League of Legends

Zeroes to Heroes: SwordArt & Bjergsen transform TSM into LoL’s juggernaut

Published: 17/Feb/2021 11:15 Updated: 17/Feb/2021 12:47

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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LCS Spring Split is well underway, and one team is bouncing back from a lackluster performance in last week’s matches.
TSM has transformed from zeroes to heroes in just one week of LCS Spring Split, with cohesive plays silencing their opposition as they go undefeated once again in their second set of games.
Taiwanese newcomer Hu ‘SwordArt’ Shuo-Chieh led the charge in an oppressive fashion against Immortals, obliterating any chances his opponents had against reclaiming the game. This stamped out the stark contrast of critics hitting him with a slew of negatives in the opening week after he was previously heralded as the answer to the team’s shot calling issues, but didn’t step up to the plate.

The foundation for the team’s overall improvement is undoubtedly head coach, Søren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg. The former star mid-laner has found his feet as the coach, ironing out the kinks within the team, steamrolling through the bot lane as they prove their worth, with mid-jungle duo Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu and Tristan ‘PowerofEvil’ Schrage roaming frequently to the lane as a tactic to increase their drake control and KDA while they were at it.

Facing 100 Thieves next week, this upcoming grudge match will show how much the team has improved in such a short time while also being a good test for TSM as the Thieves are sitting joint top with Cloud9.


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CS:GO

OG Esports reportedly dropping NBK- from CSGO team

Published: 25/Feb/2021 18:45 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 18:54

by Alan Bernal

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OG Esports are reportedly dropping French veteran Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt from their CSGO team. The move would be the org’s first roster change since entering the esport.


  • NBK- is reportedly getting dropped from OG.
  • OG had early exits at BLAST Spring Groups & IEM Katowice.
  • This is OG’s first roster move since entering CSGO in late 2019.

OG Esports to kick NBK-

After an exciting debut in the CSGO space, OG Esports are making a change to their lineup and it’s NBK- who is going to get cut, first reported by ViKarM.

Within a year of OG’s existence in CSGO, the org managed to be a top 10 team but have struggled to make deep runs at events, let alone win some trophies.

If they drop NBK-, then OG will be looking to make improvements in its formula, which could signal that the club is ready to make a play on a big signing.

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OG Esports
NBK- is reportedly getting dropped from OG’s CSGO lineup.

What’s next for OG Esports?

With the reported roster move, OG Esports will be looking for a fifth well before the BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2021 that starts on April 13.

Astralis, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, Team Vitality will join OG in the Showdown. Only two of the 16 teams will go through to the BLAST Spring Finals

OG Esports reported CSGO roster

Player Former Team Position
Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen ENCE IGL / Entry Rifler
Valdemar ‘valde’ Bjørn North Support
Issa ‘ISSAA’ Murad HellRaisers Lurker
Mateusz ‘mantuu’ Wilczewski ALTERNATE aTTaX AWP / Entry
Casper ‘ruggah’ Due OpTic Coach