Patch 4.12 Competitive 5v5 Tier List
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 July 2014, 3:00 pm

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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OGN Champions: Semifinals Week preview, Day 1
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 July 2014, 11:00 am

Hello everybody and welcome to the OGN Champions Summer 2014 Semifinals week. The first match this week is a bout between two younger but up-and-coming teams: KT Arrows and SKT S. Not only is a trip to the Grand Finals on the line, but also a chance to qualify for Season 4 Worlds. Both teams […]

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Super Week 11: Fantasy Predictions and Analysis
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2014, 5:00 pm

It is the last week of the season with one final super week to decide final standings for both NA and EU! This leaves us with just one super week to decide the final standings for fantasy LCS. Luckily for me I am in contention for first place in all of my leagues and hopefully […]

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PBE Roundup: Patch 4.13
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2014, 11:00 am

Welcome to the PBE Roundup for the Patch 4.13 cycle! This is going to be a massive patch, so hold onto your hats. As mentioned in the patch forecast for this cycle, Riot is making preparations to for Worlds by implementing small changes to champions that they feel are either too strong or a little too weak. They’re […]

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3 Steps to a 4-Buff Start: OGN’s Jungling Masterpiece
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 July 2014, 3:00 pm

The first match of OGN Champions Summer featured defending champions Samsung Blue vs. a newly formed qualifier team, Incredible Miracle #1. Many of my friends skipped this match, predicting an easy 2-0 stomp by Blue. The match was indeed a 2-0, but more than anything, it showed that there is as much to learn from […]

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Determination: The compLex Story
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 July 2014, 11:00 am

The compLexity organization is the first to truly come full circle in North America. After qualifying for the 2013 North American LCS Spring Split, they soon faced relegation after an unsuccessful season, only to return in the Summer of 2014 with a near completely different line-up. With a cast of determined individuals, compLexity defeated Team Coast to earn their spot […]

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OGN Quarterfinals: Samsung Blue vs Jin Air Stealths
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 July 2014, 4:54 am

Hello everyone and welcome to the final matchup of the OGN Champions Summer Quarterfinals. First up today we have the reigning champions Samsung Blue. They had a very strong group performance, but have likely been weakened due to recent changes hurting the strength of the 2v1 swap. On the other hand we have newcomers Jin […]

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Skill Dimensions: Jungle Timers vs. The World
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 July 2014, 5:00 pm

Hi there, this is Tahalden bringing you the next installment of Skill Dimensions to discuss the most recent upset in the design evolution of League of Legends: Addition of jungle timers to the user interface (UI). What exactly are jungle timers? Why are they cumbersome to track? And what has led Riot to add UI support for them? […]

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OGN Quarterfinals: Samsung White vs SKT K
Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2014, 2:00 pm

Hello everyone and welcome to week 2 of the Quarterfinals of Champions Summer 2014. Today we have a big rivalry match between Samsung White and SKT T1 K. This rivalry goes back all the way to last spring and has played out in every Champions season since then. White is also the only team in […]

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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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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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