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Arsenal and Real Madrid among the new names linked with EU LCS franchises

Published: 5/Oct/2018 14:30 Updated: 5/Oct/2018 14:47

by Matt Porter

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Rumors are circulating that two giants of European football could be set to enter next years European League of Legends Championship Series.

With the EU LCS adopting a franchise system starting in 2019, teams have been forced to apply for one of the 10 available spots in next year’s competition. According to Team aAa, two of the interested parties are Real Madrid CF and Arsenal Football Club.

Team aAa claim that MAD Lions, who are partnered with Real Madrid, and Sentinels, who are owned by the owners of Arsenal, have both applied for a spot in next years EU LCS.

Until the 2019 season, the EU LCS had operated in the form of a classic league, with teams getting promoted to and relegated out of the league. However, next year the EU LCS will switch to a franchise model, mirroring its the NA LCS.

Riot Games conducted interviews with organizations hoping to enter the league during the summer, and are set to make an official announcement about the accepted franchises in November.

Both Arsenal and Real Madrid would be hoping to compete at next years Worlds.

If Sentinals and MAD Lions were to enter the EU LCS, Arsenal and Real Madrid they would join FC Shalke 04 as three football clubs with an invested interest in LoL’s European championship.

While American journalists suggest that aAa’s information may be inaccurate, ESPN journalist Jacob Wolf has stated G2 Esports, Fnatic and Shalke have all been accepted and will return to the EU LCS in 2019.

Another new organization who could make an appearance is Astralis, the organization that recently won the FACEIT London Major in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The rumored 10 team EU LCS lineup, according to aAa, is:

  • G2 Esports
  • Fnatic
  • Misfits
  • FC Shalke 04
  • Team Vitality
  • Astralis
  • SK Gaming
  • Arrogant
  • Sentinels / Arsenal
  • MAD Lions / Real Madrid
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TFT patch 10.25 to feature Talon buffs, Warwick & Moonlight nerfs, more

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:29

by Andrew Amos

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TFT patch 10.25 is on its way as the final update ahead of the Mid-Set update, and it’s set to be massive. Talon could be back on the menu, Warwick and Moonlight are getting a nerf, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The TFT meta has stabilized after patch 10.24. No longer is it 4-1 roll down and pray, because there’s actually meaning to the early game.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing Riot can’t improve though. With the b-patch finally going live with nerfs to Zed, Yone, and Runaan’s Hurricane, TFT patch 10.25 is going to be the big one before the year’s end. It’s the final patch before January’s mid-set update, which will shake up units, traits, and more.

Enduring Sword Talon in TFT
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Talon could be back in TFT patch 10.25 with some damage buffs.

TFT patch 10.24b nerfs Zed, Yone, more

Before we dive too deep into TFT patch 10.25, it’s important to note some changes were made in the middle of TFT patch 10.24 that you might have missed. Zed and Yone were nerfed, alongside traits Keeper, Cultist, and attack speed item Runaan’s Hurricane.

This was to curb the power of Zed carry comps which had risen to prominence. An attack speed nerf has made them less potent, but ultimately still strong. The same goes for the rest of the nerfs, which have lightly nudged the power balance instead of major overhauls.

Moonlight the big target on TFT patch 10.25

TFT patch 10.24 had one big winner, and it was Moonlight reroll compositions. Diana and Lissandra carry have been two of the strongest picks on this patch thanks to the rolling changes.

However, on TFT patch 10.25, Riot are bringing them back in line. Because it’s easier to hit the composition, Riot have had to bring back Lissandra and Diana’s damage to be more in line with other one-cost units. While they still have the four-star mechanic, it won’t be as hard to beat.

Warwick is also set for a big nerf to his lifesteal at one and two-star to compensate for his ability overhaul last patch. This will be coupled with a Divine nerf, reducing the amount of true damage the units dish out.

Wukong, Fiora, Sylas, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, and Talon are all set for buffs, while Vi and Kayn are on Riot’s naughty list.

Diana in TFT Fates
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Moonlight champions Diana and Lissandra are getting nerfed in TFT patch 10.25.

You can find the full set of changes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will update this with the full patch notes once they drop on December 8.

TFT patch 10.24 preview notes

Champions

Tier 1

Wukong

  • Ability AD percent increased from 225/250/275% to 250/265/280%

Fiora

  • Damage increased from 200/300/450 to 250/400/600

Lissandra

  • Ability damage lowered from 350/450/600/800 to350/450/550/700
  • Ability secondary damage lowered from 175/225/300/450 to 175/225/275/375

Diana

  • Ability orbs lowered from 4/5/6/9 to 4/5/6/8

Tier 2

Sylas

  • Damage increased from 250/400/600/1000 to 250/400/700/1111

Vi

  • Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%

Tier 3

Xin Zhao

  • Ability AD percent changed from 300/325/350% to 330/340/350%

Evelynn

  • Ability damage increased from 350/500/1400 to 350/600/1500
  • Ability damage multiplier lowered from 3 to 2.

Tier 4

Talon

  • Ability AD percent increased from 200/200/250% to 240/250/275%

Warwick

  • Ability lifesteal lowered from 50/50/200% to 40/40/200%

Tier 5

Kayn

  • Damage changed from 400/600/6666 to 375/575/6666