Fnatic deny financial causes for loss of star player Caps, accidentally leak move to G2 - Dexerto
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Fnatic deny financial causes for loss of star player Caps, accidentally leak move to G2

Published: 25/Nov/2018 19:09 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 9:29

by Calum Patterson

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Fnatic have officially bid farewall to mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther after over two years of service, in which he helped the team secure two EU LCS playoff victories in 2018 and a grand final appearance at Worlds 2018.

The move was expected after reports from ESPN linking Caps with a move to LEC rivals G2 Esports, but fans were still disappointed to hear one of the fan favorites and standout performers would be switching allegiance.

The 2018 EU LCS Summer Split MVP was the best in his role in Europe throughout 2018, and at only 18 years old is arguably the brightest prospect in League of Legends.

In the official post, Fnatic described Caps as someone who “helped us define the Fnatic way”, with “endless belief in his own ability and his own potential.”

In a report from ESPN’s Jacob Wolf on November 20, sources claimed that Caps would be moving to G2 Esports, with G2’s Luka ‘PerkZ’ Perković remaining with the team but role-swapping from mid to the AD Carry position.

According to reports, G2 have already confirmed the signing of Mihael ‘Mikyx’ Mehle from Misfits, although have made no official announcement at the time of writing.

After the move, fans begin to speculate that the loss of arguably the team’s best player may have been because of financial pressures.

However, Fnatic founder and Chairman Sam Matthews dispelled these rumors on Twitter, saying that the organization will invest double into League of Legends over 2019.

Unfortunately, Matthews also inadvertently leaked Caps next move in a farewell tweet, saying he hopes G2 will treat him well.

Image via Reddit.

Caps also gave a statement on his departure from Fnatic, thanking them and saying that if the situation had been different, he would have stayed with the organization for the rest of his career.

“If I had not joined Fnatic, I would probably not be here today – for that I will always be grateful. Through multiple iterations in staff and players to get there, we had two incredible years.

I am very confident that I would have loved staying at Fnatic for the rest of my career. But I have made the decision to move because I want to make the very most out of life and, right now, I see myself doing that elsewhere.

Nonetheless, I know Fnatic will perform well in the years to come and I personally hope this could be the beginning of an even better performance from LEC internationally.”

The first split of the newly franchised League of Legends European Championship (LEC) begins on January 19, where fans can expect to see Caps in G2 colors facing off against his old team.

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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