League of Legends Worlds

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Adam and Upset drama: ‘It’s over, c’est fini’ – Adam attempts to end the situation between the former Fnatic League of Legends teammates after apologising on stream

Photo credit: Michal Konkol/Riot Games Flickr The drama between former Fnatic teammates top-laner Adam ‘Adam’ Maanane and bot laner Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp looks to be finally drawing to a close, after Adam read out a new statment on stream apologising for his actions. Frenchman Adam left Fnatic a week and a half ago after a six-month stint with the London-based organisation, and posted a scathing Twitlonger about his views, claiming he was “treated like shit by Fnatic management and even the players”. Continue reading Adam and Upset drama: ‘It’s over, c’est fini’ – Adam attempts to end the situation between the…

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Which UK venues are hosting League of Legends Worlds final viewing parties this Saturday? We list the bars and cinemas showing the EDG vs DWG match

Another year, another Worlds music video, another group and playoffs stage over, and another grand final approaches. This time, for 2021, the two of the best League of Legends teams facing off are South Korea’s Damwon Gaming (DWG KIA) and China’s Edward Gaming (EDG). The League of Legends World Championship 2021 grand final takes place this Saturday November 6th from 12pm midday GMT. The match will as usual be streamed live from the official LoLEsports website and Riot Games Twitch channel, but for a more atmospheric in-person experience, venues across the UK are hosting viewing parties, so you can meet…

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Bwipo quits social media after partner receives death threats over Fnatic Worlds situation

Image credit: Michal Konkol/Riot Games Flickr Gabriël ‘Bwipo’ Rau, jungler for London-based esports organisation Fnatic, has announced he is leaving social media ‘indefinitely’ after his team’s situation during Worlds 2021. Fnatic were knocked out of the League of Legends World Championship group stage yesterday after picking up one win from their six games. The LEC Summer 2021 Playoffs runners-up went into Worlds with a last minute change, just hours before their first match was due to start. Continue reading Bwipo quits social media after partner receives death threats over Fnatic Worlds situation

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Fnatic crash out of Worlds 2021 group stage, but there are positive signs for the future – opinion

It was heartbreak for Fnatic fans again today after their League of Legends team exited the Worlds 2021 group stage, but if they can their ability to adapt to change, upcoming rookies and aggressive playstyle gives hope for the future – if they can manage internal issues effectively – writes ENUK editor Dom Sacco in this opinion piece. “Unforeseen circumstances and unforeseen results,” reads the tweet from Fnatic after exiting Worlds 2021 just now. Continue reading Fnatic crash out of Worlds 2021 group stage, but there are positive signs for the future – opinion

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Cloud9 defeat Rogue to reach Worlds 2021 quarter finals: NA get one up over EU in epic 54-minute tiebreaker match

Cloud9 beat Rogue in an epic 54-minute Worlds 2021 Group A tie-breaker match to advance to the quarter finals this evening. Cloud9 secured the infernal drake at the 47-minute mark thanks to a quick pick from Perkz, before taking the baron. From there they pushed siege after relentless siege before winning a teamfight in the bottom river to take the victory, in what was an extremely close game. The teams faced one another in the final Group A tie-breaker match, after finding themselves with two wins and four losses each in the group stage, along with China’s FunPlus Phoenix (FPX)….

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Interview with Larssen from Rogue: ‘We will make EU proud at Worlds’

Image credit: LoL Esports Flickr, Michal Konkol/Riot Games Rogue’s Swedish League of Legends mid-laner Emil ‘Larssen’ Larsson has had another solid year so far, helping his side reach the Spring 2021 LEC final versus Mad Lions, finish first in the Summer 2021 regular season and qualify for Worlds as EU’s third seed, not to mention having his contract extended with Rogue. But just a few years ago, before Larssen made it to the big stage, he started his career in the UK scene with teams like ManaLight and MNM Gaming. Continue reading Interview with Larssen from Rogue: ‘We will make…

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Fnatic Rising UK LoL scene bot-laner Bean called up to Worlds at last minute as Upset is forced to return home

London-based esports organisation Fnatic have promoted academy bot-laner Louis ‘Bean’ Schmitz to their League of Legends first team. The change has been made just hours before they play their first League of Legends 2021 World Championship (Worlds) group stage game against Korean side Hanwha Life Esports (HLE) on October 11th at 2pm BST. German youngster Bean steps in for fellow countryman ADC Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp, who has had to return home at the last minute ‘following an urgent family matter’, Fnatic announced on their official Twitter page: Worlds 2021 Roster Update pic.twitter.com/UojSgt1iBe — FNATIC (@FNATIC) October 10, 2021 Fnatic said: “Bean has…

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Worlds 2021 betting scandal: BYG player suspended for leaking inside information, Twitter reacts

Riot Games has suspended Beyond Gaming’s Taiwanese mid-laner Chien ‘Maoan’ Mao-An in a huge scandal at the 2021 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds). Esports News UK usually covers UK-centric news, but this is a huge breaking story and many in the local scene here have started reacting to the news. 18-year-old Maoan was found to have leaked inside information to a friend, for the purposes of betting on their 3-2 victory over Galatasaray in the play-ins elimination stage on October 8th 2021. Continue reading Worlds 2021 betting scandal: BYG player suspended for leaking inside information, Twitter reacts

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Worlds 2021 song: Riot sneaked a meme into the ‘Burn It All Down’ music video for the LoL World Championship

It’s that time of the year again – the hype for the League of Legends World Championship is reaching bursting point and the Worlds song for 2021 has dropped. This time the track is ‘Burn It All Down’ by P4RIS. It follows a similar formula to past songs, it’s fast, frantic, with electronic melodies and beats to bop to. This time around, the animations seem a lot more fluid and frenetic as some of the top LoL players in the world from the past few years do battle. Continue reading Worlds 2021 song: Riot sneaked a meme into the ‘Burn…

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‘We don’t support that fiesta’ – Riot Games criticised over ridiculing Worlds 2021 play-ins stage in Pick ‘Ems game

Riot Games has come under fire from the esports community today for ‘disrespectful’ wording used in its League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) 2021 Pick ‘Ems game. The predictions game allows fans to predict which teams will win and lose at Worlds 2021, earning them points which ranks them in a global leaderboard. Tim Sevenhuysen, founder of LoL stats website Oracles Elixir and head of data science at fantasy esports platform Esports One, spotted the wording used in Riot’s Pick ‘Ems game. Continue reading ‘We don’t support that fiesta’ – Riot Games criticised over ridiculing Worlds 2021 play-ins stage in…

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Worlds 2021 group draw concludes: Which groups are the EU LEC teams in and what chance do Mad Lions, Fnatic and Rogue have of reaching playoffs?

The League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) 2021 group draw has been completed and the four groups have been confirmed. Jankos, the jungler for G2, who failed to qualify for Worlds this time around, today drew the groups for the tournament which takes place in Iceland in October 2021. Teams have of course been making preparations for the competition, with the likes of Cloud9 contracting Icelandic esports org Dusty as an exclusive 2021 Worlds partner to help them train ahead of the tournament. Continue reading Worlds 2021 group draw concludes: Which groups are the EU LEC teams in and what…

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Cloud9 contract Icelandic esports org Dusty as exclusive 2021 Worlds partner

By Dom Sacco and Megalodontus North American esports powerhouse Cloud9 have teamed up with Iceland’s largest esports org, Dusty, who have played in the UK/Nordics NLC competition. Cloud9 have contracted Dusty as their exclusive 2021 Worlds partner to ‘ensure optimal success’ in League of Legends’ most prestigious esports competition, which kicks off in Iceland from October 2021. As Worlds partner, Dusty will provide training facilities, logistics support, promotional opportunities and other services to add to Cloud9’s success. Continue reading Cloud9 contract Icelandic esports org Dusty as exclusive 2021 Worlds partner

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Fnatic qualify for Worlds, eliminate G2 Esports from Worlds contention, Fnatic CEO Sam Mathews throws shade at G2

Image credit: LoL Esports Flickr UK-based org Fnatic has beaten EU behemoth G2 Esports in a thrilling five-game series to secure the team’s place at League of Legends Worlds. Fnatic has qualified for the World Championships every year since 2016. This is the first time in G2’s history that they won’t appear at Worlds (since they began in European LoL in 2016). G2 took game one with excellent team fighting and good execution after what started as a close match. Continue reading Fnatic qualify for Worlds, eliminate G2 Esports from Worlds contention, Fnatic CEO Sam Mathews throws shade at G2

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MediVedi, Caedrel, Machine and more added to Worlds 2020 broadcast talent line-up

A host of British casting talent is joining the League of Legends 2020 World Championship broadcast. First up, LEC casters Aaron ‘Medic’ Chamberlain and Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day (the duo known as MediVedi) will be joining after a solid LEC summer season. pic.twitter.com/F3he8CKHzu — Medic (@MedicCasts) September 18, 2020 I am also casting worlds. As a hobby though, don’t look into it too much, it doesn’t mean anything, stop asking, seriously. — Andy Day (@RiotVedius) September 18, 2020 Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson has also been confirmed for the Worlds 2020 broadcast. Machine is typically known for his work in Counter-Strike, but has…