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C9 Sneaky escapes LoL gank with insanely lucky timing

Published: 15/Nov/2019 12:25

by Kamil Malinowski

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League of Legends pro Zachary ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi was able to escape a dangerous in-game situation thanks to some incredibly fortunate timing. 

Sneaky is one of the most famous LoL players in the competitive scene, having played at the top of North America since 2013 as a member of Cloud9. 

He quickly gained a large following thanks to his incredible skills, entertaining League streams, and numerous mind-blowing cosplays of LoL champions. 

In one of his recent streams, the American was able to escape a team gank thanks to some of the, possibly, luckiest timing ever seen. 

Riot GamesSneaky has represented Cloud9 LoL since 2013.

On November 15, the popular pro was doing his usual League of Legends solo queue stream and stepped away from the game to grab a drink. He stood in what he assumed as a safe area, however, it was anything but.

Four enemies turned the corner only seconds later and opened fire on the AFK champion, only for Sneaky to return at the perfect time and move out of the way. If he returned even half a second later he would have died.

The incredibly fortunate, split-second, timing not only let him live but also revealed the position of the majority of his opponents. The American couldn’t help but enjoy the situation, letting out a quick “pfft” and a flashing a cheeky smile.

However, Sneaky’s luck didn’t last long, as he was the victim of many other ganks throughout the game and ended up losing fairly convincingly.

This was one of the American’s first streams after a tough World Championship event, where Cloud9 fell in the group stage.

He will likely continue streaming throughout 2019 as the year’s competitive season has come to an end. In addition to LoL content, Sneaky will no doubt be showing off more cosplays, and perhaps even trying out Riot’s card game, Legends of Runeterra.

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TFT b-patch 11.4 notes: Olaf nerfs, Nasus & Nidalee buffs

Published: 25/Feb/2021 2:28

by Andrew Amos

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A small update for Teamfight Tactics is here with TFT b-patch 11.4. Riot is finetuning some adjustments after their big changes, with the February 24 patch including nerfs to Olaf, as well as buffs to Nasus and Nidalee.

TFT patch 11.4 drastically shook up the game’s meta. Reroll comps were nerfed into the ground, leading to the rise of Slayers and Vanguard-Mystic Neeko.

However, the changes went a bit too far. With Olaf becoming the number one comp instantly, Riot are keen to draw back his power in a big way. On the other hand, Nasus and Nidalee were hit a bit too hard for the devs’ liking.

TFT b-patch 11.4 includes changes for all of these units, and more.

Olaf AD increased, but Runaan’s change is huge nerf

Olaf has quickly risen to the number one carry in TFT with the big nerfs to all his rivals in TFT patch 11.4. Paired with Runaan’s Hurricane, he could cleave through entire teams 1v9. Now, that interaction is changing.

“Hurricane has proved to be too synergistic with Olaf, making him too powerful with the item, but too weak without it. We’re removing the Hurricane interaction, but will be giving him some AD to compensate and open up other build paths,” TFT dev Rodger ‘Minionsrpeople2’ Caudill said in the amended patch notes.

The loss of the Runaan’s proc on his ultimate makes his damage output significantly weaker. While an increase in AD will help balance out the nerf, Olaf forcers will certainly feel the change.

Nidalee in TFT Fates
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Nidalee was hit the hardest in TFT patch 11.4, so Riot are giving her a bit of love.

Nasus & Nidalee get compensation buff after early nerfs

On the other side of the equation, after getting nuked in the last update, reroll carries Nasus and Nidalee are getting some assistance. Nasus’ mana is getting decreased so he can cast more readily, while Nidalee’s damage at two and three-star is also up.

The changes may not make either comp S-Tier in the meta, but it’s a handy buff. Talon is also getting a huge bugfix that keeps his mana bar full if a target dies midway through his ability animation.

Quicksilver and Runaan’s bugs have also been squashed in the b-patch. You can find the full TFT b-patch 11.4 notes below, courtesy of Riot.

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes

Champions

Tier 1

Nasus

  • Mana: 0/80 ⇒ 0/70

Nidalee

  • Nidalee Javelin Toss Damage: 100/150/250 ⇒ 100/175/300

Tier 4

Olaf

  • Ragnarok Cleave effect no longer triggers on Runaan’s Hurricane bolts
  • Attack Damage: 80 ⇒ 90

Talon

  • Fixed a bug where Talon would lose his Mana if his target died as he reached full Mana

Items

Quicksilver

  • Fixed a bug where Quicksilver was preventing damage from Nasus’s Wither and blocking some non-CC debuffs (e.g. Grievous Wounds, mana reave)

Runaan’s Hurricane

  • Fixed a bug where Runaan’s Hurricane’s bolt was benefiting from damage amp (e.g. Slayer, Giantslayer, Hand of Justice)