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