and ones that missed out) made roster changes after Iceland

posted 2 months ago

I swear I had that right before publishing...

Fixed it

posted 2 months ago

Since Cloud is currently the only member of NAVI and because he's the primary subject of the article, I decided to make the title's country flag Russia's. That can change in the future depending on who joins though

posted 2 months ago

I've never been happier that my pickem bracket has been destroyed

posted 3 months ago

https://www.vlr.gg/pickem/6d664afd
I spent way too much time on this

posted 3 months ago

post stuff that gets upfragged, get stars

posted 4 months ago

I finished a final right before working on this...

posted 4 months ago

dicey is a possibility since he's not on the starting 100T roster

posted 6 months ago

Aproto got 22 kills in the first half of Split on Cypher

The definition of built different

posted 7 months ago

T

posted 8 months ago

I thought it'd be close but I didn't expect multiple overtime rounds on Haven

posted 9 months ago

ah shit forgot that ty

edited

posted 9 months ago

SEN 2-0 FaZe

Calling map 1 to be close (maybe 13-10) but I don't see SEN losing this

posted 9 months ago

Wish we had this matchup for the grand finals :/

posted 9 months ago

this has indeed aged very poorly

posted 9 months ago

this is aging very poorly

posted 9 months ago

My heart says 100T but my mind says TSM

TSM to win 3-2

posted 9 months ago

I have a model D and have really liked it. I also used the ec1b in the past and thought it was a fairly easy transition (the model D will feel slightly smaller than the ec1) but getting used to the weight will take some time and you might even have to adjust your sensitivity in game

Personally since mine is starting to wear down I'm waiting until the wireless model D comes out, but to my knowledge there hasn't been a confirmed release date for it

posted 10 months ago

So is there a reason why neither Drone nor Subroza haven't been on Phoenix this series? Have TSM been experimenting with a team comp without Phoenix so far? I haven't kept up with TSM's matches in the first few rounds of the tournament

posted 10 months ago

Wasn't there a rumor that the Breach changes were going to be to his fault line and aftershock? Wtf happened to those changes and why did a flash buff get patched in instead?

posted 10 months ago

did anyone else for a minute think Spyder/Sayaplayer was going to T1 KR rather than T1 NA when they saw the announcement? I can't be the only one that thought this

posted 10 months ago

Pretty sure ace isn't interested in pursuing competitive play anymore and just wants to be a streamer for NRG

posted 11 months ago

The CSGO player exodus continues

posted 11 months ago

nice

posted 11 months ago

+food or crashies next?

posted about a year ago

I wasn't really inferring that TSM needed to change anything. I was just echoing some (what I think are) bad opinions about the roster

The most likely teams I see steel going to are T1 and 100T currently, but it's possible steel goes to a team that hasn't been seen in a tournament for a while like RNG (or maybe even a new org that's entering valorant for the first time like EG, NRG, CLG, etc)

posted about a year ago

On the ESPN NA power rankings a few hours ago it was confirmed that steel wasn't going to C9

I can see him going to T1 but only if T1 is willing to send some of their players to other teams. Dignitas is also a possibility but that depends on if they're going to pass on shanks.
I think TSM is also a likely possibility but I honestly think reltuC and hazed are getting a bit of bad rep since that team already has Wardell, Subroza, and Drone, who are all incredible players

posted about a year ago

the one map I'm not actively watching the stream IMT rolls T1 smh

although some people see that result as expected

posted about a year ago

Both teams have a lot to prove but I'm going IMT 2-0 T1

posted about a year ago

Jesus TenZ nearly dropped 60 kills this series

posted about a year ago

I've been seeing a lot of the same "valorant frag movie" threads, so let's keep them and discussions about them in this thread

posted about a year ago
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