Tournament Talk: Stanford Invite

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Colorado’s Alex Atkins (right) and Danny Landesman celebrate in the 2020 Stanford Invite final. Photo: Rodney Chen —

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I’ve been regularly traveling to ultimate tournaments for seven years now. I used to do a lot of tournament reporting myself, often writing thousands of words about teams, players, and trends. But as Ultiworld has grown and I’ve spent more time filming or producing video, I’ve also started writing less about tournaments. Our fantastic team of reporters carries most of the weight of capturing events in writing.

I still share thoughts and observations on Deep Look and in the Mailbag, but I have found that I miss regularly putting down my written thoughts on tournaments.

So I’ve started a new column called Tournament Talk! This won’t replace our tournament reporting — indeed, you shouldn’t come here to expect quotes, in depth team analysis, or the deeper detail that our reporters offer up after events. Those recaps will still serve as the pillars of our season-long reporting. But if you want some opinions on and analysis of teams’ strength, who the contenders are, which players impressed, and more, I’ll have some thoughts up here.

Let’s talk about the Stanford Invite.

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  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email ([email protected]) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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