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47 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 39: Talking EVO 2017 with Chi-Rithy, and saying goodbye to Colin
This week Scrub League is turning up the hype meter for EVO. The world’s biggest fighting game tournament has announced a roster of eight games, including a special ninth spot that will be determined by fan vote. Will Marvel Vs Capcom 3 make it to its final EVO ever? Will the Killer Instinct community rise to the occasion and propel their game of choice into the spotlight? And speaking of KI – what exactly is going on with this supposed ban on “teabagging” (in-game taunting) at the Killer Instinct World Cup? It’s a confusing yarn that has the folks at KIWC looking like they're not even sure what they're saying. Hosts Colin, Kevin and Samantha chat with Chi-Rithy, arguably Canada’s best fighting game player, about all that and more. But that’s not all. Kevin breaks down the cloud of controversy surrounding the Genesis 4 Smash Bros. 4 event, and how the now infamous Smash Box did at that tournament this past weekend. And finally, on this 39th episode of Scrub League, host Colin McNeil drops a bomb: he’s leaving the podcast. Found out why, and what it means for the future of Scrub League by listening in.
51 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 38: The plight of casual SFV player, ergonomic health for gamers and more
Scrub League turns up the debate dial on this eclectic 38th episode. First, hosts Colin, Kevin and Samantha resurrect an old favourite topic after the World Electronic Sports Games in China: Olympic-style competition in esports. The WESG’s inarguable event might not have been perfect, but it could be a sign of things to come. Next it’s all about the future of streaming, as Sam discusses the fallout from YouTube’s acquisition of ESL English broadcasting rights, and why she likes YouTube more than Twitch. Fight fans should steel themselves for the next topic: A recent slew of stats released about Street Fighter V’s online scene by the folks at V-League. Colin goes off on the SFV match-making system, how tough it is in the bronze trenches for newcomers, and dissects a list of the most popular character in the game (why doesn’t anyone play Chun-Li!?). Finally, sit up straight and drop your shoulders. Kevin breaks down some health tips for both PC and console gamers courtesy of Dr. Caitlin McGee, a.k.a Lurkaderp (seriously).
50 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 37: Talking SMITE with Hi-Rez’s esports boss
Break out your high definition headphones, because this episode of Scrub League is.... Hi-Rez. Hosts Colin and Kevin chat with Dan McHugh, senior esports manager at the company behind SMITE and Paladins. You could call it a divine interview. Godlike, even. Dan takes the Scrubs through Hi-Rez's 2017 plans, explains why SMITE has such dedicated, passionate fans, and says last weekend's Hi-Rez expo was the best ever. Then it's on to the FGC as Colin gives props to SFV EVO champ Infiltration for sticking up for the casual Street Fighter player base. Kevin makes the case for speed running as an esport (no, seriously), and the boys round out the show by recapping the latest blow to Riot Games: the departure of Doa and Montecristo from the League of Legend scene.
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