Worlds 2017: The Finale No One Saw Coming

The Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship just concluded, and although it was only the second Worlds event, it has left everyone stunned and shocked, leaving fans craving more. If you had to prepare several cups of coffee, but ultimately ended up crashing before the analyst desk finished their 100 pages thesis on the teams, you’ve missed out on one hell of an event. Continue reading “Worlds 2017: The Finale No One Saw Coming”

Is it time for NA to win Worlds?

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.

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EZL Explains: Worlds Group D

At the 2017 Vainglory World Championship in Singapore’s Kallang Theatre, the best teams from every region across the world will clash with each other to determine who will win the title of the greatest Vainglory team in the world. In this final article of our series on the group stages, we will cover Group D.

Group D is one which will take the spotlight. In a group with Team SoloMid, Hunters and ACE Gaming – three top teams – competition will be relentless. Before we begin our review of teams in Group D, it’s important to remember that during this phase of the competition each series will have two games. The number of victories will determine who exits the group stages!

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EZL Explains: Worlds Group C

During the 2017 Vainglory World Championship, held in Singapore’s Kallang Theatre from the 14th to the 17th of December, twelve teams from over the world will fiercely compete for the title. Continuing EZL’s coverage of the group stages, this article will focus on Group C.

This group is made up of three powerhouse teams: Impunity of Southeast Asia; ROX Armada of East Asia, the defending World Champions; and the wildcard team, Tribe of North America. All of these teams have performed brilliantly this year at various events, and tensions will be high when they first clash in the group stages. Each two-match series will be vital in deciding which two teams progress to the elimination stages of the tournament.

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EZL Explains: Worlds Group B

The 2017 Vainglory World Championship is an enormous esports event that simply can’t be missed. From the 14th to the 17th of December, the entire Vainglory community will be eagerly watching to see which team will be crowned the next World Champions in Singapore.

As we approach the launch of the championship, at EZL we are extremely excited to be able to hype up the event. In this article, we will take a look at the makeup of Group B of Worlds. At first glance, it appears to be a fairly balanced group: with each team having a decent chance to advance. However, at closer inspection a wildcard factor is revealed – the unknown quantity of the newcomers to the world stage, Team Kraken. Let’s explore the background of the teams that made it to this group, and predict what what will happen during the Group Stage of Worlds for these teams! As a reminder, each series in this stage will consist of two matches.   Continue reading “EZL Explains: Worlds Group B”

EZL Explains: Worlds Group A

The 2017 Vainglory World Championship is the biggest esports event for competitive Vainglory teams from across the globe. Each team that qualified from various regions (Europe, North America, China, East Asia, Southeast Asia and South America) fought harder than ever to win a spot at Worlds, hoping to compete with the elite and prove themselves the greatest. During Worlds, which are being held in Singapore from the 14th to the 17th of December, we will see amazing teams clash in epic battles, including the reigning world champions ROX Armada of East Asia, the live-event dominant North American team Cloud9, and the European favourites G2 Esports.

Here at EZL, as we jump on board the hype for Vainglory Worlds, we’ll give you some background information about every team and predict the results of the group stages which will be held as a round robin: each round robin match being a best-of-two series. Watch closely to see how your favourite team performs in this part of the tournament, as competition will be fierce for spots in the elimination stages. The top two teams progress to the latter stages of Worlds, while the lowest placed team will be forced to bow out of the contest. Let’s start by breaking down Group A! Continue reading “EZL Explains: Worlds Group A”

Roles in Vainglory: Captains of the Future

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.

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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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