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Faker’s ranked League of Legends game hijacked by unkillable client bug

Published: 14/Jan/2020 5:19 Updated: 14/Jan/2020 17:43

by Andrew Amos


Unkillable demon king Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok can’t be held back by most in League of Legends, but this one pesky client bug certainly gave him a run for his money during a recent Twitch stream.

Every LoL player will tell you the client isn’t in the best shape right now. Between rune pages being invisible, the friends list randomly changing, and bug splats, getting into a game is often the most challenging thing about the MOBA.

Not even the pros are immune to the annoying bugs either. Faker learned this first-hand while on stream on January 14, taking his APM to the next level as he tried to look past the annoying bug while farming in lane.

Not even Faker can get away from bug splats in League.

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Not even Faker can get away from bug splats in League.

About eight minutes after the game started as Faker was walking back into lane, he was hit by a bug splat. This is usually enough to emit a groan from even the most mentally composed League player, forcing them to quit the game and rejoin.

Except this time, the bug splat was for the League client running in the background. While Faker was not kicked by the game, he did have a few issues playing it.

The bug splat would never disappear no matter how many times he clicked, constantly popping back up in a new window. He smashed his mouse buttons even faster to try and get it off his screen, but it was to no avail.

Not one to be deterred by the bug, Faker continued to farm under his tower and push the lane out while not being able to see half the minions thanks to the bug splat pop-up.

He tried to kill the processes in Task Manager, but the bug splat windows were multiplying as he sat there. To end up clearing the bug, he had to disconnect, shut down his PC, and restart it to finally play the game normally.

He came back to the game about 90 seconds later, a few CS down on his opponent and a tower plate, but still well ahead thanks to his early kill. Unfortunately for Faker though, his team ended up losing the game, begging the question if things would be different had he not been forced to restart.

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Faker wasn’t impressed with having to restart his computer to get rid of the bug splat.

The League of Legends client has been riddled with bugs since it was remade back in 2017. Team Liquid streamer Drew ‘Midbeast’ Timbs recently struggled to select his champion after all portraits were invisible in champion select, relying on teammates to type out champion picks.

Issues with the client freezing up in loading screen are common, while performance has been sluggish with changes made to the friends list to accommodate the host of new games under Riot’s umbrella.

It can happen to anyone — even Faker — and sometimes the only course of action is to restart, laugh, and move on.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 16:20

by Lauren Bergin


After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.