Thomas Baker interview Jurassiq, ex-Golden Guardians Academy AD carry

Jurassiq on his experience with Golden Guardians Academy: “They make sure their players have a good environment to strive.”

Interview with Jurassiq

I sat down to talk with Jurassiq about the 2018 Spring Split. We spoke about his professional debut in the Academy League, the good and bad of working with Golden Guardians as an organization, how the Academy and LCS teams bonded and what his future holds. Jurassiq comes across as a hard-working, kind, intelligent teammate. Playing professional League of Legends is clearly his dream, and Jurassiq is trying to continue his growth this mid-season. The full interview is below.

Golden Guardians’ Roster Update

Recently, Golden Guardians stepped into the spotlight by announcing the first official roster changes of the NA LCS mid-season. On their Youtube channel and in a Blitz Esports interview, Hunter Leigh, Golden Guardians’ head of esports, explained all of their moves. They replaced Hai with Team Liquid Academy’s Mickey in the mid lane. Meanwhile, Lourlo, Contractz, Deftly and Matt remain starters for the organization, and Tyler Perron remains as head coach.

Before these LCS updates became available, Jurassiq and Jenkins announced their free agency, after being released from Golden Guardians’ Academy team. OpTic’s Zig and free agents Benji (formerly LOD) and Sheep join the roster for Summer Split. Xpecial is moving to an assistant coach position, while Potluck and Bobqin remain signed for Academy.

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Fnatic win quarterfinals over H2K

Fnatic Quarterfinals Highlights and the Road Ahead

Fnatic played a stellar series against H2K last weekend, finishing 3-0. While H2K looked out of sorts, Fnatic played calm, coordinated League of Legends. This was their best series so far in the 2017 EU LCS. Here is a compilation of their best plays from the quarterfinal match-up.

While Fnatic should be proud of this achievement, they have a challenging playoffs road ahead. Their next opponent will be G2, a squad which has suffered only one series loss thus far. Hypothetically, if Fnatic wins that match-up, they will still need to face the winner of Misfits vs. Unicorns of Love in the finals.

G2 does exhibit some playstyle similarities to H2K, but with fewer weaknesses. H2K’s biggest issue seemed to be communication in their quarterfinal loss. Shin “Nuclear” Jung-hyun and Choi “Chei” Sun-ho were not on the same page with each other or the rest of the team. Many of Fnatic’s advantages came from Nuclear and Chei’s poor positioning. Fnatic should not expect Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen and Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez to make the same mistakes.

Fnatic also surprised H2K, and spectators, with lower priority marksmen picks: Twitch, Vayne, and Kennen. Martin “Rekkles” Larsson’s Kennen pick is not surprising, but hardly any other bottom laners look as comfortable on the pick. Twitch and Vayne, though, came out of nowhere. Though these picks most likely threw H2K for a loop, G2 now have the advantage of knowing Fnatic is able to draft and win with such picks. The surprise is no longer a factor.

Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen and Paul “sOAZ” Boyer will need to continue to demonstrate high levels of pressure in the jungle and top lane. They will also need to remain coordinated with the rest of the team to properly rotate, pressure objectives, and counter-gank.

Jesse “Jesiz” Le should try to remain on support champions with strong engage potential. He stood out as a highly impactful player throughout the quarterfinals. If Fnatic are able to replicate the strategies they used against H2K, then their series against G2 this weekend should be a treat.

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The Game Haus Play Of The Week – 2/8/16

There is nothing like a back and forth battle within a basketball game to keep the fans on the edge of their seat. As die hard fans, we anticipate every shot to be the beginning of a consistent beat down against our opponent to effectively secure a win. We continue to have faith in our team especially when our team starts to pull away from our opponent up until our hopes become shaken when that lead starts to deteriorate.

If you are an Orlando Magic fan, these were you emotions during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. After your team has only won two of the last seventeen match ups, faith of your team’s performance has been a consistent roller coaster. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter when this game became quite interesting. In fact, with minutes left to go, it seemed that this game could very well go into overtime.

That is of course, until Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic was passed the ball with 2.2 seconds left in regulation. He preceded to take the fadeaway shot landing the basket at the buzzer which secured the win against the Atlanta Hawks 96-94.

 

 

 

In case you missed it, below is a clip of this buzzer beater:

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