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Chinese LoL Pro League signs massive sponsorship deal with Nike

Published: 19/Nov/2018 17:54 Updated: 19/Nov/2018 17:55

by Joe O'Brien

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China’s League of Legends Pro League has reportedly signed a massive sponsorship deal with Nike.

According to Lanxiongsports, Nike have reached an agreement with the LPL to become the provider for clothing, accessories and shoes for all LPL team players and representatives.

Exact details of the deal remain unconfirmed, but reports suggest that the agreement could be a five-year partnership worth up to one billion yuan, roughly $144 million.

The LPL is a franchised league, with organizations buying into permanent slots and sharing in the league revenue.

The sponsorship with Nike therefore means that Nike’s logo will feature on the uniforms of all sixteen LPL teams for the coming season.

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The deal comes not long after Nike’s first foray into esports, which was an endorsement deal with Royal Never Give Up AD Carry Jian ‘Uzi’ Zihao.

Uzi appeared in the “Dribble &” campaign for LeBron James’ documentary series “Shut Up and Dribble”, with Uzi pictured wearing a “Dribble and Carry” t-shirt.

Uzi as part of Nike’s “Dribble &” campaign.

The report comes as the LPL is coming off of its most successful competitive year. Not only did Invictus Gaming become the first Chinese team to win the World Championship, but the Mid-Season Invitational was also won by Royal Never Give Up, and China won both Rift Rivals and the Asian Games.

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TFT Patch 10.22 hotfix nerfs Morgana after “accidental” buff

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:36

by Andrew Amos

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First it was Warwick, now it’s Morgana. Riot have had to tone back the Enlightened-Dazzler’s power in an October 30 hotfix after TFT Patch 10.22 gave her some “accidental” buffs.

Morgana reigned supreme after TFT Patch 10.22 as one of the best champions in the game. The Dazzler changes, as well as buffs to her spell damage, made the four-cost unit near unstoppable.

It was by pure accident though. TFT lead developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer revealed the Morgana changes weren’t meant to be shipped. However, Riot were keeping an eye on it instead of instantly reverting it.

“We accidentally shipped the [Morgana] change [in TFT Patch 10.22]. This was not intended and due to an error, but we’re going to leave it for now. Will keep an eye on things and undo via a B-Patch next week if necessary,” Mortdog told players on October 28.

However, the buff was too broken. The Morgana changes didn’t even make the weekend after the patch. Riot pulled the changes almost immediately, shipping a hotfix on October 30 ⁠— two days after the update launched.

It was a total revert of the spell damage buff Morgana received on TFT Patch 10.22, back to 250/400/2000 from 325/525/2000.

Morgana wasn’t the only thing touched in the October 30 TFT hotfix. AP items Chalice of Harmony, Jeweled Gauntlet, and Rabadon’s Deathcap were also changed.

Chalice of Harmony and Jeweled Gauntlet stacking has been a popular choice for Ahri compositions, as well as general Mage builds. However, nerfs to Jeweled Gauntlet’s bonus crit damage and Chalice’s bonus spell power should make them a little less appealing.

The big winner of this is the double-rod Rabadon’s Deathcap. It’s receiving a buff to its total spell power, which might make it a bit more appetizing to players.

There’s still potential for a further TFT Patch 10.22 update next week as part of a b-patch. However, it’s likely there won’t be any changes until November 4’s TFT Patch 10.23.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.22 hotfix notes below.

TFT Patch 10.22 October 30 hotfix notes

Champions

  • Morgana Spell Damage: 325/525/2000 > 250/400/2000

Items

  • Chalice of Harmony Bonus Spell Power: 40 > 35
  • Jeweled Gauntlet Crit Damage: 50% > 40%
  • Rabadon’s Deathcap Total Spell Power: 75 > 80