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How FunPlus Phoenix went from fledgling franchise to League of Legends world champion

Founded in December 2017, FunPlus Phoenix were not a team picked to win a title at the beginning of the League of Legends season. They did just that Sunday.

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World title or not, Caps and Perkz still the best Western duo in League of Legends

Despite G2 Esports' loss in the League of Legends World Championship final, the team still has the two best Western players in the game's history and time left to claim a title.

2020 League of Legends World Championship aims to break esports attendance records

Riot Games will return to the largest League of Legends market in 2020, with a world championship held across six cities in China, culminating in a final at Shanghai Stadium.


League of Legends World Championship final opening ceremony a spectacle like Super Bowl halftime show

The Super Bowl halftime show is a spectacle unlike any other, except maybe the opening ceremony of the League of Legends World Championship final, which has featured an augmented reality dragon and pop group.

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Riot Games debuts hologram tech for League of Legends World Championship final opening ceremony

Riot Games debuted what it calls "holo projection" technology during the opening ceremony of the League of Legends World Championship final in Paris at the AccorHotels Arena.

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FunPlus Phoenix sweep G2 Esports to win League of Legends world championship

FunPlus Phoenix became the first team to win a world title in their worlds debut since SK Telecom T1 in 2013.

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G2 Esports come up short of grand slam at League of Legends World Championship

G2 Esports looked like the world's best LoL team for most of the year, but fell flat when it mattered most.

Lwx has unprecedented performance at League of Legends World Championship

FunPlus AD carry Lin "Lwx" Wei-Xiang became the first player to go deathless in a League of Legends World Championship best-of-five series.

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Claps or Craps? The alter egos of a League of Legends star

Rasmus "Caps" Winther is two players in one: the daring "Claps" and the stumbling "Craps." The one who shows up this Sunday could determine who wins the League of Legends world championship.

Doinb right where he wants to be as worlds final looms

He's one of the best players in the world and a cultural icon in China. Now, Kim "Doinb" Tae-sang has another title to claim: League of Legends world champion.

Mikyx is more than just happy to be at the League of Legends World Championship

Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle is having fun as G2 Esports' star support -- and he's a key part of their championship push.


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Faker: I will work extremely hard to prepare for worlds


How Faker and his father made way for the Unkillable Demon King's return

After two years of losses and frustration, Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok is ready to return to his peak condition -- and this time, he won't be alone.

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OWL champion Sinatraa hopes to lead USA to gold at BlizzCon

After some struggles in his first year in the Overwatch League, Jay "Sinatraa" Won captured a title with the San Francisco Shock and was named league MVP in 2019. Now, the Shock star is hoping to win a gold medal with Team USA at the Overwatch World Cup.

Kwilinski: BlizzCon is Blizzard's chance to right ship

BlizzCon, the annual convention hosted by game developer Blizzard Entertainment, could help salvage a tough year for the company or further hurt its future.

Unprecedented year in StarCraft II heads toward BlizzCon finale

South Korea has dominated the StarCraft II scene throughout its 20-year history on the esports scene. At last year's BlizzCon, that began to change.

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  • League of Legends 2019 Hub

    Roster shuffle. Power Rankings. Standings. Features. It's all on our League of Legends hub page.



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  • Living The Stream

    How did Ninja become gaming's first crossover star? The "Fortnite" legend is relentless about one thing: He's always on.

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  • Game: Interrupted

    How a teenage gamer in the hottest new esport, Overwatch, became a reluctant icon for South Korea's feminist movement.

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