Saturday, January 22

NEW ISLAND

LCK OFF-SEASON ROSTER UPDATES 2021 – WHO WERE THE BIG WINNERS?
LCK, NEW ISLAND

LCK OFF-SEASON ROSTER UPDATES 2021 – WHO WERE THE BIG WINNERS?

Following our LEC & LCS Off-Season Roster Trackers and updates, we’re going to be looking at how teams are shaping up over at the LCK. Plenty of important transfers are shaping up a formidable LCK season in Spring. Most teams are looking to spice things up one way or another, with only a select few sticking to their guns. Here’s all the important LCK roster transfers this off-season. AFREECA FREECS REBUILD AROUND KIIN Afreeca Freecs placed sixth in the 2021 LCK Summer Split. They made the decision to rebuild around its top laner Kiin, considered one of the best players in his role in Korea. The organization let go Dread, Fly, Bang, Lehends, and Keine at the beginning of the off-season, and signed FATE, Ellim, Teddy and Hoit, as the team is looking to compete for a...
ADC Legend Bang, of T1 Fame, Retires from Pro LoL
LCK, NEW ISLAND

ADC Legend Bang, of T1 Fame, Retires from Pro LoL

Bae “Bang” Jun-sik, one of the best AD carries of all time and a bonafide legend of the game, has decided to hang his mouse and keyboard and call it a career — and what a spectacular journey it was! One that is adorned with more titles and medals than most players could ever dream of.One would need an astounding list of superlatives so as to accurately highlight his many accomplishments. As far as careers go, Bang has had a historic one.His stint with T1, formerly known as SK Telecom T1, lasted for five years — an eternity in esports. During that half a decade, Bang had won more LCK titles with T1 than he knows what to do with, two Mid-Season Invitational trophies, and two World Championships (back-to-back, no less). Add to that a host of second and third-place finishes, and you get a play...
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 ...
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...
T1 Full 2022 LCK Roster Announced, Bengi Promoted
LCK, NEW ISLAND

T1 Full 2022 LCK Roster Announced, Bengi Promoted

T1, the most revered League of Legends organization in the world, has finalized its 2022 roster and, well, it’s absolutely stellar! Not that we expected anything less after their dominant run at this year’s World Championship. Fans were hoping for a spectacular showing and T1, to their credit, delivered when it mattered most.Still, with their players performing so darn well, we had our fears that the team would get picked apart by the many LPL and LCS teams willing to sign a blank cheque. It’s hard to say no to someone willing to pay you millions upon millions of dollars. A career in esports is often short, and it’s completely normal that players want to maximize their earnings and capitalize on all opportunities.It seems, however, that playing for this venerable organization is an honor a...
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...
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...
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:...