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Jacob Crick League of Legends Apr 29, 2023
MSI Bracket Stage | Betting Preview
Defying tradition, MSI 2023’s new format avoids a Rumble Stage entirely. Abandoning the previous three stage tournament - Play-ins, Rumble, Bracket - viewers can now expect the Play-in Stage to be followed by immediate best of fives, which will be played in a double elimination bracket. This format is reminiscent of Worlds’ Playoffs, with a hint of CS:GO Group Stages.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Apr 28, 2023
MSI Play-In Stage | Betting Preview
Each year Riot Games holds two international tournaments, MSI and Worlds. This year, for the first time ever, MSI will take place in London. It also introduces a new format and it all begins next week!
Alex McBride Call of Duty Apr 28, 2023
Call of Duty: CDL Major V Toronto 2023 | Tournament Overview
CDL 2023 Major V is the last event before the Championship, and is set to take place in Toronto, Canada. There’s no doubt that this will be a thrilling showcase of the best Call of Duty (CoD) talent in the world.
Simon Teunissen Oligboh Mobile Legends Apr 27, 2023
How to Bet on Mobile Legends: A Beginner's Guide | Betting Tips
Mobile Legends is one of the most popular mobile games in the world, with millions of players worldwide. But did you know that you can also bet on Mobile Legends at Pinnacle?
Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen Dota 2 Apr 25, 2023
ESL One Berlin Major 2023 | Noxville's Power Rankings
After two seasons of Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Regional Leagues, the Lima Major, and DreamLeague Season 19, you’d expect the world to be relatively sure of how the teams stack up against each other. Unfortunately, one of the biggest patches of all time was released during DreamLeague, causing a potentially massive shakeup in team rankings.
Simon Teunissen Oligboh League of Legends Apr 17, 2023
Mastering League of Legends: Understanding Win Conditions
To achieve victory in League of Legends, it is crucial to understand and execute win conditions. Read on to discover what win conditions are, why they matter, and how you can use them to dominate the Rift.
Jack Stewart League of Legends Apr 6, 2023
LCS Power Rankings: Playoffs Round 2
After both LCS Spring Playoff best-of-fives ended in 3-0 stomps, these might be the easiest Power Rankings we’ll write all year. However, nothing is ever set in stone, and the playoffs could still have a twist or two awaiting us.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Apr 5, 2023
League of Legends | Red Side vs. Blue Side
Side selection is a very interesting part of League of Legends, especially when you consider its impact from a competitive standpoint. As a topic, it’s rather inconsistent in its prevalence within the general discussion of game balance, often only mentioned by a team that have recently lost an important match. But as side selection also determines draft order, it can have big implications on the outcome of games. The priority of each side often depends on the current meta.
Jack Stewart League of Legends Mar 31, 2023
LEC Power Rankings: Week 3
What a crazy end to the LEC Spring regular season.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Mar 30, 2023
LPL Playoffs Preview
As the last major region to participate in playoff games this year, the LPL looks to do it bigger and better. With ten teams out of the original 17 through to the playoff bracket, only the top four will earn themselves a second chance with a double elimination bracket. Having placed first and second, JD Gaming (JDG) and Edward Gaming (EDG) have earned an automatic slot in the double elimination stage (or round four of the brackets). Every other team must play through the gauntlet, and the lower the seeding, the more games the team has to win. Each victory will present them with another match against a team one seeding pairing ahead of them.
Jack Stewart League of Legends Mar 24, 2023
LCS Spring Split Playoffs Preview
It’s an exhilarating time in North America as the LCS Spring Playoffs are about to commence. The final week of the regular season brought pure chaos and THREE tiebreakers, but now that the dust has settled, six teams are left with two spots at the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) up for grabs.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Mar 24, 2023
LCK Playoffs Preview
It certainly feels strange to be discussing the beginning of the playoffs in a world where G2 Esports have already qualified for MSI. With a new format this year for big events, twice as many teams from each region get a shot at making it to the biggest of stages. While this may seem like a relief to most, it’s also added pressure.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Mar 22, 2023
LPL Power Rankings: Week 9
With two games left to go for each team, it’s all to play for going into Week 10 of the LPL. As the top 10 teams look to make the playoffs, there’s tough competition for the final spots. As mentioned last week, Anyone’s Legend were the first team to be eliminated from playoffs contention. But this week, the 10th place team now hold a record of seven wins, thus eliminating all other teams who cannot reach this mark in the week to come.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Mar 16, 2023
LCK Power Rankings: Week 8
We’re at the end of Week 8, with only two matches left to go for each team in the LCK. The disparity in performance around the playoff cut-off period means that we essentially know which teams have qualified for the playoff bracket already. Given that only the top six teams from the regular season qualify, and the difference in wins between the sixth and seventh team sits at four games, it’s safe to say that nothing will change in two games.
Jack Stewart League of Legends Mar 13, 2023
Can money guarantee success in the LEC?
Money can buy you success, but it can’t guarantee it. The LEC Winter split lasted just a couple of months, but that was still long enough to prove the aforementioned point, seeing as the gargantuan rosters of Fnatic and Excel Esports were the only teams that failed to qualify for the Group Stages.
Jack Stewart League of Legends Mar 10, 2023
LEC Spring Split Preview
After just a week off, the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) is back with the Spring split as the crazy pace of the new format continues.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Mar 9, 2023
Is "Upset" the missing piece for Vitality?
If the rumours are true, then the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) Spring split could be blown wide open, and we could be witnessing a reunion six years in the making. The last time Elias “Upset” Lipp came close to playing with Luka “Perkz” Perković was with G2 Esports as an ADC substitute back in 2017.
Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen Dota 2 Feb 20, 2023
The Lima Major | Noxville's Power Rankings
Despite Dota 2 being over ten years old, sometimes there are periods when things are very chaotic and uncertain - even on the pro scene. We’re in one of those strange stretches now heading into a Major after a big post-TI shuffle without any significant cross-regional play.
Jack Stewart League of Legends Feb 10, 2023
Chaos and Drama in the LEC | Winter Split Groups Preview
Tense games, huge upsets, and even a pentakill. The LEC Winter Split has had it all. After three weeks of intense and chaotic games, we can assume there’s plenty of chaos and drama to come and that’s guaranteed with the new Group Stages format.
Pinnacle Educational Feb 3, 2023
Esports Hub Patch Updates
Pinnacle is always working on improving your experience when using our Esports Hub. The way you place your bet, how you find your favourite betting markets, and whether you have a smooth user experience are always at the forefront when we update our website.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Jan 31, 2023
LCK Power Rankings: Week 2
This week, the LCK has seen a few returning champions, and even more fresh faces in the champion select. However, it is true that these first-time support picks helped T1 earn revenge on Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu’s DPlus KIA in this week’s grudge match.
Jack Stewart League of Legends Jan 26, 2023
When will the LEC produce a Worlds winner?
Eleven years of hurt, but that never stopped fans dreaming. Despite multiple final appearances, the LEC is still waiting for its first taste of World Championship (Worlds) glory - sorry Fnatic fans, Season 1 doesn’t count and you know it.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Jan 25, 2023
LCK Power Rankings: Week 1
The opening match for the 2023 LCK Spring split was between the world champion Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu and his former team, DRX. His new team, Dplus KIA, remain the only team to have not dropped a single game so far this split. Could this be because of picks like Elise, who hasn’t been picked in the LCK in over a thousand days.
Jack Stewart League of Legends Jan 19, 2023
LEC Winter Split Preview
Things in the LEC look incredibly different with the 2023 season about to begin. There are new players, new teams, and a brand-new format that could improve international performance. The name has even changed as the E in LEC now stands for EMEA, the region’s new name following the merger of Europe, CIS, Turkey, the Middle East, and Africa.
Jack Stewart League of Legends Jan 19, 2023
LCS Spring Split Preview
At last, the offseason is over and the LCS is returning to our screens for another year of frenzied and chaotic action. Now moving to Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, nobody is quite sure what to expect from the league moving forward.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Jan 19, 2023
LPL Power Rankings: Weeks 1 and 2
The LPL has kicked off and some teams have already played two games. Due to the high intensity, seven days a week format of the Chinese league, our first LPL Power Rankings will cover weeks one and two. Our list includes what we believe to be the best 10 teams (out of a possible 17) based on the games that have kicked off the season.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Jan 17, 2023
LCK Spring Split Preview
Coming into the new year for the LCK, there's a lot to look forward - from many big names departing the league to a variety of young academy prospects being given their shot on the main stage. The 2023 Spring split will give some indication of not only who will dominate Korea, but who will be likely to win Riot Games' first global tournament of the year, the Mid-Season Invitational. If you've been a regular viewer of the LEC or LCS and want to see what the next level of competitive League of Legends looks like, the LCK is the place for you.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Jan 17, 2023
LPL Spring Split Preview
If you’re unfamiliar with the League of Legends Pro League (LPL), this is the perfect year to get stuck in. The league’s tagline is “Crazy is Our Game”, so you can be assured that the safe scaling and lane focus that is prevalent in the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) or the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) is not the aim of the game here. No matter the meta, you can expect early-game Junglers, assassins locked in blind, and level-one fights that rival your bronze placements.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Nov 29, 2022
Jungle Pets and Chemtech Drake! | League of Legends Preseason 2023
Another year, another preseason. With League of Legends being now over 13 years of age, Riot Games are looking to make sweeping changes to their most successful title. When it comes to the most successful esports titles in the world, you adapt or you die.
Jacob Crick League of Legends Nov 28, 2022
Roster Moves and Super-teams | LCK Offseason 2023
The LCK offseason began on November 21 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one. There are big names whose contracts have come to expiration and a large shuffle ahead, with many teams – including current world champions DRX – releasing their entire rosters into the pool of free agency. Notable names facing contractual expiration include Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk, and Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon. Some of the LCK's most memorable and storied players are up for grabs and even though it’s only been a couple of days, lots of big signings have already been announced.
Archie Henry League of Legends Nov 23, 2022
European League of Legends to become EMEA Championship
10 years of European League of Legends has brought immense success to the region and the organisations competing in the LEC. It comes as no surprise that League of Legends wants to continue their success in Europe and they’re looking to do this by expanding the region to include Turkey plus CIS and MENA countries. This is happening to expand the pathway for talent from smaller and less-represented regions into the big leagues.
Archie Henry League of Legends Oct 17, 2022
Worlds 2022 Knockout Stage - Betting Preview
The Group Stage of the 2022 World Championship has just finished. Many tournament favourites qualified for the Knockout Stage, but there were many fan favourites who took a blow in this stage. It won’t be long until we see some incredible best-of-five matches and I’m sure many are looking forward to seeing the players perform in front of large crowds. Bring it on!
Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen Dota 2 Oct 12, 2022
The International 11 - Compendium Predictions
With The International 11 starting on October 15, 2022, Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen shares his Compendium Predictions. As always, he looks at the data behind the game and combines that with his superb game knowledge. In this article, he shares his insights on the heroes and tournament statistics.
Kristian Medina Valorant Nov 29, 2021
VALORANT Champions 2021 - Outright Winner betting preview
The VALORANT Champions 2021 tournament represents the pinnacle of the competitive VALORANT calendar. In this preview, we take a look at the Outright Winner market for the VALORANT Champions 2021 tournament and evaluate the potential of the teams taking part. Read on to find out more.
Adam Boothe CS:GO Sep 29, 2021
Intel Extreme Masters betting preview
The stage is set for the IEM Fall 2021. Sixty teams in six different regions will be competing in the final RMR event of the year. Read this article for some expert insight into the Intel Extreme Masters.
Kristian Medina Valorant Sep 8, 2021
VALORANT Champions Tour Masters Berlin preview
The VALORANT Champions Tour heads to Berlin for the latest Masters tournament and will see teams from around the world battle it out at the Verti Music Hall for prize money and points toward the end-of-year ‘Champions’ tournament. Read on to find out more.
William Jarman Call of Duty Aug 16, 2021
Call of Duty League Championship Weekend betting preview
The Call of Duty League Championship Weekend marks the final event on the CDL competitive calendar with a massive $2,500,000 prize pool. Read our in-depth betting preview of the CDL Championship Weekend 2021.
Dota 2 The International 2018 betting preview
The International 2018 is nearly upon us and on August 20, 18 of the best Dota 2 teams are ready to battle it out for the $20m+ prize pool. Which team offers value in The International 2018 odds? Could one of the outsiders cause an upset? Read on for an in-depth The International 2018 preview.
ESL Pro League Finals betting preview
The ESL Pro League Finals is the LAN conclusion of the 28 team weekly online tournament. The top six teams from both the EU and NA regions come together to form a twelve team event, competing for a share of $750,000 over a six-day LAN event, held in Odense, Denmark. It’s an excitingly diverse lineup, but where is the value in the ESL Pro League Finals odds? Read on to find out.