Episode 100 - Story Time with John…. oh and playoffs too I guess

Episode 100 - Story Time with John.... oh and playoffs too I guess


Recorded on March 30th, 2021


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We made it to Episode 100! Thanks you all of you that have listened throughout the years and here's to many more!


The show opens with some story time with John, a listener review, and then the gang dives head first into the playoff slates for this weekend across the globe. 


I found some mistakes in the POTW spreadsheet that should be corrected now (I hope so...). Sorry if the numbers look all whacked out but I was missing a week and had ... it doesn't matter Vince screwed up but it's fixed now.


We had to kind of improvise a little on hypothetical matchups for the Friday-Sunday slates but we touch on everything.


0:00:40 - Story Time with John


0:11:10 - Introduction


0:13:00 - Listener Review from WhipDole


0:16:20 - News: MSI Group Draw Announcement


0:19:10 - News: WildRift launch, DotA banning "smurfs"


0:21:25 - Playoff Slate Wednesday 3/31 and Thurs 4/1


0:45:40 - LPL Friday (Suning/LNG) and hypothetical LCK matchups


0:53:10 - LEC Friday: Fnatic vs Schalke


1:04:00 - LEC Saturday: G2 vs MAD Lions


1:10:15 - LCS Saturday: Liquid vs Cloud 9


1:14:40 - LCS Sunday: TSM vs 100 Thieves


1:25:06 - Pick of the Week!





Pick of the Week Records (full sheet linked)





Don't forget to rate, subscribe, and leave a review. Vince will read every single review left on iTunes on the cast! If it's good, or at least entertaining, we have some prizes lined up!


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John and Vince were both guests on RotoGrinders' Morning Grind Podcast. We'd like to thank Stevie for having us on! Check him out @SteveTPFL !


Vince was a guest on The Deep Dive April 1st


2021 Pick of the Week Records (Winnings assuming one unit on each bet):


Vince:  4 - 8 (-2.22u)


John:  6 - 5 (+3.2u)


Chris: 5 - 6 (+1.23u)


Josh: 5 - 6 (-0.47u)


Guests: 1 - 0 (+1.01 units)


Listeners:  7 - 4 (+4.67 units)



Main cast: 21 - 25 (+4.03 units)


ROI (main cast): +8.76%


ROI (with guests and listeners): +16.74%





Vince C @GelatiLOL


John George @TheEsportsPlug


Chris C @Prim3LoL 


Joshua Roberts @RobertsNumber49



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The closing theme is "Wasp in a Hat"  by The Tea Club (Facebook)

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