Your Survival guide to Vrogos the Underlord (PORTFOLIO)

This article was written the day after Vrogos the Underlord was announced as a new Dota hero. In order to write the article, I watched several Warcraft 3 replays featuring Pit Lord & analyzed what worked best situationally. I also had to extrapolate a lot based on the current meta and make educated guesses to […]

9 Dota Mechanics You’ve Never Heard of (PORTFOLIO)

“Technically correct” is the best kind of correct. This article was a lot of fun to write and required a lot of investigating/verifying various forum rumors. I’ve always loved stats, mechanics, spreadsheets and analyzing what most people never think of when they play a game. My goal was to translate “boring” numbers & choices the […]

This Was Dota in 2002 : Part 1 of the MOBA Evolution (PORTFOLIO)

The following article was written for Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to continue this series. In preparation for this article, I did extensive research on the early Dota scene and analyzed how other games in the genre developed concurrently. I even went to the extent of located & reaching out to several community […]

Why I Adopted Rabbits – Facing Gain in Loss

Why adopting rabbits is the best choice I could’ve made. I think I was 4 years old when I first started begging my parents for a dog. I was relentless, in the way children are when they suddenly decide they need a MASSIVE and expensive lifestyle change and nothing else will satisfy them. To be […]

1k player actually 4k, punished by Valve with unusual teammates

In 2017, Walmart employee “MacroMan” was happy with his life. DotA 2 quickly became one of his favorite hobbies.In 2018, everything changed. After angering Valve employees by refusing to apply an expired coupon to a set of towels, MacroMan was unfairly targeted by an exploit in the matchmaking system allowing Valve to target specific players […]

Breaking News: Person In Planetside 2 Command Chat Isn’t Annoying

“I can’t believe people are still in Tumas.” A platoon leader shares in disgust after a 15 minute long passive aggressive rant blaming other squadron leaders for not packing up their fights and relocating to a location that cannot be captured. “I can’t believe it it’s not butter.” a WildCards member replies. In times like […]