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Team Liquid’s jungler Broxah reacts to Xmithie haters following transfer

Published: 21/Nov/2019 1:08 Updated: 21/Nov/2019 1:14

by Alan Bernal

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Team Liquid’s new League of Legends jungler Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen is taking over the reins from Jake Kevin ‘Xmithie’ Puchero – but that doesn’t mean he’ll stand for any trash talk aimed at the NA star.

Riot Games opened up LoL Esports’ free agency period on November 18, and since then millions of dollars and high-profile talent have been transferred between orgs to reshape the competitive landscape.

Since then, teams have parted ways with players who have been tried and true in the LCS or otherwise in attempts to improve their outlook for 2020.

Team Liquid YouTubeBroxah’s signing to TL was surprising, and should be exciting to watch unfold in the 2020 LCS season.

Broxah was one such signing to the star-studded TL team, a fitting replacement for a highly decorated NA talent in Xmithie.

During his inaugural Twitch stream under the TL banner on November 20, Broxah was welcomed by a flurry of supporters for his new team.

But it looks like some onlookers were downplaying Xmithie’s talents and “flaming” him since Broxah’s signing – a fact the former Fnatic isn’t too pleased about.

“I think [Xmithie is] a really great player,” he said. “I think he’s a really really great guy, and I don’t want any disrespect on this stream towards Xmithie. Yes, I might be the new jungler for Liquid, but I do not want to see any disrespect towards him.”

Broxah made it a repeating point to say he has a profound respect for Xmithie and that the NA jungler’s accolades should speak for themselves.

While there was a lot more praise than disrespect in his stream, he wanted to put a stop to all of the Xmithie haters: “There’s no need to flame the guy. There’s no need to talk s**t about him.”

Xmithie FacebookXmithie has had a storied career in professional LoL so far, and will look to build on it with Immortals in 2020.

The former Fnatic carry is coming to the NA region with a lot of hype around him. Coming fresh off back-to-back Top 8 World’s finishes, Broxah is eyeing even better results next year with Liquid.

Meanwhile, Xmithie has signed with Immortals who are making their comeback to Riot’s league. With Team Liquid, Xmithie won four straight LCS splits since Spring 2018 and earned the LCS Finals MVP in Summer 2018.

Both junglers are going to be closely watched in the coming year when the 2020 LCS season begins.

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TSM Spica leaks major changes to LCS 2021 format

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:40

by Luke Edwards

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TSM jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu appeared to leak major changes to the format of the LCS 2021 season on his livestream. With LCS bosses keen to rejuvenate the competition, the future of the Spring Split could be down the drain.

Since 2015, the LCS season has been defined by two splits: spring and summer. Each split has a double round-robin, where every team plays each other twice, and the top 6 go through to a play-off series. Simple.

However, major changes to the LCS structure have been rumored to be in the works. Travis Gafford reported LCS powers were considering binning off the spring split altogether, with the season being changed instead to one long split.

The format would mean every team would play a total of 45 regular-season games, up by nine from the current amount of 36. There would also be a small play-off tournament midway through to determine the region’s representatives at the Mid-Season Invitational.

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After a huge shake-up in rosters, including Cloud9’s signing of Perkz from G2, could the next major change be the format?

TSM Spica leaks changes to LCS 2021 format

Live on stream, Spica appeared to suggest the rumored changes to the LCS format were indeed true. He said:

“There’s 45 games next split and I’ll probably be on Jarvan all 45 games.”

TSM’s ex-coach Parth seemed to back up Spica, as he wrote in Twitch chat: “spring = 18 games, summer = 27 games.”

Spica then lightly suggested there might be some bad consequences for Parth, as he joked: “Yo Parth, you can’t leak, man. You know, I might need to take you on a walk.”

Spica’s suggestion of there being 45 games “next split”, partially backed up by Parth, means Gafford’s sources are likely spot on.

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Despite winning the LCS 2020 Spring Split, Cloud9 failed to qualify for Worlds.

The changes to the format come as little surprise. When the original Worlds Qualification system – where teams could earn ‘circuit points’ in spring to boost their chances of qualifying – was scrapped, Spring Split became redundant for anyone bar the winner.

This was punctuated by the 2020 Spring champions Cloud9 ultimately failing to reach Worlds. Making the LCS a streamlined, season-long affair would mean teams would be judged on their achievements across the year, rather than just over a few months.

Whether the other rumoured changes, such as the mid-season play-off for MSI, a reduced academy season, and a pre-season tournament, will also materialize remains to be seen.

Regardless, the merging of the spring and summer splits would be one of the biggest shakeups in the history of the LCS.