Sjokz casually roasts Origen following G2's dominant LEC Spring Split finals performance - Dexerto
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Sjokz casually roasts Origen following G2’s dominant LEC Spring Split finals performance

Published: 15/Apr/2019 8:50 Updated: 15/Apr/2019 9:05

by Connor Bennett

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League of Legends interviewer Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere is known for her ability to gain spicy answers from players, but she was the one doing the roasting at the LEC playoffs.

Who is Sjokz?

Sjokz has been a major part of League of Legends broadcasting since 2013, helping cover the EU LCS, which is now known as the LEC. She has since branched out, hosting the recent BLAST Pro Series: Sao Paulo Counter-Strike Global Offensive event.

Yet, she has returned to LoL and brought back that signature spice – casually dishing out some hilarious roasts following the conclusion of the LEC Spring Playoffs in Rotterdam, Holland on April 14.  

Riot GamesThe Belgian has been a familiar face to fans over the years on the LEC broadcast team.

What happened at the LEC Playoffs?

G2 Esports, who have been the dominant squad in LEC all split long, ran riot over Origen in the LEC Spring Playoffs final – defeating them in a comfortable 3-0 sweep.

While the scoreline of the match may have shown an easy victory on the surface of things, pulling back the curtain just a little bit revealed G2’s true dominance. The all-star European squad was able to take victory in game one in just over 31 minutes, game two in less than 25 and game three, the easiest of all, in a touch over 18 minutes.

Sjokz was able to spin that dominance into shots at Origen while breaking down the series with G2. During her post-match interview, the Belgian remarked: “Luka, was it difficult to lift the trophy? It’s 14 kilograms. Was it more difficult to lift the trophy than to beat OG in the finals?”

After realizing what Sjokz had just said. the watching fans gasped and laughed, yet Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković – who had been on the receiving end of the question – didn’t blink and gave a short chuckle before breaking down the team’s performance

G2 will look to roll their LEC dominance into success at the Mid-Season Invitational in May,where they’ll face stiff competition from teams like LCK Champions SKT Telecom T1 and LCS victors Team Liquid, among others.

Yet, being successful at events like MSI and, eventually, worlds is exactly what they built their all-star line-up for. G2 may need to be careful though, as if they can’t achieve global success, then maybe they’ll be the ones of the receiving end of a Sjokz verbal jab in the near future.

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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

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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.

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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.