By the time the MLG Counter-Strike Major ended on Sunday with a lopsided Luminosity victory over Na’Vi, a long period of unbreakable European Counter-Strike supremacy had ended alongside it.
Fnatic are the greatest Counter-Strike team in the world right now. Just look at this crushing defeat they inflicted on Astralis in their final match today at the Barcelona CS:GO Invitational.
Speaking of dramatic shake-ups in League of Legends eSports, top European player Yellowstar just said he’s leaving Fnatic to go play in another region. The entire EU region is susceptible to a talent-drain this year as investment in eSports increases in the U.S. and China and teams there offer greater opportunities.
Europe’s best League of Legends team just lost two of its star players. This afternoon Fnatic announced that Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon and Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin, the team’s top laner and jungler, are both leaving for “career opportunities in another region.” No word on what region that is yet.
Europe’s Fnatic and Origen have been two of the very best League of Legends teams at the World Championships this year, so fans went into this weekend with high expectations for their semifinals games. Neither team managed to live up to them, as both went 0-3 in their matches against Korean rivals.
We’ve shown you a lot of great plays from the League of Legends World Championship games this month. There are certainly a lot of them. But what about the not great ones? Witness, my friends, the glory of professional eSports stars making the same clumsy mistakes the rest of us do.
Top European League of Legends team Fnatic crushed its Chinese opponent Edward Gaming (EDG) today in the game’s World Championship quarterfinals match-up. This brought China’s hopes of making it to the end of the 2015 Worlds tournament to a sharp and sudden close. GG, China.
The second League of Legends World Championship game between European team Fnatic and Chinese challenger EDG was put on hold today due to an issue with one of the player’s “Q” keys. After determining it was a “game altering bug,” Riot decided to start from scratch.
The European League of Legends pro team Fnatic just set a world record by becoming the first team in League Championship Series (LCS) history to win every game in an entirely season’s split. Nobody’s ever gone a full 18-0 before. Amazing!
The Daily Dot revealed yesterday that rockstar Swedish League of Legends player Martin “Rekkles” Larsson is joining the European pro team Fnatic. Transers happen all the time in eSports, of course. What made this one interesting was that Rekkles had just left Fnatic last November. The prodigal son returns!
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