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Low Elo Podcast EP. 74 - What Eats Amoebas?

LCS Namageddon, The biggest patch of the season, and the little yordle that never changed, Dave, Christian, and Shea speculate on the future of pro play, starting items, and things that eat amoebas while Jeff's away at E3.

This week the team asks that you choose a champion and create their very own "Summer Activities List" of fun things they can do to celebrate the season. 

This episode's soundtrack is Summer Lover by Mia Doi Todd.

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Reader Comments (18)

Ninjas in Pyjamas is originally a Counter-Strike team that branched or is braching out.

June 15, 2013 | Registered CommenterAncientHydra

i feel like they are winding up to rework poppy

June 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterthrashbin

NiP is a long standing Esports organization most recognized for its Counter Strike team....

June 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTushan

They are not a long standing Esports organisation, they dissolved in 2007 and reformed in 2012 with a single team and that doesn't change the fact that its a stupid name from a time when Esports was seen as a joke.

June 16, 2013 | Registered CommenterDarkske

I would classify a team that has been around for 8+ years is a pretty long standing team. They also have many sponsors and a highly respected c-s team. I will agree that it is a silly name, but can you really say that the other team names aren't? Vulcun (misspelled), Counter Logic Gaming (anti logic = stupid), do I dare go on? Nothing has changed when it comes to names. People care about results, especially sponsors. It's great for marketing because once you hear "Ninjas in Pyjamas" (yes it is also misspelled) you would have to try really hard to forget it. It's called purple cow marketing, look it up. I find it more and more difficult to listen to this podcast with the fast amount of either misinformation or lack of respect for organizations/people. You promote staying classy, yet you yourself don't even stay classy.

June 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStriderStone

Not liking a name of a team is not being classy? Also, again, they dissolved in 2007, meaning the new ninjas in pyjamas in a new organisation under the same name. As for the "lack of respect" for organisation/people, you should probably expand upon that, because apart from not liking elo boosters and having an opinion on team names (Which I might add you are also expressing) I havn't said anything that could be considered unclassy nor incorrect. It seems to me like you're simply trying to bait me into an argument, in which case well played.

June 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterDarkske

Darkske have my babies you Aussie stud.

June 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterxSedated

Is it just me, or did you guys forget the Community Question last week regarding how to beat Zac? I was sure on Episode 73 you guys had left that up a Queue Tip, but I don't think you guys got around to it.

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTushan

They hit it. It was a queue tip and it was to remember that Zac's jump still does full damage even at the minimum charge and has a knock back which is great for disrupting casts or channels.

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPyroJKL

Pyro's got our back.

June 18, 2013 | Registered CommenterDarkske

I'm gonna jump on the Ninjas in Pyjamas thing... Regardless of whether the name is dumb or not, you guys kind of sound like you don't do enough research on the topics that you're talking about. More often recently I find myself yelling at you guys through my iPhone because you're misinformed. You guys should do just a little bit of research on some of your topics. A simple stroll through reddit every once and a while is more then enough to keep you guys updated so you can relay proper, and more complete stories.

I'm not trying to bash you guys, just more of a suggestion. Love the show even though it frustrates me sometimes :P

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZeddicusZorander

It's hard to be in the spotlight AND maintain all the extra information/content that the LoL community produces. Lowelo is responsible for a lot of their own content, obviously. This gives them less time and energy to commit all of the other stuff to memory. Moreover, this show is entertainment and shouldn't be taken as a main source of knowledge/truth/whatever.

No harm, no foul.

June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHVLewis100

Im still yet to find or be informed about anything we have been incorrect about, simply people missing a joke or misunderstanding what is being said. We are not a news show, you can go to google and find out the latest league news, we are here for entertainment purposes, we make jokes that it seems people take way to seriously sometimes, also im still yet to be told anything we have been misinformed about... Just people missing the point of a joke apparently.

June 22, 2013 | Registered CommenterDarkske

I found it sad that an 'esports' themed podcast had no clue who NIP or LD were. Both huge teams in esports for a number of years.

That research.

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEpictankz

Dear god, another one. We are not an esports themed podcast, where did you get that idea? We also know exactly who NIP and LD are, we are not idiots, its called a joke people, you should probably google that while googling things to try and prove us wrong about and lastly, why do I feel like i've responded to the same person multiple times now...

June 24, 2013 | Registered CommenterDarkske

I see what you're getting at Darkske, as per my previous comment. However, can you not see how people might get that impression when the opening for almost every podcast since half way thru the spring split has begun with Jeff saying "This week in LCS..." You don't have to get so defensive about it, just point to the fact that it's an entertainment show and move on.

On to the real issue people seem to be claiming: insufficient/misinformation. I'd rather not go through and highlight every little thing improperly referenced on the show to display the issue, as very few come to mind (mostly cuz "who cares, it's entertainment"). A simple solution would be to include a link dump or something for each show that listeners can use to obtain further information on items of interest that were discussed.

A prime example that's fresh in my mind is for Lyte's speech on player behavior at the most recent GDC that was improperly referenced as an article he wrote (from ep. 75). The hosts talked about it as this interesting thing the community should take note of, and then there's no follow-up or assistence for the listener to even locate the original source. Link dump. Simple. Just a suggestion.

June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHVLewis100

LCS is league, we are a league podcast, esports encompasses all esports, which we don't cover. Everything we talk about on the show is researched, so we don't present incorrect information, sometimes in the process of a joke or us getting carried away we might forget something, but that's because we are trying to be entertaining :) As for getting defensive, why wouldn't i get defensive when people are calling me/us idiots? It's mean :(

The shownotes have enough information in them already without doing a linkdump, people are able to hit up google to get the information, but I might drop some links into the first comment to help people along for the slightly more obscure information or jokes, to help clear up misunderstandings in the future.

June 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterDarkske

One last thing before I leave the comments of a 2 week episode forever, is alot of the complaints we get about incorrect information etc are flat out and provably wrong, one of the best examples from the past couple of weeks (Not including the NiP stuff) is the dorans changes, which someone, ineloquently informed us we had forgotten the new stats and that we were complete morons for this, which upon listening to the episode again, I heard the new stats right at the start of the dorans stuff... just something to think about in the future before writing hatemail :)

June 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterDarkske

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