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Call in show about League of Legends Esports hosted by Travis Gafford, Mark Zimmerman, and sometimes Kelby May.

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Call in show about League of Legends Esports hosted by Travis Gafford, Mark Zimmerman, and sometimes Kelby May.

    LS Returns for more Worlds and offseason talk: Is NA overpaid? Is EU the Korea killer? | HLL 145

    LS Returns for more Worlds and offseason talk: Is NA overpaid? Is EU the Korea killer? | HLL 145

    00:00:00 Intro  00:17:35 Gengariffith wants to discuss Ashley Kang's tweet: "Was Group A the secret Group Of Death?" 00:25:35 Facundinho wants to discuss Europe's record against Korea 00:43:40 Alienware~ 00:46:38 Dakton's take: NA players are NOT overpaid, and the salary discussion is distracting from the actual problems with NA competing internationally 01:00:04 Bluejay's take: The most likely destination for Licorice this offseason will be Team Liquid, but there are many other possible teams to discuss as well. 01:18:30 Dhairyam's take: LCK teams lack Bo5 experience due to the format of LCK playoffs and this holds them back in the knockout stage of Worlds. 01:24:40 Draftbuff for Worlds! 01:28:20 rotateorafk's take: EU as a region is not good, the only reason that the region is so succesful is because of Caps and Caps alone.  01:40:57 DilapidatedPeanut's take: Player salaries are too high; the money could be better spent in other areas in the league. 01:53:22 Pre Never Stops's take: Everyone shitting on FNC is insane, since they clearly out performed expectations. 02:02:05 Outro

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    Spawn takes the spotlight: to what extent did NA fail, what happens to OCE moving forward? | HLL 144

    Spawn takes the spotlight: to what extent did NA fail, what happens to OCE moving forward? | HLL 144

    00:00:00 Intro - What happened to NA at Worlds? What happened to OPL?! 00:22:13 Human Boy, yes-yes's take: NA did fine. 00:39:10 Blitz470 The issues of NA should not be accepted, as they will only weaken the region and prevent improvement. 01:03:13 Alienware break! 01:07:30 Sakowitz's take: Odoamne's tweet was not cool (he apologized tho) 01:28:46 Bluejay's take: With OCE players being non-imports for the LCS, the LCS WILL improve, but this will not contribute to a better Worlds performance 01:41:30 Draftbuff break! 01:45:16 Tuckinlee's take: Quarters draws were terrible... 2 inter-regional matches. 02:01:12 FULLMETAL337's take: TL or FLY would have made it out of TSM's group 02:08:01 Outro

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Does NA have hope? Will TSM still escape? Lyric spits rhymes on Hotline League 143

    Does NA have hope? Will TSM still escape? Lyric spits rhymes on Hotline League 143

    00:00:00 Intro: Groups talk, Travis's NA spinner 00:23:35 PretentiousFly's take: UOL is the most exciting and impressive team at Worlds this year. 00:31:32 Pippiopi wants to talk about how much Broxah contributed much more to TL's win over G2 than it seems, both on and off the stage. 00:43:00 Alienware! Woohoo! + How to fix NA theorycrafting 00:51:49 bluefrost's take: Knight's stats in the Group Stage haven't been too hot compared to his mid lane counterparts.  00:58:52 Bluejay's take: G2 as a team is overated and fans shouldn't be surprised if they make an early exit. 01:08:20 pakrat predicts TL will go 3-3 but not get a chance for a tiebreaker game. 01:22:10 Mr. Despair's take: TSM will make it out of groups 01:32:50 Draftbuff break! Draft your Groups predictions! 01:36:31 Shiansc's take: This year has been amazing for esports, and reddit's complaints about advertising is just stupid. 01:48:12 Treethan (formerly ghosthan) thinks FLY is definitely gonna make it out of groups. 01:56:58 Hutigwul wonders if this is the worst Worlds meta yet. 02:04:49 Outro

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Raz Returns to Tackle your Post-Play-ins Takes - Get Ready for Groups! | Hotline League 142

    Raz Returns to Tackle your Post-Play-ins Takes - Get Ready for Groups! | Hotline League 142

    00:00:00 Intro 00:25:10 Omniscient's take: Play-ins showed us that Bo1's are worse than Bo anything else. 00:46:20 Shammyl predicts: ALL NA TEAMS ARE GETTING OUT OF GROUPS!! 01:03:00 Alienware is Awesome~ 01:04:55 Kaciarama's take: Mad Lions losing could have a negative outlook on how rookies are viewed competitively in EU. 01:14:47 Clent's take: The last 3 World Championships have shown that teams with good solo lane prowess/priority are the ones that do well at worlds and go deep. 01:25:55 Luminescent_Echo's take: Major regions should not take imports from the wildcard regions and should improve local talent. 01:37:55 Draftbuff! Join us and predict your Worlds teams! 01:40:30 Astrosparkle says:  it's not that Jankos has struggled to play carry junglers, it's that G2 struggles to play carry junglers. 01:47:25 bmorris predicts TSM and GenG will make it out of Groups due to their strong top sides. 01:54:31 Outro

    • 1 hr 56 min
    LS lends a global perspective to our spicy Worlds analysis | Hotline League 141

    LS lends a global perspective to our spicy Worlds analysis | Hotline League 141

    00:00:00 Intro 00:16:43 Ghosthan thinks Gen G can win Worlds 00:27:10 Dr Manhattan's take: the West won't make semis and G2 will be the only western team to leave groups 00:35:30 Keddage's take: if this is Deft's last shot at a world title, DRX might come out swinging and have a shot at a title. 00:43:10 Alienware! 00:45:00 Bluejay's take: the LPL adopting a salary cap system will have a significant effect on the league and possibly other regions 01:00:43 iAmZeGinger's take: China is overhyped as a region because of the strength of the top 2 teams (TES and JDG). 01:18:30 Nick Mattas asks LS: What is the most underrated team/darkhorse at Worlds? / FlyQuest is the best hope for NA?! 01:28:01 Wafflefoot asks LS for his perspective on Korea's transition in playstyles 01:38:30 Draftbuff is back baby!! 01:46:00 alphabet's take: too much credit is given to the average Chinese laners. Unless given a favorable matchup in quarters, only 1 chinese team will make it to semifinals. 01:57:45 stolp3 asks: Who is the best coach at Worlds?  02:12:17 Outro

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    Kelsey and Hysterics Give It to Us Straight: What Are NA's Chances at Worlds? | Hotline League 140

    Kelsey and Hysterics Give It to Us Straight: What Are NA's Chances at Worlds? | Hotline League 140

    00:00:00 Intro 00:42:40 revive thinks TL will get Group A and make it out of groups. 00:56:06 TheOGCush says TSM's group is perfect for them to make it out of groups. 01:11:06 bluefrost asks HLL to rank these from least likely to most likely: 1. Pool 1 region rep drops in play-in. 2. One of TES, DWG, G2 drop in groups. 3. NA goes winless in main group stage. 01:20:48 bluejay doesn't think FlyQuest should be written off. 01:33:05 shayok thinks Jack made a good choice in letting Reapered go. 01:48:18 Omniscient's take: Only 1 Western team will make it out of groups and that will be most likely be G2 form the group of life or TL if they get lucky. 01:58:43 Skips35 predicts a non-LPL team will win Worlds this year B) 02:08:40 Outro

    • 2 hrs 12 min

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