Minions Have Spawned

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Watch Your Step! How Terrain Determines the Game

It’s not just how a team plays out a draft. It’s not just about when they use their power spikes or map pressure. The less talked about factor, is terrain. It makes a lot of difference; win or lose difference.

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Onward, Worlds 2017!

It’s exactly one month to Worlds! The spotlight falls on Longzhu, SKT and SSG. 3 teams, 3 distinct styles. For the next 4 weeks we’ll take a closer look at … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

[Review] KT Rolster vs. Samsung, LCK Regional Finals 2017

Apologies KT Rolster fans – Samsung Galaxy are going to Worlds! What’s most interesting is that they didn’t just beat KT, they swept the Rolster 3-0. How?  By being defensive and taking games … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Apologies, SKT T1 are back Better than Before

You would think that after losing form, a team who bounces back would aim to be on par with their prior condition. But after 8 games and 4 matches later, … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rules of Engagement : the Art of War on Summoner’s Rift

5v5 on Summoner’s Rift is all about dancing. You can tango in pairs at bot, solo date your opponent in mid and top, or make it a threesome when the … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Structurally Sound: Worlds Group Stage, Days 5-8

26 matches played and only 8 teams remain. By now the grains of sand have settled and the Worlds meta brought to light. At first, Elise was everywhere in picks … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Do you wanna Build a Snowman? : Worlds Group Stage, Day 2 & 3

In Patch 6.15 Riot said “Laneswapping (while difficult to pull off) has become the formulaic ‘default’ strategy for teams in the professional scene. Having a go-to strategy isn’t wrong by … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

On the Prowl: Worlds Group Stage, Day 1

Whether you prefer the Summoner Spell “Ignite” over Zedd’s version of it, or have opinions about Riot’s official list of Top 20 Players, or you simply love the exciting storylines … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Drafts & Dragons

This is a story about patterns. They’re not always pretty. Sometimes they involve seeing the word ‘defeat’ consecutively before turning into something more beautiful. You may even call them habits, … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Laws of Karma: What goes around, comes around

Start of Summer season SKT beat all the top-tier teams in the LCK, only to close the first half of Round 1 losing to mid and lower bracket squads. Casters … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment
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