Understanding the Preseason Mana Regen Changes
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 December 2014, 11:16 am

Patch 4.20 brought with it a number of new changes to League of Legends entering the 2015 pre-season. Many of the changes were hotly discussed and analyzed, particularly in the jungle. You should start buff camp! You should start small camp! Is that a crab? Who cares, pick Warwick, and so on. Amidst all of […]

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Exploring the New Jungle: An Analysis on New Jungle Starts
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 November 2014, 11:00 am

Welcome to the Jungle Welcome everyone to my analysis of the new jungle that is arriving in season 5. Today I am going to be focusing on a small but important part of jungling, the initial clear. Compared to last season, the new jungle is going to be a little bit slower and quite a […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.20 (Preseason content included)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2014, 11:46 am

Hello, friends! It’s been a while since my last article, but today I’m going to be going over a pretty robust collection of changes that the PBE has experienced over the last few weeks. As always, PBE content is subject to change, but that goes double this time around: A lot of the changes that […]

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Defending Tomorrow: Analyzing Jayce Play at Worlds
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 November 2014, 11:00 am

It’s been a long time for most regions since Piltover’s Defender of Tomorrow was seen in competitive play. Jayce was barely a niche pick everywhere but the GPL over the last split. Suddenly, he has come tearing back through his Acceleration Gate to become one of the most hotly-contested picks at worlds, particularly in the […]

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A Window to Japan Esports: An Interview with Japanese Champions DetFM
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 November 2014, 11:00 am

Hey everybody! blue_lights here. I’ll be dropping by here at Cloth5 to bring you ladies and gentlemen exclusive news on the up-and-coming Japanese LoL scene! With the Japanese servers planned for release in the near future, I figured it would be a great time to dive my way a little deeper into Japan’s world of […]

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First Look At Team Fusion
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 11:13 pm

This is Team Fusion, a new up-and-comer in the challenger scene. The team’s roster was officially announced via twitter on October 23rd and quickly set the community abuzz with the daring lineup. I had the opportunity to sit down with the team and its owner Veyloris to discuss the team’s beginnings and their chances in the […]

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A Global Reach: The Future of eSports
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 October 2014, 11:00 am

Video games are close to all of our hearts – Whether our first experience was on a GameBoy or an N64, many of us can recall fond memories of time spent gaming since childhood. I had never imagined a world where competitive gaming would be occurring on a global scale for millions of players to enjoy and […]

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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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