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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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~
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
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~
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
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
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
Timestamps for Episode 71:
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!
Timestamps for Episode 70
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!
Timestamps for Episode 69
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
00:57:24 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?
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
00:35:56 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
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
Sjokz joins us for Episode 58 of Hotline League!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Episode 49 of Hotline League features special guest Razleplasm, LPL Caster and Desk Analyst at Worlds 2018.
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
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
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
Episode 46 of Hotline League
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp
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
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
Follow OMENbyHP: http://twitter.com/omenbyhp
Follow Travis on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/travisgafford
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
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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
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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
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
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
00:57:50 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
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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
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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
00:47:20 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?
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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
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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
00:37:02 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
01:09:06 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
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
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00:05:11 DoubleLift Wingman Story
00:06:39 Olleh Fan Girls
00:09:23 How HLL Works
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
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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
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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
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.
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[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.
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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
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