February 19, 2021

LCS teams talk about Import Rules with Riot Games

In recent weeks, content creator and interviewer Travis Gafford investigated reports stating that LCS teams allegedly asked Riot Games to remove or improve import rules for League of Legends esports. More information regarding the restrictions came out during the LCS Mini Media Day, wherein organizations delved deeper into the issue. HOTLINE LEAGUE IS LIVE TO […]

December 14, 2020

LCS 2021 brings NA Lock In and new formats

Riot Games announced today a new format that will be introduced in the 2021 League of Legends Championship Series season. North America League of Legends esports teams do not performing to the heights they would like to reach at the last two world championships. Riot hopes to improve the LCS by adding these changes to […]

July 23, 2020

Red Bull and LCS partner for gaming series Metamorphosis

Red Bull NA and League of Legends Championship Series just announced their new collaboration, Metamorphosis. To step away from traditional esports tournaments, contestants will face off with “unorthodox or off-meta team compositions.” Aside from LCS players, some streamers and influencers will also participate in this event. During the pandemic, fans saw sports players try to […]

April 28, 2020

LEC and LCS schedule for Summer Split announced

Because of the COVID-19 situation, game publishers and external parties are pushing for online esports tournaments. Big events need a period of time to meet standards for online events. After the cancellation of the Mid-Season Invitational, the League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split has been moved to begin on June 13. The European Championship […]

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 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 […]

December 18, 2019

League of Legends 2019’s third most popular sport

Riot Games revealed that the 2019 League of Legends Championship Series Grand Finals between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix was the most-watched game in League of Legends history. G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix faced off this year in the World Championship Grand Finals. The Chinese esports team took home the trophy after a dominating performance […]

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 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 […]