League of Legends summer split open thread.

I had a good walk today.  Didn’t find any of my childhood toys, but enjoyed standing on top of the boulder feeling like the king of the world.  :)

I think I’m going to call it a day.  Here in about an hour day 2 of the League of Legends summer split kicks off with Curse Gaming against Velocity.  I think there will be popcorn, a beer that doesn’t taste like a god damn daisy (stay away from Sam Adams Noble Pils if you like beer that doesn’t taste like a freshly mowed lawn), and relaxing.

If you’re watching the games, feel free to drop in here to chat about them.  I’ll likely be around.  :)  Here’s where you can watch the matches live.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Zinc Avenger

    So true about the Noble Pils. The only beer that gives me hayfever.

    • JTEberhard

      well, I’m on my tablet and it has trouble with Twitch’s chat pane. So comments it is! :P

  • Zinc Avenger

    I think your Twitch channel‘s chat feature works even if you’re not streaming. Worth a try, anyway.

  • Loqi

    Pulling for anyone but TSM this split. Primarily because I remember Reginald from beta, and he pretty much exemplified everything that is wrong with the LoL community.

    • JTEberhard

      True, but every team has a player like that. Doublelift is an absolute ass. But XSpecial is a hella class act and WildTurtle, OddOne, and Dyrus are all super nice.

      • Loqi

        I get the feeling Doublelift is hamming it up for the cameras. I haven’t heard of him actually being a toxic player.

      • Loqi

        Totally correct about the rest of TSM, though.

  • Zinc Avenger

    Left-handers represent!

    Note to self: Disable Youtube automatic updating live comments. Jeebus, I lost IQ points.

    • JTEberhard

      Are you a lefty, Zinc? w00t!

      • Zinc Avenger

        Oh yes, it’s hard sometimes when the Evil Atheist Conspiracy meetings are scheduled on the same days as the Left-Handed Conspiracy meetings, but so far I’ve made it work!

        *Lefty secret salute*

  • JTEberhard

    I know Saint Vicious is the all-star out of the jungle, but every time I see him he makes bad engages. I’m not impressed with him.

    • Loqi

      Yeah, he’s way overhyped. He gets the all star treatment because he’s been around for a long time and he’s a good streamer. I thought Crumbzz was much more of an impact player during the first split. Dig definitely got a huge upgrade in the jungle when IWillDominate got banned. If they hadn’t have lost Voyboy at the same time, they’d be the dominant force in NA.

      Though I have to admit, Saint was an absolute beast for NA during the all star weekend. Best I’ve ever seen him play.

      • JTEberhard

        More OddOne! :)

        • Zinc Avenger

          I cannot endorse someone with his controversial views on Yordles.

          • Loqi

            I’d have thought his extreme antiyordleism would have driven JT away.

          • JTEberhard

            LoL, it was tough to get past that.

  • JTEberhard

    Velocity should’ve been happy with this inhib turret. Pushing there was dumb.

    • Zinc Avenger

      Overcommitting is the number one cause of death in LoL Champions. This has been a PSA.

    • Zinc Avenger

      Now that’s a well-chosen withdrawal.

  • Azkyroth

    Why do you know what lawns taste like?

    • Zinc Avenger

      Looks like we’ve got us a skeptic, here. Put ‘em in the skeptic tank.

  • Zinc Avenger

    I unlocked Twisted Fate solely because I love the sound his basic attack makes. *Thwip!*

  • JTEberhard

    How the fuck did Curse throw that kind of a lead???? Gah! Cloud 9 so cheesy!

    • Zinc Avenger

      Sometimes you win, sometimes the other guy loses.

  • JTEberhard

    Dyrus going top lane Yorick! Whooooo!

    • Zinc Avenger

      I always find myself rooting for the team fielding the most uncommon champions.

  • Loqi

    I’m home now and turned LCS on. Is this on the live patch, or one behind?

    • Loqi

      Looks like last patch. That Kha’zix W applied his passive.

      • Zinc Avenger

        Confirmed, last patch. Saturday they apply current patch for tournaments after the bugs are shaken out.

  • Zinc Avenger

    You really have to know your capabilities to tank a turret with your face like that.


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