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CONTENTS SEP/OCT 2013

FEATURES 024 Getting The Formula Right:

A Look at eSports Competitive Infrastructure 048 Yellow Everybody, This Is Purge

We take you behind the mustache Dota 2’s leading strategy expert

EDITORIALS 008 It’s Not Me, It’s You

How to (politely) make it clear who the noob is

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036 LoL World Championship Review

Can Riot handle the hype? 044 The Matters of Building Riot’s Season 3 balance

asjustments

062 ‘Twas Not Luck, But Skill (Sometimes)

Dota 2 Trading: The Good, The Bad, and the Scams

048 Yellow Everybody, This Is Purge

COMMUNITY 012 High School Starleague Taking a look at the next

generation of StarCraft pros 058 What’s Next for LoL

Riot Executives reveal their future plans

GUIDEBOOK Good Luck Have Fun

014 Triple Barrel Bust  angSC analyzes hyperT aggressive Zerg v. Terran gameplay

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ON THE COVER

Illustration by Joey Everett


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