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e-Sports - Season 2 League of Legends World Championship Finals begin!

Post by Bellabong on Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:46 pm

Official Tournament Page:
http://tournaments.leagueoflegends.com/s2-world-championship

First match today is 0900 Pacific time/1200 Eastern/1800 Central European . Streams can be found on the official website as well as in the reddit info post below (extremely handy)



Reddit info page: http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/10xiby/day_1_season_2_world_championship_playoffs_group/

VODS:
http://www.reddit.com/r/LoLEventVoDs

Anyone on GL gonna follow these? If say who're you supporting?
I'm a fan of CLG.EU

Participating Teams:


Team Solomid


CLG Prime


Team Dignitas


Moscow 5


SK Gaming


CLG EU


Taipei Assassins


Azubu Frost


NaJin Sword


Team WE


Invictus Gaming


Saigon Jokers


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Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"

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Re: e-Sports - Season 2 League of Legends World Championship Finals begin!

Post by Bellabong on Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:13 pm

500,000 concurrent viewers (I ont even know how many uniques) not a single one from this forum. This place is so out of touch with pc gaming...

In other news all north american teams got eliminated eliminated embarrassingly and the semi finals will consist of M5 vs. Taipei Assassins and the winner of Team World Elite vs. Counterlogic Gaming EU will face Azubu Frost.

For me the Saigon Jokers were the surprise package so far and Dignitas the biggest disappointment

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Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"

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Re: e-Sports - Season 2 League of Legends World Championship Finals begin!

Post by LeVersacci on Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:58 pm

Never played League of Legends so it doesn't really intrest me Razz
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Post by Maje10 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:15 pm

Never played it, but it looks very similar to DotA, which I have also hardly played, but seen my brother play it a lot, lol.

Watched the last few minutes of one of the games today. Looks pretty cool, so I might follow it.

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Post by Die Borussen on Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:46 pm

played for 2 years or so and quit

very addictive
but the normal mode is full of kids and trolls whereas the ranked mode requires a specific approach in the game which is superior to the usual approach so i find it boring in a way

what ive learned from this game and for this game throughout those 2 years is the more you play the better you become
even if you are not a skillful player if you give your life in it you might be in these championship finals in which im pretty sure most participants play dozens of hours a day
its a bit one dimensional and if you exploit its weaknesses you beat everyone but that requires time

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Post by Bellabong on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:52 am

On my EU account I treat normals lke ranked. I have to because even though I just hit 30 on my EUW account my normal rating is extremely high - havent had a single normal game on my euw without half the players being 2k elo in ranked (you have a normal rating for matchmaking - Riot made it hidden a looooooong time ago.

This tourney is using up 5% of american internet in jist the group and playoff stage.

Im really intrigued what the figures will be for the grand final. Tickets to the 10,000 person arena are sold out and the only region disadvantaged time wise is asia - plus its on saturday anyways.

Theres gonna be more people watching this in person than a serie a match.

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Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"

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Post by Bellabong on Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:12 am

Sweet mother of god. I just heard a vuvuzela.

I love that the crowd is cheering ward kills becausethis is a turtle game (clg vs we game 3)

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Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"

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Re: e-Sports - Season 2 League of Legends World Championship Finals begin!

Post by CBarca on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:38 am

Don't really like LoL, but tell me if Team Dignitas does well, because they're a very well known team in SC2, which I semi-follow.

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Post by Bellabong on Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:56 am

Bad news for you then - while Dignitas is arguably tied wth CLG.Prime for 2nd best North American teams all North American teams got wiped. CLG.Prime only managed one victory in the group stages (against a team that was eliminated along with them)- Dignitas got 0-3ed and TSM was also without victory.

Its like dota all over again - NA teams are becoming a non entity

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Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"

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Post by guest7 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:26 am

I'm watching

Bit dissapointed that TSM went out so early, they're kind off my favourites after M5.

Think M5 is gonna walk this over like any recent tournament. They're just much smarter with their item picks and champion picks. dat 5 GA strat
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Post by Bellabong on Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:19 pm

CLG.EU is the only team to beat them in an extended series Razz

Bummer about the technical issues though - the atmosphere from the crowd was great last night. Oh well, we're still at least going to get the streams of the remaining matches and the grand final will be held here:



:bow: rise of e-sports in the west

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Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"

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Post by CBarca on Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:59 pm

Phritz wrote:Bad news for you then - while Dignitas is arguably tied wth CLG.Prime for 2nd best North American teams all North American teams got wiped. CLG.Prime only managed one victory in the group stages (against a team that was eliminated along with them)- Dignitas got 0-3ed and TSM was also without victory.

Its like dota all over again - NA teams are becoming a non entity

Meh, so then it's just pretty much just like SC2 then, America has very few people capable of making a splash...as well as American teams. Oh well (unless you count EG which the only people winning are non-Americans, even though it's an "American" team).

That's too bad. Guess I'll root for M5 then, who-in my limited knowledge of LoL- seem to be the best team in the world, and probably the favorites?

Where is this being held Phritz? That arena looks a little bit like the one they use for Dreamhack.

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Post by Bellabong on Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:44 pm

Dreamhack's Dreamarena has a capacity of 4000 - This is USC's 10,000 seater basketball stadium.

You're right - M5 is by far the most creative and exciting team atm but the Asian teams have pretty much been in their own bubble so its hard to judge their skill ceiling - one thing is for sure - Their mechanics are perfect.

M5 used to be massive unsportsmanlike douches which is why I didn't use to like them despite their entertaining aggressive playstyle but they took a lot of steps to rectify that image.

Imma update this thread with the new schedule once its known

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Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"

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Post by CBarca on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:42 pm

Wow, either Dreamhacks stadium looks larger than it is, or that picture makes that one look smaller than it is, but I didn't expect such a difference.

LoL is getting big...oh well. I saw it coming. Wish I liked the game but I don't enjoy it at all, I've tried.

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Post by Bellabong on Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:19 pm





Well at closer inspection the AMD-Sapphire DreamArena is pretty much half the size of a basketball court so it having around half the capacity sounds about right.

What was it about lol that you didn't enjoy if I may ask?

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Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"

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Post by CBarca on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:35 am

Just the whole game, and the way it's played. I just don't enjoy it at all on the fundamental level, MOBAS (I think that is what they are called) are just games I don't really enjoy.

Then there are other things, I guess, the length, the characters, the fun factor (the last one ties in closely with my first point).

Kinda similar to how some people just don't like FPS's, or RTS's, I don't prefer MOBAS-HoN, LoL, DOTA2...whatever it may be.

I'm all for the development of esports though. Which IMO is kind of a silly title to give it, but yeah. Esports rock Very Happy

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