Team SoloMid, Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming and Team Liquid will reportedly be continuing on into the franchised 2018 NA LCS, according to a report from ESPN Esports’ Jacob Wolf. According to Wolf, each team will have to pay half of the $10 million franchise fee prior to 2018 Spring Split, however the other $5 million will be paid in installments over several years. While three of the four teams have secured high profile investments over the past two years and TSM have big money backers, Wolf says TSM will "run an investment round for a minority stake in their corporation in the coming months." MadisonRead More →

Ninjas in Pyjamas have dropped their League of Legends roster, according to an announcement on social media. We have released our LoL-players from their contracts and they’re now free agents. We’ll be back with more information regarding the matter. pic.twitter.com/PbsiNKCoyT — Ninjas in Pyjamas (@NiPGaming) October 17, 2017 The popular CS:GO organization re-entered the EU LCS with the purchase of Fnatic Academy's seed in May. They initially left the scene after a disappointing 2014 spring split led to their relegation and eventual failure to re-qualify from the Challenger Series. Sadly the new roster failed to find success in the 2017 EU LCS Summer Split, fallingRead More →

The 2017 League of Legends World Championship’s group stage is complete, and as such, we have some cool stats highlights for you. The champion meta at the event has revolved around the all-important Kalista ban, with the Spear of Vengeance getting banned in every single game in the group stage. The longest game in groups was the nearly 54 minute long battle between Flash Wolves and Team SoloMid in Group D, while the shortest was Longzhu Gaming’s efficient 20 minute dismantling of Fnatic in Group B. Royal Never Give Up dominated the KDA rankings with three of the top five players wearing their colors, includingRead More →

Welcome to VS, the series that puts two highlights against one another in an attempt to find the coolest plays of the split. You get to decide the better play and who will return next week as our champion. Last week you guys voted for Faker's First Blood Play over Huni's Escape. Challenging Faker’s play this week is GAM’s Archie with his unreal 2v1 outplay against Immortals. 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 →

Every year, as teams clash for the title of best League of Legends team in the world, we add to the speculation of whether one team is better than another, or how deep a team could theoretically go if they got a good or bad run. But the time has come to put that speculation to an end. That’s right, the best part of Worlds, the bracket stage, is upon us. Here, there’s no run-back a week later, there are no do-overs, just one series to determine whether you’re the better team. Longzhu Gaming vs. Samsung Galaxy The first of the quarterfinal matches is probablyRead More →

Phoenix1 and Team Envy will not be included in the 2018 North American League of Legends Championship Series, according to a report from ESPN's Jacob Wolf. Both P1 and Envy's applications were denied for undisclosed reasons, according to the report. As a result, both organizations will be forced to sell or terminate existing contracts with players and are entitled to compensation payments. RELATED: Hastr0 on Envy’s NA LCS application, the Dallas Fuel and going back to Texas The news closely follows a report that the co-owner of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors has acquired an NA LCS slot. The 10 teams that will form theRead More →

League of Legends: Worlds Quarterfinals Where: Guangzhou, Guangdong When: Oct. 19-22 Why: #NAThingCanHappen It wouldn’t be Worlds without the bracket handing us at least one Grand Finals-caliber match in quarters. Longzhu Gaming and Samsung Galaxy will be squaring off for a spot in the semifinals, and either team could realistically take it. Longzhu are coming in hot. They're the first seed out of Korea, were the only team to go undefeated in their group, and there's talk that they could be the first team in years to finally wrest the Summoner's Cup away from SK Telecom T1. However, Samsung came second at Worlds 2016, andRead More →

Many of the old Dota gods have retired, taken up jobs as commentators and community builders, or are no longer the player they once were. At least one, however, continued to forge his legacy at the top level of competition, playing among and against the best, long after many of his peers stopped. He is called The Emperor, the “B-God”. He is Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei, and this is his story. 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 Dota 2Read More →

Team Envy has been the recipient of two major investments over the last couple of years, and they've taken the organization in very different directions. This time last year, the organization was prepping to build an arena and training facility in Charlotte, North Carolina and now they're all-in on Dallas, Texas. That's thanks, in part, to an eight-figure investment from Texas-based energy magnate Ken Hersh. Now, Envy is running the Dallas Overwatch League team, the Dallas Fuel, and are moving to Texas. According to Envy's owner, Mike "Hastr0" Rufail, that investment, for now, is primarily going towards the OWL. “I think we have to startRead More →

The Golden State Warriors will reportedly have yet more NA LCS representation. According to a report from ESPN Esports, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob has, along with his son and Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob, have secured a spot in the newly-franchised NA LCS. ESPN also reports that the bid from the Lacobs represents the first accepted non-endemic bid in the NA LCS. The news follows a previous report from SportsBusiness Journal that the Golden State Warriors had submitted an application to join the League of Legends league. The NBA franchise already has some ties to the league. Peter Guber, a part owner ofRead More →