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Fantasy with Friends – Summer 2015 Week 1

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June 4, 2015

Week 1 is over and everything’s looking Gustaf. Rekkles and Huni are paying off big time, and my lower level picks aren’t disappointing either. I didn’t start Mithy (oops) and forgot to sub in Team Liquid (also oops). With those two, I’d have pulled in another 39 points, vaulting me into first place of any… Read More ›

How to Resurrect Tank Junglers

#1 – Tanks vs Bruisers In Season 2, there was a healthy conflict between tanks and bruisers: tanks had inevitable scaling into teamfights regardless of gold levels, while bruisers could secure gank, farm, and objective advantages in the early-mid game. At the risk of diving overly into what differentiates a tank from a bruiser, I… Read More ›

Cloud9 and the Power of Win Conditions

Since their dominant Season 1 run, I have consistently rated Cloud9 as not just a Western team but the top Western team, even when they were down a game to both LMQ and CLG, and many insisted they had lost their magic amidst a growing and improving scene. Many have seen this as misplaced fanboying, so… Read More ›

Group Stage Infographic

Missed out on the Group Stages? Check out statistics and awards from the Group Stages! While you’re at it, read about the stellar positioning of the best AD Carries in the world, as modeled mathematically by Riot Jayway! Finally, follow the jump for a list of Games to Watch from the Group Stages!

TSM’s Evolving Draft Phase Secures Quarterfinals Berth

I think my newest article on lolesports may be one of my best yet, culminating the work of my previous four posts here!

The Power of Champion Select: TSM vs SHRC

If anything is to be learned from the success of Western pros on the Korean ladder, it is that mechanics are not what separate the very best teams in the world from the merely great ones. There is one realm where the best teams stand head and shoulders above the rest – rotations aside –… Read More ›

The Power of Champ Select: TPA vs TSM

If anything is to be learned from the success of Western pros on the Korean ladder, it is that mechanics are not what separate the very best teams in the world from the merely great ones. There is one realm where the best teams stand head and shoulders above the rest – rotations aside –… Read More ›

The Power of Champion Select: TSM vs TPA

If anything is to be learned from the success of Western pros on the Korean ladder, it is that mechanics are not what separate the very best teams in the world from the merely great ones. There is one realm where the best teams stand head and shoulders above the rest – rotations aside –… Read More ›

The Power of Champion Select: SHRC vs TSM

If anything is to be learned from the success of Western pros on the Korean ladder, it is that mechanics are not what separate the very best teams in the world from the merely great ones. There is one realm where the best teams stand head and shoulders above the rest – rotations aside –… Read More ›

2014 World Championship: Games to Watch – Groups A and B

The World Championship features some of the best teams in the world. Just this week, there are 24 games to watch. What are the key games to watch?