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LoL: Doublelift and Jensen fire shots at Worlds 2019 opponents

Published: 24/Sep/2019 10:56 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 12:36

by Kamil Malinowski

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League of Legends World Championship group stage.

The group stage draw for LoL’s most anticipated tournament of the year, the 2019 World Championship, took place on September 23, splitting 12 of the best teams in the world into four groups.

As always, professional players gave their opinions on the draw, with some slamming the seeding process after being placed in a ‘group of death’ while others thanked their lucky stars and even fired some shots at their opponents.

Riot GamesTeam Liquid’s LoL players seem incredibly confident ahead of the World Championship.

Liquid’s Doublelift and Jensen fall into the latter category as they slammed their group opponents Invictus Gaming and ahq e-Sports Club with a couple of spicy tweets.

“Finally made it out of groups” said Yiliang poking fun at his history of falling short in the group stage, while suggesting this one is locked in for sure.

His teammate Jensen took an even more direct approach, simply stating “this group is so free lmao”, teeming with confidence while showing no respect for his opponents.

The American team also released a video of the players reacting to the draw live were comments like “holy f*** we made it out of groups already” and “who do you think we’ll play in the quarter-finals” were casually tossed around.

It seems that the squad is confident in their abilities and aren’t afraid to throw around some smack talk, which always makes matches more exciting.

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Team Liquid have good reason to be confident as they face a historically weak ahq e-Sports Club and although defending champion’s iG are a massive threat, the Americans were able to defeat them in May at the Mid-Season Invitational.

Fans will be able to see if the players are able to live up to their words from October 12, when the Main Event of the World Championship kicks off.

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Riot dev reveals Ornn ability buffs for League 2021 preseason

Published: 21/Oct/2020 14:58

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has revealed League of Legends 2021 preseason buffs for Ornn’s Masterwork passive ability after the latest set of changes were expected to nerf the champion during the massive item overhaul.

While there are 150 unique champions in League of Legends, Ornn could be one of the characters affected most by the upcoming item overhaul, as his Passive ability can upgrade items for himself and teammates.

Ornn is currently one of the most played top lane champions in League of Legends, particularly in pro play, after becoming the leading champion for picks and bans at Worlds 2020, appearing in 90.4% of champion select phases, but he may soon fall out of the meta.

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Ornn’s ‘Living Forge’ skills are set to receive some buffs in the preseason.

Concerns were raised for the future of the Forgelord after Riot devs initially revealed changes to his passive ability that would remove one of his masterwork items, resulting in a considerable nerf of around 400 HP.

However, Riot developer Phlox has now responded to the concerns, sharing some new changes that the LoL design team is testing on PBE, to buff the fan-favorite Freljordian’s passive once again.

The League of Legends dev explained that, while Ornn would not be able to upgrade two items at the level 13 mark, there would be other ways for him to gain resistances to opponents’ damage.

“Put an experimental change to Ornn for preseason on PBE,” he explained, “now every time he upgrades any mythic to a masterwork his passive Armor/MR amp increases by 5% (10% without upgrades, same as live).”

Unlike the current version of Ornn, the champion’s new passive ability would gain Magic Resist and Armor from simply upgrading Mythic items for himself or others.

While this was listed as an “experimental change,” Phlox also indicated on the Ornn Mains subreddit that this was the direction they wanted to take with Ornn and that there may be more changes with the statistics before live release.

As of now, the start date for the League of Legends 2021 preseason has yet to be announced by Riot but is expected to go live in November.