This Week in eSports - Worlds 2015 in EU, LCS Week 1, & more

Posted on at 6:11 PM by Glyceroll
Better late than never - following the first week of the NA/EU LCS, we're back with a weekly eSports recap!
[Warning: This post contains spoilers! Click here for spoiler free NA/EU LCS links!]

Continue reading for more information, including the latest league standings, the announcement that Worlds 2015 is headed to EU, and much more!

Current Standings:

First up we have updated standings for each of the regional leagues! Note that these Standings Accurate as of posting on Monday, January 26th and, as always, Official VODs can be found here.


  • Top Three...ish (W/L)
  • Team Liquid - (2-0)
  • 8 Way Tie for Second Place (1-1)
  • Cloud9 - (0-2) 


  • Top Three (W/L)
  • Fnatic - (2-0)
  • GIANTS GAMING - (2-0) 
  • SK Gaming - (2-0)

[Korea] LCK:

  • Top four (W/L)
  • GE Tigers - (4-0)
  • CJ Entus - (3-1)
  • SK Telecom T1 - (3-1) 
  • Jin Air Greenwings (2-1) 

[China] LPL:

  • Top Four (W/T/L) - Points
  • OMG (4-0-0) - 12 Points 
  • Snake  (3-1-0) - 10 Points 
  • Invictus Gaming (3-0-1) - 9 Points
  • LGD Gaming (3-0-1) - 9 Points  
  • EDward Gaming (3-0-1) - 9 Points


  • Top Four (W/L)
  • Taipei Assassins - (7-0)
  •  yoe Flash Wolves - (6-1) 
  • Hong Kong Esports - (5-2)
  • ahq e-Sports Club - (5-3) 

[Brazil] CBLOL:

  • Top Four (W/T/L)
  • INTZ e-Sports - (2-0-0)
  • Keyd Stars - (1-1-0) 
  • paiN Gaming - (1-1-0)
  • CNB e-Sports Club - (1-0-1) 

Tournament/Scene News:

  • [Worlds] Riot has announced that the 2015 World Championship will be held in EUROPE and will be a"multi-city, multi-country event -- with our Group Stage, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Final showdown held in different cities within Europe"!
  • "After sharing a memorable 2014 Championship with truly incredible esports fans in Taipei, Singapore and Korea, we’re looking forward to 2015’s final showdown more than ever. Today, before the LCS season kickoff, we’re excited to announce that the 2015 World Championship will be coming to Europe this October.

    We can’t wait to head to Europe and bring the best League of Legends pro teams from around the world to fans across multiple cities and countries. Europe has been a home for LoL esports since the very first steps in our journey. It’s the setting for the EU LCS, the host for many memorable esports tournaments and events (including our inaugural World Championship in 2011, IEM, Dreamhack, and last year’s All Star tournament) and the home of some of the most talented players to dominate the game. It feels great to bring the 2015 Championship back to players and fans that have played such a big part in our story.

    Continuing a pattern we began last year, Worlds 2015 will be a multi-city, multi-country event -- with our Group Stage, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Final showdown held in different cities within Europe. Our goal is to bring live esports action to a broad base of fans across Europe and to provide an exciting and diverse backdrop for fans watching at home. Last year’s multi-city journey to Worlds was a fast-paced and exhilarating ride - we learned a ton about the kind of experience we want to offer to competing pros, fans in the stadiums and viewers at home. We’re ready for an action-packed month in Europe.

    It’s still too early to share exact details -- we're currently confirming venues, timing, format, and more - and we’ll be sharing those details in the next few months. In the meantime, tune in to cheer on your favorite LCS teams this week as they take their first steps towards Worlds 2015.

    For players in Europe and beyond, we can’t wait for you to join us on this journey. See you at Worlds!""

  • [Streams] Riot Janook jumped on to Reddit to explain their logic and rationale going forward regarding stream resolutions (720 vs 1080p), bitrate, and FPS for the LCS. 
  • TL;DR: they're testing out a 60 FPS Stream and "looking to see which Stream settings have the most impact on viewing experience without adding much extra burden to the network"

  • [LCS] Riot announced that they have updated the ruleset for the LCS in order to provide clarification and a change log to keep track of anything that moves! The TL;DR of the rule changes are:
    • The 2015 LCS ruleset contains updates to several policies including: peripherals, substitutions, poaching, player apparel, and competitive patches.
    • The ruleset also includes the addition of previously outlined policies such as Regional Residency Requirement (Interregional Movement Policy), Work Eligibility, Head Coaches, Sale of Sponsorships, Championship Points, and Automatic Relegation.
    • Full rules can be read here (will open PDF). 

  • [Collegiate] The Riot Collegiate group re-announced all the tournaments coming to the collegiate scene. Both IvyLol and CSL were the first half of the collegiate season, followed by TeSPA and Wellplayed. To read the whole post and check out the awesome infographic, click here

    Team News

    North/South America:

    • paiN Gaming re-acquired MiT after he left Keyd Stars and will be taking the position of coach. Full post can be found here (Portuguese).


    • Meet Your Makers had to make a clutch call this week when Kori left the team, resulting in Blizer300 subbing for the team in the first week of the EU LCS

    • Fnatic announced that they would be bringing back their Academy team to train and develop players into the next generation. Full announcement can be found here alongside the full roster. 

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