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Author: Wei Hao Tan

Rift Rivals Red Day 3 Recap

LMS faced LPL in a battle for supremacy today, as well as the right to face LCK at the finals. Here’s how it all went down. JT vs WE WE spared no effort in quickly banning the Thresh and picking Kalista from Bebe. Both teams went even for the first 20 minutes. But WE eventually pulled ahead by taking Dragons and Barons, finally winning a crucial teamfight at 34 minutes. It was curtains for J Team at that point. OMG vs FW FW’s SwordArt was banned out heavily, but came out swinging with his Blitzcrank. His hooks were on...

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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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