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G2 Caps’ dad challenges FPX Doinb to dance-off at Worlds 2019 final

Published: 8/Nov/2019 15:31 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 15:57

by Joe O'Brien


G2 Esports mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther’s dad, Michael Winther, has challenged FunPlus Phoenix mid-laner ‘Doinb’ to a dance-off at the League of Legends World Championship.

G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix are set to clash in the finals of the 2019 World Championship, which is taking place on Sunday November 10 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris.

It seems that another battle could be set to take place, however, as Caps’ dad has challenged his son’s opposite number to a dance-off, after showing off his skills in a short video on Twitter.

Fans of Caps will undoubtedly be familiar with his dad, who makes regular appearances in the crowd while supporting his son at matches, and has become something of a fan-favorite in his own right. The video is a response to a video tweeted by Doinb himself at G2 Esports captain Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic.

Perkz himself had previously announced that he was staying in the room next door to Doinb, and had joked that he might “knock on his door every hour on game day night” to prevent both players from sleeping, leaving a key player from each team tired for the final.

The two teams might be set to face off in what will arguably be the most important match of their careers, but it hasn’t stopped them from keeping things light-hearted on social media, a tone that fans of both G2 and Doinb will be familiar with from their usual personas.

Despite the jokes, however, there’s a huge amount on the line in the Worlds final. No matter who takes it, the winner will leave a permanent mark on League of Legends history.

G2 Esports would not only be the first European team to win the title in the modern era, but also the world first to complete the grand slam – both domestic titles, MSI, and Worlds all in one year. FPX, meanwhile, is looking to win in their international debut, and also establish China as the dominant region with back-to-back Worlds wins for representatives of the LPL.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin


Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.