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
CLG's latest reset comes down to being a team.

CLG’s latest reset, as always, comes down to being a team

When the North American League Championship Series moved to a best-of-three format last summer, the Battle Theater was built.

August 3, 2017
CLG's aphromoo and Stixxay said the team played "weird" during its loss to Immortals in Week 4 of the NA LCS).

Aphromoo and Stixxay discuss CLG’s loss to Immortals: “I think we just played kind of weird.”

After the loss to Immortals, Emily Rand caught up with the CLG bottom lane duo of Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes and Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black to discuss the team’s development and their goals for the split.

June 26, 2017
North American LCS

Ask the North American LCS pros: What players do you follow from other regions?

When following a league of an esport, it’s natural to develop a fondness for certain players.

April 5, 2017

Ask the North American League of Legends pros: Who’s the most underrated player in the LCS?

Every split contains teams that struggle and teams that soar.

March 31, 2017

Ask the North American LCS Pros: What foreign regions do you watch?

Slingshot asked 15 North American LCS pros about what regions they watch and how they use the information to help them.

March 29, 2017

Stixxay: “I think we do kind of play to our opponent’s level, so when we play worse teams, we’ll sometimes just lose to them, and we can’t really figure out why.”

Slingshot’s Andrew Kim caught up with Counter Logic Gaming’s Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes during Week 7 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series.

March 21, 2017

Stixxay dissects CLG’s 1-3 start in the NA LCS

Slingshot’s Andrew Kim caught up with Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes during Week 2 of the North American League Championship Series.

January 29, 2017

14 North American LCS pros say who inspired their careers

Professional League of Legends is still a reasonably young entity, but it’s been around long enough that a line of players have come through the game who have served as role models, reference points and sources of inspiration for the current batch of pros.

July 20, 2016

North American LCS pros give their thoughts on the new format

Slingshot asked 12 North American LCS pros how they feel about the new schedule and how they approach Friday night games after being used to playing exclusively on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Their responses are below:

July 19, 2016