The Rivalry Cooldown
013 Almost NONE of the Systemic Issues Have Been Addressed ft Zfreek& Nahaz

013 Almost NONE of the Systemic Issues Have Been Addressed ft Zfreek& Nahaz

September 19, 2019

013 Almost NONE of the Systemic Issues Have Been Addressed ft Zfreek& Nahaz

On this episode, we take a look at TI, OG as repeat champions, and try to understand what exactly will happen with the DPC moving forward. We usually spend a lot of time talking about what players want, so we thought we would have Zak (Zfreek) come on and give us ACTUAL insights about what pros want!

012 International Insights ft. KBBQ, V1lat, & D2Bowie

012 International Insights ft. KBBQ, V1lat, & D2Bowie

August 14, 2019

12 International Insights ft. KBBQ, V1lat, & D2Bowie

On this episode, we did things a little bit differently, and took a look at past episodes and interviews to get an International insight into different aspects of scenes we don't know as much about - specifically China, CIS, and SA. Excerpts from the experts help us navigate different questions for each region, and prepare us to tune into the largest tournament Dota has seen to date.

011 Fixing T2 Dota: It’s Simple Math ft. V1lat & Nahaz

011 Fixing T2 Dota: It’s Simple Math ft. V1lat & Nahaz

August 6, 2019

011 Fixing T2 Dota: It's Simple Math ft. V1lat & Nahaz

Take a breather, refresh, and join us on the Rivalry Cooldown, where we give you the current topics in esports from the experts.

On this episode, we take a look at the DPC as a whole - asking both if the system got the right teams to TI and if the system rewarded teams effectively for their performance throughout the year. From there, we discuss how to address Tier 2 Dota, reward TOs, reintroduce revenue streams, and check in with an expert (V1lat) on what a big tournament NOT in your native language will be like.

If you liked the show, please consider leaving a comment or review and share with anyone who might be interested! Let's make sure people keep talking about how to improve the game we all love.

010 FaZeUp? How About Lawyer Up ft. SirScoots & Nahaz

010 FaZeUp? How About Lawyer Up ft. SirScoots & Nahaz

May 23, 2019

010: FaZeUp? How About Lawyer Up ft. SirScoots & Nahaz

Take a breather, refresh, and join us on the Rivalry Cooldown, where we give you the current topics in esports from the experts.

This week we dive into the lovely world of esports contracts! Denial not paying their players, Tfue and the FaZe situation, Dota 2 tournament's and their laundry list of payment issues - we have it all! SirScoots work with the Players Association and Nahaz's professional and esports experience make them the perfect duo to dive in on the issues facing players in the rapidly expanding world of esports, where no one wants to leave money on the table.

009 Dota Pro Circuit AMA “We are a smarter Community” ft. KBBQ & Nahaz

009 Dota Pro Circuit AMA “We are a smarter Community” ft. KBBQ & Nahaz

May 17, 2019

009: Dota Pro Circuit AMA "We are a smarter Community" ft. KBBQ & Nahaz

Let's start with PPD's Twitter! And then move on to Jack & Nahaz answering any and all Dota Pro Circuit questions as we continue the DPC discussion from our previous episode of the Rivalry Cooldown. This was live streamed on Twitch with questions sourced from chat and Reddit. 

008 Everything Wrong with the DPC ft. KBBQ & Nahaz

008 Everything Wrong with the DPC ft. KBBQ & Nahaz

May 5, 2019

008: Everything Wrong with the DPC ft. KBBQ & Nahaz

Take a breather, relax, recharge, and join us on The Rivalry Cooldown, where we give you an unfiltered view on the current topics in esports from the experts.
On this week's episode, we go over EVERYTHING about the DPC - past systems, current, and the future. What works? What doesn't? What would Jack's dream DPC be?

007 Valve makes A LOT OF MONEY outside of Dota ft. Richard Lewis & Nahaz

007 Valve makes A LOT OF MONEY outside of Dota ft. Richard Lewis & Nahaz

April 24, 2019

007: Valve makes A LOT OF MONEY outside of Dota ft. Richard Lewis & Nahaz

Take a Breather, Recharge, and join us on The Rivalry Cooldown, where we give you an unfiltered view on the current topics in esports from the experts.
We pick up where we left off on the last episode with diving right into eventual market corrects in esports, potential advantages and drawbacks of the CoD franchise, possibility of Valve franchising, and eviscerating Artifact for a while.

006 Predatory Practices in Corporations 101 ft. Nahaz & Richard Lewis

006 Predatory Practices in Corporations 101 ft. Nahaz & Richard Lewis

April 17, 2019

006: The Rivalry Cooldown - Predatory Practices in Corporations 101 ft. Nahaz & Richard Lewis

Take a Breather, Recharge, and join us on The Rivalry Cooldown, where we give you an unfiltered view on the current topics in esports from the experts.

We discuss the potential impacts of Article 13, Twitch aren't the friendly guys in purple hoodies you think they are, loot boxes, problems with Anthem, EA layoffs, and the incredibly ineptitude of esports CEOs to have good PR.

005 Developer Disaster Returns ft. Nahaz, Richard Lewis, Sajedene, and Slasher

005 Developer Disaster Returns ft. Nahaz, Richard Lewis, Sajedene, and Slasher

February 15, 2019

005: The Rivalry Cooldown: Developer Disaster Returns ft. Nahaz, Richard Lewis, Sajedene, and Slasher

Take a Breather, Recharge, and join us on The Rivalry Cooldown, where we give you an unfiltered view on the current topics in esports from the experts.

For this episode we have esports journalists Richard Lewis and Slasher, economist and Dota 2 analyst Nahaz, and event organizer/player and talent manager/streamer Sajedene BACK to discuss our favorite topic - develop disasters. This time we take a look at OWL "pre-season", the Blizzard/Activision layoffs, and the astounding success of EA's Apex and their unusual launch style.

 

Let's dive in. 

004 Power Dynamics ft. Richard Lewis, Nahaz, Sajedene, and Slasher

004 Power Dynamics ft. Richard Lewis, Nahaz, Sajedene, and Slasher

February 15, 2019

004: The Rivalry Cooldown: Power Dynamics ft. Richard Lewis, Nahaz, Sajedene, and Slasher

 

Take a Breather, Recharge, and join us on The Rivalry Cooldown, where we give you an unfiltered view on the current topics in esports from the experts.

For this episode we have esports journalists Richard Lewis and Slasher, economist and Dota 2 analyst Nahaz, and event organizer/player and talent manager/streamer Sajedene to discuss power dynamics in esports, lack of incentives for speaking up, and the destructive nature of social media. 

 

Let's dive in.