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All Spirit Blossom event changes for League, TFT, and LoR revealed

Published: 22/Jul/2020 21:00 Updated: 22/Jul/2020 19:06

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games has revealed all of the Spirit Blossom changes that will be added to League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra to kick off the massive cross-title summer event, starting on July 22.

The Spirit Blossom event was first teased by Riot earlier in the year, revealing that they would be introducing a whimsical woodland jungler, now known as Lillia, and a masked champion, who “refuses to die,” during this time.

While many of the upcoming balance changes for League’s 10.15 patch have already been shared, Riot has now revealed some of the other changes that they would be implementing to kick off this summer event.

However, unlike past events, Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics will also experience some changes, with the publisher announcing that this will be their first major “cross-title experience.”

League of Legends Spirit Blossom changes

In addition to changes that have already been announced, such as the return of Nexus Blitz and the 149th champ Lillia, Riot has revealed that a new narrative experience called ‘Spirit Bonds’ would be coming to League on July 22.

Spirit Bonds will tie into Ionia’s Spirit Blossom festival and allow players to earn special rewards through integrated missions as part of these narrative journies.

The League devs explained that this summer event drew a lot of inspiration from Anime, adding: “Spirit Bonds is heavily inspired by the anime space, both in aesthetic and narrative, taking special attention to how visual novels are crafted.”

Riot has now also confirmed a list of the champions who will be getting Spirit Blossom skins, although one character has yet to be revealed, with many suspecting that it could be Yone. You can find all of the champions who will receive a Spirit Blossom skin below.

  • Lillia
  • Thresh
  • Ahri
  • Teemo
  • Yasuo
  • Vayne
  • Riven
  • Cassiopeia
  • Kindred
  • ???

 

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All League of Legends champion skins confirmed for the Spirit Blossom skin line.

Legends of Runeterra Spirit Blossom changes

For Legends of Runeterra, players will be able to get their hands on a series of limited-time items, that “can be unlocked by just playing” and there will also be a new event pass in-store featuring more rewards.

More features will also be added to LoR on July 22 with a ‘Bestow’ Lab coming to the new game mode, which will allow players to “choose one of six reconstructed Spirit Blossom decks” for themselves.

There are also new Epic Quests and rewards getting added to Legends of Runeterra, where players can collect Petals, which can be earned through daily wins and quests, to unlock these exclusive rewards.

ahri spirit blossom splash art in league of legends
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Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics will also receive some Spirit Blossom changes.

Teamfight Tactics Spirit Blossom changes

Teamfight Tactics will also be receiving some new changes as part of the Spirit Blossom event, with a bunch of new anime-inspired cosmetic variants expected to be added during the upcoming patch.

Featherknights, Hushtail, and Melisma are all set to receive more Little Legends variants and players will have the ability to purchase one-star versions of them directly, instead of finding them through opening Eggs.

You can check out many of the other changes and rewards coming on July 22 in our full Spirit Blossom event guide here.

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LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 Day 1: Perkz’s debut for Cloud9 goes awry

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 2:52

by Andrew Amos

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The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.


  • 100 Thieves, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Dignitas open up LCS Lock In with wins.
  • Perkz’s Cloud9 debut goes awry with 4/7/2 statline on Yone.
  • Golden Guardians vs CLG next at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups

As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.

Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.

The 10 teams will be split into groups of two, with the top four from each group making it to the single-elimination playoffs.

Group A Group B
TSM FlyQuest
100 Thieves Cloud9
CLG Dignitas
Golden Guardians Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid Immortals

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians vs CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 vs FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals vs Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG vs 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid vs 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG vs TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians vs Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm