Lee “GBM” Chang-seok enters the interview giggling. The echo is GBM’s latest partner-in-crime, Choi “DanDy” In-kyu, who has a shyer demeanor but continues to laugh softly. “I’m good!” GBM immediately says, without provocation.
Counter Logic Gaming have always set their sights outside of North America, even when it meant taking risks that backfired magnificently, nearly sending their team to relegations. Since the creation of the League of Legends Championship Series in North America, the region has been first and foremost
Week 1 of the 2017 North American League Championship Series did not disappoint, game quality aside. Commentary on Team SoloMid’s loss to Immortals, the jungler swap that gave Immortals Jake “Xmithie” Puchero and Counter Logic Gaming Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett, and the return of Yiliang “Doublelift”
Days before their first match of 2017 League of Legends Champions Korea Summer, Inven Global released an investigative report on Longzhu Gaming. Former Longzhu players — notably AD carry Kim “Emperor” Jin-hyun and top laner Koo “Expession” Bon-taek — and staff that included current coach Kang “Hirai”
A mere hour and a half from the moment that both teams take to the Rift in Game 1, SKT is on the Flash Wolves’ Nexus for the third time, sweeping the series. Until this moment, the Flash Wolves had the upper hand against the world’s greatest League of Legends team, SK Telecom T1, all in best-of-ones
In a surprising upset based on their group stage performances, G2 Esports bested Team WE 3-1 in the 2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational semifinals. After the series, Yahoo Esports caught up again with G2 support Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez to talk about G2’s win and their upcoming finals
Taiwan’s Flash Wolves once had a winning record against Korean powerhouse SK Telecom T1. After one best-of-five series at the 2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, that record is now in SKT’s favor. After SKT’s 3-0 sweep, Yahoo Esports caught up with SKT support Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan to talk
The rest of TSM arrive at the dragon pit as Svenskeren draws the dragon out into the river, away from the vision of their adversaries, the GIGABYTE Marines. Ten seconds later, the Marines’ jungler Đỗ “Levi” Duy Khánh smites the dragon away from Svenskeren. An unlikely representative according to pre-tournament
G2 support Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez walks into our interview room just as the Jeunesse Arena crowd roars in the waning moments of the final day of group stages at the 2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational.
Prior to the final slate of group stage matches, Team WE jungler Xiang “Condi” Renjie issues a challenge. When the dust settles after Day 5 of the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational group stage, Team WE emerge 2-0, delivering on Condi’s challenge.
Once thought of as the second-place team in pre-MSI 2017 power rankings, Taiwan’s Flash Wolves were the final team to qualify for the bracket stage of the tournament after playing a tiebreaker match against Team SoloMid. Why do you think that was?
SK Telecom T1’s undefeated run at the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational ended on Day 4 of the group stages when Taiwan’s Flash Wolves handed them their first loss of the tournament. SKT bounced back in their second game, beating Team SoloMid handily. Having already qualified for the knockout stage on Day
China’s Team WE became the second team to qualify for the knockout stage on Day 4 of the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational with their first 2-0 day at the event. After their match against Flash Wolves, Yahoo Esports caught up with Team WE top laner Ke “957” Changyu to ask about who else he thinks will qualify
Taiwan’s Flash Wolves are one of four squads vying for one of the two remaining spots in the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational knockout stage. Why do you think Flash Wolves have had more success against SKT than most other teams that have played them?
Following their hard-fought victory over Team SoloMid, Team WE now have the slight advantage of a 3-3 record, tied for second place with G2 Esports, but behind the undefeated SK Telecom T1 at the 2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational. After the win, Yahoo Esports sat down with Team WE support
Day 3 of the Mid-Season Invitational saw the European representative G2 Esports go 1-1. After a close loss to Team SoloMid and a near-perfect game against Flash Wolves, Yahoo Esports caught up with G2 mid laner Luka “PerkZ” Perković to talk about G2’s highs, lows, and where the team goes from here.
It’s only the third day of the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational and SK Telecom T1 have already been crowned champions in nearly everyone’s mind. Players, support staff, casters, and analysts are all expecting SKT to take the event easily. “If we keep playing at this level, and also fix some of our mistakes
After a much-improved Day 2 of the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational, the Flash Wolves floundered again on Day 3, picking up two more losses, ending the day with a total event record of 2-4. Yahoo Esports caught up with Flash Wolves AD carry Lu “Betty” Yuhung to talk about their recent performance and new
While the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational continues, League of Legends roster moves are well underway in the North American League Championship Series offseason. Counter Logic Gaming have announced Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett as their new starting jungler for the 2017 Summer Split. Dardoch came into the
China’s Team WE had another up and down day at the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational on Day 2, splitting their games to end at a total record of 2-2. After their loss to SK Telecom T1, Yahoo Esports sat down with jungler Xiang “Condi” Renjie to talk about his team’s performance.
When SK Telecom T1 jungler Han “Peanut” Wang-ho locked in Ivern against Team WE, casters and fans were stunned. “Well Peanut, that is not a fighter, that is Ivern from Peanut,” OnGameNet’s English LCK caster Christopher “PapaSmithy” Smith said. “There has only been a single Ivern game from any team
After Day 2 of the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational, G2 Esports are 2-2, tied with Flash Wolves, and Team WE, but underneath SK Telecom T1 at 4-0. Yahoo Esports caught up with G2 AD carry Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen after their victory over the GIGABYTE Marines to talk about G2’s performance thus far. Zven
All of this praise and more was given to Taiwan’s Flash Wolves prior to the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational based on their peerless domestic performance this past season and prior history against SKT. Although the history between the two teams spans only four games, the Flash Wolves are the an anomaly: