Five years is an eternity in esports. Maybe that's why Lee "Faker " Sang-hyeok is known as "God"—because he's stayed on top for nearly that long. It feels like he was anointed right after his spectacular debut in the mid lane for Korean giants SK Telecom T1. Since then, Faker has held the title of world's best player nearly continuously. A lot has changed—Nidalee and Kha'Zix aren't even played as laners anymore. The one constant has been Faker's crown. There have been challengers.
In game four of the 2016 Worlds semifinals, SK Telecom T1 were up against the ropes. Never before had a team pushed Lee "Faker " Sang-hyeok and SKT like the ROX Tigers did that year. ROX support Kang "GorillA " Beom-hyeon's surprise Miss Fortune pick totally stymied SKT, bringing the Tigers to match point. That's when legendary SKT coach Kim "kkOma " Jung-gyun pulled a rabbit out of his hat. Banning Miss Fortune away from GorillA was the easy decision.
Hold on to your seats everybody, because this was some series. The ending to the 2017 NA LCS Summer Split was a bit anti-climactic. Sure, TSM winning their third title was a huge achievement. But both TSM and Immortals had already qualified for Worlds on Championship Points. And the series itself was a TSM stomp. Good thing North America has three Worlds seeds then, because this weekend's promotion tournament was simply incredible.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".