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More champion balance changes on the latest League of Legends PBE – patch notes

Published: 24/Jan/2019 13:10 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 13:56

by Joe O'Brien


The latest update to the League of Legends Public Beta Environment (PBE) makes some tentative balance changes to several champions

The PBE is where Riot test their updates before moving them into the live game, giving a chance for the developers to put ideas into practice without players experiencing unintended consequences, while players get an advanced look at the sort of updates that are coming.

The most recent patch to hit live after PBE testing – patch 9.2 – is a major one, with significant balance changes to multiple champions and even introduces an all-new champion – Sylas, the Unchained, who hits the live servers just in time for the start of the 2019 ranked season.

Camille and Irelia, both of whom have been under the spotlight for balance adjustments recently, are once again being tweaked slightly, but it’s Vi who’s receiving the most attention in this PBE patch, with changes to all of her abilities and her passive.

Riot GamesVi is getting the most significant changes on the current PBE patch.

Changes on the PBE are not guaranteed to ever reach the live servers, so it’s very possible that these adjustments could be tweaked further before ever making their way into the live game.

Full patch notes:


  • Hookshot (E) 
    • [Removed] No longer stuns minions.


  • HP per level increased from 85 to 95
  • Defiant Dance (W)
    • Damage reduction increased from 40% to 50%
    • [Changed Effect] damage reduction now specifies Physical damage


  • Blast Shield (Passive)
    • Cooldown changed from [12 – 8] to [12]
    • Shield size changed from [10% max health] to [15% max health]
    • [New] “Shield CD is reduced by 3 seconds whenever you proc Denting Blows.”
  • Vault Breaker (Q)
    • Damage changed from [110/160/210/260/310 (+160% Bonus AD)] to [20/60/100/140/180 (+140% Total AD)]
    • [Removed] No longer deals reduced damage to minions and monsters
  • Denting Blows (W) attack speed changed from 30/35/40/45/50% to 20/30/40/50/60%
  • Excessive Force (E)
    • “Buffed the follow up attack after hitting with E to better scale with attack speed.”
    • AD ratio lowered from [115% Total AD] to [110% Total AD]
    • AP ratio increased from 70% to 90%
    • [New] AOE can now crit
  • Assault and Battery (R)
    • Damage increased from [150/300/450 (+140% Bonus AD)] to [150/325/500 (+110% bonus AD)]
    • [Removed] No longer deals reduced damage to additional targets
    • CC duration on secondary targets increased from .25s to .75s
    • Knockback distance on secondary targets increased from 250 to 400

Bjergsen retires from League of Legends to become TSM Head Coach

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:29 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 17:57

by Daniel Cleary


LCS veteran Søren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg has announced his retirement from professional League of Legends, surprising fans with a transition to TSM’s Head Coach.

After winning multiple LCS titles and cementing himself as one of the greatest players to have competed in the LCS, Danish star Bjergsen revealed that he would be retiring from League of Legends on October 24.

Despite carrying TSM to another LCS win in the summer split and securing a spot at Worlds 2020, after their 0-6 record in the international event’s group stage, he released a vlog to give fans an update on his future.

bjergsen on LCS stage
Riot Games
Bjergsen has competed under multiple iterations of TSM.

In the TSM announcement video, Bjergsen confirmed that he would not be competing in the 2021 spring split and would be coaching the TSM roster instead.

“After playing professional League of Legends for about eight years and playing for TSM for close to six, I’m here to talk about the fact that I’m retiring as a professional player and stepping into the head coach role for TSM,” Bjergsen added.

The mid-laner explained that the decision was not made because of their Worlds showing and revealed that it was one he had thought about for quite a while.

“It probably comes a shock to a lot of you guys and I don’t want it to seem like it’s a sudden reaction to our poor Worlds run, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” he revealed, “I really wanted to have a good season before becoming a coach.”

As TSM’s general manager Parth Naidu had been filling in as head coach in 2020, the move makes a lot of sense from an organizational standpoint but will likely disappoint many fans of the star player.

Bjergsen has also been a part-owner of TSM, since re-signing with them in October 2019, meaning that he will likely be staying with the North American organization for the foreseeable future.

As of now, the future of TSM’s starting roster is still unclear, but it is likely that more roster moves will be revealed during League’s 2021 preseason.