• Secretlab Endorser Series

    Sccc: Losing TI7 made us stronger

    It was a heartbreaking end to 2017’s The International (TI7), akin to the Dota 2 World Cup, for Song ‘Sccc’ Chun and his team Newbee. Having dominated the Upper Bracket—including wins over Evil Geniuses, Invictus Gaming and LGD.Forever Young—their winning run and hopes of repeating the team’s famous 2014 victory were cruelly ended by Team Liquid, who triumphed 3-0 in the Grand Final. A second-place finish and $3.95 million prize money takeaway made up as pretty decent consolation, but so narrowly missing out on the title was a bitter pill to swallow—Sccc’s forlorn reaction was clearly evident as his opponents paraded about the stadium. Yet Newbee left The International 2017…

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    DrLupo: My job is to entertain, give people a home on the Internet and make them smile

    A big heart, positive infectious energy and deadly split-second reflexes hardly make for a usual combination of attributes in gamers today, but they’re why Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo is fast becoming the next most popular streamer. If you haven’t already watched his zany gameplay (watch him lob and attach a grenade on himself and run into battle victory with it on Fortnite) mixed with his deep booming voice and deadpan expression, it means DrLupo’s 1.5 million followers, and probably more, have already beaten you to it. Just over a month ago, over 130,000 viewers were simultaneously tuned in to DrLupo’s Twitch channel watching him smash his opponents in Fortnite. And on…

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    iceiceice: How do I get better? I play and play and play

    We’re kicking off our Secretlab Endorsers Series with a feature on iceiceice, fresh from his Dota 2 Asian Championship triumph. Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page for more. It’s hard to take Daryl “iceiceice” Koh seriously. On one hand, he’s the Dota 2 offlane superstar and a key cog of the first Southeast Asian team to clinch a Dota 2 Major tournament. On the other, he’s infamous for trolling his teammates and fans; clear case-in-point: iceiceice’s Invoker Guide (start from 1:57). Yet for all his deadpan, whimsical theatrics, such as him pretending to detach his thumb right before a tournament match, the 27-year-old’s stock has never been higher.…