EGLX 2019 in Pictures

The Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo is the largest video gaming convention in Canada. Though the event has been taking place for a few years now, this was my first time attending. Here’s an assortment of pictures and a recap of what we experienced!

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Street Fighter Week | My Story as a Competitive Street Fighter Player

Street Fighter Week continues! Though this story was sort of told in real time over the years, here’s a consolidated story of my rise (and fall) in the world of competitive Street Fighter!


There was a time when I thought the world of competitive¬†Street Fighter didn’t extend beyond the bounds of local arcades. For a long time, I fancied myself as being savvy in Street Fighter II, as I could perform any of the game’s special moves on command and I could beat my friends. I didn’t think there was anything more to learn.

Boy, was I wrong.

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Last Second Shots, Own Goals, and John Legend Round Out This Mix of Rocket League Highlights

This ball teetering on the goal line at the lest second had us at the edge of our seats! Click through for a few more highlights from the Boss Rush Rocket League session!
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Rocket League on the Nintendo Switch Review

First released on the PC and PlayStation 4 in 2015, Rocket League has been a breakout hit. Beyond being a best-seller on every platform its been on, this vehicular soccer game has found a second wind as an eSports title. With the title showing no signs of slowing down, it blasts onto the Nintendo Switch with cross-platform play and some Nintendo exclusive cars.

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Does ARMS Have a Future in eSports?

In the silver age of fighting games that we currently live in, eSports has become a key factor in the success of every game in the market. From having thousands of players compete in Street Fighter every year at EVO, to a niche game like Skullgirls maintaining its scene with smaller-scale events, to the millions of viewers who tune in through streams, the eSports aspect of fighting games keeps them relevant long after launch. With ARMS having been out for a few months now, let’s discuss whether this game has what it takes to thrive in the world of eSports.

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Playing Video Games for Fun vs. Playing Video Games for Sport

I am a lifelong video game fan. I’m also a fan of playing fighting games at a competitive level. While both paths allow me to enjoy video games, they diverge in very different ways. Playing video games for fun usually means playing lots of different types of video games. Playing games for sport generally requires you to focus on playing one game until you have hit a certain level of mastery. It’s very hard to do both.

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Taking a Break from Competitive Fighting Game Playing

I’ve been on the competitive fighting game front for over 3 years now. In that span, I’ve poured in hundreds of hours into the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 series, and over 1,000 hours in the Street Fighter IV series. The fruits of that labour include me still being the #1 ranked Rose in Canada on the leaderboards, me being the #1 ranked Cammy in Canada at one point, and three good showings at major fighting game tournaments. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, and I don’t regret any of it

With that said, I think it’s time to chill out for a bit.

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