April 3, 2020

LCS Playoffs: Cloud9 vs 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest

The final week of the 2020 LCS regular Spring Split saw five teams lock in playoffs to join Cloud9. Cloud9 ended the Split with a 17-1 record only losing to TSM throughout. Their incredible run during the Split earned them the top spot at the LCS Standings. Meanwhile, Evil Genuises marked their return to the […]

March 26, 2020

Team Liquid might make LCS history by missing Playoffs

Team Liquid, four-time trophy winners and current defenders of the LCS championship, will likely miss the 2020 Spring Split Playoffs. In order to make it to Playoffs, Team Liquid needs to win their last two scheduled matches and the inevitable tiebreakers that come after. Their score is currently 7-9, putting them in seventh place. Their […]

March 18, 2020

LCS and LEC return online after coronavirus suspends them

Both the LCS and the LEC will be set to return on March 20 with online matches for the remainder of the Spring Split. “Due to the ongoing developments of the coronavirus pandemic we have decided to play the remainder of the 2020 LEC Spring Split 100% remotely online, with matches resuming Friday, March 20th. […]

March 12, 2020

The Coronavirus Could Be More Than Just a Setback for the OWL and E3

The Coronavirus is officially a pandemic according to the World Health Organization. Countries around the world are scrambling to figure out proper responses to the disease that has infected over 125,000 and killed nearly 5,000 people. In esports, there have been extensive ramifications for many leagues, teams and tournaments. League of Legends has seen play […]

March 7, 2020

Why India Provides a Massive Opportunity for Esports

Esports are truly going global. While games like League of Legends are already popular worldwide, many regions struggled to build out esports infrastructure. With advancements in mobile phone technology, those barriers to entry virtually disappeared. China is already the driver of many of the biggest esports companies in the world, but now the only country […]

March 5, 2020

Cloud9 wins again. An invincible League of Legends team?

“Nobody has come close to beating Cloud9,” said David ‘Phreak’ Turley, Riot Games shoutcaster, as he opened the cast of Cloud9 vs Dignitas last weekend. As the early games wore on, it became clear that the game wasn’t going to buck the trend. Similar results occurred during the Cloud9 vs FlyQuest match. Cloud9’s win streak […]

March 5, 2020

Doublelift, former No.1 ADC in NA, shares ADC with Tactical

Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng will be reevaluated by Team Liquid, making him share the spot with former Academy ADC, Edward “Tactical” Ra. Rikara is being brought in to play Academy so both DL and Tactical can both focus on LCS. Tactical will start this weekend, but we’ll continue to evaluate week to week. — Steve Arhancet […]

February 28, 2020

Riot Games Extends Nielsen Partnership for League of Legends Viewership

Esports is overrun with sensationalist headlines about viewership. As different streaming services use unique ways to track viewers, many different metrics quantify how popular esports events are.  Peak concurrents, total hours and average viewers are all popular choices. As long as viewership was being compared in the same terms, there wasn’t an issue. But when […]

February 26, 2020

The Coronavirus is Causing Esports Headaches

The deadly disease that began in China is spreading worldwide. The death toll is now over 2,700 with the majority of deaths coming from mainland China. On February 26th, France reported the first death of a French citizen from the disease. The outbreak has slowed business in China and the stock market is taking big […]

February 21, 2020

League of Legends cosplay contest hosted by Riot Games

In an effort to support content creators, Riot Games is working with Gry-Online to host a European League of Legends cosplay contest with a prize pool of 2,500 Euros. The contest will be split into two stages. Stage one will consist of an online application contest. Competition finals will be held during the Pyrkon Fantasy […]

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