The first week of the LEC was a success. Aside from a few hiccups, game delays, lag issues, and misclicks during champion select, the games themselves did not disappoint. The meta was sculptured in a way that teams thought about unique team comps. The first game in the LEC Spring Split did not disappoint. Even though most teams picked champions to flex into different roles, the first game featured champions in their standard roles.
Fnatic and SK Gaming faced to kick off the year. Their rivalry halted when SK Gaming was relegated back in 2016. When Fnatic and SK Gaming faced off, it was termed “El Clasico” — a term used when Ocelote (from SK Gaming) and Xpeke (from Fnatic) represented their respective teams, kicking off a rivalry between the two players. Their rivalry culminated in 2013 IEM Katowice when Xpeke made the famous backdoor play to defeat SK Gaming. Now with a new lineup, SK Gaming is ready to get back into form.
Near the end of the game, Fnatic pushed SK against the wall and was ready to push mid to win the game. SK had one last chance to defen. Will this play define Fnatic’s new dynasty without Caps? Or will SK Gaming fight back showing the rest of the LEC that they are a new team to be feared?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The 100 Thieves continued their stay at the top throughout this Summer. After last week, they are tied for first place along with Team Liquid, the team who beat them for the Spring Split championship. After a 2-0 week against Clutch Gaming and Counter Logic Gaming, 100 Thieves’ jungler Andy “AnDa” Hoang stopped backstage to talk about the split and more.
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Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/07/20/london-spitfires-fury-discusses-reverse-sweep-on-los-angeles-gladiators/
‘Expect the unexpected’ should be the theme of this year’s Overwatch League playoffs. From the unexpected benching of all-star Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek, to Boston taking Philadelphia to its limit, to the Spitfire getting the monkey off their back and advancing in the playoffs, the playoffs have been nothing less of stellar. After a 3-game sweep in Match 1 of their series, the Los Angeles Gladiators looked to close it last Saturday. However, the Gladiators did not get to have the last word. After their Stage 1 championship, the London Spitfire faced much adversity from losing Fissure and Dong-jun “Rascal” Kim, to not matching their previous success since. The Spitfire had much to prove going into Saturday, and they knew it.
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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.
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Originally posted at http://www.omnicpost.com/2018/07/19/philadelphia-fusions-neptuno-comments-on-series-win-against-boston-uprising/
The Philadelphia Fusion became the first team in the Overwatch League to advance in the playoffs. It was a battle between two teams — one who went under everyone’s radar and advanced to the stage finals, the other the only team to be undefeated in one stage and advanced to the stage finals. Now, these two teams meet in the playoffs.
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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.
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