On Aug. 20, 2016, the darlings of the Korean scene, the ROX Tigers, claimed their first ever LCK title. With a roster consisting of veterans GorillA, PraY, Smeb and Kuro and the young talent of Peanut, this team won the hearts of everyone with their joyous demeanor and camaraderie. Despite being very popular with the fans, the organization was plagued by sponsorship issues and the team itself struggled to win an official title. The talented squad had made the LCK finals on multiple occasions, but always fell in playoffs to the likes of SK Telecom T1 or KT Rolster. But the summer of 2016 provedRead More →

Though the 2017 World Championship is still just over a month away, the first six teams have already qualified for the game's biggest international event. Over the weekend, the LCK's SK Telecom T1, the NA LCS' Team SoloMid and the LMS' ahq e-Sports Club all qualified for the World Championship group stage based on championship points. They join the LMS' Flash Wolves, who had previously qualified for Worlds earlier this month. While the above mentioned teams may improve their seed by winning their respective playoffs, they are all guaranteed the second seed in their respective regions regardless of their future performance. Additionally, both Kaos LatinRead More →

The International 2017 is now behind us, and our attention turns to the forthcoming new era of Dota 2. A revamped Major and Minor system promises to take the game into the new year with as much potential as ever. But, as we look forward, we also look back at how far we've come and remember the tournaments, the games and the plays that have defined Dota so far. And so today we relive one of Dota 2's original iconic moments that has withstood the test of time like few others: the Roshan Bait from DreamHack Winter 2012. For more great videos, be sure toRead More →

With The International 2017 over, the next big competition has begun. The world's best teams are shuffling players trying to form the next big super team and no 2016-2017 roster is safe. Keep up with all the action across each region with theScore esports' post-TI roster tracker. North America Europe Alliance Player Name Position Adrian “Era” Kryeziu 1 Axel “Pablo” Källman 2 Alliance drop Handsken, Limmp and jonassomfan OG Player Name Position Johan “N0tail” Sundstein 1/2 Gustav “s4” Magnusson 3 Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka 4 Tal “Fly” Aizik 5 OG drop ana Team Secret Player Name Position Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng 2 Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat 4Read More →

One of the most important things that any top or mid laner should know is how to teleport effectively. A good teleport can completely swing fights, protect objectives, and put pressure on the map that needs to be addressed. The skill is so impactful, in fact, that its cooldown is one of the highest ones in the game, having the same cooldown time as Flash. There are a few different kind of teleports that can save your lane and save the game, and some ways in which teleporting can be an easier act for you. Teleport mechanical tips First things first, teleporting involves understanding theRead More →

Alliance have dropped support Simon “Handsken” Haag, offlaner Jonas “jonassomfan” Lindholm and mid Linus “Limmp” Blomdin, according to an announcement on the team’s website. “I want to thank the Alliance organisation and everyone involved within for treating me very well and making my stay in Alliance a very pleasant and instructive one,” jonassomfan said in a statement. “I wish Alliance all the best in the future in whatever they may choose to do! For my own account the future is uncertain, but I know for sure that my Dota 2 endeavours does not end here, and I will continue to play and fight hard! HopeRead More →

This Week in Gaming is your definitive weekly guide to the biggest stories and controversies behind the latest esport and gaming headlines. This is everything you need to know about the week that was, but on steroids. We Like… T-Mobile jumping into esports On Thursday, wireless carrier T-Mobile made a surprising dip into esports with sponsorships for both Team SoloMid and Cloud9. T-Mobile are just the latest of big-name consumer brands sniffing out the esports gold rush and staking their claim. For instance, German car manufacturer Audi sponsored Astralis in January while Toshiba sponsored Panda Global in July. RELATED: NRG’s Washington D.C. sponsorship worth sixRead More →

Sometimes you’ll see a clean Baron steal and think, 'Wow, that was pretty nice.' However, the most memorable Baron steals aren’t always the cleanest, or even the most-skilled. When a baron steal that should never happen, happens — those are the ones that are truly memorable. So here are our picks for the Top 10 most insane baron steals in League of Legends 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 →

OG have dropped Anathan “ana” Pham after their 7th-8th place finish at The International 2017. “I would like to thank OG for an unforgettable year! Everyone on this team has taught me something in one way or another, including Evany and Sebastien (7ckngmad),” ana stated in OG’s facebook post announcing the roster move. “I had an amazing time and wish them the best of luck in the future!” Despite a strong start to the year, OG had a rocky end to the 2016-2017 season. Following their first place finish at the Boston Major last year, OG took first at the Kiev Major in April, butRead More →

Ardent Censer is a genuinely silly item. Repeat after me, Ardent Censer is a genuinely silly item. The gold value it can give your teammates is, at its lowest point, at least a Recurve Bow worth of stats. It can do that to everyone, and the buff it gives lasts for roughly a bajillion seconds. So why not have Ardent Censer on champions that fully don’t deserve it, and make it work anyway because the item is so absurdly powerful? After experimenting with a few Ardent Censer concepts, I’ve found support Zyra to be a prolific user of the item. “Hold on a second, Zyra?”Read More →