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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 NA LCS coaches answer questions about drafting and Rift Herald

Recently, I picked the brains of some NA LCS coaches about drafting strategy, the new Rift Herald, and more. Each coach had their own set of insights, and rather than condense them and lose the unique elements, I’ve decided to share the raw audio of all three interviews below in full. Enjoy!

Core Questions

  • Drafting for comfort vs counterpicks.
  • The importance of flex picks to the draft.
  • How has Rift Herald affected the viability of playing around top lane?
  • What are the best ways to use the Rift Herald buff?

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