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League of Legends Worlds top laner power rankings

With the League of Legends World Championship a bit more than a week away, ESPN looks at the best players at each position going into the tourney.

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Everything you need to know about the League of Legends World Championship

It's the biggest esports event of the year. Here's what you need to know.

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FORTNITE

Rogue, DrLupo aim to mentor kids in Fortnite, esports

As big as esports is, there are many young people who don't have a clear path into the industry. With a new program called Junior Rogue, Team Rogue and popular streamer Benjamin "DrLupo" Lupo hope to change that.

Ninja continues his reign as the most popular gamer on the planet

Elaine Teng discusses her cover story on Ninja being the most influential gamer on the web.

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LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

No easy answers to TSM's 2018 struggles

The perennial North American international tournament representative is missing the world championship for the first time.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS SEASON 8

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  • League of Legends 2018 Hub

    Recaps for NA and EU LCS, LPL and LCK. Power Rankings. Standings. Features. It's all on our League of Legends hub page.

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  • 2018 Dota 2 Hub

    Recaps, features and videos on Dota 2 majors, The International and more.

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  • Game: Interrupted

    How a teenage gamer in the hottest new esport, Overwatch, became a reluctant icon for South Korea's feminist movement.

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  • Jaedong fights the end of his career with reckless abandon

    His grueling practice regimen has become an act of physical self-destruction. The best doctors in South Korea have urged him to quit. For Jaedong, the pain is worth even a single glimpse of his former glory days.

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  • There will never be another Overwatch team like RunAway

    Runner prepared to call it quits. But his wife stopped him. "The kids deserve one last shot," she said. So they persevered, and against all odds, sponsorships poured in. Fans started donating necessities. It was as if the world had RunAway's back.

HOW TO PLAY

  • The unique strategy of Dota 2

    While League of Legends might have a higher profile, Dota 2 boasts a gigantic purse and a different strategy. The bar for entry is high, but with a little help, Dota 2 can be enjoyable.

  • Guide to League of Legends

    League of Legends is the king of the esports hill. What is it about this free-to-play MOBA that has the world clicking like mad? Here's your guide to LoL and what to expect in 2016.

MORE FEATURES

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  • The Unkillable Demon King

    19-year-old Faker came out of nowhere to become the first true global star of gaming. But can the League of Legends prodigy carry a nation on his shoulders?

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  • E:60 - Throne of Games

    E:60 takes an unprecedented look inside the world of professional video game competitions through the journey of the Dota2 team known as the Evil Geniuses and their quest for a share of the $18.4 million tournament prize pool.

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