Tag: TSM

The Power of Champion Select: TSM vs SHRC

If anything is to be learned from the success of Western pros on the Korean ladder, it is that mechanics are not what separate the very best teams in the world from the merely great ones. There is one realm where the best teams…

Do Skilled Teams Hold Regions Back?

Before Cloud9, North America was a bit of an international laughingstock. No North American team has ever made it even to the finals of a World Championship (compare that with 2 EU teams, 1 GPL* team, 2 OGN teams, and 1 LPL team). In…

2014 Championship Group Predictions

The Group Stages are in, and now we know what the competition will look like for the World Championships. In depth matchup considerations will come later, but for now, here’s what I think of the groups. You’ll be interested to see that I’ve deviated…

World Power Rankings

Here are my Power Rankings for Worlds-Bound Teams! They differ slightly from my standard Power Rankings in that matchups matter so much more, and Worlds will be limited to one patch.   Samsung Blue Samsung White Edward Gaming Alliance Najin White Shield Royal Club…

Dyrus (Maokai) vs Zion (Nasus)

Dyrus is all "pls leave I wanna play LoL" but Zion is all "THIS! IS! FARMVILLE!" #LCSBIGPLAYS #LCS @lolesports — Mattias Lehman (@GentlemanGustaf) August 23, 2014 Dyrus is all "Zion pls I rly wanna go play LoL with my team pls" Zion is all…

Power Rankings Update

Updates to Power Rankings:

Pre-Summer Split Power Rankings

Global Samsung Blue I was hesitant to move them up from just a Bo5 head-to-head with Ozone, as I find them more patch reliant than Ozone. But after some lively debate with the LoLEsports crew, I have moved them up (or more specifically, Ozone…

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