: You can't forget that H2K is one of only 3 teams in the tournament to not have faced a Korean team just yet (3 teams including AHQ and INTZ ---) and they have rode their stroke of luck all the way to the semifinals. I'm seriously an NA sadboy fan but what ultimately needs to be cheered from here on out in the future is Western teams overall who have always found a power struggle against the dominant Koreans. NA v EU can still exist but ultimately fans of EU and NA should focus on East v West.
Same brother, but EU fanboys are fking annoying, I still hope H2K beats SSG though.
: Jensen comes into his own with Cloud9
Jensen has the highest average % damage of the team, he's so undervalued by just every C9 fan.
Whall (NA)
: NA > EU
I don't know how it's even debatable at this point, saw H2K VS VIT while ago, it's suppose to be a good match, it turn out to be a 1-hour slugfest.
Hoodwink (EUW)
: IMT 4-0
TSM doesn't have internet first week.
: CLG choking coupled with Flash Wolves *REALLY* stepping up just meant they had no chance. xD
CLG looked outclassed in week 2 and sloppy in week 1, week 2 CLG got stomped, week 1 CLG won one against FW, but FW had a sub and literally threw the first game to CLG. Week 2 TSM at least have decent understanding of the meta, they just couldn't out team fight the opponents, their game VS KT and OG were very close until the very last moment. I wished TSM was in group A, they had international experience and would do better than CLG. I mean you can't possibly do worse than CLG in group A...
: It's a culture thing. I think it's pretty much over for US based LoL players at this point. It kills me to say it, though T_T The "Lulz e-sports isn't real sports" and "video games are for nerds" culture is still too strong here for enough people to be able to take it seriously.
Europe is actually more anti-esports than the US. Why do you think Xmithie has trouble with the EU visa? Because EU doesn't give sport visa for games. At least there is such thing as esports visa in North America.
: NA is getting better
This is our worst season, I don't want to say it, but there are a lot of mediocre players in every team for the three teams that went to worlds. I expect a huge roster change after S5 worlds. A lot of veterans will be gone next year, we will see a lot of new blood. C9 went into worlds with a single strategy. When you use the same strategy 3 times (Azir fast push), you would expect teams to expose and counter your strategy at any time, so you have to have something up your sleeves, but no let's not change up our play style. As for CLG and TSM, I don't even know what strategies they had to begin with, no, wait til late game and let Bjerg carry is NOT a viable strategy at worlds. TSM is in a tough group I understand, CLG screwed up super hard I have no words. Hope they fix these issues.
: What was your favorite moment from the 2015 NA LCS Spring Split?
: Oh, NA, land of fanboys and Koreans. That might place where people without criteria downvote comments just because they can't see reality
: Power Rankings - 3/17/2015
BR finally make it to top 20!
: Honestly I think the GE Tigers are going to win the whole thing; I got my hopes on Cloud 9, but I'd be really happy if any team from EU or NA won. I may be from NA, but if it takes an EU team to disrupt the Idea of the "Korean Master Race" then i'm all for it.
As much as we hate the "Korean Master Race" thing, Korea is probably still the best region, the top Chinese teams are pretty chaotic at the moment, and there is a huge communication issue going on there.
: I'm banking on gambit making it through. Everyone keeps writing them off at every IEM tournament, and they come up big every time.
Same, I think Gambit has a really solid chance getting out of their group.
: Can we bring back the indicator of how many ranks a team has gone up or down in the rankings?
: Piglet: Returning to form
Piglet had 4 kills in his last OGN bo5, and he doesn't play any meta champions.
: Fantasy Love/Hate: Week 4
: CLG > TSM
Too bad that's unproven, TSM is ahead of CLG every split, every season
im Cris (NA)
: Dude, they have Yoe Flash wolves ahead of Elements and CLG... This list is just all kinds of bad
Every list has flaws, but this one is better. The previous ones are terrible, there was at one point they put 3 LMS teams over NA LCS teams, I was like... da fuq? YFW was known as Gama Bears, but they lost their star jungler - Winds.
Seagrove (NA)
: SK deserves to move higher internationally, even if it is just to 7th. Last time, it was said that they would not be moved up unless they improved their vision control. I am not saying it was phenomenal, but they did improve their vision control in week 3.
Wait until EU proves themselves then we can talk, SK is at the right position. Today's list is the most solid list so far, the previous ones are way worse.
: How does a team that started their season 7-0 get ranked 16th?...{{summoner:3}}
Well, it's LMS, a better question is how come there are 3 LMS teams but no NA teams
: Living the Hai life
Team: Team Liquid Region: North American LCS Position: AD carry
RedzoneX (NA)
: Well now they've really put themselves into a corner, where they only have 2 slots to place EDG, SKT and CJ Entus, who just beat the #4 team and SKT
CJ/SKT/EDG, one of them aren't gonna place in top 2, which is weird. I guess Riot create the power ranking before LCK/LPL began. It's weird because KT Rolster and Samsung didn't even win a single set in LCK, yet they are placed on the power ranking, KT at #9, facepalm... If SKT somehow end up #1, something is very wrong, they aren't even the best in Korea, GE Tigers is.
: Where in Europe?
Europe is the most stupidest country in the world.
: Worlds 2015 to be held in Europe
Why in Europe? China is most likely gonna be the winner this year
: Who wrote this? so many loop holes if someone actually took them to court.
Nick Allen, he's like Lyte 2.0 but he only attacks pro/challenger players
: Power Rankings #18 -- Gambit Gaming
Beating NA bottom teams makes them top 20 how? CLG has a sub too
: jinx isn't very outrageous, shes actually one of the better adcs atm
Rioter Comments
: You know, I wish once, JUST ONCE, that someone could shut these Koreans down. These tournaments aren't even fun to watch anymore. We all know a Korean team will win. I don't know just frustrated.
Welcome to reality, Koreans train 12-16 hours per day, everyone else train significantly less. "It's stupid for western teams to train more than 10 hours per day." ~HotShotGG, when coaches/owners encourage their team with this type of mentality, and you wonder why the west is behind Korea.
: > 3rd game was a fluke; SSW got lazy. Both these teams are actually pretty close skill wise SHR is just forced to ban the lit broken champions.
SSW picked a comp without wave clear. The 3 games SSW won are stomps. TSM and SHRC are close, not SHRC and SSW. SSW > TSM = SHRC, case close. I actually want SHRC to lose because that means NA at least equal to China. GD really hates Koreans LOL, SSW put 16 hours per day into training so they deserve it, SKT trains 12 hours per day last year and they won worlds. What western teams grind that much? You can call SSW no life but that's the reason why they're so good.
: Well yea, I´d prefer them to make it a double-elimination-tournament instead of the K.O.-System to make sure the 2 absolute best Teams reach the finals. (and i really would like to see a 3rd-place match somehow)
If it's double elimination, play in bo3 format, bo5 format takes too long if it works with DE.
: I feel terrible for Uzi... :(
The Chinese fans will kill Royal back home lol. RIP
: NA>Korea
I actually want SHRC to lose this one, because NA = China.
: > Such a disappointing final. SSW is just way ahead of anyone by miles... > > Gonna be a quick 3-0 stomp just like season 3....*sigh* > > Riot should just quit making championship and change the game to "League of Koreans". > > Every year, there will always be this superior Korean team that will just wipe the floor with everyone else. > > Honestly, I feel bad for anyone who actually paid a lot for a world championship ticket! Those people got Championship Riven for free at least :(
> > Such a disappointing final. SSW is just way ahead of anyone by miles... > > > > Gonna be a quick 3-0 stomp just like season 3....*sigh* > > > > Riot should just quit making championship and change the game to "League of Koreans". > > > > Every year, there will always be this superior Korean team that will just wipe the floor with everyone else. > > > > Honestly, I feel bad for anyone who actually paid a lot for a world championship ticket! > > Those people got Championship Riven for free at least :( I don't think you want to buy those plane tickets, that's like paying a month or two salary just to watch some stomp games in Seoul.
: Who would win S3 SKT1 OR S4 SSW
SKT is the most dominant team in history, in their prime, they got 3rd place in OGN when the team just formed, then the next OGN tournament they dominated alongside the S3 regional playoff and worlds. Coming back from worlds, they went completely undefeated (15-0) in S4 OGN Winter. If SSW can win a perfect season of OGN and continue to dominate like SKT, then they can take SKT's title, but SKT in their prime is absolutely unstoppable.
: Mata MVP
Bot lane has always been carried by Mata, Mata + Deft would be the absolute best bot lane in the world, Imp is too yolo IMO, going in 1v5 front line from time to time. Looper, Dandy/Kakao, Faker/PawN, Deft, Mata = best fantasy team.
: No Jayce or Rango ban?
Jayce, Rengar, Twitch, Lucian... Ban 3 of these and take away 1, that should be how Royal's draft works, I don't know what they're banning.
: I don't really care if SSW 3-0 stomps them
SSW Bronzodia please, just troll on game 3 and get 'em skins.
: > I hope Royal Club never goes to Worlds again. This is so dumb, I was so excited for this match up ONLY for them to be 3-0 game EVERY 20-25 minutes. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BRONZE BORING.
> > I hope Royal Club never goes to Worlds again. > > This is so dumb, I was so excited for this match up ONLY for them to be 3-0 game EVERY 20-25 minutes. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BRONZE BORING. I love seeing gods play, SKT's clean sweep against OMG during All-Stars was fucking perfect. Witness near perfect team synergy and rotation is a good sight to see. I am watching this regardless whether it's a stomp or not.
Arceoxys (NA)
: Another 3-0 World Finals sweep. Fun.
Any team would get 3-0'd by SSW, they're the clear favorite, it's not hard to see. Kudos to TSM for making SSW bleed.
: SHR lost with Freelorianna
Well, they left Jayce open for SSW, and they fucked themselves over in level 1.
PoopHard (NA)
: ssw
They should just troll with Bronzodia, so that we can get Samsung Bronzodia skins.
: SSW team skins confirmed
Do die hard anti-Korean people really think SHRC will win? I know you hate Koreans, but they spend way more time than anyone else to grind this game, that's why they're this good, not that they're born good. From the start of the tournament, SSW is the clear favorite, I already called SSW has 90% chance winning before the series started, and I got fucking downvoted.
: > PawN still destroys Corn, not offense but I don't expect newly recruited challenger players to beat SSW. Nah. Sorry PawN can only play Jayce. Yet to see anything. C9 was a challenger team and well look at what they did? Bans Jayce take Zed PawN loses lane easy,
C9 never played White. SSW > SHRC = TSM = C9, simple as that.
: How do the chinese and korean members of royal club communicate with each other?
Simple English and Chinese, another reason why I don't think Royal will win.
: If SHR bans Jayce.
The krytonite to Faker will not lose to some silly LSPL average mid laners.
: > Their solo laners are newly recruited and they're from LSPL (China's challenger scene). Yes, there're very good challenger scene players, but Cola and Corn are just average players in LSPL, they're not nothing spectacular. Looper and PawN just completely destroyed their solo laners. I mean, Corn lost lane to Jesiz, do you really expect him to beat PawN? PawN fucking solo killed Faker over and over back in Korea. All I have seen from PawN is play easy poke Jayce. I want him to play something else. SHR bans Jayce SSW will lose
PawN still destroys Corn, not offense but I don't expect newly recruited challenger players to beat SSW. PawN has not lost a single lane ever since worlds began, and Bjergsen gave him the hardest match up, he still rekts later on though.
MG Logic (NA)
: lolwat NA fanboy don't suck your own weewee too much there. Constantly I see EU and NA fans say their teams are on equal levels as chinese teams, but please, do you really think tsm didn't make it to the finals because they were unlucky? The one game they took off white was because white cheesed hard, they had absolutely no respect about the possibility that TSM could take 3 wins. Yet OMG took down shield 3-0 and now Royal is fighting ssw. Every year, people say NA can compete with China, and every year, China proves them wrong. Just know when to admit your region is probably behind on the other regions who spend 12-15 hours playing this game.
Yes, SHRC is getting shit on now, at least Dyrus and Bjergsen can hold their lane for a while against Pawn and Looper, Cola and Corn are challenger level. TSM = SHRC, and my favorite NA team isn't even TSM.
Rioter Comments
: for me uzi is better then imp but i dont think the rest of the team can manage to play the ''protect the carry'' strategy against s white we will see if they come up with somethink new otherwise there strategy is just too obvious... still <3 royal club and hope we get some nice starhorn 2014 skins next season
Protect the carry is very bad against SSW. IMO, SSW > TSM = SHRC, but when comes down to fighting SSW, I think TSM has a better chance, because they aren't simply pouring gold into the ADC. SSW's heavy dive comp will destroy ADCs, if SHRC wants to win, they need to diversify the gold pool to all their members, not just give all the gold to the ADC. I think it's logical to say that TSM has the capability to beat of the teams at worlds in a bo5, just not SSW. Hey, they're the only one took a game off SSW after all.
: Community Spotlight: Week 14
Gogoing is the man of his time, shame that him and Uzi are on different teams. If Cool and Gogoing are in Royal instead, their chance of winning worlds would be much higher.
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