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PSG Talon confirms that half of starting roster will be unavailable for a portion of Worlds 2020

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PSG Talon will be starting Worlds with a major handicap.

The Pacific Championship Series’ second seed at this year’s Worlds tournament will start the tournament with only half its players.

Both of the team’s Korean players, River and Tank, will be unable to enter China in time to participate in any of the Play-In games. Unified, their AD carry, will also be unavailable for a portion of games due to strict visa requirements.

Tank and River will be replaced for the Play-In matches by AHQ’s Kongyue and Uniboy. In skill, this is no downgrade. Kongyue is widely considered to be the best jungler in the PCS, winning the regular season league MVP.

Fellow PCS representatives at Worlds, Machi Gaming, will loan their substitute bot laner, Dee, to fill in for the game or two that Unified will be unavailable to play for PSG Talon.

Should this team actually make it through Play-Ins and into the Group Stage, they will have the time to be able to reunite their Summer Split roster and make a true go of it from then on.

This is such an unfortunate way for PSG to be entering onto the world’s biggest stage. Talon began 2020 by putting together one of the most star-studded rosters the region had ever seen, even snagging players like Hanabi that had major offers from multiple top LPL teams.

With this roster, they dominated the region. Placing first in the Spring Split and then also nabbing the Mid-Season Invitational trophy against the best teams in neighboring regions. Going from strength to strength, the team was then invested in by Paris Saint-Germain, one of the biggest brands in football worldwide.

Unfortunately, in the Summer Split the team’s starting mid laner Candy left the roster with no public explanation and so PSG Talon replaced him with Tank, who was playing from Korea.

The sudden roster change made the team play uncoordinated, and the high ping made it so Tank wasn’t able to fully display his talent in-game. Because of this change, the team didn’t look quite as strong in the Summer Split.

PSG Talon will look to defy all odds and make it out of the Play-Ins Stage of Worlds 2020 when the tournament begins on Friday, Sept. 25.

Source: https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/psg-talon-confirms-that-half-of-starting-roster-will-be-unavailable-for-a-portion-of-worlds-2020

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Lenovo Legion Sponsors G2 Esports as Hardware Partner

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Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports announced that the company signed a sponsorship deal with hardware brand Lenovo Legion. The PC brand will sponsor the organization’s League of Legends, Rainbow 6, Rocket League, Fortnite, and Sim Racing teams

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Legion is the gaming-focused PC brand owned by Chinese technology company Lenovo. The brand is also the hardware partner of Chinese esports organization FunPlus Phoenix (FPX).

G2 Esports’ League of Legends team has arrived in Shanghai and currently remains quarantined for the upcoming League of Legends World Championship, which hardware sponsor will also be a part of.

Apart from Lenovo Legion, G2 Esports has multiple hardware partners, including Logitech, AOC, and GIGABYTE AORUS

G2 Esports also has partnerships with several non-endemic brands, such as energy drink Red Bull, Paysafecard, Domino’s Pizza, and global automobile brand BMW. On Sept.15, Domino’s Pizza Deutschland signed a commercial partnership deal with G2 Esports, becoming the official quick-service restaurant of the organization.

Source: https://esportsobserver.com/lenovo-legion-g2-esports/

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Here’s the schedule for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship

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The 2020 League of Legends World Championship is rapidly approaching, bringing together the top teams from each regional league in Shanghai, China.

The event kicks off on Sept. 25 with the play-ins, before the group stage gets underway on Oct. 3. The knockout stage will begin on Oct. 15, the semifinals a week later on Oct. 24, and the grand finals on Oct. 31.

The winner will hoist the Summoner’s Cup and earn the title of World Champion.

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Here’s the schedule for the event as it unfolds.

Play-in stage

Friday, Sept. 25 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • MAD Lions vs. INTZ Esports
  • PSG Talon vs. Rainbow7
  • Legacy Esports vs. INTZ Esports
  • LGD Gaming vs. PSG Talon
  • Team Liquid vs. MAD Lions

Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • Rainbow7 vs. V3 Esports
  • INTZ Esports vs. Papara SuperMassive
  • V3 Esports vs. Unicorns of Love
  • LGD Gaming vs. Rainbow7
  • Unicorns of Love vs. PSG Talon
  • Papara SuperMassive vs. MAD Lions
  • Team Liquid vs. Legacy Esports

Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • V3 Esports vs LGD Gaming
  • Rainbow7 vs. Unicorns of Love
  • PSG Talon vs. V3 Esports
  • Unicorns of Love vs. LGD Gaming

Monday, Sept. 28 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • Papara SuperMassive SuperMassive vs. Team Liquid
  • MAD Lions vs. Legacy Esports
  • INTZ Esports vs. Team Liquid
  • Legacy Esports vs. Papara SuperMassive

Group stage

Monday, Oct. 5 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • Machi Esports vs. G2 Esports
  • JD Gaming vs. Rogue
  • Top Esports vs. DragonX
  • TBD vs. TBD

Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 4am CT (5pm local time)

  • Suning Gaming vs. Machi Esports
  • DragonX vs. FlyQuest
  • Fnatic vs. Gen.G
  • TBD vs. TBD

Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4am CT (5pm local time)

  • Machi Esports vs. Suning Gaming
  • G2 Esports vs. Machi Esports
  • Suning Gaming vs. G2 Esports
  • TBD vs. TBD

Friday, Oct. 9 at 4am CT (5pm local time)

  • Rogue vs. JD Gaming
  • Damwon Gaming vs. Rogue
  • JD Gaming vs. Damwon Gaming
  • TBD vs. TBD

Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • Flyquest vs. DragonX
  • Top Esports vs. FlyQuest
  • DragonX vs. Top Esports
  • TBD vs. TBD

You can catch every match on Twitch, YouTube, or lolesports.

Source: https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/heres-the-schedule-for-the-2020-league-of-legends-world-championship

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How to complete “Request The Boss show your army how to really fight” in TFT

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Teamfight Tactics’ fourth Set, Fates, only went live a couple of days ago and introduced new champions, traits, alongside mechanics. A new ranked season also kicked off, and Riot also added new seasonal passes filled with new quests.

Considering the patch added a new Star Shard System, arenas, emotes, and so much more, questing has suddenly increased in value. Completing all the tasks will get you one step closer to unlocking whatever reward you’ve been eyeing, but some quests can look a lot tougher than they look.

What does Request The Boss show your army how to really fight” mean in Teamfight Tactics?

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This is one of those quests that makes you re-read it more than two times. The wording is a bit complicated, and it’s hard to figure out what exactly you need to do to get the quest done.

Though it doesn’t look that way, you can complete this quest by just placing Sett onto the board for only a single round. He’s The Boss, after all, and he needs to be played so he can teach your army how to “really fight.”

If the quest doesn’t get completed for some reason, keep him on board as much as possible. Try getting him to two-star or winning a round with him, basically anything that will maximize your interaction with Sett should allow you to complete the quest if keeping him on the board for a single round doesn’t work out for you. 

Source: https://dotesports.com/tft/news/how-to-complete-request-the-boss-show-your-army-how-to-really-fight-in-tft

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