Team Liquid is currently the best team in the NA LCS. With a first-place finish in the Spring Split and first-place going into the Summer Split playoffs, Team Liquid is making their mark to take their talents into the Worlds stage. Team Liquid’s mid laner, Eugene “Pobelter” Park stopped by after their victory against Echo Fox to talk about music and more.
100 Thieves had a turbulence of emotions throughout the Summer Split. Getting swept in 3 games in the Spring Split grand finals and a controversial trade occurred with William “Meteos” Hartman are examples of the adversities they went through. Despite the hardships, 100 Thieves continue to play at a high level in the Summer Split. They are a game behind Team Liquid in the standings with one more week remaining. Top laner for 100 Thieves and Summer Split MVP candidate, Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho chatted with me in this exclusive interview to talk about getting Andy “AnDa” Hoang acclimated into the team and what he thinks of the competition in the LCK.
FlyQuest continues to be a dark horse in this Summer Split. Previously in the Spring Split, they were in the bottom rung of the ladder and as a result, garnered doubters thinking they would generate similar results going into the summer. They quietly came up the standings and currently sitting tied for 3rd place with Echo Fox. With one last week in the split, FlyQuest’s AD Carry Jason “WildTurtle” Tran talked about the split thus far, his pro gaming career, and what he thinks is the best Support he’s played with.
Originally posted at https://www.echofox.gg/news/na-lcs-2018-summer-split-week-8-recap
The end of the season is almost to a close. Two more weeks left to make a statement for the rest of the LCS season. Two more weeks to prove Echo Fox has the best roster in the LCS. Two more weeks to show the other teams why Echo Fox is a team to be feared. The time is now.
Originally posted at https://www.echofox.gg/news/na-lcs-2018-summer-split-week-4-recap
Teams are ready to get back into the grind of the Summer Split following Rift Rivals. It was a great learning experience for all participating teams to figure out the meta. Echo Fox, who surprised many teams, was the lone NA team to pick up a win in the final day of Rift Rivals against G2 Esports, masters of the funnel strategy. This week in the NA LCS, Echo Fox implemented knowledge from Rift Rivals to the LCS stage.
Originally posted at https://www.echofox.gg/news/echo-fox-takes-on-europes-best-at-rift-rivals
The annual battle of North America vs Europe lives on as Rift Rivals has come and gone. One region wants to prove they are better than the other. Three teams from each region came into battle. Echo Fox, Team Liquid, and 100 Thieves represented NA LCS. G2 Esports, Fnatic, and Splyce represented the EU LCS.
In Week 2 of the NA LCS, things are still unpredictable with the meta — surprising strategies that teams have run like the popular funnel strategy and role swapping, and swapping players from the main roster to Academy and vice versa. Teams such as OpTic Gaming came out to everyone’s surprise as they took down top-tier teams such as Echo Fox. Another team that took a lot of people by surprise are the Golden Guardians. In their games, they are utilizing the popular funnel strategy that teams across various regions are using. With wins against Team Liquid and a revamped Cloud9 under their belt, they looked to succeed moving further in the NA LCS.
Samson “Lourlo” Jackson stopped backstage after their win against Cloud9 in Week 2 to talk about why the funnel strategy is working for Golden Guardians and how they mentally prepare during the offseason.
Originally posted at https://www.echofox.gg/news/na-lcs-2018-summer-split-week-2-recap
Echo Fox continued where they left off in dominating fashion from Spring Split. Last week, they faced FlyQuest and convincingly won after making a risky role swap. The following day, a rematch of the third-place match from Spring Playoffs occurred against Clutch Gaming. Echo Fox made another risky move with a role swap involving Huni and Dardoch. This move worked in Echo Fox’s favor as they won the game. They ended the first week undefeated and at the top of the standings. Does Echo Fox have more tricks up their sleeves in Week 2?
Originally posted at https://www.echofox.gg/news/na-lcs-2018-summer-split-week-1-recap
The countdown goes down to zero, the lights dim, and the crowd roars for the premiere of the Summer Split. Huge stakes are on the line as ten teams not only want to be the split champions but make it a goal to be at Worlds.
Expect the unexpected is the motto for Echo Fox in this split. After finishing at a new high last split at third place, Echo Fox only wants to improve this split. Many analysts and journalists consider Echo Fox to be a top contender this summer, including ESPN who ranked Echo Fox at second place in North America. The teams first opponent of the summer would be FlyQuest.
Originally posted at https://www.echofox.gg/news/na-lcs-2018-summer-split-preview
The sun sets in one half of the season and another rises this weekend in the NA LCS. Echo Fox is ready and recharged to show the rest of the teams in the NA LCS that the Spring Split was no fluke.