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Samsung White championship skins take the stage


Five dominant pros. One championship team.

Celebrate Samsung White’s commanding victory in the 2014 World Championship with five new skins inspired by the Korean powerhouse.

Make your moment with white-and-blue-wrapped Singed, Rengar, and Talon for 750 RP, or roll in style with Thresh and Imp – ummm we mean Twitch – at 975.

Bring the whole crew together with the Samsung White Team Bundle, which at 25% off, runs 3148 RP (6300 if you need the champs).

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Below you can find previews of all the skins:



Samsung White Rengar

SSW Rengar will cost 750 RP.


Note that all SSW skins share this splash art:



SSW Rengar Model Updated 2



Samsung White Singed

SSW Singed will be available for 750 RP.



SSW Singed Model 1

SSW Singed Model 2



Samsung White Talon

SSW Talon will be available for 750 RP.



SSW Talon Model 1

SSW Talon Model 2


SSW Talon W 1

SSW Talon W 2

Rake [ W ]


SSW Talon R 1

SSW Talon R 2

Shadow Assault [ R ]



Samsung White Thresh

SSW Thresh will be sold for 975 RP.



SSW Thresh Model 1

SSW Thresh Model 2

SSW Thresh Recall

For his recall, SSW Thresh summons a trophy, pulls it with his hook and holds it above his head…thingy.


SSW Thresh Q

Death Sentence [ Q ]


SSW Thresh W

Dark Passage [ W ]


SSW Thresh R

The Box [ R ]



Samsung White Twitch

SSW Twitch will be available for 975 RP.



SSW Twitch Model 1

SSW Twitch Model 2

SSW Twitch Recall

For his recall, SSW Twitch rolls around on the ground. You can find the reference here.


SSW Twitch Q

Venom Cask [ W ] 


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In honor of winning S4’s Worlds, Samsung White will be getting skins for their signature champions:



Samsung White may go down as the best team in the history of League of Legends. While DanDy and Mata were rightfully given a ton of credit for the team’s dominant, and near flawless, run through the 2014 World Championship, the team was filled with superstars at every position.

Looper proved to be one of the most versatile top laners, playing 9 champions throughout the tournament. Pawn proved that he was the best mid laner at Worlds, destroying those thought to be his betters, including both Bjergsen and Dade. And Imp played his aggressive and roaming style of ADC, which led to snowballing his bot-lane advantage to his teammates.

But through their trials and tribulations, each player managed to break through on a signature champion that Riot Games has chosen to honor with their own skin. Their greatness at Worlds 2014 will live on.

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Ever since the 2013 Championship (he had never before played with the team), Looper has been known for his superb Teleport usage on Singed. Not only is he one of the few players who still loves playing Singed, he plays him the “proper” way — annoying the enemy team and drawing pressure from Jungle and Mid lanes.


While DanDy played many champions on his way to the 2014 World Championship, his carry potential was shown most thoroughly on Rengar. Not only was he able to control the early game with vision and pressure in lanes, he also managed to turn a lot of skirmishes and team fights around entirely by himself based on his mechanical prowess and timing.


Pawn didn’t play a ton of Talon at Worlds 2014, but his affinity towards assassins has lead him to be one of the most feared mids in the world. With a history of complete lane domination, Pawn became famous on his Talon by solo killing Faker in lane to lead Samsung to Worlds over SK Telecom.


In past years, Imp was more known for his Vayne, however Worlds 2014 showcased Imp’s Twitch in the best possible way. While Twitch isn’t known for being the biggest lane bully, Imp was able to exert his will on enemy bot lanes, and then snowball his lead to the rest of his team. Often after his first recall, Imp would show up to another lane in stealth for a great gank. “Hello!” indeed. SSW Twitch’s backing animation pays tribute to Imp’s biggest moment off the Rift at Worlds as well.


Throughout Worlds, Janna was the most contested champion at Worlds 2014, but Mata made huge marks on Thresh. Rather than being adept at expert hooks, Mata showed true mastery over all aspects of Thresh’s kit; he was able to make huge plays, hooks, flays to interrupt champions and clutch lanterns, to snowball Imp and win for his team. For his ridiculous playmaking ability, Mata was awarded the MVP for Worlds 2014.

The Samsung White skins will be available in the store May 14, just after the Mid-Season Invitational. Attendees of the event will be able to choose any SSW skin as part of theEsports Legacy Skin Giveaway.


Mata Leaves Samsung White

World Champion Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong has decided to part ways with the Samsung Organization. In a Facebook post, he announced his departure from the organization.

In his post, he cites that he feels he’s done everything he could have in pro LoL, winning an OGN title and the World Championship. He now intends to make a decision between retiring and joining the army (compulsory for Korean males to serve for two years around his age), move to a streaming position or join another team. Outside of the post itself, it’s been stated that he could also move to North America, as he hopes to improve his English to a fluent level.  With this, worries have risen that this could begin the fall of the great Samsung White, coincidentally as history has shown past World Champions don’t do too well the season after their victory. Mata has been the core of Samsung White for the whole season, being hailed as the best support player in the World, also acting as their primary shotcaller. Being able to fill both of those roles has allowed them to be the best team in the World.

ex-KT Rolster Bullets Ryu and ex-SKT T1 S H0R0 Join Millenium

French eSports organization Millenium have picked up Ryu “Ryu” Sang-ook and Cho “H0R0” Jae-hwan in an effort to qualify for the upcoming Expansion tournament. Millenium was relegated by Unicorns of Love during the 2014 Spring Promotion tournament, and recently lost mid laner Kerp and dropped Kottenx to import the Korean talent.

Both of these players are seasoned veterans, with Ryu being on the KT Bullets Roster that could be considered the second best team in the World at the time of the 2013 OGN Summer season. Despite that, his career has fallen farther and farther, most notably since his infamous duel with Faker:

Despite all of this, he’s still a capable player and is sure to hold his own in the EULCS. At his peak, he is likely a better player/at a similar skill level than Kerp can be, however Kerp notoriously chokes hugely when it comes to playoffs or relegation matches.

H0R0 on the other hand, is a founding member of SKT’s original LoL team, and has Jungled for them since their inception. While he’s no KaKAO or DanDy, he’s a strong player who can easily contest the best junglers in Europe. He decided to look for offers from foreign teams after the 2014 OGN Summer season, where he failed to make it to the finals, likely realizing he didn’t truly have a shot at winning an OGN title. The Millenium roster is now as follows:

  • Kev1n (Top)
  • H0R0 (Jungle)
  • Ryu (Mid)
  • Creaton (AD Carry)
  • Jree (Support)


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The two sister Samsung teams went against each other in a Best-of-5 to determine the first finalist for Worlds; here are the results:


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Samsung White vs Samsung Blue: All Games


Game 1

Game 2

Game 3


[ Casters ] Deficio, Rivington, Jatt

[ Analysts ] Phreak, Doublelift, Monte, Krepo, Quickshot



SSW vs SSB Game 1



SSW vs SSB Game 2



SSW vs SSB Game 3



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You’ll find Champion Select statistics at the bottom of this post when the day is over, brought to you by Lukas Krings.

Quarterfinals: Team Solomid vs Samsung White

[ VoD ] Watch the series on Youtube

[ Analysts ] Quickshot, Krepo, Doublelift, Monte, Phreak

[ Casters ] Deficio, Jatt, Rivington



Champion Select Stats


Champion Bans Picks Wins Losses Winrate Picks+Bans Pick+Banrate
Yasuo 7 11 9 2 82% 18 33%
Twitch 8 12 9 3 75% 20 37%
Kassadin 2 5 3 2 60% 7 13%
Ryze 21 21 12 9 57% 42 78%
Alistar 44 5 4 1 80% 49 91%
Janna 2 29 18 11 62% 31 57%
Maokai 29 16 9 7 56% 45 83%
Jarvan IV 1 10 3 7 30% 11 20%
Orianna 5 15 9 6 60% 20 37%
Lucian 6 29 13 16 45% 35 65%
Thresh 9 28 16 12 57% 37 69%
Rumble 9 14 9 5 64% 23 43%
Kha’Zix 7 36 17 19 47% 43 80%
Zilean 36 9 5 4 56% 45 83%
Tristana 4 24 10 14 42% 28 52%
Nami 2 21 9 12 43% 23 43%
Twisted Fate 4 4 1 3 25% 8 15%
Zed 14 13 7 6 54% 27 50%
Lee Sin 18 30 18 12 60% 48 89%
Syndra 10 8 3 5 38% 18 33%
Nidalee 14 5 1 4 20% 19 35%
Fizz 6 11 4 7 36% 17 31%
Jinx 3 7 2 5 29% 10 19%
Blitzcrank 0 3 0 3 0% 3 6%
Rengar 6 6 5 1 83% 12 22%
Kog’Maw 1 13 6 7 46% 14 26%
Nunu 0 1 0 1 0% 1 2%
Xerath 0 6 2 4 33% 6 11%
Talon 0 5 2 3 40% 5 9%
Vayne 0 3 3 0 100% 3 6%
Lulu 1 11 3 8 27% 12 22%
Kayle 2 11 5 6 45% 13 24%
Aatrox 6 0 0 0 Not played 6 11%
Dr Mundo 0 7 0 7 0% 7 13%
Sona 0 2 0 2 0% 2 4%
Caitlyn 0 2 1 1 50% 2 4%
Irelia 3 11 8 3 73% 14 26%
Elise 1 12 5 7 42% 13 24%
Corki 0 10 7 3 70% 10 19%
Ahri 1 10 3 7 30% 11 20%
Leona 0 3 1 2 33% 3 6%
Braum 0 6 3 3 50% 6 11%
Ezreal 0 2 0 2 0% 2 4%
Katarina 0 1 1 0 100% 1 2%
Pantheon 0 1 0 1 0% 1 6%
Jayce 0 3 1 2 33% 3 6%
Morgana 0 6 4 2 67% 6 11%
Graves 0 1 1 0 100% 1 2%
Vi 0 1 0 1 0% 1 2%
Swain 0 1 1 0 100% 1 2%
Ziggs 0 2 1 1 50% 2 4%
Gragas 1 0 0 0 Not played 1 2%
Evelynn 0 1 1 0 100% 1 2%
Riven 0 1 1 0 100% 1 2%
Rammus 0 1 1 0 100% 1 2%
Lissandra 0 1 1 0 100% 1 2%
Singed 0 1 1 0 100% 1 2%
58 champions played/banned in 54 games
Blue Side 34 20 63%
Red Side 20 34 37%


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 Welcome to a co-op series where Tim and I will cover all four World groups and what new picks we can expect in each one. We aim to get the series wrapped up before Worlds so we can focus on coverage of the matches. Enjoy the read!



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 Ban Yasuo. Those words held true in every game of the LPL Regional Qualifiers and Summer playoffs that featured EDG as teams took the swordsman completely out of the picture. With 5 different picks in the mid lane across 12 games, U has shown he can definitely play around his team’s apparent dislike of the wanderer.

 Of these picks, Kayle came out for three of EDG’s matches. While Kayle remains strong despite her most-recent nerfs, she has definitely fallen out of flavor.  Her most recent revival usually comes paired with a Zilean, creating an incredibly frustrating team comp centered around an undying carry. U has shown that he will play her with or without the Chronokeeper.

 Kayle’s strengths come in droves. Amazing waveclear, great up-front damage, massive utility in the form of a heal and movespeed boost, and an ultimate that can make or break teamfights. There’s less countering Kayle and more just dealing with her, something that becomes incredibly tricky once a match gets to late-game.

 When Kayle and Zilean get together, it’s like divine Intervention. Allowing unlimited dive opportunities, Kayle and the rest of her team can wreak havoc in the front line safely under the protection of Chrono Shift and Intervention. The pair also prevents a champion from just being dived on and exploded, and can force their opponents to think hard about who they want to focus and when they want to fight.

 There are a Zilean possibilities, will the opposition be prepared?



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 AHQ’s Westdoor is known for his constant aggression. Expect all eyes to be on the mid lane as he looks to get his team out ahead early. Kassadin and Twisted Fate were almost permanently banned against Westdoor in the GPL and it shouldn’t be much different on the world stage. AHQ depends heavily on their mid laner, and acquiring a comfort pick for Westdoor is a must for them. Keeping Fizz in the back pocket is surely on the agenda, especially looking at his dominating performance on the trickster in the past.

 Fizz brings deadly assassin strength to a team, being able to dash in with Urchin Strike and deal massive burst damage, only to disappear unscathed with a cleverly placed Playful/Trickster. Chum the Waters offers great disruption and zoning potential in a teamfight, forcing players to retreat or fight around its AOE knockup. It’s also a death sentence for anyone caught out of position, which can help AHQ create picks and secure objectives.

 Not to say the Trickster is without flaws. Limited siege ability can set Fizz’s team behind if they’re unable to start a fight. Also an issue is getting to the backline to hunt for carries. If the enemy team sees Fizz, they can center their comp around peeling for their carry and easily counter his strengths. Lastly, Fizz is a risky laner; if he’s facing a poor lane match-up, he can easily fall behind – worst-case scenario for a champion who must be ahead to have a real impact on the game.

 AHQ enters the World Championship as underdogs, and other teams will definitely have heard of Westdoor. With a reputation for clutch plays and snowballing games, letting Westdoor get any of these champions is definitely a mistake. Therein lies the largest issue: lack of diversity. While he has shown he can fall back onto popular champions like Yasuo, Westdoor’s greatest strengths come from familiarity. Teams will either look to ban him out, or prepare strategies specifically tailored to his champion pool.

 Will AHQ adapt, or will they FIZZle out?



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 Though he dominates solo queue, Rammus is a rare sight on the competitive scene; OGN Masters saw him once in a favorable match-up against Xin Zhao and Wickd rolled his way to victory at the end of summer LCS in a zer0-stake match against Millenium, but that’s all the pro action League’s armordillo saw this year. Despite odds, it seems DanDy has been racking some Rammus games in Solo Queue and with great success. Can we expect to see a tanky jungler sneak his way past Lee Sin? Certainly, he is blind.

 The meta across regions right now favors stall comps that rely on picks to get objectives and push for map control. Rammus fits the bill with his Sonic Ball and a 2-second taunt. He’s great at locking down and soloing the currently popular hypercarries or peeling bruisers from his carries. Being the best tower-diver in the game, Rammus can capitalize on a pushed lane better than almost any other jungler. His slow clear speed means he loses significant gank pressure in the early game, but that can be off-set by just going for safer laners and stalling until Rammus can become that beast of a frontliner and initiator.

  In the hands of DanDy, Rammus is a snowball machine. DanDy is the one who sets the pace for White’s matches by constantly being in the mind of the enemy jungler and predicting his moves. A Rammus counter-gank is deadly, as it can come from very far away and with guaranteed hard CC. We already know how strong DanDy is at smite-stealing objectives – put that mechanical skill on a rolling ball and you’ve got dragon control covered against all but the top-seed teams. Best part? No one plays or bans Rammus, meaning DanDy always has a surprise pick for when his team faces serious challenge (at the finals).

 Ultimately, a pocket pick doesn’t matter much for White at this point, as they can likely blindfold themselves, go all mid and still stomp their group.



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No data on DP’s Solo Queue training and their Wildcard matches suggest they’d like to go standard at Worlds. If they are bringing new picks against the top teams, they’ve yet to grant viewers passage to their strategy.


See? Phreak liked it. Reluctantly.



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The Korean pro scene has begun the second half of the 2014 Season and remains the premier circuit for world-class LoL. To celebrate this stronghold of competitive League, we’re bringing back permanent summoner icons with the team logos for 250 RP each.

  • Bigfile Miracle
  • CJ Entus (Blaze, Frost)
  • IM (#1, #2)
  • Jin Air (Falcons, Stealth)
  • KT (Bullets, Arrows)
  • Najin (White Shield, Black Sword)
  • Samsung (Blue, White)
  • SKT T1 (K, S)

(Unfortunately, MKZ opted out of making their icon available for sale)

As before, you’re not just showing off your team allegiance with these icons – 20% of each purchase goes straight to the team, while we use the other 80% to directly support esports through prizing, streaming, events and more!

Rep your favorite Korean pro team as the championships approaches!

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Here are the icons in question:


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