ongamenet OGN Spring 2014: Finals Preview

Another season of OGN is almost done with and a new wave of teams have arrived. From Frost and Sword in 2012, SKT K and KT Bullets in 2013, we end up at Shield and Blue for the 2014 year. These two teams will meet up at the finals of the Spring 2014 OGN season. Both these teams have trained long and hard for this goal so with that in mind, let's take a look at these two teams.

ongamenet Korean Power Rankings - Champions Spring Week 6

Every week of OGN continues to make our list sparser and sparser as teams get eliminated from various tournaments. Last week saw the Stealths, IM2, and Prime Optimus get knocked out of NLB, while SKT S also took a 2-0 loss in NLB to CJ Frost. In the Champions quarterfinals, Ozone trounced SK Telecom T1 K 3-1, while Blue did the same to Frost. Still, with only half our quarterfinals through so far, the list hasn't changed much, as making too many alterations before seeing the other 2 matches would be unwise.Teams are ranked on the following criteria:Recent Champions performanceRecent Masters performanceOther tournament performance (if applicable)Historical trendsRankings are not strict whatsoever, with few exceptions. A team ranked 8th is not guaranteed to be stronger than a team ranked 9th. If a team does not have any commentary, it means they did not play that week, and their ranking will remain unchanged.

ongamenet OGN Spring 2014: Quarterfinals Preview

With the group stages done for the OGN Spring 2014 season, we've come to the ever anticipated bracket stage. This season, the level of play has increased tremendously and the majority of teams that have moved on have a good chance of winning the whole thing. What's better is that the teams are spread across the entire bracket so not all of the strong teams are stacked on one side. With that in mind, let's take a look at the teams that have made it through and their journey to the bracket stages.

ongamenet Korean Power Rankings - Champions Spring Week 5

Last week saw only one Champions match: the tiebreaker between SKT K and SKT S, where K won with flying colors. Accordingly, there aren't going to be many updates to this list this week, especially when taking into consideration the Quarterfinals preview that a fellow author wrote yesterday.Teams are ranked on the following criteria:Recent Champions performanceRecent Masters performanceOther tournament performance (if applicable)Historical trendsRankings are not strict whatsoever, with few exceptions. A team ranked 8th is not guaranteed to be stronger than a team ranked 9th. If a team does not have any commentary, it means they did not play that week, and their ranking will remain unchanged.

ongamenet Korean Power Rankings - Champions Spring Week 4

More and more surprises from Group A in Champions, with SKT S falling 2-0 to a revitalized Prime Optimus. NaJin Black Sword once again fails to live up to expectations during groups, while the NaJin e-mFire organization itself gets 3-0'd in Masters. Week 4 may not have brought as many shifts in the rankings as previous weeks, but consider this a calm before the storm that is the quarterfinals.Teams are ranked on the following criteria:Recent Champions performanceRecent Masters performanceOther tournament performance (if applicable)Historical trendsRankings are not strict whatsoever, with few exceptions. A team ranked 8th is not guaranteed to be stronger than a team ranked 9th. If a team does not have any commentary, it means they did not play that week, and their ranking will remain unchanged.

ongamenet Korean Power Rankings - Champions Spring Week 3

This week of OGN saw the best team in the world absolutely crumble to the hands of KaKAO and the rest of the KT Rolster Arrows, in a stunning 2-0 set that would spell doom for SK Telecom T1 K and probably end their chances of advancing to the bracket stage. There's been a major reshuffling in the top 5, with SKT falling and Ozone rising above Blaze and Shield following close behind.Teams are ranked on the following criteria:Recent Champions performanceRecent Masters performanceOther tournament performance (if applicable)Historical trendsRankings are not strict whatsoever, with few exceptions. A team ranked 8th is not guaranteed to be stronger than a team ranked 9th. If a team does not have any commentary, it means they did not play that week, and their ranking will remain unchanged.

League of Legends eSports Theorycrafting: Cassiopeia Support

Cassiopeia isn’t a champion many people think of when they think of supports, even as an unconventional pick. However, several high tier players, such as Foxdrop, have talked about her potential to be a top tier support and I want to write about why. There are a few key strengths in Cassiopeia as a support: her unmatched sustained burst damage thanks to Twin Fang; her low cost, high damage poke with Noxious Blast; the few items she needs to be effective; her great scaling into the late game; and most importantly her uncontested dragon control post level 4.Let’s start off with her sustained burst damage as compared to the other primary damage supports. For the purpose of these tests, all champions will use the highest damage dealing spell order not necessarily the optimal lane order to accurately show the maximum potential damage. In addition, these tests will not be influenced by armor, magic resist, or any other stat in order to show the raw power of the spells themselves. These...
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