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League of Legends star Upset issued warning by LEC for bizarre reason

Published: 23/Jun/2019 15:09 Updated: 23/Jun/2019 15:58

by Daniel Cleary


League of Legends pro Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp was issued a warning for the most bizarre reason by Riot Games referees, during an LEC match vs Misfits Gaming.

The return of the LEC in the Summer Split has already made for some incredibly entertaining highlight moments such as G2 Wunder opening up MS paint mid-game to send a message to fans.

In the most recent case of the LEC players’ mischief, Schalke 04 Esports star, Upset, found himself on the receiving end of a warning from Riot Games referees after calling for an unauthorized pause for one of the most unusual reasons.

Riot GamesUpset is often regarded as one of the best AD Carry’s in the LEC.

Most pauses in professional League of Legends matches are often called due to technical issues with the players equipment, such as a faulty mouse, or if a player believes there was a bug in the game.

However, to the surprise of many, Upset’s reasoning for calling the pause was due to his foot falling asleep according to the casters, as they updated the fans on what was causing the delay saying:

“A quick update on the pause: Upset’s foot fell asleep, had to pause for that, we don’t authorize pauses for that so there’s has been a warning.”

The LEC caster, Drakos, followed on by showing the AD Carry player some credit despite calling for the unusual pause, “I respect the fact he was committed enough to take the warning to get his foot back into functioning action” He said, jokingly adding, “He then immediately sat on it again but we’ll get the play-by-play on that later.”

Upset later confirmed that it was in fact his teammates on Schalke who had called for the pause on his behalf, although it appears as if he was still the one who was issued the warning, explaining:

“I did not pause the game I just asked the referee if I can pause and one of my teammates paused it for me…esports is [rough] sometimes.”

Many of the viewers found the reasoning to be hilarious while also sympathizing with the League of Legends star, understanding how distracting it might be to his game play.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

Riot Games
FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.