Winners and Losers of the LCS Off-Season

 

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With the LCS roster moves basically finished it’s time to look at the winners and losers of the off-season roster shuffle. Due to the restriction of not knowing how the teams will do I will refrain from ranking them as far as where they will be placing in the spring split until I see how the teams have played a few games.

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Dom Discusses: How NAF has Reached Star Status

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A young, versatile rifler, NAF is set for a successful 2019 with Liquid.

Keith “NAF” Markovic is a Canadian star rifler plying his trade for Team Liquid. He’s a player of sublime skill, and exploring his origins reveals how he clawed his way through the doldrums of the North American Counter-Strike scene to reach where he is today. The player has impressed viewers with exemplary plays and performances, but where did that all come from?
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Coaching in Counter-Strike: An Evolving Art

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LMBT of mousesports has built a cohesive lineup inside and outside of Counter-Strike. He is one of the many examples of great coaches, a role becoming more important in Counter-Strike.

While teams had often had a sixth man standing behind them to motivate and encourage players, the concept of coaching was not instantly adopted in Counter-Strike. Their role in traditional sports is support, whether it be in-game or out-of-game, as well as developing tactics. In Counter-Strike, professional coaching took time to take off. In the modern game, their role has become very important. Teams like Liquid, coached by Wilton “zews” Prado, owe a lot of their success to their coaches.

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