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LCS Match of the Week Preview: TSM v Optic

LCS Match of the Week Preview: TSM v Optic

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This week, Team SoloMid (“TSM”) and Optic Gaming will battle on the Rift to break away from the six-team clump in the standings. Both teams have a lot to prove and defeating the other is crucial for them. OPT started off this split undefeated, but lost games against Cloud9 and Team Liquid. TSM is the […]


LEC Match of the Week Preview: G2 vs Fnatic

LEC Match of the Week Preview: G2 vs Fnatic

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European giants will clash this weekend on Summoner’s Rift in one of the most important matches of the LEC Summer Split. This match is none other than the one between Fnatic and G2 Esports. Both teams have historic legacies in European League of Legends and a score to settle. This match is sure to be […]


LPL: LGD Gaming Members Banned for Match Fixing

LPL: LGD Gaming Members Banned for Match Fixing

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Earlier today, the LPL found that multiple members of LGD Gaming are guilty of match fixing. The LPL released an official report that details the types of rule violations and punishments. Jungler Xiang “Condi” Ren-Jie is at the center of this controversy with an 18 month ban, but a substitute player and two members of […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Three Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Three Day Two Recap

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OpTic Gaming vs Team Liquid Team Liquid (“TL”) started off the day with a necessary win over OpTic Gaming (“OPT”). Because TL showed some weakness, there were doubts they could beat OPT, but TL silenced them. Xmithie killed Big in a bottom lane gank for First Blood, giving his superstar bottom lane duo a decent […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Three Day One Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Three Day One Recap

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Team Liquid vs FlyQuest Team Liquid (“TL”) kicked off the day with a good win over FlyQuest (“FLY”). They appeared to be back on form, calmly coming back after a rough early game. Jensen bore the brunt of this, getting ganked by Santorin and then tower dove shortly after, dying both times. But after this, […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Two Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Two Day Two Recap

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Excel vs Splyce Splyce kicked off the day with a fairly dominant win against Excel. Their win was very clean and came from great capitalization on Excel aggression. At only five minutes, Excel tried to three-man dive the top lane, but Viziscasci and Xerxe turned around the 2v3 to get two kills. From here Splyce […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week Two Day One Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week Two Day One Recap

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Misfits vs Excel Misfits came out swinging against Excel in the first game of the day. Kirei substituted in for Maxlore on the Misfits’ lineup and absolutely dominated his opponents. Because of a botched XL invade at level one, Kirei was gifted First Blood and a massive lead. From here, he killed Caedrel again, took […]



LoL News: Qiyana Live on the PBE, Ability Overview

LoL News: Qiyana Live on the PBE, Ability Overview

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League of Legends newest champion, the solo-lane assassin Qiyana, is now live on the PBE. Riot released Qiyana on the Public Beta Environment today, meaning that players can now get their hands on League of Legends’ newest champion. Qiyana’s PBE release comes with some interesting mechanics for the character, as the champion can channel energy […]


League of Legends: Top Three New Meta Picks in Pro Play

League of Legends: Top Three New Meta Picks in Pro Play

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League of Legends’ Summer Splits are well underway all around the world! The West is still riding high from their performances at the Mid Season Invitational, while Eastern teams are no doubt training to reclaim their glory. The MSI meta isn’t totally gone, as champions like Ryze, Sylas and Jayce continue to be top tier […]


League of Legends: New PvP Game Mode Coming Soon

League of Legends: New PvP Game Mode Coming Soon

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League of Legends has had the same core game modes for almost four years. Twisted Treeline was the last to receive permanent status, but it looks like Riot may be trying to bring another into the family. Today, Riot announced the upcoming “Teamfight Tactics” (TFT) game mode, coming in patch 9.13 in beta form. People […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Two Day Two Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Two Day Two Recap

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Counter Logic Gaming vs Team Liquid CLG started the day off with a decisive, exciting win over TL. Wiggily in particular took charge to set the pace of the game and gain significant leads for CLG all over the map. Though his counterpart Xmithie found two successful ganks early on, a huge engage from him […]


LCS Summer 2019: Week Two Day One Recap

LCS Summer 2019: Week Two Day One Recap

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Cloud9 vs Echo Fox The first game of the week featured C9 taking down Echo Fox with a terrifying team fighting composition. The C9 bottom lane was gifted First Blood from a Svenskeren gank, but Rush helped Yusui and Lost gain some kill gold in their lanes. At 13 minutes the teams met up at […]


LEC Summer 2019: Week One Day Two Recap

LEC Summer 2019: Week One Day Two Recap

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Excel vs Rogue Rogue kicked off the second day of the split with a good win over Excel. This match between the bottom two teams from last split was quite close, as there were only a handful of kills early on. Excel created advantages for themselves by focusing objectives; they secured the First Tower bonus […]


LEC: Week One Day One Recap

LEC: Week One Day One Recap

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G2 Esports vs Splyce G2 Esports, coming off of their landmark MSI victory, absolutely dominated Splyce. The first 10 minutes of the game were slow, with the junglers tracking each other and some small plays being attempted. First Blood was secured by Caps, with the help of Jankos, when they invaded Xerxe on his blue […]


John Needham Named New Global Head of LoL Esports

John Needham Named New Global Head of LoL Esports

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Riot Games have announced the appointment of John Needham as new Global Head for LoL Esports. Needham will be the lead for Riot’s major events like the World Championship, All-Stars, and the Mid-Seasonal Invitational. John Needham has been a part of Riot Games since 2017 during which was the Managing Director of North America and […]


LEC: Pre-Summer Split Power Rankings

LEC: Pre-Summer Split Power Rankings

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The League of Legends European Championship kicks off this weekend on a high note after their representatives’ win at MSI. Some say Europe is the best region in the world right now, but many teams have to step up to live up to this title. Others must prove their worth in such a competitive region […]


Mobalytics is Giving Players the Information They Need

Mobalytics is Giving Players the Information They Need

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The realm of builds, win rates, and other analytical information about league of legends is full of options. Often times, these sites give players a plethora of information. Sometimes that info is in vast, unusable quantities. For some trying to eek every advantage out of their build, these might be the places they’d go. But […]



LoL News: Europe’s G2 Esports Takes MSI 2019 over Team Liquid

LoL News: Europe’s G2 Esports Takes MSI 2019 over Team Liquid

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ESTNN breaks down the MSI Finals between North America’s Team Liquid and Europe’s G2 Esports The Mid-Season Invitational’s Dramatic Conclusion It’s safe to say that the honeymoon phase of defeating world-renowned legends SKT T1 pales in comparison to the accomplishment of finally giving Europe its first taste of major gold in 8 years. The west […]






League of Legends: MSI Play-In Round 2 Recap

League of Legends: MSI Play-In Round 2 Recap

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This morning, four teams battled in the MSI Play-In Round Two for a ticket straight to the main stage. The first best-of-five series debuted Team Liquid (“TL”) taking on Phong Vu Buffalo (“PVB”), and was a fairly one sided affair. After that, the Flash Wolves (“FW”) fought Vega Squadron (“VEG”) to the same effect. This series was […]


MSI Play-In Round 2 Preview: FW vs VEG

MSI Play-In Round 2 Preview: FW vs VEG

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The Mid Season Invitational Play-In group stage closed earlier today with the conclusion of Group B‘s games.Vega Squadron (“VEG”) pulled ahead of the rest of the pack to emerge victorious and now is set to play the Flash Wolves (“FW”) tomorrow for a chance to go straight to the Main Stage. VEG, the representatives from […]


MSI Play-In Round 2 Preview: TL v PVB

MSI Play-In Round 2 Preview: TL v PVB

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The 2019 Mid Season Invitational is well underway, with the Play-In stage over halfway done. This stage was divided into two groups with four emerging regions each. Group A was considered the group of death, and they finished their group stage on Friday. The representatives from Vietnam, Phong Vu Buffalo (“PVB”), proved victorious. Now, their […]


League of Legends: A Closer Look at Group B of MSI

League of Legends: A Closer Look at Group B of MSI

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ESTNN dives Group B of MSI, breaking down the teams and their histories ahead of the Mid Season Invitational. With the recent news that Riot has updated the schedule and all groups will play on consecutive days with only a day of rest before the second half, the change makes it interesting to adapt and […]


League of Legends vs. DOTA 2

League of Legends vs. DOTA 2

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An introduction to the two League of Legends and DOTA 2 are two of the most prominent MOBA’s or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games on the globe right now. The two might seem worlds apart, but they are actually both based on the same game mod which was Defence Of the Ancients which was released […]



League of Legends: Diving Into Group A of MSI

League of Legends: Diving Into Group A of MSI

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MSI is around the corner, and many of the emerging regions are looking to make a splash. Group A is stacked, with the representatives of Turkey, Vietnam, Latin America, and Oceania battling it out for a chance to face Team Liquid. All four teams have hype around them with high hopes of making it into […]


League of Legends: The 5 Champions to Watch for at MSI

League of Legends: The 5 Champions to Watch for at MSI

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League of Legends’ 2019 Mid-Season Invitational is on the horizon. Here, the best teams from each region battle it out for the chance at international fame. There are many different teams and play styles that will be played, with come exciting champion picks bound to be used as well. The current LoL meta is one […]



League of Legends: The Mid-Season Invitational Overview

League of Legends: The Mid-Season Invitational Overview

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Around the world, Spring splits have come to a close and champions have been crowned. But for these champions, the fun is only just beginning. Starting next week we have the Mid-Season Invitational. Before we get into which teams will actually be there, let’s walk through the format, because it’s a little confusing. The Format […]


LoL News: Isurus Gaming Win First Ever LLA finals, Advance to MSI

LoL News: Isurus Gaming Win First Ever LLA finals, Advance to MSI

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South American organization Isurus Gaming has won the first ever Liga Latino Americana Championship and sealed a slot at the upcoming Mid-Season Invitational. Isurus Gaming Wins LLA Isurus Gaming became the first ever LLA (Liga Latino Americana) champion this past Saturday. The Final was held in the Movistar Arena in Bogota, Colombia. The LLN and […]


LEC Finals Preview: G2 Esports vs Origen

LEC Finals Preview: G2 Esports vs Origen

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Origen has a chance at their first title in the organization’s history, and look to beat G2 in their rematch. G2 will be favorites as they have already taken Origen down in a series. Caps and Perkz are members that will want to regain the crown and prove that G2 is one of the best […]


LCS: Team Liquid v Team SoloMid Finals Recap

LCS: Team Liquid v Team SoloMid Finals Recap

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Game One   Team SoloMid (“TSM”) won the first game of the Spring Split Finals against Team Liquid (“TL”). It was incredibly close for much of the game, but Broken Blade on Vladimir was the difference maker in the late game. This was even with Impact’s Kennen getting First Blood in a top side skirmish. […]



LEC Playoff Preview: Round 3 | Origen vs Fnatic

LEC Playoff Preview: Round 3 | Origen vs Fnatic

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Fnatic versus Origen has delivered some amazing moments for us in the past. Most notably they gave us the 2015 Summer Finals and strong performances in Worlds of that year. After Origen was relegated at the end of Spring Split 2017, it seemed that we had seen the end of the Origen brand. Thanks to […]


League of Legends: Is Jarvan IV the new NA curse?

League of Legends: Is Jarvan IV the new NA curse?

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Jarvan IV is one of League of Legends’ most valuable junglers in the current meta. He is a strong pick and is great at enabling his team to succeed. He is a staple pick all around the world, but is receiving more and more criticism in North America. Viewers and analysts noticed that players using […]


LCS Finals Preview: Team Liquid vs Team SoloMid

LCS Finals Preview: Team Liquid vs Team SoloMid

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This weekend Team Liquid (“TL”) and Team SoloMid (“TSM”) will fight for the 2019 LCS Spring Split title. TL looks to continue their dominance and win their third split in a row. On the other hand, TSM is seeking to take back their former glory. They want to reassert themselves as the best team in […]


LCS: The Rivalry of Jensen and Bjergsen

LCS: The Rivalry of Jensen and Bjergsen

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League of Legends fans all over the world know the names of Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg and Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen. The two are staples of the North American LCS and among the best mid laners in the world. They have fought on the Rift many times and find themselves in yet another battle for the LCS […]



LCS: Team Liquid vs FlyQuest Semifinal Recap

LCS: Team Liquid vs FlyQuest Semifinal Recap

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Game One   Team Liquid (“TL”) defeated FlyQuest (“FLY”) to open up the series. Similar to Cloud9 yesterday, TL piloted the Sona-Taric bottom lane duo to a game one victory. Impact was given First Blood at level one when FLY’s bottom lane tried to invade for vision. There was little early action after this besides […]


LCS: C9 vs TSM Semifinal Recap

LCS: C9 vs TSM Semifinal Recap

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Game One   Cloud9 (“C9”) styled on Team SoloMid (“TSM”) to take the first game of the series. They debuted the solo queue terror of Sona-Taric bot lane and smashed TSM with it. It wasn’t very good in lane though, as Zven killed Sneaky for First Blood in the two-versus-two. A couple of minutes later […]



League of Legends: Amazing Leaves Schalke 04

League of Legends: Amazing Leaves Schalke 04

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Earlier today Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider announced he is leaving Schalke 04 Esports (“S04”).  Last year he played for the S04 roster that surged in the Summer Split and nearly made the World Championship. Though they didn’t emerge victorious, their run was extremely successful. This year he moved over to managing the team, hoping to recreate similar […]


LEC Partners with Go Daddy and Sanquis

LEC Partners with Go Daddy and Sanquis

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Earlier today LoL Esports announced that the LEC partnered with two companies in preparation for their Spring Split Finals. The first of which is Sanquis, a blood institute that partnered with the EU LCS last year. The second is Go Daddy, a business that focuses on helping entrepreneurs get all the help they need to […]


LEC Playoff Preview: Fnatic vs. Splyce

LEC Playoff Preview: Fnatic vs. Splyce

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Splyce is looking to slay the kings of Europe and take their spot in the top three. Fnatic currently has an eleven game win streak going into this series and seem determined to end the weekend on 3-0 series. The winner of this game will get the chance to go to Rotterdam and face the […]


LCS Win Conditions: TL v FLY Semifinal

LCS Win Conditions: TL v FLY Semifinal

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This weekend North America’s top four teams will battle for their chance at the LCS 2019 Spring Split Championship title. After Cloud9 and Team SoloMid duke it out, Team Liquid (“TL”) and FlyQuest (“FLY”) will do so on Sunday. This series is expected to be rather one-sided, as TL finished far-and-above any other team in […]


LCS Win Conditions: C9 v TSM Semifinal

LCS Win Conditions: C9 v TSM Semifinal

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This weekend North America’s top four teams will battle for their chance at the LCS 2019 Spring Split Championship title. The first match of the weekend features longtime LCS rivals Cloud9 (“C9”) and Team SoloMid (“TSM”). Both teams are looking exceptionally strong coming into the series and will surely provide games worthy of their shared […]


LCS Playoff Preview: Team SoloMid vs Echo Fox

LCS Playoff Preview: Team SoloMid vs Echo Fox

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Echo Fox is looking to take down the three top teams of the LCS. Firstly they face TSM in the final quarterfinal match of the LCS playoffs. TSM wants to shake off their 2018 woes, once and for all, and have a chance to go to the finals for the first time since 2017 Summer. […]


LCS Playoff Preview: FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians

LCS Playoff Preview: FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians

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Golden Guardians accomplished what many hoped of them at the beginning of the split of making their first playoff appearance in team history. Even though they struggled to do so, they will be able to prove that they belong in the top six teams when they face FlyQuest on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET. FlyQuest […]




LCS: Week Nine Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Nine Day Two Recap

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FlyQuest v Golden Guardians   Golden Guardians (“GGS”) defeated FlyQuest (“FLY”) proving they’re a real contender as they move into their first playoffs ever. They played well and fully capitalized on FLY’s mistakes near the end of the game. Though Santorin killed Hauntzer for First Blood, GGS rebounded quickly. Contractz ganked the bottom lane and […]


LCS: Week Nine Day One Recap

LCS: Week Nine Day One Recap

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OpTic Gaming V Golden Guardians   Golden Guardians made history today for their organization as they punched their ticket to the playoffs. GGS has had solid early-game performances recently and continued that streak here. Contractz’s Kindred was able to secure three passive stacks very early in the game, setting the rest of the game up nicely. […]


League Championship Series: Week 9 Predictions

League Championship Series: Week 9 Predictions

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The last week of the Spring Split is finally upon us! There are multiple matches with important playoff implications set for the weekend. Five teams are fighting it out for the last two remaining playoff spots, while C9, TSM, and FlyQuest are looking to solidify their position in the standings. The big match of the […]



Zz1tai Returns to LoL and Rejoins RNG

Zz1tai Returns to LoL and Rejoins RNG

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It was announced today via @RNGRoyal that Liu “Zz1tai” Zhi-Hao will be returning from retirement to help Royal Never Give Up in the LPL. It is currently unclear how long he will be returning for or even when his first game will be. Zz1tai was part of the RNG roster throughout the 2018 year and […]


Radiance GG Announces League of Legends Team

Radiance GG Announces League of Legends Team

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The hype following Hai “Hai” Lam’s announcement regarding Radiance GG was nothing short of stratospheric. Since he joined the LCS analyst desk, Hai has garnered positivity from almost everyone. So when he revealed that he would be starting his own organization, there was lots of excitement from the community. Radiance has been hard at work […]


League of Legends: Top 40 Players in the World (2019)

League of Legends: Top 40 Players in the World (2019)

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Here are the Top 40 players currently in the League of Legends esports circuit. We have broken down the list into the 4 major regions (LCS, LEC, LPL, LCK). LCS #1: Doublelift Position: ADC Team: Team Liquid At the number one spot of this LCS top ten list is none other than Doublelift. Team Liquid’s […]


LCS: Week Eight Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Eight Day Two Recap

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Clutch Gaming v Golden Guardians   The Golden Guardians (“GGS”) began the second day of the LCS week eight with a victory over Clutch Gaming (“CG”). Much of the strength from GGS came from their bottom lane as they certainly delivered today. First Blood came out very early, as Lira killed Contractz in a Rift […]


League of Legends: Top 10 Players of the LEC

League of Legends: Top 10 Players of the LEC

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In the LEC’s inaugural season we have seen it all. With the near conclusion of the regular season, we take a look at the Top 10 players of the league. The list is also entirely subjective and can have inconsistencies with what others think. The way I looked at the list was with the idea […]


LCS: Week Eight Day One Recap

LCS: Week Eight Day One Recap

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Counter Logic Gaming v OpTic Gaming   Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”) kicked off the LCS week eight with a methodical win over OpTic Gaming (“OPT”). Their draft required a strong early game from the top side while their middle and bottom lanes scaled. CLG played it perfectly. Wiggily ganked for Darshan and got his top […]


League Championship Series Week 8 Predictions

League Championship Series Week 8 Predictions

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In our LCS Week 8 Predictions, we look at the second to last week of the LCS in order to have a better understanding of where teams will be stacking up for playoffs. This week we could see a couple of teams be eliminated from playoffs and others secure their spots. Saturday, March 16 Optic […]


League of Legends: The Power of Flex Picks

League of Legends: The Power of Flex Picks

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“Flex pick” is a term used in League of Legends quite a bit to describe certain champions and draft strategies. It specifically refers to a champion that is able to play in more than one lane or role. In the current meta flex picks play a crucial role, but they haven’t always done so. For […]


League European Championship Week 9 Predictions

League European Championship Week 9 Predictions

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Welcome to the Week 9 LEC Predictions! We enter the last week of the LEC regular season, and two playoff spots are still up for grabs. With a heavily disputed week, we decided to take a more in-depth look at our picks for this week’s predictions. Friday, March 15th (W9) Origen vs. Schalke 04: Brandon: […]


League of Legends: Top 10 Players in the LPL

League of Legends: Top 10 Players in the LPL

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With playoffs coming closer and closer, we wanted to take a look at the Top 10 Players in the LPL. For this list, we took into consideration the importance of the players in each team regardless of how high the team is located in the standings. Most notably, Uzi has not been included in the […]


LCS: Week Seven Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Seven Day Two Recap

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Golden Guardians v Team Liquid   Team Liquid (“TL”) defeated Golden Guardians (“GGS”) to kick off the second day of the LCS week seven. They were expected to win handily, but GGS actually gave them a run for their money for a while. Contractz was active early, solo killing Xmithie for First Blood and killing […]


LCS: Week Seven Day One Recap

LCS: Week Seven Day One Recap

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Counter Logic Gaming v Golden Guardians   To start off the LCS week seven, Golden Guardians (“GGS”) defeated Counter Logic Gaming (“CLG”). They accumulated a large gold lead early on, but did take a while to finish it off. At level two, Olleh found a great Death Sentence on Biofrost and got First Blood for […]


League Championship Series Week 7 Predictions

League Championship Series Week 7 Predictions

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Welcome to ESTNN’s LCS Week 7 Predictions! Spring Split is coming to an end within the next three weekends. But there is still a large portion of games to be played that will have a great influence on the standings. Currently, four teams are tied for fourth place and are looking to separate themselves from […]


LCS: 100 Thieves Replace Huhi for Soligo

LCS: 100 Thieves Replace Huhi for Soligo

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100 Thieves announced Friday that they are starting Max “Soligo” Soong for their games this weekend. This means their main mid laner, Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun, will be sitting out this week as the team looks to rebound. Huhi joined the team this year and most agreed he was a major improvement for the team. They looked […]


League of Legends: The Ranked Reset Everyone Wanted

League of Legends: The Ranked Reset Everyone Wanted

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Riot has finally decided on the state of the ranked system. In a dev update released today, a lot of the changes people were clamoring for are on their way. SapMagic once again starts his update by acknowledging the many positives of the preseason updates. Primary position rates, positional matchmaking, and queue times have been […]


League of Legends: Top 10 Players in the LCS

League of Legends: Top 10 Players in the LCS

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The LCS is loaded with talent all across the board. There are legacy names from top teams that are continuing to play at the highest level and newcomers that are upsetting the status quo. As the teams gets closer to the post-season, there is more debate around how is truly the best. What better way […]


League European Championship: Week 8 Predictions

League European Championship: Week 8 Predictions

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Four games currently separate us from the regular season and playoffs. In the next two weeks, we will have multiple games that affect the final standings and will be a great preview to matchups we will see in the playoffs. As for our predictions standings, things are heating up. Here are our standings: Brandon (44-26), […]


League of Legends: The Top 10 Players in the LCK

League of Legends: The Top 10 Players in the LCK

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As MSI draws closer, the LCK is looking to reclaim the League of Legends throne. The disaster of Worlds 2018 already seems far behind, as Griffin charges ahead of everyone, even teams they can’t play against yet. That being said, Griffin is not home to all of the best players in the region. If that […]


League of Legends Games to Watch: March 6-10, 2019

League of Legends Games to Watch: March 6-10, 2019

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This week there will be some extremely action-packed games that will make any LoL fan jump with joy. We did our best to include a varied selection of some of the more intense regions, and after the LCS fiesta last week we hope that TL versus CLG can deliver. Without further ado, let’s get into […]


LCS: Week Six Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Six Day Two Recap

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Clutch Gaming v Echo Fox   Clutch Gaming (“CG”), after a heartbreaking loss in the first day of the LCS week six, bounced back to defeat Echo Fox (“FOX”). They did so with a high damage, triple flex composition that gave them great lane advantages. The game began slowly and the only casualties were Dragons. […]


LCS: Week Six Day One Recap

LCS: Week Six Day One Recap

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Clutch Gaming v 100 Thieves   The LCS week six started off with quite a game. 100 Thieves (“100T”) pulled off a victory over Clutch Gaming (“CG”), but many won’t consider it deserved. CG dominated 100T from the offset, LirA ganked the top lane multiple times to set Ssumday’s Riven very far behind. CG found […]


League Championship Series Week 6 Predictions

League Championship Series Week 6 Predictions

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Welcome to our LCS Week 6 predictions! LCS is back in Week 6 for the second half of the split, and we’ve got some fascinating matches. We have the big NA classic of C9 versus TSM as the game of the week. We will see what teams will shift around in the standings.As for our standings, […]


Riot’s New Chief Diversity Officer is a Huge Step in the Right Direction

Riot’s New Chief Diversity Officer is a Huge Step in the Right Direction

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Riot Games has taken a major step towards improving its internal diversity circumstances. The company is bringing in Angela Roseboro to spearhead those efforts. Roseboro is the former Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Dropbox, the world’s premier cloud storage provider. The Diversity Controversy Riot has been at the center of a diversity […]


Golden Guardians Partner with Madrinas Coffee

Golden Guardians Partner with Madrinas Coffee

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On Friday, the Golden Guardians announced that they were partnering up with Madrinas Coffee. They announced this on their Twitter, along with a short video featuring Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell starting an exciting match of LoL. This partnership is the first esports team the company has partnered with. The Madrinas Coffee logo will be present on the […]


League European Championship Series Week 7 Predictions

League European Championship Series Week 7 Predictions

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Welcome to our LEC Week 7 predictions! Week Seven is a big week for many of the teams as some could possibly secure a playoff spot if they pull off victories in both their matches. The big story is the Fnatic and their unfavorable odds of making it into the Top 6. The predictions race […]



League of Legends: The LCK Week 5 Day 4 Recap

League of Legends: The LCK Week 5 Day 4 Recap

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The second round in the LCK is strongly underway after two days of action. The end of the first round brought story-book levels of redemption, as struggling veteran teams finally started to get going. That same enthusiasm carried into Day 4’s matches. Kingzone Dragon X vs. SANDBOX Gaming Game One After their victory earlier this […]


LCS: Week Five Day One Recap

LCS: Week Five Day One Recap

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100 Thieves v OpTic Gaming   OpTic Gaming (“OPT”) won a much needed match against 100 Thieves (“100T”) to start off the LCS week five. 100T had a strong early game though, despite their loss. Ssumday got First Blood with the help of AnDa and AnDa killed Crown a few minutes later. 100T slayed a […]


League of Legends: The LCK Week 5 Day 3 Recap

League of Legends: The LCK Week 5 Day 3 Recap

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The transition day between rounds was an exciting one in the LCK. The playoff race is heating up as teams in the middle get closer together. Not surprisingly, the best are only getting better as the gap between first and the rest continues to grow. Hanwha Life Esports vs. Damwon Gaming Game One Kingzone watched […]


League Championship Series: Week 5 Predictions

League Championship Series: Week 5 Predictions

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Week five will be giving us a whole array of amusing matchups as the first half of the Spring split comes to an end. With some crucial games that will have an impact on the playoff race, it will be vital for every team to put forth their best showing. As for our standings, they […]


League of Legends: The Future of Kayle

League of Legends: The Future of Kayle

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Earlier this week Riot Games announced the long awaited Kayle and Morgana reworks. While Morgana’s update is relatively small, Kayle is receiving major updates to her kit. This is great for her, as she’s been one of the most neglected champions in League for quite a while. According to op.gg, she currently has below a […]


League of Legends: The LCK Week 5 Day 2

League of Legends: The LCK Week 5 Day 2

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The second day of LCK week five action outdid day one as we saw redemption moments everywhere. Day 2 pitted playoff-hopefuls Kingzone against a struggling Jin Air and a strong SANDBOX against 2018 world reps Afreeca. Kingzone Dragon X vs. Jin Air Greenwings Game One Things started well for Deft and crew as the Kingzone […]


League European Championship Predictions Week 6

League European Championship Predictions Week 6

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Another week is in the books and the race for playoffs is as tight as can be in the League European Championship Predictions for Week 6! We currently a two-game difference between 6th place and 8th. If we look at the standings above, there are four teams tied or separated by one game. In terms […]


League of Legends: The LCK Week 5 Day 1 Recap

League of Legends: The LCK Week 5 Day 1 Recap

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The halfway point of the LCK 2019 Spring Split gave us some exciting matches for the first day of the week. The LCK is shaping up to reclaim the world throne, as Griffin and SANDBOX continue to steam ahead of the rest. Griffin vs. Gen G Griffin took another step toward history as they met […]


League of Legends: LCK Week 4 Recap

League of Legends: LCK Week 4 Recap

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The fourth week of the LCK has wrapped up, meaning we’re finally halfway through the Spring Split. The matches have been exciting to watch, and everyone seems to be playing with renewed energy after their week-long break for the Chinese New Year. We also got to witness the “one-week meta” full of Frostfang users and […]


League of Legends Games of The Week: Feb. 20-24, 2019

League of Legends Games of The Week: Feb. 20-24, 2019

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Another week has gone by, and ESTNN has another League of Legends Games of the Week for you. This week, we saw two of the remaining four undefeated teams lose their first matches. The Spring Split is another week closer to playoffs, and we have started to get a better grasp on what each region’s […]


LCS: Week Four Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Four Day Two Recap

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100 Thieves v Echo Fox   Echo Fox (“FOX”) dominated 100 Thieves (“100T”) in their second game of the LCS week four. With the Malphite counter pick into Jayce, FOX got a lead early on and never let go. It started at six minutes, where FOX stole an Ocean Dragon from 100T and secured First […]


LCS: Week Four Day One Recap

LCS: Week Four Day One Recap

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Team SoloMid v OpTic Gaming   In the first match of LCS week four, Team SoloMid (“TSM”) defeated OpTic Gaming (“OPT”). It was a grind, but it paid off for them in the end. The early game was uneventful, the only action before 15 minutes was OPT slaying two Dragons. The teams were content farming, […]


League Championship Series Week 4 Predictions

League Championship Series Week 4 Predictions

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As we get closer to the end of the first half of the split we look at a very even race for the playoffs. Four teams are tied for both 3rd and 7th (Separated by one win) and many important matchups will be played this week that could doom some teams out of playoffs. Our […]


League of Legends: The Scoop on Sylas

League of Legends: The Scoop on Sylas

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Sylas is League of Legend’s newest champion, and has one of the flashiest kits in the game. His ability to steal ultimates is a terrifying mechanic and makes him a true threat. He was released on patch 9.2 and despite seeing a decent amount of play in both solo queue and pro play, his place […]


League European Championship Week 5 Predictions

League European Championship Week 5 Predictions

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With the second half of the Spring Split, we look to make some solid predictions on this tough week of games. Our standings are the following: Brandon (29-11), Manny (26-14), Major (24-14), and Ibriz (25-15). Who will gain ground in the prediction race as we set ourselves up for the second half? Regardless of who […]



LCS: Week Three Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Three Day Two Recap

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FlyQuest v Echo Fox   Echo Fox (“FOX”) grabbed a victory against FlyQuest (“FLY”) in the first match of the day. It was a very even game and a joy to watch. The action started around nine minutes, where a skirmish broke out near the bottom lane. FLY secured First Blood, but had to pay […]


LCS: Week Three Day One Recap

LCS: Week Three Day One Recap

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100 Thieves v Clutch Gaming   100 Thieves (“100T”) started off LCS week three with a win over Clutch Gaming (“CG”). The team compositions shown above are in fact correct, despite the craziness of CG’s poke composition. The game was the longest of the split so far, even though 100T had an early lead. They […]


League Championship Series Week 3 Predictions

League Championship Series Week 3 Predictions

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Week three of the LCS looks to be an interesting one. The two main games to focus on will be TSM vs. C9 and FlyQuest vs. TL. With another week of LCS on its way, we hope to see the real strength of teams. With seven teams currently tied on 2-2, it is difficult to […]


League of Legends: Riot’s Toxicity Controversy

League of Legends: Riot’s Toxicity Controversy

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League of Legend’s ranked system is coming under fire recently, but not only because of the new positional ranking. People are now criticizing Riot for their punishment system of toxic players. A series of Tweets quickly became viral on Reddit, and attracted a significant amount of attention from the community. The Problem This situation all […]


League of Legends: FlyQuest’s Surprising Case for Second

League of Legends: FlyQuest’s Surprising Case for Second

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An Offseason to… Forget? As we entered this year, many of us looked to the all-star roster moves of the majority of the LCS teams with a sense of wonder and awe. Team Liquid adding World Champion support CoreJJ. Golden Guardians adding Froggen, Olleh, and Hauntzer. Heck, even Optic Gaming brought CoreJJ’s fellow World Champion […]


League European Championship Predictions Week 4

League European Championship Predictions Week 4

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After three weeks we still have G2 Esports as our undisputed best team of the LEC. We also have seen Misfits struggle to completely dominate teams, as they did the first week and a half of play. A lot of the bottom half teams picked up wins to remain packed for the sixth place spot. […]



LCS: Week Two – Day Two Recap

LCS: Week Two – Day Two Recap

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Golden Guardians v 100 Thieves   100 Thieves (“100T”) snagged their first win of the split in their match versus Golden Guardians (“GGS”). They started off strong with AnDa counter-jungling Contractz effectively and nullifying any pressure he could have. First Blood did go to Contractz however, but 100T did get a trade kill back. 100T […]


LCS: Week Two – Day One Recap

LCS: Week Two – Day One Recap

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Echo Fox v Team SoloMid   Team SoloMid (“TSM”) defeated Echo Fox (“FOX”) in the first game of the week. The game was close in the beginning though. FOX secured an early Ocean Dragon at five minutes and then Solo made a two-versus-one outplay under his top lane tower that got him two kills for […]


League Championship Series: Week 2 Predictions

League Championship Series: Week 2 Predictions

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Week 1 of the LCS gave us a lot to digest after ten intense games that have given us some upsets already. With a mix of coaching and roster moves throughout the offseason, it was difficult to determine team standings in the new LCS. After one week it is not any easier, though we have […]


League of Legends: The Problems with Positional Ranking

League of Legends: The Problems with Positional Ranking

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Patch 9.2 introduced positional ranking for the ranked ladders in North America and Korea. This new rank system gives players a rank for each individual role, as opposed to the old system of having a single rank. So far the reception to this change has been negative. There are many problems people have with the […]


League European Championship: Week 3 Predictions

League European Championship: Week 3 Predictions

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The second week of the LEC gave us some great games and yet another upset. With we have a much better understanding of where teams should be ranked heading towards week three. Some of the notable storylines to keep in mind will be the two extremes of the standings. One 4-0 team remains in G2 […]


LCS: Jatt’s Departure from Caster to Game Designer

LCS: Jatt’s Departure from Caster to Game Designer

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Joshua “Jatt” Leesman made a startling announcement on the most recent episode of “The Dive” today.  He told fans and audiences that he was leaving the esports scene to work on game development and balance. Because he is such a well-known figure in the scene, his departure is all the more shocking. As one of […]


League of Legends Games to Watch: Week of 1/27-2/3

League of Legends Games to Watch: Week of 1/27-2/3

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With the LCS starting at the tail end of last week, we have finally seen all major regions play. With one week to go before Lunar New Year, we take a look at some of the best matchups. Don’t forget you can watch all these games through ESTNN TV, watch.lolesports.com or any of the respective […]


LCS: Week One Day Two Recap

LCS: Week One Day Two Recap

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The second day of the first week of LCS is a wrap! Many teams are showcasing incredible potential with their new rosters, while some are struggling. Teams are still trying their best to start off on the right foot this split, and are giving viewers great games. Even though its early into the season, there’s […]


LCS: Week One Day One Recap

LCS: Week One Day One Recap

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After a long off-season, the League of Legends Championship Series is finally back! With a ton of preseason roster changes, the ten North American teams are ready to get on the Rift. There are many exciting players along with equally exciting picks that are sure to make even the first day of LCS captivating. All […]




NA LCS: 100 Thieves, A Team to Watch

NA LCS: 100 Thieves, A Team to Watch

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Strengths The brand-new roster for the North American League of Legends team 100 Thieves offers a lot to the league in terms of power. They bring an anchor to the game in top lane where few other teams in the league can replicate. Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho has consistently proven himself to be a force to […]