This Week in eSports 3/3 - 3/9

Posted on at 7:31 PM by Glyceroll
Even though we just wrapped up SUPER WEEKS for both the EU and NA, we still have plenty of new rolling in - including the reveal that the All-Star 2014 event will be held in Paris, France!
(Warning: There will be spoilers after the jump! If you'd like a spoiler free LCS experience, check the original posts for NA / EU)

Continue reading for a look at the current LCS standings, team news, roster changes, and more!

All-Star 2014 Heads to Paris, France!

During the last day of the NA LCS, Riot announced that this year's All-Star event will be hosted in Paris, France!

Here's Redbeard with more info:
"We're excited to announce that the 2014 League of Legends All-Star event will be held in Paris, France. Taking place from Thursday, May 8 to Sunday, May 11 at Le Zenith Arena, a new format will feature the All-Star Invitational and All-Star Challenge. With these changes, the event will showcase competition from both the top teams and the favorite pro-players from each region in four days of competition. 
The Format 

The All-Star Invitational
Serving as this year’s main event, the All-Star Invitational will bring together the regional winners of the NA LCS, EU LCS, LPL, GPL, and OGN Champions. These five teams will duke it out in group stage play, with the top four advancing to a best-of-three semifinal. The winners will meet in in a best-of-five final to compete for the $50,000 winner-take-all prize. 
The All-Star Challenge
At the beginning of each day of competition, players will be able to watch The All-Star Challenge, a series of games featuring two mixed region rosters. Players will not only elect two pros from their region to play in the Challenge event, they will also vote to influence aspects of the modes that the pros play. Player Voting begins on Sunday, March 30, so mark your calendars! 
A Call to Action: AMA with Riot
Want to learn more about the All-Star process? Join us on Reddit for an AMA on Monday, March 10 at 10:00am PST
Tickets will go on sale soon, and be sure to check out in the coming weeks for more information including a detailed schedule and voting information!"


  • [NA] Here's the current NA LCS standings after week 8 :

  • The NA LCS will NOT be happening next week, as a result of IEM. There's still challenger action happening next week but no LCS. The NA LCS will continue on Saturday, March 22nd. 

  • [EU] Here's the current EU LCS standings after week 8:

  • The EU LCS will NOT be happening next week, as a result of IEM. There's still challenger action happening next week but no LCS. The EU LCS will continue on Thursday, March 20th.

  •  [All] IEM World Championships will be kicking off on March 14th! The tourney broadcast from Poland and featuring the following teams:
    •  Team WE (China)
    • Gambit Gaming (EU)
    • Invictus Gaming (China)
    • Millenium (EU)
    • Taipei Assassins (SEA)
    • Cloud 9 (NA)
    • KT Bullets (KR)
    • Fnatic (EU)
    • More information can be found via over on LoLeSports , IEM's website, or Leaguepedia

  • [KR] OGN begins again this week! Be sure to tune into the stream starting on March 12th to catch all the action. Full schedules and dates should be available on very soon! 

Team News & Roster Changes

  • [NA] More roster swaps and changes with NA this week!
    • Curse brought on Bunny FuFuu as a support while Saintvicious stepped down (again). Source
    • Dignitas brought in challenger pro Flappy Bearfish as their substitute AD Carry. Source
    • Cloud 9 drafted MeyeA , previously from compLexity as their substitute support player. Source

  • [KR] Not a lot of news with Korea teams as OGN draws near.
    • CJ Frost picked up Swift while Lira left the team. Source

  • [EU] Just a bit of info out of Cloud 9 Eclipse
    • k0u rejoins the team as the starting jungler

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