Competitive League of Legends discussion | Season 2015 Part 2, the East Coast Strikes Back

Finals CDE vs Poland here: http://www.own3d.tv/live/167453/WCG_...

Result:

Spoiler:

CDE wins 2-0

ALL WCG STUFF CAN GO UN-SPOILERED BELOW HERE

France vs Canada on now: http://www.own3d.tv/live/171830/WCG_...
Special guest casters Scarra and Jatt from Dignitas

Result:

Spoiler:

Canada wins 2-1

CDE played ridiculously well this tournament. They are all strong players but everyone of them was right in the zone.
Total beast mode.

The rest of the world couldn't handle the power of the bro.

Thanks for giving spoiler freedom notification. I was going to hide everything in spoiler text.

Holy sh*t, Dyrus was a monster in the final. His Udyr was unstoppable. And you're right about the whole team being strong. They could let Dyrus split push, because 4 CDE were capable of pushing the five from Poland. And it was going to take two people to stop Dyrus, which would have made a 4 on 3. Total domination.

Regi is also a total beast on Gragas
(Warning: turn down your volume)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...

Thanks for all the links Fedora, some cool stuff there. Although Canada vs Poland semi final game 2 was some atrocious stream quality, it was a rollicking game of LoL. Some great back and forth high tempo action.

Travis from State of the League did an interview with Scarra from Team Dignitas that's pretty interesting. One of the most interesting points he talks about is the lack of knowledge that the Chinese teams have in the NA and EU scenes due to the laws and infrastructure of the internet there. Sites like Youtube are banned so they miss out on a lot of VODs and live stream sites like Own3d lag too much for them to watch.

WCG 2011, Korea Catch all
Teams: http://competitive.na.leagueoflegend... (they don't list all of them for some reason)
http://www.own3d.tv/event/WCG is where all the streams are.
English Steam casted by Joe Miller and Deman
Korea Stream casted by some super exited Korean guys (also the mouse/keyboard control is their's)
VODs: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflege...
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*GROUP STAGES*
Group A:

Spoiler:

[Singapore Flash.lol 3 - 0]
[Poland Gameburg 2 - 1]
[Germany Team_Acer 1 - 2]
[Vietnam Siol 0 - 3]
Singapore and Poland advance

Group B:

Spoiler:

[China iG 3 - 0]
[USA Dignitas 2 - 1]
[Spain MYM 1 - 2]
[United Kingdom Team_RageFace 0 - 3]
China and USA advance

Group C

Spoiler:

[USA CDE 4-0]
[Canada Counter Logic Gaming 3-1]
[Australia 2-2]
[Italy Redbyte 1-3]
[Philippines BG 0-4]
USA and Canada advance

Group D

Spoiler:

[Korea EDG 4-0]
[Taiwan FTW 2-2]
[France Jerome_NEGGRET 2-2]
[Sweden Jantelaget 1-3]
[Malaysia Orange Esports 1-3]
Korea and France advance

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*ROUND OF 8*

Spoiler:

[France vs Singapore] France wins

Spoiler:

[CDE vs Dignitas] CDE (USA) wins 2-1

Spoiler:

[China vs Canada] Canada wins 2-0

Spoiler:

[Korea vs Poland] Poland wins

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*SEMI FINALS*

Spoiler:

[CDE vs France] CDE (USA) wins 2-0

Spoiler:

[Canada vs Poland] Poland wins 2-0

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*FINALS*
1st place match

Spoiler:

[CDE vs Poland] CDE (USA) wins 2-0

3rd place match

Spoiler:

[Canada vs France] Canada wins 2-1

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Results can be found here: http://www.wcg.com/renew/tournament/...
The WCG site is hammered right now though.

^ lulz

I've been listening to the latest State of the League episode. According to Doublelift (ex-Curse, now CLG AD), the whole team was just really unprepared and off their game when they lost to Curse in the IEM Kiev qualifiers. In fact, he kinda threw HotshotGG under the bus, mentioning that Hotshot pretty much screwed the first match himself when he forgot to check his key bindings and only realized during the match that his 'R' binding wasn't working. Uhh,... OOPS!

Jow wrote:

I've been listening to the latest State of the League episode. According to Doublelift (ex-Curse, now CLG AD), the whole team was just really unprepared and off their game when they lost to Curse in the IEM Kiev qualifiers. In fact, he kinda threw HotshotGG under the bus, mentioning that Hotshot pretty much screwed the first match himself when he forgot to check his key bindings and only realized during the match that his 'R' binding wasn't working. Uhh,... OOPS!

He didn't throw him under the bus, anybody who watched those games would know that as Hotshot complained about it for like the next hour.
Though HSGG is well known for having a lot of keybinding issues and rune issues and mastery issues and lag issues and driver issues and anything else you could think of issues.

edit:
TSM (CDE) Reginald's vlog on Korea, IEM Kiev, and other random things.
http://www.solomid.net/blog.php?v=15836
He announces that CLG and TSM are going to have scrims every Monday through Thursday at 1 PST. Each scrim being a Bo5 so anybody interested could check those out on TSM or CLG member streams.

Ahhhh, i didn't watch them hence not knowing. without that context, Dlift mentioning it during the podcast just sounded like he was trying to find a scapegoat for the whole thing.

Huh, Against All Authority? I remember the name from Eve Online, pretty serious null sec corporation. I wonder if it's the same group.

Looks like there's one more qualifier for Kiev in SC2 and CS on the 18th and 19th of this month, and then the event Jan 19-22. No LoL on the 18th and 19th means I might actually watch some SC2 again; I've spent most of my recent esports viewing time watching LoL.

Also, A Picture of a Goose is currently my favorite team name.

They're doing it in scrims now so it's past the point of rumors so: HotshotGG is now playing support for CLG and Chauster is playing top lane

NESL premier league playoffs are this weekend. I'll post more info tomorrow.
http://www.nationalesl.com/us/lol/5o...

FedoraMcQuaid wrote:

They're doing it in scrims now so it's past the point of rumors so: HotshotGG is now playing support for CLG and Chauster is playing top lane

Any idea why the switch?

Jow wrote:
FedoraMcQuaid wrote:

They're doing it in scrims now so it's past the point of rumors so: HotshotGG is now playing support for CLG and Chauster is playing top lane

Any idea why the switch?

Hotshot has been wanting to play support for a while my guess is that he's bored with playing top lane.

Thanks for the NESL reminder, very cool. This is the schedule from the link Fedora posted above.

Saturday - December 17th
Round 1: 1:00pm est (10:00am PST & 7:00pm CET)
Round 2: 3:10pm est
Lower Bracket rd 1: 3:10pm est
Round 3: 5:20pm est
Lower Bracket rd 2: 5:20pm est
Round 4 - 7:30pm est
Lower Bracket rd 3: 7:30pm est
Round 5 (Winner's Finals) - 9:40pm est
(winner bracket finals - last games of the night)

Sunday - December 18th
Lower bracket rd 4: 3pm est
Lower bracket rd 5: 5pm est
Lower bracket rd 6: 7pm est
FINALS: 9pm est

Hide your wife, hide your kids. It's LoL in the living room.

Chaox has a streaming banner on his stream, saying "IEM Premier starts at 1 pm."

Are NESL and IEM the same thing? Seems different to me, and I can't see anything about IEM on the NESL site.

Oh, but if I search for Intel Extreme Masters, the link about the tournaments takes me to the ESL site. I'm just trying to figure out the association.

sithload wrote:

Chaox has a streaming banner on his stream, saying "IEM Premier starts at 1 pm."

Are NESL and IEM the same thing? Seems different to me, and I can't see anything about IEM on the NESL site.

Oh, but if I search for Intel Extreme Masters, the link about the tournaments takes me to the ESL site. I'm just trying to figure out the association.

IEM is run by the NESL.
This tournament is actually called the NESL Premier not IEM Premier.

NESL shoutcast streams are:
1) Kara and rambo- http://www.twitch.tv/national_esl1 (currently streams Goose vs Dignitas)
2) Colbycheeze and Dyrus- http://www.twitch.tv/national_esl2 (currently streaming TSM vs RFLX)

You can also find player streams on http://clgaming.net/livestreams or http://www.solomid.net/streams.php if you like to hear the team jabber

<3 Fedora.

Dyrus > alles

Man, every round is Bo3 AND it's double elimination.
It makes the end results much more sure but it takes a looooooooooong time

This CLG vs Curse series is really good.
Interestingly Elementz is now on Curse after being benched from CLG to make room for Doublelift, who left Curse for CLG.

TSM vs v8 was good.

Spoiler:

v8 took the first game but they made bad picks in games two and three. Game three especially they just had really bad lanes. Ryze dominated all three games. Still there was some fun baron stealing shenanigans.

Chaox made a good point that Ryze is really good against AD carries. In a team fight, ADs often go for the AP carries, and in those games it took way too long to kill the Ryze.

TSM vs CLG tomorrow at 3 EST for round 4

Lower bracket matches still going on here: http://www.twitch.tv/national_esl1

Looking forward to seeing if Dignitas makes it out of the Loser Bracket, or if Reflx makes it out - they gave TSM a difficult time until the third game of their series.

And really looking forward to CLG vs. TSM.

Spoiler:

Ugh, such awful play by TSM. Constant dumb decisions even with CLG not playing that well either. They always seem to totally fall apart against CLG.

Woo! Great games between TSM and CLG

Spoiler:

CLG wins 2-1 (or maybe 2-0 and it just started really late). I only caught the last 2 games and it's nice to see CLG back to the older all teamfight strategies.

Saintvicious wrote:

Double will #1 faceroll strat

That refers to the double will of the ancients strategy where you get 2 AP dps heroes (like ryze, kennen, rumble, swain) and get Will of the Ancients on both of them. That gives double the aura effect to the holder. Crazy strong in teamfights

Spoiler:

Yep. TSM started off so far ahead in the first game, but there were too many bad plays. The OddOne didn't have great games; getting caught alone counter-jungling was the start of the first game falling apart.

I was watching Dyrus and Colbycheeze cast the games, and Dyrus was yelling to the rest of the TSM house about the Singed top lane pick against Kennen in the first game. It was a rough matchup.

I think you're right, CLG looked beatable, but TSM made too many mistakes.