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Plug’s Breakdowns: The Quarterfinals

This article has been prepared by John “TheEsportsPlug” George, an esports daily fantasy player, bettor, and former professional poker player.

With the group stages completed, it’s time for us to take a look at the Quarterfinal matchups! It played out in a wild fashion but ended up with the result I had locked in on Pick ‘Ems, and we’ve found ourselves with arguably 7 of the top 8 teams in the tournament all headed to the knockout stage.

There’s no doubt for me that this is the highest quality of competition we’ve ever had at the World Championships, and we will really get to see how the different styles and strategies play out against one another given these quarterfinal draws. Continue reading Plug’s Breakdowns: The Quarterfinals

Analyst Challenge – Team Comms, October 12

October 12, 2019 Challenge

The analyst challenge from day 1 of the 2019 World Championships group stage asked you to take a screenshotted moment from J Team vs. FunPlus Phoenix and explain what information you would be sharing with your team in voice comms. Would you remind your team of your priorities and win conditions, point out enemy positioning or key cooldowns, or make a plan for an upcoming macro move or team fight?

Here’s the challenge tweet.


Caster Joshua “Jatt” Leesman offered up a troll response before providing some legit analysis. Continue reading Analyst Challenge – Team Comms, October 12

LoL 2019 World Championships – Expert Predictions Round-up

The 2019 World Champions are nearly upon us, so we’ve rounded up a collection of professional analysts and coaches from around the world to help set some expectations for the event.

Our participants are:

  • Nelson Sng, coach of the LPL’s LNG Esports
  • Brendan “Loyota” Schilling, pro analyst formerly of Team Liquid, Immortals, and more
  • Cody “Avin” Gerard, pro analyst formerly of Rogue and Roccat
  • David “Hermes” Tu, pro coach with LCS experience
  • Tim “Magic” Sevenhuysen, founder of OraclesElixir.com and Head of Esports Data Science for Esports One

Continue reading LoL 2019 World Championships – Expert Predictions Round-up