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What Clemson's Drop To Number Two Means, Historically Speaking

So, as we all know, Clemson dropped from No 1 to No 2 in the AP Poll after a very narrow victory over the Tar Heels. This isn't the first time a team has dropped after a win, either, as shown by this quote here: “The No. 1 team has won and dropped in the rankings 90 times since the AP poll started in 1936, including four times when there was a tie for No. 1.” Now, of course this had me curious: how did those teams turn out? Were they winners or were they clearly overrated? And how does that impact what we saw on Sunday? So I went through and found all the AP No 1 teams that dropped to No 2 after a win and wrote them here with the date that it happened and where they ended up in parentheses.
 

The teams that dropped:

 
Nov 14, 1937- TCU (won title)
Nov 20, 1939- Tennessee (finished 2nd)
Dec 4, 1939- Texas A&M (won title)
Dec 11, 1939- Tennessee (see Nov 20, 1939)
Nov 11, 1940- Cornell (finished 15th)
Nov 3, 1941- Minnesota (won title)
Oct 19, 1942- Georgia (finished 2nd)
Oct 30, 1944- Notre Dame (finished 9th)
Dec 2, 1946- Army (finished 2nd)
Oct 13, 1947- Notre Dame (won title)
Oct 27, 1947- Michigan (finished 2nd)
Oct 11, 1948- Notre Dame (finished 2nd)
Oct 18, 1948- North Carolina (finished 3rd)
Nov 1, 1948- Michigan (won title)
Nov 8, 1948- Notre Dame (see Oct 11, 1948)
Oct 23, 1950- Army (finished 2nd)
Nov 13, 1950- Army (see Oct 23, 1950)
Oct 15, 1951- Michigan State (finished 2nd)
Nov 12, 1951- Tennessee (won title)
Nov 19, 1951- Michigan State (see Oct 15, 1951)
Oct 6, 1952- Michigan State (won title)
Sep 27, 1954- Oklahoma (finished 3rd)
Oct 25, 1954- Oklahoma (see Sep 27, 1954)
Nov 1, 1954- Ohio State (won title)
Nov 15, 1954- UCLA (finished 2nd)
Oct 10, 1955- Maryland (finished 3rd)
Oct 24, 1955- Michigan (finished 12th)
Nov 7, 1955- Maryland (see Oct 10, 1955)
Oct 22, 1956- Oklahoma (won title)
Nov 12, 1956- Oklahoma (see Oct 22, 1956)
Nov 19, 1956- Tennessee (finished 2nd)
Oct 14, 1957- Oklahoma (finished 4th)
Oct 28, 1957- Oklahoma (see Oct 14, 1957)
Nov 25, 1957- Michigan State (finished 3rd)
Sep 29, 1958- Ohio State (finished 8th)
Oct 6, 1958- Oklahoma (finished 5th)
Oct 13, 1958- Auburn (finished 4th)
Oct 3, 1960- Ole Miss (finished 2nd)
Oct 10, 1960- Syracuse (finished tied 19th)
Oct 17, 1960- Ole Miss (see Oct 3, 1960)
Oct 9, 1961- Iowa (finished unranked)
Oct 16, 1961- Ole Miss (finished 5th)
Oct 1, 1962- Alabama (finished 5th)
Oct 15, 1962- Alabama (see Oct 1, 1962)
Nov 2, 1964- Ohio State (finished 9th)
Sep 20, 1965- Nebraska (finished 5th)
Oct 25, 1965- Arkansas (finished 3rd)
Oct 17, 1966- Michigan State (finished 2nd)
Nov 25, 1968- USC (finished 4th)
Oct 26, 1970- Ohio State (finished 5th)
Nov 9, 1970- Texas (finished 3rd)
Nov 16, 1970- Notre Dame (finished 2nd)
Sep 16, 1974- Oklahoma (won title)
Sep 23, 1974- Notre Dame (finished 6th)
Oct 6, 1975- Oklahoma (won title)
Sep 12, 1977- Oklahoma (finished 7th)
Sep 26, 1977- Michigan (finished 9th)
Dec 3, 1979- Alabama (won title)
Sep 13, 1980- Ohio State (finished 15th)
Sep 13, 1982- Pittsburgh (finished 10th)
Oct 25, 1982- Washington (finished 7th)
Nov 17, 1987- Oklahoma (finished 3rd)
Sep 29, 1992- Miami (FL) (finished 3rd)
Oct 20, 1992- Washington (finished 11th)
Nov 3, 1992- Miami (FL) (see Sep 29, 1992)
Sep 6, 1994- Florida (finished 7th)
Sep 13, 1994- Nebraska (won title)
Nov 1, 1994- Penn State (finished 2nd)
Oct 31, 1995- Florida State (finished 4th)
Sep 22, 1997- Penn State (finished 16th)
Oct 20, 1997- Penn State (see Sep 22, 1997)
Nov 10, 1997- Nebraska (finished 2nd)
Oct 1, 2000- Nebraska (finished 8th)
Sep 2, 2001- Florida (finished 3rd)
Oct 7, 2001- Miami (FL) (won title)
Nov 3, 2002- Miami (FL) (finished 2nd)
Sep 30, 2007- USC (finished 3rd)
Sep 2, 2008- Georgia (finished 13th)
Oct 18, 2009- Florida (finished 3rd)
Oct 25, 2009- Alabama (won title)
Dec 5, 2010- Oregon (finished 3rd)
Sep 25, 2011- Oklahoma (finished 16th)
Oct 12, 2014- Florida State (finished tied 5th)
Nov 8, 2015- Ohio State (finished 4th)
Sep 29, 2019- Clemson (???)
 

Observations

 
While being toppled midseason despite winning is not a death sentence (see 2009 Alabama and 2001 Miami among others, it’s definitely not a good sign for the team in question. Of the 74 previous teams to have been bumped, only 15 have gone on to win the AP Title, just a little over 20%. I don’t need to tell you that those aren’t great odds, and those odds only get worse (only 6 titles between 46 teams). Sure, that’s still better odds than ending up unranked like 1961 Iowa (when polls were only top ten until the final poll, where they became top twenty), but it’s clear that whenever the AP Poll shuffles a top team down, that usually means some major flaw reared its head. Will Clemson fix this issue and become the 16th team to win a title after a drop like this? Only time will tell, but if history has anything to say about it, I wouldn’t bet on it. Despite it supposedly being easier for teams like this to win the national title during the CFP era, the only two teams to suffer this (2014 FSU and 2015 OSU) would not win. Florida State would do this in the Playoff while Ohio State ended up on the outside looking in. Even going back to the beginning of the BCS era, only two teams have finished number one despite this slide (2001 Miami and 2009 Alabama). Based on that alone, Clemson is as likely to wind up in ranked in the teens as they are to win a Natty.
 
Tldr; While not necessarily bad news, history generally doesn’t look to kindly on number one teams dropped in the polls after a win.
 

Fun Facts:

 
Iowa Pre-Flight was robbed of a title in 1943. Just sayin’.
 
During the 1950’s the “Number One Team Wins But Still Drops In The Polls” occurred 22 times. If you were to count backwards from today using that as a benchmark, you’d find yourself seeing Washington slip to Number 2 in 1992.
 
On November 27, 1967, Indiana (4th) was ranked higher than Alabama (8th)
 
There was a magical 3 week period in 1990 where Virginia was ranked number 1 in the AP Poll. They finished 23rd.
 
Since the turn of the millenium, having multiple instances of this has only occurred twice, in 2001 and 2009. We are currently tied with the longest drought of multiple occurrences of this in one season since the AP Poll’s inception (the other time being from 1982-1992)
 
The average final resting place of the team this happens to is 4.84, with a high of 1 and a low of unranked. Teams usually finish in the top 4.
 
This is the first time this has happened to Clemson. Oklahoma has had to deal with it 12 times. The next closest is a tie between Ohio State and Notre Dame (6).
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2019 Invitational

2019 is starting off with a BANG! January has been a rollercoaster of important PL matches being played every single day. Invitational Quals, and Seasonal matches alike, the year is about to embark on its biggest World Championship since the games inception in 2015. 2 Million Dollars are at stake! These fortunate teams who have qualified have more than just a legacy to play for come February 11th. Some teams have catapulted from the shadows of their disappointments past, and appear to look at this tournament as a chance to cement their legacies in the Siege history books. At the same time, some typical power houses of recent memory have been struggling as of late, and limp their way into this world stage in uncharacteristically weak form. And lastly, some teams that have yet to hit a stage like this, look to quell their nerves, and put their team, organization, and nation on the map with the title as the greatest team in the world. With that being said, lets take a look at the attendees, how they got here, their expectations, and what they have accomplished in the past before this point in time.
The 2019 Invitational.

Group Stage

The 2019 Invitational starts out in a group stage of 16 teams, divided into 4 groups. 2 teams qualify for Quarter-Finals from each group, and the other 2 are sent home. The bracket is double elimination, where the winners of the opening matches face each other to see who gets the 1 seed from their group. The losers face each other to determine who gets the early exit out of the tournament. Finally, the loser of the winners match faces against the winner of the losers match in a final group stage decider match to determine who gets the 2nd seed out of the group, and advance to the main bracket for the weekend. The loser goes home.
Here are the groups and their initial matchups:

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
North America

Evil Geniuses
Qualification: Number 1 seed from NA for Season 8
EG have been the 2nd best team in the world in regards to competitive siege. The first PC Invitational World Champs back in 2017, as well as NA's first, and only team to ever raise a trophy at a premiere LAN event. They have 4 World champs on their roster (Yung, Canadian, Necrox, nvK). Since their impressive dominance in 2016, the majority of 2017 saw them move multiple players in the continuous NA shuffle. They even almost got relegated at one point. Towards the end of the year, they got back on track, and were competing with the top teams once again. This led into the 2018 Invitational, where they went on an impressive grind all the way to the Grand Finals. The first ever BO5 cost them dearly. After an impressive first 2 maps where it looked like EG was about to lift the world championship steel hammer yet again, we all bear witnessed to a collapse on the biggest stage in siege history, losing 3 straight maps in heartbreaking fashion to G2. They continued to play exceptional in 2018, consistently being the number one team out of NA, and only losing to their kryptonite in G2 at 2 more LANs, including the 6 major Grand Final in Paris. With their best LAN player in BC moving elsewhere in the ladder half of the year, Geo was seen as a solid replacement. EG rose to number 1 in the standings, but come LAN were upset by a historically mid-tier team playing with a coach subbing for their best player, in Fnatic. Currently they are number 1 in NA this season, and are one of the hottest teams heading into the invitational. The only big issue to look at though, is that without BC in the lineup since losing him towards the end last year, there is no telling if this team will rise to the cream of the crop, or the loss of such a beast of a player leads them down a spiral of continual downfall on the big stage. Its hard to say what EG will show up. They start off in group D against some pretty dangerous teams that could upset them. LeStream is very capable, and both Penta and Nora Rengo have had some great success at their most recent LAN events. It is a tough group for them. Can the 2nd best team in the world become the only 2x World Champions?

Rogue
Qualification: Number 2 seed out of NA for Season 8
Rogue have consistently been a top 4 team world wide. They make the semi finals almost religiously at LAN, and only seem to hiccup against the top 2 teams in the world; G2, and their nemesis EG. Through a few ORG changes in the past, Rogue have always seemed to finish top 2 in the NA region, and have a long history of impressive showings at LANs, however have never won a premiere event. Their bracket looks extremely tough. Starting off with a familiar foe in SSG, you can't take anything for granted. Win or lose, facing either Team Empire, or Immortals as a follow up is no easy task. They have a talented roster, and could make a deep run at this years Invitational, but if they play like they have recently, its very likely they won't even make it out of the group stage. Picking up both Shuttle and Vertcl has seemed to make the team much more capable of getting impact frags towards the beginning of attacking rounds, however the loss of Supr has been a bit of a struggle as they seem inconsistent without a sure hand support. They don't seem to be running like a well-oiled machine as they head into Invitational. Can they overcome this flaw in their chemistry to rise to the top?

Spacestation Gaming
Qualification: Winner of NA 2019 Qualifier Playoffs
Very talented team that is on the rise. The acquisition of Bosco has made this team more consistent and a serious contender. Bosco has fit in well, and has a ton of experience as an Invitational world champion in the past, and the team has rose a notch recently to be able to qualify for this major LAN coming up. Rampy also seems to occasionally snap as an Ash main, which they might need consistent nutty performances from him in order to compete at Invite. Rampy is the current record holder for kills in a PL match, dropping 22 in a 6-6 draw vs. Reciprocity. Playing a familiar adversary in Rogue to start off the group stages will truly tell where they are headed come this event. Lucky for them Rogue have been struggling in 2019 with their recent roster arrangements, but I doubt that'll be the same Rogue team we'll see at LAN. Its doubtful SSG have a powerful enough cohesion to compete with the likes of Empire or Immortals yet though, but luckily enough we'll get the privilege to find out where these guys stand on the big stage in a couple weeks.

Reciprocity
Qualification: Winner of Dreamhack Montreal
An experienced roster that has 3 former World Champions (Retro, Skys, Laxing). Mark has looked adequate on support since filling in Goddess' shoes. Skys has surprisingly filled in and played some good support as well. FoXa has been an extremely solid player over the past year, and Laxing has heated up to his now current form, which is among the best gunners in the world. Even Retro has looked extremely solid recently, which is a great sight to see as he struggled for the most part of 2018. This team excels at Best of 3s, and some of the players, including their new acquisition of Skys, play their best when at LAN. They are currently the hottest team in NA not named EG, and the only match they haven't won since their roster change was a match where Rampy from SSG put a world record 22 kills on the board to break his spine so to speak, to only pull out a draw in the match of Reciprocity vs SSG. Rec have a real possibility of being NA's team to make the deepest run in the tourney, and have a lot of history of competing in high pressure matches at premiere LAN events. They did draw an extremely tough bracket though. Their bracket has 2 very formidable opponents out of LATAM in FaZe and NIP, and Fnatic out of APAC is no slouch either. If they grind their way past their LATAM foes and go into the Quarter-Finals, we just might see this team under its new org make an extremely deep run.

Europe

Empire
Qualification: Winner of EU 2019 Qualifier Playoffs
One of the hottest teams heading into Invite. Not too long ago this team was in Challenger League fighting their way to Pro League. They aren't the most well known team, but in CL they dominated every opponent they faced, including their biggest opponent in CL, in Ence. Since besting Ence to make their way into PL, they have been one of the most consistent teams in all of EU. They have only one loss total since entering PL, and that was at DH winter where they lost to G2. Other than that one match, they've yet to lose. This includes their march through the EU Invitational Qualifiers bracket, where no team bested them throughout the entire bracket. Not only did they dominate their way to winning their spot in invitational, they did it without even dropping a map in the Best Of 3 Format. One very unique trademark of this Russian squad, is that they stick to their tried and true ways of focussing on fragging, rather than using utility for executes and plants. Well I can't complain, it has worked for them, and they are arguably the hottest team heading into Invitational. They have some of the best fragging potential in all of PL, and have been getting better in each game they play. These guys might just make a deep run. Whenever one player has an off game, the others seem to step up every match. In fact, in the past 6 months, the only match they truly struggled and were beat was vs. G2 at DH Winter. They face off with Immortals as their opening match, and will likely face Rogue as well, 2 extremely strong teams, so it'll be interesting to see what happens when they are put to the test come mid-february. Without facing G2 early in the tourney, is it possible these guys make a very deep run and put Russia on the map as a force to be reckoned with?

LeStream Esports
Qualification: EU 2019 Qualifier Playoff Runners-Up
A very impressive team featuring the best fragger recently departed from Ence, combined with some of the most key members from the previously beast of a team in Millenium. This new team composition is fairly new, and although they have been pretty solid, its hard to predict how good of a showing these guys will have. There isn't much out there on how, and what this team will do strategically, but they did play quite well in the invitational qualifier playoff bracket. They could make a deep run, or they could get bounced with an early exit; we'll just have to wait and see. This will be their first premiere LAN together as a squad, and it'll be interesting to see where the chips fall come February.

Penta Sports
Qualification: Runner-Up of Dreamhack Winter (G2 won and was already qualified)
Struggling this recent season, but have the tools to possibly make a deep run. At Dreamhack Winter, they had an impressive showing, bringing G2 to a third map in the grand final. They have some solid players, but seem to be inconsistent. They made the finals of DH Winter to qualify for invitational, and seem to be pretty good in a LAN setting. They have dropped Panix since then, however, and I am unsure if their roster now, is any better than before. They have been quite inconsistent to start the season, but maybe the team chemistry can be ironed out before Invite. Hard to tell what to expect from these guys, but they certainly have a solid roster capable of upsetting a few teams. Nora Rengo will be a real tough test to see how their tournament will go from the onset.

G2 Esports
Qualification: Won 6 Major Paris, Won DH Winter, Finished first in EU seeding each season, Finished first at Rio
The headliners and defending World Champions. The best team in siege history to date. A team coming off of a dominant 2018 in which they only lost one match at LAN for the year, which was in the lion meta grand finals vs liquid. They are the 2018 World Champs, 4x Seasonal champs, won a DH, and are the most successful team to ever play the game of siege. Although they are typically a safe bet to make a deep run, and repeat as world champs, they have struggled so far in the start of 2019, and could have a major hiccup if recent history is an indication of how they'll perform. Will we see the start of another dominant year from the best team in the world, or will we see the start of their descent back to the real world, where we learn they are only human again? Well they start off in a rather easy group. Starting off facing mantisFPS, a team that has never been on a big stage before, it is very likely G2 will breeze through them. With a win, they'll face the winner of Mock-It vs Liquid. If G2 play Liquid, expect it to be one of the best matches of the entire tournament. The Brazilian powerhouse has been known to play the best teams in the world very competitively, and are the only team to best G2 in the past 18 months at a Premiere LAN. G2 look to become the first, and only 2x World Champs, and hopefully their recent struggles are all for nought come February 11th.

Mock-It
Qualification: Finished 2nd seed in EU in Season 8
Mock-It's last season saw them rise to become the 2nd seed in all of EU. They managed to do so in impressive fashion, besting the likes of great teams in Secret, and Millenium at the time. Mock-It attended their first LAN at Rio a couple months ago, and had an unfortunate exit in the Quarter-Finals vs FaZe Clan in a tightly tested 3 map match. FaZe ended up going all the way to the finals at that LAN, and are one of the better teams in the world, so that hiccup is something the team can definitely build off of. Since then though, Mock-It have struggled immensely. Currently they sit among the bottom teams in EU, and look unlikely of competing for the top 2 spots come the end of the season. All that doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things though, as this 6 Invitational could likely be the only event that could matter for this team for a foreseeable future. Could this team without much accomplishments be able to surprise and make a run? It looks unlikely as they face a determined powerhouse in Team Liquid in their first match. Win or Lose, they'll have to beat either G2, or Liquid, who are both in their bracket, so making it out of the group stage does seem unlikely.

Latin America

Team Liquid
Qualification: Won 2019 LATAM Invitational Qualifier Playoffs
The most accomplished team in LATAM history. They are the only team out of LATAM to win a Seasonal championship against the best teams in the world at a premiere LAN. They seem to elevate their game when playing stiff competition at LAN, which could be directly related to why they've had their success compared to FaZe Clan, who have consistently finished the first seed out of LATAM in comparison, but have never won a LAN, and have a history of being bounced in the first round. Liquid always play G2 well, and play better vs the best teams in the world. What do you know, if they win against Mock-It in their opening group stage match, they'll certainly face G2 in barn burner to see who wins the number one seed out of their group. Liquid have been rather inconsistent though, and it makes it hard to predict how they'll do. They have been pretty hot as of late though, and are very likely to make a deep run. They are 2x Seasonal PL finalists, and 1x PL Seasonal Champs when they beat G2 in Season 7, 7 months ago.

Faze Clan
Qualification: Number 1 seed in LATAM for Season 8
The most consistent LATAM team in regards to being the best out of its own region. They have been the number 1 seed out of the region almost every season since entering Pro League. They have noticeably struggled at LAN, and out of their many LAN attendances, only have one decent run, being their deep run as the runners-up at the Season 8 finals in Rio a couple months back. They have a ton of potential, but their issues in the past could resurface. They've had a close match in every game this current season, and aren't in their typical form of stomping out the LATAM season to have the one seed. This could be nothing, or it could be that FaZe is heading into this tournament not in typical form. Will we see a continuation of their breakthrough LAN performance not long ago, or are we going to be disappointed yet again with another poor LAN showing from the perennial number 1 seed out of LATAM? They have a hard group, and start off facing a tough familiar foe in NIP, which without a doubt will be a tough match that'll likely go all 3 maps. Win or lose, facing Fnatic or Reciprocity will be no easy task. One of the harder groups could spell doom come February. What FaZe will we see this go round?

Ninjas In Pyjamas
Qualification: Finished 2nd in the 2019 LATAM Invitational Qualifier Playoffs
They are coming off a very disappointing season where they barely staved off relegations. They are inconsistent, but as of 2019 have looked to throw their end of 2018 woes into the crematorium to be an after thought, as their gameplay has been impressive leading to them being among the top teams in LATAM once again. Even more impressive has been their past LAN performances. However much they struggle to make it out of LATAM and qualify to go to LAN, once they reach LAN, is when these guys have had their greatest performances. In year 2 season 1, they made the semi-finals, and narrowly lost to G2 in a back and forth 3 map fight to go to the finals. Year 2 Season 3 finals saw them reach the grand final including beating the beast of G2, however finished 2nd as they lost to Ence in the Grand Finals. At the 2018 invitational, they had yet again another impressive showing, making a run all the way to the Semi-Finals, where they once again faced, and lost to G2, the eventual champions. Their most recent Premier LAN was at the 6 major in Paris, where they faced EG in the Quarter-Finals after making it out of a hard group. In a classic match, NIP and EG went back and forth on all 3 maps, but the beasts from LATAM couldn't best the 2nd best team in the world, and EG got the best of them in the end. Recently grinding their way through the LATAM invitational qualifier bracket, they managed to defeat the like of Black Dragons to get the final LATAM spot to squeeze into this world championship after a shaky ladder half of 2018. Will we see a return to prominence come February 11th? Well they face FaZe Clan as an opening match, and that'll be a very tight contested match of well-known rivals and foes from the same region. Win or lose, facing Fnatic or Reciprocity will be a tough follow up, and Group A will have some barn burners to say the least.

Immortals
Qualification: Number 2 seed in LATAM season 8
Immortals are relatively new to premiere LANs. They went to the 6 major in Paris, and the Season 8 finals for their first 2 LAN events. At the 6 major, they were bounced by mantisFPS, and at Rio, they face G2 in their opening match where they lost a close and contested 2 map match. They have been pretty good, and have upset NIP and Liquid a few times now in LATAM. This could be a breakout performance to bring parity into the siege landscape if they make a deep run this year in the Invitational. It doesn't seem likely being in such a tough group though. Getting by Empire, the hottest team heading into Invite, and Rogue, historically one of the 5 best teams in the world, it would be a surprise if they made it past the group stage. Upsets have happened before, and Immortals could very well be poised to do just that.

Asia Pacific

Fnatic
Qualification: Attended Rio as the Number 1 seed out of APAC
The most accomplished team from their region of APAC. These Aussies simply don't give a F who they are playing. Doing ballsy jumpouts and peeks, and switching up on a dime, they are one of the hardest teams to predict in PL. They have yet to really make a deep run at a LAN unfortunately, however they most recently beat EG, the second most accomplished team worldwide, as 50-1 underdogs even with their coach of Dizzle subbing in for their best player, Magnet, at their most recent premiere season LAN event in Rio. Some were saying that it was EG playing poorly, but Fnatic brought the fights to them, and simply won those gun fights a majority of the time. Any time a team mate of theirs died, another was there to trade it out. They out-strategized, and out-aimed one of the best aiming teams in the world, and thats no small victory. They do have multiple marquee victories under their belt at Majors in their resume as well. Impressively, they bested Mock-It at the 6 Major in Paris last year. They faced NIP and narrowly lost a 3 map battle to make it thru the group stage. They built off of that heading into Rio. Dating to last year, at the last Invitational in 2018, they beat the powerhouse of Team Liquid in a win or go home match to decide who makes it out of the group stage. Now with this most recent 2-0 victory over EG just a couple months ago, there could be more to add to these guys resume, as both them and Nora Rengo have began to put APAC on the map. They start their road in Montreal facing one of the hottest teams in NA, in Reciprocity as a potential barn burner. Win or lose, facing NIP or FaZe as a follow up match will be no easy task. They have a history of upsetting one marquee team per LAN appearance, and who knows, FaZe, NIP, or Reciprocity could be their newest victim.

Nora Rengo
Qualification: Attended Rio as the Number 2 seed out of APAC
This team represents Japan, and is one of the most exciting team to watch in all of PL. They have continually become better and better every season, and their plot could potentially reach a climax by making a deep run at invitational. This quite possibly could be their breakthru LAN, but it won't be no easy task. Their premier LAN experience has been 3 games so far, and what an entertaining 3 games we have seen from them. First was the Season 7 Finals where they faced Rogue as their opening match. It is to date one of the better matches in PL history where Rogue barely bested them over 3 maps. People were shocked this relatively unknown Japanese team had almost bested one of the best teams in the world in their first ever LAN. Their next LAN appearance was the Season 8 Finals in Rio just a couple months back, and their draw was yet again Rogue as their opening match. A back and forth slug fest with amazing highlights and clutches at the highest level of play, Nora Rengo escaped with a nail-bitingly close victory over the powerhouse of Rogue. Their follow up match was against FaZe Clan, and they gave them a fight, but the beasts from LATAM proved too tough a task at the time for this up and coming squad. They have some amazing players that could very likely make some of the greatest highlight plays of this upcoming entire tourney. Wokka is insane, and Ramu has been heating up as of late. The Japanese representative looks to end doubt of APAC being an inferior region, and don't be alarmed if they upset a team or two in their group. Their first match will be against Penta, and with Penta struggling as of late, its not out of the question they could win that matchup. Possibly facing EG as a follow up in the group stage could potentially be one of the best matches of the entire tournament. Every game is a joy to watch whenever this team is playing, so be sure to tune in.

mantis FPS
Qualification: Won 2019 APAC Qualifier Playoffs
Admittedly I don't know much about this team, but look very forward to seeing what they have to offer. I don't think they'll win a match at Invitational though, however I'd be extremely glad if they proved me wrong and made a deep run to get themselves some notoriety. The 2 premiere events they qualified for in the past, was the year 2 season 3 finals where they drew the card of facing G2 as their opening quarter-final match, and subsequently lost 5-1 on each of the 2 maps they played; and again at the 6 major in Paris, where they bested Immortals to send them out of the tournament, but couldn't go any further than that. You'd think they would get a little luckier with their opening match this time around, with a 1-15 chance of facing G2 as their first match again. Well, they drew the G2 card yet again, and I'd be surprised if they won more than 5 rounds in that matchup. These guys hail from South Korea, and are the first and only Korean team to make an appearance at a Major Lan World Championship.

If you enjoy siege in any capacity, this is the one tournament you want to tune in for. Teams have been preparing for this one moment in time, the one tournament that puts the others to shame, the only tournament to label yourself as a world champion. All the money is on the table, the chance to etch your name in the history books, and be mentioned for years to come. Every Invitational game from last year has some of the most views on the viewing platforms available, and expect more of the same this time around. Instant classics, heartbreak, triumph, struggles, clutches, chokes, tears, laughter, chants, cheers, the Invitational will have it all. Whether it be tears from a hard fought defeat in a crucial match, or Canadian screaming from top of lungs when an EG member makes an insane play to clutch a round, the Invitational will be the best Siege environment the game has to offer. I wish you all a pleasant viewing experience, and be sure to cheer your team on. The invitational takes place February 11th-17th.
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The future of betting — Using Blockchain and Ethereum

Hi guys, there has been a lot of hype about blockchain changing the world but no one has really talked about the future of betting using blockchain so I decided to write about it, going over betting in history, social betting, betting during the age of the internet, and blockchain social betting like Bethereum.
Starting with rolling animal bones in the prehistory, gambling has always been a part of human culture. After that, the first six-sided dice was found in Mesopotamia, gambling houses in China were around since atleast the first millenium BC and playing cards appeared in the 9th century.
Before that the Romans and Greeks gambled on sports, gladiators and more. Most historic betting and gambling was ‘social’ with other players, usually friends, for entertainment and a shot at making money. Today friendly bets between friends somewhat exist although low attention span and entertainment at everyones fingertips has made it almost non existant.
The internet changed the betting and gambling scene rapidly, everyone with an internet connection and computer could now gamble internationally with relatively low set up costs. Although the internet definitely gave a boom to betting and gambling, it wasn’t all positive. Not only did the ‘social’ element make place for individualism, broker websites had and have lots of problems. Ranging from hidden fees to skewed odds to withdrawal delays, or simply no withdrawal whatsoever. This is mostly because the websites are based on small offshore countries with low regulation and no transparency.
With blockchain and smart contracts, people will be able to bet and gamble with no trust involved in any party, provably fair odds, instant payouts and transparency. No more sketchy websites that may or may not pay out the earned amount or have hidden fees, say hello to blockchain based betting. So what is going to be the next blockchain betting platform? Realistically there are going to be multiple like any other industry, I haven’t checked out all projects but so far I liked Bethereum most, after that MeVU but BetterBetting looked quite sketchy tbh. If you have any questions or want to discuss, or feel like I missed something, feel free to comment below and ill be sure to look at it.
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[Spoilers] | IEM World Championship 2014 - Katowice | Day 2 | Live Update and Discussion Thread

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Teams

Team W-L Rank Streak Infopages Result
Group A
KT Rolster Bullets 2-0 0 (+0) N/A Leaguepedia Through to bracket stage.
Fnatic 2-1 0 (+0) N/A Leaguepedia//RiotGames Through to bracket stage.
Invictus Gaming 1-2 0 (+0) N/A Leaguepedia Eliminated
Millenium 0-2 0 (+0) N/A Leaguepedia//RiotGames Eliminated
Group B
Cloud 9 2-0 0 (+0) N/A Leaguepedia//RiotGames Through to bracket stage.
Gambit Gaming 1-1 0 (+0) N/A Leaguepedia//RiotGames Through to bracket stage.
Taipei Assassin's 1-1 0 (+0) N/A Leaguepedia Eliminated
Team WE 0-2 0 (+0) N/A Leaguepedia Eliminated

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  • Leigh 'Deman' Smith Twitter
  • Joe "Don't Call Me Joe 'Joe Miller' Miller" Miller Twitter
  • Trevor "Quickshot" Henry Twitter
  • Henrik "Froggen" Hansen Twitter
  • Mitch "Krepo" Voorspoels Twitter
  • Martin "Deficio" Lynge Twitter

Schedule

Day Game PDT EDT UTC/GMT CET IST KST AEST Result
Group A
Day 2 iG vs. Fnatic 04:00 07:00 11:00 12:00 16:30 20:00 22:00 Fnatic wins.
Group B
Day 2 Gambit vs. WE 05:00 08:00 12:00 13:00 17:30 21:00 23:00 Gambit wins.
Day 2 TPA vs. Gambit 06:30 09:30 13:30 14:30 19:90 22:30 00:30 Gambit wins.
Semifinals
Day 2 Cloud 9 vs. Fnatic 08:00 11:00 15:00 16:00 20:30 00:00 02:00 Fnatic win 2-1.
Day 2 KTB vs. Gambit 10:30 13:30 17:30 18:30 23:00 02:30 04:30 KTB win 2-0.
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[Spoilers] Gamescom EU Regionals: Semi-finals | Live Update and Discussion Thread

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Date Game PDT EDT GMT CEST IST KST AEST Result
7/08 Preview Show 07:30 10:30 14:30 16:30 21:00 23:30 01:30 -
Quarterfinal
7/08 Supa Hot Crew vs. ROCCAT 08:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 21:30 00:00 02:00 1-3
3rd place match
7/08 NiP vs. UOL 13:00 16:00 20:00 22:00 02:30 05:00 07:00 0-3
Quarterfinal
8/08 SK Gaming vs. Millenium 08:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 21:30 00:00 02:00 3-0
Challenger play-off final
8/08 H2K Gaming vs. SK Gaming Prime 13:00 16:00 20:00 22:00 02:30 05:00 07:00 3-1
International Wildcard finals
14/08 Legacy eSports vs. Dark Passage 02:00 05:00 09:00 11:00 15:30 18:00 20:00 0-3
5th place match
14/08 Supa Hot Crew vs. Millenium 07:00 10:00 14:00 16:00 20:30 23:00 01:00 3-0
Semifinals
15/08 Fnatic vs. ROCCAT 02:00 05:00 09:00 11:00 15:30 18:00 20:00 3-2
15/08 Alliance vs. SK Gaming 07:00 10:00 14:00 16:00 20:30 23:00 01:00 3-1
3rd place match
16/08 SK Gaming vs. ROCCAT 06:00 09:00 13:00 15:00 19:30 22:00 00:00
Final
17/08 Alliance vs. Fnatic 06:00 09:00 13:00 15:00 19:30 22:00 00:00
  • All matches will be played on patch 4.13 with all champions enabled.
  • If you live in the UK or Portugal, please add one hour to GMT.
  • All dates are DD/MM.

Bracket

QuarterFinals Semifinals Finals 5th place match 3rd place match
SK Gaming 3 Supa Hot Crew 3
vs. - Alliance 3 vs. -
Millenium 0 vs. - Millenium 0
SK Gaming 1 Alliance 0
vs. -
Fnatic 3 Fnatic 0
Supa Hot Crew 1 vs. - SK Gaming 0
vs. - ROCCAT 2 vs. -
ROCCAT 3 Roccat 0

Pro's tweeting

Fnatic vs ROCCAT

Game 1:
@TheSvenskeren
Oh god, roccat is so good
@RiotQuickshot
Fnatic under pressure in split base pushes once again making a bad call. I have flashbacks from the Fnatic loss to Alliance due to base call
@RiotDeficio
STOP BEING SO GOOD VANDER #LCS
Game 2:
@snoopeh
Swain Top, awww yeaaah - Not sure how well it will do against Nidalee, traditionally does well against tanks... (and vlad...) #LCS
@RiotQuickshot
First it was the cow, now its the quasi bird. @FnaticsOAZ pulling out some fun picks in the #LCS semi finals!
@Jesizlol
I think the team that gets the next win, will win the whole series
Game 3:
@RiotDeman
The first blood master strikes again, @ROCCATJankos!
@RiotQuickshot
This game has been a lot sloppier than games 1 and 2, but still awesome to watch. Fnatic and ROCCAT are putting on a great show! #LCS
@Joe_Miller
Jankos, Celaver and Jankos :D Im running out of steam. Time to rally for game 4. Can Roccat do it?
Game 4:
@SkumbagKrepo
I feel like roccat underrates waveclear and that hinders their ability to play the map. Game 2 they ended up grouping with nid cause of it.
@RiotDeman
It's not over yet!
@FroggenLoL
This series is pretty intense. Would be fun to see a game 5 #LCS
Game 5:
@BrokenshardEUW
I really like the distortion boots purchase on the carries of Fnatic. Being able to flash Alistar's combo makes him a lot less impactful.
@RiotDeman
Oh, @lolesports #BIGPLAYS Xpeke ShockWIN
@RiotQuickshot
I am getting so freaking amped after this series. Regardless of which team wins, they have put on such an awesome show! Excited to cast!!
Post-series:
@FnaticsOAZ
Gamescom is not my event. Didnt play well last year either, i will make sure to play better next, sorry... GG to roccat and my awesome team
@BrokenshardEUW
The sun rises, the sky is blue, and Fnatic go to another final. I would be scared for whoever has to face @ROCCAT in the 3rd place match.
‏@FnaticxPeke
That series was actually really stressful, I made some rly bad mistakes :( BUT, we won! thats what matters!

Alliance vs SK Gaming

Game 1:
@RiotJatt I feel like Alliance tunneled onto this Ali pick. Wickd does not look comfortable on it. They need to ban it or deal with it in next game.
‏@RiotDeficio Lack of vision from SK and the fact they face Froggen might cost them the game ! #LCS
@OptimusTom All the Aatrox hate from NA players! He's not making the best case right now, but he's 15-9 in the regular Season!
Game 2:
@NintendudeX Loving all the Khazix jungle we are seeing today. THIS style of Khazix is much more healthy than the reduced damage invisibug style #LCS
@RiotDeficio SK Gaming need to buy some damm wards. Sven is capped so he can't buy any and Jesiz is sitting on a potion 30 mins into the game #LCS
@RiotJatt If not for some great late game play in game 1 by Alliance, SK would have a 2-0 lead. SK definitely looking like the favorite now. #LCS
Game 3:
@TSM_Amazing Those ups and downs in EU LCS, those semis have been great so far
@RiotJatt SK did not look happy after the way that ended. And who can blame them? Bad call at baron and Alliance pulls ahead 2-1! #LCS
@Thooorin SK might have won this series 3:0. I have so much respect for their strategical approach. ALL look very hesitant and shaky. [1/2]
Froggen has been carrying though, I've never seen Froggen choke in a playoff series. He always brings his game. [2/2]
Game 4:
@OptimusTom I Alliance they're going to have to carry hard. Both scaling ADCs vs Kass that can armor stack/Maokai
@coL_Kubz Unless Jesiz and Fredy can get a flank on Kog and Trist with their TP's, there's 0 chance they win. Already looking rough.
@NintendudeX thats the great thing about Kog in a double AD comp, though... He's gonna shred no matter what
Post-series:
@Thooorin That semi-final showed ALL the difference between hesitant play and passive play. When they were decisive they were unstoppable.
@Jesizlol I have a lot of salty things to say, but I'm not gonna do that. Instead I'm gonna say GGWP @theAllianceGG - was a pleasure.

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[Spoilers] Gamescom EU Regional Finals: Alliance vs. Fnatic | Live Update and Discussion Thread

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Date Game PDT EDT GMT CEST IST KST AEST Result
7/08 Preview Show 07:30 10:30 14:30 16:30 21:00 23:30 01:30 -
Quarterfinal
7/08 Supa Hot Crew vs. ROCCAT 08:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 21:30 00:00 02:00 1-3
3rd place match
7/08 NiP vs. UOL 13:00 16:00 20:00 22:00 02:30 05:00 07:00 0-3
Quarterfinal
8/08 SK Gaming vs. Millenium 08:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 21:30 00:00 02:00 3-0
Challenger play-off final
8/08 H2K Gaming vs. SK Gaming Prime 13:00 16:00 20:00 22:00 02:30 05:00 07:00 3-1
International Wildcard finals
14/08 Legacy eSports vs. Dark Passage 02:00 05:00 09:00 11:00 15:30 18:00 20:00 0-3
5th place match
14/08 Supa Hot Crew vs. Millenium 07:00 10:00 14:00 16:00 20:30 23:00 01:00 3-0
Semifinals
15/08 Fnatic vs. ROCCAT 02:00 05:00 09:00 11:00 15:30 18:00 20:00 3-2
15/08 Alliance vs. SK Gaming 07:00 10:00 14:00 16:00 20:30 23:00 01:00 3-1
3rd place match
16/08 SK Gaming vs. ROCCAT 06:00 09:00 13:00 15:00 19:30 22:00 00:00 3-0
Final
17/08 Alliance vs. Fnatic 06:00 09:00 13:00 15:00 19:30 22:00 00:00 3-1
  • All matches will be played on patch 4.13 with all champions enabled.
  • If you live in the UK or Portugal, please add one hour to GMT.
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Bracket

QuarterFinals Semifinals Finals 5th place match 3rd place match
SK Gaming 3 Supa Hot Crew 3
vs. - Alliance 3 vs. -
Millenium 0 vs. - Millenium 0
SK Gaming 1 Alliance 3
vs. -
Fnatic 3 Fnatic 1
Supa Hot Crew 1 vs. - SK Gaming 3
vs. - ROCCAT 2 vs. -
ROCCAT 3 Roccat 0

Pro's tweeting

Game 1:
@ShLaYa
Imo kogmaw is bugged. 2 much 2 dmg Kappa
@TSM_Amazing
In Rekkles we believe #LCS
@RiotDeman
Close first game but it is Alliance with the lead, onto game 2! http://Lolesports.com
Game 2:
@coL_Kubz Alliance just seems more prepared and determined to win this set. Fnatic needs a serious wake up call before Game 3 otherwise this is done.
@ShLaYa And @ShookLoL is the silence hard carry. His lee is really high level. #LCS must ban imo
@RiotJatt Alliance absolutely crushed that game 2. These Tristana mid comps with strong tank lines are truly devastating. #LCS
Game 3:
@EdwardCarryLoL
well. @FroggenLoL Doesnt give a shit. Picking Zilean vs Orianna xD @lolesports #LCS
@RiotDeficio
Perfect 5 minutes for Fnatic and now its 2-1 ! #LCS
@BrokenshardEUW
THE @FNATIC DREAM LIVES! #LCS
Game 4:
@RiotYmir Not sure I like this Fnatic lineup, got strengths but not in ways I see Alliance having trouble with
@RiotQuickshot UN BE LIEV ABLE ESCAPE!! #LCS
@BrokenshardEUW HOLY SHIT SHOOK PRESSED E #HYPE #LCS (legit was a nice escape)
@BrokenshardEUW That one guy in the crowd bowing down. Embrace your one true ADC god, Erik van helfet @TabzzLoL #LCS
Post-series
@coL_Kubz The Fnatic streak is over. Alliance truly cementing themselves as the top team in Europe.
@yellowpeteLoL Congratulations Alliance, can't think of a team more deserving! Gotta work on that celebration though ;)
@Wickdlol 3-1 the dream! World's here we come!
@Thooorin @theAllianceGG and @FroggenLoL overcome the final boss of EU, beating fnatic to take the title. Unquestionably EU's best team.
@FroggenLoL Sooo happy right now -^

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EU & NA LCS Spring 2017 Promotion Tournament | Live Update and Discussion Thread

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EU Teams

Team Players (Top-Sup) Infopages
FC Schalke 04 Steve, Gilius, Fox, MrRalleZ, Sprattel Esportswikis//Twitter
Origen sOAZ, Amazing, PowerofEvil, xPeke/Toaster1, Hybrid Esportswikis//Twitter
Team ROCCAT Parang, Memento/Airwaks, Betsy, Steeelback, Raise Esportswikis//Twitter
Misfits Alphari, LamabeaWisdom2, Selfie, Hans Sama, IgNar Esportswikis//Twitter
Millenium Kaze, Djoko, Pretty, Tabzz, Masterwork Esportswikis//Twitter
1 xPeke is the likely starter for Origen
2 Lamabear is the likely starter for Misfits

NA Teams

Team Players (Top-Sup) Infopages
Phoenix1 Zig/Brandini, Inori, Pirean, Mash, Gate Esportswikis//Twitter
NRG eSports Quas, Santorin, GBM, Ohq, KiWiKiD Esportswikis//Twitter
Echo Fox Kfo, Hard/Kez, Froggen, Keith, Big Esportswikis//Twitter
Cloud 9 Challenger Balls, Contractz, Hai, Altec, LemonNation Esportswikis//Twitter
Team Liquid Academy Solo, Moon, Goldenglue, Piglet, Stunt Esportswikis//Twitter

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EU Brackets

Elimination Qualification Finals
MIL 2
vs. - ROC 0
ROC 3 vs. -
S04 0 Loser of A 0
vs. -
OG 0 Loser of B 0
vs. -
MSF 0

NA Brackets

Elimination Qualification Finals
EF 3
vs. - EF 0
TLA 2 vs. -
P1 0 Loser of A 0
vs. -
NRG 0 Loser of B 0
vs. -
C9C 0

Schedule

Date Game PDT EDT GMT CEST IST KST AEST Region Result
Day 1
08/04 Team ROCCAT vs. Millenium 8:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 20:30 00:00 01:00 EU 3-2
08/04 Echo Fox vs. Team Liquid Academy 12:00 15:00 19:00 21:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 NA 3-2
Day 2
08/05 FC Schalke 04 vs. Team ROCCAT 8:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 20:30 00:00 01:00 EU
08/05 Misfits vs Origen 8:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 20:30 00:00 01:00 EU
Day 3
08/06 Phoenix 1 vs. Echo Fox 12:00 15:00 19:00 21:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 NA
08/06 Cloud 9 Challenger vs. NRG 12:00 15:00 19:00 21:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 NA
Day 4
08/07 Finals 8:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 20:30 00:00 01:00 EU
08/07 Finals 12:00 15:00 19:00 21:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 NA
  • Dates are MM/DD

Coverage

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[Spoilers] | EU Spring Split Playoffs 2014 | Semifinals/5th place - Day 2 | Live Update and Discussion Thread

EU Spring Split Playoffs 2014 | Semifinals/5th place - Day 2
Countdown
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End of season standing

Team W & L Rank Streak Infopages
SK Gaming 18-10 1 (-0) W4 Leaguepedia//RiotGames
Fnatic 17-11 2 (-0) W2 Leaguepedia//RiotGames
Alliance 16-12 3 (-0) W2 Leaguepedia//RiotGames
Team ROCCAT 15-13 4 (-0) L1 Leaguepedia//RiotGames
Gambit Gaming 14-14 5 (-0) L2 Leaguepedia//RiotGames
Copenhagen Wolves 13-15 6 (-0) L1 Leaguepedia//RiotGames
SUPA HOT CREW XD 10-18 7 (-0) L6 Leaguepedia//RiotGames
Millenium 9-19 8 (-0) L2 Leaguepedia//RiotGames

Streams

Live Twitter Updates

Host

Casters

  • Leigh "Deman" Smith Twitter
  • Trevor "Quickshot" Henry Twitter
  • Martin "Deficio" Lynge Twitter
  • Joe "Don't Call Me Joe 'Joe Miller' Miller" Miller Twitter

Statistics

Stats by LolStatsGG, find them on twitter here and on youtube here.
Fnatic (2) Head-To-Head Head-To-Head Alliance(3)
Record 17-11 2-2 2-2 16-12
Last round BYE 2-1 vs. CW
Blue Side 64.3% 1-1 1-1 57.1%
Red Side 57.1% 1-1 1-1 57.1%
KDA 4.26 3.02 4.11 3.51
GPM 1669.11 1580.98 1628.41 1635.05
Dragon control 45.7 % 42.9% 57.1% 42.7%
Baron control 42.5% 20.0% 80.0% 59.5%
SK (1) Head-To-Head Head-To-Head Roccat(4)
Record 18-10 3-1 1-3 15-13
Last round BYE 2-0 vs. GMB
Blue Side 71.4% 2-0 1-1 50.0%
Red Side 57.1% 1-1 0-2 57.1%
KDA 3.67 3.25 2.47 3.75
GPM 1656.54 1712.17 1522.64 1616.22
Dragon control 51.3 % 75.0% 25.0% 47.8%
Baron control 57.6% 50.0% 50.0% 57.1%
Gambit (5) Head-To-Head Head-To-Head CHW (6)
Record 14-14 3-1 1-3 14-14
Last round 0-2 vs. ROC 1-2 vs. ALL
Blue Side 78.6% 2-0 1-1 42.9%
Red Side 21.4% 1-1 0-2 50.0%
KDA 3.14 5.56 1.88 3.08
GPM 1650.28 1776.21 1513.53 1621.60
Dragon control 55.5 % 52.6% 47.4% 56.8%
Baron control 60.5% 75.0% 25.0% 46.5%

Bracket

QuarterFinals Semifinals Finals 5th place match 3rd place match
Alliance 2 CHW 1
vs. - ALL 1 vs. -
Copenhagen Wolves 1 vs. - Gambit Gaming 2
Fnatic 2 FNC 0
vs. -
SK Gaming 2 SK 0
ROCCAT 2 vs. - ALL 0
vs. - Roccat 1 vs. -
Gambit Gaming 0 ROC 0

Schedule

Day Game PDT EDT BST CEST IST KST AEST Result
Day 1 Preview show 08:00 11:00 15:00 16:00 20:30 23:00 01:00 -
Day 1 - Quarterfinals Alliance vs. CHW 09:00 12:00 16:00 17:00 21:30 00:00 02:00 ALL won
Day 1 - Quarterfinals ROCCAT vs. Gambit 11:00 14:00 18:00 19:00 23:30 02:00 04:00 ROC won
Day 2 - Semifinals Fnatic vs. Alliance 09:00 12:00 16:00 17:00 21:30 00:00 02:00 FNC won
Day 2 - Semifinals SK vs. ROCCAT 11:00 14:00 18:00 19:00 23:30 02:00 04:00 SK won
Day 2 - 5th place Copenhagen Wolves vs. Gambit 14:00 17:00 21:00 22:00 02:30 05:00 07:00 GMB won
Day 3 - 3rd place ALL vs. ROC 09:00 12:00 16:00 17:00 21:30 00:00 02:00
Day 3 - Finals FNC vs. SK 11:00 14:00 18:00 19:00 23:30 02:00 04:00
  • Quarterfinals, Semifinals and the 3rd/5th place match will be Bo3. The final will be Bo5.
  • All matches will be played on patch 4.5 with Gragas, Shen and Aatrox disabled.

Pro's tweeting

Fnatic vs. Alliance
Game 1
@ggDoA This heal comp is actually hilarious. Well done, Fnatic! #LCS
@RiotQuickshot While Fnatic looked great in that game, I still feel like Alliance had great team fights. The replay now demonstrates exactly that.
@theAllianceGG Heals, heals and shields everywhere. Fnatic takes game one, the next game of the #LCS Semifinals coming up: http://www.twitch.tv/riotgames
@RiotDeman Solid game from @fnatic with a cheeky heal/shield comp. What will they do next and will @theAllianceGG react? http://lolesports.com
Game 2
@TSMReginald Rekklesslyyyy baiting his teammates!
@dKiWiKiD circus act going on at that blue fight, LOL #lcs
@theAllianceGG Alliance evens the score to 1-1 in the #LCS Semifinals! The last game starts in a few minutes: http://www.twitch.tv/riotgames
@RiotDeman 1m I love it when these games go the distance, onwards to game 3 @fnatic vs @theAllianceGG. Who will reach the final? http://lolesports.com
Game 3
@SkumbagKrepo Fnatic is really snowballing their advantages in very precise map movement. They're spreading out & pressuring so, so well. #LCS
@TabzzLoL Wow that suckeddd i played so bad getting caught toplane. Didnt expect morg in the middle brush. Wp to fnatic they raped us 3rd game
@Moopzlol @FNATIC can go 8 defeats in a row, but they will always perform when they need to, pretty crazy :o #LCS
@FnaticCyanide spoiler alert Finals tomorrow, 2-1 today... the games we won pretty much were perfect and the 2nd game we got outpicked and played our comp wrong. A bit sad i didnt get the chance to really show off the feral flame junglers, but tomorrow is a new day!
Overall Series
@Wickdlol Threw game 1 and no comment on game 3. Fnatic played well and I hope they win the whole thing.
@YellOwStaRLOL YES, we did it ! We jump into the final of playoffs ! GG WP Alliance ! PS: i always have to play female characters..
@theAllianceGG Fnatic wins the series 2-1, ggwp guys. Tomorrow we'll be back, fighting for third place. #LCS
@TabzzLoL Did a little write up of the series vs Fnatic on my facebook, read it here: https://www.facebook.com/TabzzLoL
SK vs. ROCCAT
Game 1
@Joe_Miller Love watching teams playing fast and aggressive. Lets see if SK can come back! #LCS
Game 2
@CrsStvicious Overpow on tilt so hard, if that carries onto next game this is done #LCS
@RiotQuickshot 3 out of the 4 series this weekend have gone to all 3 games. I think the games have been enjoyable to watch though, hope you agree. #LCS
@SKGaming We are now tied 1:1 against @ROCCAT, decider is just around the corner. Keep believing, folks. #RUNSKG #LCS @lolesports
Game 3
@LoLDyrus fredy died 4 times in 7 mins the fun top lane life
@RiotJatt What the hell is going on in this game... #LCS [part 2] Despite Roccat losing their inhib turret early, the number of kills they are finding gives them an edge in this game. 4/0/2 Jinx is no joke
Overall Series
‏@SKCandyPanda Im coming for you @FnaticRekkles ! :D Hope tomorrow will go all the way to 5 games.
@RiotJatt Damn SK has gotten so good at controlling games and grinding out victories. From promo tourney to finals in 1 split. Well done SK! #LCS
@SKGaming Wohooo! Incredibly close match against but we made it in the end. Good game to @ROCCAT, next up is @FNATIC - el clasico calling #LCS
@TheSvenskeren Totally fail game 1, but we fixed our picks and bans for the next games and won kinda convincingly, fnatic tomorrow! @SKGaming
Copenhagen Wolves vs. Gambit
Game 1
@FroggenLoL kassadin is actually a solid laner against mages, if the mid doesn't have shield/sustain then he can easily harass them out of lane early
@danielzklein Dat Culling tho. This what happens when you build for damage. #LCS
@RiotDeman Unbelievable, @GambitEsports 1 match away from relegation. Can the @CPHWolves go all the way with a 2-0?
@RiotQuickshot IMO if you lock in a slightly non standard pick like Volibear, it needs to work and work well, especially when other champions are open.#LCS [part 2] Lee-Sin was up, Elise was up. Xin was up. In my opinion any one of those three would have offered more, especially with that strong early.
Game 2
@SKCandyPanda GENJA BEST ADC WORLD, LAST WHISPER AND INSTANT PENTA WOOOO
@NintendudeX The rotational advantages being gained by Copenhagen Wolves is NOT enough for the superior teamfight synergy of GAMBIT GAMING #Genja007 #LCS
@danielzklein And game 2 ends the best way possible. Penta for genja, super long even game, and we're going into game 3. #LCS
Gambit Gaming GENJA PENTAKILL CAN SAVE US FROM RELEGATION #LCS
Game 3
@dscarra nice recovery to secure an lcs spot by gambit.
@SkumbagKrepo Congratulations to @GambitEsports. Happy for them not having to go through the ordeal of fighting for your job. Much Stress #wow #LCS
Overall Series
@ShookLoL sad to see wolves go into relegations, but I am sure they'll fight their way back into lcs.
@TabzzLoL good luck to the doges in promotion, i for one welcome back our russian overlords into #LCS
@RiotQuickshot Congratulations to Gambit, best of luck to the EU #lcs production tomorrow! Another long day incoming, I will see you again on Friday in NA!

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EU & NA LCS Spring 2017 Promotion Tournament | Day 4 | Live Update and Discussion Thread

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EU Teams

Team Players (Top-Sup) Infopages
FC Schalke 04 Steve, Gilius, Fox, MrRalleZ, Sprattel Esportswikis//Twitter
Origen sOAZ, Amazing, PowerofEvil, xPeke/Toaster1, Hybrid Esportswikis//Twitter
Team ROCCAT Parang, Memento/Airwaks, Betsy, Steeelback, Raise Esportswikis//Twitter
Misfits Alphari, LamabeaWisdom2, Selfie, Hans Sama, IgNar Esportswikis//Twitter
Millenium Kaze, Djoko, Pretty, Tabzz, Masterwork Esportswikis//Twitter
Qualified for LCS Eliminated
 

NA Teams

Team Players (Top-Sup) Infopages
Phoenix1 Zig/Brandini, Inori, Pirean, Mash, Gate Esportswikis//Twitter
NRG eSports Quas, Santorin, GBM, Ohq, KiWiKiD Esportswikis//Twitter
Echo Fox Kfo, Hard/Kez, Froggen, Keith, Big Esportswikis//Twitter
Cloud 9 Challenger Balls, Contractz, Hai, Altec, LemonNation Esportswikis//Twitter
Team Liquid Academy Solo, Moon, Goldenglue, Piglet, Stunt Esportswikis//Twitter
Qualified for LCS Eliminated
 

Streams

EU Host

NA Host

EU Casters

NA Casters

Coverage

VoDs

EU Brackets

Elimination Qualification Finals
MIL 2
vs. - ROC 3
ROC 3 vs. -
S04 1 S04 1
vs. -
OG 3 MSF 3
vs. -
MSF 2

NA Brackets

Elimination Qualification Finals
EF 3
vs. - EF 0
TLA 2 vs. -
P1 3 EF 3
vs. -
NRG 0 NRG 0
vs. -
C9C 3

Schedule

Date Game PDT EDT GMT CEST IST KST AEST Region Result
Day 1
08/04 Team ROCCAT vs. Millenium 8:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 20:30 00:00 01:00 EU 3-2
08/04 Echo Fox vs. Team Liquid Academy 12:00 15:00 19:00 21:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 NA 3-2
Day 2
08/05 FC Schalke 04 vs. Team ROCCAT 8:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 20:30 00:00 01:00 EU 1-3
08/05 Misfits vs Origen 8:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 20:30 00:00 01:00 EU 2-3
Day 3
08/06 Phoenix 1 vs. Echo Fox 12:00 15:00 19:00 21:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 NA 3-0
08/06 Cloud 9 Challenger vs. NRG 12:00 15:00 19:00 21:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 NA 3-0
Day 4
08/07 FC Schalke 04 vs. Misfits 8:00 11:00 15:00 17:00 20:30 00:00 01:00 EU 1-3
08/07 Echo Fox vs. NRG 12:00 15:00 19:00 21:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 NA 0-3
  • Dates are MM/DD
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