League of Legends (LoL)



League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Quarterfinals Day Two Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Quarterfinals Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

The 2019 World Championship is drawing closer to its inevitable conclusion, but there are still many games to play. Day One of Quarterfinals was quite intense, but Day Two had incredible matches as well. The first series was a true David vs Goliath matchup with European third-seed Spylce taking on SK Telecom T1, the biggest […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Quarterfinals Day One Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Quarterfinals Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

After two weeks of intense Group Stage composition, eight teams are set to compete in the 2019 World Championship Quarterfinals. On this first day, two incredibly exciting series unfolded that kept viewers on the edge of their seats. Starting off the day was Team Griffin versus Invictus Gaming. This match pitted the defending World Champions […]






Teamfight Tacitcs: Riot Games Announces Rise of the Elements Invitational

Teamfight Tacitcs: Riot Games Announces Rise of the Elements Invitational

| Tags: | Author

Today, Riot Games announced that they’re partnering with Red Bull to host their first official Teamfight Tactics tournament. It will be a two-day event where 16 top players, streamers and community icons compete for up to $15,000. The invitees are as follows: Players: itsHafu Scarra dogdog Disguised Toast Reckful Kibler SuperJJ Sologesang becca Keane ik4rus […]



Teamfight Tactics: “Rise of the Elements” Set Preview

Teamfight Tactics: “Rise of the Elements” Set Preview

| Tags: | Author

Welcome tacticians of all skill levels to what will hopefully be a preliminary guide to the “Rise of the Elements” seasonal set coming to Teamfight Tactics! This patch will be coming to live servers on 9.22 and is already available for Player Beta Environment testing. If you haven’t created a PBE account yet, now might […]



League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Seven Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Seven Recap

| Tags: | Author

The 2019 World Championship Group Stage is drawing nearer to its end. The victors of Group B and Group A have been decided, and on this seventh day of competition, those from Group C were too. Dubbed the “Group of Death,” it delivered fierce competition and excellent games from all the teams! Royal Never Give […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Six Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Six Recap

| Tags: | Author

The final stages of the League of Legends World Championship Group Stage are upon us. Yesterday, Group B decided their victors and today Group A followed suit. G2 Esports, Team Griffin, Cloud9 and Hong Kong Attitude fought valiantly to move on to the Quarterfinals. But in the end, only two could advance. Team Griffin (“GRF”) […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Five Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Five Recap

| Tags: | Author

GAM Esports vs FunPlus Phoenix The Chinese 1st seed started the day with a clean victory. Doinb slowly walked from mid to bot and used his ultimate to steal a kill. GAM Esports (“GAM”) dove the top lane to respond and won a 3-2 trade. They dove in the top lane again, but FunPlus Phoenix […]


Riot Games Expands to Mobile, FPS, Card Games and More

Riot Games Expands to Mobile, FPS, Card Games and More

| Tags: | Author

League of Legends isn’t the only thing Riot Games has been working on. A decade of League of Legends has come and gone and many memories have come flooding back into gamer’s minds. Riot Games’ smash success League of Legends took over the world, becoming the leading MOBA and esport since inception. The tenth anniversary […]


League of Legends: Preseason 2020 Confirmations

League of Legends: Preseason 2020 Confirmations

| Tags: | Author

With the 10th Anniversary Edition of Riot Pls in full swing, Riot has come out and given a few details into the upcoming preseason 2020. With 10 years of League comes 10 days of gifts in which players can log in and collect new daily rewards. Of course, in classic Riot fashion, there will be […]





League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Three Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Three Recap

| Tags: | Author

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship is three days in so far. Through these three days of competition, there have been expected wins and upsets alike. Every game matters in the biggest tournament of the year, and with everything on the line, all of the players are delivering their best. Day Three featured some […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Two Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

SK Telecom T1 vs Royal Never Give Up The first game set expectations high with SK Telecom T1 (“SKT”) narrowly winning. An explosive three for three started off the game in the bottom lane. Ming used his summoner spell advantage to force a kill on Effort. SKT used their Twisted Fate to pick up Royal […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day One Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Groups | Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

At last, the 2019 League of Legends World Championship Group Stage has begun! Fans around the world watched four teams battle through the Play-In Stage, but now the real competition begins. Sixteen teams have made it to this point and are hoping to push forward for glory. It’s a long journey though, and every journey […]



League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group D Preview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group D Preview

| Tags: | Author

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship is well underway. With the Play-In stage yielding the most predictable results, the teams are moving on to the Main Event Group Stage. So far, we’ve covered Group A, Group B and Group C, so now we come to Group D. This group consists of Team Liquid, ahq […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group C Preview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group C Preview

| Tags: | Author

Throughout the history of Worlds, there has always been a group of death. Filled with teams that could make it out of other groups, it puts pressure on the teams to rapidly improve. Failure to climb faster than your opponents leads to strong teams and tournament favorites being eliminated before they even get a chance […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group B Preview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group B Preview

| Tags: | Author

After a grueling six days of the play-in stage, we finally have our remaining sixteen teams that will be competing for this year’s summoner cup. We have had some crazy games already, but all results have gone as expected, with all the first seeds of play-ins making it through to the main tournament. Group B […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group A Preview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Group A Preview

| Tags: | Author

With the play-ins coming to a close, the main stage groups have been finalized. The final additions to the groups determine whether it will be a cakewalk for the previously selected teams or a struggle to make it out. Group A’s latest has made the group more open for the other teams. It also increases […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Song Finally Released

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Song Finally Released

| Tags: | Author

The 2019 World Championship Theme, after long last, has finally been released! It’s titled “Phoenix” and features Cailin Russe and Chrissy Constanza as vocalists, but has IG Rookie, G2 Caps and SKT Faker in the video itself. The song is another chilling and inspirational one, similar to that of last year’s Rise. There have been […]




League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Play-In Groups Day Four Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Play-In Groups Day Four Recap

| Tags: | Author

Damwon Gaming vs Royal Youth The game started with the underdogs getting some aggressive plays both in Top lane and Bot lane getting flashes from Nuguri on Vladimir and Beryl on Nautilus. Royal Youth took advantage of the flashless Nautilus by getting first blood around 7 mins and 30 seconds into the game. The game […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Play-In Groups Day Three Recap

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Play-In Groups Day Three Recap

| Tags: | Author

Unicorns of Love vs Clutch Gaming The 2019 World Championship Play-In Group Stage for Groups A and B concluded today. This part of the tournament is always quiote volatile, with interesting results all over, and none more surprising than the first match of the day. Here, Unicorns of Love (“UOL”) defeated Clutch Gaming (“CG”) for […]





League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Clutch Gaming Overview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Clutch Gaming Overview

| Tags: | Author

Clutch Gaming qualified for the League of Legends World Championship as North America’s third seed. It’s an incredible feat for a team who had so little expectations coming into the LCS Summer Split. In spring, they were ninth in the league with a 5-13 record. Even in summer, Clutch narrowly managed to make it into […]



Evil Geniuses Acquire Echo Fox’s LCS Spot, Will Play in 2020

Evil Geniuses Acquire Echo Fox’s LCS Spot, Will Play in 2020

| Tags: | Author

Earlier today, the Evil Geniuses announced they will return to the LCS. Though it’s been five years since fans have seen the Evil Genius name in the LoL scene, they have a history in the European and North American leagues. Previously, a deal had been reportedly reached between Echo Fox and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. […]


Teamfight Tactics: Competitive Esports Scene on the Horizon

Teamfight Tactics: Competitive Esports Scene on the Horizon

| Tags: | Author

Teamfight Tactics Esports Coming Soon! The release of Teamfight Tactics (TFT) was critically acclaimed since launch. Riot Games took the Dota Auto Chess (DAC) mod and put their own spin on it. Taking a look at Twitch.tv, Teamfight Tactics hovers around the top most-viewed categories with average viewership near 40,000. Their predecessors in DAC and […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Group Draw Results

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 Group Draw Results

| Tags: | Author

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship is drawing closer by the day. 24 teams stand at the helm, ready to battle for their region and for glory. But before these teams take to the stage, there is one last thing to take care of. This is the group draw. There are two stages to […]


LEC Summer 2019 Gauntlet: Splyce vs Fnatic Recap

LEC Summer 2019 Gauntlet: Splyce vs Fnatic Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One The final day of the LEC Regional Qualifier featured Splyce (“SPY”) challenging Fnatic (“FNC”) for the second seed at the World Championship. Many weren’t sure what to expect from SPY, but heavily favored FNC regardless. In Game One, SPY showed they could contend with FNC in the early game, though FNC took the […]


LEC Summer 2019 Gauntlet: S04 vs Splyce Recap

LEC Summer 2019 Gauntlet: S04 vs Splyce Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One Splyce (“SPY”) took the lead in the series with a dominating Game One. They started the action in the mid lane. Shalke 04 (“S04”) tried for a gank, but SPY turned it around with a Nocturne ultimate for two unanswered kills. S04 responded soon after in the bot lane, using a teleport ward […]


LEC Summer 2019 Gauntlet: Origen vs Splyce Recap

LEC Summer 2019 Gauntlet: Origen vs Splyce Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One The LEC Regional Qualifier is the final chance teams have to secure their spot at the World Championship. The first series for it was between Origen (“OG”) and Splyce (“SPY”), with OG coming out strong in Game One. SPY drafted an early game composition, but OG outmaneuvered them in this part of the […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Cloud9 Overview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Cloud9 Overview

| Tags: | Author

Cloud9, usually NA’s last hope, qualified to Worlds this year as the North American second seed. Cloud9 have not qualified as the second seed since 2014, the question on many people’s minds is if the second-week curse will affect the team at this year’s worlds. Usually known for their meme-like personality, C9 will be looking […]


LCS Summer 2019: Gauntlet Finals- Clutch Gaming vs TSM Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Gauntlet Finals- Clutch Gaming vs TSM Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One Team SoloMid (“TSM”) took the first game of the series although they stumbled many times throughout the game. Clutch Gaming (“CG”) started off the action with an early Ocean Dragon take. They used the extra map mobility of pre-rework Pantheon to prevent any losses from the play. TSM turned their luck around at […]


LEC Summer 2019 Finals: G2 Esports vs Fnatic Recap

LEC Summer 2019 Finals: G2 Esports vs Fnatic Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One This is the Final everyone was waiting for. It really couldn’t be anyone else on this stage besides G2 Esports (“G2”) and Fnatic (“FNC”), and they delivered an incredible first match. As expected, it was an absolute bloodbath with non-stop action during the early game. The FNC bottom lane secured First Blood in […]


LCS Summer 2019 Gauntlet: Round 2- Clutch Gaming vs CLG Recap

LCS Summer 2019 Gauntlet: Round 2- Clutch Gaming vs CLG Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One In the first round of the LCS Gauntlet, Clutch Gaming (“CG”) took a convincing series win over Flyquest. Now against potential favorites for the tournament, Counter Logic Gaming, they did the same. This first game was incredibly one-sided, in fact, it was a perfect game from CG. The CG bottom lane secured First […]


LEC Summer 2019 Semifinals: Schalke 04 vs Fnatic Recap

LEC Summer 2019 Semifinals: Schalke 04 vs Fnatic Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One The LEC Finals weekend is finally here and it started off with a bang! Schalke 04 (“S04”) were the underdogs coming into this series, and Fnatic (“FNC”) clearly demonstrated why. Broxah started his team’s snowball with a gank towards the middle lane to get Nemesis First Blood. Shortly after, they contested S04 at […]



League of Legends: LEC Summer 2019 Finals Preview

League of Legends: LEC Summer 2019 Finals Preview

| Tags: | Author

It’s finally here. The LEC Summer Split is coming to a close and only three teams remain. These teams are Schalke 04, Fnatic and G2 Esports. At the top is G2 who, after defeating Fnatic in Round Two of the playoffs, secured themselves a ticket straight to the Finals. They’re the reigning kings of Europe, […]



League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Gauntlet Preview

League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Gauntlet Preview

| Tags: | Author

The LCS Summer Split is technically over, and two NA teams are set to go to this year’s World Championship. Team Liquid is NA’s first seed, after winning both splits this season. Meanwhile, Cloud9 holds the second seed due to their high placements and sufficient championship points. But what about the third seed? That’s where […]



LEC Summer 2019 | Playoffs Round 2: Rogue vs Schalke 04

LEC Summer 2019 | Playoffs Round 2: Rogue vs Schalke 04

| Tags: | Author

Game One Rogue (“RGE”) and Schalke 04 (“S04”) had great series victories last weekend, so both were riding high coming into today. But RGE looked to be on a completely different level in Game One and absolutely smashed S04. Inspired kicked it off by ganking the bottom lane to get First Blood on Ignar. Shortly […]


League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Team Liquid Overview

League of Legends: Worlds 2019 | Team Liquid Overview

| Tags: | Author

Hailed the best team North America has ever seen, Team Liquid qualified to worlds as the #1 seed following their fourth consecutive LCS title. During that time they have two 3-0 sweeps as well as two 3-2 nail biters. Team Liquid will be looking to recreate their domestic success in the international stage. The team […]


League of Legends: G2 Sweeps All-Pro Team Voting

League of Legends: G2 Sweeps All-Pro Team Voting

| Tags: | Author

All G2, All the time. LEC League of Legends team G2 has managed to sweep the entire first-team All-Pro voting, a feat that has not been accomplished since Fnatic’s famous 18-0 season in 2015. The 2019 @LEC Summer Split All-Pro Team! #LEC TOP: @G2Wunder JGL: @G2Jankos MID: @G2Caps BOT: @G2Perkz SUP: @G2Mikyx Learn more: https://t.co/rplaMFvbXG […]


League of Legends: Mobile Version Leaked

League of Legends: Mobile Version Leaked

| Tags: | Author

League of Legends has been one of the top games for a long time now. Players have been requesting new features for equally as long. It had gotten to the point where many of these requests were memes or jokes. However, Riot has made a habit of killing these memes in recent years. They’ve added […]






Season Premiere of HBO’s “Ballers” to Feature Esports, League of Legends & Splyce

Season Premiere of HBO’s “Ballers” to Feature Esports, League of Legends & Splyce

| Tags: | Author

HBO’s series Ballers, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is set to include esports in the plot tonight during the season premiere. As to what this inclusion supposedly entails, Marty Strenczewilk, founder of Splyce, was one of the first to reveal this info about Ballers. It suggests that Splyce is involved: https://twitter.com/lazerchickenzzz/status/1165765627988062209?s=21 Additionally, this image was […]


League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Finals Preview

League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Finals Preview

| Tags: | Author

The Finals are almost here. Two of the best North American rosters in history are set to battle it out on August 25th.  Cloud9 (“C9”) led by Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen’s MVP performance will be looking to put an end to Team Liquid’s (“TL”) reign on the LCS. C9 has looked extremely impressive throughout the year […]



League of Legends: S04 Vs. Vitality | LEC Group Stage

League of Legends: S04 Vs. Vitality | LEC Group Stage

| Tags: | Author

Game One FC Schalke 04 (“S04”) started the series with a decisive first game. Before two minutes had passed, the action had already picked up. Vitality (“VIT”) went for an invade into the enemy and kept fighting forward. S04 reacted properly and were able to get 3 kills without a single casualty, giving them a […]


League of Legends: Splyce Vs. Rogue | LEC Group Stage

League of Legends: Splyce Vs. Rogue | LEC Group Stage

| Tags: | Author

Game One Rogue (“RGE”) subverted the expectations of many and took down Splyce (“SPY”) in Game one. SPY’s Xerxe started the game by ganking Finn while RGE ganked bot side, resulting in a kill for each team. SPY continued to focus top side by collecting another kill from Finn at 11 minutes, but RGE was […]


League of Legends: LEC Summer 2019 Playoff Preview

League of Legends: LEC Summer 2019 Playoff Preview

| Tags: | Author

The LEC Summer Split has concluded. With G2 Esports and Fnatic (FNC) on top, the remaining six teams in Europe have begun their climb to challenge for the trophy. For the four teams that have reached playoffs in the lower bracket, however, the road ahead is long and difficult. The LEC is maintaining the playoff […]


League of Legends: C9 Svenskeren named 2019 LCS Summer Split MVP

League of Legends: C9 Svenskeren named 2019 LCS Summer Split MVP

| Tags: | Author

Svenskeren was announced as the Honda MVP for the 2019 LCS Summer Split after an impressive Summer with Cloud9 with 15 of the 19 games that C9 played over the Summer. Sven had an impressive 73% win percentage alongside an equally impressive 47% First Blood percentage. His kill participation percentage was also fantastic, sitting at […]


LCS Summer 2019: Clutch vs Liquid Semifinal Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Clutch vs Liquid Semifinal Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One This was expected to be a lopsided series, and Team Liquid (“TL”) showed why with a dominant victory in Game One over Clutch Gaming (“CG”). It all began at three minutes, where CG fought a 3v3 in the top lane. TL turned it around to get Jensen a Double Kill, with First Blood […]


League of Legends: Clash is Back

League of Legends: Clash is Back

| Tags: | Author

Clash is a game mode for League of Legends that Riot Games has been working on for a while. The team creation stage, where you can team up with friends to form an amateur competitive team, starts on August 19th and ends on the 23rd. After this, the tournaments begin. However, this version of Clash […]


LCS Summer 2019: Cloud9 vs CLG Semifinal Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Cloud9 vs CLG Semifinal Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One Cloud9 (“C9”) put on a clinic right out of the gate and took the first game versus Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”). C9 was extremely clean from the very beginning and CLG seemed to have no answers for what they wanted to do. Svenskeren got the ball rolling by ganking mid and getting First […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

Splyce vs Misfits Gaming Misfits Gaming (“MSF”) beat Splyce (“SPY”) to take away their chance at the second place over Fnatic. They dominated the early game, and though they were shaky in the later part of the game, did clutch it out in the end. H1iva killed Kobbe for First Blood, but a good Teleport […]


League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Semifinal Preview

League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Semifinal Preview

| Tags: | Author

The LCS Summer Split is moving to Detroit! Here, the final four teams will fight for their spot in the Finals and a ticket to the World Championship. There are also valuable Championship Points on the line to help the teams go to Worlds. Team Liquid (“TL”) and Cloud9 (“C9”) both secured byes from the […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Vitality vs Misfits Gaming Misfits Gaming (“MSF”), despite being locked out of playoffs, upset Vitality (“VIT”) in the first match. It wasn’t the bloody, action-packed game expected from these teams, but MSF was clean when it mattered. Kirei kicked it all off by killing Attila under his tower for First Blood, who was already low […]


Chat with Albert Cohen Former TSM Analyst | ESTNN Podcast Episode 1

Chat with Albert Cohen Former TSM Analyst | ESTNN Podcast Episode 1

| Tags: | Author

ESTNN chats with Albert Cohen, former TSM Analyst for 2019 Spring, current Data Analyst for Misfits. We discuss his time in TSM. His thoughts on what went wrong during Summer for TSM; as well as his predictions for the 3 NA Worlds Representatives. Albert Cohen’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlbertPCoh TimeStamps: What is an analyst?- 0:53 Difference between […]


League of Legends: The End of Echo Fox in the LCS

League of Legends: The End of Echo Fox in the LCS

| Tags: | Author

The future of who will take the Echo Fox slot in the LCS remains unknown. On August 14, Echo Fox entered into an agreement with Riot Games that has terminated their participation in the LCS. But unfortunately, the previous deal between Echo Fox and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) has been canceled. Furthermore, KSE is getting […]


Four Best TFT Team Comps to Play in LoL

Four Best TFT Team Comps to Play in LoL

| Tags: | Author

Teamfight Tactics (“TFT”) is Riot Games’ newest adaptation of League of Legends (“LoL”). Since its release, it has been wildly popular among LoL fans and people who’ve never played the game alike. Seeing one’s favorite champions in this new style and game mode can be exhilarating, but it can go the other way as well. […]


Teamfight Tactics: Beta Pass Returns with BP V.2!

Teamfight Tactics: Beta Pass Returns with BP V.2!

| Tags: | Author

With the success of the first Beta Pass of Teamfight Tactics, Riot Games is looking to double down on their efforts to maintain the player base for the next eight weeks. Included in the pass (which is free) are weekly challenges, icons, emotes and brand-new arena chromas to customize your game even more. In addition […]


LCS Summer 2019: CLG vs OpTic Quarterfinal Recap

LCS Summer 2019: CLG vs OpTic Quarterfinal Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One Is it even possible to lose a game after taking four Barons? Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”) made OpTic Gaming (“OPT”) answer that with a yes by beating them with superior late-game shot-calling. The early game was relatively even, with OPT getting First Blood onto Ruin but CLG claiming the First Tower bonus with […]


LCS Summer 2019: TSM vs Clutch Quarterfinal Recap

LCS Summer 2019: TSM vs Clutch Quarterfinal Recap

| Tags: | Author

Game One The first game of the day certainly delivered on the hype for the series, as Clutch Gaming (“CG”) brought down Team SoloMid (“TSM”). It all started off at six minutes with a team fight in the middle lane. Here, Huni got First Blood but traded his life for it. TSM did strike back […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

SK Gaming vs Splyce The first match of the day was an incredibly close one with a ton of action, but when the smoke cleared Splyce (“SPY”) emerged victorious over SK Gaming (“SK”). This was expected to be one-sided in favor of SPY but SK fought tooth and nail against them. In fact, Selfmade got […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Schalke 04 vs Misfits Gaming The first game of the week was an absolute wash, as Schalke 04 (“S04”) styled on Misfits Gaming (“MSF”). Trick was massive this game, starting off many plays to get his team a lead. He first ganked bottom, killing Doss for First Blood. He led the S04 squad all over […]


LCS: OpTic Gaming’s Rise to Playoffs

LCS: OpTic Gaming’s Rise to Playoffs

| Tags: | Author

OpTic Gaming is one of the LCS’ newer teams, and though they’ve struggled to prove themselves in the league, they’ve finally managed to make their first playoffs appearance. Their first three splits in the LCS were rough, as they missed playoffs every time. Thus, no one expected much of them for the 2019 Summer Split. […]


LCS Summer Playoffs 2019: Which Team Should You Root For?

LCS Summer Playoffs 2019: Which Team Should You Root For?

| Tags: | Author

Throughout this summer, LCS teams have been extremely competitive. All top 8 teams were in playoff contention until the very last day, resulting in 3 tiebreakers to determine the 2nd and 6th place playoff spots. All teams coming into playoffs look capable of taking games off each other. Despite this, the top three teams currently […]


League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Playoff Preview

League of Legends: LCS Summer 2019 Playoff Preview

| Tags: | Author

The LCS Summer Split is reaching its inevitable end. Six teams emerged from the fires of the regular season and are ready to take to Summoner’s Rift to fight for a spot in the Finals. These six teams fought hard to secure their spots with hopes of making their way to the World Championships. Many […]


LCS: TSM to Start Spica as Main Jungler over Akaadian and Grig

LCS: TSM to Start Spica as Main Jungler over Akaadian and Grig

| Tags: | Author

Yesterday, LCS caster Isaac “Azael” Cummings Bentley stated on Twitter that Mingyi “Spica” Lu will be TSM’s starting jungler for the 2019 Summer Split playoffs. This news came as a shock to many. This is because TSM themselves announced that Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham would have sole possession of that role in July. Spica has been […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Nine | Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

OpTic Gaming vs Cloud9 Cloud9 (“C9”) really brought the heat in the first match of the day up against OpTic Gaming (“OPT”). They played extremely fast and brutally dominated OPT through the early game. C9 caught out and killed Big for First Blood, then Nisqy killed Crown right after. From here, it became an absolute […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Seven | Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Seven | Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

SK Gaming vs Misfits Gaming The first game of the day was an action-packed brawl, with SK Gaming (“SK”) emerging victorious over Misfits Gaming (“MSF”) and breaking their losing streak. It was quite a volatile match early though. MSF put a lot of focus on the bottom side, executing on multiple tower dives against Crownshot […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Seven | Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Seven | Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Splyce vs Excel Esports To kick off the LEC Week Seven, Excel Esports (“XL”) took a huge upset victory over Splyce (“SPY”). Though Xerxe ganked and killed Expect for First Blood, beautiful Irelia play from Mickey in the mid lane brought the game in their favor. First, he managed to get a kill in a […]


League of Legends: Riot Reveals Information on Pantheon Rework

League of Legends: Riot Reveals Information on Pantheon Rework

| Tags: | Author

Riot Games announced this morning that Pantheon’s rework is nearly complete. In addition, “the Unbreakable Spear” will drop onto Summoner’s Rift in patch 9.16. So far, most of the information given about Pantheon focuses on his looks and lore, not revealing too much about his kit, besides the ultimate. But that’s certainly not a bad […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

OpTic Gaming vs Golden Guardians The Golden Guardians (“GGS”) took a big win over OpTic Gaming (“OPT”) in the first game of the day. It wasn’t the most action-packed game, but GGS’ early game leads translated very well to team fights. Contractz started it off by helping FBI get First Blood onto Big, taking an […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day One Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Eight | Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Team Liquid vs OpTic Gaming The first game of the day was a crazy back-and-forth, but in the end, Team Liquid (“TL”) emerged victorious over OpTic Gaming (“OPT”). Their victory mostly came through Impact’s Aatrox, who amassed a large gold lead through farm and the First Tower bonus from the Rift Herald. But on the […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Six | Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Six | Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

Rogue vs Vitality Vitality (“VIT”) started off the day with a crazy win over Rogue (“RGE”). It was a back-and-forth match filled with throws and action. In the early game, RGE capitalized on VIT over-aggression to get a lead for themselves. When VIT dove the top lane tower, RGE collapsed and killed Mowgli for First […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Six | Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Six | Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Schalke 04 vs SK Gaming Schalke 04 (“S04”) started off the weekend with a fairly clean win over SK Gaming (“SK”). Both teams utilized very different strategies, but in the end, S04 played much better to their 5v5 win condition. The match started off rough for them, with Crownshot killing Upset for First Blood and […]


LEC: Gorilla and Soaz Leave Misfits

LEC: Gorilla and Soaz Leave Misfits

| Tags: , | Author

Earlier today, Misfits Gaming announced that Paul “sOAZ” Boyer and Kang “Gorilla” Beom-hyun have left their League of Legends roster. The announcement came from their Twitter, where they wished their departed players the best with short videos. Beon-hyun’s is below, but you can find Boyer’s here. Both players have recognizable names in the scene and […]



LCS: C9 Trades Keith to GGS for Deftly

LCS: C9 Trades Keith to GGS for Deftly

| Tags: | Author

Earlier today, both Cloud9 (“C9”) and the Golden Guardians (“GGS”) announced through Twitter that Yuri “Keith” Jew will be joining GGS and Matthew “Deftly” Chen will join C9. Deftly is a familiar face in the LCS, as he’s been a part of GGS from its start in 2018. Keith, on the other hand, has limited […]




LCS Summer 2019: Week Six | Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Six | Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

FlyQuest vs Team Liquid Team Liquid (“TL”) started off the day with a clean win over FlyQuest (“FLY”). They played through their bottom lane win condition well, and it seemed like FLY had no answers to their opponents. At as early as three minutes, TL dove FLY’s bottom duo to get First blood. Through the […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Six Day One Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Six Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Team SoloMid vs Clutch Gaming Team SoloMid (“TSM”) kicked off the weekend with an exciting win over Clutch Gaming (“CG”). It was back and forth, but TSM’s mid/late game shot-calling proved superior. Akaadian got First Blood in a gank top, while also helping to dive bottom and kill the CG duo. TSM had a solid […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Four Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Four Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

SK Gaming vs Excel Esports Excel Esports (“XL”) finally found their first win of the split with a fairly convincing win over SK Gaming (“SK”). SK Gaming started off the game by taking a Mountain Dragon at eight minutes, but XL responded by sending all their members to the pit to fight. This fight went […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Four Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Four Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Rogue vs Schalke 04 The first day of the LEC after Rift Rival showcased Schalke 04 (“S04”) defeating Rogue (“RGE”). The early game was relatively quiet as the lanes fought and the jungler farmed. That was until 9 minutes. Vander killed Ignar for First Blood in the 2v2, which prompted RGE to go to the […]


LCS Summer 2019 Match Preview: TSM vs Cloud9

LCS Summer 2019 Match Preview: TSM vs Cloud9

| Tags: | Author

Team SoloMid (“TSM”) and Cloud9 (“C9”) are organizations every League of Legends fan knows well. The legacies of these teams go back years, and their rivalry does the same. Because of this, it is always a treat to watch them go head-to-head no matter the occasion. This weekend they will battle on the Rift once […]


LoL: Riot Games Releases Issue 3 of the Lux Comic Series

LoL: Riot Games Releases Issue 3 of the Lux Comic Series

| Tags: | Author

Lux is stuck between a rock and a magical hard place in the third issue of Riot Games’ collaborative series with comic-giant Marvel. Riot Games released the third issue of the Lux comic series today, focusing on the dangers and troubles that Lux faces inside Demacia. The cover hints at the comic’s story, as Garen […]



LCS Summer 2019: Week Five Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Five Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

Echo Fox vs Golden Guardians The first match of the day featured the Golden Guardians (“GGS”) defeating Echo Fox (“FOX”). The focus of their strategy was on the bottom lane, as they dove bottom to get Huhi two kills and unlocked him to roam. Huhi went middle and top with his team to help secure […]


NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day 3 Relay Race Recap

NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day 3 Relay Race Recap

| Tags: | Author

Today was the final installment of the epic battle between EU and NA. This year’s Rift Rivals has been fairly lopsided so far, with EU dominating day one but NA making some upsets on day two. Today, the teams fought in a best-of-five relay race series. Essentially, each team will play at least one game […]


NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day Two Recap

NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

Team Liquid vs G2 Esports Team Liquid (“TL”) brought some hope for NA with a big win over G2 Esports (“G2”). They won the 2v2 for side select before moving into the crazy 5v5. G2 drafted a rather… unique team composition that didn’t work very well for them. Seeing as NA lost all their matches […]


NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day One Recap

NA vs EU Rift Rivals 2019: Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Cloud9 vs G2 Esports The first match of the tournament featured G2 Esports demolishing Cloud9. In typical G2 fashion, they utilized flex picks fantastically and even stole C9’s Yasuo-Gragas combo. In game, they slaughtered C9 all over the map. Mikyx killed Sneaky in lane, and though Blaber ganked bottom to even that out, Mikyx ended […]





LCS Summer 2019: Week Four Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Four Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

Cloud9 vs Counter Logic Gaming Cloud9 (“C9”) showed they were ready for Rift Rival with a convincing win over Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”). Wiggily did manage to secure First Blood for his bottom lane, but Svenskeren showed him up. He, along with Zeyzal, made multiple plays around the middle lane to accrue a gold lead. […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Four Day One Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Four Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Team Liquid vs Golden Guardians Team Liquid (“TL”) kicked off the day with a win over the Golden Guardians (“GGS”). GGS put Froggen ahead, with First Blood and First Tower, and amassed some decent early leads. But TL wouldn’t sit back, and found picks onto Hauntzer and Olleh in the mid game. At 24 minutes […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Three Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Three Day Two Recap

| Tags: | Author

Vitality vs SK Gaming The first game of the day was an exciting one, with Vitality (“VIT”) grabbing the win over SK Gaming (“SK”). It did start off well for SK though, as Selfmade ganked mid to get Pirean First Blood. Mowgli struck back with a gank of his own a few minutes later, going […]



LEC Summer 2019: Week Three Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Three Day One Recap

| Tags: | Author

Excel vs Vitality Vitality (“VIT”) finally put their first win on the board with a win over Excel (“XL”). As both teams were 0-4, many thought this match would be close, but VIT absolutely smashed their opponents. It all started with Mowgli and his successful ganks in the bottom and top lanes. After ganking top […]