Episodes
FINALS ARE HERE! In Divephpria Episode 4, Caedrel, Kobe, and Vedius give an in depth recap of the semifinals, share spicy hot takes, discuss the DRX Cinderella story & what it takes to win a title, and choose their picks for who takes home the hardware. This is a hefty episode, but don’t fret. The squad will warm you up with some fun facts, allow you to dive in, and leave you eager to watch the finals! Tune in this Saturday 11/5 for the FINAL matchup as T1 takes on DRX at 8PM ET // 2AM...
Published 11/04/22
Episode 3 has arrived! As we head into the semifinals, Drakos, Kobe and Caedrel recap Quarterfinals, talk more shop about Meta, breakdown highlight reel worthy gameplay, and get in their feels about what’s to come in the Semifinals. The gang even made predictions based on dreams alone…spooky! Tune in this Saturday 10/29 for our first Semifinals match to see T1 vs JD Gaming at 2PM ET // 8PM CEST --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-dive-esports-podcast/message
Published 10/27/22
Divephoria Episode 2 is here! Atlus and Drakos are joined by Azael and Kobe to discuss the highs and lows of Week 2, overall team performance with struggles on and off the rift, Meta surprises, and looking forward to Knockouts! The foursome also had a groundbreaking realization: teams deserve Grandma-level cooking to help them perform better during Worlds. Tune in Thursday for our first Quarterfinal Match as LEC's Rogue takes on LPL's JDG at 5PM ET // 11PM CEST --- Send in a voice...
Published 10/19/22
Divephoria is back for Worlds 2022! Caedral and Drakos are joined by Azael to discuss big-picture reactions and predictions, Worlds Meta, and their picks for the tournament. Most importantly, they’ve all learned a valuable lesson so far in this tournament: you need the lows to appreciate the highs. Make sure you check out all the Worlds Merch available at merch.riotgames.com Send in your question for next week’s episode! The Group stage continues Thursday October 13th with FNC vs. C9 Game 1...
Published 10/12/22
In this special episode of The Dive, Kobe & Mark welcome for the first time LPL caster Dagda to give us his thoughts on Play-Ins & the upcoming Group Stage.  If things look odd, it's because our fantastic tech team ships necessary equipment to New York City & we had to step away from our usual cameras for The Dive. For those of you wondering about Divephoria, that's next week! (When the Euphoria folk land in NYC) We went forward with this format because it just seemed weird to not...
Published 10/06/22
Hello Divers! Welcome to our final episode of The Dive for the LCS split! This weekend we go to Chicago, but not until we pay off a couple of bets... namely Azael & Kobe are getting Ice baths and Mark is... there. Before 2 members regret ever existing, the trio look at the announcement from EG, Spica leaving TSM & we talk about Champion's Queue Worlds Edition! Then Kobe & Azael try their best to keep the swears at a minimum as they literally freeze their butts as we recap the...
Published 09/08/22
HELLLLOOOO Divers! Welcome to another Playoff edition of The Dive where Kobe, Mark & Azael sat down for a quick episode of The Dive MOMENTS after Cloud9 upset Evil Geniuses.  The Trio muster up the last bit of their energy after a JAM packed week of playoff matches, where we had 19 total games of league of legends from just the North American side of things. They go over a question from our editor (Shoutout to Manny) & gauge how this week's series has changed their perspective on...
Published 08/30/22
Hey Dive Fans! Welcome to another Playoff edition of The Dive where Kobe, Mark & Azael wanted to get the episode to you early since games are starting tomorrow at 1PM! We dive (get it?) into the matchups from this weekend and ask, Can GG actually do a miracle run? Did CLG throw more than they got outplayed? and is there a Team Liquid Honda hate train going on? Thank you for the positive response from The Diveys, we got some great alternative suggestions for Funnies play of the year...
Published 08/25/22
Hello Esteemed Dive voting body and WELCOME to the first SPLITUAL Diveys presented by Kobe, Mark & Azael. In a week of awards with MONUMENTOUS importance, it's nice to get to the categories that somehow manage to be MORE monumental. The Trio starts the first edition of The Diveys with the following categories: Best Game Of the Split, Best Play Of The Split, Funniest Play Of The Split, Best Individual Performance of The Split, Most Tragic Moment Of The Split & finally Best Out of Game...
Published 08/18/22
Hello Dive Constituents... I'm pretty sure I didn't use that word right, but it FEELS right, ya know? This week it's Azael, Mark & Kobe taking a look at the landscape of the LCS ahead of the END OF THE REGULAR SEASON. That's right, this is the last week of the regular split and it's a ding dang Super Week. Before the went through the games, the trio looked at the Top LCS Mids of All Time & wondered if Pobelter really gets the credit he deserves or does recency bias color his...
Published 08/11/22
Hey Dive Fam & any Randoms who join us on this fortunate day. We've got Emily Rand joining Kobe & Mark to argue over the REAL MVP candidates of the LCS this split & what problems teams need to cover heading into the end of the Regular Split. They kick things off with reviewing the Top 5 LCS All Time lists for Top Lane & Jungle, where they argued Meteos' placement & what it would take for Blaber to take the #1 spot from the iconic Xmithie. Then they speculate on the...
Published 08/04/22
Hello Dive homies, we've got a doozie of an episode for you today as Azael, Kobe & Mark welcome IMT's coach Invert to talk game balance & the upcoming patch! But before that, the trio goes over Golden Guardians' HUGE pick up of River, what that means for the Dignitas Franchise & Soul stepping back from the LCS (by his own choice). Then Coach Invert joined us from Immortals to talk about the direction of the game, how laning might actually matter in the pro scene now &...
Published 07/28/22
Hey there Dive friendos, we're back with lots to talk about after a spicy weekend of upsets & news. We've got Azael, Kobe & Mark full of caffeine & full of news to kick off your week in league. The squad shared their thoughts on TSM's recent coaching swap and where they see this rejuvenated squad going. Plus, they talk about the newest format change to LDL, Fearless mode, and whether this would promote or hamper the growth of players in North America. They are pretty divided on...
Published 07/21/22
Welcome back Dive Fans, we missed you during the break! Thankfully Azael, Mark & Kobe all have plenty to talk about as we head back into the Summer action! The trio weigh in on the TSM roster shake up, what champs are Overpowered in Patch 12.13 & what teams they're keeping an eye out for when the games kick off this weekend. Thank you for those of you that send in questions! A reminder that if you tweet them, use #TheDiveLol and if you send them on Anchor.FM, include your name in...
Published 07/14/22
Gear up for Week 3 Dive Fans! Raz joins our birthday boys Mark & Kobe to talk about a new patch hitting the LCS, takeaways from Week 2 and look ahead to the matchups to watch for week 3. The trio then tackle your questions around how to improve the early game and the dilemma rookies face when joining an LCS team. As always,  please leave your questions either below, on twitter or on Anchor.FM so we can feature them on future episodes. Summer split action continues this weekend with TSM...
Published 06/30/22
Hey there Dive fans! We have a DOOZY for you this week as we deliver a special 2 parter episode. We kick things off with Azael, Kobe & Mark to chat about the first week of LCS play & then we invite League of Legends Developers Riot Phroxon & Riot TrueXY to talk about the durability update and where they see the game evolving moving forward. You may notice some inconsistencies in how they address both sections, we decided to put the League Dev discussion on the 2nd half of the...
Published 06/23/22
Happy Summer Dive Fans! Raz joins Mark & Azael for our start of split Power Ranking Episode! Kobe was too afraid to defend his takes CLEARLY, but we took down his power rankings so he can't double back. The trio run down the changes heading into Summer & how this turned out to be the hardest split to judge relative powers of all the teams! They also share their thoughts on the new patch, a certain upcoming League of Legends mockumentary called Players out on Paramount+ now! Next...
Published 06/16/22
In the final episode of Divephoria for MSI 2022, Drakos, Kobe and Azael recap the Rumble stage, and make their predictions for the upcoming knockout bracket. Divephoria is available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube, Anchor and more. Watch the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational at http://lolesports.com Follow LoL Esports for more updates on MSI 2022: Twitter - http://twitter.com/lolesports Facebook - http://facebook.com/lolesports Instagram -...
Published 05/26/22
Drakos is joined by Azael and Kobe to recap the MSI 2022 group stage, discuss their current MVP, tournament meta, and who are their favorites moving into the rumble stage. Divephoria is available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube, Anchor and more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-dive-esports-podcast/message
Published 05/19/22
Divephoria returns for MSI 2022! Drakos is joined by MarkZ and Dagda to discuss tournament favorites, players to watch, and the MSI meta with a special guest from the League of Legends design team. Divephoria is available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube, Anchor and more. Watch the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational at http://lolesports.com Follow LoL Esports for more updates on MSI 2022: Twitter - http://twitter.com/lolesports Facebook -...
Published 05/09/22
Hello Dive Fans! We have our Finals Playoff Preview message and that will mark the last episode of The Dive for the Spring Split. To celebrate, Mark & Azael are joined by special guest Emily Rand FRESH off the EG vs. C9 series... like they recorded this 30 minutes after that series concluded. The trio give their raw thoughts on EG's 3-0 stomp over C9, how much draft "matters" when it comes to the big stage & what they love about this Evil Geniuses roster, who've booked their ticket...
Published 04/19/22
Happy Final week of playoffs Dive fans! We've got our final 4 teams of playoffs and with that no shortage of subjects for Mark, Kobe, & Azael to cover. They kick things off by celebrating the LEC Champs, G2, & sharing their thoughts on the ever evolving Champions Queue discussion. A quick note that this was recorded BEFORE the Champions Queue article dropped, so the conversation is unfortunately a little dated. Then the gang jumps into Patch 12.7, where they arrive at the shortlist...
Published 04/14/22
Hey there Dive fans! With playoffs fully in swing, we've got another jam-packed episode from our usual gang, Azael, Kobe, and Mark. They discussed each of their Power Ranking Records (shoutout to @lolpodcastmeta for the breakdown via twitter), whether player report cards were actually motivating players, and discussed Danny's status with playing Champions Queue. Then we shifted over to questions from fans (yes, you!) regarding which team should be sent to MSI, The Dive's take on what C9...
Published 04/07/22