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Gabriel Zoltan-Johan

Bio

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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A guide to Xayah
Xayah is one half of the new bird couple that has swooped into the Rift, and is an AD carry with potent waveclear and even greater burst damage thanks to her feather mechanic. In this...
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Best builds for Xayah
With the recent release of Xayah, we have a lot of opportunity for experimentation on item builds and what might be optimal for the feather-slinging rebel. RELATED: A guide to Xayah So...
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The Metagame Report: Jungle path déja vu
The jungle has been a very carry-focused role for a good chunk of late Season 6 and Season 7. Krugs originally opened up a ridiculously quick path to outpacing the experience of your...
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Zoltan-Johan: Breaking down votes for the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split Awards
The 2017 NA LCS Spring Split has come and gone, and with that, many awards signalling the appreciation of great players and staff were voted on and presented over the course of the...
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Riot aim to start NA LCS franchising in 2018 Season, current teams not guaranteed spots: sources
Riot Games aim to end relegation in the NA LCS and implement franchising in the 2018 NA LCS Season with an official announcement expected soon, sources familiar with the situation told...
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Coaching to Gold: Turning Baron into a guaranteed victory
We’ve all seen it. The 50/50 baron, the random baron throw, the desperate baron sneak, all of this especially in solo queue, and sometimes all in the same game. Baron is an objective...
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Echo Fox's Gate: 'On Team Impulse it was especially bad because we just didn’t get any money, so we had to pay out of pocket for literally everything'
3:28 - The offseason for Echo Fox and tweeting at Gordon Ramsey7:26 - What was it like being bought out by Phoenix1? How is that different compared to transferring orgs like you did...
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Fasffy on the TM ruling: 'Essentially everyone involved in the team has been set back almost at least half a year...that’s worth five grand?'
2:47 - Recapping the Tainted Minds controversy and reaction to the ruling8:49 - Fasffy on her own situation and "being thrown under the bus" by TM13:03 - What if the Tainted Minds...
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The Metagame Report: The Ruined King returns
In patch 7.5, Blade of the Ruined King was buffed, giving it more attack damage, more lifesteal, and less attack speed. The item became more efficient for laning purposes as a result,...
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Best builds for Lucian
Lucian's build paths have varied greatly across his history in League of Legends. Going from crit, to the Korean Ghostblade-Black Cleaver, into lethality, into the very questionable...
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A guide to Lucian
Lucian has risen in popularity after his animation changes and buffs to Blade of the Ruined King. But while those two factors have brought Lucian back into the meta, the fact of the...
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Coaching up to Gold: Harassing in lane
Welcome to Coaching up to Gold, a series where U of T coach Gabriel Zoltan-Johan teaches you some basic gameplay concepts that will help you climb in solo queue. One of the biggest...
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Origen relegated from EU LCS
Origen have been relegated from the EU LCS after losing 3-0 to Giants Gaming in the 2016 Summer EU LCS Promotion Tournament. This exit sees the organization go full circle, as the team...
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Misfits' Hans sama: In season 3, I started watching anime and I really didn't want to start playing LoL again
Interview video time stamps and topics: 2:10 - Playoff preparation and Misfits' challenger ventures5:19 - On moving to another country, being a younger player in the LCS7:11 - Reverse...
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The Metagame Report: Assassin's Creed
Season 7 has featured a diverse cast of champions in the mid lane, but the midseason has seen a settled and balanced mix of control mages and assassins. Prior to patch 7.5, aside from...
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Best builds for Vladimir
Vladimir synergizes well with items that give ability power, moreso than any item that gives health. This is due to his passive, which gives him more bonus health for ability power...
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A guide to Vladimir
Vladimir has made a resurgence in play since his buffs in patch 7.3, first being shown as a viable pick in FlyQuest's series against Team Dignitas in the NA LCS. The blood mage...
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Coaching up to Gold: On the way to better pings
Welcome to a series where U of T coach Gabriel Zoltan-Johan teaches you some basic gameplay concepts that will help you climb in solo queue. In the absence of voice communication, pings...
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NA LCS quarterfinal predictions
The 2017 NA LCS Spring Split Quarterfinals are finally upon us, and a couple of interesting matches will kickoff the region's journey to the Vancouver-based finals. Phoenix1 will get the...