Match Preview: SK Telecom T1 vs. Samsung Galaxy, Worlds Final

Match Preview: SK Telecom T1 vs. Samsung Galaxy, Worlds Final

Get ready for the final showdown at the League of Legends World Championship! Where to start with this match? The culmination of the blood, sweat, and tears that these two teams have put in over the year has reached its final crescendo. Will we see SK Telecom T1 take the ultimate glory for a record third time? Can Samsung Galaxy steal the title of the world’s best team for themselves? To find the answers, let’s…

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Schalke 04 Announce Scouting Event for LoL

Schalke 04 Announce Scouting Event for LoL

Schalke 04 are holding their first ever Scouting Days competition to sign on a League of Legends team. For five days beginning on October 24th, twelve candidates selected from applications numbering in the hundreds will battle it out, with the top five candidates securing a spot on Schalke 04’s pro LoL team. The German soccer club bought LoL club Elements back in May. They rebranded the team, overhauled the roster, and headed to the EU…

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YellOwStaR Retires From Fnatic, Starts Managing PSG

YellOwStaR Retires From Fnatic, Starts Managing PSG

It’s all happening for League of Legends superstar Bora ‘YellOwStaR’ Kim. Less than 24 hours after announcing he was retiring from Fnatic, PSG announced that YellOwStaR would be the new team’s manager. Paris Saint-Germain recently acquired Team Huma and rebranded them as PSG after Huma disbanded. This was caused by former Team Huna owner Behdad Jaafarian failing to pay his players correctly, requiring Riot Games to step in and intervene. Huma’s spot on the 2017 European…

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Melty eSports To Shut Down Over Escalating Costs

Melty eSports To Shut Down Over Escalating Costs

The French eSports team Melty announced over the weekend that they would be closing their doors at the end of the Paris Games Week, which finishes October 31st. All players will be released from their contracts at this time. “After almost two years of operation and making an impact on the French competitive scene, Melty eSports Club is now forced to bow out,” explained Melty in their farewell post. “Industry consolidation and financial outbidding… have…

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Match Preview: H2K Gaming vs. Albus NoX Luna, Worlds Quarterfinal 4

Match Preview: H2K Gaming vs. Albus NoX Luna, Worlds Quarterfinal 4

Technically they play in different regions, but as far as the fans are concerned the last Worlds quarterfinal is an all-European affair, where EU LCS second seed H2K Gaming take on wildcard Albus NoX Luna, who have lit up the tournament so far. H2K are making their second appearance at Worlds, but this is the first time they’ve been here with Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou. Yes, the infamous Greek AD carry has finally arrived on the…

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Match Preview: ROX Tigers vs. EDward Gaming, Worlds Quarterfinal 3

Match Preview: ROX Tigers vs. EDward Gaming, Worlds Quarterfinal 3

Samsung Galaxy and SK Telecom T1 have already booked their places in the semifinals, but can ROX Tigers make it three Korean teams out of three? Up against EDward Gaming in the third Worlds quarterfinal, the number one Chinese seed, they certainly have a tougher route to glory. With that said, both sides have struggled en route to the bracket stage, ROX forced to play a tiebreaker against plucky wildcard Albus NoX Luna, and EDG…

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Match Preview: SK Telecom T1 vs. Royal Never Give Up, Worlds Quarterfinal 2

Match Preview: SK Telecom T1 vs. Royal Never Give Up, Worlds Quarterfinal 2

SKT T1, the powerhouse of Worlds. This is the third time that the Korean juggernaut led by Faker has attended Worlds, and the first time a defending champion has made an appearance. Racking up an impressive group stage showing, SKT only felt defeat in a single game against Flash Wolves, a team which has a solid reputation for playing spoiler to Korean teams in the past. SKT has pulled in some pretty impressive scores so…

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Team Huma Purchased by Paris Saint-Germain FC

Team Huma Purchased by Paris Saint-Germain FC

Team Huma are set to be rebranded as Paris Saint-Germain eSports next season following a purchase by French media company Webedia, according to ESPN. Webedia and their subsidiary company Bang Bang Management have the license to create an esports arm of the French soccer giants Paris Saint-Germain, with the ultimate aim of facilitating a seamless brand across traditional esports to the point where teams all wear the same jerseys. The acquisition also included Team Huma’s League of…

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Match Preview: Cloud9 vs. Samsung Galaxy, Worlds Quarterfinal 1

Match Preview: Cloud9 vs. Samsung Galaxy, Worlds Quarterfinal 1

The first of the League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals pits the third seeds from both Korea and North America in a match that has the potential to fire up very quickly. Samsung Galaxy will take on Cloud9 in a best-of-five series to determine who will progress to the semifinals. When Samsung first took to the stage they demolished Splyce Gaming in just under 35 minutes; with a gold lead of over 6k, Samsung proved…

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DreamHack Returns to Austin in 2017

DreamHack Returns to Austin in 2017

DreamHack, the world’s largest LAN party will be returning to Austin, Texas in 2017 with a cool $100,000 in tow to spend on the winners of a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. Other games that will be on competitive display include Hearthstone, Street Fighter V and Super Smash Bros. Exactly which flavour of Smash Bros will make the cut is not clear at this point, although it’s likely that Melee will be the version of choice as…

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