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The Manila Cup 2017 is Underway

The Philippines’ biggest fighting game event of the year happens on September 8-10, 2017. Manila Cup 2017 takes place at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati. Set at the same venue as the recently concluded Rev Major PH, this year’s iteration features 9 games: Blazblue Central Fiction King of Fighters 14 Guilty Gear...

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Rift Rivals Red 2017: LMS can leave with heads held high

Even the LMS analysts had no hope for the region. Most teams braced themselves for a 0-8 finish in the Group Stage. Imagine their surprise when M17 took a game off OMG, who had a 6-0 standing for LPL. M17 after earning LMS their first win of the competition In a way, M17’s Day 1 win gave LMS the hope to do well, riding on the wave of their...

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Exclusive: Chawy on sharing with Westdoor, AHQ and Home

Ahq made their run at Rift Rivals Red 2017 in 3 games. Mid laner Wong ‘Chawy’ Xing-Lei only played the first match against RNG. On Taliyah, he roamed bot for an early first blood and held his own in lane. Despite being up in gold till 30 minutes, RNG’s initiative and team fighting eventually took over. In spring, Chawy was ahq’s starter. However...

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Rift Rivals Red Day 4 Recap

LPL barely took down LMS yesterday to face LCK in the finals today. A battle for regional pride was on the line as all LCK coaches predicted a 3-0 while LPL’s coaches were adamant against that scoreline. SSG vs EDG EDG took a commanding lead from start to finish. While SSG managed to take 7 kills off EDG by the end, Zet finished it all off...

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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...

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Exclusive: SwordArt on LMS performance and SKT T1 Wolf

Flash Wolves bounced back from their loss to SKT T1 and put up a good performance against LPL’s WE today at Rift Rivals Red 2017. We sat down with FW support SwordArt for an exclusive interview. LMS went 2-1 on Day 2 of Rift Rivals. What do you think of the region’s performance? SwordArt: I think all our teams did pretty well today. Definitely...

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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...

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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...

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Rift Rivals Red Exclusive: Spotlight on Samsung

Samsung Galaxy is the only LCK team to open Rift Rivals 2017 playing two games. They were against LMS’s J-Team and LPL’s EDG on Day 1. Despite J-Team’s early leads gained by Elise, Renekton and Corki, Samsung kept their cool. CoreJJ’s Tahm Kench denied many kills while Orianna and Varus were happy to wave clear, scale and zone with Rumble in team...

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