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IEM Cologne saw the first time an amateur team took home an IEM title, as well as a ticket to the IEM World Championship. ESC Ever, notorious for taking down 2015 World Champions SK Telecom on their path through the KeSPA cup, edged out one of the LPL’s elite in a 3-2 victory over the Qiao Gu Reapers. We dove into the games and picked out some stats, like KDA and Game time, and how much – or even if – a team benefits from taking Rift Herald, and threw them together to get a better look at what went down in Cologne.

 

IEM Cologne 2015 Infograph

 

Visuals by: Ling Gu

Stats and other information by: Caymus

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Stats compiled by: Caymus

Graphics by Ling Gu

All statistics were gathered independently or pulled from oracleselixir.com

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With IEM San Jose just around the corner, IEM has announced the brackets for the upcoming IEM San Jose on November 21st. It was recently revealed that Amazon would be backing the event, boosting the total prize pool by $25,000 and holding a crowdfunded sales event at http://amazon.com/IEM to further that number.

 

Bracket

 

 

In addition, Thevoting for North American LCS teams to IEM Cologne has opened, with four teams who have not been featured in previous IEM events this year eligible as candidates. They will join the already qualified Edward Gaming from China, and the recent champions of the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup, ESC Ever.

Finally, Mark Cuban,  owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Magnolia Pictures, will be competing against Intel CEO  Brian Krzanich in a celebrity showmatch for charity during the San Jose event. Teams will consist of Krzanich and Cuban at the head of their own roster of former professional players.

 

 

 

image credit: IEM/Intel

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With a roster set to compete at IEM San Jose, TSM has revealed the final pieces to the roster puzzle in it’s new coaching staff. Taking over the Head Coach position will be KC “Woodbuck” Woods. Operating as Strategic Coach will be Josh “Jarge” Smith, who formerly served as Head Analyst for Fnatic.

 

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Meet the Coaches:

 

 

 

Head Coach KC and TSM analyst Parth took to reddit to discuss working together and the future of the team:

 

KC, aka Woodbuck, here. I am the new head coach for TSM this year. Hopefully you give me a small break for my first time on camera, it was not very natural for me.

This year, I will be working with my strategic coach, Jarge, to help the team reach their personal and team oriented goals. Jarge will focus on their performance in game by helping the players understand the fundamental strategy of the game, adjust to metas, pick/ban, etc. You all should be extremely hyped by how ridiculously talented he is in this regard. Since this is an extremely time consuming task, I will take responsibility for everything else, so he can remain focused.

My role as the head coach will be to create a culture and structure within the team that promotes a strong work ethic, a resilient team bond, and a sense of responsibility to do everything the right way — the TSM way. I have laid out my expectations to the players and I will ensure they follow through. I am telling everyone right now, I will not accept anything but their best effort and I will not allow the culture of this team to breakdown. This will be the most unified and disciplined team in NA.

Jarge and I are 100% committed to working our asses off this year and we will set the example for the players to follow. A lot is going to change in the TSM house/office, and I hope everyone is ready to come along for the ride.

 

Hey guys, Parth here.

I’ll be working closely with Andy, Josh, and KC to set up a solid infrastructure for this year. Then I’ll be stepping back and working for the TSM organization. Thank you everyone for your support last year, and I know KC and Josh will do an incredible job for the team moving forward.

 

Check out the new TSM roster in action at IEM San Jose, beginning on November 21st.

 

The offseason roster shuffle continues as TSM has revealed their lineup for the upcoming IEM San Jose. Announced Via Twitter, the newest rendition of the LoL squad plays host to a mix of NA and EU LCS Stars. With a fresh mindset and winning the only goal, the teams premiere on the IEM stage will serve as a trial period for the newest members of TSM. Announcement video and tweet:

 

 

 

Team SoloMid Roster IEM San Jose

 

TSM Roster

 

 

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Rounding out the six team IEM San Jose lineup is LGD, who took over half of the votes to see which team would represent China at the upcoming tournament in California.

 

China voting results

LGD enters IEM with redemption on their minds after taking first place in China’s LPL but failing to make it to the next round of the 2015 World Championship, picking up only two wins before being eliminated from the group stage.

Complete IEM San Jose Lineup:

 

  • Fnatic (Europe)
  • Origen (Europe)
  • Counter Logic Gaming (North America)
  • Team SoloMid (North America)
  • Jin Air Green Wings (South Korea)
  • LGD Gaming (China)

 

IEM San Jose will take place on November 21-22, at the SAP center, where teams will compete for a $50,000 prize pool.

 

images via IEM

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As IEM San Jose draws nearer, ESL has announced that they have invited Korea’s Jin Air Green Wings to join the competition. Jin Air recently placed second in the 2015 LCK Regional Qualifiers falling short of qualifying for the 2015 World Championship.

Jin Air is set to compete with the other teams from Europe and North America, with the Chinese region’s voting currently underway. Lineup so far:

  • Fnatic (Europe #1 Seed)
  • Origen (Europe #2 Seed)
  • Team SoloMid (North America #2 Seed)
  • Counter Logic Gaming (North America #1 Seed)
  • Jin Air Green Wings (Korea #6 Seed)

IEM San Jose is set to kick off on November 21st, at the SAP center in San Jose.

 

image credit: ESL/IEM

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The results of the IEM San Jose European Community vote were announced Thursday, September 17, with Fnatic and Origen leading the vote by sizeable margins. Fnatic and Origen finished first and second place respectively in the European LCS Summer Split, and both teams will be competing at the 2015 World Championship.

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Consisting of the top six teams from the European LCS, the two teams will head to San Jose to play for $50,000. Voting for the North American side has opened with the top six teams from the North American LCS.

IEM San Jose takes place on November 21st and 22nd, where six teams from around the world will compete for $50,000 and a shot at the IEM World Championship.

NoL will continue to provide updates to the upcoming IEM San Jose as information becomes available.

 

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ESL has issued a statement regarding Performance Enhancing Drugs, or PEDS. Starting with it’s ESL One Cologne event on August 22nd, ESL will conduct skin tests on all professional players involved in competition to ensure competitive integrity.

Today we are announcing the beginning of the steps we’ll be taking as an organization in order to determine enforce guidelines and rules surrounding the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) at ESL events.

 

In order to maintain the spirit of fair play within esports, ESL has partnered with NADA (the Nationale Anti Doping Agentur, which is headquartered in Bonn, Germany) to help create an anti-PED policy that is fair, feasible and conclusive while also respecting the privacy of players. ESL will also be meeting with WADA (the World Anti Doping Agency, based in Montreal, Canada) so they can be actively involved in the making, enforcing and dissemination of this policy to additional regions such as the US, Asia and Australia.

 

In the meantime, we will taking immediate action to ensure that ESL’s company values of exemplary sportsmanship and integrity are maintained. As such, we will be administering the first PED skin tests at ESL One Cologne this August, with a view to performing these tests at every Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One and ESL ESEA Pro League event thereafter as soon as the official PED policy is established and tournament rules updated accordingly.

We will remain proactive in ensuring all professional players and organizations involved in ESL competitions will be kept informed of the initiative’s progress. Updates on changes to tournament rules including the list of banned substances, methods of testing and potential disciplinary actions for players caught using PEDs and/or admitting to having used them will be provided to players via their respective team managers and/or owners.

 

This policy comes after Kory “SEMPHIS” Friesen, a Counter Strike: Global Offensive player under Team Nihilum, admitted last week to using Adderall at ESL One Katowice, in March, under former Team Cloud 9.

 

 “I don’t even care. We were all on Adderall. I don’t even give a f–k. It was pretty obvious if you listened to the comms. People can hate it or whatever.”

 

Currently, the ESL Rulebook does not name any substances specifically, though it does state:

 

To play a match, be it online or offline, under the influence of any drugs, alcohol, or other performance enhancers is strictly prohibited, and may be punished with exclusion from the ESL One.

 

Adderall is an amphetamine that is commonly used to treat Narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Adderall is also banned by Major League Baseball, the NBA, Major League Soccer, the NCAA and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which regulates Olympic sports.

 

Official Statement by ESL

 

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RAW Data: IEM Katowice

March 20th, 2015

 

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Not wanting to waste a bunch of  cool info, here’s some of the extra RAW data I collected from IEM Katowice. Keep in mind it’s a little rough, but gives a good look at the overall flavor of champions played at the event. Expect something similar, with a graphical flair, for the upcoming NA LCS playoffs.


 

Total Bans: Viktor, rek’sai, Janna, Rengar, Nidalee, Leblanc

Total Picks: Rumble, Morgana (2), Jarvan, Graves, Kennen, Rek’sai, Corki, Gnar, Lissandra

Champion most banned against Cloud 9: Vi(2)

Most picked: Morgana(2)

Total games played: 2

Total champions played: 9


 

GET Total Bans: Zed, Nidalee, Vi, Graves, Lucian, Lulu, Diana(3), Jarvan(2), Sivir, leblanc, Rek’sai, Sion

GET Total Picks: Corki(5), Lee Sin(3), Lissandra, Nami(2), Rek’Sai(2), Maokai(2), Janna(3), Viktor, Rumble(2), Ezreal,Yasuo, Leblanc

Champion most banned against GE Tigers: Lissandra(4)

Most picked: Corki(5), Lee sin(3), Janna(3)

Total games played: 5

Total champions played: 12


 

SK Gaming Total Bans: Nidalee, Maokai, Ahri, Leblanc, Zed, Liissandra

Sk Gaming total picks: Rek’sai, Lucian, Hecarim, Diana(2), Lulu, Annie, Gnar, Caitlyn, Nidalee

Champion Most banned against SK Gaming: Graves(2)

Most Picked: Diana (2)

Total games played: 2

Total champions played:  9


 

Yoe.FW Total Bans: Graves(3), Zed(3), Leblanc, Rumble(4), V(2), Lucian, Sivir (3), Nidalee

Yoe.FW Total Picks: Caitlyn(2), Gnar, Xerath, Rengar(2), Janna(3), Maokai(2), Zed(2), Jarvan, Rek’Sai, Morgana, Kog’maw, Ezreal,Nidalee, Nami, Irelia(2), Lucian, Corki, Leblanc

Champion Most banned against Yoe Flash Wolves: Maokai(4)

Most Picked: Janna (3), Caitlyn (2), Zed (2)

Total games played: 6

Total champions played: 18


 

Gambit Total Bans: Hecarim, Maokai, Leblanc, Ezreal, Maokai, Annie

Gambit Total Picks: Annie, Lee sin, Corki, Twisted Fate(2), Jarvan, Morgana, Nidalee, Graves, Thresh

Most picked: Twisted Fate(2)

Champion Most banned against Gambit Gaming: Kennen(2), Zed(2)

Total games played: 2

Total champions played: 9


 

CJ Entus Total Bans:  Kennen, Zed, Rek’Sai(2), Ahri, Lissandra

CJ Entus Total Picks: Lulu, Nidalee, Ezreal, Nami, Kog’maw, Corki(2), Rek’sai, Leona, Dr. Mundo, Xerath, Hecarim, Viktor, Lee Sin, Annie

Champion most banned against CJ Entus: Leblanc(2)

Most picked: Corki (2)

Total games played: 3

Total champions played: 14


 

Team Solomid Total Bans:  Rek’Sai(5), Nidalee(2), Maokai(3), Lulu, Leblanc(3), Thresh, Morgana(5), Janna

Team Solomid Total Picks:  Corki(2), Zed(2), Lulu(3), Lee Sin(3), Kennen, Maokai(5), Annie(4), Sivir(2), Viktor, Nidalee(3), Lissandra(5), Thresh, Lucian(4), Vi, Leblanc, Rumble(2), Rek’sai, Janna

Most picked: Lissandra(5), Annie(4), Maokai(5), Lucian(4)

Champion Most Banned against TSM: Rumble(4), Zed(5), Sivir(4)

Total games played:  8

Total champions played: 18


 

WE Total Bans: Janna, Rumble, Lissandra(4), Kennen, Zed(3), Jarvan IV, Thresh, Leblanc, Lulu(6), Viktor(5),

WE Total Picks:  Jarvan IV(6), Morgana(2), Diana(2), Graves, Sion, Rek’sai(2), Sivir(6), Hecarim(3), Janna(4, Diana(2), Sion(3), Lee Sin, Thresh, Kalista, Maokai, Ezreal(2), Ahri(4), Maokai, Leona, Caitlyn

Champions Most Banned Against WE: Rek’Sai(4), Maokai(3), Leblanc(3)

Most picked: Jarvan IV(6), Sivir(6), Janna(4)

Total games played:  9

Total champions played: 20


 

Total Champions picked or banned at IEM Katowice: 38

Most picked/Banned Champions of the tournament

Rek’sai – 9 pick 10 ban/100% of matches. Record: 7-2 (77.8% Win)

Maokai – 9 pick 8 ban/89.5% of Matches. Record: 5-4 (55.6% Win)

Leblanc – 7 pick 9 ban/84.2% of Matches. Record: 3-4 (42.9% Win)

 

Honorable Mention: Zed – 4 pick 11 ban/78.9% of Matches. Record: 7-5 (58.3% Win)

 

Most Diverse Champion Pools

World Elite – 20 Champions Played

Team SoloMid – 18 Champions Played

Yoe Flash Wolves – 18 Champions Played

 

Most Banned out Player

Bjergsen – Zed(5)


Any stats or information you’d like to see that I didn’t show here? I might have it and just didn’t post it. Either way, tell me what you want to see, anything from times drag was taken to blue/red side win rates, if it’s trackable,I can do it. Comment below, or tweet @timkimbirk.