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LoL shoutcaster says favorites for Worlds will get “exploited”

Published: 27/Aug/2019 22:20 Updated: 28/Aug/2019 0:13

by Scott Robertson


Andy ‘Vedius’ Day, shoutcaster for the League of Legends European Championship, took to Twitter to put the current odds-on-favorite to win LoL Worlds 2019 on blast, claiming that they “have massive holes” and are “going to get exploited.”

It’s evident that SK Telecom T1 have not had the strongest 2019, despite their current standings in the LCK. Their summer split saw them end with one of their worst records and playoff seedings that they’ve ever recorded, as they finished 11-7 after starting 1-5, and entered summer playoffs with the fourth seed. 

This meant they would have to run the gauntlet to win playoffs and secure their Worlds spot. But Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok weirdly was looking forward to a tough challenge for SKT, as only Faker would.

And well, Faker was right. Since that interview, SKT went 2-1 against Afreeca, 3-0 against SANDBOX, and 3-0 against DAMWON. In those eight wins, Faker himself picked up two MVP awards. 

With this impressive run, SKT has secured either the first or second seed LCK seed at the Worlds main event. SKT and Griffin meet on August 31st in the LCK Summer Playoffs finals, and the winner will claim that top seed.

But some still doubt SKT’s ability to make waves at Worlds, and most recently, LEC shoutcaster Andy ‘Vedius’ Day expressed why he thinks the Korean powerhouse isn’t going to impress at Worlds.

It’s true that SKT did not get punished in their series against DAMWON, as it looked like they were playing down to their opponents as the series progressed.

In game one, SKT toyed with DAMWON for an extra long time, and only were able to put them away after a one-sided teamfight on top of Baron. But as the series progressed, the games only got more one-sided. 

Kim ‘Clid’ Tae-min had a terrific game two in the jungle, and the entire SKT team was rolling in a game three that was never in doubt. SKT was indeed a little sloppy, but DAMWON was an absolute mess, and SKT weren’t punished for it.

Is SKT as dangerous as years past? No, but they’re doing exactly what Faker said they would do: play their way into form en route to Worlds. Their finals against Griffin is going to be very telling of exactly how dangerous they’ll be when they head to Europe.

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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