Category: League of Legends

Team SoloMid, Lords of the North American LCS, have remained steadfast in their pursuit of their fourth consecutive league win (a feat only matched by G2 Esports in Europe and Flash Wolves in LMS), but circumstances haven’t favored them. Sitting at sixth place after a disappointing loss to 100 Thieves, just above the resurgent Counter […]

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Going into the 2018 NA LCS Spring Split, Cloud9 has surpassed expectations so far. The team’s success has catapulted player Eric “Licorice” Ritchie into conversation about the best top lanes in North America–with hardly a round of games at the highest level under his belt. The team’s aggressive, top-centric approach has turned Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen […]

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By Emily Rand Song “Fly” Yong-jun shouts into his microphone, rocking back and forth in his chair. It’s KT Rolster’s final pick on red side and teammate Ha “Hachani” Seung-chan stops hovering over Viktor, switching to Kassadin. More chatter, 15 seconds to go, and Hachani swaps back to Viktor. At 11 seconds, Hachani hovers over Lux. […]

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By Emily Rand “Let’s go Guardians! Let’s go Guardians!” It was a small cheer. Come next match, it was dwarfed by the cries of Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming fans, and even later, completely forgotten in the face of screams by an ever-expanding Echo Fox fanbase. In Golden Guardians’ series against 100 Thieves, it […]

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By Kelsey Moser On the first day of Week Four of the North American LCS, four of five game results flew in the face of majority analyst predictions. The final match, Golden Guardians vs. Echo Fox, had a surprising turn that almost looked as if it would complete the set, but the Foxes prevailed in […]

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By Kelsey Moser After a close call against Team SoloMid in Week Two, Echo Fox’s League of Legends team finally fell for the first time against Counter Logic Gaming, and it happened during Week Three. Yet after their first loss, they came back the next day to devastate OpTic as if it never happened. The […]

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By Kelsey Moser Side wave minion management has long been a point of contention given the 5v5 brawl proclivities of most North American League of Legends Championship Series teams. In the opening weekend of the 2018 season, a lack of attention to side waves and an inability to coordinate sieges across multiple lanes lead to […]

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By Kelsey Moser Team SoloMid has won the last three consecutive NA LCS splits, and before them, Counter-Logic Gaming took the previous two titles. To start the new 2018 season, however, both of North America’s most recent champions sit near the bottom with a only a win to each of their names. Instead, other long-time […]

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