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Immortals and then what: Joe’s LCS blog

So the biggest news of the day came from Echo Fox’s forfeit of Saturday’s North American League of Legends Championship Series because of ineligible players, the result of an inexplicable lapse by Riot Games. Alas, the rest of the games had to go on. Here are the major takeaways: The pieces are falling in place

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3 takeaways from Week 2, Day 2 of the European LCS

At the end of Week 2 of the European League of Legends Championship Series, five teams are 3–1. Today’s games were more action packed than Thursday, and the overall upsets and evolution of the metagame has been awesome in Europe. Here are the most important developments this afternoon. Europe is wide open Just looking at

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Winning early means nothing: Joe’s LCS blog

For anyone trying to make any predictions about the rest of the spring European League of Legends Championship Series split, this was an important week. The two teams that are probably on the top of everyone’s list faced off today, and none of the preseason favorites is 3–0. Here are some quick takeaways after today’s

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Joe’s Week 1 LCS rewind

The first week of the LCS has passed, and we learned a lot, specifically about how the meta will play out going forward. North American and European teams played only two games, and though there might be some early trends, it is too early to tell how exactly what everything means. What we learned: Champion

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LCK Begins: A Look at Week 1

Fresh off the roster moves of the offseason, there’s a lot to discuss as we evaluate players adapting to new teammates, visit story lines, and look to the future of these teams. Let’s get started. Afreeca Freecs (0-2 vs KT Rolster, 0-2 vs Samsung) Formerly known as Rebels Anarchy, Afreeca Freecs are the only team

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Becoming a Professional League of Legends Analyst

Within the past two years, the emphasis on coaching and analyzing has increased significantly in League of Legends. Through Season 3, each team had an in-game leader, and players discussed picks and bans among each other. Now, professional teams all over the world look for coaches and analysts to help support the players and teach

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