Worlds has finally boiled down to its final 16 teams, and the main event is about to get underway. With groups all sorted, theScore esports has observed and analyzed the remaining teams and determined a power ranking that places them based on their likelihood of winning the entire competition. Who stands on top this year? Can anyone dethrone the Korean teams? Read on. 1. Longzhu Gaming (LCK) The ROX Tigers were seen as favorites last year, and they fell short, but there are two key differences between that team and Longzhu. Firstly, ROX last year avoided SKT in the domestic playoffs, as KT Rolster defeatedRead More →

Podcast video topics and time stamps: 2:08 – What is Maelk’s role as Sporting Director for North?5:34 – Maelk’s thoughts on the EU LCS12:34 – The future business model of the EU LCS19:08 – The difficulties in acquiring a new Dota roster25:17 – On the new Minor and Major system for Dota 231:55 – What advice would you give Immortals for entering Dota 2?37:18 – Why did North sign on with WESA?43:10 – Explaining the Maelk Award Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Andersen was a superstar in the early days of competitive Dota 2, best known for his time on MYM and Evil Geniuses. But now that he’sRead 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… J.Lo (and others) invest in NRG Say what you will about the competitive credentials of NRG, but no one can deny that the Shaq-owned org knows how to use star power. Not only did they announce the roster of their San Francisco based Overwatch League team last night, they used high profile new investors Jennifer Lopez, Marshawn Lynch and Michael Strahan to do it. Introducing SanRead More →

In just two years, Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barqawi has already accomplished what most Dota players dream of. He's a two-time Major winner and has hoisted the Aegis of Champions at The International. But there was once a time, not so long ago, where Miracle- had no idea the Dota 2 pro scene even existed. His journey didn't start with dreams of playing at the pro level, but with one very simple thing: a love of the game. From the net cafes of Jordan to Dota 2’s biggest stage, this is his story. For more great videos, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. CopyrightRead More →

Podcast video topics and time stamps: 2:08 – What is Maelk’s role as Sporting Director for North?5:34 – Maelk’s thoughts on the EU LCS12:34 – The future business model of the EU LCS19:08 – The difficulties in acquiring a new Dota roster25:17 – On the new Minor and Major system for Dota 231:55 – What advice would you give Immortals for entering Dota 2?37:18 – Why did North sign on with WESA?43:10 – Explaining the Maelk Award meme There’s something rotten in the state of European esports says North sporting director Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Andersen, and its name is EU LCS. Find theScore esports Podcast onRead More →

The 2017 League of Legends World Championship is upon us and you know what that means… all sorts of sexy, new, special edition merch in the Riot store! From sick statues with in-game goodies to slick jackets and Worlds skins, here's the best swag from the history of Worlds. Radiant Wukong The latest in Riot’s line of Worlds statuettes, Radiant Wukong comes with a special goodie: an in-game Summoner’s Icon. Currently available for $25.00, at 4.3'' by 3.3'', the figure is great for advertising to all your co-workers that you're a giant nerd who likes League of Legends. Just make sure to keep it outRead More →

Of all the iconic stories to emerge from the League of Legends World Championships, few are as memorable as the Taipei Assassins’ run in 2012. The Taiwanese outfit became overnight sensations, not only for their incredible play, but for decisively overcoming arguably the three strongest teams at the tournament in a series of history-making upsets. For more great videos, 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 →

With the group stage of the 2017 League of Legends World Championship just ahead of us, we decided to take a look back into the annals of Worlds history and pull out some interesting stats about LoL's most prestigious tournament. Perhaps most interesting information here are the champion stats, which show Lee Sin is not only the most picked champion at Worlds, with 129 appearances over the past six years, but also the champion with the most wins at 74. Meanwhile, Alistar and Nidalee are perennial bans, with 107 and 105 bans, respectively As for the champion with the least amount of wins? Given hisRead More →

The Play-In stage of the 2017 World Championship is well underway and we’ve already seen some amazing plays in just the first few days. But before we get too deep into this year’s event, we wanted to look back into Worlds history and relive the best plays from the past. So, after much debate, here are our picks for the top 10 plays in Worlds history. 10. RapidStar Karthus Quadrakill Kicking off our list is the legendary Quadra Kill by Jung “RapidStar” Min-sung on Karthus from the Grand Finals of the 2012 World Championship. When you see those red lines coming down you know exactlyRead More →

theScore esports Daily is a daily briefing of the top news stories from around the esports world. It will cover the day’s largest stories and give you bits and pieces on their impacts. OpTic Enters Dota, Expands Overwatch Staff OpTic Gaming is making some big moves. Firstly, the organization announced the acquisition of Dota 2 roster The Dire. The lineup features Peter “ppd” Dager, Ludwig “Zai” Wahlberg, Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen, Quinn “CC&C” Callahan and Per Anders Olsson “Pajkatt” Lille. This is OpTic’s very first foray into not only Dota 2, but MOBAs as a whole. RELATED: OpTic Gaming enter Dota 2, sign The Dire Also,Read More →