League of Legends

Faker roasts “Silver” League of Legends players for using Flash on D keybind

Published: 27/Apr/2019 0:14 Updated: 27/Apr/2019 0:49

by Alan Bernal


The League of Legends community has had an ongoing, slightly meme-y, debate about the optimal keybind for the Summoner Spell “Flash,” and the world’s best player has weighed in on the conversation.

Riot Game’s MOBA has had prolific stars come and go through the pro scene, but none have had such a lasting reign as Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok. So when he gives tips about improving in League of Legends, most people tend to listen with open ears.

During a stream, Faker was doing a 1v1 when a viewer donated a question that made the League of Legends pro answer with reserved humor.

Riot GamesFaker has pulled off insane plays or game-defining moments, a lot of which included using Flash at key times.

Faker laughs at your keybinds

During his stream, Faker was doing some 1v1’s and noticed that his opponent had Flash on the D-key, prompting him to believe he had “already won” the duel.

The streamer was confused as to why anyone would choose that keybinding for what he thinks should definitely be on the F-key.

“He has Flash on D,” Faker asked a rhetorical question. “Why do so many Silver players have Flash on D? That Diamond (player) from before had Flash on F. I already won”

(Timestamp at 8:32 and 9:09 for mobile viewers)

Later on the streamer, he was asked if “Flash on D = Silver?” The question is another point in a long series of conversations about the optimal keybind to have Flash on.

Not shying away from the question, Faker gave a hilarious retort to the meme-fueled inquiry, saying: “If you use Flash on D, you’ll be silver. You can’t use Flash on D.”

Riot Games via Master YouTubeFlashing at the right time could be the difference between a stream highlight or a grey screen.

Why is Flash on F important?

Keybindings in League of Legends follow the same rules for keybindings of any other game to ever come out ever: Use what is most comfortable for you.

However, that being said, there has been a long standing conversation about the “best” place to have Flash.

Setting aside multiple factors, such as if a League of Legends player uses 3 or 4 fingers on their abilities, being left or right handed, etc., having Flash on F can be seen as the “best” keybind because that really does make it more readily available.

Whether it’s to make a split second escape or instantly force an engage, binding Flash to F can definitely open up quicker executions.

Whatever the case may be, for those who take Faker’s thoughts on League of Legends as law, the conversation of where the best place to put Flash has effectively ended.

League of Legends

LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 Day 1: Perkz’s debut for Cloud9 goes awry

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 2:52

by Andrew Amos


The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.

  • 100 Thieves, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Dignitas open up LCS Lock In with wins.
  • Perkz’s Cloud9 debut goes awry with 4/7/2 statline on Yone.
  • Golden Guardians vs CLG next at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups

As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.

Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.

The 10 teams will be split into groups of two, with the top four from each group making it to the single-elimination playoffs.

Group A Group B
TSM FlyQuest
100 Thieves Cloud9
CLG Dignitas
Golden Guardians Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid Immortals

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians vs CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 vs FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals vs Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG vs 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid vs 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG vs TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians vs Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm