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Worlds 2021 English-speaking broadcast talent announced: We’ve profiled every host and caster to help you get to know them ahead of Worlds

Riot Games has officially announced its English on-air hosts and casters for the 2021 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds), with plenty of UK & Ireland talent included – and some for the first time. With such a comprehensive list of names, Megalodontus provides a quick rundown on who these talents are, including profiles on each, so you can get to know them ahead of the Worlds broadcast. LPL casters Oisín ‘Penguin’ Molloy Hailing from the Republic of Ireland, Penguin is now a caster for the LPL but was also most recently seen casting the Amazon EU Masters 2021 Summer…

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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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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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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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LEC: Fnatic beat Misfits in thrilling 5-game series to keep Worlds hopes alive, advance to lower-bracket final to face G2 Esports on Sunday

Fnatic bested Misfits Gaming in the LEC lower-bracket semi-final yesterday in what was a thrilling five-game series. The London-based org kept its hopes of Worlds alive by beating an impressive Misfits team, and will face long-time rival G2 Esports on Sunday to determine which of the two will represent EU at the World Championships. Fnatic’s titanic match against G2 tomorrow will be the lower-bracket final, with the upper-bracket final between MAD Lions and Rogue taking place today. Continue reading LEC: Fnatic beat Misfits in thrilling 5-game series to keep Worlds hopes alive, advance to lower-bracket final to face G2 Esports…

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Interview with Fnatic top-laner Adam: ‘I want to go to Worlds directly this season, and show the world there’s a top-laner in Europe that can match all the legends in Asia’

Image credit: Lolesports Flickr After an ultimately disappointing Spring 2021 LEC Season by Fnatic’s standards, the team made moves that shocked the European League of Legends (LoL) fanbase: letting star jungler Selfmade go, switching Bwipo to jungle and acquiring a new face from the European Regional Leagues (ERLs) in Adam ‘Adam‘ Maanane. For those who only watched the LEC, 19-year-old Adam was an enigma. For those who watched his games with Karmine Corp in the French LFL and the EU Masters, Adam was an exciting transfer. Continue reading Interview with Fnatic top-laner Adam: ‘I want to go to Worlds directly…

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Guild announces it’s the world’s fastest-growing esports organisation in latest financial results after winning FNCS All-Star Showdown

UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports has detailed its growth in a financial report covering October 2020 to March 2021. The org – backed by David Beckham – had an audience of 160,000 as of March 31st 2021. This has risen to almost 800,000 since then, increasing by 50% month-on-month, as Guild hopes to reach the 1m mark by the end of its current financial year at the end of September. If you include Guild’s roster of pro players and content creators, this reach extended to 8m as of March 31st, or around 15.6m now (not including Beckham’s 125m+ followers). Continue…

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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…