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

TSM is out, no real surprise there. They managed to make it to the winner's bracket and then were promptly 2-0'd by CLG.EU and Azubu Blaze. Dyrus actually played really well and dominated as Olaf a couple times. Reginald was mediocre as usual and I think Chaox may have dropped from the ranks of top ADs. He knows the game almost better than anyone but his mechanics are not top tier anymore. I think they need to mix things up a bit, whether it's bringing in new players or getting a manager or something.

Biggest surprise so far is FNatic. They took out Azubu and then 2-0'd Season 2 champs TPA. It's nice to see Peke and Soaz back in top form. WE is also looking really strong right now. I predict those two in the finals.

Good lord... CLG.EU vs WE game 2 is escalating to a terribly exciting finale. I'm out of breath at the end of every team fight.

Yeah that may have been one of the best, if not THE best game of LoL ever played. Anyone who missed it should check it out when the VOD comes out.

what's the easiest way to find specific VODs? I'm digging around and haven't found much thus far.

If I had to guess? http://www.lolvods.net/

yep, found it easily there. thanks, cyr.

I will agree with Fuzz in the other thread that Rengar is just broken right now. I don't think he's lost a lane yet and he is typically way ahead in CS. Having a skill that a) does AoE damage, b) gives armor and MR, c) heals you, and d) costs no resources is a little stupid. It gives him infinite sustain, not to mention his ult makes him impossible to gank.

that game was completely ridiculous, without question the most entertaining i've ever watched.

lmao, troll face mid final

psoplayer wrote:

Good lord... CLG.EU vs WE game 2 is escalating to a terribly exciting finale. I'm out of breath at the end of every team fight.

Jow wrote:

that game was completely ridiculous, without question the most entertaining i've ever watched.

Finally getting around to it now... absolutely breathtaking.

Yeah, I watched it last night. That game was bananas.

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...

Big ups to Riot on this, nice to see them taking a stand and not letting pro players be put in a protective bubble.

yikes. As if Dignitas hasn't had enough problems this year... but kudos to Riot for sticking to their guns. Seems like he might have had more leeway than most, with 9 trips to the tribunal before finally receiving his permaban.

CRS vs. CLG.NA and FeaR vs. TPA on ESL right now.

http://www.nationalesl.com/us/tv/

Sejuani, Elise, Twitch, Nidalee, and Veigar all in this first game. Pretty diverse compared to the normal picks.

Also, yay Sejuani

When does this thread roll over and become Season 3?

Right now

THIS IS REALLY OUT OF DATE

Great video, probably the best LoL related vlog I've seen

Nice recap of the past year by now Riot employed caster Leigh "Deman" Smith.
I didn't watch it all in full, skipped around between each section mostly.
Lots of memories in there, I watch almost all of the tournaments that he mentioned live.

Good on him, he deserves it for sure.

Or just skip to the end to see him in like 20 tshirts and a hoodie.

Awesome moment today in the Intel Extreme Master's group stage, SK Gaming vs. FnaticRC. One of the Azubus, Blaze or Frost, was 2-0 in the group with a game left to play, while SK and Fnatic were both at 1-1 and playing each other to see who would go 2-1 and advance to bracket play tomorrow with Azubu.

SK was in control most of the game, and I thought they were going to walk away with it. Things started turning around, inhibs going down in both bases, nexus towers going down...and then, the play. It's not just a backdoor.

In the video below, there's a fight in SK's base, but Fnatic has to retreat. There are superminions in the Fnatic base and they have to retreat. But...watch xPeke, playing Kassadin. He gets chased out to the blue buff golem by Cho'gath, but Cho breaks off the chase. You'll see their icons as Fnatic retreats, and you'll see xPeke make the play of the year. Yeah, yeah, it's only January, but it's a good play

The video starts with a push on Fnatic's base, and they're down 15-10 in kills.

sithload wrote:

Awesome moment today in the Intel Extreme Master's group stage, SK Gaming vs. FnaticRC. One of the Azubus, Blaze or Frost, was 2-0 in the group with a game left to play, while SK and Fnatic were both at 1-1 and playing each other to see who would go 2-1 and advance to bracket play tomorrow with Azubu.

SK was in control most of the game, and I thought they were going to walk away with it. Things started turning around, inhibs going down in both bases, nexus towers going down...and then, the play. It's not just a backdoor.

In the video below, there's a fight in SK's base, but Fnatic has to retreat. There are superminions in the Fnatic base and they have to retreat. But...watch xPeke, playing Kassadin. He gets chased out to the blue buff golem by Cho'gath, but Cho breaks off the chase. You'll see their icons as Fnatic retreats, and you'll see xPeke make the play of the year. Yeah, yeah, it's only January, but it's a good play

The video starts with a push on Fnatic's base, and they're down 15-10 in kills.

I was watching this live earlier a really great game all around with a few big back and forth swings. But yeah, holy hell those Kass ults to dodge around. 39 health on that last auto attack and if you pause right at the end I am pretty sure Olaf has started his auto attack animation that would have killed him

Too good. And shortly afterward:

That was amazing. The only thing I didn't understand was how he went from the top corner of the jungle to the nexus. I'm guessing he teleported to a ward.

I haven't played in about 6 months and this video almost makes me want to start again.

Kommissar wrote:

That was amazing. The only thing I didn't understand was how he went from the top corner of the jungle to the nexus. I'm guessing he teleported to a ward.

I haven't played in about 6 months and this video almost makes me want to start again.

He teleported to the last remaining super minion in the base

That's one of the craziest things I have seen, the perfect execution he had to have in order to survive and the gamble he took to do that. If he goes back then maybe they can defend (doubtful) but if he dies they definitely lose.

Wow. Just wow.

Anyone else getting tons of stuttering on the twitch stream? I can barely watch the 360p stream.

Dyni wrote:

Anyone else getting tons of stuttering on the twitch stream? I can barely watch the 360p stream.

It was the venue's fault. They didn't have enough bandwidth to support the stream. Seems to be a recurring issue with LoL tournaments.

Dyni wrote:

Anyone else getting tons of stuttering on the twitch stream? I can barely watch the 360p stream.

I was having trouble with the 240 stream.

I was sad, I had to leave before the end of game 1 of the finals. GG was looking unstoppable.

I love Riot, this site is fantastic:
http://na.lolesports.com/