Author: Shahen Melkonian

Shahen
About

Shahen Melkonian is a junior software developer with an insatiable need to give heavily opinionated and unsolicited perspectives on gaming in general with a particular addiction towards League of Legends’ esports scene. Having previously written for Umass Amherst’s Daily Collegian, he’s excited to put out discussion pieces about spicy controversies in the gameosphere, especially those having to do with the intersection of gaming and politics. 

My Posts

Shadowlands Releases

World of Warcraft Shadowlands: The Launch Experience

Did Blizzard recover from their mistakes playing, or fall even deeper into the trappings of poor DLC? Read on for my experience in-game.

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Game Reviews

World of Warcraft Classic

World of Warcraft Classic presents a barrier to entry that, if overcome, immerses players in a world beyond their wildest dreams.

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Golden Guardians Competitive

Golden Guardians Drops Entire Roster, Two Players Go to 100 Thieves

Monday night it was confirmed that Golden Guardians players Can “Closer” Celik, Tanner Damonte, Ian “FBI” Huang, and Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun would be leaving Golden …

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Competitive

“Ring the BeryL!”: DAMWON Gaming Become The World Champions of Season 10

It has been three years since Korea has managed to make its way back to finals, and much more amazingly, no team has been as …

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Competitive

Don’t Blink: How DAMWON Gaming vs. Suning will Boil Down

With the championship series once again rearing its head, the Worlds audience is ripe with speculation as to how the final series between the dominant …

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Competitive

Slowly, Gently, This is How a Series is Taken: DAMWON Gaming 3-0 DRX

Not every decisive victory comes in the form of a vicious and bloody stomp. Slowly, gently, that is how a series can be taken, allowing …

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Competitive

“Gods CAN bleed:” JDG defeats the undefeated DWG

As an English caster so elegantly put it, DAMWON Gaming (DWG) could bleed, and if they could bleed, they could be beaten. JD Gaming came …

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Competitive

In a Tense Match-up, Fnatic Pull The Rug Out From Under Gen.g

It’s not every day you see a Rakan support bringing the Summoner Spellbook rune while running exhaust and ignite as their primary summoners. It’s not …

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Strategy

STOP Drafting All AD into Malphite: How a League game can be won (or lost) from proactive knowledge

For most League players, the best way to climb and consistently win your games has generally stayed the same since the beginning: narrow your champion …

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Competitive

In Shocking Upset, MAD Lions Lose to Pasara Supermassive

In the contested best-of-five between SuperMassive (SUP) and the MAD Lions (MAD), the Wildcard SUP dropped their quite massive Malphite pick from Armut to crush the …

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