Team Vitality have signed former KT Rolster support player Ha “Hachani” Seung-chan, the team announced on Saturday. We’re happy to welcome Hachani as the new support for the 2017 season! Please give him a warm welcome #VforVictory pic.twitter.com/Im3fuKf2dr — Team Vitality (@Team_Vitality) December 17, 2016 The announcement follows a report from L’Equipe posted Dec. 1, stating that Hachani would be replacing Vitality’s former support player Raymond “KaSing” Tsang. Vitality's current mid laner, Erlend "Nukeduck" Holm, stated on Dec. 13 that he plans to stay with Vitality for 2017, and further confirmed he'd be sticking with Vitality top laner Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet. Meanwhile, the team pickedRead More →

H2k-Gaming has re-signed Head Coach Neil “pr0lly” Hammad to the team for the 2017 season, the organization announced Friday. "I'm really excited about the roster, especially because it's the first time for most of these players to be on the same team so I'll be able to mold the team from the ground up," pr0lly said in the announcement. "Working with new minds is extremely important for my coaching style, and I'm excited to work towards playing the game correctly. It's fun to be with H2K since I was there from the beginning and was able to grow with the org through all the triumphsRead More →

Riot Games has ruled that Echo Fox’s solicitation of Phoenix1 support player Adrian “Adrian” Ma while he was under contract is not poaching, as Riot had yet to update the LCS contract database at the time Adrian was approached. In November, theScore esports reported that Echo Fox attempted to poach Adrian after Phoenix1 announced they had signed the player. According to sources close to the player, Echo Fox sent documents to Adrian after Nov. 22, the day his signing was officially announced by P1. While Riot’s 2016 LCS rules state that team members or affiliates may not “solicit, lure, or make an offer of employmentRead More →

Spain may be known to esports fans most recently as the host of the 2016 League of Legends All-Star event, but for many it is also the home of soccer. Soccer, otherwise known as football in Europe, is Spain’s national sport. We put xPeke, Rekkles, mithy and aphromoo to the test in a game of keep ups. Find out how good their footy skills, or lack-there-of, are. For more video interviews and highlights, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2016 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license. Source: The Score LoLRead More →

The Boston Major 2016 was an event for the record books, with plenty of upsets, amazing storylines and a deserving champion in OG, who mark their place in history with their third Valve event title. While OG's victory is worthy of praise, Jesse "JerAx" Vainikka stood head-and-shoulders above all his peers, not only demonstrating his tremendous individual skill, but staking a claim on the title of the best support player in the world. Check out some of his best moments from the Boston Major and see for yourself what it takes to be a support god. For more video interviews and highlights, be sure toRead More →

Former Longzhu Gaming carry Lee "Fury" Jin-yong is joining Thunder Bear Gaming for the upcoming LSPL season, according to a Weibo post from the team. Fury previously played for Longzhu in 2016, after joining them when they were still known as Incredible Miracle in December 2015. Just prior, Fury had received a one-month ban after Team Dragon Knights attempted to sign him while still under contract to Samsung. Longzhu had a difficult run through the LCK in 2016, coming in seventh in the spring season before falling to eighth in the summer. Fury accrued a 4.2 KDA in the summer season with 69.4 percent killRead More →

Jungler Lee “Spirit” Da-yoon, support Park “TusiN” Jong-ik and jungler Lee “Mowgli” Jae-ha have joined the Afreeca Freecs, the organization announced Friday. In a post on their Facebook page, the LCK team introduced the three players as the newest members of their team. The Freecs have been very active this offseason, dropping the entire previous roster as their contracts expired at the end of November and adding Choi “iloveoov” Yeon-sung as head coach. In the two weeks since that move, the organization has added mid laner Lee “Kuro” Seo-haeng, AD carry Ha “Kramer” Jong-hun, top laner Jang “MaRin” Gyeong-hwan and now Spirit, TusiN and Mowgli.Read More →

Jungler Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir is officially a member of the Unicorns of Love, the organization announced Thursday. In a tweet, the Unicorns unveiled that the 17-year-old Romanian jungler had indeed become a member of the team. A previous report from ESPN’s Jacob Wolf stated that the signing was complete but pending Riot approval. Xerxe last played with Turkish Champions League team Dark Passage, who won that league’s Summer Playoffs and qualified for the 2016 International Wildcard Qualifier. Xerxe left the team before the IWCQ, however. In a previous interview with L’Équipe’s Paul Arrivé, UoL manager Romain “Khagneur” Bigeard hinted at Xerxe’s addition, noting that heRead More →

For lesser-known European teams, the TI qualifiers are always a brutal experience — if they manage to make it through the best-of-one gauntlet at the open qualifiers or do well enough in the leadup that they earn a regional invite, they still face some of the world’s toughest competition at the main qualifier. Ahead of TI6, Ad Finem were just another B-tier team taking their chances, next to Escape Gaming, Fantastic Five and Power Rangers. Though they made it to the Winners’ Finals, they fell short like so many before them. The all-Greek squad had been playing together in one of Dota’s most unforgiving regionsRead More →

Major League Baseball Advanced Media's (MLBAM) BAMTech has inked a deal for the exclusive rights to stream and monetize League of Legends matches, according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal would have BAMTech pay a minimum $300 million to Riot Games for the rights to the broadcast League of Legends competitions through 2023. BAMTech will handle distribution of LoL streaming content on Twitch, and plans to release a mobile app that will stream League of Legends matches. Riot may charge app users for premium content in the future, but the current plan is not to gate the streamed matches behind a subscription fee. BAMTechRead More →