Saturday, January 22

LEC

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
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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
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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
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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...
G2 Esports Make It Official: Dylan Falco to Assume Head Coaching Duties
LEC, NEW ISLAND

G2 Esports Make It Official: Dylan Falco to Assume Head Coaching Duties

Dylan Falco, a seasoned head coach with a truly stacked resume (and also an individual who needs no introduction), will be taking over the reins at G2 Esports for the 2022 competitive season. This was in the works for quite a while, but it’s always nice to get official confirmation — you can never be too certain nowadays with so many leakers and wild rumors running rampant!He will be joined by head analyst Rodrigo Domingues Oliveira with whom he had worked with during his stint with Schalke 04. All in all, this is great news for G2 fans across the globe as Dylan Falco is as experienced and battle-tested as they come. He had led Fnatic to multiple title wins back in 2018 — a spectacular run that was made all the more historic with a World Championship finals appearance!Dylan also deserves a...
LEC POWER RANKINGS 2022 – WHO SIGNED BEST TEAM IN THE OFF-SEASON?
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LEC POWER RANKINGS 2022 – WHO SIGNED BEST TEAM IN THE OFF-SEASON?

The LEC Power Rankings 2022 are here! The League of Legends off-season is coming to an end for the LEC, as the 2022 Spring Split will kick off on Jan. 14. After 2 months of inaction, it’s time to see what the teams have done during the break and which teams are looking the strongest coming into 2022. This list should help you make your pre-season LoL betting predictions, before the action kicks off and we have a clearer picture of which teams gel-ed well. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it! 10. ASTRALIS Astralis reached their first-ever playoffs in the 2021 LEC Summer Split, giving them good momentum for the upcoming 2022 season. Contrary to most people’s expectations, the organization decided to make substantial changes to its roster. Both mid laner Magi...
MAD Lions 2022 LEC Line-Up Has Been Finalized
LEC, NEW ISLAND

MAD Lions 2022 LEC Line-Up Has Been Finalized

The defending LEC champions MAD Lions will look a fair bit different come 2022. After parting ways with Marek “Humanoid” Brázda and Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság, MAD had two options: sign a couple of seasoned veterans or, conversely, go over the ERLs and find two players who were worthy of the starting spot and could further grow and develop over time.The fact that they’ve opted for the latter should really come as no surprise. After all, that’s their M.O. and it has yielded spectacular results in the past — to put it mildly! So, going forward, Steven “RKR” Chen and William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen will be competing under the MAD Lions banner. They’ll have some pretty big shoes to fill but, with enough time and the right guidance, there’s no doubt in our mind that they’ll be able to step out of the ...
Fnatic Have Reportedly Bought Out Wunder from G2
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Fnatic Have Reportedly Bought Out Wunder from G2

Fnatic have reportedly bought out Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen from G2 Esports and have, therefore, finalized their 2022 line-up! This immensely talented Dane needs no introduction, although it’s fair to say that a good chunk of the community doesn’t hold him in as high regard as was the case a few years back.Simply put: Wunder didn’t play all that well throughout 2021, but the same can be said for the rest of his teammates as well. His Twitter game was a lot more engaging than the things he did on the Summoner’s Rift which, obviously, wasn’t a good look.He’ll replace Adam “Adam” Maanane who’ll be joining Team BDS for the 2022 competitive season. To call this an unexpected series of developments wouldn’t even begin to cut it! Still, we’ve become accustomed to high profile signings and mi...
Finn Has Reportedly Agreed to Play for Excel Esports
LEC, NEW ISLAND

Finn Has Reportedly Agreed to Play for Excel Esports

Finn “Finn” Wiestål, former Rogue and Counter Logic Gaming top laner, has reportedly agreed with Excel Esports, as per the Upcomer. While this isn’t the most exciting news imaginable, it is nonetheless a good move on Finn’s part.His decision to relocate to North America and compete in the LCS made a lot of sense. He needed a change of scenery, although, in all fairness, competing for Counter Logic Gaming isn’t exactly the best of career choices. In Finn’s defense, he was going to compete alongside many seasoned veterans, including Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, Eugene “Pobelter” Park, Jason “WildTurtle” Tran, and Andy “Smoothie” Ta.As far as lineups go, that was a fairly good one. It wasn’t going to challenge the LCS throne, but it had more than enough “firepower” and veterancy to leave a m...