There is plenty of hype to go around this week in League of Legends as Longzhu looks for the runback against SKT, a pair of struggling NA squads face off, and the best from each EU LCS group decide whether maniacs (err, fanatics) or Unicorns run the region. Plus: an anime-style jungler showdown! Longzhu Gaming vs. SK Telecom T1 When: Thursday, July 20, 4 a.m. ET Why: Is this the year of Longzhu? Longzhu’s hot start has not just been a short-lived trend. They are 9-3, as are their opponents, SKT. SKT got the better of Longzhu when the two teams last met in WeekRead More →

Welcome to VS, the series that pits 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 Bjergsen's Outplay over MikeYeung's Baron Deny. Challenging Bjergsen’s play this week is TSM’s Doublelift with an awesome maneuver against Team Liquid. 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 →

Team Dignitas have dropped Lee "Chaser" Sang-hyun, who will be replaced on their starting roster with Lee "Shrimp" Byeong-hoon, the organization announced Saturday. “It was a good experience to live in North America as a pro gamer, and I am looking for a chance to try again,” Chaser said in a press release. Chaser joined Dignitas in Dec. 2016 alongside Kim "Ssumday" Chan-ho. While with the team, he helped them place 6th in the 2017 NA LCS Spring Regular Season and 5th-6th in the playoffs. "We appreciate Chaser’s time with the team, and wish him well in the future,” Dignitas president Michael O'Dell said inRead More →

NA versus EU is one of the biggest debates in League of Legends history. In its latest chapter, we saw NA come out on top against EU during the first ever Rift Rivals tournaments. In honor of this event, we’ve put together the best of the NA versus EU rivalry over the years. 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 →

Echo Fox jungler Matt “Akaadian” Higginbotham knows both the highs and lows of the NA LCS after a rookie campaign in spring 2017 that saw him make an immediate impact on carry junglers but then fail to clinch Rookie of the Split as his team’s fortunes changed and the meta shifted. Also of interest in summer has been Echo Fox’s practice regimen, as they turned heads by practicing purely internally with their 10-player roster, eschewing the labels “starter” and “substitute” and instead naming a “frontline” and “backline” for each match. Akaadian sat down with theScore esports to talk about hitting the rookie wall, his opinionRead More →

Pay-2-Win is a new series where we take a look at the coolest, rarest and most expensive gaming memorabilia on the market. Scrubs need not apply. Think you’re hot stuff because you laid down a couple hundred bucks on all three sets of SKT’s championship skins? Sorry, but we’ve got some sad news for you buck-o: you might be financing Marc Merrill’s fifth Corvette, but you can’t call yourself a LoL big baller until you get your hands one of these hyper-limited skins. How you’ll get them is anyone’s guess, but if you want to be a legend on the rift, you’ll find a way.Read More →

Best Skin Concepts is a recurring series that highlights the best skins and skin concepts for heroes, champions and characters across a variety of games. In honor of Urgot's upcoming rework, we're highlighting some of the best skin concepts that artists have created for one of League of Legends' most under appreciated heroes. And compared to the likes of more popular champions, the artists behind these skin concepts have gotten very creative in their designs. Star Guardian Urgot By Brahim Bensehoul If you tell me that you don't want this skin concept to actually exist, then you're probably a liar. The Star Guardian skin lineRead More →

There are some glitches that leave an impact on a game beyond just one patch. Maybe they get hot-fixed quickly, or they turn out to be not nearly as broken as they look, but they stick. They do something so hilariously busted, at least in theory, that the game grinds to a halt as people stop and stare at the disaster. In 2015, Riot accidentally put one of those game-changing, history-altering glitches into League of Legends. It was a glitch so potent, so powerful, Riot actually had to disable ranked play until they fixed it. This is the story of the instant Recall bug. HowRead More →

At over $20.77 million and counting, The International 2017 now has the largest prize pool of any esports event in history. As of writing, the TI7 prize pool is sitting at $20,772,353, which is $1,893 higher than last year’s prize pool. According to Esports Earnings, The International has had the highest prize pool in esports four years in a row, dating back to TI4 in 2014. The only non Dota 2 event in the Top 10 prize pools is the 2016 League of Legends World Championship, which featured a $5.07 million prize pool. The International 2017 now has the LARGEST Prize Pool in the historyRead More →

There are many words to describe Martin “Rekkles” Larsson. Prodigy. Leader. LCS Champion. Even at only 20 years old, Rekkles has had quite the journey in his esports career. Through success and struggles, highs and lows — this is his story. 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 →