124 episodes

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

Hotline League Travis Gafford

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    • 4.9, 80 Ratings

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

    AMA with MarkZ and Travis: Industry Insights and more! | Hotline League 123

    AMA with MarkZ and Travis: Industry Insights and more! | Hotline League 123

    00:00:00 Intro 00:05:45 dszajnuk, a financial analyst, wonders what the best path into esports is for someone with his background 00:19:48 GD Nerd calls back to ask how many gifted subs it would take to get a #CatForKobe 00:28:25 PretentiousFly wants to know if it's worth investing time into a game you'll never make a career out of. 00:36:13 globas wants to know why Travis didn't show up to a fan party he was invited to during the LCS Summer finals in Detroit. 00:42:50 Alienware is awesome!! 00:46:14 heyjorge's take: Shoutcasters should have more creative license on content related to LCS 00:59:57 PEbeling thinks that all LCS teams should have some form of PR Managers or Publicists, and that twitlonger should no longer be the main form of communication when a team messes up. 01:16:15 1337wannabe's take: LCS casting/desk is going to have to censor language before it becomes mainstream. 01:29:35 Rico Suave follows up on his Hotline Love call 01:41:10 Elard wants to discuss Grabbz's take on Doublelift 01:49:36 anvil wants Travis's take on the gbay99 drama and plagarism in esports media 01:58:29 Outro

    • 2 hr
    TSM's Crazy Monday | Hotline League 122

    TSM's Crazy Monday | Hotline League 122

    00:00:00 Intro 00:28:44 caseyclarke thinks the Player's Association is a big problem. 00:46:19 Dom weighs in! 01:07:30 Alienware teaser woo woo! 01:10:15 Rob Shibatsky says throwing Lenovo into the TSM mess is a bad look for TSM. 01:19:35 Crumbz comes to HLL! 01:26:20 Love and Flow thinks TSM fans aren't gonna care about this, and if TSM does well, no one will care. 01:47:44 TomSoloMid feels that the Kobbe move should've looked good, but was dampened by the Dardoch stuff a few hours later. 01:53:10 Rae calls in with an NBA parallel for the conflict of interest controversy. 02:06:30 Outro

    • 2 hr 11 min
    TL Steve Discusses his org's big moves: Jatt as head coach, Doublelift to TSM | Hotline League 121

    TL Steve Discusses his org's big moves: Jatt as head coach, Doublelift to TSM | Hotline League 121

    00:00:00 Intro 00:13:24 Turkleton from Temple, Texas's take: The sentiment that Jatt cannot command a presence in a room is an insult to Jatt's qualitative experience in the scene, and an insult to TL players as a whole. 00:21:57 Ghosthan's take: TL getting Jatt could pose some power struggle issues in regards to coaching.  00:36:28 Warden calls back to say: Owners being a personality is more important for branding long term for an esports team than player personalities. 00:44:50 Alienware giveaway still going on! 00:49:30 GDNerd's take: LCS poaching policy and limited trade windows should be abolished! 01:08:04 HeyJorge wants to talk about casters moving into non-caster roles: why do they do it? 01:21:20 Ziphex's take: Casters getting jobs as coaches/general managers is bad in the short term and a result of people/teams not putting in enough effort 01:30:25 Weather's prediction: Due to the recent moves by TL and TSM this will be the best 3 teams NA has ever sent internationally in C9,TL and TSM. 01:40:58 PEbeling's take: TL has been "unchained" by trading away Doublelift from the team. 01:52:15 Outro

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Raz Redeems HLL in Kelby's Absence; Doublelift to TSM; Huni's out! | Hotline League 120

    Raz Redeems HLL in Kelby's Absence; Doublelift to TSM; Huni's out! | Hotline League 120

    00:00:00 Intro 00:10:55 lilchester27 says EG is a top laner away from competing with C9 this Summer. 00:25:12 MianBao thinks it's time TSM signs a blank check to Xmithie. 00:34:36 Rico Suave predicts TSM won't improve this split due to clashing egos. 00:46:48 Check out our Alienware deals!! 00:48:33 Warden makes a prediction: IMT Kobbe. 01:04:25 A Hobbit believes MSI being cancelled is actually good for the LCS/C9. 01:22:52 Dodo/Doublelift discussion 01:44:23 skips35 predicts Huni to LPL next. 01:50:05 Truz says Kobbe was a big problem for TSM; DL fixes that.

    • 2 hr
    C9 Nisqy gives Spring Split notes from the most dominant NA team | Hotline League 119

    C9 Nisqy gives Spring Split notes from the most dominant NA team | Hotline League 119

    00:00:00 Intro 00:18:28 Danny predicts C9 will slam NA even harder in the summer split. 00:29:40 Nimbus says Nisqy got robbed for Spring MVP 00:40:49 Alienware is doing a giveaway and you should check it out :) 00:44:24 Ham's hot take: the addition of Reignover to C9's coaching staff was the secret to their success. 00:58:55 TSMSuperFan thinks C9 won't be considered a truly great team until they find international success. 01:07:10 Doosk says C9 would get dumpstered by G2 if they went head to head right now. 01:18:23 Dr Manhattan thinks LEC AND LCS playoffs proved why losers brackets are necessary for competitive integrity at future international tournaments 01:30:08 Kennedy says Nisqy has gone above and beyond what people wanted Bjergsen to be. 01:43:56 Dakjamkin wants to know Nisqy's thoughts on NA communication re:LS/DL's costream discussion 01:51:35 Outro

    • 1 hr 56 min
    MEGA 2020 SPRING FINALS HOTLINE LEAGUE ft. Azael, Flowers, Dash, C9 Jack, Phreak, Tricia and Nicole!

    MEGA 2020 SPRING FINALS HOTLINE LEAGUE ft. Azael, Flowers, Dash, C9 Jack, Phreak, Tricia and Nicole!

    00:00:00 Intro 00:12:50 Azael joins HLL! Gives his predictions for Spring Finals 00:20:05 Bluejay calls to talk FlyQuest-- it's time to make a roster move? 00:30:20 Phreak joins his FAVORITE LoL talkshow!  00:34:12 TomSoloMid has lots of thoughts on TSM's problems-- can they get the 2016/17 roster back? Should they? 00:48:35 Dash's daring entrance into HLL! 00:51:49 IMissInfiniteCrisis ponders the possibility of Doublelift going to DIG. 01:05:00 We 3 Alienware! GIVEAWAY!!! 01:10:43 C9 Jack joins HLL! Is he nervous about Finals? 01:12:35 William says C9's success is not just due to talented players, but also good coaching. 01:33:10 Tricia of FlyQuest gets green on HLL! 01:39:59 Insaya, noted FLY fan and critic, rejoins HLL to talk FLY predictions. 01:52:49 Cptn. Flowers comes on HLL (despite ear infection) with the Flowers Special. 01:57:28 Doug thinks TL is losing out with the DL trade. 02:11:45 Nicole joins HLL -- will she reveal her evil plans?? 02:14:10 deXfactor777 says EG is shaping up to be a top team moving forward into future seasons. 02:27:50 Outro

    • 2 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Jake Pre ,

Unique concept in the esports world

Pretty hard to find a esports show with audience interaction. Travis and Mark masterfully use ludicrous or boring audience members takes as a springboard to good lcs discussion. Mark has great knowledge and analysis. While Travis brings a solid hosting skills and knowledge of behind the scenes details. Overall solid podcast!

Koppuccino ,

Please replace Mark

The show is great and I’m giving it five stars because I don’t want to penalize Travis. The best episode of this show was the one when Mark Zimmerman was out of town and Capt. Flowers subbed in as the cohost. Mark acts like an entitled edgy teenager who gets grumpy when he doesn’t agree with the conversation. He’s rude to guests and his cohosts. Maybe I’m too sensitive for the league scene, idk, but he’s on his best behavior on the Dive.

Noah F-Lewis ,

Good work!

Super duper appreciate the podcast feeds happening for these YouTube shows where people just sit in front of their computers and talk. I hated having to stream YouTube to get the excellent banter and commentary of Hotline League.

Shout out to Travis, Mark, and Omen by HP for making this a reality!

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