Three points to be made on League of Legends’ competitive future

img-1

As a fan of eSports and sports in general, all these discussions over releasing or not releasing players’ salaries to the public made me ponder a lot on what type of model Riot and its peers want to lead League of Legends into. From team owners with VC backing clamouring for opening these records to industry veterans saying it’s too…

GeT_RiGhT stays as final Ninja

img-1

The Ninjas in Pyjamas have confirmed that Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund will be the final part of their reworked lineup in 2016. With the announcement two days ago that the Ninjas would be bringing Jacob “pyth” Mourujärvi into their revamped 2016 lineup, many speculated that the Swedish team would keep the two remaining players from their old roster, Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg and Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund. Those…

Shanghai Major : The Invitations.

img-1

Valve reveals the eight directly invited teams to Shanghai Major and the regional qualifiers .   All the teams that are getting a direct invite to the Shanghai Major will be revealed in the next hour and a half, Valve announcing a new team every other 10 minutes.   Teams that will participate in the regional qualifiers will also be…

Update: Shanghai Major : The Invitations.Alliance to end the list

img-1

Valve reveals the eight directly invited teams to Shanghai Major and the regional qualifiers .   All the teams that are getting a direct invite to the Shanghai Major will be revealed in the next hour and a half, Valve announcing a new team every other 10 minutes.   Teams that will participate in the regional qualifiers will also be…

Top 5 2015 NA LCS moments that we won't get to see again in 2016

img-1

What a year it’s been. Now that 2016 is upon us it’s time to look back at the greatest moments from the 2015 NA LCS that unfortunately we probably won’t get to see again in 2016. Let’s cut to the chase. 5.) Coach Scarra and his botched handshake Scarra is a human highlight reel and you can’t help but love…

The Shanghai Major Teams

img-1

The Shanghai Major, the first Major tournament of 2016, will feature sixteen of the best teams in the world competing over five days in a double elimination tournament. As with The Frankfurt Major, eight teams will be directly invited, and eight teams will come from the Regional Qualifiers. Each of the four Regional Qualifiers will feature ten teams, eight preselected…

Xmeik's Wednesday Long Read: Looking Back on 2015 and End of Year Awards

img-1

2015 was a banner year for the professional League of Legends scene.  With outstanding tournaments and competitions, we’ve been blessed to enjoy the most competitive season since 2012.  Looking back, we’ve seen monumental change between players and regions, leading to consistently high quality games in nearly every corner of the globe that League of Legends reaches.  There were good times, bad times, and times…

Splyce signs Dogmen

img-1

Splyce (formerly Follow eSports) signs Dogmen, the roster who was previously signed with 3sUP. Splyce, an esports broadcast tracking website, signed Dogmen on December 30th, 2015, after Splyce’s former CS:GO team broke up recently. Dogmen was released recently to 3sUP Enterprises, a well-known esports organization who is currently without a CS:GO roster. The new Splyce roster is going to be in the…

EU LCS – Fnatic Breakdown

img-1

With the European League of Legends Championship Series roster lock on the 1st of January and the split starting on the 14th of January I thought it would be appropriate to break down each of team in the order they finished the Summer Split. These team breakdowns will include looking at the rosters primarily and anything else important to note….

Raz replaces Brokenshard as Team Dignitas' head coach

img-1

Photo by Intel After only one competitive event, Team Dignitas head coach Ram “Brokenshard” Djemal has stepped down to make way for Barento “raz” Mohammed as DIG’s new coach for 2016. Brokenshard, having a long history as a player in the European League Championship Series, was brought in to coach Team Dignitas EU back in February of 2015. The team…

1 2 29