December 4, 2019

Rivalry Features: TSM vs CLG

Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming are two of the oldest North American esports teams in the history of League of Legends. These teams also have one of the most storied rivalries in esports. And it all started because Andy “Reginald” Dinh and George “HotshotGG” Georgallidis couldn’t get along. The Beginnings In April 2010, Reginald […]

December 3, 2019

The Nexus, a League of Legends event in Middle East

Riot Games made headlines recently with their upcoming event, The Nexus. The Nexus is the first official League of Legends event held in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Along with this regional accomplishment, The Nexus is also a part of various activities making up the Riyadh season. The Nexus will be held […]

December 2, 2019

Riot Games drops player salaries

Riot Games has informed Oceanic Pro League teams that they will end the team stipend ahead of the 2020 season. To compensate for the financial setbacks to the OPL teams, Riot is removing minimum player salaries for OPL players. The team stipend was an operating subsidy helping teams offset various costs. To ensure that OPL […]

November 26, 2019

Aphelios, League of Legends new champion

League of Legends’ next champion is one of difficulty balanced by the payout. Aphelios, the Lunari monk-assassin wields an array of weapons. Five moonstone weapons, to be exact. Aiding Aphelios, his sister Alune supports him with mysterious and magical powers. Fortifying the champion in battle, Alune guides and empowers him from the backlines, becoming the […]

November 22, 2019

How can the LEC dominate?

The 2019 League of Legends World Championship had a lot in common with its predecessor. A Chinese winner, a European runner-up and Kaisa or Xayah played in nearly every game. With a few nerfs, Riot Games is working on the latter, but what can G2 Esports and the rest of Europe do about the other […]

November 22, 2019

Splyce to be rebranded as MAD Lions for LEC 2020

Splyce’s League of Legends European Championship team will be no more this coming year. Their parent company, OverActive Media, has shut down their New York based office which Splyce has ran since 2015. The new headquarters is underway to move to Toronto, Canada. During this move, many key employees have been let go. The move […]

November 20, 2019

League of Legends: LCS 2020 Changes

With the conclusion of the League of Legends World Championship, the free agency season is well underway. Fans received an abundance of roster moves on the ESPN Free Agency Show. Many LCS teams opted in making confirmations on their signings after the show, here is Esportz Networks Roster roundup for the 2020 LCS Season. 100 […]

November 20, 2019

Cloud9 fined by Riot Games

Major esports company Cloud9 was recently fined by Riot Games for violating League of Legends Championship Series rules. Specifically, Cloud9 issued company stocks to their players in lieu of proper payments. A total of seven players received partial ownership through a company stock plan. In addition to that, Cloud9 didn’t notify Riot about these transactions […]

November 20, 2019

2019 LCS Scouting Grounds Drafts

The 2019 LCS Scouting Grounds Circuit is a Honda sponsored event partnered by Riot Games and gaming Platform, FACEIT. The event’s purpose is to showcase new talents within the North Americas LOL community. LCS teams at the end of the tournament get to recruit players from here. They usually feature in Academy teams and can […]

November 19, 2019

All Stars 2019 Approaches, How Will it Change This Time?

With All Stars 2019 on the horizon, many are curious about the structure of League of Legends’ most volatile event. All Stars will occur from Dec 5-7 in the Las Vegas Esports Arena. This year, two pros from each region will be voted for to represent their league. After the vote concludes, six additional pros […]

November 14, 2019

LoL Worlds 2020 Announcement

During the 2019 LoL World Championship Finals in Paris, Riot Games announced plans for the 2020 Championship. In a video announcement, Riot Games revealed the city and stadium where next year’s event will take place. As the video below shows, the 10th anniversary LoL World Championships will be taking place in Shanghai, China. The video […]

November 12, 2019

Metas Through Time: A Look Into the Most Popular Metas in League of Legends

With League of Legends 10 year anniversary, and the outstanding show that was the Worlds 2019 Championship, there is no doubt that League has had a diverse meta history. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what have been the most popular throughout the years. Season 1/2/3 The early days of League of […]

November 11, 2019

How did FPX beat G2 to win Worlds 2019?

When Riot Games released the 2019 Worlds anthem, no one realized they also leaked the script for the tournament. Finishing the series 3-0, FunPlus Phoenix flew through finals to collect the Summoner’s Cup. Thank you,all of you!I said it and I made it pic.twitter.com/R3iQEZF8YU — Doinb (@Doinbmid) November 10, 2019 Hot after the G2 versus […]

November 10, 2019

FPX, the 2019 League of Legends Worlds Champion

Just hours ago, FunPlus Phoenix defeated G2 Esports in a dominant 3-0 finals. This is the second straight year that a Chinese team claims the Summoners’ Cup. The entire event, from opening to close, was quite the spectacle of events. RAISE THAT TROPHY, @FPX_Esports! #Worlds2019 pic.twitter.com/D0psM2X2aL — lolesports (@lolesports) November 10, 2019 The opening ceremony […]

November 8, 2019

G2 vs. SKT: Don’t call it a comeback

The year is 2017. Edward Gaming is up 10K gold over defending World Champions, SK Telecom and leads 9-0 in kills. On paper, the League of Legends game looks dead and buried, but EDG struggles to close. Then Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan’s Rakhan engages out of the Fog of War. Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok’s Shockwave hits four […]

November 7, 2019

Worlds 2019 Finals preview: G2 Esports vs. FunPlus Phoenix

The Worlds 2019 Finals is upon us. Two teams stand above the rest and will battle it out for the right to be engraved in the Summoners’ Cup and League of Legends history. Everything is on the line this coming Sunday. G2 Esports G2 Esports comes in as the League of Legends European Championship’s top […]

November 5, 2019

The NA LCS Players’ Association makes first moves

In a groundbreaking change for North America, the NA LCS Players’ Association has made streaming on the official tournament realm legal for North American professionals in the association’s first-ever change to the LCS. The NALCSPA is excited to announce that pro players can now stream matches on the tournament realm. The PA coordinated with Riot […]

November 1, 2019

Redbull & League of Legends: Rise of the Elements Invitational

In commemoration of the TFT’s step forward, League of Legends (LoL) partnered up with Redbull to highlight the new content within the game. As a result, League introduced Rise of the Elements Invitationals, which started last Oct 30, and concluded on Oct 31. Lasting for two days, 18 players from across-the-globe participated for a share […]

October 30, 2019

League of Legends 2019 Worlds Semifinals Preview

Worlds 2019 quarterfinals come to an end, and the journey to lift the Summoners Cup reaches the decisive stage. The quarterfinals of the tournament saw hopes dashed, and champions rise. All the best of five series in quarterfinals ended with a signature 3-1 win. Fnatic’s faceoff with FunPlus Pheonix favoured the Pheonix. Reigning world champions, […]

October 27, 2019

How North America can finally win Worlds

After one of North America’s worst international results since 2015, it is undeniable that the region needs to improve. But it is unclear how. Much sets NA apart from regions like China and Europe. However, the region’s biggest hurdle is the massive difference in player population. Unfortunately, not even a massive NA marketing campaign can […]

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