June 5, 2020

More Volibear buffs to come in League of Legends

For almost two months, players played Volibear after his rework. For years, the character had some of the worst pick rates in the entire game and this rework was necessary. However, with a 39 percent win ratio in the jungle and top, he is still one of the weakest League of Legends characters out there, […]

June 3, 2020

Royal Never Give Up ADC superstar Uzi retires

Yesterday, esports superstar Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao announced his retirement from the League of Legends professional scene. After starting his career for Royal Never Give Up and playing the game for nearly eight years, Uzi’s physical condition seemed to be of concern. After a medical check-up concerning his chronic injuries, the famous bot laner decided to […]

June 2, 2020

League of Legends Dev Diary: Ranked and Matchmaking

Yesterday, Riot Codebear posted the latest League of Legends developer blog entry covering matchmaking in 2020 after unveiling a Wild Rift gameplay video. Riot Games started the season aiming to provide comprehensive improvements to LoL matchmaking. This League of Legends Dev Diary includes reduced queue times, reducing the frequency of auto-fill disparity, and improving overall […]

May 22, 2020

Can chess be the next esport?

Many streamers like Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani have taken to playing chess on Twitch, with other notable gaming personalities following suit. Although it has never been an explosive spectator sport, that may be subject to change. Chess is estimated to be one of the most popular games in the world, with chess.com reaching 600 million players. […]

May 18, 2020

Positivity found to make League of Legends fun again

Popular content creator, coach, and LCK caster, Nick “LS” De Cesare, recently hosted a roundtable discussion on players’ mentality. He invited Christian “IWillDominate” Rivera to participate, and Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau joined them later in the stream. Bwipo provided a fresh take on how to improve the satisfaction of playing ranked. Arguing that positivity makes the […]

May 12, 2020

Is Riot Games the Disney of esports?

It has become a pattern of Riot Games to spread its reach and touch as many game genres as possible. This wide breadth causes an easy comparison to be drawn to Disney, with Disney known to buy out their competitors. But as of now, Riot’s actions are fundamentally different from the titans of the film […]

May 6, 2020

The decay of North American League of Legends

Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani, a former professional League of Legends player, recorded an honest evaluation of the North American ranked League experience. The video was posted to both Twitter and Reddit, reaching nearly 500 thousand views in the first 24 hours. Voyboy started the video by saying, “League of Legends has basically been my life for […]

May 4, 2020

Riot could host a League of Legends offseason event

After League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational was canceled, Riot Games knew that some form of compensation was needed for the fans. Because the COVID-19 situation may not be resolved before the start of the summer split, the main replacement would be an online tournament. A recent report showcased Riot Games’ plans to create a one-time […]

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 27, 2020

Doublelift clears rumors and officially rejoins TSM

Seven-time North American LCS Champion, Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng has officially rejoined Team SoloMid in the latest esports news. Travis Gafford and  ESPN’s Jacob Wolf reported rumors on this potential trade and TSM recently announced the news on social media to welcome back their former AD Carry. After a poor 2020 Spring Split performance with Team […]

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