I just got a 2060 and it works well at max settings 1440p. My roomate also got a 5700XT and it seems to be designed for 1440p. Runs better than mine substantially, at a frame-rate I would consider "ideal".
Big time. I'm a medical student and we were told we can't travel at all without 14 day quarantine. Means that we can't go to conferences and stuff. And a ton of people's reading week trips got cancelled. Honestly a big bummer. There is also the fact that the next 2-3 months are gonna be wicked stressful for like all of our professors and stuff.
I wrote this post on SC2 reddit. I will miss Geoff a lot.
StarCraft ebbs and flows in and out of my life. I’ve been playing since 2012, when I was only 16. As a teenager, it was a perfect competitive outlet for me as I wasn’t heavily involved in sports – there was always opportunities to grow and learn, to look up to better players and to compete on a small scale. I loved the progression and it felt like a worthy long term goal for a directionless teenager. While I don’t play as regularly now, I still watch most tournaments and every few months I’ll go on benders where I play for hours a day. In the hustle of my busy life, it’s easy to forget how much StarCraft means to me. The game itself is complex and beautiful in a way no other game is. It’s hard to even fathom how people are so good at it and watching the highest level of play is a spectacle. Emulating it, even at my terrible level, is exciting and fulfilling, an experience I have never and will never have in another game.
While playing and watching StarCraft is not the focus of my life, the community is. I’ve been active on the StarCraft reddit for almost 8 years, in community discords, streams and Team Liquid for almost as long. I recognize the names of the people I talk to. And while we don’t really know each other, there is something bigger at play. We all have a unifying love of StarCraft, the personalities within it, and the community we are a part of. I’ve been lucky enough to go to three tournaments (in Toronto), and even though I know very few people in the community in real life, I’ve always felt welcomed and accepted by everyone.
The passing of Geoff “iNontroL” Robinson this week has been really hard. He had no idea who I am, but he feels like family. When I was in high school and going through a hard time, I remember messaging him in Twitch chat. He talked to me in DMs for a few days and was super kind and supportive. To me, a 17 year old at the time, having this person who I looked up to support me even though I knew he didn’t know me meant a lot. I’ve watched Geoff for countless hours on stream and in tournaments, and I thought I would have the opportunity to maintain this connection for years to come, to keep enjoying his personality for years to come. They say you don’t know what you have until you’ve lost it, and this rings true now more than ever. I’ll miss him dearly, and his passing has made me appreciate the significance of StarCraft to me and many others.
StarCraft is one the few constants in my life. I love this game, the community and the competitive scene. I can’t imagine what I would do without it. Even if I tune out every few months, I will always come back to it, even if it’s only for a $5 tournament casted by a 45 year old Wardi.