The Elusive 1st Place: Can CLG Beat the KOO Tigers?

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Fans around the world were rewarded for their years of undying faith when CLG finally won a LAN event, where they systematically picked TSM apart in a 3-0 sweep at Madison Square Garden in the NA LCS Summer Finals. With this win, CLG locked in North America’s #1 seed for the 2015 World Championships, and with that, a much higher…

The changes that made CLG champions: a statistical analysis

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It is obvious for anyone who follows the North American LCS that Link’s dramatic departure from Counter Logic Gaming redefined the team, as CLG went from never making the LCS finals to becoming champions of summer 2015. Disregarding Link’s everlasting inability to carry in high pressure games, being the main shotcaller, Link’s departure from CLG changed how they play the…

What are the odds? – Worlds 2015

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Who are the favorites? After countless top 10’s,Pick Em’s,analysis and predictions..we pretty much know who he favorites are.The top dogs.SK,EDG and LGD seem at least a tier above any other team.And in each group two teams seem stronger than the other two.We have KOO Tigers undisputed number one seed with CLG heavy favorites for second.Invictus Gaming and Fnatic fighting out…

The Eastern Gap

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To me, this is the most exciting world championship since Season 2, but for very precise reasons. Before most big international events there are always common strains of thought among the community about what regions are strong, what players are strong, and the East vs. West gap. Hype trains are built and derailed, but often, general thought moves in the right…

Xmithie back for work

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Photo from Twitter Have the divines heard Xmithie’s prayers? Well, World? Here comes CLG Xthimie! After the depressing story of how Jake “Xmithie” Puchero could not attend Worlds due to visa issues, JaeHyun “Huhi” Choi was supposed to play instead of Xmithie. Fortunately for the team, the Xmithie’s visa has been approved yesterday according to the CLG twitter post.    Great news!…

DH Stockholm: CLG to DH Cluj-Napoca

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Counter Logic Gaming is the second team to qualify for DreamHack Cluj-Napoca through the DreamHack Stockholm qualifier.   DreamHack Cluj-Napoca Coverage Hub Click here for results, VODs and all the other information   The North American teams have proved their supremacy once again. Following Cloud9 success during the first day of DH Stockholm, CLG has now respectively topped their group,…

The Worlds Top 20 – A critical analysis of Riot's player ranking

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With only a couple of days left until the start of the League of Legends World Championships 2015, Riot Games started to reveal their Top 20 Player Ranking for this year starting off with CLG’s Doublelift and SKT’s Bang  on places 20 and 19. One day later KT Rolster’s Piccaboo and CLG’s Aphromoo followed on places 18 and 17.[1] Although…

Worlds: Group A preview and predictions

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Photo: LoL eSports Worlds 2015: Group A – Preview and Predictions Group A – Survival of the Fittest One may argue that this group is the weakest among all the groups. Nonetheless, one can also argue that this group is the most dynamic group of all. Generally, the group’s largest competition will fall to the three teams: Counter Logic Gaming,…

The Rising West

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image: http://ryant101.weebly.com/league-of-legends-world-championships.html Western fans should not be weeping over the group draw, but rejoicing. NA and EU are actually in a great position this Worlds. I don’t mean there is a chance one of those 6 teams wins it all, there is basically NO chance of that happening. I mean these regions have reputation to gain this year, and in the…

Revisiting an international rivalry in the LCS era: Cloud 9 vs. Fnatic

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When Riot Games introduced the League Championship Series, there were a lot of games to look forward to. We would get to see CLG vs. TSM a lot more often. SK vs. Fnatic would also be a match we could often enjoy. What we would miss though, were the games between Korea, China, Taiwan, Europe and North America. In this…

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