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Edward “EdWard” Abgaryan leaves Gambit Gaming

Edward “EdWard” Abgaryan leaves Gambit Gaming

    In quite the shocking facebook announcement today, it has been revealed that for the first time in it’s history EU LCS competitor Gambit Gaming will be undergoing a roster change. Support players Edward “EdWard” Abgaryan will be leaving the team. “Perhaps, the main reason for this uneasy decision was the lack of understanding between […]

| June 4, 2013
HooN Announces ahq Drops Sponsorship of Korean Team

HooN Announces ahq Drops Sponsorship of Korean Team

Please note that an official statement of release from ahq is still pending regarding its Korean division. After ahq Korea‘s final Champions Spring match against LG-IM, mid-lane player and team captain Kim “HooN” Nam-Hoon announced on Facebook that his squad lost their sponsorship after failing to reach the playoffs. HooN left NaJin Shield after Champions […]

| May 4, 2013
Vulcun Command Parts With Muffinqt, Adds BloodWater

Vulcun Command Parts With Muffinqt, Adds BloodWater

Vulcun Command has parted ways with longtime support player Jacob “Muffinqt“ Lowry and added support player Lyubomir “BloodWater” Spasov to the team. BloodWater previously played for Good Game University. While Twitter ran rampant with speculation on the moves, Christina “Gnomesayin” Laird confirmed the changes: I’m sad to see Muffin go, but we, along with some of the other LCS teams, do […]

| April 3, 2013
TSM Snapdragon Names WildTurtle Starting AD Carry

TSM Snapdragon Names WildTurtle Starting AD Carry

Team SoloMid Snapdragon announced today that WildTurtle will take the starting AD carry role from the incumbent Chaox. This move comes on the heels of WildTurtle’s strong performance during NA LCS Week 6 and some difficulty between Chaox and TSM after MLG Dallas. From News of Legends: After many hours of debate and much consideration, the management […]

| March 25, 2013
Azubu Acquires Taipei Assassins and Snipers

Azubu Acquires Taipei Assassins and Snipers

The Taipei Assassins and Snipers announced their acquisition by Azubu, via their Facebook page. Both teams were originally sponsored by Garena, the League of Legends host company in South-East Asia. Azubu, a gaming media company located in Germany, was the primary sponsor for Korea’s OnGameNet Champions tournament during its 2012 Summer season, and previously sponsored the […]

| March 7, 2013

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Champion Select: Jinx the Loose Cannon

Champion Select: Jinx the Loose Cannon

| October 10, 2013

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Champion Select: Lucian, The Purifier

Champion Select: Lucian, The Purifier

| August 21, 2013

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Over The Bar: Flight of the Dragon (Shyvana’s Pushing Power)

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| August 7, 2013

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League of Legends Oceanic Season 3 Championships at PAX Australia

League of Legends Oceanic Season 3 Championships at PAX Australia

| August 6, 2013

As an Australian, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing some of the biggest eSports events from the comfort of my computer chair. The Season 2 World Championships even made it to the couch for some HDMI-enabled action! Watching a screaming crowd is a very different experience to being IN a screaming crowd. A very different […]

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This Week In League Meta: Closing The Game Through Constant Pressure

This Week In League Meta: Closing The Game Through Constant Pressure

| July 8, 2013

Once a team takes an advantage in a game, many players still find sieging the enemy turrets and destroying the Nexus a difficult task. Maintaining minion pressure in all lanes simultaneously has quickly become one of the favorite ways for teams to finish games.   In the early days of the LCS, commentators constantly reminded […]

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