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Challenger Chat Episode 6: Dignitas Sencux

On this episode of Challenger Chat, myself and the new Dignitas EU mid laner Chres 'Sencux' Laursen talk about the first week matchups in the European Challenger Series.


IEM Katowice Team Profile: GE Tigers.

With the IEM world championships drawing closer, it's time we take a closer look at the teams that will participate at Katowice. Today we take a look at the undefeated GE tigers from the LCK.  Formed by 4 ex Najin emFire players, one of the ex-coaches of Najin, and 1 ex-Incredible Miracle player, the GE …


[b]Yomi[/b] Whenever a game enters competitive play, or some form of competitive circuit, a game outside of the game emerges. This is often called a "metagame," though this term is loosely-defined. Because it is a mathematical one — deriving from Nigel Howard's mathematical theory of the same name — it, like all math, can be …


EU LCS: Week 4 Storylines

Welcome to my weekly European LCS column. Each week I’ll be taking a look at the most interesting storylines for you, the fans, to be keeping an eye on. Week four begins tomorrow, so here are my most interesting storylines to watch for the 4th week of the EU LCS. Meme Your Makers Credit goes …


Playing from behind – Elements vs SK Gaming

The sign of a great team, isn't just how many games they can win, nor how many times they can snowball small advantages. It's also how well they can play after losing a lead, and how well they can close out a game. The start of the game went fairly well for SK. With the …


Postmortem of Cloud 9"e;s pick ban phase

Cloud 9 is a team that is notorious for having an immaculate pick and ban phase and for using it to gain a strategic advantage against their opponents. Cloud 9 also has a playstyle that revolves around objective control and slowly building an advantage throughout the game; because of this their success has been very …


Inside the Alleged Betting Scandal

 On Febuary 8th Olivia Wong shook the foundation of the StarCraft scene when she claimed that many smaller tournaments were funded by Korean bettors seeking to take advantage of smaller streamers naivete in order to turn a profit. This scandal which if true, is perhaps the largest one StarCraft has experienced since the 2010 matchfixing …


Understanding Poke and Disengage, Featuring Jin Air

Disengage oriented team compositions are difficult to master. Being unable to judge the appropiate retreat time will leave you vulnerable to the enemy champions flanking you from the side. Therefore, vision control around you is much more important when the threat of being flanked is nearby. The example I'm about to show you from the …


 

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