League of Legends

Faker reveals how he feels about being called LoL’s greatest player ever

Published: 29/Oct/2019 4:17 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 23:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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For years, three-time world champion Lee ‘League of Legends player of all time.

SKT have returned to the international stage with a vengeance, claiming first seed in the 2019 World Championship ‘group of death’ and only losing a single game to European darlings Fnatic.

From there, the Korean champions drew LEC third-seed Splyce in the quarter-finals. Despite dropping a game to the Vipers, Faker and his roster delivered Europe a major blow as they bundled up one of their three representatives and sent them home.

Following the major victory, and the revelation that SKT would be playing their second semifinal of 2019 against the same opponents, Europe’s champions G2 Esports, Faker admitted that he had been thinking about the title of the League of Legends ‘GOAT.’


According to the Korean superstar, who won the world championship with SKT in 2013, 2015, and 2016, and finished as runner-up in his fourth attempt, he’s finally come to terms with holding the illustrious title of the greatest players of all time.

Riot GamesFaker has won three world championships with SKT, the most in history.

“I’m very thankful that I’m called the GOAT, and I do think I deserve to be called the GOAT,” Faker told media in the Palacio Vistalegre’s conference hall, as transcribed by Inven. “When praised like that, it makes me want to do better, so I’ll put in more effort so I can gain more titles like that.”

Part of the reason that Faker has excelled in the domestic arena and on the world stage for so long, the superstar mid laner said, was because even with setbacks, like losing a Worlds final, or being upset by G2 at MSI earlier this year, he still had complete faith in himself. 


“I have never doubted myself,” he stated. “All I think is that I need to improve myself and I’m confident that I can show better performances. Before any doubts hit me, I think I would get more motivation to get better.”

Riot GamesThe SKT superstar revealed he always tries to learn more about League of Legends.

Perhaps part of Faker’s acceptance also come from another milestone that the star hit last weekend during the first stage of the Worlds knockout rounds in Madrid. During his team’s 3-1 victory over Splyce, the Korean star recorded his 100th international win.

Behind SKT’s captain on the leaderboard sit two of his former teammates, Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik and Lee ‘Wolf’ Jae-wan, who have claimed 76 apiece. Royal Never Give Up superstar Jian ‘Uzi’ Zi-Hao has 55, while Team Liquid top laner Jung ‘Impact’ Eon-yeong boasts 50.


Always looking for ways that he can improve his game, however, Faker had a simple message when told that he had hit the lofty objective: “Actually when you say 100 victories it doesn’t sound that much, so I’ll keep trying hard to get to the 200th.”

His first step on that lengthy road to two-tons of international victories starts on November 2 when SKT look for revenge against G2. The eventual MSI champions ousted Faker and his roster in Taipei, and League’s GOAT has been waiting to pay back the favor.

“I want to face G2 again so we can have revenge. I think it’s going to be fun if we play against G2,” he said, and explained that he also admired the European team for the way they played the game, and how they had made him evolve his playstyle once again.


“Since G2’s playstyle is very unique, we gained more flexibility from that style. We’ve fixed some of the problems we had back then, but humans always have problems. I think it would be important to fix those problems as well.”

Riot GamesFaker told Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere he’s looking forward to the rematch against G2.

And from the sounds of it, SKT have fixed most of those problems, at least according to Faker, who said he believes they’re on the right track. “I think we still have room for improvement, but we’re playing better than before,” he said. “If we do, we can win the whole tournament.”

SKT faces G2 at 12pm CET on Sunday, November 3. Keep up with all the semifinal and grand final action on Dexerto’s regularly updated World Championship hub.

League of Legends

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