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Broxah finally set for Team Liquid debut after LCS visa issue saga

Published: 7/Feb/2020 0:53

by Isaac McIntyre


Team Liquid’s offseason recruit Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen is finally set to make his long-awaited LCS debut, the jungler has confirmed, after the Dane’s visa saga came to an end earlier this week.

After struggling to make a splash in international waters, Team Liquid turned their focus to tweaking their championship League of Legends roster. The NA powerhouse turned to the LEC, scooping up Fnatic’s Worlds finalist jungler.

Broxah’s hop across the Atlantic hit a snag almost immediately. Due to the way P-1A athlete visas work, he found himself caught in a loggerhead, and was forced to watch from Denmark as TL began their campaign with Shern ‘Shernfire’ Tai.

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Broxah was forced to watch from Denmark as Liquid clocked up a 2–2 record in the opening weeks of the LCS.

As the third week of play approaches, however, Broxah and Liquid were both handed a hefty helping of good news: the Danish star’s visa had been approved.

“I’m going to have a hard time to stop smiling while telling you this, because my visa got approved,” Broxah announced on Twitter on February 6. The newest LCS recruit admitted he couldn’t contain his excitement at the saga finally ending.

“I couldn’t be any happier about this, and it’s such a relief that I finally have my visa and can soon travel to Los Angeles to join up with my team, to get to participate and play some games in the LCS. I’m just really excited, and happy.

“I haven’t been able to travel while the visa delays were happening. Luckily enough, we’re on the other side of it. Thanks to all of you who have been supporting me and cheering for me in this past month. I can’t wait… I can’t wait!”

Broxah’s arrival comes after four games have already been played in the 2020 Spring Split, including against early pacesetters Cloud9 (4–0) and Dignitas (3–1). Liquid suffered close defeats at the hands of both.

Where the NA champions did collect their victories were against Team SoloMid in the debut Monday night LCS fixtures, and against this split’s surprise package FlyQuest, who have won three of their opening four matches.

While Shernfire was far from useless in Broxah’s absence, many are predicting the Danish star to warp TL’s mid-jungle synergy, and the rest of the map — in a positive way — once he finally settles into North American life.

Last season, Broxah shone for a Fnatic outfit struggling to keep pace with the unstoppable G2 Esports in the LEC. Early on he was included in conversations for MVP, though the award eventually went to Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski.

Liquid fans will be hoping their newest import signing can bring that same flair to NA with some of his favorite picks like Lee Sin and Elise, which he was undefeated on in Summer, and both of which shine in the current gank-heavy meta.

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Liquid fans will have to wait one more week to see their new Danish star in action on the Rift.

Unfortunately, it looks like they may have one more weekend of waiting to do before they get to see their new star in action, after the org’s co-owner Steve Arhancet revealed the visa process would still take a few days.

Shernfire is expected to play two more games for the champions, starting with their Saturday meeting with 100 Thieves (2–2). The Australian star is also expected to take to the Rift in the Monday Night League matchup against Golden Guardians.

Then, on Saturday, February 15, the wait should finally be over. The Great Dane is expected to make his Championship Series debut against Immortals first-up in Week 4. He will also meet Counter Logic Gaming in his first round.

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LCK 2021 Spring Split: Intense series see wins for Hanwha Life and DRX

Published: 22/Jan/2021 15:35 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 15:37

by Lauren Bergin


League of Legends’ LCK 2021 Spring Split is underway! Ten Korean teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs. Here’s the stream, schedule & standings to keep you in the loop!

  • Hanwha Life defeat KT Rolser 2-1.
  • After an intense series DRX defeat Liiv SANDBOX 2-1.
  • Gen.G still undefeated.

As the region currently holding the Summoner’s Cup, the LCK is brimming with talent in 2021. Throughout the course of the ten-week season (January 13 – March 28), teams will be battling for their place in the Spring Playoffs on March 31.

Over $3.6 million is up for grabs in 2021’s Spring Split, as reigning world champs DAMWON Kia look to stamp authority on their region. Here’s everything you need to stay up-to-date.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LCK streams live on its official Twitch channel, as well as on Missed some of the action? Catch-up on both platforms within 24 hours of the game’s conclusion.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule.

Week 1 results (January 13 – January 17)

Date Match  PT ET GMT 
January 13 Gen.G 2 – 0 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
T1 2 – 1 Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 14 Nongshim RedForce 2 – 1 Liiv SANDBOX 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2 – 1 Afreeca Freecs 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 15 Fredit BRION 0 – 2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 2 – 1 T1 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 16 Liiv SANDBOX 0-2 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 DRX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 17 Nongshim RedForce 0-2 DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Afreeca Freecs 2-0 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 2 schedule (January 20 – January 24)

Date Match PT ET GMT
January 20 Liiv SANDBOX 2-0 Afreeca Freecs 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 21 T1 1-2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 0-2 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 22 KT Rolster 1-2 Hanwha Life Esports 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Liiv SANDBOX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 23 Afreeca Freecs vs DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Fredit BRION vs Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 24 KT Rolster vs T1 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Gen.G vs Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, as Gen.G Esports lead the pack with a flawless record.

Placements Team Series  Games
1 Gen.G Esports 3-0 6-1
2 DRX 3-1 7-5
3 Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 5-4
4 DWN Kia 2-1 4-3
5 T1 1-2 4-5
6 Afreeca Freecs 1-2 3-4
7 KT Rolster 1-2 3-4
8 Nongshim RedForce 1-2 3-5
9 Fredit BRION 1-2 2-4
10 Liiv SANDBOX 1-3 4-6

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Afreeca Freecs Kiin Dread Fly Bang Lehends
DWG Kia Khan Canyon ShowMaker Ghost BeryL
DRX Kingen Pyosik SOLKA Bao Becca
Fredit BRION Hoya UmTi Lava Hena Delight
Gen.G Rascal Clid Bdd Ruler Life
Hanwha Life Esports Morgan Arthur Chovy Deft Vsta
KT Rolster Doran Bonnie Ucal HyBriD Zzus
Liiv SANDBOX Summit Croco FATE Route Effort
Nongshim RedForce Rich Peanut Bay deokdam Kellin
T1 Canna Ellim Faker, Clozer Gumayusi Keria