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NALCS Power Rankings: Riot Takes Visa

With the Week 2 roster issues, affectionately dubbed “Visageddon” by journalist Richard Lewis, out in the air, rumors swirled as to what caused the mass substitutions. According to multiple journalists, including Lewis, the most substantial rumor is a behind-doors meeting occurred between Riot Games and three team owners: Jack Etienne (Cloud9), Andy Dinh (Team SoloMid),

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LCS vs LCK: What’s in the Meta? Week 2

As League of Legends enters its third week of professional play this season, Korea is finally on Patch 6.1 like the LCS. Comparing and contrasting how teams from LCK and LCS play is more appropriate. By doing so, we can understand what is strong and what isn’t, identify regional trends, and notice influences between regions.

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What’s wrong with MaRin?

Two huge stories emerged from last year’s League of Legends World Championships: the collapse of China’s greatest teams, and the rise again of SK Telecom T1, led by Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok and the Finals MVP: Jang “MaRin” Gyeong-Hwan. LGD Gaming loaded its roster, including former Samsung Galaxy White player Gu “Imp” Seung-bin, for a 2015

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LCK Recap Week 2: ROX on Top

Except for Jin Air Green Wings upsetting SK Telecom with and without substitutes, the first week of League Champions Korea was quiet. All series were 2–0 affairs with mostly expected outcomes. But Week 2 provided exciting three-game series and signs that Korea is stronger than ever. The ROX Tigers are powerful, Samsung looks like a

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Cloud9 is lost without Hai: Joe’s LCS blog

Two weeks up, two weeks down in the League of Legends Championship Series. Here are the major story lines from Sunday’s North American games: NA is looking like a top contending region Let the past be the past because the top teams in NA are looking like they can be contenders when the international tournaments

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