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A report from ESPN has alleged that French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and UK-based esports organisation H2K have finalised a partnership that sees them co-apply for a franchise slot in the European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS). The EU LCS Summer Split has now wrapped up, meaning when the European competition returns it […]
The NA LCS Summer Split has come and gone, and the first and second seeds of North America are now decided. It is now time for a series of best of fives to determine who will be joining Team Liquid and 100 Thieves in South Korea to have a shot at the title of World Champion. Here are the teams in the Regional Qualifier – ranked according to their recent performances. 4. Clutch Gaming Clutch Gaming has a tough road ahead of them if they wish to go to Worlds. (via lolesports Flickr) Clutch Gaming might be the forgotten men, but they are not out yet. The team has two claims to fame— their upset win against TSM in the quarterfinals last spring, and the longest game of the entire season. They are in the Regional Qualifier because of their 4th place finish last spring. I’ll be honest with you: Clutch Gaming have not looked that hot at the end of the summer split regular season. They finished 9th. Individually the team members were poor. They have a tough road ahead of them in the gauntlet. They need to show that they have made improvements while they sat out the NA LCS Playoffs. Clutch Gaming’s playstyle is, “concede the minimum, scale safely, and win a late game team fight”. For most of the summer split this style of play did not work well. Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten wasn’t comfortable as any champion, even on his signature Swain from spring. Nam “LirA” Tae-yoo has been out of sorts as well, missing crucial smites and getting outjungled by his opponents. A major cause of concern is Clutch Gaming’s bottom lane. Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgent and Apollo “Apollo” Price haven’t replicated their form seen in the spring. Hakuho’s playmaking and Apollo’s reliability have been absent and it has hurt the team. 2v2 kills have happened in the laning phase during the regular season as well. One ray of hope for the team is that Colin “Solo” Earnest has stepped up in the summer. He has been a serviceable tank player, and has shown to be capable piloting carry-oriented champions. If Clutch Gaming can recapture their old form they have a chance. 3. Echo Fox Will we see a more refined Echo Fox? (via lolesports Flickr) Echo Fox are an unpredictable team. They are an absolute joy to watch but they can just as easily have you pulling your hair out. What they lack in consistency they make up for in spirit. They never stop fighting. No matter he balance of the game. But it’s consistency than wins the big tournaments. In Spring they took a bunch of wins in the first half of the split. Only to fall off in the second half. In the summer, we saw more or less of the same. Then in the regular season we saw an uptick in form. The main carries to watch are Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon and Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett. Huni is the same aggressive top laner we have seen on Fnatic, Immortals, and SK Telecom T1. We have seen him completely take over games whenever he gains an advantage in the top side of the map. However, whenever he is behind, he struggles to find a way back into the game. Huni maybe depends a little too much on his jungler. If his lane is ganked once or twice successfully, it ends the game for him. Dardoch, on the other hand, has been the best carry jungler in the League. The performances that he has shown on champions like Kindred and Graves belong on the highlight reels. He paths intelligently and outjungles his opponents. He takes high-risk plays and he possesses the mechanical prowess to pull them off. The bottom lane has greatly improved since the roster changes. Lawrence “Lost” Hui seems to have champion pool issues, but on comfort picks he is capable of darting and weaving in the midst of a team fight, dishing out great amounts of damage. Andy “Smoothie” Ta is also a great laning support and is dependable as a playmaker and shotcaller. Tanner “Damonte” Damonte is a reliable mid laner in rather supportive mid lane picks such as the Galio. Is it finally time to see him try his hand at the Malzahar? The problem with the team is that while they may have highs their lows aren’t far away. They get caught out mid-rotation and at times they are uncoordinated when making plays or in team fight situations. If they improve their communication they could secure 3rd seed. That’s a big if. 2. Cloud9 Will the Swole Bros pave the way to another C9 appearance at Worlds? (via lolesports Flickr) At one point this summer Cloud9 looked invincible. Widely considered the top team in North America. Then the playoffs came and the shortcoming were there for all to see. They were making blunders in the drafting phase, over-prioritizing champions that are unexpected on the part of the enemy team. This is obvious in their first rotation picks of the Quinn and the Twitch. No team has been using these in the summer. In addition, they repeatedly drafted all losing lanes in some games in the post season. What has gotten them to the Grand Final of the NA LCS Summer Split is their employment of the seven-man roster. By swapping out their middle lane and jungle duos, they are able to give multiple identities to the team. The duo of Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen and Robert “Blaber” Huang focus more on skirmishes across the river and jungle. While the duo of Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer and Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen focus more on lane dominance. In the Playoffs, we saw Rookie of the Split Blaber underperform. This meant him and Jensen were subbed out for Goldenglue and Svenskeren. We also saw the “original” mid-jungle duo of this roster, Jensen and Svenskeren, in their final game against Team Liquid. It’s not yet clear what iteration we will see in the gauntlet. A noticeable pattern is that Eric “Licorice” Ritchie has not been receiving resources and subsequently the team haven’t been playing through him. Even in scenarios where they could go for a lane-dominant counter pick they haven’t. Cloud9 went for tanks for him instead. Licorice arguably has the greatest carry potential in the team. If the team let him take over it could be to their advantage. Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi and Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam have been doing well in lane. Getting 2v2 kills against Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng and Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung in the finals. In addition, Sneaky is perfectly capable of carrying games on the Kai’sa, and it is a possible draft option for the team. Cloud9 has not missed Worlds since its inception but they are at risk to do just that, if they don’t improve their early season form 1. Team SoloMid Will TSM’s record of being able to attend each World Championship finally come to an end? (via lolesports Flickr) Disclaimer: I am not a TSM fan. Yes, of course I know Cloud9 won against TSM in the Semifinal. Why, then, am I putting them at the top of the power rankings for the regional qualifier? TSM was the team to show the biggest improvement over the course of the playoffs. They played the maximum amount of games a team can play in their postseason run (15 games.) They have netted convincing wins in the series that they played. It is also notable that in their series against 100 Thieves, spring split’s runner up, they almost had a perfect game. TSM have a decent chance of making it to Worlds because they have found their groove during their playoff run. Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell looks comfortable on champions with clear engage options such as Sion, or ones that could be rather scrappy such as Ryze. Jonathan “Grig” Armao’s playstyle is now better defined. Not exactly a tank player. His potential is realized on champions that have target selection options such as Sejuani or Camille. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen can be counted upon to safely scale on champions like Kai’sa and Varus, or he could be on a safer pick like Ezreal. Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez can also be a dependable playmaker and secondary engage or disengage, like on Morgana or even Gragas support. It must noted that TSM can pick the Swain and Pyke bottom lane, that could kill a squishy carry in lane if one of their crowd control abilities lands. The star of the team is, of course, Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg. He has been on different champions over the course of the summer, and has proven himself exceptional on assassins. This is not news, he made his name in the LCS in a time when assassins were common in the middle lane. The surprise is that he has shown himself to be proficient on supportive picks like the Zilean in the third place match, and this is a pick that other teams should look out for. Team SoloMid’s drafting is akin to what the teams from the LCK do. Flexing Ryze to the top lane, picking Swain and Pyke for the bottom lane and picking the Vel’Koz as a counter to a blind pick Ryze in the middle lane. Judging from recent trends we might get to see them pick up the Urgot as a flex pick between mid lane and top lane sooner or later. We will see if TSM continues its legacy of being the only team to have made it to every World Championship. Which team do you think will be North America’s third seed? Do you agree with our power rankings? Let us know in the comment section below! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest on your favourite esports titles! The post 2018 NA LCS Regional Qualifier Power Rankings appeared first on Esportsranks.
Don’t walk away from the LCS scene yet! We’ve got unfinished business to attend to. The third seed for the EU LCS has yet to be decided, and the EU LCS Regional Finals 2018 are here to do just that. Four teams will participate in a best of 5 matches in the King of the Hill format. The ones who win will step ahead and face the next team in their way, while the losing team will be disqualified. The team that’s left standing at the end of the match-spree will become the third seed for the EU LCS and have the privilege of a shot at the World Cup this year. Any one of the teams that qualified for the EU LCS Summer playoffs has the potential to win it all and go on to the international stage … yes, even Splyce. However, it doesn’t seem too likely that they will, which is why we’re here to give insight into which teams look to be the strongest right now (and those who don’t). EU LCS Regional Finals 2018 Schedule Friday, September 14, 2018 – Day 1 (Splyce vs Misfits) Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Day 2 (G2 Esports vs TBD) Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Day 3 (Schalke 04 vs TBD) The teams are placed in ascending order according to the amount of championship points they have. The one with the highest being Schalke, while the lowest, and the one at the bottom, is Splyce. It’ll be over within a single weekend, by the end of which we’ll have our third seed at the ready. EU LCS Regional Finals 2018: Power Rankings 1. Schalke 04 Is this the Year of the Duck? It’s in Schalke’s hands to make it so in this EU LCS Regional Finals 2018. (Image via LoL Esports Flickr) It was a tough decision between Schalke and G2 for the top spot. However, after Schalke’s recent performance this has given us the confidence that they’ll be able to win this one. Their chances of winning, along with the current ‘power’ they wield, are probably the highest in the group right now. They’ve developed an ability to anticipate what is coming from a team. We seen this against Fnatic and Vitality, and we’re sure they’ll be able to come up with a whole new strategy for day 3 of the EU LCS Regional Finals 2018. Nukeduck showed that he can play aggressive champs, even against the best mid laner in the region. He came close to destroying Caps at certain times, which gives us confidence in him being able to take Perkz on. Schalke have an amazing (no pun intended) roster at the moment that flows like water. We doubt Hjarnan will be able to keep up with Upset like Rekkles did. The current meta heavily suits Schalke 04 and this increases their chances at winning the EU LCS Regional Finals 2018. They’ll have more time to prepare for their opponent since they’re on top of the ladder. This preparation time has proved a bonus for Schalke. 2. G2 Esports Perkz will be the player that G2 will look towards during the EU LCS Regional Finals 2018. Can he pull through? (Image via LoL Esports Flickr) Last we checked, the Perkz and Jankos duo was suffering immensely due to Jankos’ shortcomings. We expect those will have been taken care of by now. If not, G2 really don’t stand much of a chance during this event. Wunder has always had trouble dealing with Alphari. If Misfits win against Splyce, as we’ve predicted they will, he’ll have his work cut out for him. We hope and expect that problems like these will have been solved because G2 have had plenty of time to recover from where they’ve found themselves. 3. Misfits If Misfits overcome their weaknesses, they can clean sweep the EU LCS Regional Finals 2018. (Image via LoL Esports Flickr) At their best, Misfits aren’t just the best team in the region … they’re one of the best in the world. However, the problem is that they’ve recently been at their worst, which is a performance that’ll make you question what they’re doing in the EU LCS Playoffs in the first place. It’s all a matter of where they are right now. Their playmaking recently has been poo and that’s why they have been placed 3rd. Misfits have a great laning phase. They win most, if not all, of their lanes. Yes, we’ve seen Sencux being smashed to the ground when he tried to challenge Perkz in a battle of mechanics in the past, but once he’s on a Malzahar that changes. From there he is able to move the team along. The team’s top lane, bot lane and jungler are all S+ tier. This makes their recent performances puzzling. If they work on their macro they can make the EU LCS Regional Finals 2018 more interesting. If not, there’s always next year. 4. Splyce Splyce don’t seem like they stand much of a chance. Can they prove us wrong? (Image via LoL Esports Flickr) Last, and apparently the least as well, is Splyce. They’re by no means a bad team; they’ve taken down the best of the competition repeatedly. However, what really goes against them is their lack of consistency. They’ve been flip flopping for quite some time, and it’s reflected in their win rate. When it comes to individual match ups they are outclassed. They rely too heavily on the late game. Most of their games recently have ended near the 30 minute mark, which is where they do their best work. That’s why this team is sitting 4th in our list. If they can figure out a way to get to the late stages of their games, they have a fighting chance. If they can’t, then it’s game over for them. They will have prepared for this event rigorously from the moment they were defeated in the EU LCS Summer 2018 quarterfinals. However, it’s still a long shot to assume that anything will have changed for them because the meta is the same. And even if the meta favored them, they’ve still got 3 of the best teams in Europe to defeat, which we doubt they’ll be able to do. What do you think of our breakdown of the EU LCS Regional Finals 2018? Do you think Schalke 04 will win it, or do you think there’s another team who’ll grab the third seed title and head over to Worlds? Let us know in the comments below! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on League of Legends! The post EU LCS Regional Finals 2018 Power Rankings appeared first on Esportsranks.
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The confetti is still being swept from the stage of the Oracle Arena, but we’re already prepping for the next big NA LCS event. The final spot for North America at the 2018 World Championship is up for grabs in the NA Regional Gauntlet. Four of the NA LCS’ top teams are going to battle […] The post Meet the 2018 NA LCS Regional Gauntlet teams appeared first on Daily Esports.
Last weekend Cal Esports brought 24 club members to the NA LCS summer finals. A month ago it opened up its state-of-the-art Esports Community Center, which any other club to come and use. It's all about inclusion and the experience.
Chinese organisation Royal Never Give Up (RNG) and KFC signed a one-year sponsorship deal, the team announced through Weibo. Mainly known for its League of Legends team, RNG is arguably the most popular esports organisation in China at the moment. The team shared the promotional poster for the new partnership on the Chinese social media […]
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Latin American North team, Rainbow7, couldn’t continue their streak of excellence, but Kaos Latin Gamers had no problem continuing theirs. After a dominant 18-3 run in the CLS 2018 Closing Split, KLG went 6-1 in the Closing playoffs. KLG defeated Furious Gaming with a 3-0 record and proceeded to win the CLS final 3-0 against […] The post Kaos Latin Gamers Qualifies for the 2018 World Championship appeared first on VPEsports.
Invictus Gaming started the year as the best team in China, but failed to make it to the Mid-Season Invitational. That was a disappointment, but iG did not disappoint last night. After going down 2-1, iG defeated JD Gaming 3-2 to head to the LPL final and punched its ticket to Worlds. Invictus Gaming will […] The post Invictus Gaming Qualifies for the 2018 World Championship appeared first on VPEsports.
Four teams headed into this weekend at the NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals looking to prove their strength, but only two of them emerged victorious in the end. Summer has come and gone, and we are now closer to Worlds more than ever. The summer split is now officially over. All that’s left now is the Regional Qualifiers. Whoever wins there will join Team Liquid and 100 Thieves at the World Championship in South Korea. This weekend was where teams proved their strength, hoping to display impressive form and have some confidence into the weeks ahead, whether it is in the gauntlet or Worlds itself. Here are my thoughts on the NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals: NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals Matches Third Place Match: Team SoloMid vs 100 Thieves TSM has cemented its place as one of the top teams in North America. (via lolesports Flickr) Result: Team SoloMid 3-2 TSM prove their strength The match itself had little relevance to TSM as they were sure to go the gauntlet anyway, but it was important for both teams to show their strength as both were still in the running for Worlds contention. As TSM was sure to go into the gauntlet, the momentum of winning this match is important for them in the future. Coming into this match, TSM was expected to pick an assassin for Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, and to put Grig into a rather tanky jungler. For this series, Bjergsen has been on the Zilean for four games and on the Vel’Koz in one game. These are not picks that we expect him to excel with to be the one to carry the entire team, but we have seen some impressive Zilean play from him nonetheless. His ultimate timings and his bomb layering have been almost perfect. He has won lane against Ryu “Ryu” Sang-wook in all five games, being ahead in CS in the laning phase as well. The team put Zven on Kai’sa for all five games. Although Kai’sa is an excellent late game carry, the team just couldn’t pour the necessary amount of resources into him so he could effectively carry the game for them. Game 4 of the series showed exactly what TSM can do if they’re firing in all cylinders. That one was almost a perfect game for TSM. TSM took advantage of lane-winning matchups, punished mistakes, and took a mile everytime their opponents gave them an inch. 100 Thieves go to Worlds 100 Thieves need to work on a lot of issues before they can take on the World Championship. (via lolesports Flickr) Due to the result of the final, 100 Thieves goes to Worlds, but there are quite a few problems for the team. First is their usage of Richard “Rikara” Samuel Oh. They used Rikara for Game 1, and put him on a Jhin. They won that game due to Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho’s Gangplank, but even after the victory, Rikara was subbed out for Cody Sun. It seems rather strange to use Rikara for only one game and sub him out even with a win. In the following games, Ssumday was no longer on a carry and was forced into tank duty as most of the resources go to Cody Sun, which was their usual playstyle for most of the regular season. The team’s incapability to play around Ssumday who can be a massive threat when put on a carry is raising some cause for concern. Another problem for the team is Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black. The spring split’s most valuable player has been having a lot of deaths over this split’s playoffs, whether in lane or being caught out in rotation, securing vision, or engaging without the follow-up from his team. While it may be more of a team communication problem rather than a problem for Aphromoo himself, it still needs to be addressed by the team. Another issue for the team is with Ryu. The lack of middle lane priority has been plaguing the team in the entirety of the playoffs. 100 Thieves may have finished fourth this split, but they have a lot to work on if they want to do better in South Korea for Worlds. Grand Final: Team Liquid vs Cloud9 Team Liquid is, without a doubt, the best team in North America. (via lolesports Flickr) Result: Team Liquid 3-0 Team Liquid successfully defending their title at the NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals. As a result, they are now back-to-back NA LCS champions. With the championships and the kind of performances they displayed this season, they have earned their well-deserved place as the top team in North America. It is not to say that this series, in particular, was not even close. There were moments in the series where Cloud9 could have taken the games into their hands. What is different with Team Liquid is their vision control: with the help of Jake “Xmithie” Puchero, Team Liquid is capable of placing deep wards into the enemy jungle and track the enemy jungler. While usually on the tanky side of the jungle champion pool, you’d have a hard time finding someone who can match his value both in vision control and playmaking as well. Eugene “Pobelter” Park also seems to have evolved in this series. He was playing a lot more aggressively in the Irelia pick most especially. This is a big surprise coming from a player known to play safe. Risky all-ins are not part of Pobelter’s usual playstyle. He isn’t even known to deliver a carry performance at all. But in this series, he was able to carry the team alongside Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, and we could look to a future where Team Liquid has two threats in Pobelter and Doublelift. Cloud9’s 7-Man roster falters Cloud9 will have to emerge victorious in the gauntlet to qualify for Worlds. (via lolesports Flickr) Team Liquid swept Cloud9 in the NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals. This is despite going 8-1 in the second half of the regular season. Cloud9 just couldn’t get anything going, and te same problems that plagued them against Team SoloMid in the Semifinals also haunted them in the Grand Finals. Rotating the roster was definitely not as effective as Cloud9 hoped. The duo of Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen and Robert “Blaber” Huang did not appear to have the same kind of effectivity in the NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals that it had in the regular season. Blaber had a rather lacklustre playoff performance, and he was not able to take control of the game on the Hecarim pick, with Jensen on Malzahar supporting him. They were subbed out on the second game for Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen and Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer. Cloud9 then decided to put Svenskeren on Lee Sin while Malhazar stayed in the middle lane. This was not successful as well. Once Team Liquid got to match point in the NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals, Cloud9 swapped Goldenglue for Jensen. Despite building synergies between their mid laners and their junglers, C9 decided to put the series in the hands of experienced players that could possibly match their counterparts in Team Liquid. However, this was to no avail in the end. As a result, Cloud9 will now go to the Gauntlet. Though they will enter as the top seed of the regional qualifiers, they may want to use the remaining time to further improve the employment of their seven-man roster. Final Thoughts As a result of the NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals, Team Liquid and 100 Thieves will now go to South Korea for the World Championship soon. This weekend, we’ll find out which of Clutch Gaming, Echo Fox, Team SoloMid, and Cloud9 will join them there. In any case, all of the teams from NA will have a lot to prove, and we can only hope that the region can finally prove itself as a competitive region in League of Legends. What did you think of all the action that happened during the NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals? Do you think Team Liquid and 100 Thieves will perform well at Worlds? Which team do you think will be North America’s third seed? Let us know in the comment section below! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest on your favourite esports titles! The post NA LCS Summer 2018 Finals Recap: Team Liquid and TSM emerge victorious appeared first on Esportsranks.
Charge up your blasters and prep the spaceships for launch, because League of Legends‘ new event is here! Riot Games has announced their newest event, “Odyssey” today. It is coming with a fresh new set of skins, mission rewards and the introduction of a Player-versus-Environment (PvE) mode, Extraction. Check out the animated trailer for the […] The post New League of Legends event “Odyssey” debuts new skins appeared first on Daily Esports.
It’s hard to tell who’s happier with the way the EU LCS Summer 2018 Finals turned out – Vitality fans or Fnatic fans. In either case, we’re definitely happy since we predicted this weekend just right! While Vitality had a decisive victory against Misfits, Fnatic had to strive a little harder for what they have right now. Here is our EU LCS Summer 2018 Finals recap for those who missed out on all of the action! Vitality Had the Time of Their Lives YamatoCannon is definitely a proud coach right now. (Image via LoL Esports Flickr) It’s almost funny to think just how much everyone was siding with Misfits on the third place match. Even Caps and Rekkles were certain that Misfits would wipe the floor with Vitality, but the exact opposite happened. Jiizuke was finally put on some carries, and he truly took off. There’s no telling why Vitality held off on doing something like this in the semifinals, but the important point is that Spring Split Jiizuke was able to play again, and Misfits didn’t stand a chance. Aside from the Zilean, every champion he picked was a hard carry, and his damage charts were insane. The whole event looks even better for Jiizuke because the rest of his team members didn’t really stand out during the match, with him being the sole threat for Misfits. While his LeBlanc was spectacular, we’ll never forget his performance on Ryze during the fourth and final game of the match. The Italian Stallion completely ravaged Misfits with outplays and insane amounts of damage. If anyone came close to him, it’d be Attila, who also played to his very limits! Misfits never knew what hit them, and their macro game was far less than what it should have been. Vitality were back at their unstoppable tempo which they displayed during the final week of the group stage. Now, through this victory and the one by Fnatic, Vitality have earned themselves a place in Worlds 2018, and they couldn’t be happier about it. Fnatic Won Their Seventh Title of the EU LCS The man who’s made the EU LCS Summer 2018 Finals memorable – Rekkles. (Image via LoL Esports Flickr) Without a shred of a doubt, Fnatic are, once again, the Kings of Europe. That doesn’t mean they had their victory easy, though. As we’ll discuss during this EU LCS Summer 2018 Finals Recap, Schalke were extremely domineering in their gameplay and managed to give Fnatic an extremely hard time. Schalke were vary of Rekkles throughout the match and didn’t let him have his Tristana for a single game. Fnatic responded by scaling for the late game and drafted Kai’sa for their team composition. The one mistake that Fnatic did make was not anticipating that Schalke might have something in mind coming into the match. They expected Schalke to play with their slow, scaling style with Amazing on a Sejuani, but they were completely wrong. Schalke drafted an early game composition, and baited Fnatic by handing over Akali – one of the strongest mid laners in the current meta. Caps didn’t hesitate to pick her instantly, which was a blatant mistake as Nukeduck had Lissandra waiting for him. The entirety of Schalke’s composition was based around early game strength with the potential to lock down single targets. Schalke Lost Their Footing After the First Game Losing to the best team in Europe is nothing to be ashamed of. (Image via LoL Esports Flickr) Fnatic seemed to have learned their game, because after that, not a single chance was given to Schalke. Although S04 tried their best with their teamfighting skills, Fnatic had the upper hand during the draft phase. Nukeduck started picking mechanically intense and high damage champions, which, ironically, Caps replied to with a Malzahar. He was able to shut Nukeduck down after that. The final blow came with Fnatic drafting Xayah and Rakan in their fourth game, something which they seem to have had as a backup. It ended up paying big-time as well, because Rekkles became the huge carry that his team needed him to. After a picture-perfect engage by Hylissang on his Rakan, Rekkles was able to clean up shop and end the game entirely with a quadra kill. Schalke still have a chance to make it to Worlds, however. It could be a tough fight, seeing that teams like Misfits and G2 will be participating, but if they play as they’ve done this far, they’ve got a solid chance to rise again. What did you think of our EU LCS Summer 2018 Finals Recap? Did you find the games exciting or lackluster? Let us know in the comments below! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on League of Legends! The post EU LCS Summer 2018 Finals Recap: Fnatic and Vitality to Worlds 2018! appeared first on Esportsranks.
Team Liquid’s Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung faced criticism for his performance at the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational and lack of consistency in the Summer Split, but he never let that get him down. After perhaps the hardest split of his career, Olleh performed when it counted and came out on top with Team Liquid at the Oracle […] The post TL Olleh: “I support Doublelift to get him ahead, to get him really good awards, and to bring him success.” appeared first on VPEsports.
The North American League of Legends Championship Series concluded yesterday, with Team Liquid beating Cloud9 for the top position in a match that featured many surprising moments. It has been a long tournament for the ten teams to compete in the LCS of 2018. Ever since June of this year, professional teams have been vying […] The post Team Liquid become NA LCS Summer champions appeared first on eSportsJunkie.
Team Vitality (VIT) placed fourth in EU LCS Spring after losing 3-2 to Splyce, but placed third in the EU LCS Summer Split after defeating Misfits Gaming 3-1 yesterday. As a result of Fnatic’s 3-1 win in the EU LCS final over Schalke 04, Team Vitality qualified for the 2018 World Championship. Following Schalke 04’s […] The post Fnatic Wins EU LCS, Team Vitality Qualifies for the 2018 World Championship appeared first on VPEsports.
MAD Team is a team full of surprises, but after a decisive 3-0 win over J Team last night in the LMS Summer semifinals– there are no more. MAD Team is heading to an LMS final match against Flash Wolves and have secured a spot at the World Championship. In the event that MAD wins […] The post MAD Team Qualifies for the 2018 World Championship appeared first on VPEsports.
100 Thieves dropped the third place match 3-2 against former North American tyrant, Team SoloMid, on Saturday night, but still achieved something important this weekend. Team Liquid defeated Cloud9 3-0 in the Summer NA LCS final, meaning that 100 Thieves has qualified for the World Championship with the highest amount of circuit points. Event media […] The post 100 Thieves Worlds Qualification Press Conference appeared first on VPEsports.
With an incredible performance today, Team Liquid has won two NA LCS Finals in a row via sweep. Cloud9 just could not find a foothold with any of their lineups. Team Liquid would end up stomping them three games in a row. Many NA LCS fans hail Team Liquid as the best team in North […] The post Team Liquid sweeps Cloud9, wins NA LCS Finals appeared first on Daily Esports.
Along with the prestige of the title, Fnatic has secured the No. 1 seed heading into Worlds.
After an impressive summer split, Fnatic mid laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther is taking home the 2018 EU LCS season MVP award. It is the cherry on top for the best season of his career, one that would solidify him as a true superstar mid laner. No Surprises Here Many EU LCS fans would expect this […] The post Caps takes home 2018 EU LCS Summer Split MVP appeared first on Daily Esports.
Fnatic has secured their seventh EU LCS title after a convincing 3-1 series win over Schalke 04. They now look forward to the World Championships as the first European seed. Fnatic was coming from a pretty dominant 3-1 series against Misfits, where they would exercise their will against Hans Sama and co. The MVP of […] The post Fnatic defeats Schalke 04, wins EU LCS Summer Finals appeared first on Daily Esports.
Think of the World Titles of Esports, the biggest, most prestigious events: League of Legends Worlds, The International, Blizzcon, EVO, and the CS:GO Majors. There is something special and unique about these events that make them naturally stand out above the rest of the tournament calendar year. This manifests in the mental element of the […] The post The Underdog Mentality is the Key to FaZe’s Chance at a Major Victory appeared first on VPEsports.
China’s Royal Never Give Up won the LPL Spring Championship, the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational and their semifinal match last night against Rogue Warriors, 3-1. After punching its ticket to the LPL 2018 Summer Finals, RNG has officially punched its ticket to the World Championship. This will be the organization’s sixth straight LPL final appearance and […] The post Royal Never Give Up Qualifies for the World Championship appeared first on VPEsports.
Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng and Rasmus "Caps" Winther have been revealed as the Most Valuable Player vote winners in North America and Europe respectively.
Two Los Angeles Twitch streamers re-broadcasted the 2018 Asian Games stream of League of Legends finals netting 500k viewers. The post Unauthorized Asian Games Twitch stream nabs 500k viewers appeared first on Daily Esports.
Team Vitality have inched closer to participating in the 2018 World Championship after winning their 3rd place decider match against Misfits Gaming in the 2018 EU LCS Summer Split playoffs.
After a close back and forth affair, TSM would steal their five-game series away from 100 Thieves. Team Solo Mid officially ends their NA LCS summer season in third place. Team Solo Mid was fresh off a semifinals loss to Cloud9, who will be fighting for the NA LCS summer championship against Team Liquid. They […] The post TSM takes down 100 Thieves for NA LCS third place appeared first on Daily Esports.
Latin America North (LAN) is traditionally defined by the success of Lyon Gaming — now known as Rainbow7 — but now no longer. Rainbow7 was eliminated by Dash9 in the semifinals and Infinity eSports claimed the 2018 Summer Crown of LAN. After upsetting a Predators Esports lineup full of veterans, Infinity eSports defeated Dash9 3-2 […] The post Infinity eSports Qualifies for the 2018 World Championship appeared first on VPEsports.
Brazilian team, KaBuM! e-Sports, is most famous for their upset victory over European team, Alliance, at the 2014 World Championship. In 2018, they will return to the World Championship after winning the CBLoL Winter Final against Flamengo eSports. In a 3-2 nailbiter series, KaBuM matched Flamengo eSports’ mixed-nationality roster with stronger teamplay and communication. KaBuM […] The post KaBuM! e-Sports Qualifies for the 2018 World Championship appeared first on VPEsports.
Having already qualified for the League of Legends World Championship, Team Liquid’s aspirations go beyond this Sunday’s NA LCS Finals. If they are going to redeem their underwhelming performance at MSI and achieve international glory, this veteran roster must make the most of their last chance to improve before League’s biggest event of the year.
Major Esports organization Fnantic hosts a pop-up bar for fans during the 2018 European League of Legends Summer FInals in Madrid, Spain. The post Fnatic hosting a pop-up bar during EU LCS Finals appeared first on Daily Esports.
One of the dominant narratives in the 2018 North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer has been the rise of Cloud9. The team struggled early in the split, swapping out mid laner Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, bot laner Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi, and then-support Andy “Smoothie” Ta. This evolved into a seven-man lineup with two mid/jungle […] The post C9 Svenskeren: “I think the swaps reignited the flames in the players” appeared first on VPEsports.
Via the official League of Legends esports Twitter, Team Liquid’s superstar ADC Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng is the MVP of the NA LCS Summer Split. The Summer Stats Leader It might have been a very easy decision for many voters on who they should choose for MVP. Doublelift has been having one of his most dominant […] The post Doublelift wins 2018 NA LCS Summer MVP Award appeared first on Daily Esports.
The Worlds dream of Team Vitality is in arms reach after taking down Misfits in the EU LCS third-place match. The fiery Team Vitality is coming from a loss to FC Schalke 04, where the German-based team would outclass Vitality quite easily. However, they are still aiming high for a Worlds appearance. They are still […] The post Vitality takes down Misfits to win third place in EU LCS appeared first on Daily Esports.
Misfits didn't stand a chance.
OGN’s involvement with Korean League of Legends concluded on September 8th with the 2018 LCK Summer Final between KT Rolster and Griffin. After a grueling five game series, KT Rolster came out on top 3-2, securing the #1 Korean seed for the World Championship. As a result, the Afreeca Freecs also qualified as the #2 […] The post KT Wins LCK, Afreeca Qualifies for World Championship appeared first on VPEsports.
After The Shotcaller revealed that Bwipo wouldn’t be eligible for the EU LCS Sumer Split 2018 Rookie of the Split award, discussion amongst the community sparked on whether this was deserved. Lots of fans disagreed with this decision. Due to honor his performance over the SPring and Summer Split, Riot Games have decided to introduce […] The post Bwipo has received the newly introduced EU LCS “Most Outstanding Rookie of 2018”-Award appeared first on The Shotcaller.
Griffin can kiss its Royal Road goodbye.
The EU LCS Finals game of Schalke 04 Esports vs Fnatic is sold out – 11,000 people will attend the live event in the Palacio Vistalegre to watch their favorite EU LCS players battle it out. The venue is completely sold out for the game for 1st. More than 7,000 tickets have been sold for […] The post The EU LCS Finals are sold out, 11k people will attend Schalke 04 vs Fnatic appeared first on The Shotcaller.
Last month, China’s national team won the first ever League of Legends competition at an Olympic-sanctioned event, and no one in China was able to see it—at least not in an official capacity. Despite having purchased the broadcasting rights to the entire inaugural esports program for the Asian Games 2018, China Central Television (CCTV) didn’t...
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