EDG (or Edward Gaming), is a Chinese professional esports organization which fields teams in League of Legends, Hearthstone and Clash Royale. EDG will compete at Riot’s inaugural VALORANT Champions 2022 World Championship to determine their victor.
Young and talented, their roster stands to excel. However, should their first event nerves show through, teams such as Liquid or Paper Rex could prove swift to punish any shortcomings in performance.
Founded in 2013
Edward Gaming made their professional League of Legends debut in September 2013, taking over LMQ’s LPL slot and starting their first season with an impressive roster that included World Elite jungler Jie and top laner NaMei supported by fzzf and ClearLove as well as top-laner Koro1.
This team made an immediate mark in domestic LPL competition, finishing a record fourth-place in 2014 Spring Split and earning an invitation to 2015 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI). They continued their winning ways over subsequent years by reaching two LPL finals while claiming another MSI championship title.
EDward Gaming’s rise to international prominence has been swift and sure, yet they must show no mercy at Champions, an arena they have yet to compete on before. After setting an example in their group stage competitions, they’ll look to create history-making upsets at this tournament.
League of Legends
League of Legends, more commonly referred to by its acronym – LoL for short – is one of the world’s most beloved online games. Created by Riot Games and offering multiplayer online battle arena action and strategy gameplay for free – as well as purchasable character customization features – LoL remains a hit today with players worldwide.
Game has an intricate learning curve with can be challenging for newcomers. Successful teams consist of those that have spent thousands of hours studying how each champion plays and which pair well together, plus communicating effectively and developing effective strategies.
League of Legends boasts an international competitive scene with multiple regional leagues that culminate in its annual World Championship tournament. Millions of viewers worldwide tune in on streaming websites like Twitch and YouTube as well as cable television sports channels like ESPN to watch this sporty game which has even inspired spin-off video games, animated shorts, and comic books based off its popularity.
Hearthstone is a free-to-play online card game created by Blizzard Entertainment and inspired by the World of Warcraft universe. With millions of players worldwide and esports competition on Twitch, Hearthstone has attracted immense popularity over time and received many updates and additions over time; including new card sets, gameplay modifications and multiple new game modes.
The latest update, v5.3, represents an immense leap forward over previous versions of the game. Notably, it finally brings it in line with competitors by implementing a rewards system which tracks progress and awards players with various items as they progress through gameplay.
The game offers several methods for players to unlock rewards, including gold, cards and arcane dust. They can earn these items through Tavern Brawls, Arena runs and Ranked play matches; its matchmaking system matches players with others of similar skill levels; additionally they can hone their skills against expert-level AI practice matches.
Clash Royale allows players to build card decks and engage real-world opponents in fast-paced, synchronous battles using medieval fantasy combatants deployed for two-minute long matches. Players compete to destroy as many towers as possible before the battle concludes; those who win can unlock chests filled with Gold, gems and character cards as rewards from winning matches!
This game is highly addictive with an immense skill cap, its asymmetrical knowledge between players making for exciting and captivating gameplay; spectators can see both decks as well as any cards planned to be used by either.
After its debut, Minecraft quickly rose in popularity, earning over $1 billion in sales during its inaugural year alone. Furthermore, its release set a new standard in mobile gaming; becoming an industry benchmark against which other mid-core titles could be measured against. Furthermore, its global success made its presence felt across communities worldwide as well as being featured prominently in popular culture.