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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:

 

 

 

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Team SoloMid continues to make big changes to it’s League of Legends division, and are looking to fill several positions within their coaching and support staff. Here is the announcement in it’s entirety, from tsm.gg:

 

Following our changes to the League of Legends team, we are currently seeking to restructure our coaching staff and support team. This restructure requires the following positions to be filled, with their necessary qualifications and responsibilities:

  • Following our changes to the League of Legends team, we are currently seeking to restructure our coaching staff and support team. This restructure requires the following positions to be filled, with their necessary qualifications and responsibilities:
  • Head Coach

     

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Previous experience working with players in traditional sports
    • A level-headed authority figure able to settle disputes and facilitate further progress within the team
    • Work with TSM staff to create an environment for players to grow and improve
    • Basic knowledge of League of Legends

     

    Additional Gameplay Coaches

     

    • In-depth knowledge of competitive League of Legends
    • Ability to read and prep the team for a fast changing metagame
    • Ability to work with players and head coach to develop strategies well-suited for the team

     

     

    Online Analysts

     

    • In-depth knowledge of competitive League of Legends
    • Assist the coaching staff with prep work and research on opponents
    • Must be able to provide information in a way that also helps to improve the team

     

    In addition to the previous tryout announcement, for every position available (meaning both coachingand player), we will announce when it has been filled within 24 hours of making the decision. We will be processing every application submitted up until when an announcement has been made. To paraphrase: this means that every position should be considered open until there has been announcement that it has been filled.

     

    Please send your applications to [email protected] with the following information:

     

    Name:
    Age:
    Requested Position:
    Education:
    Previous experience(s) in (e)sports:
    Motivation for joining:

 

Update: TSM Head Coach Choi ‘Locodoco’ Yoon-Sub clarified on twitter that he will no longer maintain the head coach role but will remain with the team.

 

 

NoL will continue to provide updates to the Team SoloMid roster and staff as the offseason develops.

 

 

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Team SoloMid has announced the departure of 3 members of it’s League of Legends team, with Marcus “Dyrus” Hill, Lucas “Santorin” Larsen, and Ham “Lustboy” Jang-sik leaving the starting roster. Dyrus will remain with TSM as a full-time streamer and content creator, Lustboy will become an analyst for the team and assist in building a new roster, and Santorin will no longer play competitively.

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As Season 5 comes to a close, we announce with a heavy heart the departures of Lucas ‘Santorin’ Larsen, Jang-sik ‘Lustboy’ Ham, and Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill from our League of Legends line-up. Santorin will be stepping down from the TSM roster, while Lustboy and Dyrus will remain as streamers under TSM.

Lucas ‘Santorin’ Larsen and our brand are mutually parting ways. Both him and the team remain on amicable terms, and we appreciate all his hard work in the past year. TSM wishes him farewell and best of luck in his future endeavors.

 

“I have enjoyed my time with TSM but we have now decided to part ways. Everyone has been nice to me and Andy has always done his best to help me out with everything. I will most likely not be playing competitive League Of Legends anymore but I will try to make full time streaming work while studying on the side.”

-Lucas ‘Santorin’ Larsen

 

“Santorin was a pleasure to work with. It’s a real shame that things didn’t work out. I wish him the best of luck for the future”

-Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh

 

Jang-sik ‘Lustboy’ Ham is departing from TSM as a result of his decision to retire from professional play. His retirement marks the end of a very storied career, having been a part of the dominant Azubu Blaze, and spending the last year of his career as a part of the TSM family. Lustboy has left behind very large shoes to fill, and he will be remembered fondly with his hard earned victories on TSM. Lustboy will move to an analyst position, while also helping TSM construct their 2016 roster.

 

“Due to shoulder injuries and being tired of playing, I decided to step down as a player but I’ll still be involved with TSM helping in anyway possible. I will never forget how much fans and everyone treated me kindly, and I appreciate the opportunity given to me by TSM to prove my skills even though I was a foreigner.”

– Jang-sik ‘Lustboy’ Ham

 

“Lustboy joined TSM at a critical time, when we were left without a support due to unforeseen circumstances. He was rushed to join the team and was a crucial part of our 1st place finish in summer split 2014. He’s been a pleasure to work with in and out of game and I hope he can continue his success for the rest of his future endeavors”
– Yoonsup ‘Locodoco’ Choi

 

Last, but not least, the departure of Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill. In the last four years, Dyrus has built a legacy. This is a legacy of dominance over the North American League of Legends professional scene for the previous four seasons. Four seasons where Dyrus maintained a berth on the top of North American standings throughout his career, and became one of only two players to have attended every World Championship to date. Dyrus’ achievements during his tenure within Team SoloMid have made him a legend, and his retirement marks the end of an era. Dyrus will be moving into the “TSM Retirement Home” with ex-teammate Brian ‘TheOddOne’ Wyllie to become a full time streamer.

 

“After 5 seasons of playing competitive I think it’s time to give someone else the chance to play with such amazing teammates. I am burnt out and it would be unfair to keep going without the same level of motivation. I will still be under TSM and I will support them from behind the scenes. Thank you all for everything I look forward to seeing the new roster soon!”
-Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill

 

“Thanks so much for being an awesome friend, teammate, and employee for the last 5 years. I look forward to continue working with Dyrus in supporting his transition from a player to streamer.”

-Andy ‘Reginald’ Dinh

 

We wish to express our gratitude to these players, all of whom have dedicated an extreme amount of time and their lives to Team SoloMid. Their contributions will have a lasting influence within the organization, and again we wish them all fair fortunes and the best of luck.

 

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How are you spending the time between MSI and the Summer Split? Do you get any downtime? 

I get a week off, but I feel like don’t deserve it, so I am constantly playing as much as I possibly can to prepare my mental tolerance to do better in competitive play.

 

Heading into MSI what was your perspective on the Meta of the event? Do you feel you prepared correctly in terms of picks/bans and what to play?

Yes, we just played very badly. I feel like the only thing we could pick up would be Rumble top and Urgot bot. something we’ve tried before.

 

Expectations were high heading into the event. What were your personal expectations? What factors played most into the teams lackluster performance? Do you think it’s an issue with preparation? How much of a factor was “tilting” and can you expand on tilt in competitive play?

I think it was 60% Tilt and 40% everything else. When we got first blooded we lost almost all of our positive mindset and hopes of winning.

 

It seems as if you should have lane swapped against in your game against Fnatic and kept the 1v1 against AHQ. What were the reasons for playing these the way you did and what could you have done better?

In the 2v1 I could have not died. In the 1v1 I could have called for Santorin to protect me from dives. I played like this because I feel like I didn’t play enough solo queue before the event, and didn’t work hard enough on the important factors of communication.

 

Fnatic, 6 top bans. How did this affect you and did you expect it at all? Were there other champions you could have played and simply didn’t?

I played Gnar a huge amount of times so it didn’t really affect me. What did affect is me not being on a specific tank champion and doing well. But it didn’t really matter because my play this tournament regardless of champion was pretty bad.

 

Instead of asking “what went wrong”, what went right? Despite the obvious errors in game, was there anything you felt the team managed to do correctly in the face of losing?

Nothing went right for us.

 

The popular opinion is that you were simply left on an island to fend for yourself in most of the games. You have stated this simply isn’t the case. Can you elaborate a bit on how those situations (being dived/camped) could have gone differently? Is it as cut and dry as you not getting the help, or is there a communication issue?

It’s all about the communication and if I don’t ask for it, then I deserve to be dove for not asking from them to be there instead of saying “I’m going to get dove here.”

 

Moving forward, what is your immediate next step and what do you think you need to work on most individually? As a team?

Communication, positive mindset, and for me being comfortable playing league while communicating against godly players.

 

In terms of overall strength, is NA as far behind as it seems? While it is quite far off, how do you believe each region will stack up at worlds? Do you believe TSM can win worlds?

It is the same as fans think. For us winning worlds, this is the best lineup we’ve ever had so if we had a chance of winning worlds before it is at its highest percentage now.

 

How much do out of game activities affect in game performance and what have you been doing outside of the game?

Playing too much CS:GO and GTA 5 kept my mind off of the terrors of solo queue. Which was a mistake because I need to feel that pain to be used to playing on stage comfortably.

 

You’ve played professionally for over 4 years, and have been to every world championship. Have you considered retirement? In your mind, when are you “done”?

I’ve considered retirement since last year before we beat c9 for the summer split. I felt like I couldn’t do anything to carry, then when we played there my performance was surprisingly really good. I feel like I played better than I ever expected myself to play. My mindset changed for worlds and I dedicated myself to trying to do more for my team. I don’t want to be a burden and if there is a better top laner then me available I would gladly give up my spot if it increases TSM’s chances of winning worlds.

 

How do you deal with criticism? Has there ever been a point where it’s gotten to you to the point that it affects your in game performance?

In my rookie years yeah it did a bit. Nowadays it doesn’t it’s just motivation for me to do better to prove people wrong. But it does apply some pressure to my game which could hurt my play, still not sure myself.

 

Looking at the summer split, who holds the top 3 slots at the end of the season? Who will attend worlds?

TSM, and whoever else they don’t matter.

 

Any thoughts on the newest additions to the LCS, TDK and NME? Do you expect them to perform well?

I’m looking forward to see how well Seraph plays. When he first joined I felt like he didn’t deserve to be in the LCS, but as time goes on it is inspirational to see players climb back in through their own resolve and team.

 

Do you watch the EU LCS? What teams in EU are the strongest in your opinion and is there anyone you want to play against specifically?

I’ve always wanted to play against SK but we never got the chance. They seemed to be in a slump for playoffs because of team synergy I’m guessing. FNATIC is obviously the strongest.

 

What champions do you want to see return to competitive play? Are there any champions you wish you could play more often?

I play a really mean Olaf. I never got to show it at season 2 because I never thought he was as OP back then but my Olaf was world class at the time in my opinion at least.

 

What is your thought on the current top Meta and state of the game in general? What has been your favorite Meta to play in so far?

Top lane is never fun unless you’re carrying the game.

 

Who is the hardest top laner to play against in the NA LCS?

Impact and Quas.

 

What is your current favorite champion in general?

Jax and Singed.

 


Tim Kimbirk is a content creator and interviewer for SoloMid. You can find him in the depths of solo queue, or on twitter talking about eSports.

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LCK Stats at end of Week 7

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LPL stats at end of Week 7, Day 1. Season 5 Statistics for substitute players Xiye and Mystic unavailable 🙁

Link to part 1: IEM Katowice 2015 League of Legends Team Infographs (Pt. 1)

Link to part 2: IEM Katowice 2015 League of Legends Team Infographs (Pt. 2)

Stats compiled and writing by: Kevin ‘SoullessFire’ Lee

Graphics by Ling Gu: @vpnviper

All statistics were taken off lolesports.com and lol.gamepedia.com

 

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As part of the Solomid network, we’ll be doing a Christmas giveaway of Solomid gear. Want in? Here’s how to enter:

 

All you have to do is follow Chefo and Caymus and retweet either one of their posts:

 



We’ll be giving away five shirts from Solomid’s store and one jacket:

 

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[ Disclaimer ] The giveaway doesn’t include South America. Apologies! Every other region is eligible.

 

We’ll be announcing the winners on December 31st. Good luck and happy holidays!


 

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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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Day 3 of Worlds is over and here is the breakdown!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at [email protected]

 

In this and future posts, you’ll also find Champion Select statistics, given to you by Lucas Krings.

 

Day 3 of Worlds: All Games

 

Group Standings Day 3

Day 3 Group A & B Standings

Game 1: Samsung White vs Dark Passage

Game 2: SK Gaming vs Star Horn Royal

Game 3: AHQ e-Sports vs Samsung White

Game 4: Taipei Assassins vs Team Solomid

Game 5: Dark Passage vs Edward Gaming

Game 6: SK Gaming vs Taipei Assassins

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champion Select Stats

 

 Champion Bans Picks Wins Losses Winrate Picks+Bans Pick+Banrate
Yasuo 3 3 2 1 67% 6 33%
Twitch 3 3 2 1 67% 6 33%
Kassadin 1 0 0 0 Not played 1 6%
Ryze 6 9 4 5 44% 15 83%
Alistar 12 4 3 1 75% 16 89%
Janna 1 10 8 2 80% 11 61%
Maokai 6 6 3 3 50% 12 67%
Jarvan 0 1 0 1 0% 1 6%
Orianna 1 9 5 4 56% 10 56%
Lucian 4 10 4 6 40% 14 78%
Thresh 1 8 5 3 63% 9 50%
Rumble 0 2 2 0 100% 2 11%
Kha’Zix 0 13 8 5 62% 13 72%
Zilean 10 4 3 1 75% 14 78%
Tristana 1 9 6 3 67% 10 56%
Nami 1 5 3 2 60% 6 33%
Twisted Fate 2 2 0 2 0% 4 22%
Zed 5 3 2 1 67% 8 44%
Lee Sin 3 12 6 6 50% 15 83%
Syndra 4 4 1 3 25% 8 44%
Nidalee 11 3 1 2 33% 14 78%
Fizz 4 2 1 1 50% 6 33%
Jinx 0 3 0 3 0% 3 17%
Blitzcrank 0 3 0 3 0% 3 17%
Rengar 3 4 3 1 75% 7 39%
Kog’Maw 0 3 2 1 67% 3 17%
Nunu 0 1 0 1 0% 1 6%
Xerath 0 2 1 1 50% 2 11%
Talon 0 2 1 1 50% 2 11%
Vayne 0 2 2 0 100% 2 11%
Lulu 1 2 1 1 50% 3 17%
Kayle 1 2 1 1 50% 3 17%
Aatrox 5 0 0 0 Not played 5 28%
Dr Mundo 0 4 0 4 0% 4 22%
Sona 0 2 0 2 0% 2 11%
Caitlyn 0 1 1 100% 1 6%
Irelia 0 3 3 0 100% 3 17%
Elise 0 1 0 1 0% 1 6%
Corki 0 2 1 1 50% 2 11%
Jarvan IV 0 1 0 1 0% 1 6%
Ahri 1 2 0 2 0% 3 17%
Leona 0 1 0 1 0% 1 6%
Braum 0 3 1 2 33% 3 17%
Ezreal 0 2 0 2 0% 2 11%
Katarina 0 1 1 0 100% 1 6%
Pantheon 0 1 0 1 0% 1 6%
Jayce 0 1 0 1 0% 1 6%
Morgana 0 1 1 0 50% 1 6%
48 champions played in 18 games

 

 

Haven’t kept up with Worlds? Here is all my previous coverage, sorted by days:

 

 

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Day 1 of Worlds is already under-way! Here are some handy infographics for all matches today (work-in-progress):

[ Note ] Mistakes fixed! Sorry about the clumsy post, I’ll do better the next days.

 

Day 1 All Matches

 


Game 1


 

Edward Gaming vs Samsung White

[ Link to Youtube VOD ]

[ Link to Match History ]

 

Day 1 Game 1 Infographic

 


Game 2


 

Team Solomid vs SK Gaming

[ Link to Youtube VOD ]

[ Link to Match History ]

 

Day 1 Game 2 Infographic

 


Game 3


 

Dark Passage vs AHQ e-Sports Club

[ Link to Youtube VOD ]

 

Day 1 Game 3 Infographic

 


Game 4


 

Taipei Assassins vs Star Horn Royal Club

[ Link to Youtube VOD ]

 

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Game 5


 

Samsung White vs AHQ e-Sports Club

[ Link to Youtube VOD ]

 

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Game 6


 

Star Horn Royal Club vs Team Solomid

[ Link to Youtube VOD ]

 

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