You may have seen the Worlds Iconic Moments we’ve been releasing over the past two months — but, just in case you didn’t, here is a compilation of all the great LoL Worlds Iconinc Moments gathered together for your viewing convenience! For the past seven years, teams from around the world have gathered to fight for pride, glory and the Summoner’s Cup in the League of Legends World Championship. As Worlds has grown from its humble origins to the massive global event it is today, it has given us some truly unforgettable stories and, of course, iconic moments. Let’s look back on the history ofRead More →

Disclaimer: For the purposes of this article, we are considering players that are on teams which have, according to reports, not been accepted into the 2018 NA LCS. We are also considering players whose contracts expire on Nov. 20 and, under Riot's rules, will be available to receive offers. In League of Legends, the bottom lane is unique in its need to have two cooperating pieces working together at all points in the early game. Having a solid stable, compatible bottom lane is key to the success of a professional team. Franchising in the NA LCS will, among other things, bring an immense shake-up toRead More →

Disclaimer: For the purposes of this article, we are considering players that are on teams which have, according to reports, not been accepted into the 2018 NA LCS. We are also considering players whose contracts expire on Nov. 20 and, under Riot’s rules, will be available to receive offers. Franchising in the NA LCS will, among other things, bring an immense shake-up to the region’s rosters. Some organizations have lost their spots and, consequently, their rosters. Other teams have expiring contracts and, with the influx of resources to the league, may seek to bring in import talent from other leagues — particularly, perhaps, the EURead More →

Aside from SK Telecom T1, Samsung is the only team to have earned multiple World Championship titles. To celebrate their recent win at Worlds, here's a look back at some of the very best plays from Samsung’s history. For more video interviews and highlights, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license. Source: The Score LoLRead More →

Disclaimer: For the purposes of this article, we are considering players that are on teams which have, according to reports, not been accepted into the 2018 NA LCS. We are also considering players whose contracts expire on Nov. 20 and, under Riot’s rules, will be available to receive offers. Franchising in the NA LCS will, among other things, bring an immense shake-up to the region’s rosters. Some organizations have lost their spots and, consequently, their rosters. Other teams have expiring contracts and, with the influx of resources to the league, may seek to bring in import talent from other leagues — particularly, perhaps, the EURead More →

Podcast video topics and time stamps: 3:05 – Why YamatoCannon decided to review every game at Worlds11:12 – Coaching for Vitality and preparing for the off season17:25 – Samsung’s surprise victory at Worlds25:22 – The dragon has awoken: why SKT will come back stronger33:23 – What the state of the EU LCS means for its players41:40 – All-Star voting and who Europe should send45:45 – How coaching is developing in League49:07 – The All-Star event getting serious There are some truly dedicated League of Legends analysts out there, but even the most enthusiastic might balk at the idea of reviewing every single game from WorldsRead More →

We all do it — constantly refreshing our Twitter feeds, trying to keep up with the inner workings of the online world, scrolling for that hot take or that juicy trash talk. But let's be real: you don't have time to read everything. Don't worry, we've got your back. Every week we'll be breaking down what you missed on social media this week, from the pop-offs to the pop culture. The passing of INTERNETHULK When news broke last week of the death of Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka, it sent the esports community reeling. It was Team Liquid that first made his passing public via an announcementRead More →

As many have noted, the rapid growth of esports have been accompanied by a variety of “growing pains.” Here are the most awkward of them. 10. HoN Player Intros Believe it or not, there was a time when Heroes of Newerth was a legitimate rival to League of Legends… for all of three minutes in the late 2000s. Still though, at least it gave us this amazingly poorly produced team intro segment set in a darkened middle school gymnasium Keep an eye out for future Alliance support Simon “Handsken” Haag. If you have night vision goggles that is. 9. TL Player Intros G1 League IntroRead More →

On Oct. 30, after months of speculation, Riot Games announced a new format for the EU LCS for 2018. With an increased stipend, elimination of mid-season relegation and the promise of permanent partnerships in 2019, the new format appears to many as a much needed remedy for a region in turmoil. Let’s get this out of the way: It’s been a tough couple of years for European League of Legends. While Riot pivoted away from last year’s controversial best-of-two format, viewership of the EU LCS has continued to fall while player salaries and costs have risen, leading to more and more and organizations expressing concernsRead More →

Members of the Overwatch and League of Legends communities have spent the day sharing memories and stories about former Overwatch player and coach Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka after news of his death broke last night. He was 30. In Loving Memory, Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka pic.twitter.com/EIVfKUAQ5J — Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) November 9, 2017 Hawelka last served as Team Liquid’s Overwatch coach, but was transitioning to a role as the organization’s head League of Legends coach ahead of the 2018 season. The team announced his death on Twitter. “Dennis became part of the Team Liquid family back in June when he started coaching our Overwatch team,” Liquid co-foundersRead More →