World Championship Preview: SK Gaming – Cool and Collected (Group B)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 September 2014, 11:00 am

SK Gaming is a team with a long history in both competitive League and eSports as a whole. We will gloss over the days of Ocelote; the story of the current SK started in late 2013. The team was almost entirely rebuilt at this time, with CandyPanda as the lone holdover. The fledgling team made it back […]

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The name Dark Passage can be traced back to a Turkish Counter-Strike team formed in 2003. DP has since grown into a world-class eSports organization with competitive teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike, FIFA, Starcraft, and more. Dark Passage won the 2013 Turkish Championship and has been dominating the Turkish scene for quite some time […]

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World Championship Preview: KaBuM eSports – Brazilian Hope (Group D)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2014, 11:00 am

KaBuM is a name that some might recognise as belonging to a Brazilian technology superstore. In September of last year, the online retailer acquired the LoL squad and coach of Nex Impetus, a promising yet decidedly unaccomplished team, as a first venture into the realm of eSports. Nex Impetus placed 3-4th at Riot’s Season Three […]

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Welcome to our Southeast Asian Worlds Previews –  Taipei Assassins Edition: Season 2 World Champions and First Seed from the Southeast Asian region. TPA is definitely the most well known brand from Southeast Asia. Consistently dominating everyone in the Garena Premier League – They have won all three tournaments this Season with an impressive combined score of 54/12 […]

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Welcome to our Southeast Asian Worlds Previews –  This one belongs to the ahq e-Sports Club, 2014 Season Garena Regional Finals winners and the 2nd Seed from this region. ahq e-Sports Club, alongside TPA, is the biggest name in the Garena Premier League right now. Many consider these two organizations to be ultimate rivals since for the […]

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World Championship Preview: Team SoloMid – Fanboys Unite (Group B)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 September 2014, 3:00 pm

The third episode of our North American World Championship previews chronicles the journey of Team SoloMid. They take the First seed from North America for the second time in three years. With the most recognizable name in League of Legends eSports, it should come as no surprise that Andy “Reginald” Dinh will stop at nothing to […]

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World Championship Preview: Cloud 9 – Consistently Consistent (Group D)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 September 2014, 11:00 am

The second instalment of our North American team previews follows Cloud 9 –  A team who has remained at the forefront of North American League of Legends scene for over a year. After entering the LCS in the Summer of 2013, Cloud 9 wasted no time traipsing on the competition and finished the 2013 Summer Split with an […]

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World Championship Preview: LMQ – The American Dream (Group C)
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 September 2014, 3:00 pm

Welcome to our North American Worlds Previews –  The first preview belongs to NA’s Third Seed and powerhouse, LMQ. Having arrived in North America only eight months ago, they have worked their way through the amateur scene for a spot in the LCS and a chance to represent North America at this year’s World Championship. […]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the first article previewing the teams who will be representing Korea in the 2014 League of Legends Worlds Championship. I am Zalfier, and I will be letting you know what’s going on with this year’s Korean Hype-Train! The team previewed here will be the Third Seed from Korea – And a team currently on fire: NaJin […]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the first article previewing the teams who will be representing Korea in the 2014 League of Legends Worlds Championship. I am Zalfier, and I will be letting you know what’s going on with this year’s Korean Hype-Train! The team previewed here will be the Second Seed from Korea and the second Samsung team contending at Worlds: […]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the first article previewing the teams who will be representing Korea in the 2014 League of Legends Worlds Championship. I am Zalfier, and I will be letting you know what’s going on with this year’s Korean Hype-Train! The first team previewed is the First Seed from Korea – And the current favorite to take home […]

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Providing Support Through Positive Presence – Tactics and Strategies
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 September 2014, 11:00 am

In my previous article, I discussed the concept of positive presence in game and how you can use this to influence your games and achieve victory.  Here, I will be going into further detail with the ways to generate presence as a Support over the course of a game. Early Game The early moments set the tone […]

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Tanking Turrets Like A Boss
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 September 2014, 11:00 am

Ever seen that Lucian recalling at 100 HP with no mana under his tower? Ever thought “Wow, this is a free kill!” — Only to be kited around by the pesky Purifier, tanking thousands of damage from his turret? If you’ve been playing League of Legends for any reasonable period of time, you know that […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.16, the Shurima Patch
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 September 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone! Hyjacked back once again for another round of PBE updates. This patch cycle has been very exciting! The long-rumoured Shurima Patch is finally coming to the Rift, including a new champion, a new game mode, and a gameplay update to Cassiopeia. There hasn’t been a patch this big since the Freljord Patch, which […]

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The 6 Design Values – Part 5: Evolution & Lucian
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 September 2014, 11:00 am

Hi there! Tahalden here with the next installment of The 6 Design Values. The next design value on the table is Evolution. League has been around for almost five years, and to be fair… nowadays it’s nowhere near the same as back in 2009 upon release. The number of champions has tripled, the graphics have been upgraded multiple […]

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PBE Preview: Azir, the Emperor of the Sands
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2014, 11:00 am

My goodness, I did not expect this! Gnar is barely hot off the presses and already, we’ve got a new champion coming out next patch! I genuinely thought it was going to be another three months, but Azir has already debuted on PBE in what is shaping up to look like the long-awaited Shurima Patch. […]

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2014 International Wildcard Tournament Recap
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 September 2014, 11:00 am

Last month, Legacy eSports headed to Gamescom to compete in Riot’s International Wildcard Tournament. After months of intensive scrimming, reviewing of replays, sessions with sports psychologists, and a timely scission from Avant Garde, Legacy joined the select group of Australian teams that can boast of having participated in an international competition. Day 1 Legacy were […]

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Cloth5 Staff Spotlight: Denise – Graphic Artist
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hello Cloth5 Fans! We mean it when we say we love every single one of you — Our team is dedicated to bringing you guys consistent League of Legends content that delivers from both a written and aesthetic perspective. We believe that a large part of the ‘heart-and-soul’ of our articles rests in the graphics. If you didn’t […]

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The 6 Design Values – Part 4: Teamplay & Sona
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hi there! Tahalden here with the next installment of The 6 Design Values. League is a multiplayer game where two teams are pitted against each other. It is only reasonable for Riot to provide as many team-oriented aspects in the gameplay as possible. This is the basis for the design value, Teamplay. One of the most iconic team-oriented champions in […]

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The Solomid Saga: The Tale of America’s Favourite Team
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2014, 11:00 am

For as long as competitive League of Legends has existed, so too has Team SoloMid. The brainchild of Andy “Reginald” Dinh arrived on the scene in January of 2011 and has grown to be the most recognized name in competitive League history. The team has changed a lot over the years, but the fans seem […]

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Community Focus: Kings of the Kingdom and Jamie ‘Tundra’ Duthie
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 5:00 am

Hey Cloth5 fans! Fridgecake here with a look at Kings of the Kingdom, a UK based tournament and an interview with the creator Jamie ‘Tundra’ Duthie! Who are you? My name is Jamie ‘Tundra’ Duthie and I am a highly ranked top laner from the UK. I play for the UK team FM eSports and […]

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The 6 Design Values – Part 3: Counterplay & Skarner
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 10:00 am

Hi there! Welcome to the next installment of The 6 Design Values! (This article is quite long so I’ve included a TL:DR at the bottom!) Riot’s philosophy is focused on making League of Legends a game in which skill matters, and only skill should matter. This is the basis of Counterplay. Every action a player makes in the game […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.15
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 August 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone! Time for another PBE Roundup, Patch 4.15! This cycle has been a bit sparse in terms of balance changes, to tell you the truth. While only Gnar and Urgot have received substantial changes this Patch, there are three new skins on the horizon – One we have seen hinted at in the recent teaser. […]

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Patch 4.14 Competitive 5v5 Tier List
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 11:00 am

Disclaimer: It is important to note that this Tier List is meant for Competitive play, and as such, Solo Queue data and win rates have no bearing on it. Baelbad here with another iteration of Cloth5′s Competitive 5v5 Tier Lists! My intention with these lists is to help shed some light on why certain picks have […]

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Raging Bull: The Viability of Top Alistar
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 11:00 am

The cow has exploded onto the top-lane meta, just in time for regionals. Alistar was picked over five times in NLB after it was introduced by Trace of the Jin Air Stealths in the semi-finals. In the NLB Finals, SK Telecom T1 K’s Impact played it in two out of three games, and in at least […]

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