Money, money, money. Not just famous words from the eponymous ABBA song, but also a feared, controversial term in esports, particularly those that have gained the uninviting “pay to win” stamp from players.
Christmas is just around the corner and here at Cybersport we're excited to see what 2018 has to show. In light of the departure of 2017, we present a fluff feature, where we imagine each of the teams' and regions' wishes going into 2018.
We're slowly seeing a creep in esports leagues and competitions going local. This might seem weird at first, given the global nature of esports, but like all the best Transformers, it makes more sense than initially meets the eye.
There's been a lot of talk about the state of the European LCS, ever since news broke that several EU LCS teams applied for franchising in North America. It probably wasn't helped along by that thread on Reddit about the group format being to fun, what the Bubonic plague was to life expectancy in the 14th century.
After weeks of really trying to get their starting roster to gel, Team Liquid managed their first 2-0 week of the year let alone the split. Although the team managed their wins against a struggling Team Envy and last place Phoenix1, the wins showed the team making conscious, decisive calls in the mid to late game to win games. This 2-0 weekend, however, landed on the eve of TL making 3 player acquisitions in the week to bolster their lineup.