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Cloud9 announce surprising change to League of Legends roster

Published: 20/Nov/2018 2:26 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 2:27

by Wyatt Donigan

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After a historic run during the 2018 LoL World Championship, Cloud9 has made one of the first big moves of the offseason.

Cloud9 announced on November 19 that veteran mid laner Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen had signed with Team Liquid for the 2019 season to the surprise of many.

The move comes just weeks after Cloud9 made history by becoming the North American team to make it to the semifinals of the LoL World Championship.

Jensen had been a member of the Cloud9 organization since 2015 and quickly became one of the best mid laners in the region not long after his debut.

While he never managed to lead Cloud9 to any NA LCS titles, he did lead them to four straight World Championships by way of winning the NA Gauntlet every year of his career to make CLoud9 a staple at the World Championship.

Jensen had been through plenty of ups-and-downs in 2018, however, as he alternated time in the mid lane with Greyson ‘Goldenglue’ Gilmer throughout the year.

LoLEsportsCloud9 became the first North American team to the make it to the semifinals of the LoL World Championship.

Team Liquid is coming off back-to-back NA LCS titles in 2018 and with the addition of Jensen, they will no doubt be favorites to win the region once again.

Jensen will be replacing Eugene ‘Pobelter’ Park, who played with the team all year. Pobelter’s contract expired on Monday, November 19 and he is now a free agent.

There’s no word yet on whether Cloud9 will stick with Goldenglue in the mid lane or if they will look to sign more players ahead of the Spring Split.

Given the extensive shakeups that Europe will undergo throughout the process of entering franchising, there’s no telling what ripple effects that might have on Cloud9 in the weeks ahead.

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TFT patch 10.25 to feature Talon buffs, Warwick & Moonlight nerfs, more

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:29

by Andrew Amos

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TFT patch 10.25 is on its way as the final update ahead of the Mid-Set update, and it’s set to be massive. Talon could be back on the menu, Warwick and Moonlight are getting a nerf, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The TFT meta has stabilized after patch 10.24. No longer is it 4-1 roll down and pray, because there’s actually meaning to the early game.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing Riot can’t improve though. With the b-patch finally going live with nerfs to Zed, Yone, and Runaan’s Hurricane, TFT patch 10.25 is going to be the big one before the year’s end. It’s the final patch before January’s mid-set update, which will shake up units, traits, and more.

Enduring Sword Talon in TFT
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Talon could be back in TFT patch 10.25 with some damage buffs.

TFT patch 10.24b nerfs Zed, Yone, more

Before we dive too deep into TFT patch 10.25, it’s important to note some changes were made in the middle of TFT patch 10.24 that you might have missed. Zed and Yone were nerfed, alongside traits Keeper, Cultist, and attack speed item Runaan’s Hurricane.

This was to curb the power of Zed carry comps which had risen to prominence. An attack speed nerf has made them less potent, but ultimately still strong. The same goes for the rest of the nerfs, which have lightly nudged the power balance instead of major overhauls.

Moonlight the big target on TFT patch 10.25

TFT patch 10.24 had one big winner, and it was Moonlight reroll compositions. Diana and Lissandra carry have been two of the strongest picks on this patch thanks to the rolling changes.

However, on TFT patch 10.25, Riot are bringing them back in line. Because it’s easier to hit the composition, Riot have had to bring back Lissandra and Diana’s damage to be more in line with other one-cost units. While they still have the four-star mechanic, it won’t be as hard to beat.

Warwick is also set for a big nerf to his lifesteal at one and two-star to compensate for his ability overhaul last patch. This will be coupled with a Divine nerf, reducing the amount of true damage the units dish out.

Wukong, Fiora, Sylas, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, and Talon are all set for buffs, while Vi and Kayn are on Riot’s naughty list.

Diana in TFT Fates
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Moonlight champions Diana and Lissandra are getting nerfed in TFT patch 10.25.

You can find the full set of changes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will update this with the full patch notes once they drop on December 8.

TFT patch 10.24 preview notes

Champions

Tier 1

Wukong

  • Ability AD percent increased from 225/250/275% to 250/265/280%

Fiora

  • Damage increased from 200/300/450 to 250/400/600

Lissandra

  • Ability damage lowered from 350/450/600/800 to350/450/550/700
  • Ability secondary damage lowered from 175/225/300/450 to 175/225/275/375

Diana

  • Ability orbs lowered from 4/5/6/9 to 4/5/6/8

Tier 2

Sylas

  • Damage increased from 250/400/600/1000 to 250/400/700/1111

Vi

  • Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%

Tier 3

Xin Zhao

  • Ability AD percent changed from 300/325/350% to 330/340/350%

Evelynn

  • Ability damage increased from 350/500/1400 to 350/600/1500
  • Ability damage multiplier lowered from 3 to 2.

Tier 4

Talon

  • Ability AD percent increased from 200/200/250% to 240/250/275%

Warwick

  • Ability lifesteal lowered from 50/50/200% to 40/40/200%

Tier 5

Kayn

  • Damage changed from 400/600/6666 to 375/575/6666