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Atlanta Reign coach says over half of Overwatch League teams are losing to their Contenders team

Published: 6/Aug/2019 22:47 Updated: 6/Aug/2019 23:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Atlanta Reign’s Player Development Coach Cas “Casores” van Andel revealed on Oversight that ATL Academy is beating Overwatch League teams in scrims. 

Speaking with MonteCristo and Thorin, Casores said that one thing the Reign has going for them is they’ve been using their extremely strong academy team to scrim against. 

“Our academy team, just for reference, beats over half the Overwatch League teams right now in scrims,” he said. 

Popular commentator and guest Connor “Avast” Prince chimed in crying “scrim bucks!”

Scrim bucks is a term used to devalue a team’s performance in scrims because the teams are not on stage and there are not any consequences for losing. The implication is, just like Monopoly money, there is no value associated with it. 

With that said, it’s still impressive for a team in Tier 2 to be beating half the teams in the Overwatch League. Unfortunately, Casores didn’t reveal what teams they were beating.

Despite originally mocking the scrim results, Avast still praised the team adding, “your academy team is great and the investment you guys have in academy is incredible.” 

Atlanta Academy had a perfect season of Contenders, never losing a single map.

ATL Academy had a perfect season of Contenders with a 7-0 record. In fact, they never dropped a single map and hold a 28-0 map score. Very similar to the San Francisco Shock during stage 2 of this year’s Overwatch League season. 

Their stacked roster includes the incredibly young DPS prodigy Sugarfree and Team UK’s allstar Lucio FunnyAstro. 

The Contenders favorites next match is August 13 in the North American East semi-finals. A win there would guarantee them a place in the Gauntlet where they’d play against the other top Contenders teams in the world. 

The Gauntlet starts October 9 at the Giga Arena in Seoul, South Korea. 

League of Legends

LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 Day 1: 100 Thieves, Liquid start on top

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 0:48

by Andrew Amos

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The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.


  • 100 Thieves smash TSM to open up their 2021 campaign at LCS Lock In.
  • Liquid do the same against CLG to sit atop Group A.
  • Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses kick off Group B next at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups

As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.

Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.

The 10 teams will be split into groups of two, with the top four from each group making it to the single-elimination playoffs.

Group A Group B
TSM FlyQuest
100 Thieves Cloud9
CLG Dignitas
Golden Guardians Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid Immortals

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 vs Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas vs FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians vs CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 vs FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals vs Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG vs 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid vs 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG vs TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians vs Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm