The Bronze Escape: Getting out of ‘Elo Hell’
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 October 2014, 11:00 am

With season four wrapping up in the next month or so, I figured I would help out my fellow low-elo buds! Elo Hell. The words send a shiver through me. The term, for those who don’t know, usually references the situation a summoner is in when it comes to their ranked tier/class. The general argument […]

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Playing Rumble; What have the pros done at Worlds?
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 October 2014, 11:00 am

Rumble has been a major talking point at the 2014 World Championship — Ever since he emerged as a successful counter to the previously dominant Maokai in the opening game between Korea’s Samsung White and China’s Edward Gaming. However, he’s not a simple pick, and if you’ve not spent some time mastering the champion (he has […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.18
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 October 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone, it’s Hyjacked back once again for another PBE Roundup! This patch brings a few balance changes, several Harrowing skins, and updated splash arts. Darius is receiving a legendary skin, Dunkmaster Darius, and the long-awaited rerelease of Sion, the Undead Juggernaut has also arrived for testing. Keep in mind that all of these changes are tentative. Numbers, […]

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Worlds Group C Statistics: The Numbers Behind the Group of Death
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 October 2014, 11:00 am

The Group stages of the World Championship may have ended, but with Quarterfinals around the corner, the real action is only just beginning. Let’s take a step back and focus on Group C. The Group of Death was predicted, as the name would suggest, to be a hotly contested Group — And it lived up to the […]

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Pros vs. Joes Part II: The Mind Unleashed
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 September 2014, 11:00 am

Last time, we started a discussion about what sets professional competitors apart from those striving for greatness. We are inevitably lead to the nature vs. nurture debate; are people just born with talent or can anyone train into greatness? This debate has raged on long before I was born, and will continue to rage on […]

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The 6 Design Values – Part 6: Clarity & Trundle
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2014, 11:00 am

Howdy!  Tahalden here with the final installment of The 6 Design Values. With League here to stay for years, the game has to modernize. In order for this to happen certain things need to improve, such as the graphics of the game, as well as making League accessible to as broad a player base as possible. This need […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.17
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 September 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone! It’s Hyjacked once again for another PBE Roundup. This patch features a few minor balance changes, a huge texture update initiative, and not one, but two gameplay updates! Viktor and Soraka are both getting reworked, so hop in your ambulance and join the revolution. Let’s take a look at what this patch has to […]

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World Championship Preview: SK Gaming – Cool and Collected (Group B)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 September 2014, 11:00 am

SK Gaming is a team with a long history in both competitive League and eSports as a whole. We will gloss over the days of Ocelote; the story of the current SK started in late 2013. The team was almost entirely rebuilt at this time, with CandyPanda as the lone holdover. The fledgling team made it back […]

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The name Dark Passage can be traced back to a Turkish Counter-Strike team formed in 2003. DP has since grown into a world-class eSports organization with competitive teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike, FIFA, Starcraft, and more. Dark Passage won the 2013 Turkish Championship and has been dominating the Turkish scene for quite some time […]

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World Championship Preview: KaBuM eSports – Brazilian Hope (Group D)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 11:00 am

KaBuM is a name that some might recognise as belonging to a Brazilian technology superstore. In September of last year, the online retailer acquired the LoL squad and coach of Nex Impetus, a promising yet decidedly unaccomplished team, as a first venture into the realm of eSports. Nex Impetus placed 3-4th at Riot’s Season Three […]

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Welcome to our Southeast Asian Worlds Previews –  Taipei Assassins Edition: Season 2 World Champions and First Seed from the Southeast Asian region. TPA is definitely the most well known brand from Southeast Asia. Consistently dominating everyone in the Garena Premier League – They have won all three tournaments this Season with an impressive combined score of 54/12 […]

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Welcome to our Southeast Asian Worlds Previews –  This one belongs to the ahq e-Sports Club, 2014 Season Garena Regional Finals winners and the 2nd Seed from this region. ahq e-Sports Club, alongside TPA, is the biggest name in the Garena Premier League right now. Many consider these two organizations to be ultimate rivals since for the […]

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World Championship Preview: Team SoloMid – Fanboys Unite (Group B)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 September 2014, 3:00 pm

The third episode of our North American World Championship previews chronicles the journey of Team SoloMid. They take the First seed from North America for the second time in three years. With the most recognizable name in League of Legends eSports, it should come as no surprise that Andy “Reginald” Dinh will stop at nothing to […]

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World Championship Preview: Cloud 9 – Consistently Consistent (Group D)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 September 2014, 11:00 am

The second instalment of our North American team previews follows Cloud 9 –  A team who has remained at the forefront of North American League of Legends scene for over a year. After entering the LCS in the Summer of 2013, Cloud 9 wasted no time traipsing on the competition and finished the 2013 Summer Split with an […]

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World Championship Preview: LMQ – The American Dream (Group C)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 September 2014, 3:00 pm

Welcome to our North American Worlds Previews –  The first preview belongs to NA’s Third Seed and powerhouse, LMQ. Having arrived in North America only eight months ago, they have worked their way through the amateur scene for a spot in the LCS and a chance to represent North America at this year’s World Championship. […]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the first article previewing the teams who will be representing Korea in the 2014 League of Legends Worlds Championship. I am Zalfier, and I will be letting you know what’s going on with this year’s Korean Hype-Train! The team previewed here will be the Third Seed from Korea – And a team currently on fire: NaJin […]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the first article previewing the teams who will be representing Korea in the 2014 League of Legends Worlds Championship. I am Zalfier, and I will be letting you know what’s going on with this year’s Korean Hype-Train! The team previewed here will be the Second Seed from Korea and the second Samsung team contending at Worlds: […]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the first article previewing the teams who will be representing Korea in the 2014 League of Legends Worlds Championship. I am Zalfier, and I will be letting you know what’s going on with this year’s Korean Hype-Train! The first team previewed is the First Seed from Korea – And the current favorite to take home […]

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Providing Support Through Positive Presence – Tactics and Strategies
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 September 2014, 11:00 am

In my previous article, I discussed the concept of positive presence in game and how you can use this to influence your games and achieve victory.  Here, I will be going into further detail with the ways to generate presence as a Support over the course of a game. Early Game The early moments set the tone […]

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Tanking Turrets Like A Boss
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 September 2014, 11:00 am

Ever seen that Lucian recalling at 100 HP with no mana under his tower? Ever thought “Wow, this is a free kill!” — Only to be kited around by the pesky Purifier, tanking thousands of damage from his turret? If you’ve been playing League of Legends for any reasonable period of time, you know that […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.16, the Shurima Patch
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 September 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone! Hyjacked back once again for another round of PBE updates. This patch cycle has been very exciting! The long-rumoured Shurima Patch is finally coming to the Rift, including a new champion, a new game mode, and a gameplay update to Cassiopeia. There hasn’t been a patch this big since the Freljord Patch, which […]

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The 6 Design Values – Part 5: Evolution & Lucian
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 September 2014, 11:00 am

Hi there! Tahalden here with the next installment of The 6 Design Values. The next design value on the table is Evolution. League has been around for almost five years, and to be fair… nowadays it’s nowhere near the same as back in 2009 upon release. The number of champions has tripled, the graphics have been upgraded multiple […]

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PBE Preview: Azir, the Emperor of the Sands
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2014, 11:00 am

My goodness, I did not expect this! Gnar is barely hot off the presses and already, we’ve got a new champion coming out next patch! I genuinely thought it was going to be another three months, but Azir has already debuted on PBE in what is shaping up to look like the long-awaited Shurima Patch. […]

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2014 International Wildcard Tournament Recap
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 September 2014, 11:00 am

Last month, Legacy eSports headed to Gamescom to compete in Riot’s International Wildcard Tournament. After months of intensive scrimming, reviewing of replays, sessions with sports psychologists, and a timely scission from Avant Garde, Legacy joined the select group of Australian teams that can boast of having participated in an international competition. Day 1 Legacy were […]

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Cloth5 Staff Spotlight: Denise – Graphic Artist
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hello Cloth5 Fans! We mean it when we say we love every single one of you — Our team is dedicated to bringing you guys consistent League of Legends content that delivers from both a written and aesthetic perspective. We believe that a large part of the ‘heart-and-soul’ of our articles rests in the graphics. If you didn’t […]

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