Category: Vainglory

Roles in Vainglory: Captain of the Fold

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!

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Nova eSports Interview

Nova eSports Interview

“This team still has a lot of potential we can tap into.” – BLG3RNT

Nova Esports Interview
Current Vainglory team roster of Nova eSports, Truth, starboi, and Delphi, are ready for Vainglory8 2017 Summer Live Championship.

Coming into the Spring Split 2 challenge battles as the first seed, the team formerly known as RagePingers chose to face off against Rogue to take their spot in the Vainglory8 (VG8). Before the matches even began, they were picked up by pro gaming organization Nova eSports. With the hype of their recent acquisition propelling them forward, Nova came out with a 3-2 victory and secured a spot in the league. Fast forwarding into summer, Nova are now ranked #3 in NA and will be at the Summer Unified Live Finals in Los Angeles.

Seeing as this was the team’s first Live appearance, EZL caught up with them to learn more about their story of how they got here, learn about the team and talk to them about Vainglory. What follows is an interview with the starting roster: starboi (captain), Truth (Laner), LoneDelphi (Jungler) and BLG3RNT (coach/analyst).

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EZL Master League: Kind of a Big Deal

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”

Immortals on the Warpath

Immortals are now living up to their name. After a defeat at the hands of Los Baboons (now Echo Fox) during last season’s Challenger’s Split, they hit what seems to be their lowest point. Soon after, changes had to be made, and the Captain and Jungler (Vains and Aloh4) were dropped from the roster. Coach SuiJeneris and Laner DNZio were kept to rebuild the team. Surprisingly, Immortals acquired Hammers’ Jungler ttigers (proven aggressive jungler who won the first Vainglory live Championship), the new Captain MaxGreen (a “sleeping giant” of talent). They also acquired a newer face called Xelciar as a sub, and have thus brought new life into the team. Immediately following the news, this team was undoubtedly seen as being capable of easily making it through the Vainglory Invitational Series (VIS) league brackets to jump back into the Vainglory8 (VG8). Continue reading “Immortals on the Warpath”

Embrace your redemption – a guide to Grace in the Captain position

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”

Reviewing the Gauntlet

Reviewing the Gauntlet

In a surprising turn of events, Cloud9 (C9) has beaten ROX Armada (previously Invincible Armada) in the final stage of the 2017 Mobile Masters Invitational at the Prudential Center in New York. Armada nearly completed the “Run the Gauntlet” challenge, defeating four teams in succession – Tempo Storm, Tribe Gaming, GankStars and NRG – before ultimately falling to the last boss of the gauntlet, Cloud9. This was surprising to me, as in my eyes, Invincible Armada had always been just that: invincible. So, what led to this outcome? Continue reading “Reviewing the Gauntlet”

Set for the summer? A preview of Vainglory8 North America

With the Vainglory Summer season starting this weekend, it will be interesting to see which North American teams go on to become the next champions. Quite a few changes happened over the break between the Western Unified Spring Championship and now. These team changes, acquisitions, and roster alterations have made the outcome of the North American Vainglory8 far less predictable than in the past. Continue reading “Set for the summer? A preview of Vainglory8 North America”

Unravelling Update 2.6

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!
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Looking at the Laner

Who is the best laner in the world? Before Worlds, everyone had a different opinion. Laners such as Cloud9’s Oldskool (formerly of GankStars), TSM’s BestChuckNa and GankStar’s IraqiZorro were often mentioned in the debate, due to their high level of play across the board. However, following Phoenix Armada (now Invincible Armada) taking out the championship, it has been almost unanimously established that the true star laner of Vainglory is Druid. Surprisingly, many of us hadn’t even heard of him previously due to his team competing on the East Asian​ server. Sporting a 17.36 KDA ratio and averaging 147 CS per game, while also holding the #2 world rank on VGPRO and winning 98% of his ranked games, Druid is an unrivaled star whom no one would want to verse in ranked queue. Judging by his impressive accomplishments, I believe that everyone can learn more about laning by watching him in action and imitating some of his habits – according to my teammates, I definitely should. In this article I’ll be referencing some of his matches in public ranked queue. Let’s break down what it means to be a laner, and what it takes to be the best laner in the world Continue reading “Looking at the Laner”