The Vainglory World Championship is coming in hot, with the best teams from all regions globally aiming to claim the title of world champions when they compete in Singapore from the 14th to the 17th of December. During 2017, the North American region has captured much of the spotlight from the Vainglory community, due to heated competition amongst many of its top teams along with a sizeable growth in its level of Vainglory play. At the 2016 World Championship, the three NA teams that competed all placed in the top 4, however were overwhelmed by the superior skill of Phoenix Armada (now ROX Armada) from East Asia, who claimed the inaugural title of world champions over Team SoloMid. This sparked a rivalry between the two regions, especially with Gankstars Sirius and Hammers Velocity placing third and fourth respectively. With the North American region performing much better internationally this year, and East Asia’s international form questioned for the first time, the three representatives of NA may well be the favourites to win the 2017 World Championship.
EZL is excited to return with the next installment in the Roles in Vainglory series. This article will focus on how the eventual release of 5v5 in Vainglory will affect the position of the Captain. As the public reveal of the new game mode is slated to occur during Worlds in December, changes to the captain role are quickly approaching. Super Evil Mega Corp (SEMC) recently announced that a 5v5 show match will take place during the year-ending event.
SEMC have consistently released information about the progress and construction towards 5v5. The map preview that was recently released showed a design consisting of three lanes and jungle between all of these lanes. When we consider this three-lane map-design, it suggests that a team composition of one captain, one carry for each lane and one jungler is likely, although the positioning of the captain on the map is yet to be finalized. To further explore the future of the captain position, we first need to consider two key earnings in Vainglory: gold and experience.
EZL is proud to introduce a new series of short articles that will focus on explaining the roles within Vainglory! Additionally, they will touch on the potential effects of 5v5 on the viability of heroes in each role. This article will be the first of the series, centering on the captain position.
While some of this information may already be familiar to many of you, we hope that this guide and analysis will prove beneficial regardless. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions or would like us to further explain any specific areas!
EZL is delighted to announce that Season 2 of the EZL Master League in Europe is about to begin! All 32 teams and their rosters have been confirmed and locked in, ready for the competition to commence. This season is sure to be full of intense battles and close series, so be sure to follow the action on Twitch, where the matches will be streamed when possible.
Shoutcasting – A Beginner’s Guide
What is shoutcasting?
Shoutcasting is the term used to describe the process of commentating on the events of a game in real time – just like a sports commentator – and breaking down the gameplay that occurs with insightful analysis and knowledgeable explanations. In Vainglory, there are a few important areas to track as a shoutcaster:
EZL MASTER LEAGUE SEASON 2
During the establishment of EZL LLC, we were focused on bringing an experience like never before to the Vainglory community. One of the first things you may think about EZL is our slogan: the League for Everyone, and that’s what we’ve created with our unique EZL Draft League in regions across the world. Now, it’s time to review one of our other endeavors. EZL Master League represents the team-based leagues that we want to provide for all players, and we’re currently nurturing it with all of our attention. Continue reading “EZL Master League: Kind of a Big Deal”
The new hero Grace has now been out on the Halcyon Fold for over a month, with her kit already making a significant impact on the meta. This analysis of the holy paladin will teach you how to stain the Fold red with blood, just like the flowers on the Grace Islands. Continue reading “Embrace your redemption – a guide to Grace in the Captain position”
Hey everyone! Time for EZL to breakdown Vainglory’s Update 2.6, in which we are introduced to the paladin of Gythia, Grace. She’s able to eradicate her enemies with her mace, while at the same time continually lowering her ability cooldowns with her heroic perk. She also comes packed with massive single target heals and the ability to generate holy shields to protect her team. Be sure to grab her for ICE to get ahead of the rest of the pack, and don’t forget about her Talents!
Continue reading “Unravelling Update 2.6”
Calling all Vainglory players who enjoy playing with friends and having fun! A fairly recent initiative in EZL, called the EZL Brawlers Club, is approaching its 4th week, and after having been hosted by streamers TDogClisis, Skorpius and star TSM captain FlashX, is ready for more players to join in on the action. If you haven’t heard of the Brawlers Club before, let’s fill you in on what you’ve been missing. Continue reading “The EZL Brawlers Club”