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C9 vs. CLG: LCS Playoffs Round 1 Recap
C9 vs. CLG: LCS Playoffs Round 1 Recap
Cloud9 won 3-1 against Counter Logic Gaming on March 24, the second match day of Round 1 of the 2023 League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Spring Playoffs at Riot Games Arena in Santa Monica, Calif., United States. Cloud9 vs. Counter Logic Gaming Game 1: C9 wins Cloud9 took Game 1 against Counter Logic Gaming with a 38:23 win in which they trailed 16-13 in kills. C9 mid laner Jang “EMENES” Min-soo controlled the game on his 4/2/4 Yone, and<span class="read-more">more</span>
James Domizio
Time for a Change: LS joins FlyQuest’s talent lineup as Content Creator
On March 23rd, FlyQuest announced a new addition to their talent lineup, popular League of Legends personality Nick “LS” De Cesare. “LS” will be joining FlyQuest under the title of Content Creator. After alleged months of deliberations, FlyQuest and LS finally released a video confirming the popular personality’s addition to their ‘green’ roster. In the video, “LS” spoke especially on his choice and reasonings for joining FlyQuest, including his personal motivations as well. He also assured that his new signing<span class="read-more">more</span>
Foo Zen-Wen
FLY vs. 100: LCS Playoffs Round 1 recap
FlyQuest won 3-0 against 100 Thieves on March 23, the first match day of Round 1 of the 2023 League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Spring Playoffs at Riot Games Arena in Santa Monica, Calif., United States. FLY advanced to play against the winner of tomorrow's Winner's Bracket match (Cloud9 vs. Counter Logic Gaming), while 100T falls to the Loser's Bracket, where they'll face Golden Guardians on March 25. FlyQuest vs. 100 Thieves Game 1: FLY wins FlyQuest won 15-3 against<span class="read-more">more</span>
James Domizio
Rookie Down: Excel Vetheo to step down from starting lineup following mental health concerns
Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié of Excel Esports has announced his step down from the active roster due to mental health concerns. The starting midlaner has enjoyed a rising stardom since his explosion onto the LEC in late 2020 on Misfits Gaming. Replacing him will be veteran midlaner Felix “Abbedagge” Braun, who last played for 100 Thieves before returning to EMEA and Excel as a substitute at the start of 2023.   Troubled Mind Excel Esports has confirmed that “Vetheo” has stepped<span class="read-more">more</span>
Foo Zen-Wen
RNG On Edge: LPL Week 10 First-Half Recap
We are halfway through the final week of the LPL Spring Split and we have a much clearer view of how the playoff bracket will unfold. Multiple teams qualified throughout the first few days including Top Esports, Oh My God, and ThunderTalk Gaming. Let’s dive into the two most impactful matches of the last few days.       NINJAS IN PYJAMAS vs. ROYAL NEVER GIVE UP (2-0) As you can see, I did not mention RNG in the opening<span class="read-more">more</span>
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DK vs. HLE: LCK Playoffs Round 1 recap
Hanwha Life Esports won 3-1 against Dplus KIA on March 23, the second match day of Round 1 of the 2023 League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Spring Playoffs at LOL Park in Seoul, South Korea. T1 elected to face kt Rolster in Round 2 on March 24, leaving HLE to play against Gen.G on March 25. Hanwha Life Esports vs. Dplus KIA Game 1: HLE wins Hanwha Life Esports took Game 1 against Dplus KIA with a 17-5 victory in<span class="read-more">more</span>
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What is League of Legends?

Currently, League of Legends (often referred to as LoL) is one of the most popular eSports in the world, with a life span of over 12 years. League of Legends has been the most played game internationally since 2012. Riot Games has dominated the online gaming scene for over five years. If you're an avid gamer, then you have most definitely heard of LoL at some point. League of Legends is a highly complex game with a long learning process, but with knowledge comes power.

How does it work?

Each map in League of Legends is split into three lanes. These are walkways that lead to each team's Nexus. They are designed to funnel players towards one another and towards enemies, turrets dotting each lane. Turrets are large structures that will attack an enemy if they come too close. Each team will have their own strategy when it comes to which lanes they focus on and the tactics they use to push forward.

How do you play League of Legends?

In League of Legends, teams begin on opposite corners of the map, and the winning team at the end of the match will have destroyed the other team's Nexus. In order to do this, they must destroy the other team's players as well as AI-controlled enemies, known as "minions", populating the map.

League of Legends Champion Categories

League of Legends has six categories for champions:

  • Assassins - Move quickly and cause high amounts of damage to one target. Assassins are best used for quick battles and finding safety quickly.
  • Fighters/Bruisers - These champions can cause and endure a lot of damage. Fighters perform well in extended battles.
  • Mages - Best utilized in distance scenarios. If mages are protected, they can deal considerable damage without being vulnerable to attacks.
  • Marksmen - Similar to mages, marksmen are best used when damage is produced at a distance.
  • Support - The primary role of support characters is to accelerate their teammate's strengths and specialities.
  • Tank - Like fighters, it is best if tanks are implemented as a “damage sponge.”

History of League of Legends

The concept for League of Legends was conceived at an event called the DotA All-Stars LAN in 2005, a meeting of the original developer of the Warcraft 3 mod Defence of the Ancients (DOTA), or DOTA, which was created by Steve 'Guinsoo' Feak and the mods administrator of support base Steve 'Pendragon'.

League of Legends started as an idea rather than as a finished product. The game that existed a year before its release was not of the best quality.

What are the system requirements for LoL?

League of Legends is the reigning MOBA king. There are more champions in this game than you could hope to become an expert with in a single lifetime. It's free, too. Thanks to Riot Games and one of the best gaming communities around. You can easily find your own champion skin. If your PC has at least a 2 GHz processor, it'll pass the minimum requirements for CPU

Here are the League of Legends System Requirements (Minimum)

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530 / AMD A6-3650
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: Windows 7
  • VIDEO CARD: NVidia GeForce 9600GT / AMD Radeon HD 6570 / Intel HD 4600 Integrated Graphics (DirectX 10)

League of Legends Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3300 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • VIDEO CARD: NVidia GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 6950 / Intel UHD 630 Integrated Graphics (DirectX 11)

Is League of Legends Cross-Platform?

Initially released on only two platforms, League of Legends is now available for mobile phones and PC via ARAM mode, which is also very interesting. You'll find champions like Xerath and more in the list.

League of Legends: Wild Rift is a pretty big deal, and is set to come out on consoles soon. It'll add even more to the list of platforms where the game is playable, and it may have just added a new one to the top.

Naturally, when a game is on so many different platforms, it's only natural that gamers want to know if it has cross-play or not. After all, no one in 2022 wants to buy different hardware just to play a game with their friends, as they should be able to play it regardless of their platform as long as everyone has the same version.

In total, there are three types of cross functionalities to be found in modern-day video games. The first and most important one is cross-platform multiplayer, which means that gamers should be able to play online with their friends irrespective of what platform they're on.

For example, someone on an Xbox One should be able to play the game with their friends on a PlayStation 4 or PC as long as they're on the same version of the game.

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