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LMS2016: AHQ Defends Undefeated Streak vs Midnight Sun

Week 4, Day 2: Thursday, February 4

ahq e-Sports Club vs Midnight Sun e-Sports, Game 1

ahq MSE
Bans LoL KassadinLoL ViktorLoL Elise LoL FizzLoL Tahm KenchLoL Twisted Fate
Team Gold 56.8k 52.7k
Towers 7 4
Dragons/Barons 0 D / 0 B 3 D / 0 B
Role ahq Pick Kills: 10 Kills: 6 Pick MSE
Top LoL Trundle Ziv 5 2/0/4 0/2/2 4 Ninuo LoL Poppy
Jng LoL Graves Mountain 3 4/1/6 1/2/2 4 Wulala LoL Rek'Sai
Mid LoL Lulu Westdoor 3 1/1/7 1/1/0 2 M1ssion LoL Corki
Adc LoL Lucian AN 5 3/3/6 3/3/1 2 CorGi LoL Kalista
Spt LoL Alistar Albis 1  0/1/7  1/2/4 6 Kaiwing LoL Thresh

Midnight Sun had a strong start to the game by picking up more kills and dragons than ahq, but were unable to stay ahead and lost their lead in a poorly-chosen mid-game fight.

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Indie Spotlight: Dinosaur Polo Club

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This spotlight is all about Dinosaur Polo Club, an indie game dev duo who made the hit game Mini Metro. Released on Steam almost three months ago, the game has received a favorable score of 80/100 on Metacritic.com, garnered positive reviews from the likes of Rock Paper Shotgun and Kotaku, and is a finalist for four Independent Games Festival awards this year. They’re currently working on a mobile version of the game.

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LMS2016: Taipei Assassins Loses to Flash Wolves through Desperate Baron Calls

Week 2, Day 2: Friday, January 22

Taipei Assassins vs Flash Wolves, Game 1

TPA FW
Bans  LoL NidaleeLoL ZedLoL Poppy LoL RyzeLoL GangplankLoL Lissandra
Team Gold 64.4k 68.6k
Towers 5 9
Dragons/Barons 1 D / 2 B 2 D / 0 B
Role TPA Pick Kills: 11 Kills:16 Pick FW
Top LoL Gnar Morning 5 2/2/8 9/2/5 6 Rins LoL Fiora
Jng LoL Elise REFRA1N 3 2/4/6 1/2/6 4 Karsa LoL Lee Sin
Mid LoL Corki FoFo 1 3/3/5 0/3/13 2 Maple LoL Lulu
Adc LoL Kalista BeBe  3 4/4/7 6/2/5 4 NL LoL Ezreal
Spt LoL Alistar Jay  5 0/3/10 0/2/15 2 SwordArT LoL Trundle

Taipei Assassins held a slight advantage over Flash Wolves for the first half of the game, but lost it all in a misplaced fight triggered by REFRA1N‘s LoL Elise poor positioning. Rins LoL Fiora got two triple kills in three minutes, TPA made two desperate and poor Baron calls, and the Wolves snowballed the game from there.

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LMS2016: Ziv Carries AHQ to First Victory over Flash Wolves

Week 1, Day 1: Thursday, January 14

Flash Wolves vs ahq e-Sports Club, Game 1

FW ahq
Bans Zilean_Square_0Lissandra_Square_0Leblanc_Square_0 LoL GangplankLoL RyzeLoL Kindred
Team Gold 60.2k 70.5k
Towers 2 11
Dragons/Barons 1 D / 0 B 3 D / 1 B
Role FW Pick Kills: 1 Kills: 6 Pick ahq
Top LoL Lulu MMD 1 0/3/0 2/0/3 6 Ziv LoL Tahm Kench
Jng LoL Nidalee Karsa 5 0/0/1 0/1/3 2 Mountain LoL Graves
Mid LoL Ezreal Maple 3 0/2/0 1/0/2 4 Chawy LoL Lux
Adc LoL Lucian Breeze 5 1/1/0 3/0/0 4 AN LoL Kalista
Spt LoL Alistar SwordArT 3 0/0/1 0/0/4 2 Albis LoL Trundle

 

Ziv LoL Tahm Kench carried ahq to their first season victory over Flash Wolves on Thursday night, shielding his teammates with the massive girth of Tahm Kench.

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Warcraft Movie Trailer Thoughts

The Warcraft movie‘s trailer has been released at Blizzcon today (US time). The film is set to be in theatres June 10, 2016. My thoughts are below the video – I’ll be rambling a little bit as I’m just writing out my thoughts as they come, so I’d like to apologize in advance.

Warcraft (film). Legendary Pictures & Universal Pictures. Directed by Duncan Jones, written by Charles Leavitt and Jones. Starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky, Daniel Wu.


I actually hated playing World of Warcraft every time I tried it, but I did play a bit of Warcraft III over the years and enjoyed the game, so take my comments with a grain of salt.

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Hearthstone now available on mobile phones

As of today, Blizzard’s hit card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available on iOS and Android phones.

The game is downloadable via iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon App stores, and all cards and decks are shared across any device linked to the same account.

Playing the game on a mobile phone for the first time will grant players a Classic card pack, free of charge.

There is no indication that the game has a Windows app, but players with Windows phones are requesting that one be developed. This is not the first time Blizzard has created mobile applications without a Windows phone port: World of Warcraft’s remote chat app was released in 2011 without a Windows phone app.

The game released an app for tablets (also without a Windows tablet app) last December, and was originally released for computers in March 2014. A Battle.net account and an internet connection are required to play.