Best Support NA

Supports: the gold-starved, under-the-radar ward bots of the bottom lane. Under-appreciated, underestimated, rarely celebrated…

Then they drop a Solar Flare or a Flash-Tibbers on your head.

The North American LCS is home to several respected, veteran Support players, from CLG’s Aphromoo and TSM’s Lustboy to Cloud9’s Keeper of the Notebook, LemonNation, and former All Star Xpecial from Team Liquid. There’s also a good collection of new, up-and-coming Supports who have had less time to earn themselves a reputation.

Among all of these, which NA Support actually provides the most value to his team? Let’s take a look at how NA’s Supports stack up statistically, using numbers from Weeks 1 to 8 of the 2015 Spring Split. Continue reading Best Support NA

Opinion: Team Coast’s Acquisition of Final Five

As reported yesterday by Annabelle Fischer of The Score eSports, Team Coast has just acquired challenger team Final Five, and initiated some roster swaps as part of the acquisition.

Coast jungler Impaler and support Sheep are going to join Final Five’s starting roster, while KonKwon will move from Final Five into the Coast support position, and WelcomeToHeaven will fill Impaler’s spot in the jungle.

Why would Coast make a move this drastic? Is it an attempt to salvage the Spring Split, a setup for the Summer Split, or maybe a bit of both? Continue reading Opinion: Team Coast’s Acquisition of Final Five

Broken Timings in LOLesports Match Histories

I don’t often resort to using memes, but:

Riot, pls

TL;DR: I just confirmed that the timing charts in the lolesports match history pages appear to be broken: every timing is shifted forward by one minute, so the numbers given “at 10:00” actually represent 11:00, and so on. We need to bring this to Riot’s attention so they can hopefully fix it. Continue reading Broken Timings in LOLesports Match Histories

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