SK Telecom T1 are perennial favorites at Worlds and each year they qualify, if they aren’t the front-runners to lift the Summoner’s Cup, they’re always in the mix. But at Worlds 2013, that wasn’t the case. While few panelists at the event actually predicted SKT’s triumph, even fewer could have expected just how hard the Korean Hype Train would run over the rest of the world. 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 →

One of the most interesting things about Worlds is seeing players from around the World bringing their different playstyles and metas to bear in the ultimate LoL competition. To take a deeper look at how the Worlds champion meta developed, we took a look at the most picked and banned champions from each stage of the competition. <img src="https://i.imgur.com/6gYCCEX.jpg" Of course, the most banned champion throughout the play-in, group and bracket stages was Kalista who came out of the Worlds patch unbearably broken. The champion is so astonishingly powerful, she was banned 114 times and somehow got through to actual games five times in theRead More →

When you first start trying to understand Mobas, many people look to kills as a sign of how a game is going. It's a lot like sports: goals, or kills, should give you an idea of how well each team is doing. After all, why else would both League of Legends and Dota 2 put them front and center in their spectator clients? Unfortunately, kills are not really the best indicator of which team is ahead at any given moment. Gold and map advantage are usually a lot better for that, but those numbers aren’t as exciting as kills. Sometimes though, kills can say aRead More →

We finally made it: the League of Legends World Championship 2017 Grand Finals. Heralded by much fanfare, including a massive opening ceremony and celebratory concert the night before, it was supposed to be a showcase of the best LoL had to offer. But, even at the very peak of competition and production, you can't escape the cringe, awkward moments and funny fails. Sit back and enjoy the best fails and funny moments from the Worlds Grand Finals and the League of Legends Live concert. For more great videos, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. AllRead More →

The history of Worlds has reached the point where no one player has been to all seven events. However, seven players are currently tied for attending the most Worlds at five tournaments apiece. The only year in which all seven players attended was 2015, which was the last year Team SoloMid's Marcus "Dyrus" Hill and Fnatic's Bora "YellOwStaR" Kim competed before retiring. Both players had attended every Worlds up to that point, with Dyrus placing fourth in Season 1 on Epik Gamers, while Bora "YellOwStaR" Kim placed second on Against All Authority with his future Fnatic teammate Paul "sOAZ" Boyer. The only player who's beenRead More →

Trigger warning: The following story includes details of an alleged sexual assault. NRG Esports has fired Maxwell Bateman, formerly one of their managers, following allegations that he assaulted Twitch streamer Dezaray Luna. Luna alleges that Bateman invited her over to his house after she felt sick while drinking with friends. In her TwitLonger statement, she describes Bateman as one of her “closest friends,” and says that he made the last drink she had that night. Luna says that while she went to Bateman’s to pick up her keys, she instead fell asleep on his couch and woke up coughing up blood. She then alleges sheRead More →

The League of Legends World Championship has come to a close with Samsung Galaxy coming out on top over SK Telecom T1. With so many great plays from the bracket stages, we at theScore esports couldn’t help ourselves from putting together a montage of the best performances of the playoff stage. For more videos like this one, 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 →

Following their relegation from the league in 2016, Schalke 04 are returning to a very different EU LCS. RELATED: EU LCS to remove mid-season relegation, increase financial support to teams in 2018 as league moves toward 2019 partnerships theScore esports spoke to the club’s new head of esports, former Splyce esports director Hans Christian Dürr, and chief gaming officer Tim Reichert about the league’s overhauled 2018 format, whether Riot’s frequent format changes have hurt the EU LCS and their thoughts on fellow football club Paris Saint-Germain leaving League of Legends. What are your general thoughts on the 2018 EU LCS format? Hans Christian Dürr: InRead More →

We all do it — constantly refreshing our Twitter feeds, trying to keep up with the inner workings of the online world, scrolling for that hot take or that juicy trash talk. But let’s be real: you don’t have time to read everything. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Every week we’ll be breaking down what you missed on social media this week, from the pop-offs to the pop culture. Samsung ushered in a new age in League of Legends this week, ending SKT's streak of world titles. And we're sure this spells big things for the Samsung organization — but the sponsorship their LeagueRead More →

With the 2017 World Championship now behind us, theScore esports sat down to talk about the tournament's biggest moments, best players and why Ardent Censor was a plague on the game. Tournament MVP — Faker Though many are already heralding his defeat on Saturday as the end of Faker’s era, no single player had a greater impact on his team’s success at Worlds than Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. Despite struggling side lanes, Faker was able to consistently perform, make proactive plays and bring a weakened SKT as far as finals. It’s not easy to get swept 3-0 in finals and still look like obviously the bestRead More →