Category: LoL

LCS and LEC League of Legends power rankings through Week 2

LCS and LEC League of Legends power rankings through Week 2

The 2020 League of Legends season is underway — mostly. League Champions Korea begins play this week, the League European Championship and League Championship Series have played two weeks already, and while China’s League of Legends Pro League was scheduled to come back...

Dignitas is quieting doubts about its roster one win at a time

Dignitas is quieting doubts about its roster one win at a time

Feb 3, 2020 Emily RandESPN Dignitas took center stage this past League of Legends Championship Series offseason for some less-than-complimentary reasons, and the narratives surrounding their 2020 lineup were almost all disparaging. The contract for top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon was too high...

The most notable debuts in esports history

The most notable debuts in esports history

New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson made his much-anticipated professional debut on Wednesday night, finishing with 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists. The highlight of Williamson’s debut came in the fourth quarter, when the 19-year-old made four consecutive 3-pointers...

The pressures of the LCS can take huge tolls on its players

The pressures of the LCS can take huge tolls on its players

The first time I covered the League of Legends Championship Series, I almost didn’t make it to the arena. It was early January 2016, a few weeks after I was hired by ESPN to cover esports full-time. Although I had been writing about...