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Broxah reportedly joining Team Liquid, Fnatic set to acquire Selfmade

Published: 19/Nov/2019 2:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Team Liquid is reportedly set to sign Fnatic jungler Mads ‘Broxah’ Brocks-Pederson ahead of the LCS 2020 Spring season, with the Danish star to replace off-contract star Jake ‘Xmithie’ Puchero.

According to ESPN, the four-time LCS champions are finalizing a deal to acquire the 2018 Worlds finalist from his European team, following Xmithie’s contract expiry.

The report comes after news Fnatic would be acquiring SK Gaming’s Oskar ‘Selfmade’ Boderek, to join their starting lineup for the 2020 season under the guidance of incoming head coach Alfonso ‘mithy’ Aguirre Rodríguez.

Fnatic will reportedly by buying out Selfmade’s one-year contract. Image: Michal Konkol for Riot Games.

Broxah is expected to bring proven international talent to the TL lineup, which has been searching for success at Worlds in the past two years. The Danish jungler finished top eight at Worlds in 2017 and 2019, and runner-up in 2018.

Although Xmithie has also had considerable experience at international events with TL, and previously Immortals, the outgoing jungler has struggled to find his footing at MSI events, and at Worlds, despite his four NA championship rings.

According to sources, TL is expected to retain the rest of their 2019 roster, which is built around veteran NA star Peter ‘Doublelift’ Peng, and boasts world champions Jo ‘CoreJJ’ Yong-in and Jung ‘Impact’ Eon-yeong.

Team Liquid will not be re-signing Xmithie. Image: Colin Young-Wolff for Riot Games.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Fnatic appears to be aiming for proven young talent in their new jungle acquisition, with the buyout of SK’s rising star bringing the 2019 Spring Rookie of the Split into the seven-time LEC champion’s camp.

Selfmade has also played alongside Fnatic’s mid laner Tim ‘Nemesis’ Lipovšek before, with the duo first forging their names for Spanish organization Mad Lions in the domestic SuperLiga Orange, and the 2018 European Masters.

The reported move will see Broxah team up with NA superstar Doublelift. Image: Colin Young-Wolff for Riot Games.

In other European Championship signing news, Misfits bot laner Steven ‘Hans Sama’ Liv will be on the move ahead of 2020 after joining Rogue, while the British team also extended support Oskar ‘VandeR’ Bogdan’s contract for next season.

British org Excel Esports has also dipped into the player market early on November 18, reportedly signing Origen ADC Patrik ‘Patrik’ Jírů, to be partnered with former Splyce support and Worlds quarterfinalist Tore ‘Norskeren’ Hoel Eilertsen.

Keep track of all of League of Legends’ ongoing transfer rumors with Dexerto’s dedicated offseason roster tracker.

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Game-breaking League exploit lets players climb to Challenger undefeated

Published: 15/Jan/2021 7:19

by Andrew Amos


A game-breaking League of Legends exploit is derailing ranked in Season 11. Players are abusing a tool that allows custom games to count towards ranked, blazing up the ladder without having to break a sweat. Riot are yet to acknowledge the issue.

At the start of every season, every League player has to set aside some time to start the treacherous ascent up the ranked ladder. It’s no small feat, having to grind games on end to get the rank that you want ⁠— whether that Gold, Diamond, or Challenger.

However, there are some people beating the system.

They are currently abusing a broken exploit that allows them to farm wins with ease, and get infinite LP in both flex queue, and League’s flagship solo queue.

Victorious Lucian in League of Legends
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Imagine if you didn’t have to lift a finger to hit Challenger in League. That’s what this exploit does.

League YouTuber ‘Vandiril’ uncovered the exploit ⁠— with the help of some others ⁠— although he was unwilling to share exactly how it works to prevent other players from abusing it. However, there is a collective of players who are doing so, and getting free elo off it.

“With this exploit, it is possible to basically perfectly matchfix either in solo queue or flex queue. You can basically reach any rank you want,” he said.

While the exploit has been around for three months, according to Vandiril, it’s become very popular since the start of Season 11. People are racing to Challenger on the ranked leaderboards using the exploit.

“This exploit allows you to make custom game lobbies as ranked, and as you can imagine, that’s the perfect combination for match fixing. People created a tool that abuses the hole in the Riot system with the use of their API. This tool isn’t anything revolutionary.”

The tool reportedly sells for 200 Euros ($240 USD).

Players who were caught using the exploit are yet to be banned either despite their suspicious match histories, the YouTuber claimed.

Riot haven’t yet acknowledged the exploit yet either. The tool is still active, using Riot’s API, and players are freely abusing it to climb to their desired rank without having to break a sweat.

Such conduct falls out of line with Riot’s terms of service.

Typically, permanent bans would be handed out for this kind of behavior. Other game-breaking exploits have caught the ire of Riot before, so it’s only a matter of time before this one does too.