(Chinese) Original link: [LPL Player Stories] The Boy Arrived at the Seaside — SN.huanfeng

Text: 丹尼二狗

Photos: League of Legends Pro League (LPL), Suning, GuoKui

Translation: iCrystalization

After having spent a simple and quiet life of nineteen years, Tang Huan-Feng’s future has — like the sea he yearns for — countless unknown possibilities.

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SN.huanfeng (ADC)

A Quiet Child

After going pro, Tang Huan-Feng will, once in a while, want to be by himself.

As a matter of fact, if he was dragged and thrown into a crowd of people his age, he would most likely be the quietest. …


(Chinese) Original link: Clearlove: My youth might be a bit longer

Interview: Renmin Esports

Photos: EDward Gaming

Translation: iCrystalization

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For a long time, there was very little news about Clearlove.

After the 2019 Summer Split regular season finished, EDG entered playoffs in fifth place and their performance was far from ideal. After being defeated by BLG, they had to bid farewell to the playoffs and World Championship.

For EDG, the biggest change this year was that their core player, Clearlove, did not play at all in the regular season.

We meet Clearlove once again and notice he has lost a lot of weight. In answer to this, he says that he’s now working out every day, that he’s living a positive and healthy life: “I read a book before which said: A person’s decline in themselves begins with their weight.” …


(Chinese) Original link: Climb Countless Mountains to Stand at the Top of the World

Translation: iCrystalization

We can hardly imagine an adult living such an ascetic lifestyle. Perhaps only young people, yet to reach 20 years, can endure the bittersweetness, the willingness to give up days and nights. Who can still, after repeated rigid practice, go all out. Only this new age of youth can give up their entire personal life, and throw themselves completely into a team. …


(Chinese) Original link: It’s only a fresh start — Demacia Cup Interview with Mouse

Interview/Photos: PentaQ Esports

Translation: iCrystalization

“A fresh start”, after Mouse said these words, he repeated them one after another again.

When you mention Mouse as a player, his memory can be broken down into many, many pieces.

In the official promotional video, wearing the 2016 EDG summer split uniform, Mouse stood smiling in front of the camera; telling the audience that his favorite food was the pork chop noodles on the first floor of Hongqiao World.

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Former EDG Toplaner EDG Chen “Mouse” Yu Hao

During the post-match press conference, a reporter said the name “God Mouse” to Mouse and made the whole team roar with laughter. …


(Chinese) Original link: EDG Nofe: Passing through the dark forest

Interview/Photos: PentaQ Esports

Translation: iCrystalization

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EDG Coach Jeong “Nofe” No-chul

PentaQ: “Rift Rivals is the first time since coach Nofe’s arrival in China, where he’s lead the team to an international tournament. In this tournament you had many opportunities to confront LCK teams, did you also meet with old friends during Rift Rivals?”

Nofe: “I greeted every team’s manager and coach. I saw my former players that I used to lead, Smeb and Peanut, and chatted with them which was also very fun.”

PentaQ: “It’s been more than six months that you haven’t met these players, do you feel like there are any different aspects in the present them compared to the past them?” …


Cry, last.

An anagram for Crystal, an ID that I somehow picked up through the years (though in different forms, e.g. iCrystal, iCrystalization, etc), an unoriginal idea that I personally found to be original.

The history of my username isn’t the point though, rather I need this space to write, to vent of what just happened.

Kt Rolster got 3–0'd by Samsung Galaxy in the 2017 LCK Regional Qualifiers. The last game was such a devastating loss that it left me stunned, unable to do much but cry.

Cry, last.

The last chance to make it to Worlds.

The last stand in that wretched game 3. …


A response to: “a separate league”

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two if by c. (strongly recommend to follow both on medium and twitter)

I was never much of a stranger to League of Legends. Months after its initial release date, my brother all but forced me into a ratty leather office chair, booting up this brand new game on the computer that he’d somehow made it his personal mission to teach me. …

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