POPULAR Predict the LoL Quarterfinalists Event!
Greetings Moot fam! The League of Legends World Championship is under way and we are holding an event to celebrate! All you gotta do is correctly predict all eight League of Legends teams that will advance from the Group Stage to the Quarterfinals! Check out the information below:
HOW TO ENTER:
- Predict all eight League of Legends teams that will advance from the Group Stage to the Quarterfinals
- Cast your vote by voting in the polls linked at the bottom of this post (one poll for EACH GROUP)
- 10/9 THROUGH 10/15
- EVERYONE gets 100 Moot Coins for participating
- 10 Moot Tickets given to every correct prediction
- 🚨 If you guess all 8 teams correctly you will have the chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card (10 winners total) 🚨
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Today's Hot Match 2 - Team Liquid vs IG
Team Liquid vs IG - 13th Oct. 07:00 AM PST
Team Liquid and IG both got victory on Day 1 and the revenge match of MSI Semi-final for IG.
Team Liquid, surely the best team of all LCS history. Lifted the trophy for 4 times in a row in LCS, qualified to the final match of the international tournament for the first time in NA LoL history.
As they showed in MSI 2019, Team Liquid defeated Damwon Gaming yesterday. Damwon has one of the strongest Top-Jungle-Mid laners but Team Liquid's teamwork is more than that.
Every player showed their best, especially 'Impact', overwhelmed 'Nuguri' for the whole game. If they keep their performance what they showed yesterday, they could defeat IG once again.
IG is LoL World 2018 Champion, but they were eliminated in the semi-final of MSI 2019 by Team Liquid. That was probably the biggest upset of LoL's competitive history.
IG got a victory yesterday against AHQ esports as well, but there were several mistakes from IG. 'Jackeylove' died twice in the early game which is the very uncharacteristic scene. 'TheShy' & 'Rookie' is one of the strongest Top-Mid lanes but they were not able to dominate their foes as they expected.
IG could win the match yesterday even with some mistakes but if those mistakes happen against Team Liquid, TL will not let the chance go away.
Can Team Liquid defeat IG once again and go for the 1st place of the group? It will be confirmed in a few hours later.
Group B: C9 vs KHA an inexperienced viewer experience
Today at 1:00 EST C9 faced off against KHA.
The challenge for C9 was finishing off HKA and getting past HKA’s tanky Garen, Yummi bot lane.
In a team fight if anyone was low HKA’s Kaiwing would hop over and heal for almost full health. Every team fight I held my breath and Licorice’s triple kill in the Baron put made me jump out of my seat and cheer.
Standings as of today.
My draft looking safe for now
LoL World 2019 Day 2 Best & Worst
T1 vs RNG - T1 Win
RNG had power, T1 had a brain. Both teams showed how LCK and LPL changed a lot since MSI 2019. T1 led the game until the mid-game but RNG started to counter it with Uzi. Xayah of Uzi burst its DPS and slain T1's champions. T1 was not able to handle Uzi anymore. If they decided to keep fighting against him, they would definitely lose the game. But T1 choose backdoor. Twisted Fate of Faker pushed Top lane with Lich Bane and other T1's champions hold the enemies to block them to recall to the base. With this backdoor strategy, T1 dramatically takes the tough game from RNG.
Jankos (G2 esports)
Jankos showed why he is the best Jungler in EU, furthermore in the world. Ornn came out from G2 and Renekton came out from Griffin. Tactically Renekton can defeat Ornn easily during lane phase but Jankos ruined Griffin's plans. Elise of Jankos ganked the Top twice and fed Renekton to Ornn. Before Top gank, he ruined Griffin's mid lane and bot lane as well. Not only this 2 times of Top gank, but also in the team fight, Jankos strikes cocoon perfectly and brought victory to the team.
AHQ esports vs Damwon Gaming - Damwon Gaming Win
I cannot guess what AHQ esports wanted to do in this game. They didn't do anything for the whole game. Gave free turret, free dragons, free champions, free baron. They only fought back a few times and tried to struggle to defense just before their Nexus is down. They played similarly like this yesterday against IG, but nothing changed.
M1ssion (Hong Kong Attitude)
Actually HKA did pretty fine against C9 until late-game. Garen-Yuumi works so well and C9 did not find a way to break it. In the Baron pit, C9 was isolated in the pit and HKA was going into there to slay them all. While Garen deals a bunch of damage and takes all DPS from C9, Tristana of M1ssion was just roaming around out of the Baron pit for nothing. If only Tristana dealt some damage, HKA definitely wins the team fight and could take the game but he ruined everything that they built.
LoL World 2019 Day 1 Best & Worst
J Team vs FPX - J Team Win
Did anyone expect the result of this match? FPX is surely the strongest team in Group B but J Team of LMS smacked FPX down. FPX was doing pretty fine until the mid-game but made too critical mistakes during the team fight so often. On the other hand, Lilv & FoFo of J Team showed their best performance and burst the damage to FPX. There were deserve to win this match.
CoreJJ (Team Liquid)
Perfect taunt from Galio in every team fight. Hold the enemies and saved teammates. In the last team fight in front of Baron pit, without his taunt, Jarvan IV of Xmithie would surely die early but he made some times for him and it brings a lot of different results.
GAM esports vs Splyce - Splyce Win
GAM esports only had swords but no shields. They choose 5 DPS Champions and it totally went wrong. Splyce knows how to handle this aggressive team. Splyce never answered GAM's team fight calls but only ganked and ganked and ganked. GAM had no idea with Splyce's strategy. What they showed on this match was just keep dying.
Lwx made so many mistakes during this game that ADC should not make. In every team fight, he is always isolated from the team and dies alone. ADC needs some care from the team but he moves alone and tries to fight against J Team's Champions. Of course, ADC alone vs the whole team is no match. FPX needs some feedbacks to Lwx that he should not go somewhere without his teammates.
Why the West will Win Worlds
The 2019 League of Legends World Championships are finally upon us and for the first time ever, it feels like the West has a genuine shot at winning it all. I made a similar post back in January at the very start of Spring Split, before we saw G2’s dominance and the all-western MSI, where I suggested that the West had greatly improved over last year and were a serious threat at the international level. If you want to check that post out you can read it here: https://moot.us/lounges/6/boards/26/posts/570432 but I’ll be referencing all the key points below so there’s no need to read it unless you want to.
The LEC and LCS have undoubtedly bridged the gap and can truly compete with the best in the World. Although this Worlds may very well bring the trophy back to Korea with SKT’s return to glory, Eastern teams are NOT the clear favorites and they will be pushed to the absolute brink if they hope to achieve their goals. The West can win this, 100%.
In my initial analysis of Europe’s LEC back in January, I highlighted G2’s strength upon the acquisition of Caps but questioned the region’s overall strength. I purported that G2’s new superteam might be too dominant domestically which could cause them to mess around in their matches and stagnate their improvement. While my concerns were somewhat founded (and I was spot on about G2’s strength and dominance), it turns out that Fnatic is still a fantastic team as they managed to stay neck-and-neck with G2 and constantly forced them to adapt and overcome.
In North America’s LCS, I noted that Team Liquid had clear improvements over last year’s roster while their biggest rival in Cloud9 managed to remain at least as strong. Although Cloud9 has historically been the best North American team at international events (and it’s not even close), the hope has always been with Doublelift (and thus Team Liquid). Although last year’s Worlds was a huge disappointment for Team Liquid, it’s important to acknowledge that the reason it was a disappointment was because of the high hopes and ambitions of the team going into the tournament. Last year’s Team Liquid was supposed to be the best the West had ever produced and there’s no doubt that they are much stronger this year with the acquisitions of CoreJJ and Jensen.
We already know all the signs have been pointing in the right direction this year. The all-western MSI where G2 defeated Team Liquid is proof of that. But World’s is a different beast; it’s where the titans come to play. G2 and Cloud9 will have to take down Korea’s Griffin in the Group Stage if they both want to make it out of groups. Fnatic will have to overcome either SKT or RNG, each of which have previously been considered the strongest team in the world. Team Liquid has it relatively easy for now, but there’s a chance they will have to defeat both Damwon Gaming and last year’s World Champions Invictus Gaming just to advance to the 2nd round of the tournament. Those are some brutal matchups across the board, and that's only the first round, but I have faith that our region can rise to the challenge and make history.
It won’t be easy. There is no path of least resistance. Every game will be hard and every match will be a war, but the West is ready. We aren’t just here to show up, not just here to compete. We’re here to win, and for the first time ever, we will.
Breaking News) Team Griffin expired the contract with their Head Coach before Worlds
Only 30 minutes ago, Team Griffin announce very shocking news on their official Facebook.
The contract with Dae-ho 'Cvmax' Kim, Head Coach of Team Griffin has been expired.
only a few days left before 2019 LoL World Championship, they kicked their Head Coach out from the team.
Team Griffin did not announce that if there are other Head Coaches for Worlds.
G2 Esports, No.1 of 2019 LoL World power rankings
1. G2 Esports - LEC
2. SK Telecom T1 - LCK
3. FunPlus Phoenix - LPL
4. Royal Never Give Up - LPL
5. Fnatic - LEC
6. Griffin - LCK
7. Team Liquid - LCS
8. Damwon Gaming - LCK
9. Invictus Gaming - LPL
10. Cloud9 - LCS
11. Splyce - LEC
12. Clutch Gaming - LCS
13. J Team - LMS
14. Gigabyte Marines - VCS
15. ahq eSports Club - LMS
16. Unicorns of Love - LCL
17. Hong Kong Attitude - HKA
18. Royal Youth - TCL
19. Lowkey Esports - VCS
20. DetonatioN FocusMe - LJL
21. Isurus Gaming - LLA
22. Flamengo eSports - CBLOL
23. MEGA - LST
24. Mammoth - OPL
ESPN announced 2019 League of Legends World Championship team power rankings today.
G2 Esports of LEC, MSI & 2019 LEC Summer champion got 1st place in the power rankings and SK Telecom T1 of LCK got 2nd.
FunPlus Phoenix, 2019 LPL Summer champion got 3rd and Team Liquid, 2019 LCS Summer champion got 7th.
For more details and reasons of pick up, you can check it out on ESPN website below.
Echo Fox is Officially Leaving the LCS
Echo Fox will not be in the 2020 League of Legends LCS after a proposed sale of the team fell through this morning. Now, Riot Games will take over the process of selling the team’s slot in their league. Echo Fox is being pushed out of the LCS because of a public dispute between Rick Fox and a shareholder named Amit Raizada after Raizada used a racist slur in a conversation with former CEO Jace Hall. Raizada has refused to relinquish his shares in the team and Riot Games as a result has been forced to remove Echo Fox from the LCS.
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POPULAR US Government blocks League of Legends for players in Iran & Syria
Due to the rising tensions with the U.S. government, League of Legends is no longer available to players in Iran and Syria.
As reported by Dot Esports, since the 22nd of June, players in Syri and Iran have reported receiving a message informing them that the game has been blocked following trade sanctions applied by the U.S. government. Developer Riot based in the U.S., seems to have no choice but to comply with the government's decision.
"Due to U.S. laws and regulations, players in your country cannot access League of Legends at this time." the message states, as shared by an Iranian player on the official LoL forums.
However, this block has not prevented all players from logging on, VPNs are enabling some players to sidestep the ban. This is the first time an online video game's availability has been included as a sanction.
9.12 Patch Notes
The new Mordekaiser rework is here! That's not all, there's also yet ANOTHER Ryze rework. You'll definitely want to check out all the details in the official patch notes, but first let's get into all the basics below!
For all the details be sure to check out the official patch notes here:
POPULAR 9.10 Patch Notes
Yuumi is here! The debut of the crazy cat support that can literally become invincible is certainly the highlight of this patch, but of course we'll dive into the few balance changes as well!
For all the details be sure to check out the official patch notes here:
POPULAR NOWHERE IS SAFE
I had a match today where my teammate, a Nasus, said in team chat "mute me, I'm going to tell endgame spoilers to the enemy team"
I muted him, and then two seconds later the enemy team was briefly FREAKING OUT over /all chat and then it went silent.
Nasus then shortly after pushed the entire top lane down and they forfeit.
Be careful out there.
POPULAR YUUMI: THE MAGICAL CAT!
Heals and cuddles!
Passive: Bop 'n' Block:
Every so often, Yuumi's next attack against an opponent restores mana and grants her a shield. If Yuumi is Attached, the shield protects her ally. The shield protects Yuumi or her ally until it's broken.
Q - Prowling Projectile
Yuumi fires a missile that deals magic damage to the first enemy hit. If the missile is in flight long enough, it deals bonus magic damage and slows enemies.
While Attached, Yuumi fires a missile from her ally's position and can direct the missile's flight path with her mouse.
W - You and Me!
Passive: While Attached, Yuumi and her ally gain a percent of each other's AD or AP converted to Adaptive Force.
Active: Yuumi starts with a a point in her W. She dashes to an ally champion and attaches to them. While Attached, she follows her partner's movement and is untargetable by everything except tower damage. Yuumi's abilities fire from her ally's location, and she can't attack enemies. She can Unattach after a cooldown or Attach to another teammate with no cooldown.
E - Zoomies
Yuumi heals and gains a burst of movement speed. If Attached, her ally is targeted by the spell instead. This spell has two charges.
R - Final Chapter
Yuumi opens Book, launching waves of magic damage that root enemies after multiple hits. While using her ult, Yuumi can move, attach to ally champions, and heal.
POPULAR Thoughts on Urf?
I’ve enjoyed urf over the years. I’ve played urf every year it’s been out. The main thing I like about it, is how fast it makes games. I love to play ranked games and everything but they’re so time consuming. It takes an hour just to play a game if you include loading time and champ select. Urf changes all that. A game lasts about 20 minutes and you can have fun with friends even if you have something to do in an hour and a half and don’t have to worry about missing it, where as I’ve seen normal games go for 50, 60, even 70 minutes. Games like that are fun but if every game was like that you could only play 24 games in a day if you didn’t sleep or eat. I think they should change normal games to be shorter, the only reason I stop playing league is because the games took so long to complete. I’ve played league for 5 years now. I have over 5,000 games played. I’ve spent $1,500+ on skins and champs. It’s safe to say I like the game. This is my only complaint really, is time it takes to play. Not everyone has an hour to play a game, so they launch something else like Apex Legends or some other game. I’d love to hear your thoughts on both Urf and on the issue I stated having.
9.6 Patch Notes
9.6 is a massive patch with one of the biggest changes of the season: positional ranking is now dead. The idea of position based ranking drew a lot of criticism and the implementation of it even more so. It's great to see that Riot is being receptive to feedback and scrapping the project. You'll now have just one rank as in previous seasons.
There were also a lot of tweaks and item changes so be sure to check out the full patch notes here: https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/patch-96-notes
If you want to see LS's take on patch 9.6, you can watch his rundown here: