October 20, 2019

League of Legends 2019 Worlds Quarterfinals

League of Legends Worlds 2019 Group Stage comes to a close and Worlds quarterfinals are here. This past week was full of exciting matches and surprising outcomes. The top eight teams who will battle it out in playoffs have finally been decided. Group A Griffin G2 Esports From Group A, Griffin came from behind to […]

October 18, 2019

Cloud9 eliminated from the Worlds Group Stage for the first time since 2015

For the first time since 2015, Cloud9 has been eliminated from Worlds before making it to the Knockout Stage. On October 18, 2019, C9 entered the second round of the Group Stage round robin with a 1-2 score. In order to stay alive in the tournament, they needed to beat every opponent in their group. […]

October 18, 2019

Inside the troubled League of Legends team Griffin

The League of Legend’s team Griffin is currently at Worlds 2019, but the controversy surrounding this esports organization shifts the light from their players. Griffin is a South Korean esports organization owned by esports entertainment company STILL8. It has teams competing in about three esports games with League of Legends taking priority. Griffin earned a […]

October 17, 2019

League of Legends World Championship Week 1 Rundown

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship is in full swing, sixteen teams have been battling it out at a shot at winning the biggest prize in competitive League of Legends. The teams have just completed their first round robin with many upsets across the board, here is the rundown on the groups thus far […]

October 16, 2019

Riot Games announces new games and more

Riot Games announced several new games in addition to changes to League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics. The new games include a new card game, a fighting game, a tactical shooter and an esports manager game. Riot Games owns the popular MOBA League of Legends and has continued to dominate the esports landscape. With over […]

October 16, 2019

Clutch Gaming goes 0-3 in first half of Group Stage

Despite Clutch Gaming’s bravado, the first half of the League of Legends World Championship Group Stage has come to an end, CG finishes with a disappointing score of 0-3. CG was placed into Group C, or what is known as “The Group of Death.” CG’s opponents are all teams expected to place high into the […]

October 15, 2019

Bjergsen re-ups deal, becomes strategic shareholder with TSM

Few esports pros are as synonymous with one team as Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg and TSM League of Legends. Roster turnover in esports is the norm with free agency often feeling like a merry-go-round, spitting players to new teams. Since Bjergsen first put on the TSM jersey in 2013, entire esports have come to fruition, new […]

October 12, 2019

Worlds 2019 top region profiles

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship kicks off today, October 12. 16 of the best teams around the world battle it out to hoist the Summoner’s Cup. Fans will generally say their favorites are from the home region. Esportz Network analyzed and profiled the number one team emerging from the LCK, LPL, LCS and […]

October 11, 2019

Five take-aways from Worlds Play-Ins

Play-Ins have come and gone, and we’ve been left with a taste of what the League of Legends World Championship will bring. Champions have been flexed around the map game after game. Even more surprisingly, it isn’t limited to the better teams of the tournament. Weaker teams that participated in Play-Ins have shown no resistance […]

October 10, 2019

LoL Worlds 2019 Meta report: Group Stage edition

Worlds 2019 Group Stage kicks off soon and the champions brought to battle are on everyone’s mind. So far in the Play-In stage, 80 unique picks were present in just 43 games. Even so, the most important picks still dominate the meta. Pantheon was banned for 42 of the 43 games and is the only […]

October 9, 2019

LoL Worlds 2019 Group Stage Preview

With the conclusion of the Play-In stage, the final 16 teams playing in the League of Legends Worlds 2019 Group Stage are decided. The qualified teams joining the fray are Clutch Gaming from the LCS, DAMWON Gaming from the LCK, Hong Kong Attitude from the LMS, and Splyce from the LEC. While no wildcard regions […]

October 8, 2019

Riot Games releases Worlds 2019 theme song “Phoenix”

Riot Games has finally released the official song for the League of Legends 2019 Worlds Championship. Titled ‘Phoenix’ the song was produced by Riot Games in collaboration with Callin Russo and Chrissy Costanza. The theme song for World 2019 is delayed due to Riot being unable to keep to their original schedule. The theme song […]

October 7, 2019

Red Bull signs global partnership with League of Legends

On the floor of TwitchCon, teams of two Red Bull employees scatter around the crowd hawking as many free Red Bulls as they can carry. That’s been a common scene at esports and gaming events for years. Red Bull was one of the first companies to identify the opportunity in the esports space and put […]

October 4, 2019

Fans are still waiting for the 2019 Worlds song

Having yet to hear the annual League of Legends World Championship anthem, fans cry out to Riot in both annoyance and anticipation for their favorite content of the year. It’s not quite ready yet, I’m afraid, but we’ll post when we have it! — League of Legends EU (@loleu) September 30, 2019 The Worlds Play-In […]

October 1, 2019

League of Legends Worlds Play-In Stage predictions

2019’s League of Legends World Championship is just around the corner. Twenty-four teams from across the globe battle it out to lift the summoners cup in Paris. The World Championship once again starts in the play-in stage, a successful stage packed with excitement and upsets. Here are the team profiles for the major regions participating […]

September 27, 2019

Evil Geniuses acquire LCS slot from Echo Fox

Evil Geniuses have purchased Echo Fox’s League of Legends Championship Series slot after months of internal talks. EG will return to professional LoL for the first time since September 2014. You saw that right — Evil Geniuses will be returning to the North American LCS (@LCSOfficial) for the 2020 Season. It’s been a hell of […]

September 26, 2019

Taiwanese LMS to merge with LST 2020

Riot Games and Garena have come to the agreement to merge the Taiwanese League of Legends Master Series (LMS) with the League of Legends Southeast Asia Tour (LST). League ending forges new beginnings The League of Legends Philippines Facebook page stated that a new 10-team league will be launched in 2020. Their goal is to […]

September 26, 2019

Riot announces competitive TFT for 2020

Teamfight Tactics, the new League of Legends game mode, received some criticism from the community recently. Many content creators worry for the future of the promising game, seeing viewership statistics drop rapidly after the first month. Viewership of the game dropped 40 percent in just 14 days. Despite these drops, prominent organizations such as Cloud9, […]

September 25, 2019

Pick’ems returning to Worlds 2019

After massive success in Season Eight, Pick’ems make a triumphant return for Worlds 2019. Visit pickem.lolesports.com on October 9 to get started. Pick’ems go live before the start of Group Stage on October 9, and prior to Knockout Stage, starting on October 21. Pick’ems require completion before the start of each corresponding event. Players finding […]

September 23, 2019

Louis Vuitton and Riot Games partner starting with Worlds

Riot Games and Louis Vuitton have announced a partnership in advance of the 2019 World Championship. While the exact details of what the partnership will entail remains a mystery, we already know a few things that they will be doing. Louis Vuitton is a respected clothing brand that has sponsored sporting events in the past […]

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