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#10: 10-18-2015 @ 06:05:25 am
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Fnatic took down China's last team, Edward gaming in a surprising 3-0 series yesterday.  With that out of the way there's only one quarter final left between the two remaining Korean teams:  Koo Tigers and KT Rolster.  The series is live now, which Korean team will go on to face Fnatic in the semi finals?

 


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#11: 10-19-2015 @ 06:11:52 am
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Koo took down KT 3-1, which I guess fans of Korean LoL see this as a bit of an upset, but I'm not familiar enough with the two teams to know that.


That wraps up Quarter Finals and we now have our "Final Four" 

  • Origen (EU) <- 2 former world champions (season 1) in mid and top
  • SKT1 (KR) <- 2 former world champions (season 3) in mid and jungle
  • Fnatic (EU) <- 1 former world champion (season 1) in support
  • KOO Tigers (KR) <- 0 former world champions

All remaining members of the Samsung White legacy from last year are out, with EDG going down.  The Semi finals (Origen vs SKT, Fnatic vs KOO) begin this weekend.


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#12: 10-21-2015 @ 02:31:03 pm
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Riot let a fan built this well edited break down of one of the team fights from last week's game.  The detailed break-down of the play shows which points in the action determined the outcome of the fights.


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#13: 10-31-2015 @ 08:18:43 am
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The 2015 season of League of Legends ends today starting at 7:00AM eastern time. The stream (as of this post) is still live, though I know nothing about what is happening.  Sadly due to it being Halloween I won't have a chance to watch this today and will have to catch up tomorrow, so I'll be doing a lot of avoiding the internet today.  If you do know the result and I talk to you on vent tonight still don't spoil.

If you want to watch, the YouTube link attached.  This link should be good for re-watching after it's over.  You can also head over to Riot's eSports Channel at 7:00pm tonight to watch the rebroadcast. 

Can Koo Tigers, who came to Worlds as Korean third place, somehow defeat SKT1, who has yet to lose a single match at Worlds 2015?  It certainly seems unlikely, but few expected this final.  Most expected (or wanted so bad they blinded themselves) Europe's Fnatic to be here today.  If SKT1 wins, then Faker and Bengi will be the first Leauge of Legends players to secure more than one summoner's cup. 

Also attached the hype video for the whole Worlds 2015:

 

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#14: 11-01-2015 @ 08:08:19 pm
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Well, another season of League of Legends draws to a close.  While they did not succeed in making it an undefeated run, SKT T1 is your first two-time League of Legends World Champions.  This makes the 2nd championship for the team, though only two players (Jungle Bengi and Mid Faker) remain from the season 3 team.

This also marks the third season in a row that Korea has won worlds.  It was also the first season where both teams in the finals were Korean.

Koo Tigers put up a valiant fight.  Game one was pretty one-sided, but game two showed some life.  If you watch one game from this series, watch game 3.  Koo Tigers are able to secure the only win anyone scored against SKT all Worlds in this match and boy is it an exciting one!

Game four though was just a mechanical dismantling of Koo.  It's not really worth watching unless you want to watch Faker's Ryze dominate everyone.

I want to give huge props to the Riot team for finally figuring out how to make a circular stage that could allow them to use all of a venue.  While I missed the live music and outdoor venue they had in Korea last year,  the stage at this year was a pretty cool piece of spectacle and I hope it's a design we can see in later competitions in big venues. 

That said though, I overall found 2015's worlds disappointing in the face of 2014's.  Matches weren't as exciting overall which I feel is a symptom of Riot's decisions with the game this year.  The more they keep giving teams ways to get back into a game they are losing, the more it therefore punishes teams that are dominating the match.  This makes risks riskier and results in more passive play from even the most dominate teams.  Again you get some exceptions, like game 3 of this series, but this is nothing compared to the 100% go-time contests that many of 2014's matches were.

I hope going into next season Riot figures out ways to continue to broaden the list of viable champions in all lanes while also actually giving more power back into victorious teams so they can close out games sooner and feel like risks have valuable awards so they actually want to make the big plays. 

With that, this should be my last post of the 2015 season of LoL, making one less thing for me to spam about.  If you've been reading/watching I hope you've enjoyed some of the matches or news.  Later!


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