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David Kaucic

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Vid’s Winter Break Games

With finals week here in full swing and the month-long winter break coming not soon enough, my mind is already turning away from the pain of final exams and turning toward how best to squander the month of freedom I get. And as I am a gamer, my first thought…
David Kaucic
December 11, 2018
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Sooner Extra Life!

Extra Life: Most everyone has heard of it, but not many people actually know what it’s about. What is Extra Life, and why is it so important to the Esports Association at OU? Extra Life, a charity movement started in 2008 to help the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals, is…
David Kaucic
October 29, 2018
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Gaming Disorder: Hot Topic or Overreaction?

The World Health Organization released their 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) on Monday, June 18, and there’s been a lot of talk about one of the newest classifications: gaming disorder. Characterized by addictive symptoms while not relying on a chemical substance, gaming disorder is being considered…
David Kaucic
July 5, 2018
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Where the Girls At?

Despite the title, this article is going to be a little more serious than normal. I’m going to try to tackle and explain the massive gender diversity gap in esports and gaming from my perspective. I don’t mean to fully explain anything, and I don’t mean to be universal in…
David Kaucic
June 4, 2018
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Hearthstone Patches: What Do They Mean?

A few days ago, Blizzard released balance patch notes for Hearthstone, noting changes that are intended to go live after the Hearthstone Championship Tour playoffs end. This came as a surprise to most Hearthstone players, seeing as the last major balance patch had only come three months earlier. Blizzard’s last…
David Kaucic
May 18, 2018
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Rocket League – Just Soccer With Cars?

Everyone dreads that question from their parent or relative: “What’s that game you’re playing?” It’s almost impossible to answer, especially to our out-of-touch Baby Boomer parents whose last video game was Ms. Pac-Man. Some games have it easier. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have an easy time saying “We’re counter-terrorists and…
David Kaucic
May 14, 2018
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My #Gamesstruck4

What’s my #Gamesstruck4? Well, I’m glad you asked. If you can’t tell from the thumbnail, my four most influential games from my childhood are; Starcraft: Brood War, Pokemon Emerald, Maplestory, and League of Legends. And since this isn’t just a Twitter post, I can actually get into the nitty-gritty of why…
David Kaucic
May 7, 2018
Event CoverageUncategorized

MSI Predictions and Power Rankings

It’s that time of the year again, and Riot Games’ Mid-Season Invitational is fast approaching. This year marks a new age for North America: Team Liquid is representing the region at MSI, taking the place usually occupied by Team SoloMid and (one time) Counter Logic Gaming. Across the Atlantic, an…
David Kaucic
April 30, 2018
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Toxicity and You

Let’s face it: whether it was an attack Torbjorn, a BM’ing Quest Mage in your last game before rank 5, or a Singed support who spent more time dead than in lane, we’ve all been tilted. And every time it happens, you want to grab that keyboard and lay into…
David Kaucic
April 23, 2018
News

The Fair Play Alliance, or Why the League of Nations Failed

According to a recent article by Kotaku, Riot Games and Blizzard/Activision have joined a massive team of game developers who are concerned with the problem of toxicity in esports. The Fair Play Alliance, containing Riot Games and Blizzard, as well as smaller developers such as Epic Games (the developers of…
David Kaucic
April 13, 2018