Wednesday, December 30, 2015

G2 Esports fills out roster with Emperor, Trick

G2 Esports has announced their roster for the 2016 European LCS Spring Split.

The team has recently lost Jesiz  and SmittyJ to Team Dignitas, and has replaced then with Emperor and Trick. Additionally, with the signing of Trick as their new jungler, G2 has moved Kikis to the top lane. Red flags all over the place here first why would you move Kikis to top lane? A underwhelming jungler wont make a super star top lane thats for sure. Second I always get chills thinking about TDK players after the end of the summer split and maybe Emperor will shake that stink off,but for now its still on. 

Emperor is coming to G2 from Team Dragon Knights, though due to visa issues, he only played nine games for TDK during the summer split. A team that got auto-relegated at the end of summer winning a whooping one game the whole split. I hope he can perform better this year and not have visa issues again!!

G2 Esports full roster is as follows:
  • Mateusz "Kikis" Szkudlarek
  • Kim "Trick" Kang Yoon
  • Luka "PerkZ" Perkovic
  • Kim "Emperor" Jin-hyun
  • Glenn "Hybrid" Doornenbal

Incredible Miracle sign Flame, Cpt Jack

Incredible Miracle complete their Spring 2016 roster with Lee "Flame" Ho-jong and Kang "Cpt Jack" Hyung-woo. The org reported on facebook

Flame is coming to IM after spending a year in China with LGD Gaming. Before that he played for Azubu Blaze, which later became CJ Entus Blaze. While he was with LGD, the team placed first in the 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs and second in the 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs. Flame himself is best known for the "Flame Horizon," the ability at his peak to consistently outfarm his lane opponent by 100 CS complete and total domination by far a great player.
Flame announced his departure from LGD Gaming and his search for a new team early this month. Arguably the best top lane carry in the world Flame was a great pick up for IM.

Cpt Jack previously played for the Jin Air Green Wings, he finished the 2015 LCK summer season in sixth place. Cpt Jack did not play in any of Jin Air's Regional Finals games, nor did he play for Jin Air at the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup. He finished the summer season with a 5.14 average KDA, mostly playing Sivir. Mostly a clean up ADC not gonna be the star player like flame but should be able to hold his own and help his team. The team completes their roster with these pick ups and look to compete in the LCK spring split.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

TSM 2016 roster

The new TSM 2016 roster has been confirmed with the addition of yellowstar.  The team's full roster is as follows
Top Hauntzer
Jungler Svenskeren
Mid Bjergsen
Adc Doublelift
Support YellOwStaR
With this roster the team looks more than ready to be a strong contender for the LCS. This is the year of the import in NA and will determine the regional strength of NA.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New immortals line up

Remember immortals and how everyone was speculating who would be on it? Well ask no longer for the line up is confirmed today.
Top: Heo "Huni" Seunghoon

Jungle: Kim "Reignover" Yeujin

Mid: Eugene "Pobelter" Park

ADC: Jason "WildTurtle" Tran

Support: Adrian "Adrian" Ma

According to Thescore e sports this is the new immortals line up. This year is gonna be very competitive i can't wait.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The new NA LCS powerhouse

I know what your thinking and no its not TSM. While TSM seems pretty stacked I don't think they will top LCS next spring. The team that will is a little team called NRG or energy gaming. Why you may ask? Well here's why NRG will dominate the 2016 landscape.

Top: Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong
Former world champion impact joins the team. A dominant top lane powerhouse that can adjust to any meta. He plays carries and tanks and offers a super threat in the top lane.
Jungle: Galen “Moon” Holgate
While I don't know much about moon however he is the previous team imagine jungle and should be a solid pick for the team.

Mid: Lee “GBM” Chang-seok
Former jinair mid GBM is arguably a super star. Now some my say he's just some middle row mid laner but you have to remember this is in a region leagues better than NA. Middle row is super in NA and with impact at top their synergy should be great. This will make or break the team.

AD Carry: Johnny “Altec” Ru
Former gravity adc altec should offer a consistent performance like he did on gravity. He might not be much but as long as he does its job then the teamade a great adc pick.
Support: Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon
Rookie support player not much here but there's potential so well have to see how this works.
So get ready for NRG to be a great power in the NA LCS 2016 spring.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Yellowstar leaves FNATIC

A legend is leaving Fnatic, as Bora "YellOwStaR" Kim has left the roster, the organization announced this morning.
The announcement is as follows
"On behalf of everyone in Fnatic, I would like to begin by thanking and congratulating Bora for his phenomenal performance and achievements over these past three years," "When we understood that YellOwStaR had sincere interest in pursuing a new journey and chapter of his already successful career, we did everything in our power to provide him with an offer and path within our organisation that would make him reconsider. However, we soon realized what we probably already knew: that someone as determined and curious like Bora thrives from trying new things - the very same traits that made him to the player and person he is today."
YellOwStaR gave his own take expressing a desire to play in the NA Lcs giving support to the yellowstar TSM theory.
And with that FNC has lost 3 players Hunni reignover and now yellowstar. This is a grave blow to the team and opens the gates to a OG dominant EU LCS.

Easyhoon signs with vici gaming

Former SK Telecom T1 mid laner Lee "Easyhoon" Jihoon has signed with Vici Gaming. After a Threeway bid war vici gaming signed easyhoon with a with a 850k salary. This in the wake of marin and Toms departure leads to some shaky foundations for skt1 as a team. Without their star top and mid lane sup easyhoon how will skt1 shape up this spring?  Time will tell.