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First look at League of Legends champion Lillia revealed

Published: 7/Jul/2020 17:19

by James Busby

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Riot Games has just released its first teaser trailer for their new League of Legends champion, Lillia. Here are all the details you need to know about the whimsical woodland jungler. 

Lillia was first revealed in Riot’s 2020 roadmap where they gave a few details about the dream-inducing jungler. Recent leaks also revealed that League of Legends players could be able to awaken this new champion as soon as Patch 10.14 goes live. 

However, Riot Games has just released a short cinematic trailer that has shone some much-needed light onto this mysterious creature. While we don’t currently know what Lillia’s exact abilities will be, we do know that she will be running about the Rift incredibly soon. 

What we know about Lillia

Lillia splash art
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Lillia uses sleep-inducing abilities to dominate her foes.

In Riot’s June dev blog, lead champion producer Ryan ‘Reav3’ Mireles revealed that Lillia is “quite shy,” and is easily startled. As a result, she prefers to send her opponents to sleep and is constantly on the lookout for opportunities where she can “frolic in and out of the fray”. 

The developer also stated that Lillia is a mid-range skirmisher, so it’s safe to assume that she will be able to poke her enemies down safely from a distance. Riot has also warned fans that this sleep-loving fawn and her masked-assassin foe will have “steep learning curves,” so you’ll need to dedicate a fair amount of time to learning Lillia if you wish to truly master this deer-like jungler. 

Reveal trailer

While we may not have an ability breakdown yet, the trailer does heavily imply that her kit is based around sleep abilities. Many fans have also stated that Lillia looks incredibly close to that of mid-lane champion Neeko – another champion that likes to flit in and out of battle. 

Whether there’s a connection between these two champions is yet to be confirmed, so we’ll just have to wait until Riot releases Lillia’s official character lore. However, we do know that the arrival of the Spirit Blossom Festival has awakened Lillia’s curiosity and the “magical fawn musters the courage to venture out and uncover the mystery behind her ailing forest.”

A shadowy figure can also be seen when Lillia says “and shines when we’re facing the darkest nightmare,” with many eagle-eyed LoL fans believing that this could be a tease for an upcoming Spirit Blossom Riven skin. After all, Riot are now working on a number of new champion skins, so it would make sense to showcase one of these here. 

Make sure you check out our Lillia guide to get all the latest info on her release date and potential abilities. 

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Doublelift reveals internal issues behind TSM’s collapse at Worlds 2020

Published: 25/Oct/2020 11:48

by Luke Edwards

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TSM AD carry Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has criticized his team’s “undisciplined” scrim play which led to their horrendous 0-6 run at Worlds 2020.

TSM went into Worlds as the LCS first seed, hoping to reach the knockout stage for the first time since 2014. Drawn into a group with Fnatic, LGD, and Gen.G, TSM wasn’t necessarily expected to progress from their group, but fans believed they could at least take a game or two.

But TSM limped out without a win, and the fallout has been huge. Long-time midlaner Bjergsen announced his retirement yesterday, with his move to head coach likely to kick off a revamp of the side.

As TSM’s most senior player, Doublelift took some time on his stream to offer fans more insight on what went wrong for them at Worlds this year.

Doublelift playing for TSM
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Doublelift has offered his insight into TSM’s abysmal Worlds 2020 showing.

Speaking on his Twitch stream, Peng explained: “Losing trust in each other made us play even worse. After the first week, we probably had a 10% win rate in scrims. I was grateful to win even a single game per day. A lot of the games were either over after level one, or in the first five minutes.

“People on the team started ruining practice by coin flipping and playing stupidly. You need some discipline to stay focused on the goals. We lost all of our team play.”

TSM’s trust issues

As LCS analyst MarkZ pointed out, TSM’s performance was statistically the worst ever produced by a pool one team.

The communication issues were evident through some bizarre pieces of play. Rookie jungler Spica produced one of the most memorable plays of the tournament, but not for the right reasons.

His “nine-man” Lillia sleep was not only heavily memed by the community, it also provided a perfect example of TSM’s loss of confidence and lack of trust in each other.

A fully confident TSM likely would have followed in on Spica’s engage to win the fight and potentially take the game. Bjergsen’s first task will be to build up the confidence of whatever roster he has at his disposal.

TSM finds itself with a lot of work to do if it hopes to end a torrid run of international performances.