This Week In Esports [July 18th - July 24th]

Posted on at 10:27 AM by Aznbeat
With the 2016 LCS Summer finishing Week 8, we're back with a new edition of This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]

Continue reading for details on current LCS Spring Split standings, regional standings, various team & player news, roster updates, and info on a new HUD that riot is working on for broadcasts!

Current Standings:

The 2016 LCS Summer Season is well underway as we finish Week 8! Friendly reminder that both EU & NA are running on different schedules than previous splits.

The brackets and standings below are up to date as of Sunday, July 24th and, as always, VODs can be found here.


  • Top Three (W/L)
  • TSM (15 - 1)
  • Immortals (15 - 1) 
  • Cloud 9 (10 - 6) 


  • Top Three (W/T/L) - Points
  • G2 Esports (9 - 7 - 0) - 34 Pts 
  • Splyce (8 - 6 - 2 ) - 30 Pts
  • Fnatic (7 - 5 - 4 ) - 26 Pts

[Korea] LCK:

  • Top Four (W/L)
  • ROX Tigers (12 - 3)
  • SKTelecom T1 (10 - 4)
  • Samsung Galaxy T1 (10 - 5)
  • KT Rolster (9 - 5)
Schedule/Teams/Standings - Esports Wiki

[China] LPL:

  • Top Four (W/L) - Groups A & B
  • Edward Gaming (13 - 0)
  • Royal Never Give Up (11 - 2) 
  • Team World Elite (9 - 4)
  • Snake Esports (8 - 5)
Schedule/Teams/Standings - Esports Wikis


  • Top Three (W/T/L) - Points
  • J Team (8 - 2 - 0 ) - 26 Pts 
  • ahq e-Sports Club (8 - 0 - 2) - 24 Pts 
  • Flash Wolves (7 - 2 - 1 ) - 23 Pts
Schedule/Teams/Standings - Esports Wiki

Previewing our new esports HUD 

Wanting to help declutter the broadcast, Riot is previewing a new esports HUD and is asking for feedback on it!

"TL;DR: We’ve been working on some improvements to the broadcast HUD to make esports matches clearer and easier to watch. Still a work in progress, but we wanted to share some of our early thoughts with you on what an updated HUD could look like and get your feedback. Read on for some more details and a progress video to learn more. 
The current spectator HUD was released more than four years ago when League of Legends esports was still in its infancy. We think we can improve on the original design and make it easier and more fun for you to follow matches with all the information you need. 
We've created a new HUD specifically with esports broadcasts in mind that we’re starting to share with players for feedback and wanted to share with you a sneak peek at our progress so far. We had two major goals when we started investigating new designs: 
  • Get rid of the clutter and optimize for viewing the action. The current HUD takes up a lot of space on the screen, and often covers up important gameplay. To try to solve this, we’ve rethought the layout and have cut down and consolidated the elements on the screen.
  • Enable you to more quickly and easily understand the state of the game. At the moment, it’s not always easy to follow stats and info during a pro match. We’ve taken a pass at everything from readability of ult cooldowns to easier comparisons between lane match-ups. 
Here’s a video that shows some of our work so far to create a cleaner and clearer viewing experience. We’re still polishing many of the features and incorporating elements you’re used to seeing on the broadcast, but it’s a good early guide to the evolving design.
We’re continuing to test the new HUD out and gathering feedback, and will follow up with more information on when you can expect to see this debut. In the meantime, please comment on how you watch and what you like and dislike about both the current spectator HUD and the new HUD."

Team, Player, Event & Organization News


  • NA CS Summer Promotion Tournament bracket released, running August 4th - 7th - NA




  • Min "Mimic" Ju-seong joins SBENU Korea, while Oh "SaSin" Seung-ju moves back to starting mid-laner.


  • [REMINDERRiot has announced the location for the 2016 World Championship -  2016 World Championship will be held across North America September 29th - October 29th!

    • [REMINDERRiot has announced the location for the 2016 All-Star Event - 2016 All Stars will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from December 8th-11th.

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