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Broken League exploit is letting Tahm Kench save allies across the map

Published: 5/Oct/2020 2:57

by Andrew Amos

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Tahm Kench’s Devour has always proven to be one of League of Legends’ most troublesome abilities. However, a new exploit has made it more broken than ever before, giving it a global cast range and allowing him to save ⁠— or troll ⁠— allies everywhere.

Tahm Kench’s ability to eat his allies and save them has long been one of the strongest in League of Legends. It’s why he was a pro pick staple for such a long time.

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However, it’s been hit with nerf after nerf. From cutting Tahm Kench’s movement speed while devouring, to increasing the cooldown, the ability is a shell of its former self. Now though, there’s one thing going for it ⁠— and that’s its infinite range.

Tahm Kench in League of Legends
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Tahm Kench’s Devour is widely regarded as one of League’s strongest abilities.

A new exploit discovered on League Patch 10.20 has given the River King a global devour, thanks to bug squasher and YouTuber Vandiril. It’s not just a random bug that requires a specific set of circumstances ⁠— it’s actually one you can abuse with relative ease.

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If Tahm Kench casts his W on an ally out of range, then casts his Q without inputting any other command ⁠— like moving or another ability ⁠— he can then cast his W from global range to pull his ally in.

Obviously, the implications of this are huge. It allows Tahm Kench to save allies from across the map if they are in danger. It can also act as an instant teleport, setting up ganks with the enemy being blissfully unaware.

However, the ability is also a double-edged sword. If you have the wrong Tahm Kench player on your team, he can use it to troll you by pulling you away from minion waves, resetting jungle camps, or more.

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Either way, having global access to his Devour definitely makes him one of the strongest supports in the game right now.

Like with every exploit, if you abuse it, you run the risk of getting banned. Riot has dropped the ban hammer on bug exploiters in the past, suspending their accounts permanently.

Riot are probably also working on a fix ahead of League Patch 10.21 too. They could even look at disabling Tahm Kench if the bug becomes too widespread. We will let you know if the River King’s situation on Summoner’s Rift changes. For now though, just be mindful of the devour.

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Astralis fined by Riot Games after LEC investigation

Published: 13/Oct/2020 14:27 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 14:33

by Calum Patterson

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Danish esports organization Astralis must pay a €5,000 fine, and must fulfill new requirements, Riot Games has ruled after an investigation into the team’s missing salary payments to players, and the actions of the team’s general manager.

LEC Commissioner Maximillian Peter Schmidt said that “multiple Astralis Team Members had reached out to the League reporting missing salary payments as well as conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager by the interim Astralis General Manager.”

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The LEC investigation found that the missing salary payments were “tied to the specifics of the Danish jurisdiction and human error.”

“Astralis was fully cooperative and swiftly resolved the matter,” the ruling continues. “The League confirmed all missing payments have now been received by the Team Members.”

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Astralis previously played under the Origen brand in the LEC, until rebranding in September.

However, the investigation also found that “the Astralis GM exhibited conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager including the misrepresentation of certain contract terms with the Team Members and a singular instance of verbal misconduct.”

The GM in question is not named. Astralis’s former GM, Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge, who was there when the team went by Origen in the LEC, left at the same time as the rebranding was announced, back in September.

In addition to the €5,000 fine, Astralis must now meet four extra requirements as an organization in the LEC:

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  • Astralis is required to establish and communicate a direct avenue which Team Members can use to report potential grievances towards the Astralis ownership group.
  • Astralis is required to establish an on-boarding program for their Team Members including an outline of the above as well as an overview of Danish vacation pay and tax/payment/EasyID requirements.
  • The League will schedule check-in calls with all Team Members in the 2021 Season to ensure the above has been executed.
  • Astralis and their General Manager will be officially warned for conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager as we consider the LEC organizations responsible for the actions of their employees.

At the time of writing, Astralis has not commented publicly on the LEC’s ruling.

The organization is best known for its CS:GO team, and rebranded their FIFA and LoL teams to unify the brand under the Astralis banner.