The Teams that Woulda, Shouda, Coulda

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People often only remember the winners, the teams and players with the greatest achievements are the ones to go down in the record books. This is the story of the forgotten line-ups, broken by external forces outside of the server, dying before their time was up, leaving people only to speculate on what would have been, should have been, and…

Clement’s Diary // Day 1 & 2 Worlds [PARIS] // Flash Wolves & ahq

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Clement’s Diary // Day 1 & 2 // Flash Wolves & ahq 09/28 The 2015 World Championships. The LMS has ahq and FW as representatives. Both teams left very early in the morning to catch the plane to Paris—this marks the beginning of their journey to the World Championships. This time, I’ll be leaving for Paris as well to witness…

Competitive champion diversity across three seasons

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Competitive pick/ban stats, along with solo queue pick/ban rates, are often used as the barometer for overall champion balance and diversity. To that end, Riot’s 2015 patch notes have lauded increasing champion diversity with their changes. But looking at those competitive stats—has Riot really succeeded? Let’s analyze competitive pick/ban statistics from across all major regions since the inception of the…

ASUS to host $10,000 Nordic event

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ASUS will be putting up $10,000 for their next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event: the ASUS ROG Nordic Challenge. The tournament will take place at the annual DigiExpo in Helsinki, Finland during the Dreamhack Cluj-Napoca weekend from October 30th to November 1st. A total of eight teams will compete at the invite, with all but one being directly invited to event. This…

Team Coast signs Skrunk as coach

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The ex-LunatiK lineup have secured the coaching services of Robin “ScrunK” Röpke after lackluster results. The ex-LunatiK lineup have secured the coaching services of Robin “ScrunK” Röpke after lackluster results. Team Coast have decided to invest in a coach for their recently-signed North American lineup by hiring ex-myKPV member Robin “ScrunK” Röpke, who has been without a position with a professional organization…

Ditya Ra left Arcade.PowerRangers

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Arcade.PowerRangers are hit once again by roster changes but this time around, the replacement of a player comes during the roster lock time frame set up by Valve. There is no secret that Power Rangers have struggled to accomplish any great performance even since pre TI5 qualifiers when Ivan ‘Gorec’ Kartankov was brought into the team. At the end of…

In anticipation of the World Championship – Eight great historical outplays ft. Deft, Fnatic, Madlife and more

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Introduction and classification Outplays form a significant part of why we watch League of Legends. More than just a tick in the number of wins or kills, they more interestingly express excellent athleticism and skill. During a wonderful moment, they can erode our preconceived notions of possibility and establish new orders and rankings. It is important to clarify, that one…

10 Underrated Players to Watch at Worlds 2015

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With The Recent hate of LolEsports top 20 list I thought I would make a smaller list with players that did not make the cut but are underrated players in their role that helped carry their team to the Championship. This List will be based on Group lane matches along with Summer Split / Summer Play off / IWC Performances…

What would you do if you could change anything in CS:GO?

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A video has emerged where professionals take a look at various issues withing CS:GO. A recent video from Fragbite.se looks at comments from CS:GO professional players, broadcasters and afficionados, addressing various ways in which they would tweak they game, given the opportunity. Quite a broad variety of opinions were voiced, some quite interesting, others very technical and a few far-fetched….

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