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League of Legends: TSM make last-minute roster change for LCS playoffs

Published: 8/Aug/2019 7:46 Updated: 8/Aug/2019 8:15

by Joe O'Brien

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TSM have made a surprising last-minute League of Legends roster change as they head into the LCS Playoffs.

According to LCS commentator Isaac ‘Azael’ Cummings Bentley, the team will use Academy jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu as the starter for the main roster.

With Academy bot lane Edward ‘Tactical’ Ra and Erik ‘Treatz’ Wessén also apparently named as substitutes for the team’s playoff run, it appears that both Matthew ‘Akaadian’ Higginbotham and Jonathan ‘Grig’ Armao, who split time in the jungle over the summer season, will sit out the playoffs.

The jungle position has been a source of contention for TSM throughout the season, with the team initially struggling to choose a permanent starter between Akaadian and Grig. On July 16, they settled on Akaadian as the primary jungler.

The team continued to struggle, however, never quite reclaiming the form that took them to within a single game of winning the Spring Split. While they were able to lock in a playoff spot with a fourth-place overall finish, many of their wins looked uncertain and they seem a long way off challenging for the title once again.

In the final week of the Summer split, TSM promoted Spica to the LCS squad, a move that caught many off guard considering the time they had spent determining Akaadian as their starter. While it wasn’t initially clear why the change had been made, it appears it will in fact be a permanent switch.

Riot GamesAcademy Jungler Spica will start for the LCS playoffs, with Academy bot lane Treatz and Tactical as subs.

Spica’s addition to the line-up didn’t prove a miracle cure for the line-ups difficulties in his debut. While they took an expected victory over FlyQuest, they were comfortably beaten by reigning champions Team Liquid.

TSM will kick off their playoff run against Clutch Gaming on August 10. If they are victorious, their next opponent will either be Team Liquid or Cloud9, depending on which of the quarter-final winners TL choose to face.

Given TSM’s second-place finish in Spring, they are at least guaranteed to reach the regional qualifier for the World Championship, but a significant surge in form seems likely to be necessary if they’re to be a strong contender for either the LCS title or one of the available spots at Worlds.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: Victory Five leapfrog Suning and FPX

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:12 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 16:15

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 10 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.


  • Team WE and LNG still on top
  • Oh My God slip to the bottom of the list.
  • Once dominant Suning and FunPlusPhoenix sitting middle of the pack.

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 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 schedule (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 vs FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs LGD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 20 Invictus Gaming v eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning vs Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 21 ThunderTalk Gaming vs Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oh My God vs Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 22 Rare Atom vs BiliBili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs JD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 23 Top Esports vs LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix vs Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 24 Rogue Warriors vs Victory Five 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports vs Team WE 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, with Royal Never Give Up and Team WE leading the way, only having lost a match each.

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

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