Call in show about League of Legends Esports hosted by Travis Gafford, Mark Zimmerman, and sometimes Kelby May.
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
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
Raz Dazzles the Show with International Insight: Can NA Cut It At Worlds? | HLL 139
00:00:00 Intro - Is the World Ending??
00:36:25 Gengariffith's take: TL getting put in the play-in stage is the best outcome for NA if we hope to have 3 teams in groups.
00:47:11 Human Boy says NA will do fine at worlds and people need to calm down.
00:57:00 ALIENWARE HYPE!
00:59:59 Barbanator24 says that while Bjergsen won the player of the series in the finals, he would argue that Biofrost or Brokenblade should have won it.
01:14:33 Bluejay disguised as Savzy calls back to discuss: TL Broxah mentioned that NA fans look for the worst in winning teams, in an interview.
01:33:56 Mugiwara's take: Cloud 9 keeping the full roster is a worrying sign, and their Academy team needs to be a contingency plan for player failures.
01:49:04 Nidhin's take: It's time to say that if TL kept DL, they would have won this season.
01:59:09 OP_TSM_FAN says TSM playing towards BB reminds him of how C9 have played around their rookies, and this will bode well for TSM at worlds.
Pr0lly Proffers Positive Vibes as Summer predictions only get spicier | Hotline League 138
00:00:00 Intro - CAN C9 STILL GO TO WORLDS? Hypotheticals, predictions and more... 00:18:00 How HLL works 00:21:46 John's take: The new playoff format saved NA from sending C9 to worlds and making it extremely difficult for TL to qualify. 00:38:24 Tempo Thomas predicts: Flyquest will perform well at worlds and TL / TSM wont 00:46:42 ALIENWARE Intel Gamer Days 00:49:40 tb0neski predicts TSM will 3-0 TL, FQ vs TSM will be 3-2 either way 01:07:49 Orochi's take: TL losing to TSM is the only way they can perform well at worlds 01:21:29 barbanator24 thinks Brokenblade is the best Top lanner in NA and has a chance at playoffs MVP; Bjergsen is the only other one performing at that level 01:33:19 Shadowspectr, an attorney, says that due to the Immortals announcement, the NA League scene needs more legal analysis and a more open/inclusive spread of contract information in order for the LCS to better thrive. 01:49:20 Etienne Escobar's take: TL will 3-0 TSM and FLY next week cause last week was an off phase and they were using the match against fly to limit test stuff 02:00:16 Outro
Meteos metes out some spicy LCS insights as Summer's end approaches | Hotline League 137
00:00:00 Intro 00:23:12 brandywine's take: the GG-TSM matchup reveals the big problem with this style of double elim. 00:31:46 kon calls back to predict that TSM is going to beat c9 this week, pretty handily leading to one of the biggest chokes/180s of league of legends history 00:49:22 Alienware break~ 00:51:44 Truz's take: LCS players shouldn't complain about backlash they need to learn to deal with it or they will never succeed 01:14:42 Bluejay's take: Biofrost going in for Treatz was for sure an upgrade and Bio didn't get enough credit for hisd Bard because of the Soul ultimate 01:28:14 lilchester27 calls back to gloat and give a take: Blaber is a system jungler and C9 has to play around him to succeed. 01:43:40 TheGreatClockwyrm predicts FLY will beat TL and book a spot in the finals. 01:56:01 Barbanator24 thinks that coaching staff and styles are the reason lcs is bad and will not go anywhere in worlds 02:05:42 Outro
Summer Playoff Madness, Upsets and Letdowns, 5Head Predictions and More | Hotline League 136
00:00:00 Intro 00:31:24 xspiritusx says Damonte to GG is the best roster move of the split. 00:42:31 Vienna's take: We're hurting ourselves and our growth as a region with extensive expectations based on short term results 00:59:33 Alienware.com/travis is a good place to be : ) 01:02:48 Thew predicts that TL matches up better against FLY, but is focused more on taking TSM out early to not let them gain momentum. 01:11:09 Zackkuiper1923's take: GG will rematch TSM in the losers bracket and the result will be the same, thus eliminating TSM from worlds again which might blow up the roster 01:29:08 Indy Skies who is actually bluejay's take: Jensen, PoE, solo and Aphro should all be in the conversation of getting robbed in the all-pro voting 01:46:46 TomSoloMid's take: flyquest will beat C9. 01:54:40 Dairy Cat's Hot take: GG will beat TL this weekend as they have shown an ability to play the proactive early game which is TL's weakness. 02:05:05 Outro