May 28 2015

HalfBeard Survives Deadly Premonition Part 17

May 27 2015

HalfBeard Survives The Misadventures of Tron Bonne Part 4

May 27 2015

Heads Up: Lemma

May 27 2015

Heads Up: Vortex Attack

May 26 2015

HalfBeard Survives Deadly Premonition Part 16

May 25 2015

HalfBeard Survives The Misadventures of Tron Bonne Part 3

May 25 2015

Heads Up: Action Henk

May 22 2015

HalfBeard Survives Deadly Premonition Part 15

May 22 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 5/18-5/24, 2015)

eSports Weekly is a tad hungover from its first birthday last week (column years are triple dog years), but there’s still lots of news to cover. This week we preview the upcoming LCS Summer Split opening weekend, and look at some of the new rules implemented by Riot. We also cover the plethora of roster changes, as well as the controversy caused by a CS:GO client. This and much more in this week’s eSports Weekly!

LCS: Riot Announces New Rules Regarding Best Interests, Subs, and More

LCS 1With the Summer Split just a week away, Riot has announced some new rule changes that will affect the LCS. The first addition to the ruleset actually regards issues that fall outside of the LCS ruleset. This is in relevance to the situation between a former manager of the MeetYourMakers organization and its midlaner at the time, Marcin “Kori” Wolski. The manager had threatened Kori and his immediate family through legal action, and when Kori provided evidence to Riot, MYM fired the manager, and he was indefinitely banned from competing in any LCS events in any role. To counteract situations like this, where the organization wasn’t technically in violation of an LCS rule, this new rule allows LCS to rule on “emergent matters…when pro, team or competitive integrity are threatened.” LCS says this rule will only be used in extreme circumstances, and context will always be provided if and when this rule is implemented.

Additionally, LCS has instituted rules to allow for more substitutions. Teams are not allowed to substitute players between day one and day two of a typical week of LCS, and can sub in between games in a playoff series. This change will also have effects on the roster size during the regular season and during the playoffs. The minimum amount of substitutes for a team has been increased from two to three, so instances where a team can’t properly fill spots in an emergency are less likely to happen. The cap for a roster during the playoffs has been set to six. Finally, regarding substitutes, the minimum level requirement for substitutes has been increased from Diamond III to Diamond V. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21 2015

HalfBeard Survives The Misadventures of Tron Bonne Part 2

Older posts «