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zkylewd
(09-19-2017, 02:28 AM)
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rito's gonna match the 25% of championship ashe sales that goes into the prizepool and put it towards three charities, with one getting 12.5% and the other two getting 6.25%

if last year is anything to go by, that could be like 2 million dollars going to charity which is pretty neat regardless of what one might think of how american charity works, and this time it's a much better cute girl skin so hopefully it'll be less

personally i see no charity more worthy than faker's chicken farm so that's where my vote going to
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zkylewd
(09-20-2017, 03:28 AM)
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this is pretty cool: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/fea...eet-the-teams/

also info on worlds missions, icons and pick'em: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/fea...the-rift-2017/
cHinzo
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(09-20-2017, 03:31 AM)
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Wait, Worlds is starting so soon?! I'm not even diamond yet and the season is gonna end soon. 😭 I'm hyped for this worlds for once. Last time I enjoyed worlds was like in S4. The teams this year are looking better than ever.
Prototype Viktor
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(09-20-2017, 09:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by cHinzo

Wait, Worlds is starting so soon?! I'm not even diamond yet and the season is gonna end soon. 😭 I'm hyped for this worlds for once. Last time I enjoyed worlds was like in S4. The teams this year are looking better than ever.

you got to early November so that's awhile
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(09-23-2017, 02:28 AM)
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Play in start in 4 hours PogChamp
Cramoss
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(09-23-2017, 02:46 AM)
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I don't play anymore, but Worlds is always fun.. Will watch.
NSESN
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(09-23-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cramoss

I don't play anymore, but Worlds is always fun.. Will watch.

I don't play since 2015 and still watch regularly.
zer0das
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(09-23-2017, 03:29 AM)

Originally Posted by Newt

SKT gonna get rekt this worlds. Quote me on this.

I made a one year ban bet in another forum they're not winning thos year. o/
Sr Kitsune
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(09-23-2017, 05:51 AM)
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It would be pretty cool if a chinese team beat SKT1 in the finals. The crowd there would go crazy.

I don't know if I should get some spicy wings to watch the opening/play-ins or not.
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zkylewd
(09-23-2017, 06:17 AM)
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starting in an hour!
Newt
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(09-23-2017, 06:19 AM)
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A few us will be watching the play ins in real time down here.

https://discord.gg/WSsXRvm
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(09-23-2017, 07:03 AM)
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and we're live PogChamp
Syf
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(09-23-2017, 07:04 AM)
Here we go
Sr Kitsune
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(09-23-2017, 07:09 AM)
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What does that gesture mean? (fnatic)
Neol
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(09-23-2017, 07:11 AM)
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So literally have not kept up with the pro scene at all this year.

Hear that longzu is favored now? Also does NA have a chance to get out of groups this year lol?
zkylon
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(09-23-2017, 07:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sr Kitsune

What does that gesture mean? (fnatic)

no fucking idea lol

Originally Posted by Neol

So literally have not kept up with the pro scene at all this year.

Hear that longzu is favored now? Also does NA have a chance to get out of groups this year lol?

longzhu is kind of a mystery, it's more about the other two korean teams than longzhu, which we're still trying to figure out. history has taught us not to bet against skt but skt struggled (they freaking went on a 8 game losing streak) on the summer split and this roster looks the shakiest of all the skts so it might be the first time they not win worlds. ssg also looked kind of half assed for a while but they destroyed kt and they looked fantastic last worlds, so they might surprise if skt continues to slump. back to longzhu, they looked amazing at the finals and had a great split but lots of rookies, and who knows how they look on the current patch, etc.

korea is really weird this year (but still really fucking good)

NA has good chances of getting out of both groups since they got fairly easy (all things considered) groups. then again NA is NA so...
Neol
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(09-23-2017, 07:25 AM)
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Thanks good to know.

Guessing this year is asian favored as usual though unless there some EU underdog that I haven't heard about?
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(09-23-2017, 07:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Neol

Thanks good to know.

Guessing this year is asian favored as usual though unless there some EU underdog that I haven't heard about?

It's still heavily KR slanted but it doesn't feel like an SKT victory is as inevitable as the past 2 years
Sr Kitsune
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(09-23-2017, 07:34 AM)
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I haven't been able to follow League too much this season.

What are the current power picks in this patch?
zkylon
zkylewd
(09-23-2017, 07:43 AM)
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i don't think they played any competitive on this patch but these are some of the most important on the regional qualifiers i can think of: xayah, cassiopeia, gragas, chogath, kalista, jarvan, galio, gnar, taliyah
Garrett 2U
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(09-23-2017, 08:11 AM)
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Holy Kog'Maw by Lyon Gaming
Sr Kitsune
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(09-23-2017, 08:25 AM)
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:(
faridmon
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(09-23-2017, 08:27 AM)
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Such an explosive start to the Worlds. Some of these team fights was just exhilarating. [spoiler] Too bad Lyon just collapsed there at the end. Why waste your Ult, as a Syndra, on Chogath?
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(09-23-2017, 08:30 AM)
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can def see group A being pretty volatile with how that one played out, not an easy win for WE at all
Kotetsu534
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(09-23-2017, 08:31 AM)
I don't think they really positioned their Kog and Syndra correctly or did the right things with the Syndra. Too many times Syndra was split and looking for hero plays when it would be better to sit near the Kog, CC the tanks, and threaten a big turnaround with orbs/ult onto the backline if WE push forward. And Kog built FroMal last item when he desperately needed more DPS to take down the Cho during the initial CC chain through his Stoneplate.
Sr Kitsune
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(09-23-2017, 08:34 AM)
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Lyon still has the same issues as 3 years ago.

They still have to work on their macro, a lot. Like last year they did the same thing about trying to do Baron with low health after winning a tf. That time at least one died tho. And after losing Baron they didn't know where to go and let WE get dragon and a tower out of those few seconds of indecision.
Kotetsu534
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(09-23-2017, 08:38 AM)
Yeah that baron was not great. Could just 4-man it with Syndra after clearing the mid wave. If WE check best case for them is some messy trade that stops it.
zkylon
zkylewd
(09-23-2017, 08:41 AM)
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yea gotta see if it's first game jitters but here's hoping there's more to offer from china

lyon gave them a good fight, there were lots of weird decisions (i think lee went for the baron steal instead of protecting kog or setting up flanks twice against a chogath team) but WE also had a lot of issues (like mystic facechecking a bush and losing half his health, or mystic getting caught 200 times in teamfights), but they just outmacro'd them pretty easily

fun first game for worlds, i'm so glad it's finally here
Soulblighterr
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(09-23-2017, 09:26 AM)
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So good to see Cancer'maw doing zero damage in teamfights.
Garrett 2U
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(09-23-2017, 09:26 AM)
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C9 is looking so clean. I can't wait to see them play against Dire Wolves.
thestopsign
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(09-23-2017, 09:31 AM)
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Well C9 should get out of play-ins at least.

Iím excited to see Gambit. Edward was one of my favorite players to watch, old Gambit/Moscow 5 was prime entertainment no matter what they did. Probably the trolliest team in eSports history.
Prototype Viktor
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(09-23-2017, 09:42 AM)
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Lol thought I was in the right thread
Sr Kitsune
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(09-23-2017, 10:01 AM)
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Some great plays going on in this game.
Soulblighterr
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(09-23-2017, 10:07 AM)
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Spellthief, on a champion with no poke, such creativity much wow
Sr Kitsune
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(09-23-2017, 10:20 AM)
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C'mon Lyon close this game already.

I want to have some hope tomorrow.

edit: gg
Sigismundo
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(09-23-2017, 10:25 AM)
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Why is it that whenever I see Gambit play any competitive game they fucking suck?
Garrett 2U
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(09-23-2017, 11:18 AM)
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It is really nice to see Cloud 9 take a commanding win while centering their team comp around Sneaky.

You know that tougher teams later in the tournament are going to focus on shutting down Jensen, it's a great sign seeing C9 able to switch the carry.
NSESN
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(09-23-2017, 01:04 PM)
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It is so sad to see Brazil go from one of the strongest wildcard regions to this. From taking games from major regions in the last 3 worlds to being stomped by on of the worst regions.

I am also not enjoying the cast that much.
Gala
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(09-23-2017, 01:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by NSESN

It is so sad to see Brazil go from one of the strongest wildcard regions to this.

I see what you did there.
zkylon
zkylewd
(09-23-2017, 09:39 PM)
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china sandbagging as usual lol

c9 not screwing around

lyon looks above the rest but probably not gonna beat the major regions in a bo5

i don't mind the casters, it's never as easy to cast these games, not as many storylines and recognizeable names and impressive play and whatnot, so it comes up a bit awkward

Originally Posted by Sigismundo

Why is it that whenever I see Gambit play any competitive game they fucking suck?

i mean, gambit was never a very successful team, it was moscow 5 that had the whole korean slaying legend and all that stuff

that being said, CIS competition is probably a step down from EU, edward and diamond are not on their old power level, kira is not old alex ich etc
faridmon
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(09-23-2017, 10:33 PM)
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Team one were terrible. That Jax dmg (1.3 k way below the 2 supports) was just pathetic.

That Jax pick was baffeling
Kotetsu534
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(09-24-2017, 12:15 AM)
Their (reported) explanation afterward was even more baffling. Apparently they took Jax to bait a counter matchup in the top lane. But the other team took Rumble! Which has been one of Jax's best matchups since 2012 (at a certain point, surprisingly early on, Rumble simply can't trade with him without getting battered, those ult resists make him too tanky and he has more DPS), so they didn't need to take Fiora to have the winning matchup.
Prototype Viktor
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(09-24-2017, 07:47 AM)
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dunno why announcers think C9 is doing so great, these low low region teams aren't putting up a fight
Prototype Viktor
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(09-24-2017, 08:48 AM)
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LYN stopped by a simple taric pick
Soulblighterr
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(09-24-2017, 09:00 AM)
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LYN's jungler was invisible after the first 15 minutes, again.
Prototype Viktor
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(09-24-2017, 09:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soulblighterr

LYN's jungler was invisible after the first 15 minutes, again.

he'd like a QB that plays horrible in once it hits the 3rd quater
Prototype Viktor
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(09-24-2017, 09:36 AM)
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why don't these lower regions not know how to close out their leads, game after game after game
Sol Mori
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(09-24-2017, 09:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Prototype Viktor

why don't these lower regions not know how to close out their leads, game after game after game

Minor regions tend to have huge issues when it comes to macro, so unless they can get a huge lead during laning phase and brute force their way through they tend to fall flat.

Like the fist Lyon vs WE game where Lyon had more kills but was never ahead in gold due to being behind in objectives.

In this DW vs C9 game, yes DW punish C9 in laning phase, but C9 never really falls more than a few thousand gold behind and a lot of kills went to the support. Then it moves into DW making mistakes in macro and getting punished for it.

You need good competition in order to make yourself better and the minor regions just don't have the depth of talent that major regions do. If NA was TSM + TL (x9) or EU was G2 + MM (x9) their macro ability would also drop because no one would be punishing their mistakes.
Garrett 2U
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(09-24-2017, 10:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Prototype Viktor

why don't these lower regions not know how to close out their leads, game after game after game

I believe it has to do with having an overall lower level of competition in minor regions.

I've noticed a big trend in NA this split has been learning to play from a deficit. Maintaining composure to avoid tilt, communicating within teams to find small comeback opportunities. Those aren't trivial tasks and require experienced players and coaching staffs.

And if you aren't regularly playing against teams that are able to put up a challenge while behind, you can never truly learn to hold onto a lead and close out a game.
Sr Kitsune
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(09-24-2017, 10:22 AM)
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wtf was that Jax thinking, lol.

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