Grading the Champion Updates of 2017

Grading the Champion Updates of 2017
As was the case in 2016, Riot has reworked the gameplay (and in most cases, visuals) of four older champions in the past year. Overhauls of this kind are typically subject to mixed reactions across the League community, but inevitably certain ones age better than others -- both in solo queue and in professional play. So once again, let’s take...

Sergioramos:) Captures Title at Clash Royale World Finals

Sergioramos:) Captures Title at Clash Royale World Finals
Mexico's Sergioramos:) is officially the world’s best Clash Royale player. Yesterday at the first ever Crown Championship World Finals, which took place at London’s Copper Box Arena, Sergioramos:) defeated United States player MusicMaster to win the top spot to take home the Golden Crown, $150,000 and the title of first ever world champion. More than 27 million players from around the...

KSV eSports Acquires Samsung Galaxy Roster

KSV eSports Acquires Samsung Galaxy Roster
The League of Legends 2017 world champions may be sticking together in 2018, but it appears they will do so under a new name. Sources report that American organization KSV eSports, which stands for Korea + Sillicon Valley, has come to an agreement to purchase the Samsung Galaxy roster of Lee "CuVee" Seong-jin, Kang "Ambition" Chan-yong, Kang "Haru" Min-seung, Lee "Crown"...

Team Liquid Obtains Doublelift’s Contract for 2018 Season

Team Liquid Obtains Doublelift’s Contract for 2018 Season
Following reports that TSM would sign former G2 bot-lane duo Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen and Alfonso "Mithy" Aguierre Rodriguez, Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng is headed back to Team Liquid for the newly franchised 2018 season. Doublelift, whose contract with TSM doesn't expire until 2019, first played with Team Liquid this past May, being loaned from TSM to help the team avoid relegation from...

Esports Dynasties: Good or Bad?

Esports Dynasties: Good or Bad?
As SK Telecom T1 prep to fight for their third straight and fourth ever world championship title, the question comes up yet again: is such a dominant powerhouse in the game helpful or detrimental to League of Legends’ success and fanbase? Jonas and Corey spell out their cases for both sides of the issue.   Jonas: The Case for Dynasties...

Case Study: About Win Conditions feat. Misfits and TSM

Case Study: About Win Conditions feat. Misfits and TSM
How do you win a game of League of Legends? Destroy the nexus, of course. Okay, but how are you going to destroy the nexus? Having an answer to this is the first step in playing the game effectively. League is a strategy game after all, so it’s important to actually be thinking in game instead of just playing it....

LMS Week 7 Rundown

LMS Week 7 Rundown
Week 7’s only just concluded, but the picture of LMS is really starting to take its shape. The standings through this point are as follows: It’s about this time that we start to envision what might be the mid-season future for all of these teams, as the number of possibilities are dwindling.   FW, AHQ We start with Flash Wolves...