Caesíum (EUW)
: It has been 30 days since Riot said they are making a decision on EchoFox slot.
Yeah, "30-Day Application Process" just means any company that wants to submit an application for the spot had until today to do so. Depending on how many they got and how big the companies involved are, it may take a while to properly investigate the finances of each one and whittle it down to the one Riot wants to go with. And considering how close to Worlds we are, much like MLB players are restricted from announcing their free agency around the time of the World Series, Riot would probably not want any news that might distract from the event. So we probably will not hear who the new team is until after Worlds at the earliest.
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: TSM losing makes me want to sing.
Not bad but this would have been an acceptable choice as well: https://youtu.be/IoyvvEWHodk
Barkley (NA)
: You wanna hear a joke?
Now I can't believe ME of all people is saying "To be fair to TSM" since I LOVE every chance to be unfair to them BUT... If the interpersonal problems between Akaadian and Zven were/are as bad as has been hinted at by those in the know, the chances of building synergy between them were between zero and negative five. One of them HAD to go and apparently, for whatever reason, they decided keeping Zven around was more manageable. And, unfortunately, you DO need a certain level of companionship between teammates (even if it's only a grudging mutual respect) because you need to be able to trust them on plays and not argue over shotcalling.
c00face (NA)
: Fnatic vs. G2 - Will probably go down today as the best
Well, so far the first two games have been anti-hype slogs won by the only team as openly toxic to the pro scene as TSM. Can't say I share your enthusiasm for this series.
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Argοnaut (EUW)
: Worlds
As far as EU goes, G2 is the only team to qualify so far, since they finished Spring as Champions and the regular Summer Season in first. This will give them enough points that even if they lose all their play-off games they will still make it in on points. If G2 wins, F'natic is most likely to make it on points but if someone manages to upset the both of them (let's say something absurd like Rogue gets a massive Play-Offs Buff that catapults them to the Championship), then F'natic needs to win one Bo5 in the Gauntlet to qualify while Splyce/Vitality/Shalke would need 2 or 3 depending on where they place.
: Most likely toplaners for an Ultimate skin?
Does Mecha-Zero Sion not count? I mean he gets new sound effects, particle effects, and completely different voice lines. Granted, I've never been clear on where exactly the line on all those factors bumps a skin up to "Ultimate" but this one seems on that level?
Pyrosan (NA)
: ok?
> [{quoted}](name=Pyrosan,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=Hq6RXtOb,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-08-18T23:38:57.468+0000) > > ok? I'm mostly just trying to be silly since so many people keep getting down on the team for picking it over and over again.
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: It felt like a collateral effect if you ask me. Considering the manner in which TSM Academy faltered and fell, it probably led to the management choices being realized as a mistake. So many things happened this week with the TSM camp that not even their legacy status could fix the broken split already produced.
Yeah, SOMETHING big is going on behind the scenes. You don't just bench your two top Junglers like that, or bring in back-ups for another role that you never use, unless there are serious issues with the players. And given how baffled even a lot of people close to the team were after these choices got made, the situation may be a LOT worse than they're letting on. I'll be curious to see what moves they make in the off-season either to get everyone back on the same page... or if we'll be seeing some high profile departures. Maybe even resulting in the unthinkable image of Bjergsen in Immortals or Dignitas colors.
: Congrats TSM
I know I'm the first one to generally look at TSM in the harshest light possible but MAN, is it just me or did it feel like they didn't even want to be there? Like they had mentally checked out before the match even started.
Dynikus (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=FlashNeko,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=4wwzyM3v,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-07-28T00:47:15.462+0000) > > Except, like I said, they didn't use that either! Like, at no point did it show being used on the mini-map. so just to be clear you think it's more likely that riot somehow teleported both living members of tsm to the nexus so that they could win than it is that you just didn't see tahm use his ult? also you didn't say that before, you edited your initial post after I said I that.
> [{quoted}](name=Dynikus,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=4wwzyM3v,comment-id=000000000001,timestamp=2019-07-28T01:02:23.300+0000) > > so just to be clear > you think it's more likely that riot somehow teleported both living members of tsm to the nexus so that they could win than it is that you just didn't see tahm use his ult? > > also you didn't say that before, you edited your initial post after I said I that. I actually edited it right after I posted it, realizing I'd forgotten to add that, and apparently at the same time yours was going through. It was not my intent to seem like I was trying to mislead you and I'm sorry if it came off that way.
: Then watch the analyst desk segment where they **actually showed Smoothie casting the ult to the Nexus**
> [{quoted}](name=GeminiRune,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=4wwzyM3v,comment-id=00010000000000000000,timestamp=2019-07-28T00:57:26.883+0000) > > Then watch the analyst desk segment where they **actually showed Smoothie casting the ult to the Nexus** Meh. Okay, I see it there. Sorry. Still salty but just due to the normal levels of the casters wanking TSM endlessly instead of what I legit thought looked like a fixed game (or at least a really convenient visual bug.) My bad, i guess.
: Do me a favor: 1. Go to Youtube 2. Rewind the cast 3. TRY to look closely at the Tahm Kench ult icon If that doesn't work, please stay salty dude
> [{quoted}](name=GeminiRune,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=4wwzyM3v,comment-id=000100000000,timestamp=2019-07-28T00:53:57.821+0000) > > Do me a favor: > > 1. Go to Youtube > > 2. Rewind the cast > > 3. TRY to look closely at the Tahm Kench ult icon > > If that doesn't work, please stay salty dude 1. I did. 2. Multiple times to be sure. 3. It never showed. So I guess I'm staying salty. *Shrug*
: Only they had a Kench Ult. That is how that works dude. Turn off your hate boner. TSM played to close smart with the only remaining option they had left.
> [{quoted}](name=GeminiRune,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=4wwzyM3v,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-07-28T00:48:09.259+0000) > > Only they had a Kench Ult. That is how that works dude. Turn off your hate boner. TSM played to close smart with the only remaining option they had left. Except it never showed on the map and they conveniently aren't showing replays of it from Pro View or anything, so I'm suspicious.
Dynikus (NA)
: it's called tahm kench ult?
> [{quoted}](name=Dynikus,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=4wwzyM3v,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-07-28T00:46:08.440+0000) > > it's called tahm kench ult? Except, like I said, they didn't use that either! Like, at no point did it show being used on the mini-map.
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: Um my LCS chroma wont be worth if the team isnt there.
I imagine they'll leave the rewards untouched, since all the no-longer-with-us team icons and other such related in-game items are still usable. (Like Chompy's Immortals one, for an ironic example.) I can't see why this would be any different. Think of it as a memorial to the fun memories you had rooting for them through thick and thin that will always be with you even if something else has taken their place in the League.
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: Each LCS team and fan base in a nutshell right now
Liquid: Your Rift Rivals performance makes you a c**t! CLG: Whoa! Liquid! Liquid: What?! They're a cXXt! A cXXty cXXt! Whatcha gonna do about it ya big old cXXt?! Gonna cXXt all over us with your cXXty germs and cXXty cosplay and your... VA-GIIII-NAS?! C9: (*Hair flip*) (*Deep breath*)
: Which game do I need to watch for this mission?
If you're in NA, it seems like only NA and EU main split games count towards these missions. (So stuff like Rift Rivals doesn't count).
: Ye ye, go with your excuses. Here's the reason they won: THEIR ENTIRE TEAM IS UPBUILT ON EU PLAYERS.
Hey, I'm not saying EU wouldn't have won if C9 was at 100% but at the very least the games would have been WAY more competitive and I could see a healthy C9 at least being good enough to take a game off Xpeke's old vanity project. EU's homegrown talent is unquestionably very good and you will hear no argument on that point from me. I'm just saying, for NA's own research purposes moving forward, this tournament has too many tainted samples for it to give reliable data on how we try to improve as a region. ... Aside from the fact that TSM's International Play Debuff hasn't gone away in the time they've been absent from it.
: EU obliterating NA Part 3
EU certainly proved they were better than TSM at least. TL only dropped a single game the whole event and you could make an argument that C9 was only functioning at 40% of their normal ability due to their entire roster getting sick,Sneaky in particular being bugged so hard he had to be disabled for the rest of the tournament, not being able to call in any of their back-up roster, and their Mid having to adapt to ADC on the fly. (And before you mention Perkz, remember that he had an entire off-season to adjust to his new role.) So while EU certainly looks strong, the read on NA's relative strength is more inconclusive than it would seem on the surface.
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Męiko (NA)
: LCS TEAM REWARDS NOT WORKING!
I have both the LCS and LEC pass and, weirdly enough, the C9 missions registered just fine but the Misfits game did not. Not sure what the difference was.
: Two Franchises Returning
Reading that article... yeesh. All that money the Immortals organization is hemorrhaging on bad business decisions and they still find a way to backdoor their way into an organization that didn't want them because said organization saw the writing on the wall. Pity about Clutch too, as they managed to make a name for themselves off the back of one big upset and just had this plucky feel in general that I wish more teams had.
: Changes for the sake of change...not a good enough reason?
I like Morgana but I do prefer her wearing something that looks like actual clothes now instead of that weird Skirini (Skirt + Bikini) combo she had before. That said, I wouldn't mind a Pool Party Morgana skin that was a reference to her old look with her in a bikini and a big towel wrapped around her waist.
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: Guess that it's veterans that take down the rookies.
To be fair "Doublelift plays better with a strong defensive support willing to go just as ham as he does" has been known about the guy for years, so it's not like he's suddenly been exposed or anything like that.
: TSM back in form?
It's because, despite what they promise each year, TSM plays to keep their stranglehold on NA and not for international success. Their entire philosophy is centered around holding NA down by exploiting its specific meta but that leaves them with little or no ability to adapt to different styles. It's no coincidence that, when TSM is not at an international event, NA tends to over perform expectations, as other teams are more able to adapt. Or why, for many regions that are not Korea, the second or third seeds tend to do better in general. G2 over in EU had this problem their first few splits, but they seem to have corrected this while TSM just seems content to double down on the strat.
: Meh. I am a TSM fan. But if TL wins all of this then props to them. TSM just doing what they need to win.
> [{quoted}](name=WhyEvenBotherFR,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=xeFENNHT,comment-id=0000000000000000,timestamp=2019-04-13T21:20:49.258+0000) > > Meh. I am a TSM fan. But if TL wins all of this then props to them. TSM just doing what they need to win. Yeah, but I have issue with TSM and how they champion toxic behavior as one of the chief selling points of their brands so to see that kind of behavior succeed is just disheartening.
: What? BB getting a quad? I was going insane over that. I wanted him to have the penta but props to him for realizing that game 1 win is more important than a penta.
> [{quoted}](name=WhyEvenBotherFR,realm=NA,application-id=9hBQwnEU,discussion-id=xeFENNHT,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-04-13T21:10:42.998+0000) > > What? BB getting a quad? I was going insane over that. I wanted him to have the penta but props to him for realizing that game 1 win is more important than a penta. Well, TSM winning at all tends to ruin the ability to enjoy a match. It makes it all feel so... pointless.
: No matter your fan allegiance
Pity about the terrible ending that ruined the whole thing though.
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Falrein (EUW)
: If you could meet your favourite champions once...
{{champion:25}} "I'm scared of facing the pain I may have caused, on purpose or not... but somehow I'd rather do that than see you have to suffer alone." (NOTE: This is presuming this hypothetical chance is in a context where I wouldn't be an eternally tongue-tied, hapless nerd.)
STEG0 (NA)
: Is Tom Brady the Faker of Football
If there's a pro player who sabotages other player's mouses/keyboards or secretly manages to program his own with macros to get an unfair advantage, that would be the one to compare Tom Brady to. Don't insult Faker like that. {{sticker:sg-ahri-1}}
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: i know rekkles can be cocky... but bwipo and caps are toxic? i didnt know that.
: UoL Gone, FNC potential world champs... is there any reason to watch EU LCS anymore?
Yeah. Sheepy [dropped the news](https://youtu.be/j-uJPgp6sTU) earlier today.
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