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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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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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‘A new dawn has broken, welcome to the age of lions’ – Mad Lions British head coach Mac after winning back-to-back LEC championships

Image credit: Riot Games/Michal Konkol/Riot Flickr Mad Lions British head coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack says League of Legends esports has entered a new ‘age of lions’ after his team won the Summer 2021 LEC yesterday. Mad Lions, OverActive Media’s professional League of Legends franchise, have won back-to-back championships after Mad won the Spring 2021 LEC – an achievement that Riot said ‘marked the end of the dominance of G2 and Fnatic in the LEC’. Continue reading ‘A new dawn has broken, welcome to the age of lions’ – Mad Lions British head coach Mac after winning back-to-back LEC championships

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Mad Lions UK head coach Mac comments on burnout after reaching LEC Summer 2021 playoffs final: ‘I kept my mouth shut during the split when people were memeing us for being burnt out, but I’m glad we showed we could bounce back from that’

British League of Legends coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack spoke on the subject of burnout after his side beat Rogue 3-0 on the weekend to reach the LEC Summer 2021 playoffs final. Mac was speaking to LEC host Sjokz on the Post Game Lobby (PGL) show, who asked about the team speaking openly about burnout (for example, Mad top-laner Armut mentioned burnout recently). She also asked Mac about the somewhat negative reaction to this, made by some in the community. Continue reading Mad Lions UK head coach Mac comments on burnout after reaching LEC Summer 2021 playoffs final: ‘I kept my…

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LEC Playoffs Preview: How will the teams fare in the Summer Season 2021 finals and who should you bet on?

Promoted article (in partnership with Dragoni) | Image credit: LEC Flickr (Michal Konkol/Riot Games) The League of Legends LEC Summer 2021 playoffs get underway on August 13th, with Rogue, G2, Mad Lions, Misfits, Fnatic and Vitality fighting to be crowned champions of Europe. The top three will of course progress to the most prestigious tournament in LoL esports – Worlds. So how does each team fare going into the playoffs, and what are their chances of winning? Continue reading LEC Playoffs Preview: How will the teams fare in the Summer Season 2021 finals and who should you bet on?

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‘Transition from UKLC to MSI mind-blowing’ – Mad Lions coach Pad

Mad Lions’ Danish assistant League of Legends coach Patrick ‘Pad’ Suckow-Breum has spoken about his rise from the UK scene to playing against some of the world’s best teams. Last year, Pad was working with MnM Gaming in the UK League of Legends Championship (UKLC), and featured in this roster announcement by MnM below. We present to you our #UKLC 2020 Spring Roster… 🇭🇺@mumus100 🇬🇧@soflol 🇬🇧@ChemeraLol🇩🇰@Achuulol🇺🇦@EfiasLoL Thanks to @WanyooUK for the support for this announcement 💪#ForTheFlame #为燃烧而生 pic.twitter.com/N7dA1wbFvT — MNM Gaming (@MnMGamingUK) January 30, 2020 Then, after a stint with Tricked Esport in the NLC, he joined Mad Lions in…

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Interview with James ‘Stress’ O’Leary on leaving Mad Lions, his time casting and inclusion in esports: ‘It’d be a massive thing for an LEC player to be openly LGBTQA+, but with that comes a lot of pressure they’d put on themselves’

Image credit: StressCasts.com Stress is a familiar name to those who followed the EU LCS before it became the LEC we know now. He cast on some of the biggest stages, such as Worlds 2016, before announcing his departure from casting the EU LCS in late 2017. Since then he’s pursued different roles, his most recent being community manager of LEC team Mad Lions. Stress now works at communications and marketing agency ICO Partners focusing on Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. Continue reading Interview with James ‘Stress’ O’Leary on leaving Mad Lions, his time casting and inclusion in…

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MAD Lions’ LEC win ‘marks the end of the dominance of G2 and Fnatic in the LEC, with competition becoming increasingly fiercer each year’ – Riot

Image credit: LEC Flickr (Michal Konkol/Riot Games) Riot Games has commented on MAD Lions winning the Spring 2021 LEC and how ending G2’s reign as European champions reflects the tougher competition in the league. Yesterday, MAD Lions beat Rogue 3-2 in the LEC finals. In doing so, they became the first League of Legends European champions in six and a half years outside of G2 and Fnatic. The only other team to have won a European LoL title (EU LCS or LEC) was Alliance, back in Summer 2014 (you can see the full list on esportspedia.com, with Fnatic having seven…

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Newsflash: MAD win LEC, Fnatic Valorant team changes, NFTs in esports, Endpoint academy roster, Uni of Birmingham PVP game wins dev challenge, UK Twitch streamer unbanned 2 years after false ban

Here’s our latest weekly Newsflash roundup, where we cover a host of esports and gaming news in an informal, bitesize nature for you to digest. MAD Lions win LEC Spring 2021 final in thrilling best-of-five MAD Lions defeated Rogue 3-2 in a crazy best-of-five series in the LEC Spring 2021 playoffs final this evening. Rogue were 2-0 up but MAD reverse swept them to become European League of Legends champions for the first time in their history. Continue reading Newsflash: MAD win LEC, Fnatic Valorant team changes, NFTs in esports, Endpoint academy roster, Uni of Birmingham PVP game wins dev…