Posts Tagged ‘Mid-Season Invitational 2016’

League Of Legends MSI 2016 Finals: The Winners Are…

The final of League of Legends’ Mid Season Invitational saw Counter Logic Gaming represent North America (a milestone in Riot tournament progession for the region) against South Korea’s SK Telecom T1. But would LoL wunderkind Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok get to complete his trophy collection with an MSI win or would CLG be able to best the SKT squad and take home the prize for the NA LCS? I’ll save the spoilers for after the jump in case you’re waiting on the rebroadcast!

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League Of Legends MSI 2016 Semifinals: CLG vs FW

The second day of MSI 2016 semifinals at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center had North America’s Counter Logic Gaming taking on the LMS’s Flash Wolves. Each side had surpassed general expectations in the tournament but a peek at their group stage match history gave CLG the edge, both in overall performance but also because the pair’s earlier face-offs had both ended in CLG victories. Would a North American side finally have what it took to reach the finals of a major Riot League event or was SKT going to go up against the aggression of Taiwan’s Flash Wolves?

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League Of Legends MSI 2016 Semifinals: SKT vs RNG

The first set of League of Legends MSI 2016 semi-finals are done and dusted. I’ll wait until after the jump to talk winners and losers in case you’re skim reading the site and don’t want to know how SK Telecom T! vs Royal Never Give Up played out!

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League Of Legends MSI 2016: The Story So Far

The first set of semifinals for MSI 2016 kicks off tomorrow at Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre with China’s hot prospect Royal Never Give Up taking on the reigning world champions of SK Telecom T1. I’ll be here in China as the tournament heads into its final stretch, spectating games, attending Q&As, interviewing people, wondering whether stealing my fellow passenger’s white chocolate chip cookie on the flight over was really a crime because it was over international waters and he was asleep… But before that starts let’s have a quick look at how the tournament is shaping up so far.

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League Of Legends: What G2’s Disastrous MSI Performance Actually Tells Us

Heading into the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), most fans of the European League of Legends’ [official site] scene were pleased to see G2 eSports representing their region. The team had stormed the EU LCS in their rookie split, with a combination of individual skill and teamwork. They also had a cocksure aura around them – they weren’t just winning they were winning with a swagger. No surprise then that there was a sense of excitement about what this squad of newcomers could do on a bigger stage.

Faced with veteran opponents, would their upstart nature cause big upsets? Even if they didn’t there was little concern that they would put the European region to shame with their performance. After ten games, two wins and some crushing defeats though, ‘shame’ is very much on the agenda as fans, professional players and the community quickly turned on the G2 organisation.

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League Of Legends Mid-Season Invitational – What You Need To Know!

We’re almost in May and that can only mean one thing (apart from, apparently, snow in the UK); it’s time for League of Legends’ [official site] Mid-Season Invitational tournament!

What’s a Mid-Season Invitational and why should I care?

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League Of Legends: Worlds 2016 Dates, Locations

League of Legends [official site] will be tracing a gigantic fang across the United States of America with the locations for 2016’s League of Legends World Championships (picture of fang can be found further down this article).

In case you don’t follow professional League of Legends, Worlds is the culmination of the various professional seasons around the globe. This year it will ping-pong across the USA, ending up at the Staples Center (which also hosted the season 3 final) in LA. The full list of dates and locations is after the jump as well as some interesting info about the other big multi-region LoL event, the Mid-Season Invitational, expanding.

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