Saturday, January 22

LCS

LCS Lock In Begins on January 14
LCS, NEW ISLAND

LCS Lock In Begins on January 14

LCS Lock In is back! Over the next three weeks, all ten LCS teams will battle through this exciting winner-take-all tournament with prize money, bragging rights and early season momentum on the line. Reigning LCS Champions 100 Thieves must defend its throne from revamped challengers eager to showcase new talent. Can 100T live up to its first-seed billing, or will a new team wear the crown?Ahead of this weekend’s action, here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 LCS Lock In Tournament.TOURNAMENT OVERVIEWLike last year, the 2022 LCS Lock In Tournament format will include a Group Stage and a Knockout Stage. During the Group Stage, each of the two groups of five will participate in a single round robin, plus any potential tiebreakers. The top four teams of each group will advance to th...
TSM FTX 2022 Roster Finalized With Keaiduo and Shenyi
LCS, NEW ISLAND

TSM FTX 2022 Roster Finalized With Keaiduo and Shenyi

TSM FTX have finalized their roster for the 2022 competitive LoL season and, well, it’s not what people had expected. We’re talking about a very different line-up than the ones we’ve seen from TSM in the past. Whether that’s a good or bad thing still remains to be seen, but it’s definitely a breath of fresh air. It’s also a pretty big gamble and things could, by all means, go awry in a wide variety of different ways.The folks in charge are confident, but it’s hard to discern whether that’s just standard PR or, conversely, genuine excitement for what’s to come. We know for a fact that TSM has money to spare, so they could’ve gone for basically any free agent on the market. The ones they’ve ended up with weren’t anyone’s first choice (to put it mildly), but that’s not necessarily a bad thing...
FNATIC’S UPSET AND ADAM DRAMA HOPEFULLY ENDS – HOW FAR WAS TOO FAR?
LCS, NEW ISLAND

FNATIC’S UPSET AND ADAM DRAMA HOPEFULLY ENDS – HOW FAR WAS TOO FAR?

Hopefully overThe Fnatic LoL team has had a bit of an upheaval earlier this year, after one player left the team he just doesn’t seem to be able to let go of old grudges. French player Adam “Adam” Maanane posted a lengthy diatribe on Twitter, detailing his apparent mistreatment at the hands of the Fnatic team. It also specifically zeroed in on one player though: Elias “Upset” Lipp. The Upset and Adam drama has continued since, with this past week things escalating even further, and hopefully finally came to an end. UPSET AND ADAM DRAMA CONTINUES Things really kicked off between Upset and Adam in public after the player posted a Twitlonger about leaving the team. It begins with basically the players’ first game of Worlds, where Upset had to leave just 12 hours before the match. This caused ...
GAM & CERBERUS ESPORTS FINALLY CLASH – VCS WINTER WEEK 4 PREDICTIONS
LCS, NEW ISLAND

GAM & CERBERUS ESPORTS FINALLY CLASH – VCS WINTER WEEK 4 PREDICTIONS

The VCS Winter Season is entering the most important stage. We’ll take a look at the standings so far and make some predictions for the most interesting matches for this week!VCS WINTER’S SPLIT UNTIL WEEK 4We saw a lot of action in week 3, as one team already locked its place in the VCS Winter Playoffs. Cerberus Esports is dominating the competition, winning all the series. (they are currently 11-0, considering week 4’s games until today). The squad is definitely looking as the team to beat and we expect them to continue this trend until the very end.The real test, however, is right around the corner: in week 4, CES will be going up against second-place GAM Esports, who also locked their place in playoffs this week. Despite a rough start to the split, GAM has been improving and fixing thei...
VIGGOMOPSEN WINS RED BULL SOLO Q 1V1 WORLD FINAL
LCS, LEC, NEW ISLAND

VIGGOMOPSEN WINS RED BULL SOLO Q 1V1 WORLD FINAL

Mads “Viggomopsen” Mikkelsen just won the Red Bull Soloq 1v1 Final. In the Bo7 grand final, Viggo bested Arnas “arnax” Stepanauskas and claimed the trophy as the 2021 1v1 champion. LoL Esports had the All-Star event cancelled last week, but there was plenty of entertainment for fans this past weekend. This is what happenned at the Red Bull Solo Q LoL 1v1 World Final.THE RED BULL SOLO Q LOL 1V1 WORLD FINALSThe Red Bull Solo Q event is a unique format in the League of Legends circuit. The tournament first started off a while ago. However, over time it has morphed to become a consistent event. It is played in a 1v1 format. Amateur players competed to find the best duellist in each territory. The champions from each region have headed through to the event final.While the players in this tourna...
2021 LCS Off-Season: IMT Coaching Staff Revealed, Jiizuke Teamless, Stixxay to Become a Positional Coach
LCS, NEW ISLAND

2021 LCS Off-Season: IMT Coaching Staff Revealed, Jiizuke Teamless, Stixxay to Become a Positional Coach

The 2021 LCS off-season is still underway with a host of new signings and coaching staff changes to report on! These aren’t the most mind-blowing or unexpected of roster changes, but they’re nonetheless worthy of our time and attention! And, well, they’re much more important in the grand scheme of things than one would expect!There’s a fair bit of ground to cover, so let’s dive straight into it! /*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:...
Cloud9 Signs LS as Head Coach for 2022 LCS Season
LCS, NEW ISLAND

Cloud9 Signs LS as Head Coach for 2022 LCS Season

It’s official: Cloud9 have appointed Nick “LS” De Cesare as their head coach for the 2022 competitive season! What an unexpected and yet wholly spectacular pairing! There were many rumors of this being in the works, but one can never be too certain until pen meets paper! Now, though, we can finally start getting hyped!The line-up LS will lead and tutor is strange, layered, and — potentially — brilliant. It’s also a gamble, but if there’s one team that can pull it off, it’s Cloud9. Talking about LS specifically and his contribution to the scene would be somewhat redundant. He had many different roles throughout the years, and not all of them were met with enthusiasm and praise. Right now, though, he’s one of the most cerebral and respected minds in the world of competitive League and a figu...
100 Thieves to Bring In Former LEC Top Laner Dan Dan As a Positional Coach
LCS, NEW ISLAND

100 Thieves to Bring In Former LEC Top Laner Dan Dan As a Positional Coach

Here’s a bit of unexpected (but ultimately positive) news: former LEC top laner Danny “Dan Dan” Le Comte has reportedly signed with 100 Thieves as a positional coach! The reason why this is so surprising is that Dan Dan, while undeniably talented, is far from a household name. And, well, he’s no top lane behemoth, either.His ERL career was fairly successful, with one EU Masters trophy and multiple top finishes in the LFL, but he’s by no means a seasoned veteran with a breadth of experience. You’d think that 100 Thieves would go for someone like Paul “sOAZ” Boyer instead of a player who, in all fairness, hasn’t experienced the pressure that comes with playing on the biggest of stages.Then again, some of the best coaches in League of Legends never left much of a mark during their formative/p...
TSM FTX Have Locked In Their Roster for 2022, Full Reveal Imminent
LCS, NEW ISLAND

TSM FTX Have Locked In Their Roster for 2022, Full Reveal Imminent

TSM FTX have finally locked in their roster for the 2022 competitive season, as per strategic coach Jack “Kayys” Kayser. Unfortunately, they’re still not ready to reveal it. And, perhaps most surprisingly, there aren’t any new leaks for us to report on, either.The last thing we’ve heard was that Wong “Chawy” Xing Lei would be taking over the reins from  Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, and that TSM were looking to sign Yoo “FATE” Su-hyeok (formerly of Liiv SANDBOX) and Kim “Life” Jeong-min (formerly of Gen.G). We can assume that the Chawy signing is all but official as it’s been confirmed by multiple sources and news outlets; FATE and Life, on the other hand, will not be playing under the TSM FTX banner come 2022 as they’ve decided to sign with Afreeca Freecs and KT Rolster, respectively.We’ve also...
Golden Guardians 2022 LCS Roster Has Been Finalized
LCS, NEW ISLAND

Golden Guardians 2022 LCS Roster Has Been Finalized

The Golden Guardians have finalized their 2022 LCS roster and, well, it’s a lot better than anyone had expected! We’ve become accustomed to GGS being a middle-of-the-pack contender, a team that can pack a punch but never really go places. Because of this, we’re elated beyond measure whenever they manage to assemble a roster worthy of attention! Be that as it may, they’re fun to watch and are as feisty as it gets.This lineup will not end the long-established status quo, nor will it challenge a spot near the very top of the region. However, it will be highly competitive and could potentially pull off a few seismic upsets further down the line. What more could you ask for?It’s a nice mix of grizzled veterans (two former champions, no less) and a couple of promising young greenhorns; so, there...