Jung’s Wednesday Rant: SPOTV Is a Joke

As if it wasn't enough that Monte and DoA were leaving the Korean League of Legends scene, on Monday night we all witnessed the miracle of broadcasting that is SPOTV. Riot took a hard fork this year with the choice...
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MonteCristo and DoA Leave LCK

The conductors of the 'Korean hype train' have made it to their last stop. As of January 10, 2017, Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist will no longer be casting League of Legends in Korea. The most iconic casting...

Team Vitality Announces 2017 EU LCS Roster

Coming into a new LCS split with a dynamically different format, Team Vitality has added some key pieces to its roster in the hopes of reinventing the team's identity. Returning to the team are Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet (Top), Erlend Vatevik...
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Liquid Finishes 4th at IEM Gyeonggi: First Impressions

Going into IEM Gyeonggi with mere days of practice, Team Liquid's League of Legends squad was surrounded with question marks. With Matt "Matt" Elento being the only returning player from the playoff squad they fielded last year, the roster...

Imp Assaulted in Korean Restaurant

On December 12, 2016, LGD Gaming's marksman Gu "imp" Seung-bin was reported to have been assaulted in a Korean restaurant, after a confrontation with two men. In a TwitLonger post, LGD released some key details, including that imp's glasses were broken....
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Esports Roster Building: Shiny Things to Dull Problems

The offseason is a fantastic time to analyze the strategic approaches of the owners of esports teams. And, for the purposes of this piece, let's look at teams, not organizations. This means we are emphasizing the building of a...
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ROX Tigers Roster Splits after Contract Negotiations Fail

Perhaps the only glue that could have kept the ROX Tigers intact was a World Championship. The Korean regional champions have likely seen their Cinderella story come to an anti-climatic and surprising close, just after taking the KeSPA Cup in...

Deft and Pawn Leave EDG, LCK Bound?

EDG mid laner Pawn took to Facebook today to announce he would be leaving his team of two years. Pawn made a name for himself playing for Samsung Blue and Samsung White, who he won the Summoner's Cup with...
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How Do We Measure Success in Esports?

It's a big question, and there's four (and more) lenses by which we can evaluate the success of an esports team: Results, Marketability, Consistency, and Potential.
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The Pro Player Effect: Miss Fortune(ate) Solo Queue

If you've managed to catch the semifinals of Worlds 2016, one sleeper pick has surprised more than the others: Miss Fortune - not only Miss Fortune, but Miss Fortune support. The ROX Tigers first showcased this cheesy champ against SKT...
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Samsung Rolls Past H2K, Setting up All-Korean Final

One thing is for certain after the semifinals at the 2016 League of Legends World Championships: a Korean winner. While the first semifinal series was a 5 game display of amazing League of Legends, the match between Samsung and H2K...
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Bengi Benched as SKT Takes 3-1 Victory over RNG

The reigning League of Legends World Champions are one step closer to being the first team to claim back to back titles. After dropping a shocking initial match to Royal Never Give Up, SK Telecom T1 made a fairly drastic...