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Emotional photos show Sjokz’s heartbreak after G2’s Worlds 2019 defeat

Published: 12/Nov/2019 15:47 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 16:01

by Andy Williams

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Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere has long been at the heart of European League of Legends, and one photographer has aptly captured her passion for the game both on and off the stage.

After FunPlus Phoenix’s blowout Grand Final victory saw the Chinese–Korean collective take home yet another World Championship back to the East, many were left wondering when European LoL would gain the credit it deserves. 

G2 Esports were flying the LEC banner high at Worlds 2019, as they showcased just how far European LoL has evolved throughout the course of the season. 

LoL Esports.G2 were dominant throughout Worlds 2019.

Being an integral part of the European League of Legends scene, Sjokz stayed true to her EU roots and backed G2 Esports until the death throughout the course of Worlds 2019. 

However, in the immediate face of defeat, the Belgian had to place her feelings to one side and remain calm and collected when talking with G2’s CEO, Carlos ‘Ocelote’ Rodríguez, in a stirring post-match interview.

Captured by lead LPL photographer, Yicun Liu, their tweet captioned “She left the sunshine to us and left the tears to the background,” highlighted how Sjokz expressed her emotions backstage. 

As expected, the LoL community responded in droves to appreciate Liu’s ability to encapsulate Sjokz raw reaction to G2’s exit from Worlds 2019. 

The journalist turned host is no stranger to the intense environment that Worlds presents, having worked at each event since joining the team back in 2013. 

Sjokz’s active involvement in the European scene, alongside her charming persona both on and off the stage, has led to her becoming a fan-favorite and a staple in the global LoL esports community.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: Victory Five leapfrog Suning and FPX

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:12 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 16:15

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 10 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.


  • Team WE and LNG still on top
  • Oh My God slip to the bottom of the list.
  • Once dominant Suning and FunPlusPhoenix sitting middle of the pack.

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 Spring Split 2021: Results & schedule

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

Week 2 results (January 11 – January 17)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 11 Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
ThunderTalk Gaming 0 – 2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 12 Oh My God 0 – 2 FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 2 – 1 Top Esports 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 13 Team WE 2 – 1 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 14 JD Gaming 2 – 0 Bilibili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up 2 – 1 Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 15 Rogue Warriors 0 – 2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 16 Victory 5 2-1 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-1 FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 17 LNG Esports 2-1 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE 2-1 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

Week 3 schedule (January 18 – January 24)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 18 Oh My God 1-2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming 1-2 Victory Five 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 19 Rogue Warriros vs FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs LGD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 20 Invictus Gaming v eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning vs Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 21 ThunderTalk Gaming vs Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oh My God vs Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 22 Rare Atom vs BiliBili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs JD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 23 Top Esports vs LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix vs Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 24 Rogue Warriors vs Victory Five 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports vs Team WE 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, with Royal Never Give Up and Team WE leading the way, only having lost a match each.

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

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