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Author: Wei Hao Tan

Rift Rivals: Red Day 2 Recap

The day started off the LCK in the lead with 3 points, followed by LPL at 2 and unexpectedly, LMS with 1 point. M17 vs MVP MVP started the game with a disastrous invade, ceding 2 kills to M17’s Apex. Fortunately for them, M17 was running a late game protect-the-carry composition and required time to scale. MVP managed to claw back the gold lead in the mid game, taking teamfight after teamfight with the Kalista-Rakan combo. Eventually, Max landed a huge 4-man knock-up that sealed M17’s fate. RNG vs KT KT’s first game in Rift Rivals also happened to...

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Rift Rivals: Red Day 1 Recap

The first day of Rift Rivals: Red has come and gone. As the top Asian teams clashed, sparks flew and the current standings are as follows: JT vs SSG J Team started the day off with a questionable draft of Kalista-Braum bottom lane when Thresh was still readily available to be picked. This would eventually come back to bite them as they transited from a decent early game into an indecisive mid game baron dance with no clear-cut engage tool. Eventually, Samsung took advantage of this. They choked JT out of the Baron pit, outscaled them and took the...

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Rift Rivals 2017: LMS has tough climb ahead

It is difficult to describe the teams representing LMS at Rift Rivals without the context of first half of the LMS Summer Split. The standings as of now have baffled even veteran LMS analysts. None of the teams at Rift Rivals are at the top of the table. Raising the hopes of LMS? Newly promoted Raise Gaming sits at the top at the table at 6-1, only losing a BO3 series to their promotion tournament nemesis, Wayi Spider. Their unorthodox strategy of pushing side lanes before collapsing into the mid lane has caught many teams off guard from the...

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LMS: Flash Wolves stumbling downhill

After a grueling trip halfway around the world to compete in the Mid-Season Invitational 2017 in Brazil, the Flash Wolves (FW) are experiencing a series of unfortunate events. The team has been hit by health issues and player behaviors that have implicated the roster, and results.

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Riot announces Reforged Runes and New Honor system

In the latest Riot Pls video, Lead Producer New001 shared upcoming updates regarding Runes, the Honor system, 10 Ban system, Voice Chat, and more. The update covered very exciting changes that yet again could shift the way League of Legends is played – possibly more so than previous iterations of Runes and Masteries. Here’s a quick rundown of the changes mentioned: More bugfixes and implementation of item sets are on the way New Rune system will combine Runes and Masteries All Runes will be FREE More Keystone Runes are available and are intended to grant a lot more power to than...

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