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Tim Sevenhuysen

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NA LCS Spring 2017 Preseason Power Rankings
Big money. Brand power. Korean superstars. North American is seeing an influx of many things for the 2017 spring split. Multiple teams have received new investments or ownership changes,...
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Growth Trajectory: Splyce set big goals for 2017
Everyone loves a Cinderella story. In sports, as in other aspects of life, we like to cheer for the disadvantaged protagonist on their arduous journey from rags to riches. In 2016, no...
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IEM Gyeonggi Staff Picks
The first major tournament of the offseason — sorry, IEM Oakland — IEM Gyeonggi is shaping up to be an interesting clash between teams still developing or organizing their 2017 lineups....
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Jungle shuffle: Who got more value from the Reignover for Dardoch exchange?
It’s rare to see two players directly trade places, but that’s what Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin and Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett have done this offseason. Reignover left the Immortals and has...
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In defense of SKT Huni
When SK Telecom T1 announced that they had parted ways with top laner Lee “Duke” Ho-seong, few would have accurately predicted his replacement. The buzz quickly turned to ex-KT Rolster...
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Something Old, Something New: Fnatic’s dramatic, all-European reboot
Fnatic’s eagerly-awaited 10-man, all-European roster has finally been revealed, and it’s a cluster-bomb of fascinating talking points. According to Fnatic's announcement, the 2017...
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Phoenix1's home-grown game plan: Building a strong domestic core
Six months after joining the North American LCS, Phoenix1 finally have the time and opportunity to build the roster they really want. The past experiences of Phoenix1’s management and...
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Insatiable: Evaluating the ever-increasing appetite for Korean imports
There's no question: South Korea is better at League of Legends than any other part of the world. For proof, look no further than their four consecutive world championships. With Korea...
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Offseason Game Plan: Team Vitality
Vitality’s first year in League of Legends was a disappointment in nearly every way. The French team’s initial all-European roster looked, on paper, like one of the best in Europe. A...
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Superstar Sweepstakes: Potential destinations for Deft
With Kim “Deft” Hyuk-gyu’s declaration that he intends to return to the LCK for 2017, the offseason has found what will probably be its most noteworthy moving piece of the year, unless...
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Team SoloMid: Offseason Game Plan
Team SoloMid are North American League of Legends’ marquee franchise, an organization with a massive fanbase and a history of domestic success, anchored by the best player in the Western...
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Counter Logic Gaming: Offseason Game Plan
From an unemotional perspective, Counter Logic Gaming's 2016 season was a rousing success. Somehow, though, the takeaways from the year, at least from an outside perspective, are less a...
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Know Yourself: Win Conditions for the World Championship Grand Finals
Sun Tzu, whose quotability has rendered him a favorite source of pretentious pundits for centuries, wrote that “if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a...
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Frustration Fuels the Future: Takeaways from North America's showing at Worlds
The 2016 World Championship was supposed to be North America’s turn to make its stamp on international League of Legends. Instead, the NA LCS delivered just one team to the...
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Group Stage MVPs: 4 standout performers from the first leg of Worlds
The 2016 League of Legends World Championships Group Stage is officially in the books. Before diving into the best-of-five portion of the tournament, here’s a look at one player from...
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Regional Report Cards for Worlds Week 1
Part of what makes fans so excited for international tournaments is the opportunity to support their own region in a battle against the world. Whatever may happen in Los Angeles, Berlin,...
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Heavy is the Head: Crown’s crucial role on Samsung Galaxy, and his quest to unseat the king
Samsung’s League of Legends journey has seen lofty peaks and disheartening valleys, from winning the 2014 World Championship to facing the prospect of relegation in summer 2015. With...
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Strength in Unity: Zikz on CLG’s confidence, bootcamping and perfecting the process
Counter Logic Gaming have a complicated relationship with expectations. CLG weren't expected to keep pace with the rest of the NA LCS in the 2016 spring split, after replacing Yiliang...
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Convergence: Comparing regional picks and playstyles heading into Worlds
One of the most exciting parts about international League of Legends tournaments is the clash between different regional playstyles. While teams in different parts of the world do take...