BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 03: View of the crowd during the Superliga League of Legends at Ubeat Live 2022 on July 03, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. The Ubeat Live festival has celebrated its first edition with 15,000 attendees and 760,000 virtual participants. Fira Barcelona has hosted the event, which has had a multitude of activities and the presence of eSports, freestyle, content creators, urban art and the Balloon World Cup classification. (Photo by Cesc Maymo/Getty Images)

,It’s finally time for season 13 of League of Legends E-Sports. All the teams have their opening rosters for what is an important time in the season. They’ll get to see first hand if the new players and returning players will be able to create a winning team.

So in these best-of-one matches who’s most likely to have a good start and which matches will be a battle of skill?

Looking at the matchups we have a big opening game with 100Thieves taking on Cloud9. This is big because during the 2022 LCS Championship Cloud9 beat out 100Thieves in both the Semi-Finals and in the Championship game after 100Thieves won in the Losers Bracket.

So I can imagine 100Thieves want vengeance, but will they be able to do it? Considering they have four new members only keeping their Jungler ‘Closer’. I’d say yes. They have ‘Doublelift’ a previous eight-time LCS champion who is coming out of retirement. If he is able to play better since retiring in 2020 then that might make up for their new support ‘Busio’.Ā  Who is coming from their training team for the first time in his professional career. Cloud9 kept most of their team in the postseason, only picking up a new Mid-Lane so they have the advantage of teamwork. This will be a test of skills in each lane.

Another big team is Evil Geniuses, who picked up ‘FBI’ and ‘Ssumday’, This solves their ADC problem as FBI is a seasoned vet and both players were formerly on 100 Thieves so they already have some level of teamwork and ‘Ssumday’ is considered one of the best Top laners in the LCS. In opening week though they face Golden Guardians so no offense this should be a blowout. Golden Guardians did pick up my personal favorite support ‘Huhi’ but I don’t think it’ll be enough.

After that, the only other game I’ll have eyes on is FlyQuest vs Team Liquid. FlyQuest lost to Team Liqud in Round one of the LCS Championship. Meanwhile, both teams are looking to make a dent in the upper bracket. Team Liqud did place overall higher in the previous season. So it will be an uphill battle for FlyQuest considering they have a whole new team. They’re skilled players but the question is how far can they go against Team Liqud’s new players? Which include Jungler ‘Pysoik’ who just won Worlds a few months ago with the championship team DRX.

All I know for sure is that these opening games will have a huge effect on the rest of the season. We could see new teams that were placed lower have massive gains here, because of player changes like we saw with Evil Geniuses in their Spring Season. They were in fourth then in Summer, they became the top team. The action begins on the 26th at 3 pm so stay connected for all your E-Sports updates right here.

Playoffs are Set, Looking At a Wild NFL Week 18

The NFL Playoff picture is now set after an wild, eventful week 18 over the weekend. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs locked up top seeds in their respective conferences, while the Buffalo Bills — off the heels of emotion from Damar Hamlin’s remarkable recovery from cardiac arrest — knocked Bill Belichick and the Patriots out of the playoffs with a 35-23 victory. The Bills are the AFC’s number 2 seed.

Then, of course we have the Giants giving the Eagles a slight scare, but not enough to keep Philly from the division title as the Cowboys were no-shows in Washington against the Commanders. And how about those Detroit Lions pulling out the upset in Green Bay to knock the Packers out of the playoffs? The Seahawks will be the 7th seed instead in the NFC, not Detroit, because the Seahawks own a head-to-head tie breaker.

What does the playoff schedule look like? Here it is:

Saturday will feature two games: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers at 4:30 p.m. on FOX, and LA Chargers at Jacksonville at 8:15 on NBC.

Sunday will feature three games: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m, on CBS; NY Giants at Minnesota Vikings at 4:30 on FOX and Baltimore at Cincinnati at 8:15 on NBC.

Finally ESPN gets the game of the week with the Dallas Cowboys visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Let’s look back at some of the biggest moments of the week.

  • "This is Story Book"

    Nyheim Hines brings back the opening kick in Buffalo back for a touchdown, some three years and three months since the last kick return for a touchdown for Buffalo. All in the honor of number 3, Damar Hamlin.

  • So Nice, The Bills Did it Twice

  • Emotional Josh Allen

    Josh Allen reflects on the wild, deeply moving coincidence of the Bills kick return for a touchdown and Damar Hamlin.

  • Seahawks INT Stops Rams and Lions

    Former Detroit Lion Quandre Diggs picked off this Baker Mayfield pass that looked destined for a Rams touchdown. Instead the INT set up the Seahawks game winning field goal that essentially knocked the Lions out of the playoffs.

  • J.J. Watt's last game

    Hall of Famer J.J. Watt left the field for the last time as a football player in the Cardinals loss to San Francisco.

  • Kenny Golladay Better Late than Never

    Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay waited until the last game for his first Touchdown of the year. Giants fell short in Philly 22-16.

  • Washington Commanders Put Away the Boys

    The Commanders put away the Dallas Cowboys 26-6 thanks in major part to this connection from Sam Howell to Terry McLaurin.

  • Watch out 49ers Fans

    A little too excited there, eh?

  • Jets Gonna Jets

    This wild play led to a safety and turned a 9-6 Dolphins win into an 11-6 Dolphins win.

  • Jamaal Williams Intro on Sunday Night Football was ... in a word ... different

  • Williams TD Knocks Out Packers

    Jamaal Williams record setting touchdown for the Lions knocked out his old team the Green Bay Packers.

  • Legendary Interview

  • Aaron Rodgers Retiring??

    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers turned down a jersey swap leading many to speculate he will retire.

  • First Coach Fired on Black Monday

    While the Panthers and Broncos were already in the market for new Head Coaches, add the Houston Texans, who for the second straight year fire a Head Coach after one season.

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