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Return to League of Legends - June Tournament - By the Numbers

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From the beginning, we’ve hosted monthly tournaments to bring the Outfox community together; a means to celebrate our love of gaming while providing our DevOps team with crucial data they need to enhance the Outfox experience. League of Legends retook the stage in our J...
 June Tournament

RNG Wins 2018 LoL Mid-Season Invitational

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By: Roger Li, Chinese Marketing Specialist and Teemo Main On the evening of May 20th, the 2018 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational Championship (MSI) came to a close at the Zenit Stadium in Paris, France. After four rounds of world-class competition, the Tencent...
 Team RNG Celebrating Victory

How Outfox Overthrows Fortnite Lag

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Fortnite is on fire. With over $100 million in monthly revenue in February and $200 million in March, it’s safe to say the reasons behind the success of this free-to-play battle royale game are no mystery. Its accessibility and whimsy make for lively competition across ...
 How Outfox Overthrows Fortnite Lag

Overwatch League Stage Three Recap

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By: Andrew Harmon, UI and Marketing Designer You can’t write an article about stage three in OWL without a tip of the hat to the Boston Uprising. Without a doubt the best storyline in OWL to date, Boston was a middling team in stage one and two, only to engineer a dra...
 Overwatch League

Outfox Rocket League April Tournament - By the Numbers

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Twenty-six teams fired up their engines and flexed their Rocket League dribbling skills in the second Outfox + Infinium Rocket League Tournament this month. Together with Smash.gg, we welcomed back a handful of returning competitors this tournament; including Predictabl...
 Tournament

Fortnite vs. PUBG - A Case for Sharing the Crown

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The idea was to blend the genres of survival horror and tower defense into a co-op shooter with threads of Minecraft woven into the players’ fight against the undead. After six years in chaotic development, Fortnite launched with a campaign mode and a generally positive...
 A Case for Sharing the Crown

An Outfox Outing to SXSW

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The SXSW Gaming Expo grew from its roots in the 2006 SXSW Interactive scene into a fully-fledged conference of its own. Now, the Expo takes over the Austin Convention Center for a massive 3-day exhibition of the latest games, gadgets, and gear. With a reputation drawing...
 SXSW Gaming Expo

The Results Are In! Outfox Rocket League Tournament - By the Numbers

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Outfox teamed up with Infinium and Smash.GG this month to host our first ever Rocket League Tournament, complete with witty commentary. With all the fun we had with our community during those four hours, this tournament certainly won’t be our last. Thirty-two teams part...
 Tournament

Check Your Performance With Outfox's Session Report

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Our latest Outfox 1.3 update includes a new, clearer way to see how your connection performs during your gaming sessions. While we’ve always shown the connection graph and speed comparison between Outfox and your normal connection in real-time, Outfox now offers a full ...
 Session Report

Outfox 1.3: Updated UI, Session Report, And More

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By: Keegan Landolt, Outfox Product Manager For this release, we wanted to give users the tools to get into Outfox easier and faster, while providing more information about Outfox's impact on your gaming connections. We focused on addressing some interface issues while...
 Outfox 1.3

What is the Fastest Server in Your Region?

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Are you using Fastest Server each time you connect with Outfox? We've talked about the feature before, and encourage all users to implement Fastest Server to eliminate the guesswork and achieve the fastest performance from any location, while playing any of our supporte...
 Fastest Server

Meet the Team - DevOps

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Transparency and community engagement are core values for Outfox, and we're excited to introduce you to some of the hardworking members of the Outfox team! These are the folks behind the scenes here every day making sure that we provide the best, most optimized gaming n...
 Meet DevOps

The 'Official' Unofficial Esports Olympic Tournament

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By: K.R. Stevenson, Marketing Generalist The International Olympic Committee this month further legitimized esports when The Olympic Channel, partnering with Intel, offered a $150,000 prize for the Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Gangneung, South Korea. Garbed in ...
 The 'Official' Unofficial Esports Olympic Tournament

Overwatch League Stage One Recap

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By: Andrew Harmon, UI and Marketing Designer Where to begin? So much has happened since our last recap that it hardly feels like the same Overwatch League we saw in the first few weeks. Every win became more important in the last two weeks as teams were jockeying for ...
 Outfox recaps the Overwatch League, an esports upstart that aims to bring competitive gaming to the level of mainstream sports.

Esports Industry Keeps Growing, And Growing

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As games evolve from consoles to cloud, the characterization of the esports industry is also maturing. Esports has evolved into a professional endeavor, and today's industry includes images of admired adults from all over the world donning their respective league jersey...
 As games evolve from consoles to cloud, the characterization of the esports industry is also maturing.

We're Back! 2018 Twitch Updates

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We're back! The Outfox team has been itching to get back on Twitch, stream our favorite games and talk about the latest in gaming! A lot has happened since our last stream, so we're excited to kick off the year with an update on our latest features, server locations and...
 Starting February 7th, we'll stream on our Outfox ​Twitch channel​​ every Wednesday at 3:00 pm CT!

Outfox Handles Your Traffic The Smart Way With Clever Routing

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Since the beginning, Outfox has been working hard to bring you the best path to the game server from wherever you are, taking into account network congestion and other factors along the way. Now, we're excited to share our latest feature to ensure your speeds are as fas...
 Outfox Handles Your Traffic the Smart Way with Clever Routing

Overwatch League Weeks 1-3 Recap

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By: Andrew Harmon, UI and Marketing Designer If you’re a fan of competitive gaming and you haven’t yet tuned in to the Overwatch League, you’ve been missing out. Announced back in October of 2016, Overwatch League is an esports upstart that aims to bring competitive g...
 Outfox recaps the Overwatch League, an esports upstart that aims to bring competitive gaming to the level of mainstream sports.

New Game Support! Outfox Adds CS:GO, Destiny 2 And More

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We hope you're enjoying our recent update including the addition of in-app jitter and packet loss metrics. We're always excited to deliver helpful elements that can truly optimize your gaming experience and even more excited when we can add new games to our growing supp...
 Outfox update adds 5 new titles! CS:GO, COD:WW2, Paladins, Fortnite, and Destiny 2.

Outfox Visits PAX South

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By: Jordan Saucedo, Affiliate Manager Since the inaugural PAX South kicked off back in 2015, San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center continues to draw in large crowds and cosplayers itching to see what 2018 has in store for gaming. Although you cannot walk i...
 Outfox recaps highlights of this year's Pax South in San Antonio, Texas.

Lower Ping, Lower Price

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As the new year rolls in, we are working on ways to provide even more value to Outfox gamers. New game support and exciting new features are coming soon, along with this exciting new update: Outfox now offers a lower monthly price and additional plan options! You can ...
 Outfox now offers a lower monthly price and additional plan options! You can now get full, unlimited access to Outfox for only $6.99 per month or $59.99 per year.

Outfox 1.2: View Jitter and Packet Loss In-App With Our Latest Update

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Here at Outfox, we want to empower gamers with the ability to take advantage of the best online gaming performance possible. We initially focused on showing how the Outfox connection can impact a user's latency to their favorite online games. However, latency isn't the ...
 View Jitter and Packet Loss In-App

Top Gaming Trends for 2018

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By: K.R. Stevenson, Marketing Generalist Whether watching streams of our favorite speedrunners, comparing reviews, participating in LAN parties and tournaments, or sparing a Friday night to play online with friends, this year the gaming industry is enabling the commun...
 Gaming Trends

Outfox vs. Game Boosters - What's the Difference?

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When looking for ways to improve your PC's gaming performance, there are many factors and options to consider. Many players turn to game booster software for a solution, but this may not always be the best answer. It's important when looking at performance improvements ...
 Outfox

Meet the Team - Vittorio, Software Engineer

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At Outfox, transparency and community engagement are core to our values as a company. With that in mind, we'd like to introduce you to some of the hardworking members of the Outfox team. These are the folks behind the scenes here every day making sure that we are provid...
 Meet the Team

Most Anticipated PC Games for 2018

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By: Leala Ulrich, Community Manager With runaway hits like PUBG and Fortnite dominating the headlines in 2017, PC gaming is as popular as ever. This was even the year I took the leap and upgraded my gaming computer, after years of playing on an under-performing laptop...
 Most Anticipated PC Games for 2018

How Outfox Reduces League of Legends Lag

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League of Legends has set the standard for online competitive gaming and esports. With the game's huge popularity, players of all types are looking for ways to improve performance in the game. Yet even with Riot's significant investment in its network, some players stil...
 League of Legends

Meet the Team - Dehron, Software Development Manager

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At Outfox, transparency and community engagement are core to our values as a company. With that in mind, we'd like to introduce you to some of the hardworking members of the Outfox team. These are the folks behind the scenes here every day making sure that we are provid...
 Meet the Team, Dehron

Gift Ideas for Gamers

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By: Leala Ulrich, Community Manager The holiday season is in full swing and the time to shop for those last minute gifts is drawing to a close. If you are in the market for gift suggestions for a gamer friend, family member or coworker in your life, you are in the rig...
 Gift Ideas for Gamers

Top 5 Overwatch Winter Wonderland Items for 2017

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By: Leala Ulrich, Community Manager The re-vamped Winter Wonderland 2017 holiday event has come to Overwatch, and with it lots of shiny new goodies to collect. I started playing Overwatch at the beginning of this year, so I have a few of the items from last year's eve...
 Overwatch Winter Wonderland

Outfox December Tournament - By the Numbers

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As we previously shared on the blog, Outfox hosts monthly tournaments to give our community an outlet to compete for prizes and glory. All the while, we're helping our DevOps team continue to optimize Outfox to provide the fastest, most stable connections for League of ...
 Outfox Tournaments

Designing Outfox

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By: Chris Brennand, Outfox Design DirectorWhen we set out to design a new optimized gaming network a year and a half ago, we knew it had to do a few things:Improve Performance: No vaporware, real and measurable performance improvementsDo No Harm: Seamlessly impr...
 Outfox logo over photos of the design process

What Is Net Neutrality and How Does it Impact Gaming?

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By: Katie Fishman, Outfox Marketing Manager I'm sure you've heard the phrase "net neutrality" by now. It's been dominating the news, as the anticipated date the FCC will repeal the guidelines, December 14, approaches. The conversation has been going on for quite some ...
 Net Neutrality

Meet the Team - Dwayne, Outfox Developer

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At Outfox, transparency and community engagement are core to our values as a company. With that in mind, we'd like to introduce you to some of the hardworking members of the Outfox team. These are the folks behind the scenes here every day making sure that we are provid...
 Meet the Team - Dwayne

How Outfox Beats PUBG Lag

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Since its release into early access in March 2017, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds soared to the top of the charts as one of the most popular games out today. The game sold millions of copies while still in early access on Steam and beat the record for concurrent players ...
 Outfox PUBG

Outfox Game Support - Next Level Games

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By: Keegan Landolt, Outfox Product Manager Outfox is built with a focus on the current trends in the gaming industry. We aim to support a wide range of up-to-date popular games in an easy-to-use fashion, so you don't ever have to worry about missing out on the benefit...
 Outfox Game Support

Overwatch League - What to Watch in Season 1

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By: Leala Ulrich, Community Manager The inaugural season of Overwatch League (OWL) begins next year, with the first pre-season matches taking place in December. After following the Overwatch World Cup closely this year, I am incredibly excited to see the pros play in ...
 Overwatch League

Outfox Tournaments - A Win-Win Situation

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If you're an Outfox fan who plays League of Legends, you may already be familiar with our tournaments. In fact, you may have even competed in one for a chance at glory and cash prizes. Hosting League of Legends tournaments started back when Outfox was still in beta. In ...
 Outfox Tournaments

Black Friday 2017 - Outfox's Top Picks

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By: Jordan Saucedo, Affiliate Manager With Black Friday quickly approaching, savvy gamers are on the hunt for this year's best deals. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to take the plunge and upgrade hardware, accessories, or even add a few new Outfox titles to y...
 Black Friday 2017

Outfox Feature Highlight - Game Sessions

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All games are different, which means they all act a bit differently in relation to Outfox. A common question we receive from new users is, "Why isn't Outfox connected?" Often times, the answer is directly related to the specific game they are playing. To better understa...
 Game Sessions

Meet the Team - Nick, Customer Support Manager

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At Outfox, transparency and community engagement are core to our values as a company. With that in mind, we'd like to introduce you to some of the hard working members of the Outfox team. These are the folks behind the scenes here every day making sure that we are provi...
 Meet the Team - Nick

PC or Xbox One X, Who Wins at 4K Gaming?

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By Cody Myhre, Software Engineer in Test The PC has reigned as the supreme leader of the 4K gaming experience since the release of the GTX 1080 and 1080TI from Nvidia. However, with the recent release of the Xbox One X, you can now get a full 4K gaming experience for ...
 PC vs. Xbox One X

Meet the Team - Ben, Software Engineer

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At Outfox, transparency and community engagement are core to our values as a company. It's also important for us to help our users understand how Outfox works to improve gamer's connections and that it really isn't all just smoke and mirrors. With that in mind, we'd lik...
 Meet the Outfox Team

What's My Ping Again? Outfox Ping Vs. In-Game Ping

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By: Keegan Landolt, Outfox Product Manager Here at Outfox HQ, it's not uncommon for us to field questions about "ping" because, well, that's what we're all about (along with other measures of network performance, of course). In our previous post, we wanted to describe...
 What is Ping

Outfox Raises Over $4,000 for Extra Life

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The Outfox team was excited to join the Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon for the first time this year. Every year, Extra Life raises millions of dollars to help sick kids through Children's Miracle Network hospitals and this year is no exception, with over $7,300,370 ...
 Outfox for Extra Life

Best of BlizzCon 2017 News

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By: Andrew Harmon, UI and Marketing Designer BlizzCon 2017 has come and gone and, as usual, there’s a ton of exciting news to sift through. This year’s event was filled with the usual expansion announcements and game updates, but also contained some genuine surprises....
 Blizzcon 2017 News

Outfox > WTFast and Haste - How We Outfox the Competition

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When you load up your favorite competitive game, your goal is to rack up those scores, climb the ladder and outfox the competition. We know the feeling, because that's exactly what we set out to do when creating Outfox! Some of the other gaming optimization products on ...
 How we outfox the competition!

Top 5 Scary PC Games of 2017

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By: Cody Myhre, Software Engineer in Test  With Halloween right around the corner, many of us here at Outfox love to fire up a scary game to get in the spirit. Lots of new horror games released this year, so I've made a list of picks for the best scares for your dolla...
 Top Scary PC Games

Outfox Does TwitchCon 2017

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By: Jordan Saucedo, Affiliate Associate Over 50,000 gamers came together at the Long Beach Convention Center this year to celebrate Twitch and the Twitch Community. With TwitchCon moving locations for a third time, the keynote started with promises of being the best a...
 Outfox goes to TwitchCon 2017

Play Games, Heal Kids - Join Outfox for Extra Life

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Since the Outfox team came together this year, we've been looking for ways to get involved and give back to the gaming community at large. Games are great, but the people who play them are what really make them fun. We are excited to announce the Outfox team signed up t...
 Outfox for Extra Life

Ask Outfox - Highlights from our reddit AMA

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Outfox recently held our first reddit AMA, hosted by our Co-CTOs Michael Douglass and Philip Molter. Transparency and open dialogue with our community are key to our core principals at Outfox, and we were excited for the opportunity to take your questions on reddit. F...
 Ask Outfox

Inside the Internet - What is Ping?

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You've probably seen that little number at the top (or bottom) of your game screen that displays your ping. Most gamers know that a lower number is better, but what does ping actually represent? Ping Is A Measurement, Sort OfIn the strictest sense, pin...
 What is Ping?

Outfox vs. VPN - What's the Difference?

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As a provider who has been offering a VPN service for years and has just introduced an optimized gaming network, we've been getting some great questions about the difference between the two products. Below we take a look at the differences (and similarities) between VPN...
 Outfox vs. VPN - What's the Difference?

Inside the Connection - Transparency

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By: Philip Molter, Co-CTO -- We pride ourselves on being outright, honest and straightforward about everything we do. From how our product works, to who we are, to what we are doing we are straightforward - making us a brand you can trust (don't take our word for it, ju...
 Outfox Transparency

Inside the Connection - Engagement

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By: Liz Kintzele, VP of Sales and Director of Marketing -- We work hard to connect with our users, conducting outreach to ensure we are listening to users and offering the best service possible. By communicating from all angles, from soliciting product feedback to fun i...
 Outfox Engagement

Inside the Connection - Intelligence

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By: Chris Marsh, Director of Operations -- Our network technology allows us to offer an exceptional solution, as we outsmart the competition to offer the best product possible. We take a look into our back-end network and the technology that drives Outfox and is one of ...
 Outfox Intelligence

Inside the Connection - Empowerment

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By: Michael Douglass, Co-CTO of Golden Frog -- Our network offers users the ability to control their outcome online, empowering them to acheive the internet experience they want. Offering control and choice is one of the reasons we created Outfox and a core pillar - Emp...
 Outfox Empowerment

Inside the Connection - Introducing Outfox

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By: Sunday Yokubaitis, President Golden Frog - - In this introductory blog series our executive team introduces themselves, shares the story behind Outfox and talks about the pillars that led to Outfox's creation. Outfox is Born! ...
 Introducing Outfox