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Will franchising be good for the level of competition in the LEC in the short term?

With the start of the LEC and the injection of new teams, players and management, there has been a tonne of hype. Dramatic off-season changes, new ‘super teams’ and the return of fan favourites Origen have given us all questions: Will the old guard remain dominant? Which super team will come out on top? Who will step up and who, will fall down? It is expected that coming off the best European Worlds run in years, hopes for the LEC would be high. In this article I seek to examine the validity of the hype and temper rampant excitement. Continue reading “Will franchising be good for the level of competition in the LEC in the short term?”

Why I’m not sold on C9 making a deep run at worlds.

C9 made it out of group B today in dramatic fashion, fending off Vitality in a close race for a quarterfinals spot. It was a fantastic game of edge of your seats drama, hype, excitement and heartbreak. With C9 surging to take the second seed. Continue reading “Why I’m not sold on C9 making a deep run at worlds.”

Detonation Focusme: A Dark Horse?

Today saw the League of Legends World Championship kick off in Korea, with the world wondering whether an emergent region would challenge the pre-tournament favourites. With G-Rex showing up and smashing through Kaos Latin Gamers and Gambit Esports; Cloud 9 destroying Kabum in the opening game of the day. It seemed that the ‘Script’ would be followed to the letter, with both the NA and LMS teams dominating the emerging regions. However the day was made more interesting when DetonatioN Focusme took the stage against Kabum. Continue reading “Detonation Focusme: A Dark Horse?”

Gauntlet summary:

So that’s it. fnatic,Vitality,g2 are Europe’s three hopes at the world Championship.

  • 1st seed: fnatic
  • 2nd seed: Vitality
  • 3rd seed: g2

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G2 vs Schalke 04: The battle for Worlds.

Will Europe’s Third Seed be The Old Guard or a New Contender?

Today saw g2defeat Splyce in a tight five game series. Despite Splyce claiming a 2-1 lead it was the surprise return of mages in the bottom lane that won the day for g2. Continue reading “G2 vs Schalke 04: The battle for Worlds.”

G2 vs Splyce: Who will advance to face the Final Boss?

Yesterday’s series saw Splyce advance to the second round of the EU Regional qualifier in a shaky series against misfits logoto face g2. Continue reading “G2 vs Splyce: Who will advance to face the Final Boss?”