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  • League of Legends

    FunPlus Phoenix Stun the LPL with a Perfect 7-0 Start

    As the 2019 LPL season began, Invictus Gaming were acknowledged as the team to beat. Being the first Chinese team to ever win a World Championship meant that they were expected to dominate domestically, despite a revamped competition format. The fact that they won Worlds with a 6-0 semi-final and final record also heavily contributed to the high expectations the team faced as they came into 2019. However, as the LPL enters Week 6, a new challenger is taking hold of the competition, FunPlus Phoenix. Being a new roster in…

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  • League of Legends

    Fnatic Find their Form as they Search for a Playoff Spot

    After a stellar performance at the Worlds 2018 Main Event, it appeared as if Fnatic were ready to return to Europe, now rebranded as the LEC, to exert their international dominance on the domestic stage. But as the preseason entered full-swing, the European League of Legends scene was rattled when news Rasmus “Caps” Winther’s transfer to long-time rivals, G2 Esports, had broken. The move was reported in almost every major esports outlet, with most analysts wondering how Caps would fit into the star studded G2 roster. With veteran mid-laner Luka…

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  • CS:GO

    Cloud9 Fall after a Strong Start in the New Legends Stage

    This time last year, Cloud9 completed an unlikely run at the 2018 Boston Major, where they narrowly defeated favourites FaZe Clan 2-1 to take their first ever crown. However, in the first Major of 2019, Cloud9 still look like a shadow of the team that had beaten one of the tournament’s powerhouses previously. Regardless, a respectable 3-2 start in the New Challenger Stage seemed to translate well and raise the team’s spirits as they progressed to the second part of the Major, where they swept MIBR 16-3 on Inferno. [toggle…

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  • CS:GO

    6 Teams Fight for 3 Places in the New Legends Stage of IEM Katowice 2019

    As the first major of the 2019 CS:GO calendar moves into full swing, six teams are left in the New Challengers Stage. TYLOO, Winstrike Team, Ninjas in Pyjamas, ViCi Gaming, G2 Esports and Cloud9 are all vying for the final three positions which would see them enter the New Legends portion of the tournament. With five teams already confirmed into the prestigious round and another five eliminated from the tournament, the window of opportunity is dwindling for the final six rosters who are still unaware of their fate. The first…

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  • League of Legends

    Chovy Continues his LCK Dominance

    Weeks after establishing a massive 104 KDA in one of the biggest regions in the competitive League of Legends scene, Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon remains atop the LCK leaderboard with the fewest deaths and a staggering 42.67 kill-death-assist ratio. The Griffin mid laner, touted to rival the legendary Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok this year, has wasted no time in showing Korea, and the rest of the world, why his team is the one to beat. At the time of writing, Griffin are 6-0 in the LCK standings, with key wins over the…

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