In game 2 of last night's All-Star match between Korea and China, it seemed the latter had just secured a 2-0 sweep of their opponent, downing all five opposing team members. But the Chinese all-star team forgot about the sixth man: the minions.
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Immortals has been rejected from North America's League of Legends Championship Series, which comes as a shock, given that the organisation bought in back in 2015 and has since built one of the league's largest support staffs for their LoL team.
That still wasn't quite enough of a commitment in League of Legends for Riot Games, though.
European esports organisation H2K issued a letter yesterday to the League of Legends community, saying it will not continue to participate in the European League Championship Series unless Riot Games creates a better financial structure for teams.
Two games in, Team SoloMid looked poised to deftly sweep the number-two seed Cloud9 in the finals of the North American League Championship Series Spring Split. Cloud9 would not cede so easily, however, and rallied back to push it to a climactic game five, where a single clash would decide the champion of the split.
League of Legends earned publisher Riot Games $2 billion in revenue last year, but a public debate between community leaders is shedding light on how the game's competitive players are financially vulnerable. Arguing over who deserves blame, Riot Games' co-founder and a prominent League of Legends team owner are duking it out on public forums this week.
League player Maria "Remi" Creveling made headlines last August when her team, Renegades, qualified for the League Of Legends Championship Series (LCS), making her the first woman to ever play at that level. Even then she wasn't sure whether she would continue on to play in the LCS, and last week she confirmed that she would be stepping down from the Renegades.