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Broxah finally set for Team Liquid debut after LCS visa issue saga

Published: 7/Feb/2020 0:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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Team Liquid’s offseason recruit Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen is finally set to make his long-awaited LCS debut, the jungler has confirmed, after the Dane’s visa saga came to an end earlier this week.

After struggling to make a splash in international waters, Team Liquid turned their focus to tweaking their championship League of Legends roster. The NA powerhouse turned to the LEC, scooping up Fnatic’s Worlds finalist jungler.

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Broxah’s hop across the Atlantic hit a snag almost immediately. Due to the way P-1A athlete visas work, he found himself caught in a loggerhead, and was forced to watch from Denmark as TL began their campaign with Shern ‘Shernfire’ Tai.

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Broxah was forced to watch from Denmark as Liquid clocked up a 2–2 record in the opening weeks of the LCS.

As the third week of play approaches, however, Broxah and Liquid were both handed a hefty helping of good news: the Danish star’s visa had been approved.

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“I’m going to have a hard time to stop smiling while telling you this, because my visa got approved,” Broxah announced on Twitter on February 6. The newest LCS recruit admitted he couldn’t contain his excitement at the saga finally ending.

“I couldn’t be any happier about this, and it’s such a relief that I finally have my visa and can soon travel to Los Angeles to join up with my team, to get to participate and play some games in the LCS. I’m just really excited, and happy.

“I haven’t been able to travel while the visa delays were happening. Luckily enough, we’re on the other side of it. Thanks to all of you who have been supporting me and cheering for me in this past month. I can’t wait… I can’t wait!”

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Broxah’s arrival comes after four games have already been played in the 2020 Spring Split, including against early pacesetters Cloud9 (4–0) and Dignitas (3–1). Liquid suffered close defeats at the hands of both.

Where the NA champions did collect their victories were against Team SoloMid in the debut Monday night LCS fixtures, and against this split’s surprise package FlyQuest, who have won three of their opening four matches.

While Shernfire was far from useless in Broxah’s absence, many are predicting the Danish star to warp TL’s mid-jungle synergy, and the rest of the map — in a positive way — once he finally settles into North American life.

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Last season, Broxah shone for a Fnatic outfit struggling to keep pace with the unstoppable G2 Esports in the LEC. Early on he was included in conversations for MVP, though the award eventually went to Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski.

Liquid fans will be hoping their newest import signing can bring that same flair to NA with some of his favorite picks like Lee Sin and Elise, which he was undefeated on in Summer, and both of which shine in the current gank-heavy meta.

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Liquid fans will have to wait one more week to see their new Danish star in action on the Rift.

Unfortunately, it looks like they may have one more weekend of waiting to do before they get to see their new star in action, after the org’s co-owner Steve Arhancet revealed the visa process would still take a few days.

Shernfire is expected to play two more games for the champions, starting with their Saturday meeting with 100 Thieves (2–2). The Australian star is also expected to take to the Rift in the Monday Night League matchup against Golden Guardians.

Then, on Saturday, February 15, the wait should finally be over. The Great Dane is expected to make his Championship Series debut against Immortals first-up in Week 4. He will also meet Counter Logic Gaming in his first round.

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League patch 10.23: Everything we know about the Season 11 preseason update

Published: 19/Oct/2020 7:46

by Isaac McIntyre

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The long-awaited League of Legends Season 11 preseason update, which is set to include a huge item overhaul, is just around the corner with LoL patch 10.23 coming on Nov. 11 ⁠— here’s all the changes Riot Games have revealed so far.

Riot Games have dropped their plans for League of Legends Season 11, and there are some massive changes on the horizon. At the forefront are LoL’s new Legendary and Mythic items, as well as a new ‘Ability Haste’ stat, and more jungle changes.

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LoL patch 10.23, set to land on live servers on Wednesday, November 11, has been on the PBE testing realm for some time now. Riot is taking their preseason changes slowly, in an effort to make sure it’s all balanced ahead of Season 11. 

Plenty of changes to items, champions, runes, and more have come and gone in the last few weeks, meaning it’s a lot to get your head around. We’ve broken down everything set to arrive in League of Legends patch 10.23, coming next month.

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Katarina is one League champion getting a big boost in the Season 11 preseason.
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Katarina is one League champion getting a big boost in the Season 11 preseason.

Riot begins work on new League items overhaul

League of Legends is set for a massive overhaul of its item system in preseason 2021, and Riot Games has revealed what to expect with the numerous Mythic and Legendary items set to release in November.

The idea with these Mythic items is to give players a much clearer sense of what to build up to and what those items will let your champion do.

Riot previously explained that they wanted to keep about a third of all items the same, update another third, and make the final piece composed of completely new items for people to contend with.

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“Mythic items are the cornerstones in your builds with big effects that define your playstyle from game to game,” Riot game producer Jessica ‘Safelocked’ Nam said.

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Over half of League’s items are going to be reworked in Season 11.

Viktor gets minor preseason rework

Viktor is set to receive a minor preseason League of Legends rework as part of the overall Season 11 balance changes, to “hopefully” bring him in line with the Mythic and Legendary items being released in LoL patch 10.21 on the PBE.

The Machine Herald has always had one major focus in his kit: earn upgrades for his iconic Hex Core item linked to his passive, and take over the game with bonus ability power.

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Riot is set to make sweeping changes to the mid laner’s passive, Glorious Evolution, as part of the Season 11 preseason update, however. Gone is Viktor’s old prototype Hex Core; in its place are “Evolution points,” which have to be unlocked mid-game.

The passive changes aren’t the only switch Riot Games is planning to make in the mini Viktor rework either. His E ability, known as “Death Ray,” will have its mana cost dropped, while laser ratio for the ability will be upped, from 0.6 to 0.7.

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Viktor is in line for huge changes to his Hex Core passive in the League of Legends preseason update.

League of Legends patch 10.23 will drop on Wednesday, November 11.

Dexerto will continue to add all planned balance changes as Riot reveals specific numbers on the Season 11 buffs and nerfs.

League of Legends Patch 10.23: all planned changes

Champions

Anivia

  • Q mana cost 80/90/100/110/120 ⇒ 60/70/80/90/100.
  • R initial cost 75 (+40/50/60 per second) ⇒ 60 (+40/50/60 per second).

Caitlyn

  • Passive headshots gain 25% less bonus damage from crit chance.

Cassiopeia

  • E mana cost 50 ⇒ 50/45/40/35/30.

Ekko

  • Base mana 280 ⇒ 330.
  • Base mana regen 7 ⇒ 8.

Elise

  • Spider Q now applies on-hit effects.

Fizz

  • Base mana 317 ⇒ 400.
  • Base mana regen 6 ⇒ 7.

Jhin

  • Passive crit damage reduction: 25% (150% damage crits on live) ⇒ 14% (150% damage crits on PBE).
  • Bonus attack damage from crit chance 4% attack damage per 10% crit ⇒ 3% attack damage per 10% critical strike chance.

Katarina

  • Passive now applies ‘on hit’ effects to all units struck.
  • E now applies ‘on hit’ effects.
  • R split damage into (base + ability power ratio) magic, and (attack damage + ASPD ratio) physical. Now applies ‘on hit’ effects at 33% efficiency to all units struck. Each unit is hit for a total on 3x Katarina’s on hits over the full 2.5s channel duration.

Kayle

  • Passive attack speed per Zeal stack: 6% (30% at five stacks) ⇒ 6% + 2%/100 ability power (30% + 10%/100 ability power at five stacks).

Ornn

  • All Mythic Items have Ornn upgrades. Only Mythic Items can be upgraded. Each upgrade is worth roughly 1,000 gold in stats.

Senna

  • Passive stats:
    • Attack speed ratio 0.2 ⇒ 0.32.
    • Attack speed per level: 4% ⇒2.5%
    • Crit damage reduction: 35% (130% damage crits on live) ⇒ 14% (150% damage crits on PBE).
    • Crit chance per 20 souls: 15% ⇒ 10%
    • Excess crit to lifesteal conversion: 35% ⇒ 50%
  • E move speed 20% ⇒ 20% (+3%/100 ability power).
  • R damage ability power ratio 0.5 ⇒ 0.8.

Sylas

  • Base mana 280 ⇒ 350.

Tryndamere

  • Passive crit chance per point of fury 0.35-0.5 ⇒ 0.3-0.6.

Twisted Fate

  • Mana per level 19 ⇒ 29.

Viktor

Volibear

  • Passive attack speed now has a 4%/100 ability power ratio per stack.
  • Q movement speed now has a 3%/100 ability power ratio (doubled towards champs).
  • E cooldown 15 ⇒ 15-11.
  • Damage cap vs minions, monsters: 150/250/350/450/550 ⇒ 150/300/450/600/700.

Yasuo

  • Passive bonus critical strike chance 100% ⇒ 150%
  • Critical strike damage reduction 10% ⇒ 15%

Yone

  • Passive bonus critical strike chance 100% ⇒ 150%, critical strike damage reduction 10% ⇒ 15%

Zilean

  • Mana per level 19 ⇒ 29.

Zoe

  • W currently does not work with new item actives. Will be updated to work shortly before preseason patch 10.21 ships.

Mana per level changes

The following champions have also had their mana per level increased by 20:

  • Camille
  • Corki
  • Darius
  • Fiora
  • Hecarim
  • Gangplank
  • Illaoi
  • Irelia
  • Jax
  • Kayn
  • Nasus
  • Olaf
  • Skarner
  • Udyr
  • Vi
  • Warwick
  • Xin Zhao
  • Yorick

Runes

Stats

  • Cooldown reduction stats changed to “+8 Ability Haste.”

Ravenous Hunter

  • NEW EFFECT: Heal for a percentage of the damage dealt. Healing: 1% + 2% per Bounty Hunter stack. Bounty Hunter stacks are earned the first time you get a takedown on each enemy champ. Healing reduced to 1/3rd against non-champs.

Ingenious Hunter

  • NEW EFFECT: Gain 15 Item Haste plus an additional 10 Item Haste per Bounty Hunter stack (includes Trinkets). Bounty Hunter stacks are earned the first time you get a takedown on each enemy champion.

Conqueror

  • Adaptive force 1.7-4.2 ⇒ 2-5.
  • Heal 15% ⇒ 10%.
  • Ranged heal 8% ⇒ 6%.

Presence of Mind

  • NEW EFFECT: Damaging enemy champ increases your mana regeneration by 1.5-11 (80% for ranged) mana per second for 4 seconds. All energy users gain 1.5 energy per second, instead. Takedowns restore 15% of your maximum mana or energy.

Legend: Destroyer

  • Added to Precision rune tree in patch 10.23.
  • EFFECT: Gain 2% Bonus Armor and Bonus Magic Penetration for every Legend stack (max 10 stacks). Earn progress toward Legend stacks for every champion takedown, epic monster takedown, large monster kill, and minion kill.

Legend: Bloodline

  • Max stacks 20 ⇒ 15.

Transcendence

  • NEW EFFECT: Gain bonuses upon reaching the following levels: 
    • Lv5: +5 Ability Haste.
    • Lv8: +5 Ability Haste.
    • Lv11: On Champion takedown, reduce the remaining cooldown of basic abilities by 20%.

Cosmic Insight

  • +15 Summoner Spell Haste.
  • +10 Item Haste.

Patch 10.23 preseason item overhaul

Read all the details on the new League of Legends item system here.

Patch 10.23 preseason jungle rework

Read all the details on the LoL jungle changes coming in Patch 10.23 here.