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Gabriel Zoltan-Johan

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Gabriel Zoltan-Johan is a News Editor at theScore esports and the head analyst for the University of Toronto League of Legends team. His (public) musings can be found on his Twitter
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Gambit Esports win the PGL Major Kraków
Gambit have won the PGL Major Kraków, defeating Immortals 2-1. It is their first ever Major win and the second Major win for a CIS team. Not quite the CIS team everyone expected to win...
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Coaching to Gold: Roaming
One of the most important general skills to learn in League of Legends is the idea of roaming. Roaming is not just leaving the lane, it is a combination of applicable mechanical and...
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Off Meta: Jhin Jungle
You've entered solo queue and brushed off your favorite champion, pre-rework Urgot in the top lane. The enemy jungle is a Jhin with smite, a "Jhingle" if you will. You scoff at the idea,...
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The Metagame Report: The return of Kalista
From utility bots to hyper carries, the AD carry position may have seen the most drastic meta shifts of any position in Season 7. It frequently swings from one end to the other, and its...
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Coaching to Gold: Making the most of Practice Tool
One of the most requested features of League of Legends has always been a sandbox Tool, or a tool where players can practice specific scenarios in order to master champions and concepts....
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Off Meta: Shen Support
Sometimes, reworks completely change how a champion could be played. Graves lost his cigar but gained a penchant to blow back minions and monsters (then won his legal battle to get his...
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The Metagame Report: The return of Caitlyn, Elise and early game champions
During the 2017 Spring Split, a philosophical debate emerged as to whether G2’s practice regimen, which reportedly focused on gameplay around the 20-40 minute mark, was ideal for the...
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Valve announces sweeping changes to Major system, reworks TI qualifiers for 2018
Valve has announced extensive changes to the Major system in Dota 2, replacing it with a "more organic approach" that moves tournaments to third party organizers, according to a news...
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The Metagame Report: Why hook champions are back in the bot lane
Brace yourself, and get those dancing shoes on. Hook champions are back and ready to terrorize solo queue games near you. The rise of Blitzcrank and Thresh in competitive may look...
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Coaching to Gold: Why you should play easy champions
League of Legends is a video game, and that means it’s meant to be fun. We want to play the champions that we enjoy the most, whether that be because of their abilities, aesthetic, or...
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Off Meta: Support Zac
In the past, I’ve dabbled in introducing off meta picks that have surfaced in competitive play and have teased out why they theoretically work. But not this time. This time we’re going...
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How NA LCS' Academy System can earn top marks
As Riot unveils the details of a franchised 2018 NA LCS, much of the focus has been on the stability a league without relegation will bring to the competitive scene. Only briefly did...
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The Metagame Report: How Corki is taking over the mid lane, again
Some of the smaller champion changes that came through patch 7.12 were made to the Daring Bombadier, Corki. Despite what looked like very minor tweaks, the caster AD Carry has popped up...
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Coaching to Gold: Winning on an assassin
Some of the most popular champions in League of Legends are assassins. Comprised of characters who excel at 1v1 situations, the assassin is a low stamina, high damage and mobility type...
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H2K's Febiven on Rekkles before having met him: 'I was really into this guy, he was like an idol'
Interview video time stamps and topics: 1:40 - Fnatic vs H2K4:36 - Why Rekkles was Febiven's favorite teammate8:28 - On Self-improvement and self-help13:17 - Working with Koreans and...
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Off Meta: Taking Jayce into the jungle
There are three things that are permanent rules in League of Legends. First is that Thresh will always be relevant, second is that Lulu's polymorph will always be the most obnoxious...
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The Metagame Report: Supportal Kombat, and the best support items on 7.12
Patch 7.12 has dropped into our waiting hands, and with it a whole host of changes focused on support itemization. Riot’s intended goals are clear: support items are focused on a...
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What to watch in League this week: Make or break in NA, EU and KR
Week 4 of the Summer Split is upon us, and teams are starting to cement themselves into tiers of strength. For all of the teams below, these games are pivotal to them securing top spots...
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Coaching to Gold: Fantastic plants and where to find them
Header Image:Blast Cone = RedScryer’s Bloom = BlueHoneyfruit = Green Ever since Patch 6.22, the flora of Summoner's Rift has changed drastically, giving birth to a new mechanic in the...