• WildTurtle is back on TSM
    Taylor Cockelast month

    WildTurtle is back on TSM

    Following the departure of Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng from Team SoloMid, League of Legends fans everywhere were wondering who would take his place in the AD carry role. Would they import someone from outside of NA? Would they be looking to other top teams at home? Would it be Kim “PraY” Jong-in? Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou?

  • League of Legends’ IEM problem
    Taylor Cocke2 months ago

    League of Legends’ IEM problem

    Getting teams to go to Intel Extreme Masters Oakland has been a struggle. Whether it’s NA teams like Counter Logic Gaming, Immortals, or Team SoloMid stating that they wouldn’t attend (and then reneging on that in the TSM’s case) or only mid-tier teams from other major regions making their way to the tournament, most fans are disappointed by the lineup at the premier offseason tournament. In the past, IEM tournaments have been big deals.

  • WildTurtle rejoins TSM to play at IEM Oakland
    Taylor Cocke2 months ago

    WildTurtle rejoins TSM to play at IEM Oakland

    Jason “WildTurtle” Tran will be returning to his old home of Team SoloMid to play at IEM Oakland, the team announced on Twitter. WildTurtle was the starting AD carry for TSM from 2013 through 2015, when he was replaced by Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng. WildTurtle’s return comes on the heels of Doublelift’s decision to step down from the TSM roster in order to take a break.

  • RNG Mata: ‘I’m definitely not completely satisfied with my play right now’
    Taylor Cocke3 months ago

    RNG Mata: ‘I’m definitely not completely satisfied with my play right now’

    Despite qualifying for the quarterfinals of the 2016 League of Legends World Championships, Royal Never Give Up had a tough week. For a team with two former World Champions and Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao on the roster, the 3-3 group stage finish was something of a disappointment.

  • RNG knocks TSM out, advances to LoL Worlds quarters with Samsung Galaxy
    Taylor Cocke3 months ago

    RNG knocks TSM out, advances to LoL Worlds quarters with Samsung Galaxy

    Hometown favorites Team SoloMid have been knocked out of the 2016 League of Legends World Championships. Advancing to the quarterfinals in their place will be Royal Never Give Up and Samsung Galaxy. For North American fans, this is a massive disappointment.

  • Predictions for Week 2 of the 2016 League of Legends World Championships
    Taylor Cocke3 months ago

    Predictions for Week 2 of the 2016 League of Legends World Championships

    There are no undefeated teams at the 2016 League of Legends World Championships. Worlds 2016 may be the tournament of legendary AD carries, but the position to watch in Group B is decidedly the mid lane: Yi Tang “Maple” Huang on Flash Wolves, Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen on Cloud9, Kang “Athena” Ha-woon and Kang “Baeme” Yang-hyun on I May, and, of course, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok on SK Telecom T1.

  • What TSM, SSG, and RNG need to do to survive the brutal League of Legends Worlds Group D
    Taylor Cocke3 months ago

    What TSM, SSG, and RNG need to do to survive the brutal League of Legends Worlds Group D

    There are games left to be played at the 2016 League of Legends World Championships today, but the teams in Group D are all done for the week. Here’s what TSM, RNG, and SSG need to fix before they can make a run at the top spot of Group D.

  • TSM takes out first day loss frustrations on SSG at League of Legends Worlds
    Taylor Cocke4 months ago

    TSM takes out first day loss frustrations on SSG at League of Legends Worlds

    Judging by the beating Team SoloMid handed to Samsung Galaxy on the second day of the League of Legends World Championship 2016, the North American team wasn’t happy about their loss to Royal Never Give Up. Coming into champion select against the third seed Korean team, TSM aimed to take over the early game, picking up Lee Sin for Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen, Syndra for Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, and Kennen for Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell. The planned strategy paid off, with Svenskeren handing his solo lanes massive early leads with mechanically incredible plays.

  • RNG's dominating win over TSM changes everything for League of Legends Worlds Group D
    Taylor Cocke4 months ago

    RNG's dominating win over TSM changes everything for League of Legends Worlds Group D

    Group D at the 2016 League of Legends World Championships has always been one of the most difficult to call. The sheer amount of talent on RNG should be able to bring down just about any other team in the world. After the game and champion select were remade entirely thanks to yet another Aurelion Sol bug (and subsequent temporary ban from the tournament), RNG had to switch their strategy entirely.

  • League of Legends Worlds: 7 AD carries to watch
    Taylor Cocke4 months ago

    League of Legends Worlds: 7 AD carries to watch

    If last year’s League of Legends World Championship was the tournament of mid laners, 2016 will certainly be remembered tournament of AD carries. With that focus on the laning phase, let’s take a look at the top AD carries headed to the 2016 World Championship.

  • Yahoo Esports Video4 months ago

    Hindsight #2: Mark breaks down TSM vs. SKT's not-so-secret scrim

    What happens when great teams collide? Mark Zimmerman works out what we might see (or not see) at Worlds this year, all based on a single scrim. For more in-depth coverage of competitive gaming, visit Yahoo Esports .

  • League of Legends Worlds: 5 mid laners to watch
    Taylor Cocke4 months ago

    League of Legends Worlds: 5 mid laners to watch

    For the third time in four years, the greatest League of Legends player of all time, mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, is heading to Worlds. First, though, let’s take a look at exactly why Faker is so good. Faker is unquestionably the best League of Legends player to ever play the game.

  • Yahoo Esports Video4 months ago

    True Esports History: The Rise of TSM Doublelift

    Let esports historian Buddy Hutton regale you with the tale of how CLG Doublelift became TSM Doublelift. For more in-depth coverage of competitive gaming, visit Yahoo Esports .

  • Yahoo Esports Video4 months ago

    Taylor breaks down TSM's chances at worlds

    Taylor Cocke distills just what it's going to take for TSM to compete on an international stage at the League of Legends World Championships. For more in-depth coverage of competitive gaming, visit Yahoo Esports .

  • Yahoo Esports Video4 months ago

    Jensen shares his predictions for C9 and NA LCS teams at Worlds: 'I think we’re pretty comparable to TSM'

    Travis interviews Jensen from Cloud9 after Cloud9's victory over Immortals in the LCS Gauntlet at the end of the Summer 2016 regular season.

Roster

  1. WildTurtle
  2. Hauntzer
  3. Svenskeren
  4. Bjergsen
  5. Doublelift
  6. Biofrost
  7. Reginald