Last week was relatively quiet in the NA LCS, if only because Europe has been so crazy. Most of the playoff field is set, and we have a decent grasp on where things stand. In contrast to Europe, where Fnatic are ruling the roost, the most interesting part of the NA league table is the top. Cloud9 and Echo Fox are tied, and a couple other teams can still grab a first-round bye for the playoffs. Related: Playoff scenarios for all the NA teams.
This article is brought to you by LoLwiz — The No. 1 in-game stats app. With just one week left before playoffs, the EU LCS has devolved into a giant game of musical chairs. All 10 teams are in line for a shot at the postseason. Only Fnatic are safe, and the No. 1 seed to boot. Nearly anything can happen in the spots below them—it's that crazy. To try and sort through the mess, we asked our League experts to rank each team from one point (worst) to 10 points (best).
Another tumultuous LCS split is almost in the books. We've seen our fair share of upsets, blowouts, and objective steals in the 2018 spring split. It all leads up to what could be the best playoffs in a long time—for the first time since 2016, we may even have new champions in both regions. With just a week left of play, nearly all the postseason seeds are still up in the air.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".