Scrub League Weekly – Talking to the world’s only pro Civilization VI player

05 December 2016


“Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, if you’re just joining us, the early game is really ramping up as we enter hour 16 of the Civilization VI grand finals.”

Sounds a bit strange, doesn’t it?

On the latest episode of Scrub League, Colin, Kevin and Samantha chat with Stephen “MrGameTheory” Takowsky, the world’s first and so far only pro Civ VI player. The recent Team Liquid acquisition outlines how modders have turbocharged the game for viable (read: watchable) tournament play, plus offers his pick for top faction and explains why the series is destined to rival the most popular e-sports — even if Civ VI isn’t the entry to do it.

Next the Scrubs are FGC bound, as Colin breaks down the undercurrent of controversy behind this weekend’s much anticipated Marvel vs. Capcom 4 announcement: The probable absence of the X-Men.

Why would Marvel leave one of its most popular properties out of the beloved fighting franchise? A petty rivalry with 20th Century Fox over film rights and merchandising, for starters.

Samantha continues her longstanding feud with Riot Games, slamming the League of Legends developer for intimidating its pro players with its “get on board or get out” tactics.

Kevin brings the ‘cast home with the considerably mellower Champions of Fire tournament, Amazon’s attempt at bringing casual mobile games into the e-sports realm. Will Disney Crossyroad and Fruit Ninja bring in needed support from the plebian masses, or are “esport” and “casual” like water and oil?

Find out in episode 32 of Scrub League!