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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The 6 Design Values – Part 4: Teamplay & Sona
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hi there! Tahalden here with the next installment of The 6 Design Values. League is a multiplayer game where two teams are pitted against each other. It is only reasonable for Riot to provide as many team-oriented aspects in the gameplay as possible. This is the basis for the design value, Teamplay. One of the most iconic team-oriented champions in […]

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The Solomid Saga: The Tale of America’s Favourite Team
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2014, 11:00 am

For as long as competitive League of Legends has existed, so too has Team SoloMid. The brainchild of Andy “Reginald” Dinh arrived on the scene in January of 2011 and has grown to be the most recognized name in competitive League history. The team has changed a lot over the years, but the fans seem […]

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Community Focus: Kings of the Kingdom and Jamie ‘Tundra’ Duthie
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 5:00 am

Hey Cloth5 fans! Fridgecake here with a look at Kings of the Kingdom, a UK based tournament and an interview with the creator Jamie ‘Tundra’ Duthie! Who are you? My name is Jamie ‘Tundra’ Duthie and I am a highly ranked top laner from the UK. I play for the UK team FM eSports and […]

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The 6 Design Values – Part 3: Counterplay & Skarner
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 10:00 am

Hi there! Welcome to the next installment of The 6 Design Values! (This article is quite long so I’ve included a TL:DR at the bottom!) Riot’s philosophy is focused on making League of Legends a game in which skill matters, and only skill should matter. This is the basis of Counterplay. Every action a player makes in the game […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.15
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone! Time for another PBE Roundup, Patch 4.15! This cycle has been a bit sparse in terms of balance changes, to tell you the truth. While only Gnar and Urgot have received substantial changes this Patch, there are three new skins on the horizon – One we have seen hinted at in the recent teaser. […]

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Patch 4.14 Competitive 5v5 Tier List
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 11:00 am

Disclaimer: It is important to note that this Tier List is meant for Competitive play, and as such, Solo Queue data and win rates have no bearing on it. Baelbad here with another iteration of Cloth5′s Competitive 5v5 Tier Lists! My intention with these lists is to help shed some light on why certain picks have […]

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Raging Bull: The Viability of Top Alistar
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 11:00 am

The cow has exploded onto the top-lane meta, just in time for regionals. Alistar was picked over five times in NLB after it was introduced by Trace of the Jin Air Stealths in the semi-finals. In the NLB Finals, SK Telecom T1 K’s Impact played it in two out of three games, and in at least […]

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Breaking Down Compositions – Part III: The Peel Comp
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 August 2014, 11:00 am

Whereas Dive Comps desire to engage suddenly and with heavy burst, a Peel Comp is designed to back away from such divers, slowly kiting them to death. Peel comps are sometimes called “Hyper-carry Comps,” because hyper-carries benefit most from receiving assistance from teammates in a fight. Peel comps work like a vacuum – Once you go in, you […]

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National University Esports League (NUEL) – Esports in the UK
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 August 2014, 10:00 am

Hey Cloth5 fans, Fridgecake here with a look at the NUEL (National University Esports League). Huge thanks to Dan Donnelly for his work in putting this together.   It’s often said that eSports in the UK are lacking compared to other parts of Europe and, whilst there is certainly merit to that argument, you only need […]

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The 6 Design Values – Part 2: Meaningful Choice & Kha’Zix
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 August 2014, 10:00 am

Howdy, Tahalden here with the next installment of The 6 Design Values. Ever heard of cookie-cutter builds? That’s exactly what Riot is trying to avoid by defining Meaningful Choice as a staple for League. All gameplay aspects have to adhere to this aspect of design: Champions, items, runes & masteries, team compositions, strategies, and so on. The champion that truly […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.14
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone! Hyjacked back again with another PBE Roundup. This cycle has seen a few balance changes, a couple of cool new skins, and more importantly, a new champion! Gnar has bounced onto the rift and has already made a name for himself. I really hope he’ll be live during patch 4.14, but he may end up […]

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Upon entering Champion Select, you will meet ten people who will immediately influence the ensuing game. This can be concerning because generally speaking (for solo queue specifically) you won’t know what the other nine people are going to do; it is completely out of your control. If you are like most players out there seeking those ‘W’s’ in […]

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Gaming Leagues of Ireland
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hello Cloth5 fans - Today we have an interview with Bryan Mc Namara, the Community and Events Director from Gaming Leagues of Ireland, and he is here to tell you a little about the organization and how you guys both in and around Ireland can get involved! How Did This Begin? The Gaming Leagues of Ireland was […]

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Breaking Down Compositions – Part II: The Dive Comp
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 August 2014, 11:00 am

While poke comps thrive in the rhythmic order of continual siege, on the opposite end of the spectrum, dive comps are the monarchs of YOLO engages and chaotic skirmishes. The primary characteristic of a dive comp is strong combat stats – Simply having more muscle than the other team. Divers tend to be powerful duelists […]

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Spirit of the Ancient Golem: A Comparative Analysis
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 August 2014, 11:00 am

Riot has decided to change Spirit of the Ancient Golem (SotAG) in the hopes of adding some viability to tanky junglers. This article analyzes the changes to SotAG, how it compares to the other jungle items, and which champions can benefit from the new SotAG. NEW SOTAG vs. OLD SOTAG What’s changed? 350 Health –> […]

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The 6 Design Values – Part I: Mastery & Lee Sin
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hi there, this is Tahalden bringing you the first installment of a series that will dive deeply into the six design values in League of Legends. With each entry, I will relate the design value under discussion to a champion that was recently reworked/buffed/nerfed. When a given champion is nerfed, buffed, or reworked entirely, can we […]

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E- Sports: Pros vs. Joes
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 August 2014, 1:00 pm

One of the longest standing debates in sports today is Training vs Talent or Nature vs Nurture. People always wonder whether they can compete at the highest level if they put in endless hours of practice or if they are destined to fail by genetic predisposition. The amount of scientific literature surrounding this debate is […]

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E- Sports: Pros vs. Joes
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 August 2014, 1:00 pm

One of the longest standing debates in sports today is Training vs Talent or Nature vs Nurture. People always wonder whether they can compete at the highest level if they put in endless hours of practice or if they are destined to fail by genetic predisposition. The amount of scientific literature surrounding this debate is […]

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PBE Preview: Gnar, the Missing Link
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone! Hyjacked here with something a bit different from my normal articles. As I’m sure you’re all aware, a new champion has hit the PBE for testing. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a new champion; Braum came out in May, and Vel’Koz before him in February. After three months of waiting, we’ve […]

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Creating A Legacy: A Chat With Carbon
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 August 2014, 2:00 pm

Tim “Carbon” Wendel, jungler and team captain for the OCE Winter Regional winners (at the time Avant Garde Ascension), took time out of his busy training schedule to chat with Cloth5 this week. PineappleSmoothie: Congratulations on winning the winter regional, have you had much of a chance to celebrate? Carbon: Haha, cheers! We certainly have […]

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Breaking Down Compositions – Part I: The Poke Comp
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 August 2014, 11:00 am

You hear a lot of talk about team compositions, but accurate and useful definitions on what they are, how they work, and their interactions with each other, are hard to come by. For a concept that is fundamental to operating successfully in League, this is unacceptable. When creating a team comp, the goal is to […]

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OGN Champions: Semifinals Week preview – Day 2
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 July 2014, 11:00 am

Hey everyone and welcome to the second part of the OGN Summer Semifinals preview. This second match is a big one, a team kill match between Samsung White and Samsung Blue. Every team kill holds the possibly of being extra special. With daily scrims these teams know each other better than anyone and when two […]

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Patch 4.12 Competitive 5v5 Tier List
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 July 2014, 3:00 pm

Disclaimer: It is important to note that this tier list is meant for competitive play and as such Solo Queue data and win rates have no bearing on it. Baelbad here with another iteration of Cloth5′s Competitive 5v5 Tier Lists. My intention with these lists is to help shed some light on why certain picks have […]

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