Week 10: Fantasy Predictions and Analysis
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 July 2014, 3:00 pm

It is now Week 10. This is the last normal week of LCS, with Super Week following in Week 11. Good luck to everyone in their quest for the top spot of their respective Fantasy Leagues! Week 9 Analysis Last week was filled with many surprises and incorrect predictions. The most obvious one was TSM. First, they […]

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Season 4: Utility Masteries – Part II
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 July 2014, 11:00 am

To finish out our series on Season 4 masteries, Cloth5 will complete the gold-value analysis of each of the upper-tier utility masteries to help understand their relative strength. I’m Eph289, and for this final installment, I will examine the higher-tier utility masteries and explain their gold value to help determine their relative strength. Analysis Methods […]

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Meta and Innovation: Are You Playing The Game The ‘Right’ Way?
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 July 2014, 11:00 am

Introduction ‘Meta’ is a word that has been tossed around a lot recently in the League of Legends community.  Outside of the elite in our community (those playing the game, and those directly involved in strategy, at the highest levels), we as a community haven’t had a conversation about meta without the assumption that both […]

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OGN Quarterfinals: NaJin Black Sword vs SKT T1 S
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2014, 3:00 pm

Hello everybody and welcome to the second match of the OGN Champions Summer Quarterfinals. Today’s matchup features two teams really looking to establish themselves as top tier threats: NaJin Black Sword and SKT T1 S. This has been a promising season thus far for Sword. They have thus far managed to qualify for champions in […]

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Analyzing OGN’s New Late Game Meta
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2014, 11:00 am

Mid-lane has always been thought of as the biggest power in a League of Legends team. The meta that dominates the mid lane frequently sets the meta for each position. For example, in season 3 when Zed, Ahri and Kha’zix were the power in mid lane we saw pick compositions dominate the meta, compositions suited to the […]

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OGN Quarterfinals NaJin W Shield vs KT Arrows
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 July 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone and welcome to the quarterfinals bracket of OGN Champions Summer 2014. Kicking things off we have NaJin White Shield vs KT Arrows. These teams have really had opposite stories throughout the group stages. Coming off a 2nd place finish in Spring, NaJin has been on a bit of a downswing as many of […]

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NA LCS Analysis: Can numbers lie? GPM and MPM breakdown.
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 July 2014, 11:00 am

Welcome to a statistical breakdown of the NA LCS! What makes teams different from one another? TSM and CLG fans could probably give you thousands of differences, but how exactly do their playstyles vary? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Today, we’re going to look for trends utilizing a few different metrics and see if they tell consistent stories. We will […]

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Week 9: Fantasy Predictions and Analysis
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 11:00 am

We are eight weeks into the season, and we only have three weeks left of the LCS regular season and fantasy.  The pressure to win is increasing exponentially and decisions have more weight behind them now that the end is upon us. Week 8 Analysis Last week, I incorrectly predicted Millenium, Roccat, Dignitas, and Alliance. […]

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Skill Dimensions: Micro, Macro, and Knowledge
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 July 2014, 11:00 am

Hello! I am Robin “Tahalden” Lombaert bringing you my first article on Cloth5, which will kick off the first installment in my series on League of Legends’ game design. In a nutshell, the goal of this series is to help readers improve their skill level by understanding the game-design choices that go into making and […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.12
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 July 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everyone! Hyjacked again with your PBE Roundup for patch cycle 4.12. This has been an interesting cycle, featuring wicked new skins for Aatrox and Malphite, a work-in-progress Sona rework, and a brand new game mode… of doom! Riot’s Live Gameplay Forecast for this patch is over here, I recommend checking it out. Keep in […]

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OGN Champions Summer: Week 4
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 July 2014, 2:00 pm

Hello and welcome to the fourth and final week of OGN Champions Summer 2014! We have another week of big finishes, exciting upsets, and even some potential tiebreakers. This will also be the last week of Patch 4.10 before switching to 4.11 during the finals. So without further ado, let’s get into the games. Current […]

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Cloth5 Wants You – Currently Looking for Editors!
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 July 2014, 11:00 am

Cloth5 – Producing Quality eSports Coverage Cloth5 is a premier League of Legends News, Blogs, and eSports site striving to bring you high-quality content in the most readable way. We are continuing to grow and are looking for more members to join our team and expand our standard of excellence. We want every article on our site to speak to our […]

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The following is a sponsored statement from Vylo In the sea of new web-based voice chat apps, Vylo, a startup out of Chicago, seems to have emerged as the best for now. Launching in June, the Vylo team has created an edge for itself in the Web-based voice chat market – a market that is […]

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Week 8 Fantasy Predictions and Analysis
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2014, 2:03 pm

Wow, super week did not disappoint in the entertainment value but wow, it made every fantasy predictor’s life hell.  Let’s do a quick rundown of things that happened unexpectedly last week. Fnatic went 4-0 this week.  Fnatic have been incredibly inconsistent the entire year, which was shown by how they were constantly hovering around 1200 […]

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Vel’Koz: Deconstructing the Duo Lane
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2014, 4:00 pm

Vel’Koz was one of those champions to be released with a lot of hype only to be quickly forgotten.  This happens frequently when a champion is released into a disadvantageous meta and perceived as weak or lacking. As his lore might suggest, it takes time for Vel’Koz to ramp up to power as he ‘studies’ his […]

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Patch 4.11 Competitive 5v5 Tier List
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 July 2014, 11:00 am

Hello, my name is Baelbad and I’ve been brought on to the Cloth5 team to continue their already excellent series of Competitive Tier Lists. My intention with these lists is to help shed some light on why certain picks have become popular seemingly without nerfs or buffs as well as which champions have risen to […]

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OGN Champions Summer: Week 3
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 July 2014, 3:00 pm

Hello and welcome to week 3 of OGN Champions Summer 2014. This week has some wild matches and exciting upsets as well as wrapping up group stages for some teams, so without further ado lets get into the games. Current Standings Day 1 Group A – IM #2 vs IM #1 Group A has really just […]

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DiffTheEnder mathcrafts the durability given by these two items with multiple rainbow graphs to prove his claims. Information galore!

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Rengar’s Back! KaKAO and the King of the Jungle
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 July 2014, 11:00 am

The jungle meta is possibly the most standardized (read: boring) meta in competitive play with Lee Sin and Elise dominating the scene for almost a year. Other junglers have fallen in and out of favor, but the popularity of Lee and Elise has generally limited the meta to junglers that can fight from level 1 […]

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Evaluating Ardent Censer
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2014, 11:00 am

The Ardent Censer is one of the new support items that Riot introduced in the 4.10 patch, aimed at boosting the power of back-line “traditional supports” in comparison to more popular “utility supports” like Thresh or “mage supports” like Morgana or Zyra. Let’s evaluate it’s strength in light of the recent changes to the other […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.11
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 4:00 am

Hello everyone! Hyjacked back once again for another PBE round-up. This is a really exciting PBE cycle, as we’ve seen some buffs to tanky-support junglers, including a new mid-tier jungle item and the long-awaited Summoner’s Rift visual update! As always, keep in mind that PBE content is never set in stone, and sometimes takes more […]

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Super Week 7: Fantasy Predictions and Analysis
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 7:09 pm

This week is Super Week, so that means fantasy rosters lock early on Tuesday and players play four games.  In fact, it has been a super week for me as well, so I will not be doing as much analysis as I have for my previous articles.  This week, I will point out teams/players that [&hellip

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OGN Champions Summer: Week 2
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everybody and welcome to week 2 of OGN Champions Summer 2014. This week wraps up the first round of games from each team, giving us some early indication for what direction the groups are going to take. We also begin the second round of games for half the teams, including what is perhaps the [&hellip

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OCE Winter Regional Recap
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 June 2014, 4:00 pm

Last weekend, the finals of the OCE Winter Regional were held on stage at Supanova Perth. It was an intensely contested set of matches; rightly so, given that the winter champion will represent the Oceanic region at Riot’s International Wildcard qualifier. Semi-Final 1 (BO3): Immunity (2) v Nv (0) The first semi-final was a rematch [&hellip

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The Core of Competitive League of Legends Part 4 – Execution
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 June 2014, 11:00 am

Introduction League of Legends is an extremely complex game, with many of its important aspects often being overlooked. In this four part article series, I, BonkCushy, will be breaking down the “core” of competitive League of Legends, specifically looking at Composition, Objectives, Rotations, and Execution, in hopes to give new players a different way to [&hellip

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