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MagiFelix hits eye-watering 1,900 LP on EU West servers
LEC, NEW ISLAND

MagiFelix hits eye-watering 1,900 LP on EU West servers

Carl Felix “MagiFelix” Boström currently leads the solo queue ladder on the EU West server in League of Legends with an impressive 1,920 LP, according to op.gg.The player is far ahead of his competition, with the second player on the ladder being Muhammed “Agurin” Kocak, who is almost 300 points behind him.When you glimpse over at MagiFelix’s recent match history, you’ll find that he’s been playing support and mage champions like Karma, Twisted Fate, Neeko, and Ryze over the past few days.In the past, the player has made a name for himself for having multiple accounts in the top rankings of EUW solo queue ladder.With such impressive numbers in solo queue, MagiFelix proves that he’s a mid laner with one of the highest potentials among players in Europe. The Swede had a few opportunities to ...
Broken Blade talks about struggles while on Schalke 04, his first experiences with G2, and his thoughts on underdog stories building in the LEC
LEC, NEW ISLAND

Broken Blade talks about struggles while on Schalke 04, his first experiences with G2, and his thoughts on underdog stories building in the LEC

/*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} In every competitive sport, people seem to remember those who are victorious and lift the trophy over their heads. But for the ones who weren’t so lucky, the feeling of being an after-thought is something that can weigh heavily on their mind—especially when they’re watching it happen in real-time. In that moment, nothing seems to stop the freefall.For G2 Esports’ new top laner Broken Blade, this feeling is all too familiar. The 21-year-old League of Legends pro spent the 2021 LEC Summer Split on a last-plac...
Rogue lock in LEC playoff spot with win against Vitality
LEC, NEW ISLAND

Rogue lock in LEC playoff spot with win against Vitality

/*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Rogue took down Team Vitality and secured their place in the LEC Spring 2022 Playoffs today.It only took a little over 30 minutes for Rogue to defeat Europe’s superteam and grab their place in the next phase of the European competition. Vitality presented themselves with an explosive combination that brought a lot of mobility to the team and exposed Rogue to various ganks, both from Selfmade and Perkz. But Rogue’s patience and precise execution never really gave Vitality those opportunities to bring advanta...
LEC reverts All-Pro award back to expert votes only, adds new Kia Finals MVP award alongside regular season MVP for 2022
LEC, NEW ISLAND

LEC reverts All-Pro award back to expert votes only, adds new Kia Finals MVP award alongside regular season MVP for 2022

/*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} After a ton of community feedback, the LEC has reverted its voting system for the league’s All-Pro awards, Riot Games announced today. Additionally, a new LEC Finals MVP award has been created for the postseason alongside the regular slew of League of Legends awards given at the end of the split.Last year, the LEC Awards were changed up a significant amount, going from a vote made up of “a roundtable of LoL experts, pundits, and professionals” to a community-led vote instead. Many people, however, were oppo...
G2 outlast MAD to enter tie for second place in 2022 LEC Spring Split
LEC, NEW ISLAND

G2 outlast MAD to enter tie for second place in 2022 LEC Spring Split

In a battle between two former kings, G2 Esports got their revenge for their previous loss to MAD Lions by taking them down with a decisive, 26-minute victory today. With this win, G2 are now tied for second place alongside Fnatic with a 7-3 record in the 2022 LEC Spring Split.In the early moments of this League of Legends showdown, MAD Lions actually found a quick lead through a few quick picks in the bottom and top lanes, while also leading in turret kills by 18 minutes. It was looking great for one of Europe’s strongest squads, especially since they have the third-best average team gold difference at 15 minutes this split, according to Oracle’s Elixir.One crucial mistake, however, cost MAD their momentum in the match. That was all G2 needed to bounce back.At the 22-minute mark, MAD went...
Fnatic Finalize 2022 LEC Roster With Wunder, Razork, and Humanoid
LEC, NEW ISLAND

Fnatic Finalize 2022 LEC Roster With Wunder, Razork, and Humanoid

After weeks of wild rumors and unverified leaks, Fnatic have finally decided to make their 2022 LEC roster official! And, needless to say, there aren’t any surprises whatsoever. This phenomenal line-up has been leaked weeks ago, but it’s still nice to get official confirmation from the folks in charge as one can never be too certain these days.The former “Kings of Europe” have made three changes to their starting line-up and, frankly, all three of them are flat-out amazing. We have a top lane behemoth who’s been competing at the highest of levels for years, one of the most promising junglers in all of Europe, and arguably the best-performing mid laner in the LEC.What more could you ask for? Fnatic have knocked it out of the park! There’s just no other way to put it. In fact, we’d argue tha...
Team Vitality Makes It Official: Perkz, Alphari, and Carzzy All Confirmed for 2022
LEC, NEW ISLAND

Team Vitality Makes It Official: Perkz, Alphari, and Carzzy All Confirmed for 2022

The 2022 Team Vitality line-up has finally been unveiled and, needless to say, there aren’t any surprises! Barney “Alphari” Morris, Luka “Perkz” Perković, and Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság will all be joining Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek and Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis for the forthcoming competitive season.It goes without saying, but this is undoubtedly one of the best and most stacked line-ups in LEC history! Whether it’ll succeed and leave a mark still remains to be seen, though; superteams rarely panned out in the past and there’s a very good reason why: it’s less about having five of the best players you can find and more about striking a fine balance between seasoned veterans who are still at the peak of their powers and relatively inexperienced (but mighty promising) rookies.Having five legends...
G2 Mikyx Still Hasn’t Found a Team for 2022, Beefs with Ocelote on Twitter
LEC, NEW ISLAND

G2 Mikyx Still Hasn’t Found a Team for 2022, Beefs with Ocelote on Twitter

Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, one of the best and most accomplished supports in LEC history, still hasn’t found a team for the 2022 competitive season and will, therefore, wait things out on the sidelines and focus on streaming. What a truly crushing bit of news and, as is so often the case, G2’s CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago might have something to do with it.Mikyx is as revered a player as they come, and even though his performance took a hit in 2021, the same can be said for G2 as a whole; it’s quite impossible to accurately judge whether he — as an individual — regressed, or if there were some serious, underlying issues with the entire team (which, in turn, affected his play). Based on all that we’ve seen, we’re definitely leaning towards the latter.The fact that Mikyx, with all his ...
G2 Esports 2022 Competitive LoL Line-Up Announced – No Surprises Here
LEC, NEW ISLAND

G2 Esports 2022 Competitive LoL Line-Up Announced – No Surprises Here

After weeks of wild rumors and (completely accurate) predictions, G2 Esports have finally unveiled their starting line-up for the 2022 competitive LoL season. As expected, there aren’t any surprises whatsoever, but it’s still nice to get an official confirmation and to see these new players don the legendary G2 jersey for the very first time. It’s an honor, no doubt, but it also comes with a heavy burden.Needless to say, fans expect nothing but the absolute best from G2 and, frankly, they’ve been “spoiled” by the most mind-blowing title runs and international showings. G2 is synonymous with winning, which is why their recent downfall came as such a tremendous shock. They had all the right tools and players to once again leave a mark and yet for some strange reason it simply wasn’t enough. ...
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...