Hudsen Matthew Gromala
FPS fanatic and esports writer with over 5 years of experience, previously wrote for Teamfortress.tv, over.gg, and TeamViral. Open to freelance work.
Country: United States
Registered: June 7, 2020
Last post: September 18, 2022 at 3:37 PM
Posts: 265
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Very well played to LOUD. They deserve it.

Americas competition next year is gonna be STACKED

posted 1 week ago

legendary VLR forum moment

posted 1 week ago

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Also if we could upfrag articles I would've been one of the first people on this site to get 4 stars lol

Fun fact: on TFTV (one of VLR's sister sites) you can upfrag news articles

posted 2 weeks ago

it's a period that's more or less already started since a lot of teams don't have any VCT tournaments to play in until next year. Teams are trying out new people and forming new cores to play in weeklies/monthlies/one-off tournaments/etc

posted 1 month ago

when possible I actually try to not read the manga before watching the anime since the expectation of having everything in the story included in the final show makes me feel like I'm constantly judging it rather than watching it and seeing how much I enjoy the storyline in the anime, even if it's not completely true to the original storyline

posted 1 month ago

I've seen a lot of shows that are 9/10s and 10/10s but if I were to restrict it to 5 here are my picks

1) HxH
2) Vinland Saga
3) FMAB
4) Mob Psycho 100
5) Golden Kamuy

honorable mentions for this list could be 3-4 times as long there are a lot of good shows I've seen

posted 1 month ago

anything trying to do world record

posted 1 month ago

I'd imagine that RNG are at least interested but that's purely speculation on my part

posted 1 month ago

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posted 1 month ago

reporter and manager for Who Cars?

posted 1 month ago

from my limited knowledge of the korean scene, there aren't really that many acad rosters so the DRX acad announcement is a first

as for the flappy news, I'm honestly not sure

posted 1 month ago

I'll be sure to include it in next week's recap

posted 1 month ago

orgs put clear wording in announcement challenge: IMPOSSIBLE EDITION

updated

posted 1 month ago

W

posted 1 month ago

2 errors in 1 headline I'm off my game today

changed

posted 1 month ago

must've slipped by when I was doing a final check of everything

changed

posted 1 month ago

normally I don't put practice reports in because practice/scrimming with a team doesn't mean a deal is done but since "is likely joining (Acend)" was used, that justified it being included

posted 2 months ago

we're working on an article for that

posted 2 months ago

Sounds like they've got the ordering of these things backwards. The Overwatch League really proved to everyone that a top-down esports structure does not work, and basically ensures that the T2 scene gets turned into a wasteland where very few amazing up and coming talents rise to the top

Even something like "hey we liked how VRLs/VRCs worked in EMEA, so we're going to try and replicate it in the other regions" is better than nothing. I'm hopeful that things will still work out, but I'm not going to get my hopes completely up until something is actually announced

posted 2 months ago

On Riot's end, it allows them to partner with bigger brands and host bigger events, assuming it's done right

The biggest question mark is what's happening with the T2 and below scene since no insight (to my knowledge) has been given on what's the future going to be like for the orgs and rosters that don't make it into franchising. If Riot were to make regional leagues like what's in place in EMEA right now there'd be less panic and uncertainty, but there's really nothing to go off for the future, so people are assuming the worst

posted 2 months ago

He is, but what he said crossed a line of what's appropriate and what isn't.

posted 2 months ago

You've frequently pushed the boundaries of what's acceptable and what's unacceptable in what you post. The mods understand that you have very strong opinions about people like keznit, but when you say "karma :)" in response to him going to the hospital for something, you've crossed a line.

Discussion and banter is perfectly fine and welcome, but issues arise when you cross that line.

posted 2 months ago

From what I've learned, Monte and Thorin (and RLewis previously but he's not in the game anymore) are people whose advice/criticism should be almost always taken with a grain of salt and the core message of what they're saying should really be analyzed more than their dramatics that come after it, which is what people tend to hang on to than the core message.

His point that a lot of people are going to go back and play CS once the game releases on Source2? Quite valid. Does it mean that there's suddenly going to be a massive exodus of players like what people were saying about CS when Valorant came out? Unlikely in my opinion. Source2 for CS doesn't mean Valve suddenly overhauls everything in terms of cheaters, ranked ladder quality, the esports ecosystem in NA being in a poor state, etc.

If people play Valorant as their 'main' game, then they'll stick with it. If they want to go back to CS, that's their choice. All I see are people trying to stoke the flames of the CS vs Val argument because they think they've got something to prove when both titles are successful and enjoyable in their own right.

posted 2 months ago

there's no way this doesn't become a legendary thread

also buena suerte Onur y Leviatán en su proximo partido!

hopefully my subpar spanish grammar was correct there

posted 2 months ago

Happy birthday!

posted 2 months ago

I didn't include him in the final roster since he's technically inactive, but no shade was meant to be thrown by that lol

posted 2 months ago

supposedly it's Kanpeki according to Dot Esports but it hasn't been announced yet

posted 2 months ago

good catch

changed

posted 2 months ago

once we get a photo from Sentinels we will update it

posted 2 months ago

It's been a while since I've written three news stories in a day lol

It could increase further depending on what other news there is to write about

posted 2 months ago

I've been at my desk for over 15 hours doing writing related things and I didn't even get to work on News Almost Missed at all today

I feel like the embodiment of the pepeW emote right now

Thank you for the kind words though ❤

posted 3 months ago

become a full-time esports/video game journalist with notoriety similar to other big names currently out there

either that or join a game company like riot and help make an esports ecosystem that's sustainable and profitable for both orgs and the parent company

posted 3 months ago

Sorry this week's recap is a day late. I was out for most of the day yesterday but I did get to meet one of the other VLR writers :)

posted 3 months ago

changed

ty for pointing it out

posted 3 months ago

the fact that this evolved into a copypasta is hilarious LOL

posted 3 months ago

yeah we were a bit late getting started on this

there's been like nothing in the news for the past few days and it's been weird

posted 3 months ago

still in NA

posted 4 months ago
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