How Clutch Gaming Beat TSM

Titles are won through consistency and overcoming adversity, not by having the flashiest mechanics. When it came down to the wire, Clutch Gaming were able to beat the odds and send TSM packing in the quarterfinals of the 2018 NA LCS Spring Split.

Throughout the split, Clutch Gaming were the definition of consistency. In fact, they made it to the playoffs by going 8-0 against teams that finished below them in the standings. So how did a team of consistency and relative mediocrity step up against the unrivaled playoff kings from TSM?

Clutch did it by improving their early game to take leads inch by inch and to fully punish every little TSM mistake. Through this, Clutch Gaming dominated their series to move onto the semi-finals of their first NA LCS split. Continue reading How Clutch Gaming Beat TSM

Three EU LCS Roster Moves to Watch

The winds of change that blow through the offseason always create a fascinating set of loose threads ready to be woven into new storylines. And while North American and Chinese franchising has dominated headlines, there’s plenty of reason for excitement and curiosity in Europe, too.

Here are three of the EU LCS’s offseason moves that have captured my imagination the most going into 2018.

Hylissang joins Fnatic

Anything Fnatic does generates plenty of attention, simply given who they are as a brand and what they represent for Europe as a region. But Hylissang doesn’t just deserve discussion because of the team he’s joining. In my opinion, he has the potential to be among the most influential pick-ups for any team in Europe. Continue reading Three EU LCS Roster Moves to Watch

Demacia Championship 2017: Kha’Zix’s Rise in China

Kha’Zix has been picked or banned in nearly 70% of the games in the Demacia Championship 2017 tournament so far. He has still been a lower priority than dominant champions like Azir, Miss Fortune, and Ornn, but Kha’Zix’s presence is definitely noteworthy. His rise is partly due to buffs, and partly due to matchups in the current meta. Continue reading Demacia Championship 2017: Kha’Zix’s Rise in China

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