Name a team with worse luck than KT Rolster. You can't. Despite being the highest seed in the 2017 regional qualifier, KT failed to qualify for Worlds yet again. To understand KT’s bad luck to its fullest extent, let’s go back to the very beginning. 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 →

theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports. Championship Ashe Skin sales to contribute to charity The League of Legends World Championships are taking a philanthropic turn this year, as Riot aims to have three charitable initiatives based around its Championship Ashe skin. According to Riot, “Each one supports causes that players we asked care about: mental health care, access to education, and access to technology.” Championship Ashe will have 25 percent of its proceeds matched to distribute to the three charities. The charities in questions are BasicNeeds, Learning Equality, and The Raspberry Pi Foundation.Read More →

theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports. Team EnVyUs lock down eight-figure investment North American organization Team EnvyUs have confirmed a previous ESPN report that they received an eight-figure investment from oil magnate Kenneth Hersh. The team’s press release did not confirm another ESPN report which stated that nV had locked down the Overwatch League spot for Austin-Dallas, however. Dota 2 competitive season dubbed Dota Pro Circuit Valve has announced that the Dota 2 Major series of tournaments will be renamed to the Pro Circuit, and teams will battle for qualification points during theRead More →

Since the start of the first League of Legends World Championships back in 2011, there's only been a single team that's had the honour of attending them all, and that team is Team SoloMid. So, to celebrate TSM's incredible seventh straight World Championship appearance theScore esports decided to put together a montage of the best plays by TSM at Worlds. 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 →

Twenty-five percent of proceeds from Ashe's new championship skin will go towards charity, in addition to the 25 percent that will go towards the prize pool for Worlds 2017, according to a blog post from Riot Games. BasicNeeds, Learning Equality and The Raspberry Pi Foundation will all receive a portion of the proceeds, but the exact distribution will be decided via an online vote in which players with higher honor levels will get heavier weighting. “Each one supports causes that players we asked care about: mental health care, access to education, and access to technology,” Riot wrote. “We also partnered up with these charities toRead More →

The 2017 World Championships is almost upon us, with the Play-In stage set to begin on Saturday, Sept. 23. And though there isn’t much professional League to be watched outside of Play-Ins, we’ve put together the accounts of several Western players who have been bootcamping in Korea for the past week, alongside several of the best plays they’ve pulled off in solo queue to tide you over. Accounts Bjergsen Doublelift CodySun Flame Zven Soaz IgNar And if you want to check out a wide range of Korean solo queue games featuring numerous pros, check out TrackingThePros on Twitch. Highlights Soaz and Broxah stop a gankRead More →

With the League of Legends World Championship inching ever closer, we’re itching to see some monster plays, beastly outplays and of course, crazy champ picks as well pro players goingSuper Saiyan on their pocket picks. Here are the 10 champion-players combos we hope to see get trotted out at the event. RELATED: The top 10 Mic Checks in League of Legends 10. Uzi on Vayne Royal Never Give Up’s Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao has good reason to be vain about his Vayne play. Back in the day, he was more or less the only pro player who could use the champion to her full potential 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. This week, fans of NA CS:GO were treated to a rare sight—a team of their own region tearing their way into the grand finals of a premier event. We also had Immortals venturing into theRead More →

theScore esports Daily is a once-a-day briefing covering the top news stories from around the world of esports. ESL One: New York FaZes up It was the David and Goliath story no one expected: hometown heroes Team Liquid up against the superteam of superteams, FaZe Clan, in the grand finals of ESL One: New York. Unfortunately for fans of NA CS:GO, the end result was an anticlimactic three maps that saw FaZe absolutely dominate nitr0 and company. FaZe sent a message early, with a frighteningly decisive 16-3 win on Inferno—Liquid’s map pick. While the NA squad looked to be finally coming alive in the dyingRead More →

The first time Daigo Umehara stepped up to a Street Fighter II arcade cabinet, he was instantly drawn to Ryu—the stoic travelling warrior who’s served as the game’s iconic hero since 1987. However, at the urging of a stranger at the arcade, the man who would eventually become known as The Beast ended up picking E. Honda. “I wanted to choose Ryu, but an older person at the arcade, who was a total stranger, told me that he was not fit for a beginner and picked Honda for me despite my own intentions,” the champion fighting game player told theScore esports. In that initial sessionRead More →