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Special: EXCEL showed we’re better than a bottom-side LEC team

Published: 28/Jun/2020 15:55

by Calum Patterson

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EXCEL’s mid-laner Joran ‘Special’ Scheffer and his team have begun to turn their fortunes around slowly in the LEC after two wins on the bounce, against SK and Schalke.

It was a rough start to the Summer Split otherwise, and Special puts that partly down to having two rookies on the team, still getting bedded in to play at this level.

“I think people need to get out of their own heads, because we’re a new team, we have two rookies, and we had a rough schedule in the league as well. People say ‘you’re going to be a bottom team.'”

But Special thinks everyone was too quick to judge. “We have been playing good early games, so it doesn’t really make any sense to me. I’m just happy that we showed them now that we’re better than that.”

For Scheffer personally, he explained that he’s settled in well with his squad in the LEC. “I love being here, being in this environment where it’s super high-level, and any mistake you make can get punished.

“It just feels great, I feel like I finally get rewarded for my efforts and my habits that I changed, and I think it’s starting to show more and more that I deserve to be on this level.

The team did suffer a setback at the hands of Misfits, but will now be looking to get back on a winning streak against Vitality and G2 in Week 4.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: 2-1 series lead to RNG & LNG victories

Published: 26/Jan/2021 16:20 Updated: 26/Jan/2021 16:22

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 17 Chinese teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs, so here’s everything you need to know, from streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.


  • Royal Never Give up defeat Victory 5 2-1 after an intense series.
  • LNG take down Bilibili Gaming 2-1.
  • EDward Gaming and Team WE still on top.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule. We’ll update this section as we get further along into the tournament.

Week 4 schedule (January 25 – January 31)

Date Match PST EST GMT
January 25 EDward Gaming 2 – 0 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
JD Gaming 2 – 0 Rare Atom 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 26 Royal Never Give Up 2 – 1 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG 2 – 1 Bilibili Gaming 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 27 eStar vs FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus vs Rogue Warriors 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 28 LGD Gaming vs Bilibili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
OMG vs Suning 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 29 eStar vs LNG 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE vs Royal Never Give Up 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 30 ThunderTalk Gaming vs Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Invictus vs FunPlus Phoenix 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 31 Rare Atom vs Rogue Warriors 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports vs JD Gaming 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

Week 2 results (January 11 – January 17)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 11 Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
ThunderTalk Gaming 0 – 2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 12 Oh My God 0 – 2 FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 2 – 1 Top Esports 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 13 Team WE 2 – 1 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 14 JD Gaming 2 – 0 Bilibili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up 2 – 1 Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 15 Rogue Warriors 0 – 2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 16 Victory 5 2-1 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-1 FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 17 LNG Esports 2-1 ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE 2-1 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

Week 3 results (January 18 – January 24)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 18 Oh My God 1-2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming 1-2 Victory Five 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 19 Rogue Warriros 0-2 FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-0 LGD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 20 Invictus Gaming 2-0 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning 0-2 Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 21 ThunderTalk Gaming 0-2 Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oh My God 0-2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 22 Rare Atom 0-2 BiliBili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-0 JD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 23 Top Esports 2-0 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix 2-0 Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 24 Rogue Warriors 0-2 Victory Five 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports 0-2 Team WE 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below is how each team places in the current standings, with Team WE and EDward Gaming yet to drop a series.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 EDward Gaming 5-0 10-2
Team WE 5-0 10-2
3 Royal Never Give Up 4-0 8-2
4 FunPlus Phoenix 3-1 7-2
5 LNG Esports 3-1 6-4
6 Victory Five 3-2 8-6
7 Invictus Gaming 2-2 5-4
Top Esports 2-2 5-4
9 eStar Gaming 2-2 5-5
10 JD Gaming 2-2 4-4
11 Bilibili Gaming 2-3 6-7
12 Suning 1-3 3-6
 13 Rare Atom 1-3 2-6
14 Rogue Warriors 1-4 2-9
15 LGD Gaming 0-3 1-6
16 Oh My God 0-4 2-8
17 ThunderTalk Gaming 0-4 1-8

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Bilibili Gaming Biubiu Meteor Zeka Aiming Mark
Edward Gaming Flandre Jiejie Scout Viper Meiko
eStar Gaming zs H4cker irma rat ShiauC
FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri Tian Doinb Lwx Crisp
Invictus Gaming TheShy XUN Rookie Wink Baolan
JD Gaming Zoom Kanavi Xiye, Yagao LokeN LvMao
LGD Gaming Cult Flora, Kui Uniboy Garvey, Kramer Peace
LNG Esports M1kuya Tarzan icon Light Iwandy
Oh My God New Aki Wuming Eric COLD
Rare Atom Cube Aix FoFo iBoy Hang
Rogue Warriors Ziv Haro Forge kelin, Michi QiuQiu
Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu Wei Cryin GALA Ming
Suning Bin SofM Angel huanfeng ON
Team WE Breathe beishang Shanks Jiumeng Missing
Top Esports 369 Karsa knight JackeyLove Zhuo
ThunderTalk Gaming Chelizi bless Captain SamD Teeen
Victory Five LANGX Weiwei Mole y4 ppgod