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NA LCS Week 9 Recap

After Week 8 of the Spring Split, some playoffs hopes had already been crushed; however, the top half of the standings were still very much to-be-determined. FlyQuest, OpTic Gaming, and Golden Guardians all had a shaky few weeks and...
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NA LCS Week 8 Recap

Saturday, March 10 Clutch Gaming kicked off Week 8 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series with a serious win over Echo Fox, the front-runners in the standings. Clutch's win cemented them as a playoff contender and they...

NA LCS Preview: Team EnVyUs Faces Uphill Battle Against CLG

This Sunday at 12 PM (PDT), sixth place Team EnVyUs (8-10) will face off against current third place contenders Counter Logic Gaming (12-6) in the NA LCS. Let’s start with the good news for CLG fans: Team EnVyUs has enjoyed two splits...

The Slow Death of Counter Logic Gaming’s CS:GO Team

For parts of 2015, Counter Logic Gaming was arguably the best team in NA. They had consistent role players around some potential stars, and got good results. Going into 2016, the team was not making much progress. Throughout 2016...
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Worlds 2016: Who’s Undefeated after Week 1?

Who's managed to remain undefeated at Worlds 2016? Not SK Telecom T1, nor Team SoloMid - not even number 1 seed from China, Edward Gaming, who had an undefeated season regionally. Heck, tournament favorites ROX Tigers have even dropped a match. In short, everyone has been beaten,...

Cinderella Story: North America’s Hope Alive

The season-ending Worlds tournament taking place in North America during a time in which multiple analysts have North American teams ranked above many of their international counterparts seemed almost too good to be true. The potential for not just powerhouse...

Esports Edition’s Worlds Day 1 MVP: CLG Xmithie

The 2016 League of Legends World Championships have officially begun. CLG kicked off the tournament facing off against Europe's number one team in G2. Much to the delight of the home crowd at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco,...

Worlds Group A 2016: A Closer Look

Worlds Group A 2016 This past weekend the 2016 Worlds group draw took place, leaving us some time to salivate over the opening matches we'll be seeing when the end of the year Worlds tournament officially kicks off on September...

CLG Interview at Northern Arena: Focused on Building a Team

Esports Edition traveled to Toronto last Thursday for a day of interviews with the teams attending Northern Arena. We sat down with Counter Logic Gaming’s CS:GO team for a quick chat before they had played any of their matches...
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Into the Mind of CLG’s Bedrock – Interview with Xmithie

Through constantly performing beyond expectations, Counter Logic Gaming's Jake "Xmithie" Puchero has finally started to earn proper acclaim and admiration from the crowd. He brings a highly controlled and deliberate play style which has formed as the fundamental base...

NA LCS Playoffs: Semi-Finals Predictions

The initial round of NA LCS playoff action has concluded pretty much according to plan. Cloud 9 took down Envy, dropping only a single game along the way, and CLG made easy work of Team Liquid. So, if things went...
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Trash Talk Is for Animals – You Should Grow Up

Who doesn't love a little friendly banter between competitors? For fans it can drive up the entertainment value. For competitors, talking smack might ignite their competitive fire. For me, it's ridiculous. The Attraction of Trash Talk Trash talk is one of...