The First Seed Curse at LoL Worlds by Kelsey Moser - Dexerto

The First Seed Curse at LoL Worlds by Kelsey Moser

Published: 15/Oct/2019 9:27 Updated: 4/Dec/2019 11:50

by Dexerto


Presented by Kelsey Moser At the 2018 World Championship, three Play-In level teams advanced to the Quarterfinal of the main event.

 Major region third seeds Cloud9, EDward Gaming, and G2 Esports all grinded from Play-In to Bracket, while first seed Team Liquid did not make the cut.

 On top of that, potential Grand Slam winners Royal Never Give Up, who had nearly dominated every event they attended that year, didn’t win the World Championship.

 They lost out in the quarterfinal to G2 Esports while second seed Invictus Gaming managed to surge through quarterfinals and semifinals to take the Summoner’s Cup.

 Historically speaking, only two first seed regional representatives have ever won the World Championship.

 One did so in the context of a less rigorous format. The other only after a nearly unprecedentedly dominant domestic season and heavy context surrounding 2015’s LoL landscape.

 The reality of the matter is that first seeds historically have come into the World Championships with disadvantages to both third and second seed teams from their own regions.

 Each seed (first, second, and third) come with their own alleged advantages in World Championship qualification, but what third and second seeds gain outpaces what first seeds gain.

 Here is everything you need to know about the First Seed Curse…

Call of Duty

Prestige returns in Black Ops Cold War & Sally Is A Dog interview | CharlieIntel Podcast #9

Published: 16/Nov/2020 11:04

by Shane King


Prestige has made it’s long-awaited return to Call of Duty in the franchise’s new title Black Ops Cold War. It’s not entirely the same as players will remember from previous CoDs though.

Mike and Keshav welcome Sally Is A Dog to Episode #9 of the CharlieIntel Podcast. During this week’s episode, we delve into the new prestige system in Black Ops Cold War. The hosts also go into the launch roadmap for the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise and also touch on why there isn’t as much hype as expected.

With Sally Is A Dog, the group discusses all things Warzone, from the content creator’s favorite load-outs and drop spots to his opinion on whether Warzone should change over to the Treyarch engine to be aligned with the rest of Black Ops Cold War.

The hosts also discuss the prestige system returning in the game and how the seasonal-based prestige system will work in comparison to old entries in the series and if it is possible for players to hit the level 1000 level cap.