• MSI GTX 1050 GamingX 2G Review – BY RVGaming (Bangla)

    Welcome to the review of MSI GTX 1050 GamingX 2G. Watch the full video to get a chance at winning a Mafia III game key. More details about the card are given down below the video. product_5_20161013133135_57ff1c376a274
    • Graphics Processing Unit
      NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
    • Interface
      PCI Express x16 3.0
    • Boost / Base Core Clock
      1556 MHz / 1442 MHz (OC Mode) 1531 MHz / 1417 MHz (Gaming Mode) 1455 MHz / 1354 MHz (Silent Mode)
    • Memory Clock Speed
      7108 MHz (OC Mode)
    • 7008 MHz (Gaming Mode) 7008 MHz (Silent Mode)
    • Memory
      2GB GDDR5 (128-bit)
    • Output
      DisplayPort (Version 1.4) / HDMI (Version 2.0) / DL-DVI-D
    • HDCP Support
    • Power consumption
      75 W
    • Power connectors
      6-pin x 1
    • Recommended PSU
      300 W
    • Card Dimension(mm)
      229 x 131 x 39
    • Weight (Card / Package)
    • DirectX Version Support
    • OpenGL Version Support
    • Maximum Displays
    • Digital Maximum Resolution
      7680 x 4320
  • Vendetta retires, MTK fills the slot

    15578752_1180198248696508_8248589823410183441_n The exciting news is we have the newest fifth member that completes our CounterStrike Global Offensive rooster. His dedication to the game and in-game skills did not go unnoticed and we took him in for a trial period. His impact contributed to the team winning the latest LAN tournament hosted by Gamopot. Both the team and management thought that these five players have what it takes to bring more success to the team.
    With that being said, we welcome our fifth member to the biggest E-Sports team in Bangladesh, Mahi Abrar Amer aka 'MTK'! Welcome to the team MTK. We hope your dedication and hard work will not fade away and bring you success.
    14915517_10154703082832884_7572157072375349056_nThe slot 'MTK' will fill is of now officially retired Alif "Vendetta" Rahman . Vendetta is one of the founder members of our team and one of the recognizable figures in our gaming community. From Need For Speed to Counter Strike, he has certainly left his mark and constantly pushed the standard of performance. He has brought enormous glory for us and we, the Red Viperz family owe him heartfelt gratitude. Thank you for your service and we hope you do well with your life.
  • Bangladesh Gaming Expo Champions!

    Another good run from us at Bangladesh Gaming Expo but this time our CSGO team managed to bring home Champion's title after quite a long while! With that added, two of our FIFA players, Shawn "_Kai" Haque and Arafan "Shontu" Jani clinched the Winner and Runner's Up title! 15350689_10154824028147884_4947748429388973825_n   Shawn "_Kai" Haque FIFA 17 Champion Bangladesh Gaming Expo     15439750_10154824028197884_5177226238877797967_n     Arafan "Shontu" Jani Fifa 17 Runners Up Bangladesh Gaming Expo    


    CS:GO ROSTER (From Left) :-

    Towfiq Sadat 'sLiNK' Rahman

    Mahi 'MTK' Abrar Amer (Stand-In)

    Rakib 'vinc9nt' Uddin

    Saimon 'XplsnwOw-' Mehedi

    Mohammad 'CodE' Tanvir

  • Familiar faces, renewed spirit, RV Gaming presents new CS GO Team

    The-Black-Mamba-Super-dark-Crisp-Background-for-Website Today marks the day when RV Gaming returns to the competitive Counter-Strike Global Offensive scene, join us in celebrating the repatriation of Saimon "Xplsn" Mehedi and Weil "GHOST" Al-Nasib. Among all the available options, these two familiar names ticked the right boxes. We wanted to create a squad that sports the necessary experience and the hunger to grow as a team. Xplsn was a part of our previous CS GO roster and saw his fair share of success. Now he returns home with some new found experience and a greater appreciation for the organization. As for GHOST, he is a true veteran of the scene. Having spent time with a few different squads since his return in Bangladesh, we feel he will offer a lot to the team both in and out of the game. We are elated to have the opportunity to work with them again and have complete faith that they will do their best for the organization. In return, we commit to support the players in building their legacy towards greatness. Saimon "Xplsn" Mehedi on his return to RV Gaming: 565035_579935762022759_1976779582_n"I am back where I belong, this provides me a great deal of happiness as well as the motivation to grow not just as a player, but as a part of a team that sports the synergy required to get back to the top of the food chain. I am confident in the ability of the players around me and believe that this time my journey with RV Gaming will be a lot different 😉 !" 
      Team Owner, Shafiee “007’ Rahaman on the changes: 10473350_10152331453755143_8631429232260654259_n"Good to have the boys back home! I know what these players are capable of, I have seen them play for years and have faith that they will do everything necessary to take it to the next level. They represent the balance of experience and firepower that I was looking to achieve with our new CS GO rosters. Hopefully, the new journey will be our best one yet!"
      With these changes, we currently have: Saimon "Xplsn" Mehedi Mohammad "CodE" Tanvir Alif "Vendetta" Rahman Towfiq "sLiNK" Rahman Weil "GHOST" Al-Nasib Stay updated with our Facebook and Twitter page  
  • Celebrating the birth of an Avalanche in the racing scene

    992974_10201454661837805_1782293314_n Today we celebrate the birthday of Farhan 'Avalanche' Rashid Nabil, who is he you ask ? Well throughout the years , we have had many player come and go. But some stuck around and went on to build their career at the highest level possible in the region. He falls in the very shorty list of the latter. Avalanche started out in 2011 as an unknown person and then went on to become a recognizable figure in the competitive racing scene by breaking 24 World records in a single season. 1476458_10152024817357884_6809186_n That however was only the beginning as he later switched his main game to Need For Speed Most Wanted (The original one that had us all dream about Mia and gave us an arcade feel while keeping skill relevant) and went on a tear! Winning 8 notable tournaments and even challenging our very own Alif "Vendetta" Rahman, who is a legend in his own right at WCG multiple times. Some might argue that among all the people who tried to take away Vendetta's crown he was the one that came the closest. But that isn't the thing the only thing that made him stand out, Avalanche was always a very helpful person to all the newcomers. He would always be willing to give others time to help them grow and would never try to hold them back even if it meant that they would eventually catch up to him with that newfound knowledge. In a world where most successful gamers would grow an ego and keep others down, he took the better part and perhaps that for some people is a greater thing about him than just his raw skills as a player. Long story short, if there is ever a conversation about the best racing game players produced by our country, he would easily be one of them. So all the up and coming competitive players of our country today owe a lot of our progress to people like him. Happy Birthday Avalanche, the name really does make sense. You came out guns blazing, took out a load of glory with you and by the time you stopped we had all felt your value. GG WP mate.
  • Q&A with Joona “natu” Leppänen

    1422541968535 Today's interview is with a person who is often considered as one of the most important players in the Finnish Counter Strike scene, Joona "natu" Leppänen. With over 15 years of experience in the bag, Natu is easily one of the most experienced guys in the scene.  He has competed at the highest level of Counter Strike in both of the games major versions (1.6 and CS GO) and has had his fair share of success back in the day with teams like  Destination-Skyline, Four Kings and 69°N-28°E in 1.6 and of course 3dmax in Global Offensive. So naturally when I first heard the news that he has been signed by Ninjas in Pyjamas to lead the team as their new coach it came as a bit of a surprise and sparked a lot of questions. Fortunately I was able to get a Q&A session with him a few weeks later after he came back from Fragbite Masters Season 4 finals, where among many things we talked about his transformation from a player to a coach, NIP’s adaptability in the current Meta, CS GO’s return to IEM and Get_Rights impact as an IGL. So let’s get in full swing and see what he had to say! Zenith: So Natu you just came from Fragbite Masters Season 4 Finals, How did it go? Natu: I like doing casting and analyst gigs as it gives you a good possibility to brainstorm about the game from different angles. The only problem I think with the current concept of how these desks are ran is the lack of time and depth we can really go in to. Other than that, great experience and Fragbite are great people along with my colleagues at the event. Zenith: Do you think if EnvyUS also attended the tournament then the results would have been different? Because even though TSM have been FNATIC’s kryptonite, they haven’t faced EnvyUS that much in a BO3 series since reaching their new found peek. Natu:  Well don't own a magic eight ball so I can't really say for sure, but I do think TSM is a very strong team currently and they have found a flow in their play which is very hard to play against. Envy on the other hand has been struggling with finding their ways recently so I don't think it would have made a massive difference honestly. Zenith: How is the transition from a player to coach going for you? You have been playing at a competitive level since you were 16, so naturally it must have been a bit weird to be the guy in the sidelines for a change and work behind the scenes to make a team work. natu to coach Natu: I've been away from playing the game for a couple of years earlier so it wasn't something totally new to me. Of course as a gamer you would love to play until forever, but it was something I had mentally been preparing for. I like the people I currently work with so it has been mostly positive change. We have mutual respect and it has been a lot of learning the first couple of months about them and about where their comfort zone is. Zenith: How different is it watching matches as Coach, as opposed to a viewer and players perspective?  Also naturally when you analyze a match you will find flaws and mistakes, how do you deliver the criticism without sounding harsh? Natu: You look at small details, timings, communication, how do they play out situations and instinctively help one another out in small plays for example. In this level everyone has to be able to take negative criticism, but it has to be constructive obviously. There are plenty of ways of saying and showing things without “insulting” someone. It is basically similar to any other form of coaching or being a manager in business life. You just need to understand who takes criticism in what way. Zenith: So far how has your experience been as a coach? Do you think coaching, analyzing, casting etc. are now becoming a more viable career options for players after they retire? coaching importance Natu: Yeah, I think it is the future definitely. The differences between winning and losing are so small that you want to take every inch with you as you possibly can. Someone with the ability to see the whole picture and be able to showcase things and manage people well is definitely a plus for any team. In terms of casting it all depends on the personality and how comfortable you are in that situation. For myself I enjoy it and it's a fun way to stay intact with eSports. Zenith: Do you think the current Meta is part of the reason NIP is not doing as well as we expect them to do? Because while teams like FNATIC, TSM and EnvyUS are using the powerful pistols + Scouts combo to their full potential, NIP are failing to do the same and therefore maybe falling behind? foprce buy Natu: I don't believe it's that black and white. There are a ton of other flaws and things that I see as problems before any changes in Meta. Our biggest issue right now is to have everyone in the zone and feeling super comfortable when they play. When you have a natural flow things happen faster than you can snap your fingers. I think we are slowly getting that back and I see things progressing on the right way. It just isn't something that happens overnight and takes more time than most people may think Zenith: Since Get_Right has now taken up the role of an IGL in NIP, what you as a coach has observed to be different? GTR IGL Natu: As you probably know, Xizt took back that role again. But I must say GeT_RiGhT has some of the most deep knowledge and understanding of other teams out there. He also has an exceptional situational awareness which translates to his ability to be the kind of a lurker as he is. This also can be an asset when you lead a team. I think he can make some great mid-round calls but lacks the confidence as he hasn't got as much experience in the role, hence the switchback. Zenith: During the 1.6 era more Asian teams were involved with Counter Strike, however that is no longer the case with CS GO.  While there is a pretty good general fan base, the competitive scene in Asia comparably is far inferior to what Europe has right now. What do you think is the reason behind this? asian scene Natu: They haven't focused in CS: GO as much as the rest of the world has. As far as I know a lot of them have been playing another version of Counter-Strike which is targeted to the Asian market, and that cannot be good in terms of CS: GO’s development. I'm sure there is plenty of potential in Asia and who knows maybe in the coming year or so we will start to witness that. Zenith: As we all know recently Electronic Sports League announced that CS:GO will be featured in Intel Extreme Masters Season 10, which is kind of weird given that their excuse for not including it was the lack of interest in Southeast Asia and China in the game. Well that hasn’t changed much. So do you think it is safe to say that now they simply want a piece of the growing scene of CS GO, instead of genuinely believing it has the potential to be a great competitive game? Also do you think this changes anything for CS GO? Since there really is no other noticeable advantage to this instead of the name ‘IEM’. iem-katowice Natu: I would just say that I'm more worried about the oversaturation when it comes to the amount of content CS: GO currently has. It makes everything a huge blender for the fans and it makes scheduling impossible for the teams. At this point I'm sure many of the top tier teams are starting to be far more selective on what they participate in. It is without a doubt all about money when it comes to business – hence no one should be surprised any organization wanting to be a part of the Counter-Strike circuit right now. Zenith: What is your take on Skins and betting on CS GO?  We have a fair share of both haters and lovers of them in the scene, but it is undeniable that they are a crucial part of CS GO’s growth and also somewhat responsible for all the DDOS, match fixing etc. Natu: It's something I don't really care about too much. Skins are fine in itself I guess, I have some myself but I don't spend much time to it. Gambling should never be accessible for minors and that is my only big problem with skin betting currently.  DDOS ok yeah, that is a problem! But it has become a responsibility of the players to make sure they are protected from these kinds of acts by now. Zenith: Among lower tier teams are there any that you can see growing into a top tier one in the future? gplay performance Natu: This is a very hard one. I would like to give Gplay some credit for their hard work though, I don't think many really see them that high up in any rankings – but from what I've seen they are one of the most hard working teams out there and it's showing off. Zenith: After the whole NA match fixing incident and the shuffle that took place later, do you think they will be able to stabilize and be a threat to the EU teams once again? na scene Natu: Eventually, I suppose so. Once they have the necessary talent and have the ability to combine that talent into the right mixtures. I'm not saying there isn't talent in NA – because there is plenty of it. But it's more about finding players that mesh and work well together. That seems to be the problem they have right now. Zenith: Finally any parting words for the fans? Natu: Thanks to all the great NiP fans out there, it is very cool to see how much following this team has. Especially DreamHack was almost overwhelming with the local fans going bananas for team. Well that’s about it for this one guys, I would like to thank Natu once again for making time for this interview from his rather busy schedule now as a coach. You guys can give him a follow over at Twitter and Facebook , also make sure you tune into his stream via his Twitch channel, where he tries his best to interact with the fans.    
  • Farewell Interview with a Reaper fueled by passion

    There are only a handful of people in Bangladesh who have had success in the international Esports scene. One of them is our very own Aga Rafsan Chowdhury aka RVxReaper, who represented the country in the biggest stage in games like Warcraft 3 and StarCraft. So how did a Bangladeshi guy, who lacked a lot of resources went on to become a pro gamer? What made him the person he is today and why is he leaving the Esports scene despite his undying love for it? Let us find out. 945284_10152835066745475_1800310954_n Zenith: So Reaper, let’s start with the basic questions shall we? How did you get into gaming and when did you make the transition from a casual to a pro? Reaper: Well my earliest memory of getting in touch with a competitive game would actually be playing Unreal Tournament with my friends in a random gaming café. Even though I never played Unreal Tournament competitively at an international level, it was the game that first gave me the taste of what a competitive game can represent. Later on I started playing Warcraft 3 and due to being naturally good with games that involved micro, I was able to get a grip on it fairly easily and went on to playing it competitively at the highest level. Zenith: So in Warcraft 3, were you among the Elite players from the get go? Reaper: No, early on I was not among the strongest players and there were only a handful people who were actually capable of competing at a high level, which were Barish, Jishnu and Newaz. Zenith: So where did you come in? Since you were not among the Tier 1 players of our country, how did you catch up and eventually surpass all of them? Reaper: Well I would say that I started getting better after WCG 2008, ironically I was not planning to attend it that year but my friend executioner asked me to participate in the event and I was like oh what the hell, I will give it a shot. The first few matches went fairly smooth for me, I won them with relative ease until I faced GGAIM. Who surprised me with a tower rush, it was the first time I saw that tactic and it was the last time I ever lost a game in Bangladesh. It became the turning point for me where I realized that the skill gap between me and the actual pros were relatively big and I promised myself that I would comeback as a stronger player and as you guys know I went on to win the national championships for the next 2 years in a row. Zenith: Yeah, you went on to make quite a name for yourself from there. Competing with some of the best players in the world and consistency putting our country in the board for Esports. However like many Warcraft 3 players, you also transitioned to StarCraft. How did that happen? grubby for real 2 Reaper: Well I was traveling back to Bangladesh with other Warcraft 3 players and they were all discussing strats regarding StarCraft. The whole bus was buzzing with the hype of this new game that would become the face of Esports and I was looking really lost, until Grubby came to me and asked which race I was going to play. I replied to him saying that I was not yet serious about transitioning to StarCraft due to all the latency issues I would have to face in StarCraft from Bangladesh. Then Grubby asked me, Ok then! Which race should I play? And I was like, why on earth is a legend like him asking me this? I assumed he was being sarcastic so I answered ‘If you want to play, play Protoss’ and to my surprise he answered ‘All right fine, I will play Protoss’. So I asked him ‘Are you sure? Just because I said so? And he replied yeah Why not? I then replied that well in that case I will be using Terran, so I can stimpack into your army :D. Anyways after that conversation he actually started playing Protoss and did relatively well. Which in turn motivated me to also get into StarCraft, hence the transition later Zenith: Well . Later as time went by you got better at the game and had decent success, winning events like Bangladesh StarCraft Championship 2 and SteelSeries Weekend Warzone and making it as far as Quarter-Finals in StarCraft 2 Global Tournament etc. but despite all this success, I remember you going into a slump later on and telling me how it was a mix of arrogance and distraction that really bought down your performance, I would like to know more about that. So tell me what was this distraction and how did that turn into arrogance? dota addiction Reaper: Well this distraction was Dota! I think it is safe to say that Dota was the game that I loved the most and it was also the game that kept me from reaching my true potential in all other games. I could never really stop playing it due to the undying love I have for it and it took me a while to realize, but some games are simply not meant for you. As for arrogance, it also came from Dota, there was a time when I was giving Dota the highest priority and eventually got better at it. At that time I had this mentality where I used to think I was the best player in our country and the only guys capable of beating me were high level international players, which to some extend were true. But due to my arrogance I was not able to see others sneaking up on me and before I knew it , other players had caught up and unfortunately due to my arrogance or toxicity , I never managed to get a team where I would be able to hone my skills further. The result? I never made it far enough in Dota and in the process also threw away whatever motivation I had in other games. Zenith: Are you really saying that despite everything you got from Warcraft 3 and StarCraft, Dota always had the highest priority? Reaper: Yes I am, it is funny actually. Even when I was competing at important events I would not be able to control myself from playing Dota. I would always end up playing it more than the games I actually had potential towards Zenith: Okay, but you have to agree that StarCraft and Warcraft 3 gave you things Dota never could. You should have embraced them more seriously don’t you think? bd power Reaper: Yeah obviously, which in turn makes me feel bad about that fact that I never really gave them the importance I should have. If it weren’t for those games I would never have such great friends, fame and success. Zenith: What would you say were the biggest moments for you in the 2 major games that you played (excluding Dota of course) WCG NATIONAL Reaper: Well in WarCraft 3 my biggest win will always be the WCG National qualifiers, because that allowed me to do everything else that followed. Internationally my most cherished win would be vs Bly in ZOTAC quarterfinals. As for StarCraft I think it would have to be ‘SteelSeries Weekend Warzone’, because in that event I was underestimated greatly, since I was just a Diamond instead of Grandmaster. So winning that meant a lot to me, as I was able to prove to the world that ranks do not properly define a players skills. Though later I was able to make Grandmasters with 250 ping from Bangladesh on EU servers, which meant a great deal to me. Zenith: But later on you decided that it is time for you to leave StarCraft and tried your hand at HearthStone, things didn’t go your way and later you decided to retire from gaming. What happened exactly and what made you take this decision? keep-calm-and-enjoy-retirement-3 Reaper: Well honestly the answer behind leaving StarCraft is frustration, one entire season I was rank 1 masters. Later when I resumed playing the next season I went on a relatively high win streak with a score of 64-12 and despite that I was not being promoted. Do not know why that happened, because if the standard ELO system was followed I should have been promoted. So that frustrated me a lot and I decided well this is it for me, Blizzard doesn’t like me or something: p! And I simply quit playing StarCraft. Obviously I later tried playing Hearthstone but things didn’t quite work out and some personal problems started to show up at the same time, so I decided that this is it for me and gaming. As much as I love the game it is time to accept that every good thing come to an end. Zenith: Well fair enough, it is your decision and I respect that you recognized what needed to be done. However since you spent such a long time in Esports and followed so many different games, I would like to know which players inspired you to keep pushing so others can also embody the fire that you had for competitive gaming Reaper: Well in no particular order I would like to name 2 players from each game I follow, these players have all equally inspired me and I think they are legends who can inspire anyone who has a love for competitive gaming. MOON FOR REAL Warcraft 3 – PyrodynamicsGrubby and Moon StarCraft – Startalebomber Counter Strike – Carn League of Legends – Bjergsen Street Fighter 4 – Daigo Umehara Zenith: Let’s talk about players from Bangladesh, which players in our country do you think can carry our local Esports scene to an international level one day ? Reaper: Well there is obviously Ayman, Closer and Davin for Dota 2, for Counter Strike it would have to be Xntric and Saimon , for Fifa it would have to be Ontu and Akash. For Hearthstone it would have to be you and Frozen. So these are my picks for people who have the potential to push the Esports scene of our country to a higher level. Zenith: Ok finally, is there any parting words you would like to leave to the friends, fans and the community in general? Reaper: Well RV Gaming is obviously like family to me, no matter what happens I will always cheer them on and expect great things from them. So yeah no matter what happens RV Gaming will always have my undying love because they dared to think of the Esports scene and push it in a way that no other organization would. Also I have some excelled friends that I would like to give a shootouts to, these guys are Galib, Shateel, Pyrodynamicx, Tamim, Farhad and Rana from Evolution. As for the community in general I would like to say that there are more conflicts among ourselves than I would like, we should act as one and help each other grow if we ever want to see ourselves competing with the giants. At this point the gap is way too big between us and the international scene in most games, so please guys do not hate each other and try to help each other out. So I hope even our rivals such as Void, Evolution Gaming and others can coexist together and help the scene grow. More power to Esports!
  • Interview with Razer Xian

    Often regarded as the best Gen player in the world, Ho Kun Xian aka ‘Razer Xian’ is without a doubt one of the best Street Fighter players in the current era. Despite starting out as a Dhalsim player, Xian received the most attention due to his amazing Gen which won him the Evolution 2013 championship. Since then Xian has become one of the most consistent players in all of Street Fighter 4, by constantly adapting to the changes and always staying ahead of the competition due to his mastery of many characters. I was able to have a little Q&A session with him after he came back from his vacation, where among many things we discussed about his infamous Dhalsim counter pick at Capcom Cup, the influence of negativity from the fans and the prize pool bonus this year from Capcom. XTRXPggt Zenith: So Xian, you just came from a vacation on recently. How did it go? RZR XIAN: Finally a vacation without any Street Fighter! It’s different, but feels good once in a while to just stay away from all the competition for a change. Zenith: Let’s talk about the evolution of of your career, as I pointed out in my article about Capcom Cup the very first memory of me watching you was at 2010’s Autocity Brawl, where you used your rather unique Dhalsim against Chuckey’s Viper. Before that I did not see much of you, things obviously went into high gear for you later on. But when did you really start playing Street Fighter with a competitive mindset and come to the point where you are now? RZR Xian: Actually I had a competitive mind set since the day I started playing! My aim was always to win and get better, it’s just that it was harder for me to travel back then. Which is why I was not able to attend as many events as I would have liked. Zenith: Now that you have become a rather successful and famous player in the world of fighting games how do you keep the balance between your personal and professional life? RZR Xian: It was definitely hard but not impossible, with some planning I was able to adjust. That being said I actually traveled less in 2014 compared to my previous years. However I plan to once again start travelling more for events in 2015. Zenith: Tell us about your training routine, how do you keep up with the evolving meta of Street Fighter? It went from being dominated by Vortex characters like Akuma to favoring more explosive characters that can do massive damage in one hit like Evil Ryu. 22_xiangen RZR XIAN: Well for me the big difference was that I started playing more sub character since my main got nerf really bad, but my training style didn't change that much. All I did was practice at tough cookie with different Singapore players, which helped me keep up with the changes. Zenith: After winning EVO you went into bit of a slump where you were struggling to win events and of course there was that infamous 10-0 against Daigo. Did you just decide to take it easy after winning EVO or did the other players simply start overwhelming you? fixed RZR Xian: I actually stopped playing for about a month after winning EVO, I felt like I have finally earned the ultimate victory. But later realize that it was a huge mistake as I was completely overwhelmed at that period of time by other players and ended up losing a lot too. Zenith: What are your thoughts on EL Fuerte in this version? Obviously Pepeday is an amazing player and before his run at TGS no one really appreciated the character. But what do you think about the character In general? Because players like iPeru, Zeny53, Gipie and even Poongko used to play him before, but none of them achieved the same level of success. 07_fuerte100 RZR Xian: Well personally I think Q bomb is the reason Pepeday is so successful in USF4. The way he uses the Q bomb is so amazing and it truly sets him apart from the others and contributes greatly to his success with EL Fuerte. Zenith: You obviously a ended many events overseas and had your fair share of jetlag, how much does Jetlag really affect a player? The most extreme example would probably be the hell that Luffy had to go through during Canada Cup, would you say that affected his performance greatly? RZR Xian: I think the affects of jetlag differs from player to player, for my case it doesn't affect me anymore. Zenith: Who do you think is the most underrated player in Street Fighter? RZR XIAN: I would say it is Razer Tacky! Zenith: How would you rank GEN in this version? RZR XIAN: Gen used to be very weak in 1.01 version, but in 1.04 I’d rate him as a mid-tier character. Zenith: Your very own ‘Razer RZR XIAN’s Academy’ regularly holds an open tournaments that does not require any entry fees, this gives new players a chance to showcase their skill and test how much they have improved. Do you think the same approach would work on other countries where competitive fighting games are not taken seriously? 1962728_4036939257567_1360674396_n RZR XIAN: I feel like that the ‘no entry fees’ method should work anywhere! Also I put $50 out just hoping to attract more people who are willing to get into competitive fighting games and wish to level up. Zenith: During Capcom Cup you counter picked Daigo with Dhalsim, which in my opinion was a brilliant strategy! You held back your secret pocket character and used it when it mattered the most. What I want to talk about here is the aftermath of that counter pick, the internet was flooded with hate posts. People were calling you cheap and were not giving you any credit for the win, it was just chaos c. How did you deal with all the negativity that was coming your way? And why did you think fans reacted the way they did? Was it because you did it against Daigo who is the most famous player in the world or do you think people simply do not appreciate counter picks? photo RZR Xian: Oh I wasn't affected at all by the negativity, it really didn't matter to me ! if anything really did bother me at Capcom Cup that would be my defeat at the hands of Momochi in the grand finals.
  • ESL ONE Katowice once again with $250,000 major for CS GO

    Electronic Sports League (ESL) have just announced that the next major event for CS GO sporting an impreesive prize pool of $250,000 will take place once again at ESL One Katowice during the Intel ESL Expo at the Spodek arena from March 12-15 ! Brace yourselves guys , greatness awaits !
  • Worlds 2015 to be held in Europe

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