League of Legends

League of Legends streamer shows how to pull off genius Syndra tactic

Published: 19/Sep/2019 13:07 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 13:28

by Joe O'Brien


Team Liquid League of Legends streamer MidBeast demonstrated a clever technique with Syndra while playing against Annie.

MidBeast was playing Syndra in a competitive game when he found himself under pressure in the mid lane after the enemy Thresh appeared from the river, attempting to help his own mid-laner, Annie, secure a kill.

Not only was MidBeast able to survive the gank attempt with some fancy footwork, he also earned a kill for himself by utilizing a unique interaction between Annie and Syndra.

MidBeast’s initial attack had left the Annie very weak, but she was able to get too far out of range for him to finish the kill directly. She had, however, left behind Tibbers, the bear that appears as her ultimate ability.

Riot GamesMidBeast’s play exploited an interaction with Annie’s Tibbers.

Using Syndra’s Force of Will (W) to pick up Tibbers, MidBeast carried him towards his own tower, away from Annie, before throwing him forward. Tibbers has a maximum distance he can be from Annie, after which he will teleport back to her – and when he did, he took the Force of Will damage with him, finishing off the kill.

Midbeast was impressed by his own outplay, but he might have sold himself a little short on estimating just how clever it was.

“Oh my god! Come on guys, please, how many IQ was that?” MidBeast laughed. “At least seven…teen.”

This is obviously an incredibly niche interaction that takes a very specific set of circumstances to pull off, but it’s still worth being aware of, as it certainly makes for an incredibly stylish kill should you ever pull it off.

The clip also speaks to the depth of League of Legends that has helped keep it as one of the most popular games in the world, with Riot recently revealing incredibly high player counts. With nearly 150 champions in the game, there are a huge number of nuances and interactions to learn for those who want to find every possible advantage.

League of Legends

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Shock results for DWG Kia and T1

Published: 21/Jan/2021 15:10 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 15:13

by Lauren Bergin


League of Legends’ LCK 2021 Spring Split is underway! Ten Korean teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs. Here’s the stream, schedule & standings to keep you in the loop!

  • T1 continue to falter after being beaten 1 – 2 by Gen.G.
  • And insane turn of events see World Champions DWG Kia fall to Fredit BRION.
  • Gen.G still undefeated.

As the region currently holding the Summoner’s Cup, the LCK is brimming with talent in 2021. Throughout the course of the ten-week season (January 13 – March 28), teams will be battling for their place in the Spring Playoffs on March 31.

Over $3.6 million is up for grabs in 2021’s Spring Split, as reigning world champs DAMWON Kia look to stamp authority on their region. Here’s everything you need to stay up-to-date.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LCK streams live on its official Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. Missed some of the action? Catch-up on both platforms within 24 hours of the game’s conclusion.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule.

Week 1 results (January 13 – January 17)

Date Match  PT ET GMT 
January 13 Gen.G 2 – 0 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
T1 2 – 1 Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 14 Nongshim RedForce 2 – 1 Liiv SANDBOX 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2 – 1 Afreeca Freecs 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 15 Fredit BRION 0 – 2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 2 – 1 T1 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 16 Liiv SANDBOX 0-2 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 DRX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 17 Nongshim RedForce 0-2 DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Afreeca Freecs 2-0 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 2 schedule (January 20 – January 24)

Date Match PT ET GMT
January 20 Liiv SANDBOX 2-0 Afreeca Freecs 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 21 T1 1-2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 0-2 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 22 KT Rolster vs Hanwha Life Esports 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX vs Liiv SANDBOX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 23 Afreeca Freecs vs DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Fredit BRION vs Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 24 KT Rolster vs T1 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Gen.G vs Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, as Gen.G Esports lead the pack with a flawless record.

Placements Team Series  Games
1 Gen.G Esports 3-0 6-1
2 DRX 2-1 5-4
3 DWG Kia 2-1 4-3
4 Hanwha Life Esports 1-1 3-3
5 KT Rolster 1-1 2-2
6 Liiv SANDBOX 1-2 3-4
7 T1 1-2 4-5
8 Afreeca Freecs 1-2 3-4
9 Nongshim RedForce 1-2 3-5
10 Fredit BRION 1-2 2-4

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Afreeca Freecs Kiin Dread Fly Bang Lehends
DWG Kia Khan Canyon ShowMaker Ghost BeryL
DRX Kingen Pyosik SOLKA Bao Becca
Fredit BRION Hoya UmTi Lava Hena Delight
Gen.G Rascal Clid Bdd Ruler Life
Hanwha Life Esports Morgan Arthur Chovy Deft Vsta
KT Rolster Doran Bonnie Ucal HyBriD Zzus
Liiv SANDBOX Summit Croco FATE Route Effort
Nongshim RedForce Rich Peanut Bay deokdam Kellin
T1 Canna Ellim Faker, Clozer Gumayusi Keria