[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]Continue reading for a recap of the All-Star 2015 event, a smorgasbord of team/player news, and more!
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After four days of 1v1, 5v5, and fun game modes, Team FIRE melted Team ICE victorious!
FIRE themed Diana skin, as per the player vote, will be created in their honor!
"With Team Fire's win, Diana will be getting a new Fire-themed skin, and the LCK, NA, and LMS regions will get a super IP boost at the start of the 2016 competitive season!
Congrats again to Team Fire, winning with 1075 points!"In addition to the Fire vs. Ice competitions, TSM's Bjergsen took the victory in the 1v1 ALL-STAR tournament after eliminating Doublelift in the final round in Vel'Koz mirror match.
Check out this Moments and Memories video for a quick look back through the action!
Check out these links for a recap of the action:
- [ARTICLE] Bjergsen conquers in the All-Star 1v1 Tournament
- [ARTICLE] And the winner of the 2015 All-Star Event is...
- ALL-STAR 2015 VODS
- [ARTICLE] A Look Back At All-Stars
- Photo Gallery via LoL Esports Flickr
- ALL-STAR 2015 Theme
[REMINDER] For a limited time, we also have batch of in game ALL-STAR content available:
[REMINDER] Upcoming Season Schedule
With All-Stars wrapped up and the winter break on the way, Riot has posted up a reminder on the start dates for the various regional leagues!
- LCK - January 13th
- LPL - January 14th
- EU LCS - January 14th
- LMS - January 14th
- NA LCS - January 16th
Team, Player, Event & Organization News
- YellOwStaR has moved to NA, leaving behind Fnatic, to join Team Solomid as starting Support
- WildTurtle has left Team Solomid.
- Immortals have announced their roster for the upcoming NA LCS:
- Following his suspension from Team Liquid, Quas has retired from professional gaming
- Ember acquires Cloud9 Tempest's NACS slot, and is currently building a team around Gleeb as support
- Jesiz will be subbing for Team Dignitas' KiWiKiD since he will not be able to attend IEM Cologne
- Follow eSports renames to Splyce
- Diamondprox has left Gambit Gaming
- Jankos and Vander have left Roccat.
- Spirit, formerly of CHN's WE, has joined reportedly joined FNATIC.
- H2K announced their new line-up in preparation for IEM, including FORG1VEN, VandeR, and Jankos. Soon after, H2K also announced the return of pr0lly as head coach, and the new addition of Veteran as team analyst.
- SK Gaming has announced the first two players for their 2016 roster, SuNo and Dokgo.
- Gambit Gaming have announced they have sold their spot in the LCS Spring Split.
- Both Werlyb and Fr3deric have announced their free agencies.
- Team Vitality:
- Natus Vincere announces their new LoL roster:
- Jesper Jwaow' Strandgren (Top)
- Amin 'Amin' Mezher (Jungle)
- Hicham 'SozPurefect' Tazrhini (Mid)
- Sébastien 'exork' Lamorte (ADC)
- Patrick 'MounTain' Dasberg (Support)
- Krystian 'Czaru' Przybylski (Mid Sub)
- HUMA, a new EU team hoping to qualify for the EU challenger team has been formed by Werlyb, Santorin, GodBro, HolyPhoenix, and je suis kass.- .
- Unicorns of Love have announced their roster.
- SKT T1
- Duke joins
- Lustboy has joined as coach.
- Fixer, Piccaboo, Nagne, and Edge leave.
- Duke and Peanut leave.
- IEM Cologne is coming up soon! The event will start up on December 18th, including C9 (NA), FNATIC (EU), H2K (EU), DIGNITAS (NA) , QIAO GU REAPERS (CHN). More information on the event, including schedules and more, can be found here.
- Riot has announced their LCK Broadcast Agreement with OGN and Plans for 2016!
- From the announcement article:
- "2016 LCK Spring season broadcast under the current status quo; split broadcast of a portion of the LCK Summer by another broadcaster (SPOTV)"
- "The entire 2016 LCK Spring and Summer seasons to be covered by OGN (matches produced by SPOTV will also be broadcast by OGN in both English and Korean, through the spectator mode)"
- "2016 LCK playoffs and finals, as well as global matches such as the World Championship, to be broadcast solely by OGN."
- Riot has announced future format changes for the Summer 2016 EU and NA LCS. Complete release announcement available here and TL:DR from the article below:
"TL;DR: As we promised last time we talked about changes, we’re back with more news on bigger format shifts to the NA and EU LCS for Summer Split 2016.
We’ve weighed up a lot of factors closely over the last split and thought about what makes a good broadcast, tests the skills of players and teams and creates an entertaining experience for fans. As a result, we’ll be taking a big step in the summer split with NA LCS shifting to a double Best-of-3 format while EU LCS will transition to a double Best-of-2 format. The 2016 Spring Split will remain Best-of-1 as we staff up for the increased hours of the Summer Split. Read on for more details about how we reached this decision and how it’ll work."
- Riot has announced the viewership information for the 2015 World Championship, which logged a total 360 million hours of live esports viewed from the start of the the group stages to the final! Check out the article for more information.