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League of Legends: Faker reveals why he wants revenge vs G2 at Worlds 2019

Published: 31/Aug/2019 18:32 Updated: 31/Aug/2019 19:10

by Alan Bernal


The best teams in League of Legends are already looking toward the 2019 Worlds Championship, but superstar mid laner Faker revealed why his eye is on G2 in particular.

As champions are being crowned throughout the major regions of professional League of Legends, the lineup for teams competing on the world stage is steadily being filled out.

But a bit of history between SK Telecom T1 and the G2 army at the international level has LoL legend Faker ready to avenge a loss that he clearly hasn’t forgotten at the Mid-Season Invitational 2019.

Riot GamesSKT couldn’t stop the G2 march at MSI 2019.

Coming all the way from the Wildcard match against Afreeca Freecs, SKT were on a warpath which eventually saw them thwart a stellar season from Griffin by taking them down 3-1 in the LCK Finals.

After claiming SKT’s eighth LCK trophy, the Demon King revealed why G2 is in his sights as the 2019 League of Legends competitive season starts to wind down to the ultimate event that’ll be staged around some of the biggest European cities.

“I want to meet G2,” Faker said after his LCK Finals win, translation courtesy of Ashley Kang. “At MSI, we lost regretful to G2, and … G2 players are who I want to meet at Worlds.”

The loss at the hands of G2 at MSI 2019 was an eye opening affair for SKT and many others, since it served as another reminder that the rest of the world was finally catching up to Korea.

For a long time the region has had a stranglehold on League of Legends in terms of international success, but that script has been turned on its head as representatives from the LEC and LPL are changing the narrative.

Not one to back down from a challenge, Faker and his org are gunning to reclaim their spot as the most dominating force in League of Legends.

“Time to revenge for sure, see you at Worlds,” SKT said in reply to Faker’s comments.

Since the 2018 international season, League of Legends esports has been rewarding trophies to teams not located in Korea. But it looks like Faker and his squad are looking to rectify that when the 2019 Worlds Championship Main Event begins on October 12.

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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