The LPL has released the official rosters of all competing teams ahead of the 2017 Spring Split. The announcement brings some surprises in both the arrivals and departures categories. Previously unannounced transfers include Shin "CoCo" Jin-yeong's move from Longzhu to Newbee and Lee "LokeN" Dong-wook's addition to QG Reapers. Loken will be QG's their third AD Carry and their third import alongside Kim "Clid" Tae-min and Kim "Doinb" Tae-sang. Joining Royal Never Give Up as a substitute jungler is Wang “BayBay” Youchun, whose history includes sub positions on EDward Esports and ahq e-Sports. It appears Season 4 World Champion Choi "DanDy" In-kyu will not playRead More →

Team NP will stick together for the upcoming Major season, and will be fielding the same roster that made it to the Boston Major through the Kiev Major season, the organization announced Monday. There will be no changes to the @NPDotA roster for the upcoming Major season! — Team NP (@NPDotA) December 19, 2016 Team NP formed in September, after The International 2016, and was founded by former Team Secret player Jackie “EternaLEnVy” Mao. The team has seen no changes to their original roster since they came together earlier this year. Team NP qualified for The Boston Major by placing in the Top 2Read More →

Newbee have signed Zhang “YuZhe” Zhe as their League of Legends coach for the 2017 season, the organization announced on Weibo Monday. According to a translation of the post by Yahoo Esports' Kelsey Moser, the organization has also added two backup players, AD carry Lin “Lwx” Weixiang and support Liu “Pinus” Qingsong. Lwx last played for LSPL team TCS Gaming. YuZhe has been with NewBee since May 2015, when he was the team's support player. He was then moved to Newbee Young, and returned from professional play when the team was rebranded to the Qiao Gu Reapers in May 2016. He is best known forRead More →

Everything is better in slow motion. theScore esports' Ryan Stratton got the chance to chill out with Counter Logic Gaming's support Zaqueri "aphromoo" Black in Barcelona. This is what they got up to. 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 →

Jungler Kang "Haru" Min-seung has joined Samsung Galaxy, the organization announced on Facebook Monday. Haru was a member of the CJ Entus roster that went 3-15 during the 2016 LCK Summer Season and was ultimately relegated to Challengers Korea after a 3-0 loss to ESC Ever. During the summer season with CJ Entus, Haru played mostly Graves, Elise and Rek’sai, but had a 27.9 percent winrate overall during the split and managed only a 2.25 KDA. Haru will share the position with Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong, who is also under contract. Ambition led the team to a second-place finish at the 2016 Season World Championship, andRead More →

ESPN's Jacob Wolf has reported that Nam "LirA" Tae-yoo will no longer be joining Vitality, contrary to a Dec. 2 ESPN report that he would be joining the team for the 2017 EU LCS season. According to the more recent report, Vitality will instead field former NRG eSports mid laner Lee "GBM" Chang-seok as starting jungler. ESPN's sources claim that the former Afreeca Freecs jungler initially agreed to join Vitality, but the deal fell through when LirA expressed discomfort playing in Europe with the team. According to the Dec. 2 report, LirA was also not Vitality's first choice, and they aggressively pursued Yeu-jin "Reignover" KimRead More →

The QG Reapers have revealed their starting roster for the upcoming 2017 LPL Spring Split in a post on their Weibo page Monday. The Reapers previously announced the addition of support Hu “Cloud” Zhen-wei, but this newest reveal shows all the players on the roster at each position. Chen “Chen” Zhe, Kan “Kabe” Ho Man and Kim “Khan” Dong-ha will cover the top lane for QG, while Kim “Clid” Tae-min and Chang “xinyi” Ping will handle the jungle. Kim "Doinb" Tae-sang will be the team's only mid laner, while Wang "Alone" Zi-Jun and Tang "Candy" Xin will act as AD carries. Cloud and Liu "AhrI"Read More →

Cloud9 have finalized their LCS roster for the 2017 season, with jungler William "Meteos" Hartman moving off the main roster and Juan "Contractz" Garcia taking his starting position. The team also announced a new assistant coach, Jang "Cain" Nu-ri, and substitute top laner Jeon "Ray" Ji-won. The org announced they have signed new multi-year deals with much of their 2016 starting lineup. Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen, Zachary "Sneaky" Scuderi and Andy "Smoothie" Ta are all signed to the org for another three years, while head coach Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu will stay for at least another two. Jung "Impact" Eon-yeong and Meteos remain contracted with the orgRead More →

Everyone loves a Cinderella story. In sports, as in other aspects of life, we like to cheer for the disadvantaged protagonist on their arduous journey from rags to riches. In 2016, no LCS organization lived out that narrative more closely than Splyce. After a year of unexpected success, featuring a trip to the World Championship, Splyce’s management and players have made the rare decision to stick together in the offseason. With everything they’ve learned together and a year’s worth of momentum to carry forward, Splyce are looking to hit the ground running in 2017 and improve on their impressive summer performance. Hitting the power curveRead More →

When Techies was first released post-TI4, like everyone else I quickly got sick of playing against the hero. So I decided to try Techies myself, which turned out to be a mistake — the three goblins quickly won me over, and I eventually earned the terrible title of Techies Picker. Last patch, Techies were probably the worst they’ve ever been, but thankfully they have been reworked as we move on to 7.00. While the way to play Techies has changed, their core concept has stayed the same. They are a hero designed to wreak havoc in a way that is uniquely frustrating for the enemyRead More →