Issue 6
 Semester 2 Week 1, 2017

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Newsletter - Semester 2, Week 1
Welcome back to Basser Steps, Q-Lounge Food and Lightrail Construction Everywhere! Who's ready for a fresh new semester?

Don't be too down now. If you ever feel blue and need a pick-me-up this semester just remember this: UNSW LoLSoc is always here for you.

This semester, we're dishing out prizes for the Semester 1 winner of the Dragon House Cup, resetting the points, fighting for first place in Uni Games and have once again planned a jam-packed calendar of events.

Starting THIS FRIDAY in fact, with a Board Games Night! So are you ready? Because we are. 

- Angelica "Lunaria" Wang (President) -
Fresh Beginnings!

Congratulations to Cloud Dragon House for taking home the Dragon House Cup for Semester 1! At the end of this week, we'll be raffling out the following prizes to four random members of Cloud Dragon House and one random member from the three other houses: one poro mug, one poro t-shirt, one poro hoodie, 2 x $10 RP cards.

THE POINTS HAVE BEEN RESET for Semester 2, but now the stakes are even higher! At the end of the year, the winning house will once again be winning a bunch of awesome prizes, including a RARE Teemo statue!

Will Cloud prevail again? Or will someone stop them?
We have a new Discord Channel!

Due to administrative issues with our previous channel, we now have a spanking new Discord Channel now up and running!

Our Discord channel is used to host Online Gaming Sessions (e.g. Friendly Fridays), tournaments, informal viewing sessions, casual games and scrims! It's also a great way to meet other members.

So if you haven't moved over yet, make sure to make the move today!
Can SKT still make it to worlds?
The infamous meme is back, and not without reason.

It's been a rough month and start to the second half of the Summer Split over in Korea for the seasoned world champions, SK Telecom T1. From top of the ladder before Rift Rivals to now sitting at 4th place with 10 wins and 5 losses. So can SKT still make Worlds? Definitely. So long as they remain in the top five, they will move onto Summer Playoffs, where they have traditionally excelled. But the true question emerging now is, "in light their recent defeats, how likely are they to defeat top Korean powerhouses in order to secure a place?"

Their free fall from grace began at Rift Rivals, after which the team lost four more consecutive series in a row back home against Samsung Galaxy, Afreeca Freecs, Jin Air Greenwings and LongZhu Gaming, all in 2-0 defeats. Their unprecedented lose streak provoked a range of theories and questions from fans and critics alike. Is the SKT Head Coach Kkoma out of touch with the meta or is he simply experimenting, with niche off-meta picks such as Rumble jungle? Is the most optimal top/jungle duo being played? Is Patch 7.13 simply too balanced for the team to find true strengths and weaknesses to exploit?

With so many factors up for debate, only time will tell if they can shake off the dust and overcome their recent history. With their 2-0 victory on Wednesday night against Ever 8 Winners and polished play in Game 2, they certainly seem to be on track. But regardless of where we all stand, if there's one thing to remember, it's that we can never count SKT out.

Click here to view schedules and standings for LCK >>
Upcoming Events
EGM + Board Games Night

Date: Sunday, May 28th
Time: 10:30AM - 4PM

Location: WangYu Netcafe 

Come join us as we elect a new Treasurer and bond over a fun-filled night of board games and FREE PIZZA!
Uni Games Begins This Saturday!
Our admirable UNSW team will be representing our university against other universities across the region with matches starting on Saturday!

Keep an eye out for updates and information on how we can cheer them on!
Executive and Subcommittee Profiles
As we do have many more members involved in the society this year, this new section serves to help members know the executives and subcoms a little better. Each week will feature a different member!
  • Real name: Nathan Seeto
  • Role in UNSW LoLSoc: Arc Delegate
  • IGN: SmoothCactus, HungryKhalids
  • Days/Times Available to Play w/Members: 2am - 4am but on smurfs (lmao)
  • Hobbies: lagging, volleyball, and scaling into late game
  • Favourite Champion: 2 trick - Vayne/Thresh
  • League of Legends Tip: ekko, "It's only game, why you heff to be mad?"
Last Week's Event Recaps
Mid-Year LAN + Coaching
Thank you to everyone who came to our mid-year LAN and coaching event last week!

Despite the occasional technical hiccups, we hoped you enjoyed all your games and met lots of new friends! 
Sorry for the random mid-week newsletter. We'll be back to our regular Monday publishing schedule starting next week.

For now, adios and see you at board games night!

- Angelica "Lunaria" Wang (President) -
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