Afreeca Freecs' bot lane strategy lived on through Samsung Galaxy at worlds

The Afreeca Freecs' bot lane legacy is on display at the League of Legends World Championship

In the waning moments of the 2017 League of Legends World Championship play-in stage, Team WE beat Young Generation in a 26-minute Game 3, completing its sweep of the Vietnamese representative.

October 6, 2017
The NA LCS will return to the best-of-one format next year

Emily Rand: Returning to best-of-ones reinforces Riot’s marketing-first philosophy for the NA LCS/League of Legends esports

Riot Games announced Friday the return of the best-of-one format for the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS) starting next spring. Dropped right in between the play-in and group stages of the League of Legends World Championship, the announcement immediately dominated social media discussion. Despite the fact that it further proves — […]

October 1, 2017
The NA LCS gauntlet ended with cloud9 winning, but what went wrong with CLG, FLyQuest and Dignitas?

Emily Rand: Breaking down the NA LCS gauntlet and what went wrong for Dignitas, FlyQuest, and CLG

The regional qualifying gauntlet for North America was supposedly one of the toughest yet, even more than last year’s slugfest between Immortals and Cloud9.

September 12, 2017
C9 Jack said making worlds is all that matters, and now is Cloud9's time to do it

C9 Jack: “The only thing that matters every year is, ‘Do you go to worlds?’ and how well you do at worlds.” — A look at Cloud9 heading into the NA LCS gauntlet

At the TD Garden in Boston on Sunday, Team SoloMid claimed its sixth North American League of Legends Championship Series title.

September 8, 2017
Altec says preparing for the NA LCS gauntlet will be tricky because of a lack of scrim partners

Altec on prepping for the gauntlet: “It’s actually really awkward since there’s not really teams to scrim. So going into practice, we’re going to play a lot more games, grind a lot more solo queue.”

After a strong run through the latter half of the split, Team Dignitas finished fourth in the North American League of Legends Championship Series summer playoffs after a 3-0 loss Saturday to Counter Logic Gaming.

September 6, 2017
Stixxay says losing scrims before playoffs can crush a team's spirit

Stixxay on scrims before playoffs: “If you get stomped then, you just think, ‘Wait, maybe everything I’m doing is wrong’ and you question your picks, your life, your everything.”

Before the finals between TSM and Immortals on Sunday, two other longstanding NA LCS organizations, Counter Logic Gaming and Team Dignitas, played for third place.

September 4, 2017
TSM Doublelift

Doublelift on maintaining motivation: “At least for me personally, I didn’t have as much of a love for the game (last year) as I do now.”

Emily Rand attended the finals and listened to TSM’s press conferenence in full. Here are some of the highlights.

September 3, 2017
Jensen had a good split, but Bjergsen is still the NA LCS MVP

Emily Rand: Why Bjergsen is still the MVP

The North American League of Legends Championship Series summer split MVP race was tighter than most over the past few years.

September 3, 2017
ChrisTFer is the leader of the UK Overwatch world cup team.

Another audition stage: ChrisTFer talks Overwatch League uncertainty and effects on EU

Tank player Christopher “ChrisTFer” Graham is the first member of Team UK to enter the press tent.

September 1, 2017
The new Longzhu was on display in the LCK final.

Stepping out from behind the shadow of the Tigers, a new Longzhu rises to the top of LCK

Han “Peanut” Wang-ho runs into his former teammate, Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeon, accidentally.

August 28, 2017