EU LCS

League of Legends vs. Overwatch. Which game has built a better esports infrastructure?

The Dynamics of an Esports Team

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2019 has just kicked off and already we have some tournaments under way. In CS:GO, Team Liquid just won the iBUYPOWER Masters, the Chongqing Major is underway for the Dota 2 community, and the LCS for League of Legends...
Rekkles and Doubelift have a conversation

EU and NA LCS Summer Split Top Contenders

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There's a huge rivalry between Europe and North America in numerous esports, but perhaps none are on the same scale of the conflicts found in League of Legends. Whether it's Rift Rivals or the World Championship, there's a stench...
Team Liquid are the EU LCS Spring Split Champions

Team Liquid Topple 100 Thieves in NA LCS Spring Split Finals

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Path to the Finals This past weekend saw the culmination of the NA LCS Spring Split, featuring Team Liquid and 100 Thieves. Team Liquid found their way into the NA LCS Finals by sweeping Cloud9 in the best-of-five Quarterfinals, and beating...
IMT Olleh competing at the 2017 Season Playoffs.

League of Legends Meta Analysis: 2017 Summer Playoffs

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All but two berths have been decided for the 2017 League of Legends World Championships, with the remaining spots up for grabs in the European and North American gauntlets. As far as most analysts are concerned, all of the...
Perkz Monitor

EU LCS Week 1 Recap: New Players, Same Teams

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After an offseason that felt like it lasted forever, the EU LCS resumed this weekend. Six series in however, and we've yet to see a single upset. Everyone's favorite stars are looking as strong as ever. Origen 0 -...
The introduction of the 10 ban system in League of Legends will, we hope, increase champion diversity at both the casual and professional level.

10 Bans in League of Legends: Strategy, Depth, and Diversity

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In a measure to increase champion diversity in professional play, Riot announced this January that teams will now ban a total of 10 champions during champion select. In addition to increasing overall champion diversity, the change presents teams with...
Vitaltiy

Team Vitality Announces 2017 EU LCS Roster

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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...
Origen XPeke Announcement

Origen Announces 2017 League of Legends Roster

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Over a simple YouTube video, Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño Martinez announced the new roster for Origen's League of Legends team, after a disappointing 2016 season that left the former international contenders vulnerable to relegation. Upon returning to the EU...
Liquid Piglet Sits

Liquid Finishes 4th at IEM Gyeonggi: First Impressions

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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...
ROX Smeb PraY

ROX Tigers Roster Splits after Contract Negotiations Fail

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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...
Hauntzer Marry Me Success

How Do We Measure Success in Esports?

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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.
Samsung Rests

Samsung Rolls Past H2K, Setting up All-Korean Final

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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...