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An ill-fated acquisition: Uzi and the downfall of OMG

  This article will focus on multiple elements of OMG’s decline, but cites Uzi’s acquisition as a major one. – – – OMG brought a breath of fresh air to League of Legends, being the first team to regularly “figure out” World Elite and become an Asian threat, winning their first spring split.  OMG’s play-style …


The Summit 3: The Homestory Cup Dota Deserves

The Summit 3 is truly a tournament about the players and the viewers. Whether it is over a game of Lethal League, Gang Beasts, or Dota 2, a viewer can get a glimpse of a player’s personality that they cannot get at any other tournament. In this way, the tournament mimics Homestory Cup, the fan …


Even Gods can Bleed (MSI Grand Finals wrap-up)

While perhaps not concluding in the cleanest of fashions, the end of MSI 2015 was epic indeed. From both a gameplay and storyline perspective, SKT vs. EDG is a set for the ages. SKT vs. EDG Game 1 You dont deserve Faker yet… Despite how strong of a team SKT has appeared to be, theve …


Woes in Pick & Bans: a Drafting Analysis of TSM vs. SKT

It's always tricky to tell in which direction picks and bans can go when teams with different ideas collide. SKT has shown to prioritize the early dragon buff and use their skirmishing ability to fight around it, where as TSM opts to create an early turret lead to create a global gold advantage and snowball …


The finals we all expected: MSI 2015 Day 3 Wrap-Up

While maybe not the way we might have anticipated it to go down, the results still come down to what most of us have predicted: the top Korean and Chinese team battling it out in the grand finals. While AHQ didn't put up the biggest fight, Fnatic vs. SKT was one of the best BO5 …


North America"e;s demise: MSI 2015 Day 2 Wrap-up

The western participants were unfortunately unable to match to the raw talent and strategy brought by the elite Asian teams.  This time, that includes LMS participant, AHQ. However, the European representative in Fnatic were able to secure a spot into the playoffs as 4th seed. EDG vs. FNC Warrior enchant Reignover? Well, he tried. It …


Chess & StarCraft: Pride & Sorrow

"Morphy flashed upon the chess world like a meteor, and disappeared almost as suddenly as he came. His sad fate and untimely end were due to other causes than chess, as his friends all know. " –W.J.A. Fuller   :: Pride & Sorrow || Stephano Meets Paul Morphy :: There once was a young, crazy-haired …


Enemy eSports turns down $1.2 Million offer for their League of Legends Team/LCS Spot

Newly qualified NA LCS Organization Enemy eSports has been given an offer of $1.2 Million Dollars for their League of Legends team and LCS Spot. Enemy eSports has denied this offer. Founder and CEO of Enemy eSports Dan Clerkie had this to say about the offer, posting this tweet to his Twitter :  https://twitter.com/thisisclerkie/status/595348495936008192 Although …


Analysing Picks and Bans, CJ Entus vs SK Telecom T1 – Game 1

With much of the hype of this series taking place in the very exciting game 4, there isn't anything in that game that we haven't seen analysed before. Game 1, however, shows us a new take on how to control wide areas and nullify the ability for a smite teleport Hecarim to flank engage onto …


Post-LCS interview with Gambit Gaming"e;s top laner, Cabochard

With the spring split over for LCS, we managed to grab an interview with Gambit Gaming's top laner, Lucas 'Cabochard' Simon-Meslet. Interview conducted by Gabriel Melo   Gambit placed 5th/6th in LCS Europe Spring 2015 after losing to Unicorns of Love in the 1st round of the playoffs. In the regular season the team had an unstable …


 

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