Top Esports look to cap off a strong 2020 season at Worlds

Top Esports players humbly bowed before thousands of empty seats after a close victory over defending champions JD Gaming in the LPL Summer Split finals last month, signaling a changing of the guard. In China, this season marked the end of the reigning dynasties in League of Legends. With RNG’s star player Uzi retiring without hoisting […]

JD Gaming extends Kanavi and LokeN’s contracts

Both these players have become a core part of JDG. JD Gaming have made a convincing name for themselves over the past year. The Chinese League of Legends team won the 2020 LPL Spring Split, had a good showing at the Mid-Season Cup, and reached the Summer Split finals back-to-back. And now, this menace of a team […]

LPL to implement salary caps, will assign players in tiers based on performance

Will other Leagues follow suit? A major piece of news in the Chinese League of Legends was largely missed by Western media last month. During the Tencent E-sports Annual Conference on Aug. 24, Tengjing Sports CEO Jin Yibo revealed that the LPL will gradually introduce salary caps similar to the NBA. The salary cap system is made to […]

The Golden Left Hand: Knight’s rise to becoming a top-tier mid laner

He’s gone from reaching rank one on the Korean server to finally qualifying for his first World Championship. Twenty-year-old prodigal mid laner Zhuo “Knight” Ding has gone through a lot over the past couple of years. After beginning his professional League of Legends career in 2017 under legendary top laner Liu “PDD” Mou, he finally qualified for […]

Invictus Gaming knock FunPlus Phoenix out of LPL Regional Finals

Rookie was the most consistent player of the series. Invictus Gaming took down the reigning LPL champions FunPlus Phoenix during the 2020 Regional Finals in a close five-game series today. While FPX got the momentum early on in the series, IG turned it around towards the end, securing the fifth game win decisively. Mid laner […]

Suning secure LPL’s third seed at Worlds with win over LGD

This will mark the organization’s first appearance at Worlds. Suning dismantled LGD 3-0 today in the LPL Regional Finals to lock in their spot at the 2020 League of Legends World Championship as China’s third seed. One of the most hyped-up junglers in the LPL stepped up today to earn the right to play at Worlds. SofM […]

Suning finish third in LPL Summer Split after sweeping LGD

Sofm received all three Player of the Game awards. Suning wrapped up their 2020 LPL Summer Split season in third place today after securing a decisive 3-0 win over LGD Gaming. Jungler Lê “SofM” Quang Duy popped off in this League of Legends match, receiving all three Player of the Game awards for his godlike performance throughout […]

JD Gaming vs. Top Esports: Can TES take down the reigning LPL champions?

Top Esports and JD Gaming will meet for the second time this year in the LPL finals. The 2020 LPL Summer Split has been a turbulent one. Royal Never Give Up missed out on a playoff spot for the first time since the 2015 Summer Split and the Cinderella story of Victory Five came to fruition. […]