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Call in show about League of Legends Esports hosted by Travis Gafford, Mark Zimmerman, and sometimes Kelby May.
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Kelsey Contributes Picking apart a spicy Week One at Worlds in Berlin Bjergsen and TSM -- HLL 95
00:00:00 Intro  00:09:30 How HLL works 00:11:30 droland asks Kelsey how PapaSmithy is integrating with 100T 00:16:18 Noveris's take: FNC exposed themselves this week; they're looking average at best 00:34:22 Alienware
1:57:51
October 16, 2019
Invert Invigorates the Discussion - Analyzing Groups NAs talent pool and style - HLL 94
00:00:00 Intro // Meet FlyQuest Invert! & MarkZ's spicy tweet 00:16:55 Can Clutch get out of Group C? 00:20:30 Amazing's tweet - NA's competitive scene / talent pool / solo q issues 00:30:50 MarkZ's monstrosity of a spreadsheet - "Group B is the easiest group of all time, it's a joke that it even exists" 00:51:15 How HLL (usually) works 00:52:00 We
2:14:20
October 9, 2019
Play-Ins coming up, TwitchCon recap, taking Worlds predictions -- HLL 93
00:00:00 Intro // Twitchcon recap 00:14:09 How HLL works 00:19:20 Kenedy predicts FNC will be the only EU team to make it to semis 00:31:50 -zForceX-'s take: Griffin releasing their head coach was the best decision they could've taken ahead of Worlds 00:41:08 Alienware ad break - extra special fun (LPL teaser) edition :) 00:48:26 Rhikko's take: G2 is overrated and SKT will win Worlds. 01:04:56 Pippiopi observes that veteran league players that have missed worlds more than once in a row since their peak of their career have ended careers moving forward. 01:16:45 Dandar thinks Sneaky had a way better season than people are giving him credit for. 01:28:26 MVMT ad break~ 01:31:56 WicksWicky believes Thorin is an undervalued voice in the League community and his absence is detrimental. 01:42:10 Outro
1:46:36
October 2, 2019
Groups are drawn: who will make it out, does the groups format work? Feat. Raz and Ovilee -- HLL 92
00:00:00 Intro // New Sponsor!!! 00:15:00 How HLL works 00:16:59 Kyle's take: TL is the most underrated team in NA history and they should be heavily favored in their group. 00:30:15 Praedor's take: EU will be strongest region at Worlds this year and has good chance to get 3 teams out of groups. 00:42:00 yungyeeter thinks there's a high chance that no EU teams get out of groups this year. 00:53:30 Alienware ad break! 00:56:00 smokintheQOOSH says Worlds should consider a format change because "group of death" can lead to bad teams making it further in the tourney than good teams. 01:10:40 Raz hops in with Groups predictions! - All LPL teams will make it out 01:19:52 howellv3 predicts CG will be the only NA team to get out of groups (feat. OVILEE!) 01:29:50 Dakjamkin says SKT1 is the strongest team in the world over G2, and they and RNG will make it out of Group C.  01:36:00 MVMT ad break! 01:39:23 Fragwhatfrag's hot take: DWG will win Worlds. 01:47:32 Outro // Look for Travis/MarkZ at Twitchcon!
1:48:23
September 25, 2019
Play-in predictions developing talent and NAs chances at Worlds -- Will the West impress HLL 91
00:00:00 Intro 00:10:00 How HLL works // A cautionary tale 00:17:15 boomcan90 (not Travis) says G2 has some of the most mechanically skilled players in the West, but TL will outperform them. 00:29:44 jzeeee wants to talk about G2 Wunder getting fined for streaming WoW Classic content from a Riot broadcast 00:40:11 Josh believes the 3rd seeds from both NA and EU are in danger of being knocked out in play-ins 00:48:40 Ad Break 00:54:13 caseyclarke calls in about international developmental leagues, compared to NA's Academy 01:05:44 LeShmoltz thinks Riot should allow any franchised team to offer equity to certain players, with regulation 01:24:15 Break 01:25:45 FlimFlam wants to talk about how CLG did this season 01:37:31 OP_TSM_FAN says Clutch Gaming will make it out of play-ins and take at least 2 games off other teams in groups 01:41:48 Benoit believes the west will disappoint at Worlds because of the differences in scrim partners, compared to KR/CN 01:48:46 Heisendinger predicts that the top team of each of the top 4 regions will be in the top 4 at Worlds! 01:55:18 smokintheQOOSH's take: if TL fails at worlds, the media/community flame will prompt Steve to make big roster moves. 02:03:00 Outro
2:05:37
September 18, 2019
TSM out, Clutch in - is G2 the strongest team in the World? Feat. Kelby May & Raz - HLL90
00:00:00 Intro // Travis's spicy G2 tweet 00:20:40 How HLL works  00:24:10 labudamike's take: The gap between EU and NA is bigger than the gap between EU and KR 00:35:50 Break 00:38:00 Raz believes that this is the first Worlds where its hard to predict the winner  00:52:05 BarBarJonks thinks that CodySun is the second best adc in NA and the only other NA adc that is Worlds caliber  01:03:00 Juffy's take: TSM getting rid of Bjergsen would be the worst possible decision if TSM intends on winning anything in the next few years  01:25:06 Break 01:27:12 Skips35's prediction CG will get eliminated in play-ins and Huni will sign with Griffin after Worlds  01:35:49 (volume warning) kon believes that TSM losing gauntlet will help the LCS moving forward 01:49:35 hiesendinger's take: The hype surrounding every team will build narratives that will help sell the game in a way we wont ever have again it will be Riot's last chance to seriously monetize LoL  01:59:07 Dr Manhattan's prediction for the Dade award  02:07:05 Outro
2:09:46
September 10, 2019
100T Brings in PapaSmithy who will make it out of Gauntlet - HLL 89
00:00:00 Intro  00:06:55 How HLL works  00:10:44 thadman's take: Clutch Gaming has a limited champ pool that's easily banned out, but they're the best team to go as 3rd seed to Worlds. 00:18:53 Seasonz thinks TSM will win the gauntlet and make it to Worlds, but Bjergsen will still leave TSM 00:36:31 Break (Alienware Intel Gamer Days)  00:40:25 SpacePope20K's Hot Take: 100T bringing on PapaSmithy is more beneficial to PapaSmithy than 100T 01:05:31 Manuel believes that G2's win over Fnatic made them too cocky and that will hinder their chances at Worlds  01:13:11 Break (MVMT computer glasses/watches/ jewelry) 01:16:22 Pepega Boy's take: This will be the worst year so far for all the western teams (1 team from the west will make it out of groups)  01:27:02 Outro
1:29:25
September 6, 2019
TL wins 4 in a row! NA teams bootcamping in Europe How will C9 perform at worlds - HLL 88
00:00:00 Intro 00:11:05 How HLL works 00:15:55 Dr Manhattan's Hot Take: live performances have no place in esports  00:33:19 Ra-zen-ken believes that everyone is underestimating TL/NA (TL is a top 4 team in the world) 00:44:45 Break (PAX West Alienware meet up) 00:49:19 Freezy's Take on C9: the team has underperformed the last 5 years, Reapered hasn't gotten enough of the blame   01:08:17 hiesendinger thinks that teams are gonna Bootcamp in whichever country Worlds is held in from now on  01:22:29 whathead's Hot Take: Froggen is a Top 2 mid laner in NA  01:31:04 Break 2 (Steve buys a MVMT watch in Twitch chat!) 01:34:24 Detective Raichu thinks Ballers is representing esports and LCS poorly  01:41:57 MrMoeJoe believes C9 will do worse at worlds this year cause they don't have to go through gauntlet and play-ins  01:49:42 Outro
1:50:45
August 31, 2019
Amazing takes with 100T Amazing Summer Finals predictions who will win the gauntlet - HLL 87
00:00:00 Intro 00:10:00 How HLL works 00:11:37 ApexBattalion's hot take: TL will sweep C9  like they did back when C9 still had Jensen. 00:26:59 Freezy's take: TL picking Sona/Taric should not be looked down upon 00:40:50 ViceVersaVirtue 's spicy TSM take: The TSM Akaadian situation proves that Parth should be gone from the org 01:08:35 Thanks Alienware! New Auroras?! 01:15:11 GulliPete's take: FlyQuest is gonna win the gauntlet. 01:23:19 Mr. Dongstrong's take: If Reapered/C9 lose this final, Reapered should face criticism for his record with finals. 01:38:00 Zaser77 Thinks Clutch Gaming will win the gauntlet. 01:43:33 Outro
1:47:05
August 23, 2019
TSM out of playoffs, what should they do? Is NA worse than Spring? - HLL 86
 00:00:00 Intro 00:09:20 How HLL works 00:10:45 Aroc Thinks NA is worst than they were before MSI 00:18:05 Razgriz believes Ruin shouldn't have gotten 3rd all pro team  00:31:57 thanks Alienware :) 00:33:58 OP_TSM_FAN wants to see a major overhaul if TSM misses Worlds - Death of the TSM dynasty? 00:54:25 TomShoe disagrees with the idea that NA can developed talent  because of Damonte  01:01:57 TheBiggestCow's Hot Take: TSM subbing in Spica was the worst decision TSM could've made in playoffs 01:10:20 Azel fans will have a better experience if they focus on cheering on winners rather than flaming losers  01:23:04 Fr0sty predicts C9 to finish the split with 2nd seed at Worlds 01:39:37 SandyToez thinks CLG will beat C9 in playoffs  01:51:06 Outro 
1:56:12
August 15, 2019
TSM Roster Changes LCS Point Changes Playoff Predictions - HLL 85
 00:00:00 Intro 00:20:53 How HLL works  00:24:14 NamSlam's Hot Take: TSM is hurting themselves by not subbing out Bjergsen 00:31:35 Woodzys thinks because of TSM's Spica move that the academy bot lane might play in playoffs too  00:43:00 Aether wants to change the point system to qualify for worlds  00:57:58 SpacePope20K predicts Bjergsen will go to worlds next year without TSM  01:09:14 JimmyTheKid1997 Both Fnatic and C9 will beat G2 and TL respectively  01:21:11 Joe547 thinks that Dhokla is the worst top laner in the LCS 01:30:57 Razgriz believes that Sneaky isn't that bad  01:46:06 TomShoe wanted Yusui to play on Echo Fox's main roster 01:56:27 Playoff predictions 02:09:14 Outro  
2:09:21
August 12, 2019
LPL announcement, TSM's Struggles, Team Sponsorships, GGS Trade - HLL 84
 00:00:00 Intro 00:08:00 How HLL Works 00:12:00 YeehawMan believes that TSM will miss playoffs and Clutch will take the playoff spot due to their coaching changes 00:23:28 SpacePope20K's Hot take Bjergson will leave TSM at the end of the year 00:39:08 Chovy152 thinks that LCS teams and Riot don't use their sponsorships correctly, and that is gonna damage the future of the league  00:57:20 LPL Announcement/ break  01:02:57 Joe thinks GGS management made a mistake when they subbed out Olleh and Deftly/ 100T will take their playoff spot 01:14:09 Dr Manhattan on what the Deftly trade means for C9 01:22:41 Vienna LCS relies too much on imports and veteran players instead of using academy for player development  01:42:49 C9 Diamond talks about TFT and flames Nisqy   01:47:51 Outro 
1:49:44
July 26, 2019
Phreak Speaks! NA Mid Rankings Talent vs Toxicity and Who Will Succeed in Summer Split - Hotline League 83
 00:00:00 Intro 00:06:32 How HLL works 00:10:15 DexFactor777 says NA and EU are much closer than they appear talent-wise, and the percieved gap exists because EU 'had a head start' 00:23:50 Jack Dickolson disagrees with the analysts' ranking of Pobelter among NA mid laners 00:34:30 InSaiyan predicts this is the year C9 wins summer split and becomes NA's first seed, with TL and CLG being 2nd and 3rd, respectively. 00:45:45 We
1:56:52
July 18, 2019
Looking back at Rift Rivals Echo Fox roster moves respect among pro players - Hotline League 82
 00:00:00 Intro 00:06:20 How HLL works 00:08:11 micspam says Pro View sucks and he regrets buying it. 00:22:40 ido proposes that mid/low-tier NA players seek out more competition from surrounding regions (LAN, etc) to improve; compares to LEC's competitive pool 00:38:16 SojuNinja wants to talk about Mike Yeung, Rush's career path & Echo Fox roster moves. 00:44:50 Mark's sleepy kitty & shoutout to Alienware! 00:47:38 D0P3ST wants to improve Rift Rivals, says the players don't like it. 01:00:34 Spaggle predicts that we'll see less major EU imports to NA; NA will have to seek lesser-known EU imports. 01:12:15 Flowzy talks about the idea of respect among NA players. 01:22:14 Bobby thinks Rift Rivals could benefit from having higher stakes ie. a spot in Worlds. 01:30:45 Outro 
1:36:50
July 4, 2019
Doublelift Rift Rivals EUNA casters Steve EU coaches - Hotline League Live
 00:00:00 Intro 00:04:10 Azael joins HLL Live! Is NA screwed? 00:13:50 How HLL Live works 00:15:00 TFT chat w/ Azael 00:16:14 Michael from Anaheim sees LEC playing fast while NA plays for late game. 00:25:30 Brian from NYC remembers when NA destroyed EU in RR2017 then EU improved before Worlds; wonders if NA will do the same. 00:36:20 Steve joins HLL Live! Marvel + TL & more. 00:41:50 Andre Guilhoto, head coach of Origen joins HLL Live! 00:51:10 Fabian "Grabbz" Lohmann, head coach of G2 joins HLL Live! 00:58:40 Kelby May joins HLL Live! Wants to discuss the future of esports & hype. 01:09:00 Travis tries to thank Alienware :) but DL has other ideas 01:10:23 Doublelift & Aaron "Medic" Chamberlain join HLL Live! 01:19:13 EU perspective: LEC's scrims are more competitive for EU teams to practice with than NA/EU events like Rift Rivals. DL says NA isn't competitive enough. 01:26:00 Grabbz gives TL&DL props, acknowledges TL doesn't have competitors for practice in NA. Doublelift discusses perception of toxicity in NA. 01:33:35 G2 Jankos joins HLL Live! Talks about improvement since 2016. 01:36:26 Pr0lly joins HLL Live! Asks Jankos who his favorite coach is? 01:40:00 Robert from Riverside joins HLL Live; asks Jankos about the biggest lessons in his career. 01:43:48 Travis asks Jankos what it's like to be a member of G2 while they're on top of the world. 01:45:25 Capt. Flowers and Drakos join HLL Live! Talk rap battles, rivalry, and whether NA or EU will win Rift Rivals on the final day. 01:57:41 Ovilee joins HLL Live! Talks TL Update sponsored by Alienware; talks faith in NA; Peter Pan? 02:01:38 Outro 
2:02:20
July 2, 2019
Stixxay Sticks, CLG winning, Rift Rivals, can NA be a top region - Hotline League 81
00:00:00 Intro 00:04:55 Rift Rivals, TFT Showmatch and Finals venues announced 00:11:45 How HLL works! 00:14:34 Sakowitz wants to know if/how teams are dealing with overly vocal shotcallers, especially veterans. 00:24:09 TangoTamer’s Hot Take: 100T will possibly make to 4 00:34:03 Rico Suave asks how much Weldon's coaching style has contributed to CLG's turn around  00:43:06 Rift Rivals HLL sponsored by Alienware
1:53:17
June 25, 2019
Inero, 100thieves wins, solo queue frustrations, can CLG hold - Hotline League 80
00:00:00 Intro 00:08:17 Week 3 recap  00:09:18 How HLL works 00:12:16 CocaKonja thinks Optic is really good and is a couple changes away from being a top 3 team 00:24:25 William asks how far can a strategy go before it becomes a banable offense legit strategy vs griefing 00:34:07 Siege asks was subbing out Ssumday a temporary or permanent solution to 100T's problems 00:46:20 Rico Suave thinks CLG will finish Top 3 in the Summer Split with a couple reasons 00:52:11 WardenWinter says Pro View is gonna make the turn over rate lower skilled LCS players shorter because their weaknesses are going to be noticed by their own teams as well as other teams 01:01:36 Banana_BallzZ Thinks the top 6 team in the standings will stay Top 6 for the remainder of the split 01:14:34 D LORD M thinks the LCS's focus has changed to focus more on brands and advertisements than focusing on the storylines and league related content of the LCS  01:21:11 League of Casuals' Hot Take : The LCS should go back to BO3 matches for the regular season splits 01:29:00 Outro
1:29:52
June 20, 2019
Teamfight Tactics dev answers your questions! 100thieves struggles, TL average? - Hotline League 79
00:00:00 Intro 00:07:55 Quick LCS recap 00:08:30 How HLL works 00:11:00 Freezy’s prediction: TL won’t make top 2 or 3 this split, but will still make finals. 00:25:05 Manuel thinks Optic/Immortal will have little or no success this year, & Crown will stick around. 00:33:25 Rawnblade says “original owners” of LCS teams have a better chance of building a fan base because they are a part of their orgs in a way no one else can be. 00:50:35 Teamfight Tactics producer, Riot MapleNectar joins HLL! 00:56:25 TFT: game mode or new game? 01:07:37 Skar94 wonders how League’s massive roster will be incorporated into TFT. Boardgame style? 01:13:46 Ryan’s hot take: unless Riot dedicates to TFT as a full-fledged game it will fall flat in comparison to other studios making their own Auto Chess clones. 01:19:05 Mattaey wants to know if TFT will improve upon the matchmaking system of Auto Chess. 01:25:22 Kyolus wants to know if the autobattling will follow the same structure of Auto Chess or if the champs will have individual abilities as well. 01:31:40 hiesendinger wonders what the “end game” is for TFT? Esports angle? 01:36:36 Skins in TFT? 01:38:18 Locodoco wants to know about the competitive potential of TFT. Party game? 01:47:00 ProjectCleanGuy in chat asks if there’s an account leveling progression separate from LoL/how it would work 01:48:48 TJBrown in chat asks about average TFT game time. 01:54:25 Maple/Richard signs off 01:56:17 Seaidk’s hot take: 100T should trade Ssumday for Solo! 01:59:37 Outro
2:01:51
June 14, 2019
Riot Commissioner talks LCS vs LEC broadcast, geolocation + collegiate - Hotline League 78 #ad
00:00:00 Intro - Special guest Riot Sherman 00:08:30 Sherman explains Riot Scholastic Association 00:11:16 Siege asks Sherman about issues with schools’ expectations for collegiate LoL 00:21:55 Parth N asks about crossover, if any, between collegiate & pro LoL 00:31:11 Synthetica asks about collegiate esports’ (lack of) potential to funnel into pro play 00:37:50 Presto asks how Sherman sees the potential for collegiate to nurture NA talent & how he’d improve it 00:42:10 Commissioner Greeley joins HLL as a guest! 00:46:30 TY Alienware :) 00:50:27 Ventus Official says if Fantasy League was seriously implemented, it’d be beneficial for League. 01:02:52 Panda likes Pro View, but wonders if it’ll take away from incentive to come see the events live. 01:15:30 JazzyJas wants to discuss LCS’s marketing compared to LEC. 01:27:04 SPONSORED CONTENT: BRAWL STARS!! w/ OVILEE & COURAGEJD 01:29:30 Nikluos thinks the splits ought to be rearranged to accommodate players who have too-long breaks. 01:44:19 Dr. Jiggy asks Greeley about plans for geolocation for LCS. 01:51:38 MarkZ asks Greeley to assign each team to a hypothetical city (geolocating). 01:55:00 Outro/Wrap up!
2:00:13
June 5, 2019
LEC rox, TL start to suck? Are LCS products good? Will Yuumi kill esports? | Hotline League 77
 00:00:00 Intro- WE LOVE EUROPE! 00:03:15 Pro View!? 00:08:25 Team/League Passes?! 00:10:33 Golden Guardians’ academy team and other news 00:15:55 How HLL works 00:19:34 RedWhaler's thesis: Echo Fox is in a good position for the Summer, they'll finish top 4. 00:28:44 TheBiggestCow believes 100T will finish 4th or 5th, but not go to Worlds. 00:38:03 Shoutout to Alienware :) alienware.com/travis or dell.com/travis and TRAVIS10OFF  00:41:36 hitstreak discusses Pro View as a product. 01:00:20 legomaheggoz expresses his interest in Fantasy League coming back. 01:16:22 Dr. Manhattan returns to talk about TL going into Summer: based on their history, they'll revert to a bot-centric team and have a rough start. 01:24:30 Cheesecake thought that if Yuumi became pick/ban worth in pro League, viewership will go down because she's un-interactive to watch. 01:33:05 holdmyHTCphone discusses players being "held" by teams, such as Goldenglue, doesn't think it's a bad thing. (Based on this interview with Hauntzer: https://youtu.be/S4JF0lyMUMI ) 01:43:14 tangysauce 's hottake: G2 is not the best team in the world; but WILL be by the time Worlds comes around. 01:52:57 Outro~ 
1:54:02
May 30, 2019
G2 crushes TL, Esports org sustainability, Can Korean glory return? | Hotline League 76
00:00:00 intro 00:07:17 FaZe lawsuit situation 00:17:56 How HLL works! 00:21:47 Waklo’s take: G2’s strength at MSI came from the flex pick meta; even small shifts in meta could make other teams more dominant at Worlds. 00:35:03 Tea’s take: G2 may be the best team in the west, but as a whole region, NA>EU 00:50:50 Wafflefoot’s take: Esports orgs don’t necessarily know how to run sustainable businesses. 01:07:05 A Red Prius’ take: after MSI, EU appears to be the best region overall. 01:19:20 Stevie says Korea will never return to their former glory. 01:29:19 OP TSM Fan is excited for collegiate LoL and says it’s a great place to scout upcoming talent for teams and fans. 01:40:45 Heisendinger says that international teams are equal mechanically, and future international events will be won by strategy. 01:45:23 outro
1:46:49
May 23, 2019
Can TL beat IG, What does NA success look like? G2 vs SKT - Hotline League 75
00:00:00 Intro-- Travis needs subs; Travis is turning 30! 00:09:50 How HLL works! 00:14:56 Travis's bday party plans~ 00:17:36 stevenmeister says rooting for NA is difficult if you're not a fan of TL... 00:29:00 mikeysteves says TL is gonna 3-2 IG! 00:36:09 Medic joins as an "on-call" host :) 00:40:35 zaser77 says G2 will 3-0 SKT! 00:51:31 Break -- Thanks Alienware! 00:55:45 Praedor says WHEN G2 beats SKT, EU will be officially better than Korea. 01:04:40 LeShmoltz says TL is currently NA's biggest international success (so far). 01:23:34 Fez says 100T's roster changes are problematic. 01:34:40 A Red Prius says this MSI feels like the 10-game group stage helps prove the teams' international potential. 01:50:29 Outro~
1:53:04
May 18, 2019
MSI groups kicking off the return of Immortals - Hotline League 74
00:00:00 Intro 00:02:16 Mark’s thoughts on play-ins 00:07:42 (Go here to skip mic issues) 00:08:52 Thoughts on G2 00:10:35 Immortals/Optic rumor 00:18:51 CLG changes 00:22:05 Riot Walkout, Forced Arbitration and the video game industry 00:25:50 How Hotline League works! 00:26:45 Travis addresses Thorin situation  00:32:00 Travis on getting called vanilla 00:35:30 Matthew’s hot take: this is the most competitive MSI ever 00:48:32 Xandrome’s hot take: G2 is overrated and TL will make the finals  00:57:00 Alienware break!  01:02:00 VentusOfficial calls in about potential benefits of geolocation 01:22:49 OP TSM fan’s hot take: if TL doesn’t make 4th at MSI, they’re failures; if they make Finals, they may be the best international team NA has ever had. 01:33:27 Outro
1:36:15
May 9, 2019
MSI kicks off, Rick Fox leaving League, is TL the new TSM? Riot walks out - Hotline League 73
 00:00:00 Intro, catching up with Mark and Travis 00:10:30 Travis talks about possible salary video 00:19:10 How HLL works 00:21:00 Mark explains MSI rescheduling in Vietnam due to national mourning 00:23:30 MSI Groups breakdown 00:26:20 League subreddit back at it again - removing news about Echo Fox 00:28:25 TomShoe: TL's head analyst is putting some spicy takes on Twitter (Jack Kayser, @TLKayys) 00:41:10 Pat's Hot Take: I think TL is gonna be the new TSM, and flop at every global tourney. 00:51:00 Flushedhand: TFBlade's Twitch ban discussion - original ban seemed justified but... 01:02:40 Break for a NEW recap/BTS video of St. Louis and Alienware! 01:07:35 Octa's Hot Take: CLG is falling apart! They're a skeleton crew of a team now. 01:22:15 Will D1 Thrill's MSI prediction: G2 is not going to perform as well as everyone expects them to. 01:33:30 Endgame party story and Travis's birthday party(parties?) plans 01:36:18 Riot walkout - video game industry workers' rights; crunch; diversity 01:40:00 Outro 01:41:30 Mark's cat! :3 
1:42:33
May 2, 2019
TL wins finals, were they the best ever? Zven BMs Jensen, will G2 beat TL? - Hotline League 72
Timestamps:  00:00:00 Intro  00:06:45 Finals recap: was it the best ever?  00:13:30 How Hotline League works  00:17:30 Mikey's take: Broken Blade played out of his mind, he was the Player of the Series.  00:23:15 Mikey's other take: the Skarner pick was a game changer, should've been banned  00:26:13 High School Dom's take: Doublelift only got Player of the Series because of the narrative; CoreJJ was the real PotS.  00:32:20 Doublelift's montage  00:32:54 Was Zven's BM okay? Discussion.  00:42:30 Alienware unboxing  00:48:15 snarf's take: comparing Bjerg and DL as the GOATs is a dumb comparison.  00:58:20 KikiCat's take: TL was able to win games 3-5 through draft; specifically Xmithie  01:06:03 OGCush's take: Looking toward MSI, G2 is pretty overrated. TL looks way cleaner.  01:21:05 Dolan's take: LoL subreddit mods are inconsistent with what they do/don't allow.  01:38:40 Perone's take: esports has, at least domestically, a big branding problem. Possible solutions...?  02:03:00 Kelby's conversation: TSM Regi's tweet about TL "buying talent" was ironic.  02:13:00 Travis' sweet new jersey  02:14:45 Outro; Kelby's feelings for The Chainsmokers 
2:18:37
April 17, 2019
Live in St Louis ft. Reginald, Steve, Ovilee, GoldenGlue, CaptainFlowers, more | Hotline League 71
Timestamps for Episode 71:  00:00:00 Intro  00:01:40 How HLL LIVE works!  00:04:00 Power of Evil  00:06:50 Kyle’s Hot Take: Doublelift is gonna hard int!  00:12:55 Spencer’s prediction: the junglers’ performances will determine the game.  00:18:00 Crumbzz joins the conversation!  00:19:50 Ryan thinks TL should play around Impact.  00:26:20 Regi and Steve butt heads…  00:31:30 … and bet $100K on the Finals!  00:32:50 GOAT of NA? Bjerg or DL?  00:36:00 Apollo joins the conversation  00:38:00 Dr. Manhattan’s Hot Take: CoreJJ is the ONLY choice for MVP.  00:46:00 Meteos joins the conversation, predicts TL will win.  00:47:00 Hai joins the conversation, predicts TL will 3-0  00:55:15 HLL Bingo Board! “Riot Games could do better” … :)  00:56:55 Goldenglue and Wildturtle join the conversation  01:04:10 Eric from St. Louis is disappointed in Riot Games’ event cancellations. — HLL BINGO!  01:13:40 It’s Tanner Time! Damonte joins the conversation.  01:16:40 Daniel discusses teams orienting themselves around a particular region— ie. Clutch Gaming and Texas.  01:23:45 Eric (another one)’s Hot Take: if TL wins tomorrow, they’ll make finals at MSI  01:31:45 Ovilee takes over the stage! Where is Cptn. Flowers?  01:37:30 Hunter’s Hot Take: Smoothie is a better shot caller than Mithy or Yellowstar ever was.  01:43:15 Capt. Flowers arrives!  01:47:30 Flowers reveals the secrets of his chin, predicts TSM win over 5 games. More NA GOAT discussion and predictions, and HYPE!  01:57:00 Outro 
1:57:47
April 14, 2019
TSM vs TL finals, semi's matches, was Zikz robbed? - Hotline League 70
Timestamps for Episode 70  00:00:00 Intro  00:06:13 How to call in  00:07:57 Aether - Possible solution to the missing 3rd Place match.  00:23:17 Bacchetto - C9 was disappointing in the end.  00:38:55 Shoutout to Alienware!  00:42:53 Skips35 - No Friday event is frustrating.  00:51:15 Colin - Zikz, Inero and Invert got robbed for Coach of the Split.  01:04:19 TheBiggestCow - Broken Blade is insanely underrated.  01:11:55 dragonmancers - FlyQuest has completely changed their image and become a more popular team in the LCS.  01:19:16 PEbeling - Throwing shade: discussing TL's issues while Steve is in chat!  01:31:55 blackgator - TSM's development over the season was impressive.  01:38:15 Outro, bits war, Brodin invasion! 
1:43:48
April 10, 2019
Loco Listens, will TL fall? C9 or TSM? what roster changes should be made? - Hotline League 69
Timestamps for Episode 69 00:00:00 Intro  00:04:20 Loco asks Mark about the analyst desk  00:12:55 More fun: FlyQuest/GG vs TSM/Echo Fox ?  00:14:10 How to call in  00:16:30 Travis’ feelings on “How are you feeling?”  00:21:20 Ice Paprika - The appearance of “mini-metas” within a series, ie. J4 in Echo Fox  00:27:35 “Vi-ability” in pro play  00:29:50 TheBiggestCow - FlyQuest will beat TL 3-2 because of motivation  00:40:55 Travis teases HLL St. Louis (thanks Alienware!)  00:43:19 Hunter - All-Pro team picks discussion  00:59:30 All-Pro troll voting?  01:01:10 Strive - Thoughts on Akaadian’s tweet about the League community flaming Rush; celebrating wins vs. shitting on losses  01:12:40 McQueue - Riot’s lacking presence at PAXEast despite demand  01:25:27 MeijiDoom - Should troll voters have their privileges revoked?   01:39:54 topherfry7 - Froggen is a top 3 mid.  01:44:45 Enjin - C9’s topside map will allow them to easily beat TSM.   01:52:25 ChildishhAlbino - C9 vs TSM is the “true final” and the winner will sweep TL.  02:00:05 Loco gets spicy: whose seat is the hottest? Let’s predict roster changes.  02:06:20 C9A scrims  02:08:35 Loco: will Dardoch find a team?  02:11:45 Outro 
2:12:54
April 4, 2019
Nisqy negotiates, can EF beat TSM? why is TL slumping? Can C9 take it all? - Hotline League 68
Timestamps for Episode 68 0:00 Introductions w/ Nisqy 4:40 Week 8&9 Recap  7:15 C9 Academy  10:35 How to call in. (Sorry if I misspell names)  13:43 Chuckey2 - Thinks Echo Fox has a good chance against TSM.  25:05 Danny - Is mad about how LCS and NA misuse academy and the way they build talent.   43:33 Jaden Favis - Doesn't think TL will make it to finals.  55:31 Fadman - TSM will definitely make semi's, but C9 will definitely beat them.   1:05:10 Diana "DJ" - Thinks Xmithie is the problem for TL, along with being their worst player.  1:12:39 Mark - Nisqy, who would you vote for all-team mid-laners.  1:15:43 Strive - Zikz is going to win coach of the split.   1:28:59 Nox Paragon - Prefers LEC's new playoff format.   1:43:39 Le Buddha Mike - Nisqy, has NA mid-laners been easier or harder to go against? Also, NA vs EU in general.  1:51:18 Outro and promotions  1:52:13 Markz's power ranking outcome 
1:58:11
March 28, 2019
Crumbz crushes, Aphromoo community hate, CLG to playoffs?
 Timestamps for Episode 67 of Hotline League featuring Crumbz! 00:00:50 Intro 00:09:34 What happened this week? 00:12:33 How to Call In 00:14:38 Crumbz comes back to LCS 00:16:58 Caynze - 100 needs to do something about motivation 00:36:13 TomShoe - What have you been doing with other esports websites?  00:46:03 NA Alistar - TL finish the rest of the season undefeated and make MSI Finals 01:00:41 Jadyn Favis - OPT will finish regular season 4th or higher and can make atleast Semis 01:13:03 Brooxie - CLG is gonna make playoffs if they draft correctly 01:26:40 Noppwn - Ways to bring in new viewers to LCS broadcast 01:42:33 Pebbles - Voyboy's tweet about Aphromoo criticism 02:04:10 Outro
2:06:22
March 14, 2019
Zeyzal zaps, week 6 lcs sucked, is TSM better than TL?, player loans
Timestamps for Episode 66 of Hotline League  00:02:46 C9 Zeyzal Intro 00:11:44 Zeyzal's prediction against TL  00:13:37 Why was LCS Week 6 so bad?  00:23:14 Riot cancels LCS Finals Fan Meet  00:26:33 How to Call In  00:32:12 Bloodvault - How is the Academy Team working with LCS team  00:49:54 Phyrix - OPT has a chance for Playoffs  01:03:14 MasterNamer - Why is TSM better than TL  01:13:35 slient - C9's aggressive playstyle the best right now or just the best for them?  01:23:16 Mikey - Ranking Supports in LCS  01:46:48 Ice Paprika - Teams should be able to loan players  01:58:38 Outro 
2:03:55
March 6, 2019
Damonte Demonstrates! Does Akaadian fix TSM? Ranking NA mids. HLL 65
Episode 65 Timestamps 00:02:38 Damonte Intro 00:04:43 Damonte talking about CG 00:10:28 Discussing Preseason Ranking to Now 00:14:24 How to Call In 00:16:48 The Sword Of The Morning - Akaadian's Chad jungling is good for TSM 00:26:12 PhantomEd - What does Huni and LirA's relationship look like? 00:31:57 Poonoply - Game time for NA 00:44:27 What does Damonte do outside of League? 00:46:24 Inferno526 - NA talent > non-english speaking imports because communication 01:00:29 JoseNor - Riot doesn't want trash talk 01:14:18 labudamike - Ranking Mid laner in LCS 01:26:59 Inero - Worst Team in LCS 01:34:37 Nikluos - LCS isn't doing as much promotional content 01:45:33 Rasenkin - GGS and OPT will get the last spots for playoffs 01:52:31 VentusOfficial - Pros and Cons of being a pro 02:00:13 outro
2:03:51
February 27, 2019
Olleh Orchestrates, trash talk in LCS, is TL overhyped? - HLL 64
Timestamps 00:03:10 What happened this week? 00:07:23 Revenge beating previous teams? 00:10:15 Olleh’s opinion on teammates 00:13:48 How to Call In 00:16:56 Nikluos - Bang and Aphromoo are the new Zven and Mithy 00:27:25 Standing Predictions after Week 4 00:32:40 Olleh's opinion on FLY and TSM 00:35:45 caseyclarke - GGS will finish top 5 00:50:13 TomShoe - Doublelift Twitch Clip and no one is Trash Talking in NA 01:07:43 whatthefults - TL is overhyped and TSM beating them will help them 01:21:08 ParadoxTheOnly - CLG will finish 6th for playoffs 01:33:41 Banana_BallzZ - TL losing makes LCS more fun 01:45:13 lucianslayer - average game time increasing all regions 01:51:32 Outro
1:58:30
February 20, 2019
Kobe Kicks! TSM sinking, GGS rising, player salaries, TL undefeated - Hotline League 63
Timestamps 00:01:26 Introductions 00:04:02 Week 3 LCS 00:07:05 How to Call In 00:10:02 GettaPapa - GGS can improve to make playoffs 00:17:44 Hereitc798 - LCS salaries should become public 00:28:19 Josh - Frostmancy Meta 00:38:20 nogie15 - Overreaction? TSM is the worst team. 00:52:18 tangysauce - LCS has slower games is worrying 01:01:15 DamianEstrada - Why is an undefeated narrative for TL 01:12:45 Zambize - Rush needs to improve 01:23:33 CarnivorousGray - LCS is like the NBA: there's one team everyone expects to win, while the rest of fans of other teams are trying to convince themselves to be happy with 2nd 01:32:48 100T Conz - 100T could get 1st or 2nd if Huhi plays supportive mids and Ssumday and Bang are on hard carries 01:42:10 Outro
1:48:03
February 14, 2019
PowerofEvil Punctures! CLG's turnaround, will CoreJJ MVP? 100T Oopsies - Hotline League 62
 Timestamps 00:01:19 Intro Power of Evil 00:06:09 How was CLG after Week 1 00:11:33 How to Call In 00:13:58 Xant0s - CLG is better than they seem because they had\ one of the hardest starting schedules 00:22:42 Booikillunow - GGS will be the first team to have 4 back-to-back 10th place finishes 00:48:06 CocaKonja - V1per will be rookie of the split and CoreJJ will be MVP 01:00:16 Hunter - Veteran status and intangibles have too much weight 01:19:40 Dr Manhattan - I think 100 is still a top 4 team 01:22:17 TrapLover69 - 100 is dead in the water and won't make playoffs 01:32:45 connorh314 - stock system segment is great 01:51:09 PoE BMing and Memeing
1:55:36
February 7, 2019
[FIXED] Are CLG and GGS doomed? How good do C9 and 100t look? - Hotline League 61
 Timestamps 00:01:11 Intro 00:05:23 Week 1 LCS Results 00:15:26 ParadoxTheOnly - CLG and GGS will still make playoffs 00:30:33 dragonmancers - LCS lacking sponsors in comparison to LEC 00:54:11 Alienware 00:57:24 deadfox0 - CLG will be 10th place without changes 01:09:20 Shadow - 100T won't make it to finals or Worlds 01:22:32 caseyclarke - Sneaky cosplay is really unprofessional 01:35:34 deXfactor777 - C9 will be better with Nisqy and will win Summer Split, if not Spring as well 01:43:01 TomShoe - Why is FLY doing well? 01:52:44 Outro
1:54:51
January 31, 2019
Dash Destroys, spiciest 2019 LCS predictions, will TSM make playoffs?
We're BACK for 2019 with Episode 60 of Hotline League with Dash as our guest. Sorry about the audio issues! 00:00:32 Intro with Mark and Dash 00:04:17 Big stories for 2019 00:06:59 How to Call In 00:09:41 balielx - Prolly doesn't adapt well and 100T will end 4th 00:19:02 TheStar?? - GGS will make Semi’s Spring and Summer 00:31:23 Alienware 00:35:56 SpacePope20K - TSM isn't getting to playoffs 00:51:38 Razleplasm - TSM will end #1 Regular Season Spring Split 01:09:39 Shárpie - OPT will finish top 4 because of P1 synergy 01:29:32 Wunsock - TL isn't any better then last year 01:43:35 Swaggyboog - LCS preseason hype and sponsors are non existent compared to LEC, LCK, and LPL
1:57:39
January 17, 2019
Holiday Hotline Hullabaloo! 2018 recap, favorite moments, and more!
Timestamp 59 00:00:48 Intros 00:07:50 Kelby’s new job 00:14:25 Looking back at 2018 and How to Call In 00:17:57 IC Dončić - Salary cap is necessary but will never happen 00:29:05 C9 Technoweeb - Top HLL's of 2018 00:44:02 micspam - 'Franchising will ruin LCS' is the worst take of 2018 01:01:31 iBUSTquick - Spring and Summer Split biggest overachievers 01:15:51 Obladesque - More LCS Lounge streams 01:31:28 xcell_182ss - Academy system was a success and should we start believing in NA talent 01:46:57 SwampMonker (?) - Jack is the best owner in the entire league
2:06:09
December 22, 2018
Sjokz styles, Saint's situation, C9's bootcamp, TSM's roster, and more - Hotline League 58
Sjokz joins us for Episode 58 of Hotline League! Timestamps! 00:02:11 Sjokz at All Stars 00:03:31 Is Sjokz Leaving Riot? 00:08:28 How to Call In 00:11:43 TomShoe - What can we learn from Saintvicious’ release from FLY 00:31:05 Elofys - What is the future of English stream of LCK and LPL with casters leaving? 00:47:42 CallMeProto - Event Numbers this Year from lolesports that were highlighted and excluded 01:01:59 adishawn - C9 going to Korea to bootcamp now 01:08:18 adishawn - Sjokz hosting a CS:GO event 01:17:56 Netflix Teaser! 01:27:44 Devin - TSM should've kept Zven and Mithy, grabbed Dardoch, and found an NA Top 01:39:32 Send Mail to Travis and Brodin 01:41:25 Meteos and Dardoch on Optic 01:50:27 Outro
1:54:32
December 12, 2018
Faker, Scarra, Caps, Licorice, BunnyFuFuu, Moobeat, Peanut | HLL 57
Live from Vegas it's Episode 57 of Hotline League! 00:00:00 Intro - Vegas, All-Star, and Guests 00:11:56 Primo9 - GGS will be top 3 this spring & Scarra joins 00:16:54 Scarra Joins! 00:19:39 Model - comparing All Star with traditional sports versions 00:27:28 Thanks Mastercard! 00:28:40 Caps Joins! 00:30:46 Caps’ opinion on EU vs NA 00:31:59 How did Perkz move to bot? 00:33:46 princezenon - who would Caps give the Dade award to? 00:39:27 EeveeFIGHTING - Does Caps think his "reckless" playstyle continue to find him success? 00:47:18 TangoTamer - Thoughts on all the LEC teams? Top 3 teams? 00:50:04 Peanut Joins! 00:52:47 Panscholo - Does he follow NA or EU and his opinions on the teams 00:54:01 Why was Peanut considering NA over EU? 00:54:53 Why did Korea struggle at Worlds this Year? 00:56:01 Do You Think Korea didn't send its best teams? 01:00:03 Alienware Giveaway 01:02:02 Faker Joins! - Vegas, All-Stars, and SKT Offseason 01:06:36 OMG - Who will be the in-game leader for SKT and does Faker talk a lot in game 01:17:50 Licore Joins! 01:18:25 Danieln92 - League content has never been better 01:23:18 Toews19 - What is C9’s reaction to Jensen leaving to TL 01:27:06 Teams that Licorice is excited to play against 01:27:46 Licorice's thought on Vegas and All star 01:29:00 Thoughts on Role Swapping 01:33:12 TomShoe - Inhouse scrims 01:34:39 BunnyFuFuu Joins! 01:36:41 Bunny and Licorice Talk Tandem Mode Strats 01:40:57 Moobeat Joins! 01:44:49 TomShoe - Moobeat's average workday and Aznbeat & BunnyFuFuu's schedule 01:52:32 guccimaybe - TSM culture chnge needs to change, not players
1:58:40
December 8, 2018
Loco litigates, big roster rumors and announcements, team trade hype - Hotline League 56
Episode 56 of Hotline League! 00:01:47 Locodoco Intro 00:04:06 How Locodoco knew Power of Evil was going to CLG 00:08:00 Offseason Rosters 00:11:04 How to Call In 00:13:16 Kaptenelias - GGS will be top 4 00:25:19 Kaptenelias - Crown is overrated 00:30:01 Dr Manhattan - People are unreasonable about being skeptical about C9 Nisqy 00:39:04 Story of Tidy Cats 00:40:19 Sebatian Park Talks about CG Roster 00:48:19 Investing in Younger NA Talent 00:53:54 What is Offseason Behind-The-Scenes 00:55:37 Did EU franchising guard EU players from being exported 00:56:02 NA Salary changes 01:03:40 Strife - TSM Grig doesn't deserve the flack he gets 01:10:00 Emberz - TSM Grig is a bad move but no better option 01:15:56 2324 - Piglet is going to return to being a top ADC 01:23:38 massive legend - FOX ADC Lost & fan loyalty to teams or players 01:33:16 ImChipy - CLG Roster needs a Vocal Top Laner 01:46:52 BossBen - TL will be stronger this year w/ Jensen and CoreJJ 01:53:33 dirtypuer - I think 100T is the most overhyped team because Huhi 01:59:03 TomShoe - Cody Sun situation due being related to orgs avoiding “difficult” players 02:08:39 Outro
2:10:29
November 28, 2018
Azael's audacity, Steve fights Reggie, Off-season trades, and Travis's big news - Hotline League 55
Timestamps for Episode 55 00:04:15 Offseason Free Agency and Jensen leaving to TL 00:12:40 New Champ Neeko 00:16:05 How to Call in HLL 00:19:28 Psycosiis - Huni should go to Mid and FOX's offseason moves 00:28:19 SculptedSoldier - Some orgs should get all new talent because pros losing their fire 00:36:01 TL Steve - Talking about TL, Jensen, and Pobelter 00:56:22 - Sponsorship Announcement 01:06:26 dirtypuer - despite the import rumors, the state of the league is going to be determined based on where Pobelter and Codysun end up 01:13:21 Smemes - Even with Jensen, TL will still have a carbon copy split next year 01:22:13 Thesealion - Sneaky is the most valuable player in NA and TL will not win because Doublelift cannot play the supportive role on a team while Sneaky can 01:34:33 Nabskir - EU LCS franchising was not hyped up in EU 01:47:54 BigAngry Hobo - How is Doublelift and Jensen work together and the TP change 01:54:46 Coach Mike - Coaches and Analysts are more important to invest into because they can improve good players
2:07:22
November 21, 2018
Weldon weighed, Mark's region rant, Scouting Grounds drama
Episode 54 of Hotline League 00:01:47 How did Weldon get Hired to CLG 00:04:03 How to Call In 00:05:53 Thorin's Video about NA Playerbase 00:25:40 rice suave - how will Weldon improve CLG and using young talent 00:38:25 Briskkyy - the value of imported players 00:53:40 Brawler Yukon - it's wrong that the main way to get noticed on the pro scene is through soloQ 01:02:04 Thoughts on Collegiate Development for Talent 01:05:02 MasterNamer - Do coaches know how to coach or just smart at the game? 01:10:24 MasterNamer - Is TSM doing a disservice to NA looking into a Turkish Talent? 01:16:18 Amoxic - How does Weldon plan on tackling CLG's problem of releasing good players 01:30:35 Demon Princess - Riot will begin making smaller changes each patch due to viewer satisfaction currently 01:41:00 jzeeee - Franchise will make EU weaker 01:51:00 Malaclypse - Flaming Scouting Grounds for having a non-jungl emain as one of the junglers 02:07:30 Outro
2:15:03
November 13, 2018
Licorice Lectures, Worlds done, C9 behind the scenes stories - Hotline League 53
00:09:45 How to Call In 00:11:40 Offseason Plans for Licorice 00:13:35 ImChipy: Will other teams implement more academy players and Licorice playing with different players 00:23:15 Shorn: World's should have a loser's bracket with 3rd place teams from groups 00:38:28 Vladimir Vvinsky: Talking about being a Mastercard Winner for Worlds and Riot was proactive with sponsor relations 00:47:36 Enoxxy: Is Rookie or TheShy better? 00:49:46 How to get noticed by teams as a SoloQ player? 00:50:26 jzaeeee: Teams on the right side of the bracket are better than FNC 00:56:40 Does Licorice think C9, FNC, and G2 revitalized the hope for NA for next year 01:01:14 Russian: What did Licorice and should regions take away from Worlds 01:10:28 Top 3 Top Laners at Worlds 01:11:46 The Ekko Pick and C9 Scrim Schedule for SemiFinals 01:15:39 Legendarydog: Will C9’s roster stay together, results if Worlds allowed 7 man roster with GoldenGlue, and did you learn from other pros at Worlds? 01:21:55 Story of the Scrim falling 20CS behind TheShy at 10 minutes 01:24:48 slient: FNC lost to IG because the solo laners were outclassed and Dade Award 01:37:46 Dennynukes: APDO’s comments about pro players are not defensive or offensive, they’re good or bad 01:48:33 Sammy Boy: LCS Post game interviews are really boring
2:00:01
November 8, 2018
Nadeshot nominated, CaptainFlowers, World Finals, 100t problems solved - Hotline League 52
Timestamps 00:01:00 Captain Flowers casting Finals 00:07:10 How to call in 00:12:00 op_tsm_fan: This years Worlds hasn’t been poor quality gameplay 00:22:51 andrew: Reapered trolling champion select 00:33:05 omfe: legacy of Sneaky 00:43:50 Jade: teams are burning out during the tournament 00:51:21 fnc kayys: FNC 3-0 finals and C9 is the most overhyped semifinalist 01:06:40 Nadeshot addresses 100T hate 01:51:17 Fez: Orgs need to protect themselves more than they are 01:59:40 MrJPistachio: What are some aspects of running an esports org that you didn't expect compared to CoD 02:08:52 dennynukes: explanation on 100T merch because limited
2:33:47
October 31, 2018
Cloud9 history made! Western semis, craziest Worlds ever - Hotline League 51
Episode 51 of Hotline League! 00:06:31 MarkZ - Season 1 isn't Worlds 00:16:53 How to Call in 00:20:10 Kharaix - Kikz joining TSM should be the only roster move should be made 00:38:57 DivideNZL - IG vs G2 will be a skill matchup and will be really close 00:50:39 Nox - Caller who predicts C9 to Semis 01:10:12 WeebMaster - G2 winning it all in 3-0s 01:21:45 Champloo - Luck is a huge factor of C9's success at Worlds 01:42:00 CrispyKreem - 100T should get Huhi, Stixxay, and Levi. TSM should get Anda 02:00:38 Synthetica - the gap isn't closed, Korea just didn't read/adapt to the meta
2:13:59
October 26, 2018
Team Liquid liquidated, Inero Ints, 100 Thieves caught, groups and quarters
We made it to Episode 50! The newest coach for GGS, Inero, joins us again to talk about Worlds and 100 Thieves drama 00:02:38 Inero, Head Coach for GGS 00:09:57 How to Call in 00:14:00 Nayeon - 100T is in the right and the hate they are getting is unjustified 00:31:31 Zack - playing other games is good for players 00:47:16 dragonmancers - NA's small player base shouldn't be holding back NA 00:55:08 Penitent Tangent - Worlds' seeding and format changes 01:04:46 KRC25 - FNC's expected performance and how they can beat any team on their bracket 01:13:20 Raafaa - G2 vs RNG quarterfinals matchup 01:23:45 TophBeifong - value of playins 01:31:46 Karnifus - Communication in all western teams vs teams with imports 01:38:49 Donovan - This Meta gives Western teams the best chance for Finals 01:48:40 Outro
1:53:49
October 19, 2018
Cloud9 Crushes! Razleplasm rises, Korea suffering, RNG exposed, TL troubles
Episode 49 of Hotline League features special guest Razleplasm, LPL Caster and Desk Analyst at Worlds 2018. TImestamps: 00:06:19 Thoughts on C9 and Group B 00:20:46 Call in HLL 00:22:33 Warden Dresden: Is the Gap closing? 00:31:59 Slingoman: C9 will get to Finals and RNG is not the best team 00:50:25 Washer: China should win Worlds, China should be the next Korea, and leaking scrims 01:04:06 Dr Manhattan: International results too easily leads to absolution of domestic performance and vice versa 01:10:34 Julius: Korea is too formulaic and needs to generate their own style 01:17:11 BeastPond: Dom's comments, Group B games, and Yamato's speech will go down as a turning point for the West in international competition 01:24:23 MarkZ's response to Bias of Casters and Analysts 01:26:39 Back to BeastPond 01:33:47 Predictions 01:44:32 Outro
1:46:43
October 15, 2018
Foxdrop Frustrates, Worlds group predictions, pros fined, all NA win at Worlds?
Episode 48 of Hotline League with Special Guest Foxdrop! 00:01:58 Foxdrop Intro 00:10:33 How to Call In 00:11:54 Foxdrop, how do you feel about EU this year? 00:13:52 twinkletoes: why Korea will win again this year 00:21:57 KRC25: FNC takes first seed because all of their lanes are the best in their group 00:35:16 Soupie: Overhyping NA teams causes negative fan reactions 00:55:03 Kyle0808: Competitive Ruling for worlds players was a joke 01:14:45 Nick Allen joins to talk about player fines 01:25:58 an_Arbiter: 100T is NA's best chance to get out of groups 01:43:35 folantime: G2 will get out of Groups because of Hjarnan's Heimerdinger 01:54:07 Kiing Tiitan: Korea isn't an autowin for Worlds 02:03:57 RealPrismsword: Every NA team will make it out and G2 is the only EU team
2:18:22
October 10, 2018
Sjokz shocks, Worlds starts, Cloud9 caught out, and more!
Episode 47 of Hotline Featuring Eefje 'Sjokz' Depoortere 00:03:55 Mark, how's the Broadcast going? 00:07:23 How to Call In 00:09:08 BottleGnomes: Wildcard performances 00:11:04 Regillix: Rumor of Refusal for UOL, ROC, and SPY to EULCS 00:22:10 killingy0uguy: RISE video had plot holes 00:29:39 xrelyks: Thorin's disappointment in GGS 00:38:22 Mystery Sponsor plug 00:42:59 maze: Worlds meta will be understood most thoroughly 00:55:49 Sjokz, how is LA? 00:57:04 Dr Manhattan: Caps will win the Dade award 01:07:45 eduardo salinas: C9 was dominant because their group was the weakest 01:16:34 Mintyfrills: Gambit can knock out C9 & experimental team comps 01:38:08 Celoniadh: Afreeca is being significantly underrated relative to the other Korean teams at Worlds 01:44:52 The Analyst Desk 01:55:24 SpacePope20K: Zven and Mithy leaving EU helped EU upcoming talent shine
2:07:41
October 5, 2018
Groups are drawn, NA's chance, a Master sponsor, & more
Episode 46 of Hotline League 00:05:15 Intros 00:08:54 How to Call In 00:12:38 ACTUAL Goob: TL is less likely to make it out of groups than 100T due to bad draw 00:28:31 ThePodBerry: Dire Wolves can make it to Worlds 00:36:36 !Danx0r: Ways Mastercard Sponsorship and Riot can do more for Franchised Teams 00:52:29 connorh314: LMS shouldn't be a major region 01:09:19 Praedor: FNC is the West's only chance to make Top 4 01:21:01 Glulax: FNC is overhyped like 2016 TSM 01:33:48 Interview with Quikshot about Casters staying in NA during Worlds 01:43:45 Dojoofthemojo: C9 Roster should bring Blaber over Svenskeren 01:50:44 Nox: C9 is the only NA team that will make it to Semis 02:01:47 Wayward: Worlds is a hindrance to profitability for professional LoL 02:17:02 CasualGamerKing: Casting from NA is not a big deal 02:29:20 Outro
2:35:44
September 26, 2018
Meteos MEDITATES, TSM flops, how far can NA go at Worlds
00:03:47 How to Call In 00:06:02 Theifco - NA will make it to Semis 00:20:01 Mardux - NA needs to make more native talent 00:37:372 Colin - What changes should TSM make next year? 00:57:25 DaniGrim - No team should qualify for Worlds by Points 01:09:10 FriXtion_is_Here - NA franchising hasn't increased competitiveness 01:20:10 nrj6490 - Should NA copy Korean playstyle or play their own style 01:34:28 Outro
1:37:52
September 20, 2018
NA LCS Finals! TL shuts out C9, TSM Gauntlet, Doublelift MVP
Episode 44 Timestamps! 00:11:33 Call In HLL 00:15:07 i am the one who knocks: 100 Rosters 00:34:13 IC Dom: TL will have the best NA Worlds performance 00:51:36 easybakeitup: Supporting Teams 01:04:15 Fez: TSM wasn’t the better team in the 3rd place match; C9 bad? 01:17:35 Lacunacraft: Finals was an amazing event with bad execution 01:33:50 Cade: Xmithie is top 3 player in NA LCS history 01:50:56 Noah: CG is only NA team able to make it out of groups
2:08:00
September 12, 2018
Kobe kidnapped, TSM loses, CodySun benched, finals looms
Episode 43 timestamps 00:03:07 C9 vs TSM 00:07:12 100 CodySun 00:15:35 Call In HLL 00:19:12 Tostmin: 100 is the new Breaking Point 00:33:54 Zack: C9 will stomp TL 00:46:50 Chris: 100 Rikara wasn't the problem, they didn't play around Ssumday 00:55:01 NA LCS WoW Guild 00:57:33 abaxial: TSM lost bc Grig's small champ pool and team not using Bjerg’s pressure 01:09:14 Boss Johnsky: How does TSM make Worlds? 01:18:37 Hobbes2: C9's 6 man Worlds Roster 01:29:12 Opt: C9's coaching helped GoldenGlue's rise 01:43:02 Thiizic: TSM's weak year helps NA franchising 01:50:04 Thoughts on NA Finals 01:52:02 Outro
1:55:48
September 5, 2018
Casters Stranded, Monetization Mires, and 100T boring?
Timestamps for Episode 42 00:05:05 english broadcast 00:12:46 Mickey leaves NA 00:16:58 How to Call In 00:21:29 meddling kids: purpose of lolesports 00:42:15 sam goes ham: TSM is focusing on Fortnite over LoL 00:52:38 tictactoe ninja: TSM wins because FOX sucks 01:01:15 Horizon: scaling down NA LCS 01:24:56 Chewbacca101: If TSM beat C9, they'll win NA 01:31:56 SirMalafact: Tencents pressure on Riot and Casters 01:43:18 viochi: 100 should not go to Worlds 01:52:16 sportsctc: path to pro for LoL 02:01:16 Outro
1:49:49
August 29, 2018
Tony tangles, did Reapered improve NA, Chronobreak in scrims
Timestamps for Episode 41 of Hotline League 00:01:41 Tony Intro 00:09:48 How to Call In 00:11:13 Zikz Leaving CLG 00:21:59 Eggy: Reapered Improved NA 00:32:20 Champloo: Chronobreak for Practice 00:43:35 aZooRe: Would Zikz coach LJL 00:46:47 Endworldpeace: Early game coaching 00:55:08 01_Ace: CLG shouldn't have fired Zikz because of bad players 01:06:47 The K2 72: TL intentionally let TSM win to get into playoffs 01:21:53 Darwking: C9's rise 01:29:50 Raging Pianist: Coaches workload 01:39:26 TheElite: Player subbing is a gimmick 01:48:19 Outro
1:52:59
August 22, 2018
The fight for playoffs, TSM's last chance, players contracts
Episode 40 Timestamps: 00:05:15 World of Warcraft and LoL Longevity 00:11:54 How to Call In 00:15:39 burgerbros - Esports risks oversaturation this year 00:25:00 nizzy2k11 - players don't care about contracts 00:38:24 Caluak - How to become a coach 00:44:55 Chris - Bottom playoff teams have great macro but won’t win NA LCS 00:55:47 deXfactor777 - TSM won't make playoffs and 2 NA will make quarterfinals at Worlds 01:06:01 TomShoe - NA Academy Players and CLG Academy Coach joins 01:24:35 xspiritusx - Reapered Top Tier NA Coach 01:37:14 BardsThreshlight - Riot and Tencent Relationship 01:44:55 alden paroni - TL, 100, & C9 to Worlds
2:00:49
August 17, 2018
Coaches Fired, can C9 make World finals, TSM Zven problems?
Hotline League Episode 39 Timestamps: 00:03:43 Travis trip to Michigan 00:07:40 Fired Coaches 00:14:05 NA LCS Results 00:22:08 How to Call in 00:25:26 How Can More Women be Involved in Esports 00:32:16 CLG letting go Zikz 00:34:04 Moonizzle: CLG bring Inero and Froggen 00:46:02 op_tsm_fan: TSM failure is good long term 00:55:43 the nova prospect: CG should get a Korean coach 01:03:46 Micspam: People don't know what they want from a live event 01:16:57 i am sandwich: teams gaining understanding of the coach role 01:23:07 inero: consulting coaching, zikz 01:33:01 mario: C9 will make it to Worlds 01:42:47 qazaqwertz: Season 9 will be the best or worst season 01:53:54 tostman: NA LCS top teams will perform well at Worlds 02:01:18 Call me Proto: TSM Zven is the problem 02:12:07 Outro
2:14:05
August 10, 2018
C9 Rises, TSM Flops, League of Legends MMO
Episode 38 00:08:48 What's Going on in NA LCS 00:16:10 How to Call In 00:20:23 PORO SATAN: TSM's failure was predictable 00:33:38 dangoonz: Riot will fail at an MMORPG 00:47:30 Capione7th: How NA can get out of groups in Worlds 00:57:50 Davidsson: ADC nerfs and meta changes hurt Western teams' chances at Worlds 01:07:09 Weldon: C9 Experiment and Importance of the Bench 01:22:21 iseecarlos: scrimming is a bad way to practice 01:33:22 Navi: Riot needs to integrate their community to the broadcast 01:46:08 Vaioretto Evagaden: Does NA have more communication problems than other regions? 01:57:07 Inero: NA sucks because infrastructure
2:24:37
August 2, 2018
Deftly demonstrates, who is good in LCS, ADCs are slow
Episode 37 of Hotline League 00:01:51 Deftly Intro 00:05:52 Learning Heimerdinger 00:07:42 How to Call In 00:09:25 HERO - NA is struggling with new macro 00:19:18 DivideNZL: ADCs adjusting poorly to meta 00:26:19 Zaffar: TSM won't make Worlds without Regi intervention 00:37:36 WeebMaster: Would you bench yourself? 00:43:29 PRESTIVENT: Deftly's Improvement 00:51:22 Thedgarhouse: No bottom tier teams in NA 01:02:36 Inero: Top teams are clearly defined 01:16:20 TP nerf 01:18:31 Justdoesntwork: Threat of Academy players taking Pro player spots 01:26:59 kon: less pressure for bottom teams? GGS goal management 01:32:54 Worlds Info 01:34:01 Trade Deadline 01:37:49 Outro
1:44:32
July 25, 2018
Riot visits, is Doublelift right? NA LCS pro problems
Episode 36 with special guest Riot Blaustoise (Gameplay Insights Lead) and Hunter Leigh (GGS Head of Esports). 00:01:33 Riot Blaustoise 00:04:46 Rate of Change 00:07:04 Aatrox Changes 00:10:36 Providing Data to Balance Team 00:11:55 CertainlyT Champs 00:14:30 Popularity vs Fairness vs Game Health 00:18:39 How to Call In 00:21:12 Sushi: Should NA have multiple servers 00:24:34 Correlation between updates and engagement 00:24:31 !Danx0r: Research behind defeatist mentality 00:41:41 Veels: Voting for Patches 00:52:56 killingy0uguy: power creep due to the map 01:04:22 Champion Popularity 01:06:28 Teemo and Weeb Champs 01:09:14 Last Words from Blautoise 001:14:51 Hunter Joins 01:16:03 Hunter Improving NA in the past 01:34:39 Sushi: Multiple Servers in NA 01:38:48 Ben: CLG is going to win NA 01:45:57 DivideNZL: Source of GGS Improvement this split 01:57:28 Outro Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Support: http://travisgafford.com/support Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford
1:59:54
July 18, 2018
Doublelift curse, lacking ADCs, Rekkles benches himself
Episode 35 00:03:00 Rift Rivals and Doublelift 00:11:45 How to Call In 00:17:14 Houck: Other regions had better Rift Rivals 00:31:04 Mattias: Rift Rivals is better than All-Stars 00:43:58 SableFlag: Misses seeing ADC's come back 00:58:37 And The Blowfish: ADC career security 01:11:11 Peggy: FOX's playstyle will make NA better 01:27:38 Dr Manhattan: NA's goal to getting out of groups 01:38:32 MechaLaura: Rekkles Benching Himself 01:45:47 rgibbins92: Meteos trade was good 01:53:19 Zentrix: Decline of LoL in the West 02:17:13 Outro
2:19:58
July 11, 2018
Meteos TRADED! Rift Rivals NA OR EU, Players Association?
Episode 34! 00:06:51 100 Thieves Trade Meteos 00:23:15 How to Call in 00:26:04 Kairazy - 100 Ruined Worlds' Chances 00:35:21 Knothy - 100T trade to a non-contending team 00:47:05 Shaddose - FOX has a lot to prove internationally 00:59:19 Chris - TSM should write a blank check for Meteos 01:12:41 GirlishMenace - Teams competing with their players for fans 01:26:17 TheHippySteve - Trust the orgs decisions 01:37:05 Rot - Player Associations Evolution 01:45:20 Ronin AHK - Riot should have trade control 01:58:59 Outro Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Support: http://travisgafford.com/support Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford Follow Travis on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/travisgafford
2:04:20
July 4, 2018
Inero, C9 crutchin', EU up NA down, subbing out marksmen
00:01:53 Inero’s Intro 00:03:44 How to Call In 00:05:16 Coaching this Split 00:08:43 Mounizle: Inero's path to coaching & FOX vs previously coached team 00:18:23 SableFlag: bo1 suck in this meta 00:25:42 Csiers17: Echo Fox Pregame Rituals 00:31:31 ThOnK: Why aren't teams subbing their Marksmen? 00:44:08 Should Teams send Academy Teams go to Rift Rival 00:50:56 Lagunist: C9 benching YouTube Video 01:07:21 killingy0uguy: Keeping Personalities in check 01:13:23 TicTacToeNinja: Expectations for Rift Rivals 01:18:53 EU viewership up and NA down 01:21:15 TheBadWolf: meta’s effect on scouting new players 01:33:59 Teams play to not lose than to win 01:42:32 formentum: Riot's banning system is too harsh 02:00:04 Should we be fans of players or team? How to become a coach? 02:05:56 Invert (Coach of FLYA) Shorter International tournaments to create more stuff 02:16:32 Chat logs 02:22:06 Outro Hey, you need to win this free OMEN gear Win OMEN Gear - https://bit.ly/2yxPxGK
2:23:45
June 28, 2018
Dash dc's, Doublelift visits, Fox win, C9 clownin' & more
Episode 32 00:04:03 FOX v CG Bug 00:22:27 Dash Joins 00:23:22 LCS Weekend 00:29:54 How to Call In 00:32:36 Darwking: Competitive Meta feels like SoloQ 00:43:36 Dash's Offseason Break 00:44:44 EventNexus: C9 benching 00:54:28 sacdmb: Teams crafting their identity 01:02:30 CwhiteX: Only TSM and FOX are playing the meta correctly 01:12:11 LordMordath: FOX is the most entertaining team 01:19:55 Inero Ambushes Call 01:26:57 About LordMordath 01:27:23 Dylbo: FOX shouldn't have been granted a win 01:32:07 Hunter Joins 01:38:58 EVOS Jensen: NA give up on picks too easily 01:54:33 rico suave: Meta promotes trolling and the unique LoL Infrastructure 02:00:47 Moonboy: Different Metas by region impact international play 02:04:50 Outro Follow OMENbyHP - http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Support Travis - http://travisgafford.com/support
2:06:37
June 21, 2018
Crazy patches, NA LCS fiesta? ADC's dead? College esports
Episode 31 00:03:29 Who is Riot Sherman? 00:04:42 2018 LoL College Championship 00:07:36 How to Call in 00:08:57 More Sherman 00:11:44 Sknue: Culture vs Infrastructure 00:28:24 Anna: Ex-pros in Collegiate 00:33:35 Ray: Getting Influencers to hype Collegiate LoL 00:43:55 Mhubb: Avoiding NCAA methods 00:53:50 Mark and Travis on The New Meta 00:57:06 Omen by HP 00:59:34 Is Riot Design is Broken? 01:04:11 Kon: Riot will change the meta back 01:11:30 BabyKangaroos: Variance in meta brings more content from teams 01:18:03 Mhubb: Meta change is the worst for NA 01:26:56 MattyFreg: Riot won't shift bot lane too much because of the big ADC pros 01:34:31 EventNexus: Meta will highlight adaptable players, FOX and TSM predictions 01:43:16 Outro
1:45:19
June 13, 2018
Notorious POB memes, MSI, practicing, his stream, & more
00:06:15 Players’ Association 00:12:10 How to Call in 00:15:32 Christy: Thoughts on Pyke 00:25:43 Mounizle: Notorious POB and other memes 00:31:22 micspam: Why is POB the only NA Mid 00:44:23 Shadow: How can a new player become pro 00:52:53 Zynca: franchising and academy 01:03:48 OS | Riot: Why does NA play safer internationally 01:10:52 Pressure at MSI 01:17:47 Houck: Riot's Game Patching 01:26:23 CrazyMiner51: Effective Practice 01:33:20 MRScooty2: biggest threat to TL 01:39:34 fragglegasm: Pobelter's Stream 01:46:12 lorazecan: state of midlane 01:56:02 Outro
2:02:21
June 7, 2018
Esports jobs, Bamtech, Fortnite lessons, sponsors, business
00:02:37 EsportsGuy Intro 00:06:02 ESPN+ & BAMTech 00:16:10 How to call in 00:18:20 More EsportsGuy 00:20:28 Cons: Needed Esports Degrees 00:26:04 Sushi: Can NA Split into Regions 00:38:55 Scar94: Communicating with non-endemic sponsors 00:53:30 OmenByHP 00:57:50 Izento: ESPN+ should make a noob friendly stream 01:19:34 supicasupica: sponsorship money going to franchises 01:33:55 qazaqwert: Clash Crash 01:49:26 galbatorix93: TL will do well at Worlds 02:01:23 Outro Thanks for watching Hotline League and supporting our sponsor! Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Support Travis: http://travisgafford.com/support Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford
2:08:20
May 31, 2018
Froskurinn Frothes, MSI, Vietnam rising, Doublelift audience
00:00:33 Intro 00:04:17 Second half of MSI 00:12:19 How to Call in 00:15:43 micspam: Western viewership in China vs Korea 00:30:21 Dragonmancer: the gap is closing 00:45:01 Omen by HP 00:50:00 OP_TSM_Fan: NA should copy China Macro 01:05:31 Should NA play their own style or the meta? 01:09:56 tienh4: LMS will drop 01:24:31 Dr Manhattan: Teams don't make enough content in NA 01:45:47 EmoPorEmilio: Kingzone Underperformed 01:59:19 Outro
2:05:01
May 28, 2018
Team Liquid loses, Travis stuck in Paris, MSI and more
Sorry for the tech issues! Wanted to make sure we did one in Paris 02:16 Mark Intro 03:53 Mark's Thoughts on TL and Group Stage 00:10:02 How to Call-In 00:14:12 Mr Timpani - Positive outlook on TL 00:21:45 BlueJay: Soaz's Future 00:29:58 Mr Noodle: MSI at EU LCS Studio 00:43:51 OmenByHP 00:47:20 Pandamonium88: TL lack individual carry threat 01:03:18 JustOK: NA lack clutch factor 01:14:49 Why NA is bad 01:16:42 Aubrey: In Game Timeouts 01:23:00 J4yol: Lack of winning affecting NA/EU money 01:35:35 kon: too many international tournaments 01:49:27 Other Regions view on international tournaments? 01:50:58 Outro Follow OMENbyHP - http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Support - http://travisgafford.com/support Patreon - http://patreon.com/travisgafford
1:54:01
May 21, 2018
MSI Group Stage, Travis to Berlin, Eu traitors, and more
00:00:40 - Intro 00:03:44 - Subreddit Fire 00:08:45 - MSI 00:12:22 - Summer Finals Venue 00:13:26 - Head of Business at Riot 00:16:50 - How to HLL 00:19:35 - Chris10227: Team Dynasties 00:29:31 - OmenbyHP 00:32:22 - Davidsson: EU international success 00:46:21 - Death Reaper 33: MSI helps or hurts teams 00:58:34 - TheJammieDodger: Koreans hype other regions 01:15:07 - brandoniannn: gap between play emerging and major regions 01:24:57 - kon: Oakland is a good event location 01:35:25 - IrishBlizzard: Patch Notes in Video Games 01:49:30 - Outro Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford Support: http://travisgafford.com/support
1:56:43
May 10, 2018
Parth prognosticates, TSM downtime & plans, & coaching
Parth answers questions about TSM, future plans, and coaching philosophies for episode 25 of Hotline League. 00:03:20 Intro Parth 00:07:26 TSM's loss 00:10:39 TSM off-season 00:13:47 arg3nt_: Rekkles joining a Korean team 00:20:15 Exporting NA players 00:23:36 Raging Pianist: Convice Mark to coach 00:28:53 advice to get into esports 00:33:56 OmenByHP 00:37:02 ThiccGravy: how does Parth get so much player respect 00:50:55 xcell_182ss: have fans given useful input 00:57:40 weirdest living situation in esports 01:00:49 imalsomark: coaching is bloated 01:06:37 Zikzlol 01:09:06 imalsomark: future of coaching 01:14:33 Finding Peace: fixing problems on teams 01:24:36 Analyst Desk 01:28:08 Parth Tier Lists rant 01:34:19 YellowSub: TSM needs better coaching/management 01:45:58 Str1ve: More effort for Academy League 01:52:47 Talking about Caller Questions 02:00:59 Outro OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford Support: http://travisgafford.com/support
2:02:52
May 3, 2018
Hunter Hunts, GGS roster changes, future plans, and more
Timestamps 00:01:22 Intro 00:05:30 GGS Hunter's Background 00:08:26 GGS Changes 00:10:32 Address Interviews 00:18:15 How HLL Works 00:22:03 EmoPorEmilio: Hai was bad 00:27:02 EmoPorEmilio: Xpecial to the roster 00:31:06 Jarge: GGS Development w/ Mickey 00:40:46 Jarge: What new processes will the org implement 00:47:58 Jarge: Replacing most of the academy roster 00:55:19 Jedimace: Veterans and Rookies on Roster 01:06:49 snoopy938: GGS blaming 1 player 01:09:21 Playoffs is the goal 01:10:21 Emilyrand: why Mickey? 01:15:18 Finding players between seasons vs splits 01:16:51 Emilyrand: Mickey's communication skills 01:20:18 GGS looking for imports? 01:23:33 Emily's Anime Pick of the Week 01:25:33 Izento: Lack of focus on player branding 01:36:51 Jacob Wolf: Hunter's qualifications 01:48:20 Outro Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford Support: http://travisgafford.com/support
1:50:55
May 2, 2018
Olleh oppressed, Doublelift cheating w/ Biofrost, best fans
O0:00:41 Intro 00:05:11 DoubleLift Wingman Story 00:06:39 Olleh Fan Girls 00:09:23 How HLL Works 00:10:29 MSI 00:18:37 Valorious: State of Support, Mobis in low elo, & poke champs? 00:26:23 Praer: Learning from IMT's Worlds & Impact/DoubleLift 00:37:27 Damian Estrada: Music and Olleh focused content 00:45:01 laggyloser: team culture by regions & life out of LoL 00:52:09 Shirayuri: Should Riot partner w/ Celebs for exposure 01:04:02 NotDatBoi: Hanging w/ teammates and Olleh's type 01:11:08 RoboTrigger: Riot marketing players 01:22:34 Christy: Roster changes & Mickey replacing Hai 01:33:11 jenelle: Fans by region 01:40:50 Vaqqui: GGS roster change was good 01:50:07 bluejay: best/worst thing about DoubleLift & best team to scrim 01:56:31 Expodential: TL not doing Korean bootcamp 02:03:58 Outro Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp https://www.twitch.tv/omenbyhp Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford Support: http://travisgafford.com/support
2:11:34
April 25, 2018
LCS vs OWL, were bo1's better, does GGS care, LPL boyfriends
LCS vsOWL, how bo1's helped viewership and fandom, does GGS care about Team, Froskurinn compares LPL and NA LCS content, & more! 00:01:28 - Kelby’s Weekend 00:02:56 - MarkZ and OfflineTV 00:10:18 - Kelby Rants about Clutch Gaming’s Social Media 00:13:16 - Discord Directions 00:16:39 - Micspam: Doesn’t care about live venues. 00:28:29 - Rocketman239: What was the affect of having new orgs in semifinals and finals viewership 00:42:59 - biotrace: GGS doesn’t care about their LCS Team 01:00:35 - Slasher: Winning vs content 01:25:15 - Ateyo, Esports clothing brand 01:31:46 - Dragonmancers: Best of 1’s are good for viewership 01:39:47 - Mighty: Roster Volatility 01:49:00 - Froskurinn: Marketing and Content of LPL vs NA LCS 02:03:56 - SnuffyTheSeal: LCK region has the best production 02:08:29 - Outro Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Checkout Travis's friends at Ateyo: http://twitter.com/ateyo_ Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford Support: http://travisgafford.com/support
2:13:37
April 18, 2018
CG Apollo, NA LCS Miami Finals, Nadeshot's awesome, & more
Clutch Gaming's ADC Apollo joins to answer listener questions with Travis and Mark about CG, NA LCS Miami Finals Retro, Nadeshot being awesome, and more! Timestamps for Episode 21 of Hotline League are below: 0:07:27 - How to Call-in to Hotline League 0:12:03 - Mark's Tshirt Story 0:15:30 - GoodConnectivity - 100 Thieves shotcalling impact and next split 0:20:05 - Playoff Bracket Strength 0:23:21 - The Fourth Hokage - TL looks good enough to make finals at MSI 0:33:54 - alden paroni - Small Venue at Miami 0:46:39 - Dr Manhattan - Enjoyed the Small Venue at Miami 0:57:30 - MiRaK624 - Are 3 vs 5 games series better 1:08:53 - Colin - NA teams speed in making plays 1:20:31 - Duke - Was Lira was the weak point on CG? 1:28:35 - Sgt.P3pp3rs - Nadeshot put all other owners to shame 1:38:35 - Story about Brodin 1:42:03 - End of the Show Announcements
1:43:37
April 15, 2018
Live from Miami - Riot personalities, owners, fans, & drinks
Riot personalities, team owners, and live fans join Episode 20. Timestamps (thanks Tactical Noodle) 1:30 - Jatt joins 3:50 - Franchising 12:15 - MVP 19:35 - TL will win bc doublelift > codysun 21:00 - Travis's Jatt story+Kobe joins 23:50 - New NA LCS champ negatively affect MSI 31:50 - Old or new orgs go to Worlds 40:10 - Stixxay joins 49:50 - Ovilee joins 51:55 - Growth of collegiate esports 1:02:00 - FionnOnFire Joins, #1 travis fan, finals, & IMT 1:07:10 - Rank NA LCS Finals cities 1:14:05 - New orgs doing better than the old orgs discredits the scene 1:21:00 - Dash joins 1:23:19 - NA LCS dream team 1:30:15 - Head of Esports for GGS(Hunter Leigh), & CLG VP(Nick Allen) join 1:31:35 - Funny dash story 1:41:00 - BO1s hurt teams going into playoffs 1:51:56 - CG VP(Sebastian) joins 1:58:45 - Drafting and playing vs Huni and Huni MVP 2:04:00 - Ending notes Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford Support: http://travisgafford.com/supp
2:07:06
April 8, 2018
Doublelift Debuts, TSM loss, All-Pro team, dealing w/ e-fame
Doublelift joins the cast of Hotline League to discuss TSM's loss, the All-Pro Team votes, dealing with being e-famous, and more on episode 19. Wait, is that Doublelift from Team Liquid fame? WIN FREE OMEN STUFF: https://bit.ly/2GfLPB0 Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford Support: http://travisgafford.com/support
2:04:30
March 28, 2018
Prolly prostrates, 100 steals 1st, playoffs begin, and more
Prolly joins the cast to talk about 100 Thieves, playoffs, and more. All on episode 18 of Hotline League. Follow OMENbyHP: twitter.com/omenbyhp Patreon: patreon.com/travisgafford
2:24:10
March 21, 2018
CLG's chance? Fortnite vs LoL, TSM in finals? Kelby's return
Does CLG have a chance? Fortnite vs League. TSM in finals? Kelby's return. All on episode 17 of Hotline League. Follow OMENbyHP: twitter.com/omenbyhp Patreon: patreon.com/travisgafford
2:05:28
March 14, 2018
TSM/100/TL creators share raw takes, emotion, & BTS stories
[Fixed Version] Show creators from TSM (Max Olivo), 100 Thieves (Gabriel Ruiz), and Team Liquid (Damian Estrada) come onto the show to take questions and discuss what it like to be working as a creative on esports teams. https://twitter.com/gabejruiz https://twitter.com/maxolivo https://twitter.com/damianestrada Follow OMENbyHP: twitter.com/omenbyhp Patreon: patreon.com/travisgafford
2:28:11
March 8, 2018
RiotChopper, Event locations, CLG sucks, NA LCS answers
Riot Chopper joins Travis and Mark to discuss the LoL Esports Event locations, CLG's poor season, and answer other NA LCS questions for Episode 15 of Hotline League Travis wants to thank Riot for coming on the show: Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp Patreon: http://patreon.com/travisgafford
1:53:11
March 3, 2018
Biofrost, TSM,CLG,FOX Results
Biofrost Blasts, what is wrong with 2017 TSM, CLG struggles, and Echo Fox's finesse on this episode of Hotline League number 14
2:02:14
February 21, 2018
Saintvicious, 100/TSM Problems
Saintvicious joins us to talk about 100 Thieves arrested, TSM's problems, NA glory days, and more for episode 13 of Hotline League
2:11:58
February 14, 2018
NA LCS Miami, GGS, New Partner
NA LCS is finally announced to be in Miami, Florida, how to help Golden Guardians, and news about a new partner. Welcome to Hotline League Episode 12
2:08:26
February 7, 2018
Riot Dash, Analyst Desk, NALCS
Root Dash clashes! Overdone analyst desk narratives, CLG, Echo Fox, C9 and more. With your host Travis Gafford, TheeMarkZ, and special guest Riot Dash for episode 11 of Hotline League.
2:21:59
February 1, 2018
TSM Suck, FOX #1, NALCS Week 1
TSM starts off 0-2 but do they really suck? Echo Fox starts off 2-0 with Huni leading the charge, are they number 1? Let's recap week 1 of the NA LCS on Episode 10 of Hotline League.
2:08:37
January 24, 2018
NALCS Predictions, Ovilee, GGS
Episode 9 features Ovilee as a special guest host as we talk about predictions for the NA LCS, if Golden Guardians are Breaking Point 2.0, and more!
2:07:15
January 18, 2018
Locodoco, GGS, Bo1's And More
Episode 8 brings hype to 2018! With special guest Locodoco, we discuss why GGS won't suck, how best of 1's will save NA, and more!
2:05:30
January 12, 2018
2017 Busts, Wins, And Memes
Episode 7 marks the end of 2017 with the recollection of memorable events and stories from the year. Kelly, Mark, and Travis share their memories and bring on callers to share theirs.
2:04:26
December 19, 2017
All Stars, Azael, TSM, & 100T
What's up with All Stars? Azael guest starsb TSM botlane, 100T top 2, and more of your calls for episode 6
2:01:28
December 13, 2017
All Star, Teams, & Salty Fans
This episode features Travis Gafford, Mark Zimmerman, and Kelly May talking with listeners about the All Star Event, the New NA LCS Teams, Salty Fans, and more call-in questions.
2:34:31
December 6, 2017
Rosters, Nick Allen, IMT Noah
New LCS Rosters, CLG Nick Allen guest stars, IMT Noah Winston calls in, and more of your calls.
2:11:52
November 29, 2017
Rosters, Teams, Steve | HL03
LCS Roster Rumors, new LCS teams, TL Steve, and your calls.
2:45:07
November 28, 2017
Bo1S, Play-ins, And More | HL2
Discussing best of 1's in NA LCS, Play-ins for Worlds 2017, and more listener questions.
1:37:58
October 13, 2017
ESports Call-in | HL 01
Esports Call-in w/ Travis Gafford and Mark Zimmerman | Hotline League 01
1:26:03
October 3, 2017
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