Best of 5's East Coast esports podcast

Best of 5's East Coast esports podcast

The next big thing in esports, Best of 5 comes to you from Northern Virginia to bring all the news that you need to know to keep up with the growing competitive video game community. From Smash, to Fighting Games, to Overwatch and League, we are always on the front lines to talk about what’s next for the future of the games and players you care about.... Show More

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March 2, 2020 45 min

On this special episode of the Best of 5, Nerf, King Fuyoshi, and Ekts break down some of the most important pieces of advice for new and improving players trying their hand at competitive Smash Ultimate. The three hosts take you step by step through the exciting challenges of getting involved in the scene and how to work on your skills both on and off the sticks.

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This week, Nerf, Ekts, and Fuyoshi are joined by Crits, TO for Hashtag Arena’s Smash events, to talk about his recent placings, his career in smash, as well as the Frostbite tournament in Detroit! Crits gives some great advice to newer and still-improving players and aspiring TOS.

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On this episode, Nerf and King Fuyoshi break down some of the weekly brackets including the SuperFLEX Monthly at the Game Gym in Maryland. After going over some of the rising stars and top players' placings, they discuss the EVO lineup of games, going over the development and life of the games themselves, and more.

Bracket is the first half of the episode.
Evo Lineup starts at 15:15

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After almost a week of having Patch 7.0.0 live, HallMonitor and Nerf break down the major changes, Byleth's release (and the first weekly victory by the character at Xanadu), and the many tournaments that happened in the past week, including Spotdodge 2 held at Hashtag Gaming Arena.

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On this episode of The Best of 5, King Fuyoshi and Nerf break down the results from the Cave Monthly, Rig the Bracket, where Enzo (PA’s #2) ended WaDi’s undefeated local tourney streak, as well as the major tournaments like Genesis 7 and EVO Japan. They also discuss the upcoming patch and list hopes for game changes.

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To kick off Season 2 of the Best of 5, Nerf, King Fuyoshi, and Ekts welcome Smash newcomer HallMonitor to the new stream layout as they discuss Glitch upsets, both on and from the region’s finest, as well as the new character Byleth releasing at the end of January

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To cap off Season One of the Bo5 Podcast, Nerf, King Fuyoshi, and Ekts break down the end of the MDVA PR season with none other than WaDi! He talks about his mentality, motivations, and the future of the region’s rising stars.

Recorded live at Hashtag Gaming Arena in Chantilly VA
streamed at twitch.tv/nmelive
Podcast at https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/bestof5

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On this very special Holiday episode of the Best of 5, Nerf and King Fuyoshi break down the new GimR phantom footstool (aka ghosting) tech, discuss the past decade of gaming, and ponder festive questions like ‘who would Santa main in Smash?’ There will be much jingling of bells!

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On this week’s Best of 5, Nerf and EKTS discuss the changing rules for the current MDVA PR season, the future of the region at large, and the biggest excitements and disappointments of the 2019 Video Game Awards. -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/nmelive

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On this week of Best of 5, Nerf and Fuyoshi have special guest PreCookedBread on to talk about Kongo Saga, developments in MDVA, and practice methods for both player skill and mentality. PCB gives our boys a lot of great advice so enjoy!

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This week on The Best of 5, we discuss sportsmanship and how the community can improve its image both internally and externally. We also talk about how TOs and community members can make events fairer and reduce toxicity in the Twitterverse.

 

Recorded Live on Sundays at https://www.twitch.tv/nmelive

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This week's episode focuses on the Arcadian (non-PR) tournament held at Xanadu Gaming Center in Maryland, bringing 256 players from all around the region. Nerf, King Fuyoshi, and EKTS discuss the players that stood out and hear the thoughts of top MDVA PR players on the meta, characters, and more taken from interviews at the venue.

Recorded Live on Sundays at https://www.twitch.tv/nmelive

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On Episode 6 we break down the 6.0.0 Patch Notes to talk about what’s new for some of the low tier characters in Smash Ultimate and find out where the meta is headed, both here in the US and abroad in Japan.

 

Watch Live on Twitch Sunday Mornings at Twitch.tv/nmelive

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This week on the Best of 5, Nerf and Fuyoshi tackle the roster changes of some of the largest names in esports today. Expect discussion on player health, both physical and mental, as well as where players fit in to the larger narrative of professional competitive gaming organizations!

Streamed Live on Twitch Sundays
at https://www.twitch.tv/nmelive

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November 4, 2019 60 min

Best of 5 comes to you from Northern Virginia to bring all the news that you need to know to keep up with the growing competitive video game community. From Smash, to Fighting Games, to Overwatch and League, we are always on the front lines to talk about what’s next for the future of the games and players you care about.

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October 28, 2019 120 min

The boys are back with a special DOUBLE EPISODE with a guest appearance in the second half by Panic Attack! Talking FGC and more esports with our awesome hosts.

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October 19, 2019 50 min

The brand new show that's sweeping the nation, Best of 5 explores Super Smash Bros and East Coast Esports, broadcast live from Hashtag Arena on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/nmelive

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