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Overwatch League hosts pay tribute to Geoff ‘iNcontrol’ Robinson

Published: 26/Jul/2019 23:45 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 17:55

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch League had a touching tribute to StarCraft commentator Geoff “iNcontrol” Robinson as it kicked off week one of its fourth stage on July 25. 

Chris Puckett, one of the hosts, said that he was rattled when he found out about Robinson’s passing. “He’s someone that I first met as a player. Someone that made everyone else just swarm his station even though he wasn’t deep in the tournament just because he was so funny with the way he reacted and how intense he was in-game.”

“Later I got a chance to work with Geoff on the broadcast side where I truly got to see his full personality in force. He had quick wit and unrivaled passion for not only the games that he played, but the Blizzard community as a whole. And it’s someone that we are all going to miss.”

A teary-eyed Puckett then let Soe Gschwind-Penski say a few thoughts on Robinson.

“I think I’m speaking for everyone out there who had the chance to cross paths with him, meet him in person or though the work he has been doing for Blizzard throughout so many other games as well. He was unapologetically himself and that was one of the reasons why we all loved him so very much,” Gschwind-Penski mourned.

“He was always passionate and true to himself and yeah… he will be missed,”  the emotional host added.

Following their statements, a video package played featuring some of iNcontrol’s best moments as a StarCraft 2 caster.

Robinson passed away painlessly on July 21 due to a blood clot in his lungs. He was only 33 years old.

Many through the esports scene offered their condolences. Journalist Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields described him as “one of the most entertaining people to ever be involved with esports.”

iNcontroliNcontrol passed away at the age of 33.

The official StarCraft Twitter account posted a heartfelt message and stated that “StarCraft won’t be the same without [Robinson].”

Robinson started out as a StarCraft 2 Protoss player and eventually branched out into broadcasting where he worked events such as North American Star League and the 2012 DreamHack Open: Stockholm.

League of Legends

LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 Day 1: Perkz’s debut for Cloud9 goes awry

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 2:52

by Andrew Amos


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, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Dignitas open up LCS Lock In with wins.
  • Perkz’s Cloud9 debut goes awry with 4/7/2 statline on Yone.
  • Golden Guardians vs CLG next at 7pm PT / 10pm 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 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 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

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm