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Features and Profiles:

Playing Video Games Is a Full-Time Job for This Twitch Streamer

In this article, I interviewed a popular Hearthstone streamer on, Jeffrey “Trump” Shih, about how he makes a living streaming video games, and the monumental and explosive success of the popular streaming platform that has grown to be one of the most used websites daily.

Inaugural ‘Girls Make Games’ Summer Camps Fight Industry’s Gender Gap

At a time when major tech companies revealed their diversity issues, I profiled a summer camp that sought to close the gender gap in the gaming industry.

The Campaign for Same-Sex Representation in a Nintendo Game

When Nintendo didn’t include the ability for same-sex relationships in its Nintendo 3DS game Tomodachi Life, I profiled one Nintendo fan’s creation and attempt to fight for same-sex representation in a simulated life video game.

How a YouTube Documentary Gave New Life to a Nintendo Classic

While the party game turned hardcore fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Melee, always hosted a vibrant and passionate community, it wasn’t until one documentarian released a series of YouTube videos profiling the major names that the Super Smash Bros. Melee scene took off. I took a look at why this may be.

Inside the Secret World of Competitive Pokémon

What many believe to be just a beloved childhood video game is also a complicated, chess-like game of strategy and mind games. In this piece, I profiled three competitive Pokemon players and their love of the game.


How One Video Game Became a Million-Dollar Professional Sport

In this piece, I featured and explained Riot Games’ League of Legends Championship Series — a professional sports league akin to the NFL or NBA, a huge milestone in the eSports scene.

‘Twitch-speak’: A Guide to the Secret Emoji Language of Gamers

On the streaming platform, Twitch, streamers and viewers communicate in an emoticon language. For Mashable, I profiled and explained the inner workings of the Twitch chat and the emoticons that have become more than just silly icons.

The Video Game Tournament Turning Winners Into Millionaires

After months of fan and player contribution, my profile on Dota 2 eSports’ largest international tournament took a look at and explained why 16 professional gaming teams were going to compete for more than $10.5 million dollars — the largest prize pool in eSports history.

Editorials and Analysis:

The search for Cloud 9

How Wildturtle got his groove back

In this piece, I analyzed the performance of Jason “WildTurtle” Tran, a professional gamer for one of the most popular teams in the League of Legends scene, Team Solomid. While always known for being inconsistent, I argued that in the beginning of the 2015 LCS season, he’s shown a remarkable improvement as the team has begun to rely on him more to win.

Manchester United: Hard Times at Storied Soccer Club

With the first three weeks of the English Premier League finished, Manchester United, one of soccer’s most well-known names, did not perform as they are typically wont to do. In my profile of the team, I answer what might be leading to the Red Devils’ shaky season opener.

“‘Game of Thrones’ Controversy: Did HBO Cut a Fan Favorite From Season 5?”

In light of the Game of Thrones casting news for the upcoming fifth season, I took a look at why a fan-favorite character was notably absent, and what David Benioff and D.B. Weiss could possibly be up to.

The World Cup Finals: It All Comes Down to This

Following a month of covering the World Cup daily as a part of Mashable’s coverage team, I analyzed what Germany and Argentina would have to do to win it all in Brazil.

Life After Tim Howard: Who Will Stand Tall for Team USA in 2018?

In a World Cup that had captured the attention and hearts of American fans like never before, I explained what was next for veteran goalkeeper and national hero, Tim Howard, after Team USA’s exit in the round of 16.

How a Week-Long Game of Pokémon Became a War of Religion
As the cultural phenomenon that was Twitch Plays Pokemon raged on, I wrote this piece to explain some of the weird ways the community playthrough of a Pokémon classic became a study of religion, culture, and war.

Lists, Quizzes, Viral Content:

17 Times Mario Party Has Ruined Your Friendships

The 10 Best World Cup Goals So Far

As the Group Stages of the 2014 World Cup came to an end, I ranked the top 10 goals of the tournament in all their GIF glory.