League of Legends

TSM bench Biofrost for Academy star Treatz after 0-2 LCS weekend

Published: 15/Jul/2020 19:13 Updated: 15/Jul/2020 19:18

by Alan Bernal


Team SoloMid are making mid-split changes to their LCS roster by benching Vincent ‘Biofrost’ Wang in favor of Academy team standout Erik ‘Treatz’ Wessén.

The org announced the move on July 15, which will signal the LCS-debut for one of the Academy leagues’ up-and-coming stars. Meanwhile, Biofrost will take Treatz’s place on the development team after coming off an underwhelming performance in Week 5.

For one of the most storied franchises in the league, TSM have a high bar of expectations, regardless of the lineup they field. Going into the league’s fifth week of play, TSM brandished a 6-2 record before slipping in consecutive games against league-leaders Cloud9 (9-1) and bottom of the table Immortals (2-8).

In a team environment, losses don’t fall on one player’s shoulders – but the delicate power-struggle in the league after five weeks could have been enough for Head Coach ‘Parth’ Naidu to make the switch.

Biofrost Support player for TSM in LCS
Colin Young-Wolff / Riot Games
Biofrost will play in the Academy team for the time being.

In the two losses to diametrically opposed competition, Biofrost notched a 0.5 KDA in the separate encounters on Bard and Tahm Kench.

That’s not to say Treatz doesn’t deserve the promotion: Lately, he’s been a force in the Academy scene with his latest performance on Nautilus netting him a 20 KDA with a 1/1/19 scoreline.

Prior to that, he’s been a constant boon for TSM’s Academy side who are working with an 8-2 record. He’s shown his prowess on frontlining champs like Braum and Tahm Kench or proactive playmakers in Rakan and Thresh.

Though TSM have an over .500 record to show for in the first round robin stage, the league as a whole is prepped for a shakedown of its ladder with only two wins separating third place from seventh.

“Lane kingdom with [Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng] incoming,” Treatz said after the announcement. “Excited and confident for this opportunity and will give it my all.”

Teams like 100 Thieves (4-6), Immortals, as well as Dignitas (2-8) have shown glimmers of brilliance on the Rift after promoting players from their respective Academy pools, and TSM might be looking to replicate that surge.

Doublelift has already been queuing up in matchmaking with his new lane partner Treatz, and should have some synergy to work off of when they square up against 100T on Friday, July 17 at 6 PM PST / 9 PM PST / 2 AM BST followed by Flyquest (5-5) on Saturday July 18, at 3 PM PST / 6 PM PST / 11 PM BST.

League of Legends

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Liiv SANDBOX show signs of life

Published: 20/Jan/2021 13:50 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 13:53

by Lauren Bergin


League of Legends’ LCK 2021 Spring Split is underway! Ten Korean teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs. Here’s the stream, schedule & standings to keep you in the loop!

  • Liiv SANDBOX show signs of life by beating Afreeca Freecs
  • An intense decider match has DRX finally defeat Nongshim Red Force
  • Gen.G still on top.

As the region currently holding the Summoner’s Cup, the LCK is brimming with talent in 2021. Throughout the course of the ten-week season (January 13 – March 28), teams will be battling for their place in the Spring Playoffs on March 31.

Over $3.6 million is up for grabs in 2021’s Spring Split, as reigning world champs DAMWON Kia look to stamp authority on their region. Here’s everything you need to stay up-to-date.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LCK streams live on its official Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. Missed some of the action? Catch-up on both platforms within 24 hours of the game’s conclusion.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule.

Week 1 results (January 13 – January 17)

Date Match  PT ET GMT 
January 13 Gen.G 2 – 0 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
T1 2 – 1 Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 14 Nongshim RedForce 2 – 1 Liiv SANDBOX 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2 – 1 Afreeca Freecs 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 15 Fredit BRION 0 – 2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 2 – 1 T1 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 16 Liiv SANDBOX 0-2 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 DRX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 17 Nongshim RedForce 0-2 DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Afreeca Freecs 2-0 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 2 schedule (January 20 – January 24)

Date Match PT ET GMT
January 20 Liiv SANDBOX 2-0 Afreeca Freecs 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 21 T1 vs Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia vs Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 22 KT Rolster vs Hanwha Life Esports 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX vs Liiv SANDBOX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 23 Afreeca Freecs vs DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Fredit BRION vs Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 24 KT Rolster vs T1 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Gen.G vs Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, as Gen.G Esports lead the pack with a flawless record.

Placements Team Series  Games
1 Gen.G Esports 2-0 4-0
2 DWG Kia 2-0 4-1
3 DRX 1-1 3-3
Hanwha Life Esports 1-1 3-3
T1 1-1 3-3
6 KT Rolster 1-1 2-2
7 Nongshim RedForce 1-1 2-3
8 Liiv SANDBOX 1-2 3-4
9 Afreeca Freecs 1-2 3-4
10 Fredit BRION 0-2 0-4

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Afreeca Freecs Kiin Dread Fly Bang Lehends
DWG Kia Khan Canyon ShowMaker Ghost BeryL
DRX Kingen Pyosik SOLKA Bao Becca
Fredit BRION Hoya UmTi Lava Hena Delight
Gen.G Rascal Clid Bdd Ruler Life
Hanwha Life Esports Morgan Arthur Chovy Deft Vsta
KT Rolster Doran Bonnie Ucal HyBriD Zzus
Liiv SANDBOX Summit Croco FATE Route Effort
Nongshim RedForce Rich Peanut Bay deokdam Kellin
T1 Canna Ellim Faker, Clozer Gumayusi Keria