Most Recent eSports Editorial News

Hiss of Death: Fnatic vs Splyce

Splyce look to pip Fnatic to a top-2 spot in the penultimate week of the summer split!
4 days ago

Lane Swap: from Pro to Coach

Former LCS pros-turned-coaches talk about why they made the switch and what makes a great coach.
1 week ago

Style Points

We’ve all heard the saying: offense wins games, James Bond cosplay wins championships. Or something to that effect. Under section 5.4, “Player and Coach Apparel”, the LCS’ 2016 Season Official Rules states that “coaches must wear, at a minimum, business casual attire while at the studio. Business casual does not include: athletic wear, sneakers, team-branded apparel, etc.” Translation: look fine or get fined.
1 week ago

Motivation, Mindset and Attitude

ROCCAT's coach GrabbZ outlines the mental characteristics that make a great pro player. Raw talent is just one aspect of achieving worldwide reverence; the motivation to achieve your goals, the mindset of always improving, and the right attitude towards constructive criticism will elevate you from “good player” to legend.
1 week ago

No fear: Schalke 04 vs H2K

A revitalised Schalke 04 take on H2K in our EU LCS Match of the Week! Both are within touching distance of a top-2 spot following Fnatic’s disastrous week 5. Will Fox continue his dominance of the mid lane, or will Jankos shepherd H2K to victory? Tune in on Friday to watch the action!
2 weeks ago

Krepo's EU Gold Gods

We’ve finally arrived at the halfway point of the EU LCS summer split: rivalries have formed, we’ve seen incredible upsets and 80-minute epics, and EU’s best players have risen to the top. Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels analyses the standout performers in the EU LCS summer split, as we edge closer and closer to the finals in Krakow!
2 weeks ago

Clash of Champions

The midpoint of the split has finally arrived. The past is past: glory and disappointments from international play, rivalries formed across a split founded on redemption. One goal now in sight: a spot at the 2016 World Championships in the U.S.
3 weeks ago

2016 All-Star Event Heads to Barcelona

Hold onto your snowballs, because there will be mayhem. Celebrate 2016 with your favorite pros, champions and game modes when the 2016 League Of Legends All-Star Event comes to Barcelona, Spain.
1 month ago

Mid lane: by the numbers

As we begin to approach the midpoint of the season, and with it Mid Lane week, we’ve amassed a plentiful amount of data on all aspects of the EU LCS summer split. We’ve got your KDAs, your DPMs, your GPMs… and a whole lot more, which is where this article comes in. What are some of the most interesting stats that help make up our LCS data, particularly focused on our exceptional EU mids? Well, I’m glad you asked!
1 month ago

How to improve at mid lane

While each role in League of Legends has a nearly limitless skill ceiling, that’s most apparent in the mid lane. Being a mid laner means understanding that you have the ability to impact every lane. Some players may choose to look for stylish 1v1 duels and settle on crushing their lane opponent, while others may look to roam and support their team with smart use of lane pressure, collapsing on the opposition right when they least expect it. No matter how you prefer to play, it’s important to learn how to control the mid lane - and in turn, control the game.
1 month ago