Sunday, September 16, 2012

ESL Balkan League Grand Final GRE vs BG Replays and Review

Game 1

Bans : Malphite, Zyra, Skarner, Shen, Regnar, Yorick
Picks :
Eternal Devastation (BG) : Syvana, Morgana, Irelia, Corki, Lulu (Blue Team)
InQuire Gaming (GRE) : Maokai, Sona, Jayz, Ezreal, Oriana

InQuire Gaming banned Algara's Regnar (who had awesome semi-final games) and  let Captain Bulgaria pick his favorite Morgana while tried to counter him with a Korea-styled transition of bottom lane to mid. So at the beginning we had Oriana top, Ezreal and Sona mid and Jayz bot. Things, farm wise, did not begin well for the Greek team with all lanes being behind in CS.
The First Blood came at 4th minute when Jayz alone at bot died due to heavy pressure from Corki and Lulu. Soon after the BG swaped their bot and top as well although they were winning both lanes.
8 min. High pressure at bot continued awarding the first tower in the game for Eternal Devastation
10 min. First kill for InQuire Gaming on a 3vs3 with Jayz using his teleport.
At 12th min Purple team found Blue out of position and got an uncontested Drake and the scouting Irelia as bonus.
Early oracle on Maokai and alot of wards  6 to 1 in favor of Greek team gave superior map control for InQuire gaming. So far the game is balanced with both team around the same gold.
17 min, Key Point. InQuire were defending their bottom tower without Ezreal who was pushing top lane when almost perfect synchronization and  a great synergy from their ultimates killed instant 2 members of the Bulgarian team and on the chase that followed picked up another 2. 4 kills for nothing in favor of Greek team  and a Drake and a tower. Inquire Gaming took a small lead there.
20 min Purple team try to split push with Yuridis (Jayz) at bot but Eternal Devastation picked up the momentum and managed to kill 2 member of the Greek team at middle and a tower before they manage to react.
24 min into InQuire gaming taking advantage of their superior map vision caught Eternal Devastation out of possition and did an uncontested Baron. On the follow up fight they killed 3 members of Blue team and afterwards they took down mid tower and drake. Greek team has a solid now  7k gold, with Yuridis again making a great performance for his team.
Superior warding for the Greek team 12 wards for 2 of the Bulgarian
29min Eternal Devastation made an easy kill on Sona and tried to extend their advantage by chasing the whole Greek team. Great poke and slow from Oriana and Ezreal turned the fight around and Greek team scored an ACE.
32 min. InQuire gaming again tried to split push with Jayz at bot while the rest of the team was around the recently spawned Baron. Greek team initiated with Maokai with and with awesome communication and co-ordination evaporated the Bulgarian team with 3 ultimates (Ezreal, Oriana, Sona) landing on all 5 members of  Blue team. ACE for the Greek team for no deaths.
33 min Eternal Devastation surrenders. Game 1 goes to Greece . GG!
Captain Bulgaria did not manage to do much with his Morgana. Superior vision, map control and great co-ordination for the Greek team led them to the win !

Replay : InQuire Gaming (GRE) vs Eternal Devastation (BG) Game 1 with Zenon The Stoic Shoutcasting ! Enjoy !

Game 2

Bans : Gragas, Regnar, Yorick, Zyra, Oriana, Shen
Picks :
InQuire Gaming (GRE) : Skarner, Graves, Nunu, Ahri, Jayz (Blue Team)
Eternal Devastation (BG) : Ezreal, Alistar, Lee Sin, Morgana, Irelia (Purple Team)

Bold move from the Greek team at picks/bans, where they left some of the highest rated people in Nordic and East pick their favorite picks. Captain Bulgaria went again for Morgana while Naprean went for Lee Sin.

First Blood went on Ahri when she landed a Charm on Morgana and Skarner was nearby to secure the kill
6 min. After a duel at top between Jayz and Irelia, Algara comes and finishes Jayz . Skarner showed up as well but he was no problem for the 2 levels higher Lee Sin who killed too.
8 min. Eternal Devastation tried to exploit Skarners low levels and roamed his jungle picking up a kill and securing a Dragon. Skarner is left behind being only lvl 4 while his counter-part Lee Sin is 7.
10 min. Lee Sin dives Ahri in his effort to finish her off, but Skarner shows up and picks up the kill coming back into the game.
18min. First team fight of the game near the dragon, which lasted pretty long with jukes in the bushes from both teams, with Bulgarian team scoring 4 kills while the Greek managed to kill 3 enemy heroes. The game is balanced so far with a slight advantage on the Bulgarian team of 2k gold. Blue team are in front in towers with 2-0 while Purple has more kills 4-7.
21 min. Key Point. A weird ultimate from Ahri at mid vs 3 members of Eternal Devastation. On the counter-initiate Irelia scores a Quadra kill for 0 deaths for the Bulgarian team. At this point of the game Enthralment (Irelia) and Captain Bulgaria (Morgana) are really fed with 7/1/5 and 5/1/8 relatively.
23 min. Uncontested Baron for Eternal Devastation who picked up Skarner earlier.
Taking advantage of their baron buff the Bulgarian team pushes for objectives extending their advantage to 9k gold.
34 min. The Greek team tried to make a comeback by sneaking on Baron. Eternal Devastation were on their way too. On the team fight that broke out the Bulgarian Team scored an ACE and took the game. GG !
Eternal Devastation with great plays from their Top,mid and jungle managed to take a lead and keep it up until the end with almost zero mistakes. The good thing is we have a 3rd game of the series to find out who will be the final winner of the Balkan League !
InQuire Gaming (GRE) vs Eternal Devastation (BG) Game 2 
Replay : InQuire Gaming (GRE) vs Eternal Devastation (BG) Game 2 with Zenon The Stoic Shoutcasting ! Enjoy !

Game 3

Bans :Yorick , Skarner, Oriana, Zyra, Regnar, Shen
Picks :
Eternal Devastation (BG) : Lee Sin, Gragas, Ezreal, Irelia, Alistar
InQuire Gaming (GRE) : Shyvana, Corki, Taric, Darius, Ahri

Eternal Devastation are again able to pick some of their strong picks suchs as Gragas and Lee Sin.

First Blood for Darius who killed Irelia with some assistance from Shyvana. Yuridis took this way some early advantage
10 min. Gragas ganged top for an easy kill on Yuridis
11 min. After a kill at bot lane, InQuire Gaming tried to do drake but the poke from Eternal Devastation was strong. On the retreat Ahri was picked up and the Bulgarian team secured the drake.
13 min. Darius and Shyvana ganged again top but Gragas come fast to assist, taking this way 2 kills. A slight advantage for Eternal Devastation with 2k gold difference.
16 min. The Bulgarian team stole again for 2nd time Purple teams blue buff, leaving again Ahri without Blue
21 min. Captain Bulgaria (Gragas) is dominating with 2/0/2 and 60 CS over Ahri. A few skirmish fights at top lane with Eternal Devastation always winning the trades by 1 or 2 kills. 3rd Purple team blue goes to Eternal Devastation.
31 min. Key Point. The Greek team is camping a bush near baron waiting to ambush Eternal Devastation. When Blue team showed up Ahri missed the charm, Corki had a bad position and Alistar with his ultimate up was focused. All this lead to an ACE for the Bulgarian team and zero kills for the Greek one. Baron followed and a couple of towers in mid. Huge advantage for the Blue team , leading with 10k gold. Everything seems lost for the InQuire Gaming.
35min. Fight outside the Purple Base with Eternal Devastation picking up the ACE and the game number 3. GG!
Great plays again ,as we have seen through the tournament, from Captain Bulgaria and Algara (Lee Sin). Ahri was denied all the blue buffs ,making her unable to follow Gragas. Eternal Devastation won 2-1 the series proving to be on of the best Balkanian Team and got awarded with the first prize of 1200 Euros. InQuire Gaming had a solid performance through the tournament with Yuridis and Oathbreaker having great games. We have seen some nice co-ordination and synergy's from the Greek team at the first game of the Final series.
Eternal Devastation (BG) vs InQuire Gaming (GRE) Game 3
Replay : InQuire Gaming (GRE) vs Eternal Devastation (BG) Game 3 with Zenon The Stoic Shoutcasting ! Enjoy !

Prizes : 1st 1200 Euro , 2nd 800 Euro, 3rd 600 Euro, 4th 400 Euro
Final Rankings 1st Eternal Devastation (BG) , 2nd InQuire Gaming (GRE) , 3rd ESL Romania LoL (RO) , 4th Guru Gaming (CRO)

Congratulations Eternal Devastation !

Balkan League Day 2 Small-Final

Battling for the 3rd place ESL Romania LoL (RO) was facing the Guru Gaming (CRO)

Game 1 

Bans : Karthus, Morgana, Shen, Irelia, Ahri, Malphite
Picks :
ESL Romania LoL : Ezreal, Sona, Vladimir, Shyvana, Jax (Blue team)
Guru Gaming : Yorick, Graves, Blitz, Oriana, Lee Sin (Purple Team)

Cro Assasin managed to picked his favorite champion, Lee Sin, while the ESL Romania team went for a more late-farm dependant set-up. Nothing really happened in the first 10 mins of the game only a couple of unsuccessful gang attempts.
First Blood came at Bot for Purple team with a 3 man gang, killing sona and leaving Ezreal low health
At 11 min Graves caught asleep by Ezreal while teleporting back to base. Easy kill and the first dragon of the game for ESL Romania.
17 mins into the game,  Jax makes a solo kill at top and picks up the first tower for Blue team. Skirmish fights here and there around the map but with no kill for either teams. So far the game is balanced with 2-1 kills in favor of ESL Romania but a 2k gold lead for Guru Gaming.
At 23 min AoD, as Sona, made a great ultimate at middle lane caughting 4 ppl of Guru. At the fight that followed ESL Romania killed 3 players and the tower for only 2 deaths. Lee Sin is relay dominant at this point scoring or assisting in the kills of his team with score 3/0/5 while Vladimir and Ezreal (Scorpion) have great performances as well.
Another fight at top, all ESL Romania diving Oriana at top tower killing 3 members of Guru while Guru answered for 3 kills for themselves as well.
Both teams are playing really cautious without taking any risks
The 32 mins was the key point of the match. Blitz picks up Sona, who was clearing wards, and Shyvana as well on the follow up fight. The 5 members of Guru  still alot healthy but without ultimates tried baron against Jax, Vladimir and Ezreal. Team ESL Romania made the comeback taking an ACE without anyone of the 3 heroes dying and then picked up the baron for themselves with a really nice attempt.
Ezreal and Vladimir came out really strong after the last Baron fight. ESL Romania kept pushing for objectives with the Baron buff picking up towers and Dragon.
At 37th minute ESL Romania with a awesome ultimate from AoD (again) caughting 4 ppl they dived Guru gaming Scoring an ACE for 2nd time in the game and taking Nexus. GG !
Amazing performance from Scorpion with Ezreal with 6/0/10 and noskill007 with  Vladimir 8/1/8.

ESL Romania LoL (RO) vs Guru Gaming (CRO) Game 1 
Game 2 

Bans : Karthus, Ezreal, Shen, Ahri, Malphite, Morgana
Guru Gaming : Lee Sin, Nunu, Kog Maw, Oriana, Yorick
ESL Romania LoL : Skarner, Graves, Sona, Vladimir, Irelia

Picks haven't changed much and the game run smoothly.
First Blood came at 8th minute with GabanoV2 solo Yorick and setting up a strong advantage with 1 kill and 30 minions more (64 vs 34 CS).
One minute later AoD as Sona following up from his great performance from the last game, made a nice ultimate and secured 2 kills at bottom with the support of Skarner and Graves. On the follow up Lee Sins came for the counter gang and picked up the low health Sona and Skarner.
14 min and Irealia is bulling Yorick picking up the tower while Graves and Sona picked up the bot tower. After an immediate gather they the dragon was killed for a solid advantage of 5k gold too soon into the game.
At 17 minute a nice Impale from Zombilau on Lee Sin secured the kill and middle tower for ESL Romania. Yorick and Kog Maw are really behind in farm and items making Guru Gaming unable to team fight.
21 min. Zombilau initiating on Yorick with Impale and at the fight that follows the Romanian team wins with 4 kills to 1 death. With 4 people alive they pick up an uncontested baron taking an advantage of 10k gold already.
23 min Dejavu initiation on Yorick killing both him and Oriana plus mid tower and inhibitor. Really bad game from discoluzer (Yorick) loosing his lane (97 CS so far) and getting caught out of position a couple of times.
At 25 min another Impale initiation on Oriana followed by 2 more kills a tower and a bot inhibitor. ESL Romania are DOMINATING.
ESL Romania are really strong and can finish the game any time but they are waiting for baron for a more secure win. At 28 mins baron came up and with him they picked up an ACE and the game, GG!
ESL Romania made a great game with almost no mistakes amazing initiation from Zombilau and his Skarner, taking this way the series with 2-0 and the 3rd place!

No screenshot with scores available ( print screen fail )

Stay tuned for the Grand Final of InQuire Gaming (GRE) vs Eternal Devastation (BG) at 4:30 Local time. Do not forget u can  still vote for the winner !
Enjoy :)

Balkan League Day 1 Recap


Day 1 of Balkan League Fianl Stage. Today the two semi-finals were held. ESL Romania Lol was facing the Bulgarian team Eternal Devastation  while at the 2nd match the Greek InQuire gaming (former the TW) was against the Croatian team Guru gaming.

ESL Romania Lol (RO) VS Eternal Devastation (BG)

Game 1 

Ban : Ahri, Morgana, Oriana, Karthus, Malphite, Shen
ESL Romania Lol : Skarner, Sonna, Caitlin, Vladimir, Irelia (Blue)
Eternal Devastation : Blitz, Yorick, Regnar, Zaira, Ezreal (Purple)

Both teams stayed at their jungle without any level 1 aggression. Zombilau as Skarner began really aggressive with lane presence awarding himself with a First Blood  at Top lane against overextended Yorick while Regnar was focusing on farming his own jungle.
The first Drake of the game went to the Romanian team at 11th min. after Irelia and Skarner roamed Eternal Devastations jungle and caught Captain Bulgaria (Oriana) unaware. The answer from the Bulgarian team came soon after the drake at bot, with Regnar leading a 3 man dive at Caitlin.
12 minutes long in the game Eternal Devastation swapped their bot with top lane resulting in the first tower destruction in the game in favor of ESL Romania. The game so far was equal with a small advantage of 2k gold in favor of the Bulgarian team.
Eternal Devastation kept pressuring killing the 2nd dragon in the game after a 2 for 2 exchange.
At 20 mins after a bad initiation of ESL Romania, Eternal devastation took the momentum and killed 4 Romanian players without any of their team dying.
Soon after Skarner got caught for 3rd time in game giving 2 middle towers and inhibitor to BG. Caitlin got caught near baron and escaped with almost no health , allowing Eternal Devastation an easy Baron plus a 2 for 1 trade in their favor in ESL Romania effort to steal the Baron.
The Bulgarian team with solid advantage and a Baron buff kept pushing and sieging Blue teams base taking down bot Inhibitor at 26 mins. ESL Romania were forced to give a last fight in order to save their base but Eternal Devastation made no mistakes and won the fight and the game. Blitz hooks and superior warding gave the chance to Eternal Devastation to take the 1st game of the series, while Skarner made a poor performance getting caught out of position 3 times.

Game 2

Bans: Karthus, Skarner, Shen, Ahri, Morgana, Yorick

Eternal Devastation: Corki, Regnar, Irelia, Gragas, Lulu (Blue)

ESL Romania LoL: Jarvan, Ezreal, Sona, Vladimir, Jax (Purple)

Algara with Regnar did an awesome game again, taking the First Blood at mid with Gragas assisting and a few seconds later after predicting Zombilau movement in his jungle(camping the brush near Purple teams Wraiths) they scored a 2nd kill with Captain Bulgaria taking it this time. Regnar and Gragas continued to pressure around the map with the 1st scoring a double kill at bot after taking advantage of his passive, his red buff and an excellent ultimate of Gragas at the escaping Ezreal.
The first drake of the game followed for Eternal Devastation with a bonus kill of Jarvan who was trying to check the dragon area. 10 mins into the game and already the Bulgarian team has a solid advantage of 4k gold and a score of 5-0.
Again a mistake from Zombilau (Jarvan) who tried to defend the top tower against Gragas and Irelia and a huge minion wave, forcing the nearby low-health Jax to assist him which resulted in giving 2 kills to Eternal Devastation. Esl Romania was really behind and seemed unable to withstand the BG team pressuring.
Eternal Devastation wanted to "seal the deal" and forced a dragon fight at 16m. Even with Corki's bad initiation (jumping into the enemy team) Blue team won the team fight with 4 champions kills for 0. Eternal Devastation with huge advantage started roaming and diving towers getting this way 2 inhibitors.
At the last fight of the game at 21m inside ESL Romania base Ezreal managed to pick up the first and only kill for his team with an ulty at the retreating Irelia but soon after that Purple teams Nexus went down.
Early aggression from Algara and Captain Bulgaria made the 2nd BOSS,caring his team and ending the game with an amazing performance and a score of 9/0/6.

The series ended with 2-0 in favor of Eternal Devastation which they will play tomorrow with the winner of the other bracket at the Grand Final.

InQuire Gaming (GR) vs Guru Gaming (Cro)

Game 1 

Unfortunately, the game started 40 minutes earlyer than scheduled and I was unable to watch it.
The game went to InQuire gaming

Game 2

InQuire Gaming: Malphite, Taric, Teemo, Varus, Oriana
Guru Gaming: Shyvana, Graves, Swain, Sona, Diana

Team InQuire Gaming began the game with an unexpected swap. Their AD carry player Nikos "Oathbreaker" Haralabelis changed roles with their TOP player Babis "ownerftw" Raftopoulos. Guru gaming played with Double AP both at mid and top lanes.
Some early aggression from both teams at the laning phase ended with 2 kills in favor of Guru at bot and 1 kill in favor of Teemo at top lane. The game went smoothly and balanced with a few kills now and then.
 At 14 mins long Guru had a slight advantage of 1.5k gold, Swain being under great pressure from Teemo and with both junglers clearing the map from wards with oracle's elixir.
The first tower of the game went down at 18 min with a 4 people group up and no answer from the Greek team.
At a skirmish fight near the dragon Swain was an easy target for the overfarmed Ownerftw (Varus) ending the fight with 2-1 in favor of the Greek team and their 2nd dragon in the game. 5 mins later the next dragon went to Guru after a small skirmish at mid ending with 2 kill for both teams and an advantage for the Croatian team.
Still the game is balanced with the score being at 11-11 but with Varus being almost 100 CS in front of the 2nd player in the game.
The key point of the match was the 35th minute when Xawl (Malphite) picked up Diana with a great ultimate and in the fight that followed InQuire scored 4 kills for 0 deaths and then they picked up easily 2 towers and Baron.
A few minutes later (38 min ) Varus caught Swain out of position and assassinated him. In the fight that followed 2 more members of Guru died without taking any members of the Greek team in return resulting to the nexus take down and the victory for the Greek team.
Varus 380 minions at 38 minutes of game made him godlike and able to lead his team to victory.

InQuire won the series 2-0 over Guru Gaming, placing themselves against Eternal Devastation at today's final. Guru will face ESL Romania in the small final earlier today.

Good Luck to all and stay tuned !

Friday, September 14, 2012

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

EBL Finals - Teams Presentation

Four countries are contesting for the final stage of Balkan League on League of Legends. Greece, Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria had their Qualifiers done and 4 teams are ready for the final stage at the International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki between 15-16th Sept.

Greek InQuire Gaming

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

EBL Qualifiers Finals

With One ticket to the EBL Final stage and 750 Euro as prize, two of the best Greek LoL teams were ready to fight.

Soulfire Gaming
Former TW Nir and current InQuire Gaming were facing Soulfire Gaming in a best of 3 series. First game went to InQuire Gaming with Yuridis having again a really nice game as Yorick. Despite the efforts of inS Rouamat and Vektro the game went late and Soulfire Gaming lost it to the points

On Game number 2 inS RouaMat going godlike and inS Liehigh, both with heroes that they are familiar with(Graves and Skarner), made the turn around for their team making a smooth victory in a relatively short game (31 mins)

Greek EBL Qualifiers Semifinals

The League of Legends Greek Qualifiers for ESL Balkan League, which will take place at the e-Gaming section in ITF(International Technical Fair) Thessaloniki-Greece at Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of September are over.

Eight of the best Greek LoL teams among them Go4LoL winners and runner up's such as WannaBeez, Test Your Limits, Soulfire Gaming and other major Greek LoL teams like InQuire Gaming and Greek Five along with teams that surprised us and still have things to prove competed for the ticket leading to the ESL Balkan League Finals.

Game 1 TYL vs IQ
Game 2 TYL vs IQ
At the first semi-final between TYL and InQuire gaming two amazing games were held, with InQuire gaming winning the series by 2-0. Yoridis was dominant in both games, with Xin Zao and Jayz, contributing alot to his team wins, sending TYL to the small final.

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Game Developers Choice Online Audience Awards ( and Golden Joystick Best MMO Award ( which this year includes MOBA's too are now on and running. For GJ Awards the chances are in favor of LoL, with Mist of Pandaria title still on Beta and no other title looking able to compete the LoL community !

Riot asks for votes and gives 10-win-IP boost for all summoners in return (depending the region that wins the award EU-US). So feel free to follow the links and vote.

Remember, deadline for GDC is 14th Sept. and GJ awards voting is gonna close soon .

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Arcade Sona PAX or HAX !

Played today a LoL game vs an Sona at bot lane with the Arcade skin.

Image of PAX Sona with keys
Arcade Sona (PAX Sona)


Great job, really nice skin with awesome particles and projectiles, especially the "W" projectile with two tiny shields and the arrow up. The  Here is a compilation of photos : 


There is also new animations on Q (-DMG) and E (Tiny Boots) which can be seen in the video.

Really one of the best skins ever made and definitely my favorite (along with Astronaut Teemo) for a non-legendary price of 975 RP

Here is also a video with all these in action :

Oh forgot about the death animation 
Death Animation




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