P1 Zig says Pirean has had a calming influence on Phoenix1.

P1 Zig: “The team environment could have been really bad if we let it, but (Pirean) is really positive and counteracts that.”

Phoenix1 continued its post-Rift Rivals slump by dropping series to Cloud9 and Team Liquid in Week 7 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS).

July 26, 2017
Zig says MikeYeung reminds him of Meteos in the jungle.

Zig talks about MikeYeung, P1’s Rift Rivals performance and winning worlds

Despite its current tie for eighth place in North America, Phoenix1 impressed spectators at Rift Rivals with a strong early game against Fnatic and a win against Unicorns of Love.

July 6, 2017
P1 Zig talks about Phoenix1's struggles and why a roster change may be necessary.

P1 Zig: “If we keep losing, it’ll be really hard to turn it around without roster changes, and we already put in Meteos instead of Inori.”

Slingshot’s Andrew Kim caught up with Phoenix1’s Derek “Zig” Shao after Week 2 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS). They talked about Phoenix1’s 0-4 start, how Zig started playing Kled and dealing with losses.

June 16, 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

P1 Zig: “I definitely wish there were more opportunities for us to prove ourselves internationally, and that they were better set up and more rewarding for teams compared to how IEM is set up.”

Slingshot’s Andrew Kim caught up with Phoenix1’s Derek “Zig” Shao during Week 6 (before Adrian “Adrian” Ma was transferred to Liquid) of the North American League of Legends Championship Series to talk about using two junglers and the state of international tournaments.

March 15, 2017

P1 Zig on scrims: “The C9, TSM, TL, they are mostly inward…they’ll only try to scrim each other, plus maybe one or two outsiders.”

Slingshot’s Andrew Kim talked to Phoenix1’s Derek “Zig” Shao during Week 1 of the North American League Championship Series.

January 26, 2017