League of Legends: Doublelift explains why he felt 'no pressure' in LCS Spring Finals vs TSM - Dexerto
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League of Legends: Doublelift explains why he felt ‘no pressure’ in LCS Spring Finals vs TSM

Published: 14/Apr/2019 14:06 Updated: 14/Apr/2019 14:36

by Daniel Cleary


League of Legends LCS Spring Playoff Finals.

TL reverse sweep TSM at LCS Spring Finals

Many League of Legends fans were hoping to see Team Liquid exact revenge on TSM after they lost twice to them in the regular season despite their impressive 14-4 record at the end of the regular season.

After a much hyped match-up, with Team Liquid and TSM owners, Steve Arhancet and Andy Dinh even placing a $100,000 wager on the best of five series, Team Liquid took the game five after a crazy reverse sweep comeback from being down 0-2.

Riot GamesDoublelift and bot-lane duo CoreJJ celebrating their big win vs TSM.

Doublelift says he felt no pressure in comeback

Many were wondering how Team Liquid managed to pull this win off vs one of the best teams in North America and Doublelift revealed in the post match press conference that he felt no pressure during the series and claimed he was “unnaturally calm.”

He explained that although they dropped the first two games of the series, that he didn’t count them as “real losses” because they still felt as if they were playing well.

Doublelift went on to described how after the first two games had ended, he said “Ok, now the series starts, let’s go 3-0” and attributed the victory to how calm his team remained despite being behind in the series. “I don’t feel like the pressure of being down 2-0 got to us at all.”

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After that win, Team Liquid will join teams such as SK Telecom T1 at the Mid Season Invitational event in Vietnam on May 1 and will look to improve on North America’s international achievements with a win at MSI 2019.

For all of the other LCS teams such as TSM, they will have a long break now until the LCS Summer Split returns on June 1 where we will see these teams go at it again to challenge Team Liquid for the top spot.


BBC creating LEC documentary following EXCEL, narrated by Cillian Murphy

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:02 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 11:06

by Adam Fitch


Major British broadcasting company BBC are set to release a five-part documentary following UK esports organization EXCEL ESPORTS.

The series, named ‘Fight for First: EXCEL ESPORTS,’ follows the org’s team in the European League of Legends competition LEC throughout the 2020 Spring Split.

The documentary is narrated by Cillian Murphy, an actor who’s been nominated for awards at the Golden Globes and BAFTA, and will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer in early 2021.

In 2020’s Spring Split, EXCEL finished in seventh place — narrowly missing out on a spot in the playoffs with a record of seven wins and 11 losses.

Dele Alli Excel esports
Dele Alli recently joined the growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene by partnering with EXCEL.

The description for the upcoming documentary will shed light on the “deep-rooted” reasons that the players compete as they are “navigating the growing pains of adulting, living away from home, love, new friendships, and fame.”

November 2020 was a busy month for the organization, not only changing their logo and ethos to represent “The Power of Better” but announcing that Tottenham Hotspur and England national footballer Dele Alli had joined as their first global ambassador.

Dexerto spoke with CEO Wouter Sleijffers at the time of the announcements to understand the need for change and what the future of EXCEL looks like.

“My sons love gaming,” said Cillian Murphy. “When I showed them the trailer for this, they said I had to do it. Being involved in Fight For First has been a great experience and there is so much more to professional gaming than I ever thought. It has opened up a whole new world to me and this series provides a proper insight into a fascinating, global industry.”

BBC picked up more esports programming just in November, acquiring the rights to broadcast Counter-Strike competition BLAST Premier for the remainder of the 2020 season. In 2020 alone, the media giant has also shown Rocket League and sim racing.