Many fans have started referring to Doinb as the "Bjergsen of the LPL," blaming other members of JingDong for their failures. A look at how the team manages minion waves, however, tells a different story.
Following a disappointing MSI semifinal loss, Team WE returned to the LPL intent upon redemption. After a 2-0 week, they have topped their group. To close their week, WE took down DAN Gaming, a rising team that beat EDG in the first match for Group A. After the set, they answered questions from press
After losing 0-2 to newcomers DAN Gaming earlier in the 2017 LPL Summer Split, EDward Gaming managed to close the week with a 2-0 victory over Snake eSports. Following the set, the team fielded questions about champion picks, gameplay, and their goal for the split.
A Hong Kong Radio and TV Festival will take place from August 4th to August 6th, featuring League of Legends games veteran LoL players from China, Europe, and Taiwan. Top Kpop bands will also take the stage to perform.
After the first week of the 2017 LPL Summer Split, Oh My God lead Group B with a 2-0 series record. Following their second victory over JingDong Gaming, the team fielded questions from Chinese press regarding champion picks and their new jungler rotation.
Newbee Gaming defeated Suning Gaming in their first match of the new 2017 LPL Summer Split. Following their victory, they fielded questions from the press about champion picks, Lei “Corn” Wen’s return to the LPL, and their new lineup.
The second week of the European League of Legends Championship Series brought best-of-threes between the projected top two in each group. Fnatic stood victorious above a fresh-from-vacaton G2 Esports, and Unicorns of Love clawed their way over H2K-Gaming.
In accordance with the LPL's "franchising" and "home and away game" system, LGD Gaming have revealed that they will relocate to Hangzhou, China in September of 2017.
In this week's EU in Review, Kelsey addresses Misfits with Maxlore, ROCCAT without Maxlore, and NiP's strong Game 2 against Fnatic.
Fnatic's manager Finlay "Quaye" Stewart will act as the team's on stage coach for "what will (hopefully) be the last time" during their first match of the Summer Split against Misfits, according to his Twitter.
The League of Legends Pro League official weibo published a statement officially suspending I May's Tu "Ben4" Xincheng for his use of offensive language on the Korean solo queue ladder. Snake Esports' substitute player, Cas, was also suspended.
We look over Rift Herald usage in a sample of 82 Demacia Cup and EUCS Qualifier games to make assessments of its use throughout the season in competitive LoL.
Kelsey Moser ranks teams going into 2017 EU LCS Summer into both tiers and individual positions.
The 2017 LPL Summer group draw process took a slightly more formal turn this split. Teams sent their representatives to the stage to draw randomly from each pool. These draws placed teams into their opposing team's group.
Kelsey Moser questions the assumption that removing region-locking will increase the long-term competitiveness of NA LCS.
The Chinese League of Legends Pro League introduced the two group league format to LoL in 2016 Spring with a random draw system. Today, the official LPL website has announced that they will modify the group draw format to one where teams choose representatives for the opposing group, similar to that
Wind and Rain qualified for the EU Challenger Series Qualifier by winning the Ragnarök Nordic League of Legends league. After placing first in Group A, defeating the favored Red Bulls, Wind and Rain 3-0'd Danish team Tricked Esports, previous Ragnarök winners, to qualify for the 2017 European Challenger
The European League of Legends Championship Series team representatives have drawn Group A and B for the coming 2017 Summer Split, according to Lolesports.
G2 Esports has announced they will start Spanish top laner Rosendo "Send0o" Fuentes and French jungler Jean-Victor "loulex" Burgevin for their League of Legends team in the first week of EU LCS. Their usual starting top and jungle duo, Ki "Expect" Daehan and Kim "Trick
If any team wants the confidence that SKT can claim, the ability to dominate and appear so far above the rest of the competition, they can only obtain it through years of climbing on top and continuing to evolve. For a while, outside of clashing against the top of LCK, it’s just going to be close.
Shortly after announcing their acquisition of QG Reapers and Now Or Never, JingDong Gaming have revealed their full LPL and LSPL lineups. Most notably, they’ve added ex-I May player Kang "BaeMe" Yanghyun as mid laner and former Oh My God support Fang “DaDa7” Hongri as coach of their LSPL team
EDward Gaming have announced their full 2017 LPL Summer lineup on weibo. The League of Legends team includes new substitute players, Zhao “Aodi” Aodi and Hu Xianzhao (ID pending) promoted from EDward Gaming’s training program.
Newbee Gaming have announced their 2017 LPL Summer League of Legends roster. Aside from the addition of AD carry Li "Vasilii" Weijun, Lei "Corn" Wen, previously of the Royal Club organization, has joined as mid lane substitute.