Xpecial says he's unsure of his playing future.

Xpecial on his future: “I still want to play, but I’ve been playing for so long, I don’t mind trying other things…(playing more) depends on the opportunities that present themselves.”

It has been a rough summer for Phoenix1 in the North American League of Legends Championship Series, who looked much improved at the mid-split Rift Rivals tournament, but failed to continue that success upon returning to North America.

August 11, 2017
Phoenix1 has added Xpecial to play support in Week 3 of the NA LCS summer split.

Phoenix1 acquires Xpecial, will play against CLG in NA LCS Week 3

After a rough two weeks into the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS), Phoenix1 hopes to address problems by adding Alex “Xpecial” Chu as a support player.

June 16, 2017
BIG has signed with Dignitas and will start instead of Xpecial in Week 1 of the NA LCS summer split.

Dignitas signs BIG, will apparently start at support in NA LCS Week 1 over Xpecial

Team Dignitas will enlist Terry “BIG” Chuong as its starting support for Week 1 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series summer split.

May 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: How do you feel about the state of international competition in League of Legends?

Slingshot asked 10 North American LCS pros their thoughts about the status of international tournaments and some potential solutions — if there are any.

March 30, 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

Xpecial: “I think this was very rushed and because of that, we don’t have as much as we had hoped from the 76ers, but the biggest thing is obviously like courtside tickets, these things are like $20,000 a pop.”

Slingshot’s Andrew Kim caught up with Dignitas’ Alex “Xpecial” Chu during Week 7 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series.

March 24, 2017

Xpecial on in-season patches and changing coaches mid-split

Slingshot’s Andrew Kim talked to Dignitas’ Alex “Xpecial” Chu during Week 6 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series.

March 13, 2017

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