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Jun 8, 2020
S5 Episode 10 - BURNOUT (ft. Valorant, Esports Drops, Astralis)
On this week's episode the boys discuss Valorant's viewership after launch, play an Esports Genie around a hypothetical $50 Million Esports prize pool, unveil more facts about the Nick Mercs / 100T situation, and cover our ears to copyrighted Music as Twitch comes out singing with DMCA hits on every big streamer's clips. All this and more on another great ep - don't miss it!
Jun 1, 2020
S5 Episode 9 - CHECKMATE (ft. Valorant, Esports Genie, Zexrow)
On this week's episode the boys discuss Nate's birthday, the return of Valorant, and the colossal rise of Chess & Chess tournaments on Twitch. We also bring back the FAN FAVORITE "Esports Genie" to talk about players from the past before a KILLER Esports Stock Market.
May 24, 2020
S5 Episode 8 - THE CLIMB (ft. LUDWIG)
On this week's episode the boys are joined by friend of the pod and rising Twitch star Ludwig to discuss his meteoric rise as a content creator since last appearing on the pod in September. We also make fun of EG's new logo, kowtow to China's gaming overlords, put on Wigs to compete in CS:GO, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 3 min
May 18, 2020
S5 Episode 7 - TSM's doubleGRIFT (TSM, Valorant, CSGO)
On this week's episode the refs dive into the avalanche of TSM drama around Leena and Doublelift's relationship. Somehow Arby's comes up more than once in the discussion. They also take on the brewing war between CS:GO and Valorant, how Ninja made every other streamer millions without doing anything for Mixer, and try and find a way to talk about the Twitch Safety Council without getting cancelled. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
May 10, 2020
S5 Episode 6- THE OVER-BEING WATCHED LEAGUE (Sinatraa Valorant, Jatt TL, and more)
On this week's episode the refs drop a TAKEQUAKE that will make you shake about Overwatch League (not really), check-in on Plup's smurfing scandal in Smash Bros, celebrate the JATT SQUAD, and overall declare the end of society after playing Valorant solo queue. All this and more - it's a great ep, don't miss it!
Apr 27, 2020
S5 Episode 5 - THE GIRLFRIEND CURSE (TSM Doublelift, Valorant, Travis Scott Fortnite, and more)
On this week's episode the boys launch back in after Atrioc's birthday weekend off with a bunch of juicy League & Valorant news. Doublelift is taking his talents to TSM (where his girlfriend is President!), CS:GO readies a metaphorical AK-47 to fight back vs. Valorant, and Travis Scott single-handely proves that Fortnite esports are a waste of time. All this and more - it's a great ep, don't miss it!
Apr 13, 2020
S5 Episode 4 - BRIDGES ABLAZING' (Valorant, Twitch Drops, #RIPFortnite, and more)
On this week's episode of Esportsmanlike Conduct the boys cannot HELP but discuss Valorant, its domination of Twitch viewership using drops, and what that means for Mixer and Facebook. We also discuss Atrioc's Dad's esports gambling addiction, Stanz marathoning the American pie movies for some reason, Montecristo burning bridges with Overwatch League, the trending #RIPFortnite hashtag, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep - don't miss it.
Apr 5, 2020
S5 Episode 3 - VALOR-RANT
Riot's total conquest of the esports world has begun with a colossal 1,000,000+ concurrent Valorant viewership on a game which didn't even have a playable beta yet. Our refs discuss that, the lingering impact of COVID-19 on esports (and our personal sanity), the biggest esports blunder of all time, play the Esports Stock Market, and more! It's a great ep - don't miss it.
Mar 23, 2020
S5 Episode 2 - A Great Episode, Don't Miss It
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct we recap week two of sheltering in place, talk t-sports going esports, play a new game called Pog or Dog, and close it off with an Esports Stock Market.
Mar 16, 2020
S5 Episode 1 - PANDEMIC
In a time of chaos, the people cried out for one thing: HOT ESPORTS TAKES. In the official 2020 return of THE ESPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PODCAST, our heroes do their best to answer the call, covering everything from COVID19 shutting down every tournament, the birth and instant delay of the Smash World Tour, Blizzard's HUGE deal with YouTube, Dr. Disrespect and Pokimane signing multi-million dollar deals with Twitch, and a whole lot more.
Dec 23, 2019
S4 Episode 11 - GOLDEN WHISTLES (Our Annual Award Show + 2020 Predictions)
On this weeks episode the refs dont blow the whistle, they award it. Our Golden Whistles go out to the best (and worst) of esports in 2019 - including "Biggest Fuck Up", "Best Way to Piss Away Millions of Dollars in a Desperate Attempt to Recapture the Love of Your Son", "Org of the Year" and more. We also close the show by dropping knowledge bombs about what will happen in 2020. IT'S A GREAT YEAR - DON'T MISS IT!
Dec 16, 2019
S4 Episode 10 - DARTH GARFIELD (Game Awards, EG Logo, Twitch Stream Deals, and more)
On this weeks episode the boys are lightning round dropping takes on everything from LUPO, TIMTHETATMAN, and LIRIK's multimillion dollar Twitch deals, to The Game Awards, to Fortnite's Star Wars Event, to the Sri Lankan government picking up a Dota 2 team. It's a wild word of esports but we've got just the refs to keep it in check. AS ALWAYS: Its' a great ep - don't miss it!
Dec 9, 2019
S4 Episode 9 - IRON RANK T-SHIRT
Whistles are flying this week as the refs return from a 2 week hiatus with plenty of esports news to drop. Mango's winning birthday tourneys, CSGO teams are making bank, Dr. Disrespect is getting a TV Show, and a whole lot more. PLUS - we give spoiler free thoughts on the Mandalorian, play the Esports Stock Market, wonder what the hell "Team Nigma" were thinking, and more. Its' a great ep - don't miss it!
Nov 25, 2019
S4 Episode 8 - TWO GMS? (ft. Tafokints)
Special guest - and brand new LoL General Manager for CLG - Daniel "Tafokints" Lee joins us to BLOW THE WHISTLE on his journey from NASA to League GM (and part time poker influencer). We also talk all the drama in the League off-season, how Twitch is using ads to boost the viewership on its top creators, DisguisedToast going to Facebook, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 10 min
Nov 18, 2019
S4 Episode 7 - IRON FOX (ft. Fishstix for a Juked.GG Interview)
The World's Grand Finals have finished and the refs have some scorching takes on everything from gaming culture to possible G2 bias to what is coming next. PLUS: the meteoric ascent of Rick Fox from lowly iron pleb to exalted bronze king, a WINNING vs. CONTENT debate with MKLeo vs. Ludwig, and an excellent interview with Atrioc's old boss at Twitch FishStix who launched a new startup called Juked.GG! It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 7 min
Nov 5, 2019
S4 Episode 6 - THE STREAMING WARS 2: YOUTUBE'S REVENGE
The refs take a victory lap as their predictions on YouTube + Loaded come true with a HUGE pickup of CourageJD by YouTubeGaming. We also break down the truly game-changing results of the League Worlds Semifinals, cover Atrioc's trip to BlizzCon and what the boys think is coming for the company, and play the Esports Stock Market on everything from spitting on the EA logo to whiny gamer babies. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Oct 28, 2019
S4 Episode 5- THE STREAMING WARS
The Streaming Wars are heating up as Mixer picks up not one but two big Twitch streamers (Shroud and King Gothalion) to follow Ninja in bringing the battle to Twitch. The refs break down what this means, who the real winners are, and what's likely to come next. We also break down a CRAZY League Worlds Quarterfinals (complete with record setting viewership), reveal the stunning conclusion to the Rick Fox / Echo Fox fiasco, and play the Esports Stock Market on everything from AI that bans toxic players to Chance the Rapper. It's a great episode - don't miss it!
Oct 21, 2019
S4 Episode 4- ALL AMERICAN ESPORTS
F's in chat for North America, as Team Liquid becomes the final NA team to drop out of League Worlds. We've got hot takes on that, the remaining quarterfinals teams, and how the hell Blizzard bounces back from the war Riot's bringing to their doorstep with 3 new game announcements. Plus, we talk Hbox's 3 years on top of the Melee scene, investigate Rick Fox's new Esports TV show, and play the Esports Stock Market. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 2 min
Oct 14, 2019
S4 Episode 3 - FORTNITE IS GONE
All of Fortnite has dissapeared into a Black Hole - seriously - and people are either losing their minds or Flossing with glee. We've got takes on that, the absolute insanity of Echo Fox's apparently drug-fueled spiral, a RANKER of the new Call of Duty League team names, updates on League Worlds, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Oct 7, 2019
S4 Episode 2 - MANGO RISING
RETURN OF THE GOAT? Melee's fav favorite player made a miracle run to win Big House and people across the country started picking up gamecube controllers. Salaries are blazing through the roof in CS:GO as part of what we're calling the "CS:GOld Rush" to sign teams. Ninja and Tfue's tensions with each other heated up on Twitter... AND Rick Fox is in the middle of a web of lawsuits likely to bring the entire org crashing down around him. The refs are back from TwitchCon and have hot takes on ALL OF THIS and more. it's a great episode - don't miss it!
Sep 27, 2019
S4 Episode 1 - A NEW DAWN (ft. Ludwig)
The refs are back with whistles a'blazin for a new season of Esportsmanlike Conduct. We bring back 3x guest Ludwig Ahgren to discuss The Roast of Bobby Scar, TwitchCon predictions, and making $$$ as a growing streamer. But before that - we hit a BUNCH of hard hitting esports news, including a big move by EG to buy an LCS slot + CSGO team, Fortnite adding bots that are designed to lose to newbie players in ranked, and players using Twitter to get out of Esports contracts. AS ALWAYS - it's a great episode - so don't miss it!
1 hr 6 min
Sep 9, 2019
S3 Episode 40 - WE WERE WRONG (Apology Tour, Tfue Trios Drama, TSM Bust)
The EMLC Apology Tour begins as we look back at a LOT of predictions that turned out to be ... less than accurate, including Astralis's fall from grace, TSM's return to glory, and whether or not League would stay a top game. Atrioc also ran out of gas on a LA freeway at 2am: Is it performance art representing the esports bubble or just poor planning? You decide. All of that and more in another great episode - don't miss it!
Sep 3, 2019
S3 Episode 39 - STRIPES OVER CHECKS
Adidas has signed their first gamer! The boys discuss Ninja adding to his millions, the Nostalgia rush of WoW and Minecraft taking over Twitch, and the BRUTAL feeding frenzy for top CS:GO talent from a ton of esports teams lately. All that plus the Esports Stock Market and a whole lot more! It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Aug 25, 2019
S3 Episode 38 - DREAM LIQUID
The title is so much less sexual than it sounds. We talk about Team Liquid's monster weekend in NA LCS, TI, and Shine and uncontested spot as best competitive team, but ALSO blow the whistle on The Rock, break down a Leffen tweetstorm, golf clap for Hbox, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Aug 19, 2019
S3 Episode 37 - EVERYONE CAN WIN
The refs are back and talking about Fortnite's attention-grabbing blog stating they want "people of all skill levels to win". We also talk LCS finals, Stanz's stories from COD Champs, give Apex Legends a much-needed PR 101 Lesson, and play the Esports Stock Market. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Aug 12, 2019
S3 Episode 36 - NINJA vs. TWITCH
The Ninja Twitch beef is heating up and we've got whistles to blow on both sides. Echo Fox's woes continue as their $30 million sell deal with the Kroenkes falls apart at the last moment. AND popoffs abound at a star studded Super Smash Con. All this and more as the podcast makes a triumphant Monday return. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Aug 5, 2019
S3 Episode 35 - NINJA MIXES IT UP (Twitch/Mixer, XGames, Evo, TTfue Lawsuit)
On this week's episode the stakes have NEVER BEEN HIGHER. Ninja gets paid fat stacks go to Mixer and we think more streamers are to come, FaZe's empire strikes back with a multi million dollar lawsuit on Tfue, MKLeo proves he is true smash god with a reverse sweep in Evo Grand finals, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Jul 30, 2019
S3 Episode 34 - THE BUGHA MAN (Fortnite World Cup, Fox News Esports Fail, Varsity Girls Esports, and more)
EMERGENCY EPISODE STAR GOALS EP. A 16 year old kid won 3+ million playing Fortnite and we've got a LOT to say about it - and so, apparently, do boomers online & Fox News. We talk that, a brand n ew all-girls Varsity Esports team, China having its lowest amount of TI players ever, the HEIGHTS of Atrioc's TFT climb to Diamond 1, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Jul 26, 2019
S3 Episode 33 - THE FLOSS HEARD ROUND THE WORLD (Fortnite World Cop, OWL S3, Cheaters, and more)
THE RETURN! After two weeks in Miami dealing with Call of Duty nefarious plots at the highest level, Stanz is back w/ Atrioc and ready to blow the whistle on a whole new crop of esports news. This week we've got the biggest Fornite tournament in history, Echo Fox being forced out of the LCS, NiP not paying players, a new "Predictions" segment, and a whole lot more. We also open the episode with a dedication to Geoff "Incontrol" Robinson, an absolute icon and pioneer of esports who passed away recently. The pod episode remains a lighthearted / comedic take on esports, but we wanted to open with a sincere expression of sadness that we lost someone so important and iconic to the industry and was an inspiration to our hosts personally.
Jul 15, 2019
S3 Episode 32 - BUY KOREAN (OWL Stage 3, TFT, TL CSGO, and more)
S3 Episode 32 - BUY KOREAN (OWL Stage 3, TFT, TL CSGO, and more) On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct the boys blow the whistle on TFT, expose the hidden gameplan that took Shanghai Dragons from 0-40 to Stage 3 OWL Champions, dump praise on TeamLiquid's godlike CSGO roster, and a whole lot more. We also go full Gen Z and talk Tik Tok and Atrioc's obsession with Life360. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Jul 12, 2019
S3 Episode 31 - THE DROUGHT IS OVER (TL, TFT Rivals, OWL Comissioner, Optic Dying, and more)
On this weeks' Esportsmanlike Conduct the boys cover everything from Gamer Girl Bath Water to bubble bursting boomers. Whether its the American Mall, Ninja, or OWL's new commissioner - WEVE GOT A WHISTLE TO BLOW ON IT. As always, a great ep - miss it and you'll be cursed for a thousand generations.
Jul 1, 2019
S3 Episode 30 - TEAMFIGHT TIK TOKS
Men and women. Zoomers and boomers. Casuals and tryhards. No matter who you are - people are coming together to love Teamfight Tactics and we've got all the scoop on whether its gonna be worth its weight in gold (+ interest) as an esport. We also talk Rift Rivals results, HGOD's return at CEO, play the Esports Stock Market, and a whole lot more. Don't miss it!
Jun 28, 2019
S3 Episode 29 - THE BLIZZARD MELTDOWN
It's PANDEMONIUM at Blizzard HQ and our refs have some HOT tips on what's going on internally (hint: it's looking BAD) in Anaheim. We also talk Budweiser trying to weasel their way into becoming "The Official Beer of Esports", Teamliquid X Marvel, Teamfight Tactics killing it on Twitch, Wizzrobe gettin' signed, and MOST IMPORTATLY: Atrioc's Top Secret Mogul Sleep Routine. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Jun 21, 2019
S3 Episode 28 - NINJA'S BOOKS (Axe Winning Summit, TFT vs. Underlords, and more)
Hot episode after our week off - a ton has happened in Esports including a STUNNING Pikachu Major victory by Axe - the first in Melee's history - Ninja becoming a certified AUTHOR with a world-first 3 book deal for an esports star, Dota and League rivalry heating up in the war for the next AutoChess, and a HIGH STAKES Esports Stock Market. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Jun 14, 2019
S3 Episode 27 - JWITTZ VS. E3
Special guest JWITTZ (Nintendo Content Creator, Ex-Twitch Staff) joins us to talk all the wins and fails from this year's E3, what the hell is going on with Nintendo Esports, Doc streaming from a bathroom, and more. We also cover the brewing war between Valve and Riot over AutoChess clones & the continual collapse of OWL viewership. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 11 min
Jun 10, 2019
S3 Episode 26 - E3 Sports (Optic, LCS, Summit, E3)
It's official - The Immortals have purchased Optic Gaming IN FULL (LCS Slot, brand name, and all) - the refs drop some takequakes on this, Riot's new Esports Leadership, talk about EVERYTHING E3 and play the Esports Stock Market. It's a great ep- don't miss it!
1 hr 1 min
Jun 5, 2019
S3 Episode 25 - WIZZY ERA (Wizzrobe Interview, Fortnite World Cup Cheaters, Apex Legends reveals?)
On this episode of Esportsmanlike Conduct we get back to our melee roots and bring on the young Falcon hotness WIZZROBE for a tell-all interview on making history with his win at Smash & Splash 5 - we talk about his hunt for sponsors, who he idolizes, and a whole lot more. Very fun interview - we also talk about Hugs's surprise win at Dreamhack, Drephen's insane 12 year consistency, and of course play our favorite segment, Esports Stock Market with some fun Fortnite news, Tesla shorts, and a whole lot more. Don't miss it!
1 hr 2 min
May 31, 2019
S3 Episode 24 - GET FROTHY (100T, Optic, FaZe, Rick Fox, Wal-Mart Esports, and more)
Esports is dead. Long live CLOUT SPORTS - influencers are dominating the new power players in gaming and we've got hot takes on all the news coming out of LA's crazy money-based struggles & signings at FaZe, Optic, and 100T. We also cover Wal-Mart's new Esports Jerseys, Evil Geniuses new CEO, and Rick Fox being possibly the worst League of Legends player in the world. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
May 27, 2019
S3 Episode 23 - THE NANZER SHUFFLE (OWL, Gaming Disorder, CS Summit, Drake)
Nate Nazer is OUT at Overwatch League and our very own Nate Stanz(er) has some hot takes on it. Gaming disorder is now officially recognized by the World Health Organization and Twitter already stole all the best jokes on it. Amazon invents the next great esport to squeeze extra productivity out of their warehouse workers. The whistles are flying - all this and a lot more on this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct. Don't miss it!
May 24, 2019
S3 Episode 22 - RELEASE THE CONTRACT (Tfue vs. Faze, Esports Bubble, Mike Tyson, and more)
ESPORTS IS HITTIN' A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS WEEK.. We got Tfue vs FaZe heating up to the stratosphere with #ReleaseTheContract. We go over the contract live on air to determine if its as bad as he says (spoiler alert: it is) and give our take on the whole beef. Kotaku releases an article "exposing" the esports bubble, Mike Tyson announced a team, and KOTOR announced a movie. It's a hot week and we got takes on all of it. Don't miss it!
May 21, 2019
S3 Episode 20.5 - EMERGENCY EP (FaZe vs. Tfue)
The alarms are sounding and the boys needed to pull out the rare EMERGENCY EPISODE to discuss Monday's breaking news about Tfue suing FaZe Clan over an allegedly bad contract. The boys drop some takequakes, READ THE CONTRACT, and get to the bottom of who is in the right.
May 20, 2019
S3 Episode 20 - GAME OF ESPORTS (Mango GOML, MSI, GoT)
The refs coronate some new KINGS - from Mango taking back the crown in Melee to the West showing up Korea/China in League of Legends. We also talk kids speaking only in Twitch lingo, top player privilege, and get into a HEATED spoiler-filled GoT finale discussion at the end of the show. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
May 17, 2019
S3 Episode 19 - STAY WOKE (MSI, GOML, Sony + Microsoft)
Big ep for some big news. The League Mid-Season Invitational is down to 4 nations and (surprise) North America is the worst. Atrioc stokes Mango nation fever in our GOML predictions. Stanz is shaking hands and kissing babies in our new segment "Art of the Deal", and we call on OWL, Echo Fox, and Twitch Chat to "Stay Woke". It's a great ep - don't miss it!
May 13, 2019
S3 Episode 18 - THE FRANCHISE BOYS (Call of Duty League, MSI, OWL Stage 2)
The boys are pitching in $25 million of their personal cash to start a Call of Duty franchise - a TRULY wise esports investment if there ever was one. We also recap Korea getting dunked on at MSI, the surprising win by the Shock in OWL Stage 2, wonder what the hell Epic is thinking (again), and answer "THE BIG QUESTION" in a new segment. Its' a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 3 min
May 10, 2019
S3 Episode 17 - CHEESECAKE FACTORY (CWL London, Rick Fox, Immortals $30M)
The boys are BACK and the stars are GOLD. Stanz returns from merry old England with tales of mysterious far away cuisine and young English CoD chavs. We also talk the crazy Rick Fox investor drama, which gaming personality has the best genderbend snapchat, the #RiotWalkout, and more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 3 min
Apr 29, 2019
S3 Episode 16 - POWER OUTAGE (OWL Dallas, Fortnite WC, and more)
This week's Esportsmanlike Conduct is bigger and better - Texas Stye - in honor of the first regional OWL week in Dallas. We also drop some takequakes on Fortnite's insane viewership for the World Championship qualifiers, Wal-Mart and Ninja teaming up, cheating in Magic: The Gathering, and a whole lot more. (Including the return of Esports Stock Market!) It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Apr 26, 2019
S3 Episode 15 - CRABS IN THE BARREL (ft. Edwin Budding)
On this weeks' Esportsmanlike Conduct the refs are BACK from Atrioc's Birthday with a whole fresh batch of esports developments to blow the whistle on. From live crabs being thrown at the world's best Melee Player to Rick Fox leaving Echo Fox, there was plenty happening in the world of esports. We also bring on special guest EDWIN BUDDING (of our rival podcast Melee Stats) to talk about his new book THE BOOK OF MELEE. It's a great interview with some unique stories from the game's near 20 year history (plus the return of Mt. Rushmore!) It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 10 min
Apr 15, 2019
S3 Episode 14 -THE 100K BO5 (TSM vs TL, Fortnite World Cup, and more)
On this weeks' Esportsmanlike Conduct the boys get into a heated argument off the bat about Game of Thrones and taxes - before launching into discussion of the "GREATEST WEEKEND OF LEAGUE EVER". Did TSM choke? Is T1 the greatest team on the planet? Has Rick Fox been scammed again? Find out on this great ep - don't miss it!
Apr 12, 2019
S3 Episode 13: Video Game of Thrones (NBA 2K Fight, The Weekend, Disney+, and more)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct the refs cover a LOT of topics and the whistles don't stop blowing. From the first interesting thing to happen in the NBA 2K Esports League ever TO some crazy new business developments in team ownership TO what may be the most anticipated weekend of League of Legends in history - we cover it all with the TAKENADOS you'd expect. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Apr 8, 2019
S3 Episode 12 - GAMER CIVIL WAR (Epic vs. Stream, LCS Semifinals, Twitch Chat Sez, and more)
On this weeks' Esportsmanlike Conduct we grab our keyboards and join the GREAT CIVIL WAR that is tearing apart the PC Gamer community between Epic Games and Steam's storefronts fighting for dominance. We also recap the (partially) insane results of the LCS Semifinals, discuss the state of Fortnite and Farming Simulator esports, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Apr 5, 2019
S3 Episode 11 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR 2 (England vs. Fortnite, True Esports Stories, LCS Finals, and more)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct our refs become TRUE PATRIOTS in the fight against Prince Harry's slanderous remarks on Fortnite + Esports. We also lament the tragic loss of scam website Esports.com, give our big brain predictions on this weekend's LCS matches, and relive some true esports stories of our glory days vs. the pros. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Apr 1, 2019
S3 Episode 10 - Sportsmanlike Conduct (NFL, NBA, Browns, Sports)
On this week's Sportsmanlike Conduct our refs Mad Dog and Slapshot get down and dirty with the AFC West as our predictions for who will take home the coveted Larry O'Brien Trophy are tested in the fire of our FIREQUAKE segment. TOUCHDOWN LISTENERS - this episode is one any sports fan WONT WANT TO MISS.
Mar 29, 2019
S3 Episode 9 - BIGGER IN TEXAS Feat. Slime (GameStop Performance Center, Nadeshot's Cash Bonanza, Interview with Slime)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct special guest Slime (Creative Producer Beyond the Summit) tells us his BIZZARE journey into working full time in Esports and gives advice to people coming up in the scene. We also blow the whistle on Nadeshot's cash giveaway bonanza, talk about the fat stacks of your returned game money that GameStop is throwing around in Texas, and raise a glass of Ninja(TM) Red Bull to the rise of Magic Esports. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 10 min
Mar 25, 2019
S3 Episode 8 - PLAYOFF DREAMS
LCS Playoffs are set, and OWL Stage Playoffs have concluded. Our refs run through the hottest stories from both (SPOILER: KOREANS WIN) as well as the dominant run by Zain in Full Bloom Melee. Finally, we close the show by losing fat stacks of cash in the Esports Stock Market. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Mar 22, 2019
S3 Episode 7 - CAR GOALS (Artifact is dead, OWL Playoffs, Honda to TeamLiquid, and more)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct the boys pretend to be men and know anything about cars as we play a game to determine which Esports Brand matches which Car Brand... to mixed results. We also discuss the premature death of Artifact, Gen.G's miracle run in OWL, and Video Games kicking Movies ass. It's a great - don't miss it!
Mar 18, 2019
S3 Episode 6 - THE SECOND BLUR BUMP
Our young money esports bigshots are out and about this weekend, so we recorded a very special interview with Melee's The Crimson Blur about the best esports of all time, which players are Jedi and Sith, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 1 min
Mar 15, 2019
S3 Episode 5 - SAVE SHROUD
On this weeks' Esportsmanlike Conduct the nation is in a state of panic after Mr. 100K Subs himself got into a nasty scooter accident. We cover this national tragedy with all the detail and reverence it deserves, as well as dive into the brand new T1 Fortnite Roster (not quite Faker level), the return of Halo, Call of Duty's new $25 million dollar franchise spots, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep, don't miss it!
Mar 11, 2019
S3 Episode 4 - DEAD OR SLEEPING? (OWL, LCS, Ultimate Summit, and more)
On this weeks' Esportsmanlike Conduct we bring back our "Blow the Whistle" segment because Stanz is HEATED about Mafia at Smash Summit. We also recap the big winners (and losers) of the Spring in both OWL and LCS - which owners wasted their $ and which are riding high? Finally we wrap the show with a brand new segment called "DEAD OR SLEEPING" where we predict which iconic parts of esports' past will either make a comeback or stay dead forever. It's a great ep, don't miss it!
Mar 8, 2019
S3 Episode 3 - GUNS & TOILETS
More esports goodness coming at you. 100 Thieves, TSM, and Team Liquid all had some INTERESTING Roster swaps this weekend and we've got some takequakes on all 3, as well as patented pre-cap of the upcoming Smash Ultimate Summit. We also bring the heat in the Esports Stock Market with some news on Ninja, Astralis, a bullet-ridden monitor, our own fans, and more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
Mar 4, 2019
S3 Episode 2 - STAR GOALS (Featuring Ludwig)
THE RELEAUNCH CONTINUES! First time three time guest Ludwig Ahgren joins to talk quitting his job to become a full time streamer, the state of Smash, and more. We also cover Apex Legend's brain busting player #s, the Army's new Esports team, Astralis becoming the GOATs of CSGO, PR 101 and more. It's a great ep - don't miss it!
1 hr 2 min
Mar 1, 2019
S3 Episode 1 - RELAUNCH: BULL MARKET
It's a relaunch baby! (Complete with upgraded Aoki theme song) We're back and a whole hell of a lot has happened while we were away: Apex Legends took over the world, Mr Wizard stabbed Melee in the back, Meek Mill is building an esports team - and a whole lot more. The boys boy high, sell low, and flex their airpods in a great return to form that leaves Season 2 in the dust. Don't miss it!
1 hr 5 min
Feb 8, 2019
S2 Episode 4 - Genesis LEGENDS
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct the boys return from Genesis with stories abound - we discuss our behind the scenes struggles, the launch of the new FORTNITE KILLER Apex Legends, and reveal a hidden story from our unreleased SECRET EP. It's a great ep, don't miss it!
Jan 28, 2019
S2 Episode 3 - Penguin Boys (Genesis 6, LCS Week 1, NCAA Esports, and more)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct we're all Antarticans on this blessed day. We breakdown the big losers (and winners) of League of Legends's opening week, talk about a twin Fortnite player with an astonishing result in Australia, Buy High and Sell Low on the NCAA, Tweek, and more, and close out the show with a discussion of Leffen's crusade for better EU seeding at Genesis 6. It's a great ep, don't miss it!
Jan 25, 2019
S2 Episode 2 - Humanity is Doomed (Deepmind AI, Farming Simulator Esports, Team Liquid Honda)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct we toss our previous week's episode in the trash and go big - or should we say grow big - with a hard pivot into Farming Simulator 2018's new Esports league. We also talk Team Liquid's new Honda sponsorship, the coming wave of AI dominating Esports games, big upcoming events like Genesis and LCS, and a whole lot more. It's a great ep so don't miss it!
Jan 21, 2019
S2 Episode 1 - Crime Pays. (In V-Bucks)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct the REFS ARE BACK for a new season of blowing the whistle and buying high on everything going on Esports. To kick off the new year we take on Optic Gaming's $150 million dollar price tag, Walmart getting into Esports, what characters are popping in Smash Ultimate, and more. It's OF COURSE a great ep, so don't miss it!
1 hr 3 min
Dec 21, 2018
Episode 43 - Season Finale (PopDog, Best Guests of the Year, 2019 Esports Predictions)
On this HEARTWARMING season finale to Esportsmanlike Conduct Season 1 we recap the year of Esports highs and lows, including the founding of this very pod. We quake in fear at the Esports Emperor Alex Garfield and his new Death Star "PopDog", make a gentleman's bet on Smash Ultimate, build a Mt. Rushmore of the Best Guests in our 43 episodes, and more. It's a great ep, don't miss it!
1 hr 4 min
Dec 17, 2018
Episode 42 - THE BIG OOPSIE (Epic Games, RIP HoTS, Ninja on Fallon, and more)
On this weeks' Esportsmanlike Conduct the ESPORTS HOLIDAYS are in full swing.. Blizzard killed Heroes of the Storm by surprise overnight, Smash Ultimate's first tournament is won by a campy Snake, and Epic Games drops and removes an absolutely broken sword into a tournament in the span of a week. We blow the whistle on it all and drop some VERY CORRECT takes on the whole thing. It's a great ep, don't miss it!
Dec 7, 2018
Episode 41 - THE CRIMSON TAPES (feat. The Crimson Blur, Smash Ultimate, Video Game Awards, and more)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct we go all-in for the launch of SMASH ULTIMATE with an in-depth interview & GRILLING of the Don of Smash himself, The Crimson Blur. He pulls all the strings behind the scenes, and we pull HIS strings to get the truth on the future of competitive smash in 2019, his smelly feet, and more. We also riff on yesterday's THE GAME AWARDS with our own TRUE ESPORTS AWARDS like "Worst Esport of 2018", "Biggest Juke of the Year", and more. IT'S A TRULY FANTASTIC EP, SO DON'T MISS IT.
1 hr 10 min
Dec 3, 2018
Episode 40 - NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct we have to dig deep to find the hard hitting journalism our AWARD WINNING LISTENERS have come to expect. We get the dogs barking with an investigative PUPdate on DOTA2 and the American Esports Ponzi Scheme, blow the whistle on Finalmouse, introduce a new segment called "Esports Tweets of the Week", and of course play Hot or Not on everything from Melee hot takes to the new Norwegian national Esports team. It's a great ep, don'' miss it!
Nov 30, 2018
Episode 39 - #ESPORTSMYSTERY
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct we break the news on #EsportsMystery, call Fortnite either a bunch of sellouts OR partnership geniuses, do an investigative PUPdate (WOOF) on our previous Chinese Esports claims, and provide our STELLAR PR 101 services to the possible Ponzi scheme that is American Esports, LLC. It's also a Friday ep so you know the boys lose some money in the Esports Stock Market segment. It's a great ep, don't miss it!
1 hr 4 min
Nov 26, 2018
Episode 38 - The City of Esports (China, DotA Drama, LoL Rosters, TAKENADO)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct we go all-in on CHINA. A ton of esports news happened in the country, including a new esports city & and a controversial ban of some Dota 2 pros that we bring back the beloved PR 101 segment to help Valve solve. We also DIVE DEEP into the League of Legends off-season roster changes like Faker's brand new super team, TSM's dark horse pickup, and much more. Finally we close out the show with TWO BRAND NEW segments called TAKENADO and ESPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK that we think you are really gonna like. It's a great ep so DONT MISS IT.
1 hr 15 min
Nov 21, 2018
Episode 37 - THANKSGAMING (LoL Roster Swaps, H1Z1, Black Friday)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct, we celebrate a very special thanksgiving episode by hanging up our whistles and talking about things we are actually THANKFUL for in Esports. This includes a VERY spicy roster swap off-season in League of Legends, an investigative pupdate into the money burning H1Z1 pro league, and an entirely new BLACK FRIDAY STOCK CRASH where we crash or smash on the news of the day. Don't miss it!
1 hr 6 min
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 36 - GAMERS RISE UP (Summit 7, PR 101, Hot or Not)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct, we come together as gamers to RISE UP. What does that mean? We don't quite know - but we do know that Hungrybox has officially sealed his place as the #1 Melee player in the world at the Summit 7 (so we talk about that), and Valve's new esport game Artifact may have had a bumpy launch we have to blow the whistle on. We also introduce a BRAND NEW SEGMENT called PR 101 before bringing back the classic Hot or Not to close out the show. Don't miss it!
1 hr 15 min
Nov 16, 2018
Episode 35 - The Best Podcast Award (Esports Awards, The Mang0, Summit 7)
On this weeks' Esportsmanlike Conduct we trade the referee outfit for a tux as we get classy for the Esports Awards and break down who deserved AND DIDNT DESERVE to win an award. We also recap Atrioc's adventures at the Mang0 (mostly gambling nonstop), make our picks for The Summit 7, and play the Esports Stock Market (and the real Stock Market) to make some dirty money. It's a great ep, don't miss it!
1 hr 5 min
Nov 9, 2018
Episode 34 - Panda Pandering (OWL New Teams, K/DA, CS:GO Cheating, & more)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct, the refs enter a pandering vortex like they've never seen with the new Rick & Morty X Logic X Ninja stream. They also breakdown the 8 leaked new teams and logos for the Season 2 of the Overwatch League, follow-up pup on the K/DA League of Legends pop song, lose money in the Esports Stock Market, and more! Don't miss it.
1 hr 10 min
Nov 5, 2018
Episode 33: - THE ULTIMATE EPISODE
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct, the BOYS ARE BACK from two weeks of esports madness and they've got stories to tell. Worlds Finals, BlizzCon, TwitchCon (featuring some behind the scenes true esports stories), and GTX Melee all get covered along their insane results. The whistles also come out to play as we bring back the "Blow the Whistle" segment on some recent Fortnite and Wizzrobe news. It's the ultimate ep for the ultimate season of esports, so don't miss it.
1 hr 19 min
Oct 19, 2018
Episode 32 - Worlds Bracketology (Summit 7, Doritos Bowl, and more)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct, WORLDS HAS HIT THE BRACKET PHASE, which means its time to separate the good teams from the North American ones. Our refs discuss whether Cloud9 has a chance to make a run, who rigged the brackets at Riot, and more. We also recap all the antics for votes heading into Summit Season, Blow the Whistle on fitness, and introduce a new segment called "Shills Pay the Bills" to give honest breakdowns what new sponsors mean for esports. DON'T MISS IT
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 31 - New World Order (Feat. LoL Worlds and The Script)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct we lose our collective minds at the roller coaster that is the League of Legends World Championships, introduce a new segment called "Cooking with Copypasta", stall-shame Wizzrobe with our live reactions to the finals of The Script, Blow the Whistle on 2 iconic American Institutions, and lose fat stacks of cash in the Esports Stock Market. Don't miss it!
1 hr 2 min
Oct 12, 2018
Episode 30 - Korea Sucks (LoL Worlds, The Big House 8, Esports Bubble?)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct, Korea is in shambles after getting trounced by both Europe and China in the League Worlds Group Stage. We make fun of that, tell some behind the scenes stories from The Big House 8's Melee Bracket, Blow the Whistle on the Esports Bubble, and play Hot or Not on the news items of the week to round out the show. DON'T MISS IT.
1 hr 10 min
Oct 5, 2018
Episode 29 - Shills Pay the Bills
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct, the whistles are flying. We talk Ninja's new commercial with Samsung, Chinese Numbers, The Roast of TimTheTatMan, ToysRUs, Swatting, LIARS, and a hell of a lot more. It's a POWERFUL ep so don't miss it a single SECOND of this life changing audio experience.
Oct 1, 2018
Episode 28 - RIDE THE LIGHTNING
On this week's LIGHTNING ROUND Esportsmanlike Conduct, our refs rank the best Melee gods at commentary, predict who will take Big House 8 in a post-Armada era, blow the whistle on baseball jocks, and draft a Mt. Rushmore of the most entertaining Melee players to watch. It's a great ep, don't miss it!
Sep 28, 2018
Episode 27 - RIIIIIIIIISE. RIIIIISE. RIIIIISE.
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct our REFS carve their name into the hall of legends as we recap the new Worlds song RISE and rank it among previous years songs. We also talk Fortnite Season 6, bring back Esports Stock Market to lose some money, and discuss whether commentators should be able to go 0-2. LETS GET IT.
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 26 - The Roast of Melee Stats
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct things get a little bit toasty and the refs get a little bit ROASTY with a recap of the roast of hugs86, followed by a down and dirty debate on who will win League of Legends Worlds. We play Hot or Not on some baller esports news, and finally we introduce a new segment called Away from Keyboard where things get completely off the rails. Don't miss it!
Sep 21, 2018
Episode 25 - END OF 2 ERAS
The BOYS return from their travels to find everything in esports has changed. Armada has retired from melee singles and TSM didn't make Worlds. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? We also bring back Esports Stock Market, introduce a brand new mysterious segment called THE LIST, and tell some True Esports Stories about interviewing at Riot Games in our younger years. Don't miss it!
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 24 - PAID BY STEVE
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct the boys lived LARGE at the NVIDIA suite in Oracle Arena for the North American LCS Finals between C9 and Team Liquid. We discuss buying $9 pretzels, 3-0 finals, and getting bad directions. We also put on our branding hats and help design new names for the 8 new teams just announced to be joining the Overwatch League before closing the show with a NEW SEGMENT called Ranker where we rank the worst esports finals in recent memory. It's a hot ep, don't miss it!
Sep 7, 2018
Episode 23 - MOBA MOBBIN' (NA LCS Finals, Artifact Esports, & DOTA 2 Shakeup with Special Guest Conrad Janzen)
This week the refs flip the bird on all other esports and double down on MOBAS. We prepare for our upcoming live journey to the NA LCS Finals in Oracle Arena, introduce a new segment called "Who's Back" to give props to rising stars, and bring on special guest Conrad Janzen (Evil Geniuses, Cloud 9, Twitch) to talk DOTA 2, Artifact Esports, and create a Mt. Rushmore of the Greatest DOTA 2 Players Ever. dOnT MiSs iT
1 hr 7 min
Sep 4, 2018
Episode 22 - THE RED WEDDING (Overwatch Firings, PAX, Fortnite, Morgausse?, and more!)
On this week's ep our Refs pay our respects to the THOUSANDS of Overwatch League players & coaches released in the post season 1 shuffle. We also breakdown the SAVAGE/LIT (shoutouts to our 12 year old fans) events of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Finale at PAX West. #FaZeUP. We close the show with a Mt. Rushmore of Gaming Events and drop in some great True Esports Stories.
Aug 31, 2018
Episode 21 - LUDWIG STAR
The refs are back and they've brought the first repeat guest in EMLC history: LudwigAhgren! Join us as we talk the horrible, horrible origin of his emote, the upcoming roast of HugS86, draft a Mt. Rushmore of "Worst Johns", play the Esports Stock Market, and more. We also talk about Riot Games's Week from Hell and explore what's happening in the wild world of Fortnite. DONT MISS IT.
1 hr 1 min
Aug 27, 2018
Episode 20 - We're BACK!
On this week's ESPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT, the boys are BACK! Our refs blow the whistle on Logan Paul vs. KSI, break down The International 8 and Shine 2018, build a Mt. Rushmore of "What You'd Do With $11 Million Dollars", gamble it all in the Esports Stock Market, and more. It's a classic comeback ep so don't miss it!
1 hr 11 min
Aug 10, 2018
Episode 19 - FENDY STYLE (FendrickLamar Interview, EVO 2018, Mt. Rushmore of Bad Commentary)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct, salty suite SURVIVOR FendrickLamar joins the pod to recap his epic gauntlet run against Bobby Scar and crew, talk to us about upsets and storylines at EVO 2018, and give his predictions for the future of smash. We also get a legendary Mt. Rushmore of Things You HATE Seeing on Commentary, blow the whistle on our EVO adventures, and settle our bets in true FGC style. DON'T MISS IT!
1 hr 11 min
Aug 3, 2018
EPISODE 18 - EVO, BABY! (Featuring Bobby Scar) Scar/Fendy Beef, Teen Fortnite Coaches, FGC Prop Bets
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct our buddy Bobby Scar joins the pod to lecture us on integrity, what constitutes a "pre-john", and drop some truth bombs about his upcoming grudge match with Fendy. We also introduce a new segment called "Remember When" in response to the new craze of parents hiring Fortnite Coaches for their kids, AND we go full FGC style with some prop bets on Evo 2018. DONT MISS IT.
Jul 30, 2018
Episode 17 - LIGMA (+ OWL Finals, PGI Finals, LTC6, Mt. Rushmore of Satifying Things in Overwatch)
WARNING: Audio issues until 16:30 THE REFS ARE BACK and the whistles are blazing. An all-korean team ran entirely by Americans based in LA won the first OWL Finals for Europe, and we've got a lot to say about it. We also talk PUBG having the first great Battle Royale tourney ever, Hungrybox winning (again) at LTC6, play the Esports Stock Market, and draft a Mt. Rushmore of the Most Satisfying Things to do in Overwatch.
1 hr 6 min
Jul 23, 2018
Episode 16 - NY HAS FALLEN (+ Ninja Rise 'Till Dawn, Dragonball FighterZ, and more)
The refs GET FASTER and FURIOUS...ER in this ep, as we settle our bets on the crazy Overwatch + League esports results of this past weekend AND point out that Epic has now blown it two weeks straight. We also uncover a secret truth about CS:GO esports, play "Hot or Not" and draft a Mt Rushmore of the coolest logos in Esports. Don't miss it!
Jul 20, 2018
Episode 15 - OWL SEASON
On this weeks' esportsmanlike conduct we have a special guest appearance from early Twitch employee and Esports pioneer Ben "Fishstix" Goldhaber for an awesome interview about Overwatch League, being Atrioc's boss, the current state of Esports, and a FIERCE debate on playing Overwatch without team chat. The refs also burn some big money in the Esports Stock Market segment and get our gamble on in "Betting on Esports". "It's a 10/10 Classic Ep" - Listeners Everywhere
1 hr 10 min
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 14 - A GOD BLEEDS (Fortnite Summer Skirmish, StarCraft II, and more)
On this week's Esportsmanlike Conduct, Epic makes their first MISTAKE in history - with a laggy mess of a launch tournament (that still gets more viewership than everything else). We talk about that, PUBG, play Hot or Not, introduce a brand-new segment called CHINESE NUMBERS and of course settle our bets from Friday to determine who has the biggest esports brain. LETS GET TO IT.
Jul 13, 2018
Episode 13 -NEWSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (Featuring Ludwig, Mt Rushmore of N64 Games, and Fortnite Watch!)
Esports gets spooky for our 13th ep on Friday the 13th. Special guest LUDWIG (aka the MASH GOD) joins us to talk speedrunning, The Reads, melee, and the best N64 games of all time. The refs also bring back Fortnite Watch to talk about the new $8 million dollar Summer Skirmish, changing esports to NEW SPORTS, and more.
1 hr 19 min
Jul 9, 2018
Episode 12 - WALUIGI STRIKES BACK (Feat. Toph)
We got a special guest this week! The refs bring on Toph to talk about what he's up to, Waluigi Fandom, play "EXPLAIN YOUR TWEETS", break down the Scar/Fendy beef, and more. Before that: We settle our bets & buy high and sell low in the Esports Stock Market. These whistles stay blowing.
1 hr 27 min
Jul 6, 2018
Episode 11 - AMERICAAAAA. July 4th Esports, Thoorin, Hot or Not, and more
The refs get patriotic OR sell out to the EU depending on who you ask. We drop hot takes on some industry news, give advice to someone considering starting their own esports team, and bet the farm on this week's esports action. Things really heat up at the end: we closed out the show with an epic Mount Rushmore draft on the "Best Feelings as a Competitive Gamer". DON'T MISS IT.
1 hr 5 min
Jul 2, 2018
Episode 10 - DOUBLE DIGITS. Esports Stock Market, DotA 2 OpenAI, Google's Steam Killer, & more
The REFS hit the double digits in our legendary 10th episode. We add an emergency bonus intro to talk Meteos getting traded from 100 Theives, praise our new AI overlords coming from Dota 2,.Atrioc tells another TRUE ESPORTS STORY about the Amazon/Twitch takeover, and we burn some more cash in our Esports Stock Market segment. ENJOY!
Jun 29, 2018
Episode 9 - POKEMON MASTERS. (Featuring TheJWittz)
This week the refs bring on one of their best ESPORTS friends, Nintendo & Pokemon legend TheJWittz to talk about a little bit of esports and a LOT bit of Waluigi, his time working at Twitch, getting unintentionally pranked by Scar, and a lot more - one of our must fun interviews yet. Segments this week include TRUE ESPORTS STORIES & ESPORTS GAMBLING for all you addicts out there.
1 hr 11 min