Saturday, January 22

NEW ISLAND

Nisqy Plans to Leave Fnatic to Explore Other Options
LEC, NEW ISLAND

Nisqy Plans to Leave Fnatic to Explore Other Options

Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer and Fnatic are reportedly going to part ways. The Upcomer first reported this, and, frankly, it should come as no surprise. The team went through a lot during the 2021 World Championship. By the looks of it, that whole ordeal has left its mark — as was to be expected.Nisqy’s recent career trajectory has been quite turbulent, although it’s generally been very positive. After winning the LCS back in 2020 Spring, he and Cloud9 were unable to “go the distance” just a few months later and had imploded in the most unexpected of ways. Luka “Perkz” Perković replaced him, but it wasn’t like Nisqy didn’t land on a great team in return. Fnatic was more than willing to take him on after such a successful stint in North America. A fifth-place finish in Spring wasn’t exactly a stell...
LEC, NEW ISLAND

SK Gaming Signs Gilius for the 2022 Season

Erberk “Gilius” Demir will reportedly be signing with SK Gaming for the 2022 competitive season, as per the Upcomer. The fact that he’ll still compete on the LEC stage — despite his previous org selling its franchising spot — is not only great news for this seasoned Turkish jungler but the LEC as a whole. He’s undoubtedly one of the most charismatic players out there and mighty good at the game as well.He might not be a premier jungler who’s going to challenge for the LEC throne, but he’s not to be trifled with either. He’s been playing at the highest of levels for years. While most of his contemporaries have since retired or gone into coaching, Gilius is still stealing Barons and leading his teams to the playoffs (at least more often than not).Schalke finished in the Top 6 for two years s...
Patrik Reportedly Staying With Excel Esports for 2022
LEC, NEW ISLAND

Patrik Reportedly Staying With Excel Esports for 2022

Patrik “Patrik” Jírů, one of the more underrated AD carries in the LEC, is reportedly going to stay with Excel Esports for the 2022 competitive season. Now, if you’re an Excel fan, you’re surely elated beyond measure. On the other hand, if you’re a Patrik fan specifically, you’re probably not too happy about his decision. He’s been a standout performer for years, yet he’s never really had a good enough team to support him. His stint with Origen back in 2019 was solid, but it didn’t last that long. He is by no means the second coming of Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, of course, but we’ve seen his immense highs, and we were not left indifferent.  He’s been with Excel for two years now, and it’s been quite an underwhelming journey. Across their four splits, they had never finished higher ...
TL Jensen Might Not Compete in the LCS in 2022
LCS, NEW ISLAND

TL Jensen Might Not Compete in the LCS in 2022

Here’s a headline we didn’t think we’d see any time soon: Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, one of the most accomplished and revered Western mid laners of all time, might end up without a team in 2022. From winning the LCS multiple times to coming up short (twice) in 2021 to representing North America at the 2021 World Championship (and putting on a show) to potentially “sitting things out.” Baffling, to say the least. It seems that the line-up Team Liquid is going to field doesn’t have a spot for Jensen. It’s strange and baffling but also somewhat understandable given the direction TL has opted to take. And while certain top-tier teams are interested in this talented Dane, it seems that things might not pan out in his favor — for whatever reason. /*! elementor - ...
Team BDS Has Reportedly Come to an Agreement With Karmine Corp’s Cinkrof
LEC, NEW ISLAND

Team BDS Has Reportedly Come to an Agreement With Karmine Corp’s Cinkrof

/*! 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} If you’ve been wanting to see any of the Karmine Corp boys on the LEC stage, you finally have a reason to celebrate: Jakub “Cinkrof” Rokicki is reportedly going to compete in the “big leagues” with Team BDS! Better yet, he won’t be the only one who’ll get a “promotion,” with Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé also supposedly coming to an agreement with the former “kings of Europe” G2 Esports.Interestingly enough, both players had made their debuts years ago, but neither were ever really given a fair shot at proving ...
Edward Gaming Go the Distance With DWG KIA, Win 2021 Worlds
LPL, NEW ISLAND

Edward Gaming Go the Distance With DWG KIA, Win 2021 Worlds

The 2021 LPL Summer Split champions Edward Gaming have accomplished the seemingly impossible: they’ve beaten DWG KIA and, in doing so, have won 2021 Worlds! To call this a seismic upset wouldn’t even begin to cut it! And yet it’s so well-deserved.Getting even a single game off of DWG requires an immense amount of preparation and, above all else, immaculate execution. Only a select few have managed to pull it off, and the fact that Edward Gaming did so three times within a five-game series speaks volumes about their inherent talent and (surprising) ability to thrive under pressure. Beating the LCK giants in any sort of context seems nigh impossible, let alone in a World Championship finals with millions upon millions of fans watching from across the globe — most of which didn’t give EDG muc...
2022 Cloud9 Line-Up Has Reportedly Been Leaked and… It’s Different
LCS, NEW ISLAND

2022 Cloud9 Line-Up Has Reportedly Been Leaked and… It’s Different

Cloud9 fans might want to sit down for this one: this age-old North American organization will field one of the most perplexing line-ups in 2022 and, needless to say, it’s not what anyone expected. We’re so taken aback with this one that we’re still not sure how we feel. It’s either the most ingenious experiment from the boys in white and blue or a trainwreck waiting to happen.Either way, it’s worth taking a look at! Just keep in mind that nothing has been made official just yet and things can definitely /*! 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.elemento...