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Hanwha Life players and coaching staff test positive for COVID-19
LCK, NEW ISLAND

Hanwha Life players and coaching staff test positive for COVID-19

Hanwha Life Esports bot laner Lee “SamD” Jae-hoon, substitute jungler Kim “Willer” Jeong-hyeon, and coaches Kim “Bibra” Hyun-sik and Son “Kezman” Dae-young have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement by the organization today.As a result, the team will make use of substitutes from its academy squad, according to a translation by Korizon Esports. The squad is scheduled to take on Liiv SANDBOX and T1 in week six of the 2022 LCK Spring Split.Hanwha Life Esports bot laner Lee “SamD” Jae-hoon, substitute jungler Kim “Willer” Jeong-hyeon, and coaches Kim “Bibra” Hyun-sik and Son “Kezman” Dae-young have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement by the organization today.As a result, the team will make use of substitutes from its academy squad, according to a translati...
Rare Atom dominate RNG in 2-0 upset in 2022 LPL Spring Split
LPL, NEW ISLAND

Rare Atom dominate RNG in 2-0 upset in 2022 LPL Spring Split

/*! 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} Royal Never Give Up have been astounded by underdogs Rare Atom in week six of the 2022 LPL Spring Split.Heading into this match, RNG had just handed LNG Esports their first loss of the split and stood 7-2 in the standings. While that only placed them fifth in the overall rankings, due to the multitude of strong teams in the LPL, RNG was favored going into today’s match against Rare Atom, who was 3-5 before the series. For Rare Atom, it has been an interesting split, to say the least. Initially, they began t...
C9 gives update on LS’ release: ‘We decided that it was important that we make a change’
LCS, NEW ISLAND

C9 gives update on LS’ release: ‘We decided that it was important that we make a change’

Cloud9 has given an update on the sudden release of its League of Legends head coach Nick “LS” De Cesare. Several minutes before last weekend’s game against CLG, Cloud9 announced that LS had been relieved of his duties as head coach and was subsequently released from the organization. “The reason why we got to the point we were with LS was that Cloud9, for years, has developed systems on how we like to coach and operate our team, and despite our best efforts, working with LS to try to come to terms and see eye-to-eye on how that should work, we were unable to make that actually happen,” C9 owner Jack Etienne said in a video released on Twitter today.  LS was hired by C9 last December after the team finished in the top eight at last year’s League World Championship. He coached only four reg...
Invictus Gaming upset JD Gaming, inch closer in LPL playoff race
LPL, NEW ISLAND

Invictus Gaming upset JD Gaming, inch closer in LPL playoff race

/*! 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} Invictus Gaming has climbed further up the LPL 2022 Spring Split Standings after their three-game series win over JD Gaming.Heading into this match, both teams hovered in the middle of the standings, although JD had a slight advantage in the playoff picture due to Invictus’ cold start to 2022.In the first game, JD jungler Kanavi dominated the map on the Viego as he played an integral part in setting the tone for JD’s early game. This lead carried over into objective control where Invictus were unable to set...
LCK power rankings: 2022 Spring Split week 5
LCK, NEW ISLAND

LCK power rankings: 2022 Spring Split week 5

/*! 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} Just four weeks remain on the LCK schedule for the Spring Split, and the race for the playoffs is tightening up as the first half of the 2022 professional League of Legends season winds down. Currently, six teams in the LCK are separated by just one match as the second round robin of the split gets underway. One match could be the difference between finishing with a top-four seed in the playoff bracket and finishing dead last in the LCK, especially if the competition continues at its current rate. With such...
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 ...
C9 bounce back from massive deficit against TSM, win their last game of week three of LCS 2022 Spring
NEW ISLAND

C9 bounce back from massive deficit against TSM, win their last game of week three of LCS 2022 Spring

/*! 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} Comebacks following major deficits have defined the start of the 2022 LCS Spring Split. Two teams pivotal to the growth of the LCS, both of which have been scrutinized by fans in recent days, continued to push this trend, confirming pro League of Legends games aren’t over until one Nexus falls.Despite recent controversy shrouding Cloud9, they successfully found their footing against TSM to close out week three of the LCS 2022 Spring with a 4-2 record.The early game was firmly in TSM’s hands with constant Sp...
V5 bounce back to decimate LGD in the LPL’s fastest game of 2022
LPL, NEW ISLAND

V5 bounce back to decimate LGD in the LPL’s fastest game of 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} V5 closed out today’s series against LGD Gaming in three games with a commanding 19-minute win in the LPL’s fastest game of 2022.The 2022 LPL Spring Split standings are closer than ever as the league is now at its halfway point of the split. But LGD and V5 came into today’s match with very different motives in regards to standings. For V5, winning against LGD was meant to be a statement game as they entered today’s match with a 6-1 record in a four-way tie at the top of the standings. For LGD, they instead ...
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...
Top Esports win crucial series against FPX, extend win streak to 3 in 2022 LPL Spring Split
LPL, NEW ISLAND

Top Esports win crucial series against FPX, extend win streak to 3 in 2022 LPL Spring Split

/*! 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} Top Esports beat FunPlus Phoenix in a three-game series today in week six of the 2022 LPL Spring Split and are now on a three-series win streak.TES and FPX came into today’s match both at 4-4 at the midway point of the 2022 LPL Spring Split with different journeys to reach this point. FPX were the definition of consistency throughout the early part of the season while TES’ record is the result of newfound success in recent weeks.Game one started out with TES top laner Wayward getting two solo kills on the G...