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League of Legends: Results of 2016 season

League of Legends

Riot Games has published the results of the season 2016

Riot Games has summed up the 2016 season, in which named two fives of champions – with the highest ratio of victories and the most selected.

The company also released a list of heroes, whose popularity has grown in 2016, and has collected the most interesting facts about the 17 regions. Kayle, Amumu, Galio, Kog’Mao and Sona finished 2016 with the best ratio of wins and losses. Yasuo, Lee Sin, Lux, Ezreal, Thresh and became the most chosen in the past season.

League of Legends

Players also were more likely to take Zyre in matches, Barda and Yorick. Riot Games has allocated 17 regions for achievements related to Leaugue of Legends. In Russia it was marked by the composition of Albus NoX Luna for excellent performance at the 2016 World Cup and play for Amumu, which kills 5.6 players on average. This figure exceeds by 0.5 Amumu statistics worldwide.

In Western Europe, Riot Games highlighted League Fest. It was held in the UK at the end of August. On it was helded a tournament for 15 thousand pounds of sterling and the country’s biggest cosplay contest. In Northern and Eastern Europe, the main achievement of the season the company chose Comic Con 2016 in Bucharest. North America distinguished 4-meter detailed model of Thresh.

 

Recap os 2016 season

Riot Games also introduced the “random numbers.” In this column was Gangplank, which on average earned more than all gold, Jeanne, place more totems then anybody else. Zak character ended 2016 with the best KDA. Shiva and Kindred set a record for the number of dead forest monsters. Timo was killed over a billion times.

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The company has made an overview of the 2016 – starting with a new character Jhin, who appeared in the game the first of February, and ending with the World Cup. His finale was held on 29 October. Season 2016 in the League of Legends ended on 7 November. Season-2017, presumably starts on 7 December.

 

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KeSPA President continues to fight for the recognition of eSports at the international level

KeSPA

Jun Byung-hun – President of the Korea e-Sports Association (KeSPA), member of the National Assembly from 2004 to 2016, has an additional post at the International e-Sports Federation (IESF).

Founded in 2008 by agreement of the nine countries as founding members, IESF headquartered in Seoul holds an annual eSports World Cup, in which professional players from all over the world take part. IESF now expanded and includes 47 countries.

KeSPA

Why eSport deserves to become an official Olympic sport?

As head of his country in the global e-Sports Federation, Yun Byung Heon said that his ultimate goal: “Make eSports official Olympic sport.”

E-sport was regarded as a next generation business model in the whole world, and this trend could be confirmed by the example of many countries in Europe, Asia and North America. Companies are increasingly investing in E-sport.- Jun Byung-hun

This interview with The Korea Times at headquarters KeSPA and IESF in Yongsan, central Seoul, on 21 October.

IeSF

The IESF working with members-countries in order to strengthen the status of e-sports as well as other sporting events like baseball and football. Our main goal is to ensure membership in the International Olympic Committee (IOC), we want that electronic sports acquired the status of official Olympic disciplines. – Jun Byung-hun

IESF taking steps to gain recognition by the IOC. IESF carries out doping tests on players participating in competitions and tournaments. checks became official since the signing of the agreement with the World Anti-Doping Agency three years ago.

Look at China, Europe and the United States. Internationally renowned media and platforms, such as Yahoo, ESPN, YouTube and Naver are expanding their investment in e-sports. Famous European football clubs such as Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain, Valencia and many others begin to join this business. – Jun Byung-hun

Frenchman Lucas «DaXe» Kyuiyre, who signed a contract with the football club “Paris Saint-Germain”, became world champion in FIFA 17 by the version of Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) 2016.

Results of these steps

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Let us remember that the Korea e-Sports Association at a special conference in January 27, 2015 put forward a proposal for assigning e-sports  to a “second-level discipline” status. The Olympic Committee is supported. An important step towards the inclusion of e-sports in the Olympic Games. “Second level” means that not all conditions for official recognition by the International Olympic Committee was made. But things are moving.


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Winners of the LoL World Cup

Winners of Summoner Cup

SK Telecom T1 win the World Cup in League of Legends

Winners of Summoner Cup

October 30, 2016 ended the World Cup finals for the popular MOBA game League of Legends. Winners are cybersportsmans from the South Korean team – SK Telecom T1.

In the final they met with their compatriots from the collective Samsung Galaxy and won them with a score of 3 : 2. Many say that this was the most exciting grand finale of the World Cup in the history of League of Legends. “This series was the most difficult match of my career in the League of Legends. We are all very exhausted, – said Lee Sang-Hyeok nicknamed as Faker, which is a player in the middle line of team SK Telecom T1. – Thank you for rooting for us. But leave the force for the future – we shall return. ”

Professional Korean team, which is considered as one of the best in the region. The team was formed from the merger of SKT T1 S and SKT T1 K at the end of 2014, after which the team stepped on the championship trail in the spring LCK 2015. Repeated LCK champions, winners of the All-Star 2014. SKT1 prestigious tournament is one of the strongest teams in the world, regularly showing its high level.

SKT T1

Therefore, SK Telecom T1 captured Summoner Cup for the third time, what can not do any team before them. The winning team also took to home a cash prize of more than $ 2 million. Winning of Samsung Galaxy amounted to slightly more than $ 760 thousand. Five of Russian from Albus NoX Luna completed performance at the quarterfinals stage. The most valuable player of the tournament is Faker.

We should recall, that grand final of League of Legends – World Championship 2016 was held in sport complex “Staples Center” Los Angeles. Detailtd description of the final match you always can find on this blog, and records of all game – on YouTube Channel LoL eSports.

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Whats new in Overwatch?

Overwatch League

Blizzard will make a Overwatch League

Overwatch League

During the conference, Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit Executive director of Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick said that the company is planning to create their own league of eSports Overwatch for professional teams.

The head of Activision Blizzard reported that the cyber competitions already bypassed American sports leagues like the NFL and NHL by the number of spectators. Therefore the company has decided not to stand aside and create Overwatch League.

Commentary from Bobby Kotick:

“You will have the Overwatch league which will have a certain number of teams. Those teams will be a combination of professional sports teams as owners and endemic sports teams as owners”

DIVA Soldier Zarya

This year, Blizzard has established a Overwatch world championship. On it 16 national teams will compete in the BlizzCon 2016 festival. This tournament does not have a prize fund, but all participants will receive a small bonus and a free trip to BlizzCon. The final stage of the competition will be held in 5-6 November, in Anaheim, USA.

Third competitive season of Overwatch will start at 1 December

Overwatch season 2

Blizzard Entertainment Company published information about the third season of competitive games in the Overwatch. The second season will last until November 25, 2016, and the next will begin in a week after.

Developers have already begun preparations for a third season. Test server received an update that changed the algorithm for calculating the competitive ranking. The amendments are designed to ensure that players do not receive an inflated number of points, then lost ten matches to stronger opponents. The company has not released details of the new mechanism.

Competitive mode appeared in Overwatch in June 28, 2016. Up to August 18 players fought for the unique icons and points of competitive modes, for which you can buy gold coloring weapons. The second season began on 1 September. Blizzard increased the maximum number of rating points from 100 to 5 thousand. And introduced the classification of players through the ranks.

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