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LoL: Huni reveals how he’s going to claim revenge against Fnatic and SKT

Published: 10/Oct/2019 5:35 Updated: 10/Oct/2019 6:17

by Isaac McIntyre


Clutch Gaming superstar Heo ‘Huni’ Seung-hoon has revealed how his team can escape the 2019 World Championship ‘group of death,’ after the LCS third-seed team qualified into the pool alongside his former orgs Fnatic and SK Telecom T1.

The North American roster is currently undergoing a transformation between the Play-In stage, which finished with them crushing Royal Youth 3-0, and the group stage. After being the ‘big dogs’ among wildcard squads, Clutch has now dropped back to the bottom rung again.

According to Huni, who has previously played for Fnatic and SKT and collected three regional titles and a victory at MSI between the two, the LCS underdogs are now facing a challenge in the “hardest group in history.” The enigmatic Korean top laner couldn’t be more thrilled.

Riot GamesThe Korean star is quietly confident the wild meta could work in Clutch’s favor.

“It’s going to be super fun to play against Rekkles and Faker because they’re my former teammates,” he told Riot interviewer Laure Valée following the series win. “I’m especially looking forward to getting my revenge against Khan, because last time I played him, I lost.”

Despite the weight of returning to face two of his old organizations potentially weighing heavily on his mind, Huni kept the same upbeat attitude that has garnered him thousands of fans around the world: “No matter how the results turn out, it’s going to be fun. We were confident in ourselves, I think we’ve definitely gotten better compared to last week.”

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Although the next stage of the competition could be very tricky for Clutch — the Dignitas-owned team has found themselves with Europe and China’s second seeds, and Korea’s champs — Huni has faith the “crazy” meta will allow him to claim his revenge.

“I think it’s possible for us to succeed in this tournament because there will be a lot of big upsets, underdogs are going to win… because it’s all so unpredictable,” he explained. 

“I played top Ezreal, and no one expected it. Other people have played Heimdinger and Fiddlesticks. I think everything is just really unpredictable. There’ll be better teams no matter what, but… I didn’t expect the meta was going to be this crazy.”

Riot GamesHuni is preparing to face former teammate Faker, with whom he won the LCK and MSI.

Because his team is so clearly the least favorite to escape the stacked ‘group of death,’ there’s little to no expectations on the roster’s shoulders, Huni explained after the conclusion of the Play-In Stage. They have everything to gain, and nothing to lose, he said.

“I think as everyone knows, this group, Group C, is the toughest group ever in history, but it’s going to be fun,” Huni told The Shotcaller as Clutch began preparations for the group stage.

“These three teams (Fnatic, SKT, and Chinese powerhouse Royal Never Give Up) could all beat anyone and win the championship. They’re damn good teams, and there are so many good players. No one is expecting anything (from Clutch). I don’t think we’re going to have a good time there … but even if we lose, we lose, and if we win then it’s a lot.”

Riot GamesHuni believes Clutch Gaming’s underdog status may play in their favor in Group C.

The CG star also added one parting barb for his home region ahead of the group stage battle: “Right now NA actually did a better job than LCK because we got an 3-0 and DAMWON Gaming only got a 3-1, so NA’s third seed is better than LCK’s third seed,” he said with a laugh.

Huni and Clutch’s quest to defy the odds and lift the Summoner’s Cup in Paris in November begins this weekend, when they face RNG on Day 1. Follow all the World Championship action in Dexerto’s dedicated coverage tracker.

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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