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Doublelift weighs in on controversial Rogue vs TSM League of Legends debate

Published: 30/Jul/2019 7:56 Updated: 30/Jul/2019 8:24

by Joe O'Brien

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Team Liquid star Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has weighed in on the controversial ‘Rogue vs TSM’ hypothetical being discussed in the League of Legends community recently.

The nature of League of Legends’ regional structure means that many teams will never actually meet face-to-face. Usually only a few of each region’s top teams will compete internationally, so for the rest there is nothing but speculation and theorycraft as to who would win.

In recent weeks, there has been some debate around the relative strength of North America’s TSM and Europe’s Rogue, after Splyce coach Hadrien ‘Duke’ Forestier suggested on July 17 that Rogue, one of the bottom-ranked teams in the LEC, would beat the legendary organization “8 out of 10 games.”

Naturally, the statement stirred controversy, with both fans on both sides of the argument jumping to defend their team.

During a recent stream, Doublelift was asked to weigh in on the discussion, and his take is that the match-up would be “pretty even”, although he did also state that he isn’t extremely familiar with Rogue’s play.

“TSM vs Rogue, who would win? I think it’s pretty even. Like you can make arguments for either side.”

While Doublelift may not have gone all in on Rogue as some commenters have, it’s hardly a ringing endorsement for either TSM or the league more broadly that he considers one of North America’s most storied teams to be on a par with a squad that doesn’t currently hold a playoff position in the LEC.

Riot GamesDoublelift’s Team Liquid has dominated the LCS this year.

In the weeks since the debate originally began, TSM unfortunately haven’t done much to build confidence in their fans. Though they’ve been even in record with two wins and two losses, the team has looked directionless in defeat and only scraped through in their victories.

With only one week left to play in the LCS regular season, TSM should still be safe for a playoff spot, but many will be hoping for some big improvements come playoffs if they’re to see TSM back in the form that got them within one game of winning the Spring split.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.