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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

Worlds 2019 Journal: Clutch Gaming vs SK Telecom T1 – Draft Analysis

The Worlds 2019 Journal is an ongoing content series from former Clutch Gaming Head Coach, Brendan “mcscrag” McGee.

Each post will be an in-depth review of one of the North American teams’ games or series from the 2019 World Championships.

Day 4 of the worlds group stage delivered the most one-sided game so far in the tournament. SK Telecom not only displayed an enormous skill discrepancy, but also a masterful plan to counter Clutch’s style and comfort picks. I’m going to dive into this draft step by step to examine what both teams were thinking at various points along the way.

First Ban Phase

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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