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Biofrost explains why leaving TSM in 2017 was the best thing he’s done

Published: 21/Nov/2019 4:49 Updated: 2/Nov/2020 10:36

by Isaac McIntyre

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Returning Team SoloMid superstar Vincent ‘Biofrost’ Wang has revealed that leaving the NA organization where he won three back-to-back championships may have been the best thing he’s done in his League of Legends career.

Canadian support Biofrost was a relative unknown when he was first announced as TSM’s replacement for outgoing veteran Bora ‘YellOwStaR’ Kim, who had struggled to click with bot laner Yilliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng in LCS 2016 Spring.

TSM had finished second behind arch-rivals Counter Logic Gaming that season, just months after poaching Doublelift for the new star-studded roster they had built around Soren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg, and the org was looking for a change.

As it turned out, the young 19-year-old they plucked from relative obscurity on Dream Team would be the key to TSM’s return to the North American throne.

The roster, which was rounded out with European jungler Dennis ‘Svenskeren’ Johnsen and enigmatic top laner Kevin ‘Hauntzer’ Yarnell, forged a dynasty with three consecutive first-place finishes, and three championship titles.

Riot GamesBiofrost forged an LCS dynasty with Bjergsen and Doublelift in 2016 and 2017.

For many, the 2016 and 2017 iterations of TSM was one of the strongest rosters the LCS had ever seen, both on Summoner’s Rift, and in popularity through media, the long-standing TSM: Legends series, and regular all-access content.

After two consecutive 9th-12th place finishes at the World Championship, which franchise owner Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh had made the NA team’s main aim, however, Biofrost, Svenskeren, and Doublelift were released from the roster.

According to Biofrost, who soon found a new home with CLG at the start of LCS franchising, the roster change was the best thing that could have happened to him in his competitive League of Legends career.

“When you change teams, you gain a lot of perspective, and when I was first on TSM I came in as a rookie with four veterans, and it was hard to establish myself,” the now-rusted on star, who made his 200th LCS appearance last split, explained.

Riot GamesBiofrost says he had to find himself away from TSM before he could return.

After winning everything with a pantheon of superstars, Biofrost said that he needed time to be a leader on his own team, and step out of the limelight of global megastars like Doublelift and Bjergsen, before he could really find himself.

“When I left, I was able to play with different players, gain new perspectives, and really search for what I want to do as a player. It was very helpful, as a person I feel like I also have grown. I don’t know if it was just age, but I feel like a more well-rounded person now.”

Now, the 23-year-old is stepping back into the darkened grey and white of the Los Angeles organization, two years after originally being shown the door.

“Well, I’m back on TSM now,” he said. “It’s been two years since I left, and it just feels really strange that I’m back. I do feel a lot older now, too, and it feels kind of fitting that I’ve come back to TSM. I did really want to come back.”

Riot GamesBiofrost has spent the past two years leading CLG post-franchising.

There are a few concerns that the support star has, however. He’s worried that he may not be able to reach the same heights that he did in the three-time championship roster he first made his name. And he’s worried about the fans.

“To the hardcore TSM fans, hopefully, you’re keen to welcome me back,” he said, acknowledging that not every transfer between longstanding LCS rivals TSM and CLG has been welcomed with open arms in the past.

“I know I had a lot of good memories with TSM, and hopefully, I’ll make many more.”

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Biofrost is reportedly set to be joined in the bot lane by Worlds quarterfinalist Kasper ‘Kobbe’ Kobberup, who is set to leave Splyce after a four-year tenure representing the Vipers in the European Championship.

TSM’s major bot lane shift isn’t the only changes the LCS will see ahead of 2020 either, with Jesper ‘Zven’ Svenningsen reportedly taking Zachary ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi’s place in Cloud9’s duo lane, while Tristan ‘Zeyzal’ Stidam heads to Evil Geniuses.

The former C9 support will be joined in a new fledgling superteam by MVP jungler Svenskeren, and former SKT world champion Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik.

Keep track of all of League of Legends’ ongoing news and transfers in the Championship Series with Dexerto’s dedicated offseason roster tracker.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: RNG and Victory Five emerge victorious

Published: 25/Feb/2021 13:29 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 13:30

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 17 Chinese teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs, so here’s everything you need to know, from streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.


  • Victory Five take down OMG 2 – 0.
  • RNG sweep Rogue Warriors aside 2 – 0.
  • RNG leapfrog FPX to take second place.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below is how each team places in the current standings, with EDward Gaming yet to drop a series.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 EDward Gaming 8-0 16-2
2 Royal Never Give Up 7-1 15-5
3 FunPlus Phoenix 7-2 15-4
4 Team WE 7-3 14-8
5 JD Gaming 5-3 10-6
6 Rare Atom 5-3 10-7
7 Top Esports 4-3 9-6
8 Invictus Gaming 4-4 10-8
9 Victory Five 4-4 10-11
10 LNG Esports 4-4 8-10
11 Bilibili Gaming 4-5 11-2
12 Suning 3-5 7-10
13 ThunderTalk Gaming 2-6 6-13
14 LGD Gaming 1-5 3-10
15 eStar Gaming 2-7 7-15
16 Oh My God 1-7 4-15
17 Rogue Warriors 1-8 2-17

LPL Spring Split 2021: Schedule & results

Below are the schedule & results for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the previous week’s results. We’ll update this section as we get further along into the tournament.

Week 6 schedule (February 22 – February 28)

Date Match PST EST GMT
February 22 Suning 0 – 2 JD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 0 – 2 Team WE 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 23 Bilibili Gaming 0 – 2 EDward Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 LNG Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 24 ThunderTalk Gaming 1 – 2 Rare Atom 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE 2 – 0 eStar Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 25 Oh My God 0 – 2 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 0 – 2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 26 JD Gaming vs ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus Gaming vs EDward Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 27 LGD Gamings vs Rogue Warriors 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
eStar Gaming vs Top Esports 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up vs FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 28 Victory 5 vs LNG Esports 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
Rare Atom vs Oh My God 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning vs Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 5 results (February 1 – February 7)

Date Match PST EST GMT
February 1 Suning 2 – 0 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 2 Rare Atom 2 – 0 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Victory 5 0 – 2 EDward Gaming 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 3 eStar Gaming 1 – 2 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
JD Gaming 2- 0 Rogue Warriors 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 4 Invictus Gaming 2 – 0 Oh My God 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2 – 0 LNG Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 5 LGD Gaming 2 – 0 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2 – 0 Suning 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 6 Bilibili Gaming 1-2 Oh My God 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
JD Gaming 2-0 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 Top Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
February 7 LNG Esports 0-2 Rare Atom 11:00 PM 2:00 AM 7:00 AM
Victory 5 2-1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus Gaming 1-2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Bilibili Gaming Biubiu Meteor Zeka Aiming Mark
Edward Gaming Flandre Jiejie Scout Viper Meiko
eStar Gaming zs H4cker irma rat ShiauC
FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri Tian Doinb Lwx Crisp
Invictus Gaming TheShy XUN Rookie Wink Baolan
JD Gaming Zoom Kanavi Xiye, Yagao LokeN LvMao
LGD Gaming Cult Flora, Kui Uniboy Garvey, Kramer Peace
LNG Esports M1kuya Tarzan icon Light Iwandy
Oh My God New Aki Wuming Eric COLD
Rare Atom Cube Aix FoFo iBoy Hang
Rogue Warriors Ziv Haro Forge kelin, Michi QiuQiu
Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu Wei Cryin GALA Ming
Suning Bin SofM Angel huanfeng ON
Team WE Breathe beishang Shanks Jiumeng Missing
Top Esports 369 Karsa knight JackeyLove Zhuo
ThunderTalk Gaming Chelizi bless Captain SamD Teeen
Victory Five LANGX Weiwei Mole y4 ppgod