G2’s Perkz explains why he “couldn’t care less” about annual Rift Rivals tournament - Dexerto
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G2’s Perkz explains why he “couldn’t care less” about annual Rift Rivals tournament

Published: 22/May/2019 20:45 Updated: 22/May/2019 21:04

by Alan Bernal

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Fresh off a historic win at MSI 2019, League of Legends star Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković voiced his concerns about Rift Rivals and why Riot Games should look into getting rid of the annual event.

Riot Games have put on incredible international events like the Mid-Season Invitationals and the World Championship, but it looks like some pros couldn’t care less about the cross-regional tournament the company is always keen to produce.

Rift Rivals 2019 will pit NA against EU and will take place in Los Angeles on June 27-29, though it doesn’t look like Perkz is looking forward to coming along for the ride.

LoL EsportsEven though G2 has had great Rift Rival runs, some think it might be time to end the annual event.
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During his May 22 stream, Perkz was in between games and answering viewer questions when someone asked if he even cared about the minor cross-regional tournament.

“‘Do you care about Rift Rivals at all,’” Perkz read before continuing. “Honestly, I could not care any less about Rift Rivals. I don’t really think this tournament has its place in such a stacked season already.”

As one of the teams that qualified for the 2019 slate of games, G2 and Perkz will have to fly across the world to participate in the annual festivities to prove which region of the two reigns supreme.

Even though the star-studded lineup just came back home from their successful trip in China, it looks like they’re going to jump right back on the plane in a little more than a month’s time.

“I think Riot should remove Rift Rivals,” Perkz said. “And the fact that we need to fly to [North America] is even worse, in a schedule where we already fly so much.”

Can Rift Rivals cause a problem for League of Legends pros?

Fans are growing concerned for what Rift Rivals could mean for the rest of the year’s more prestigious competitions.

LoL EsportsRift Rivals tends to carry intense storylines throughout the competitions that can make it into an exciting event.
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“… This schedule just puts EU teams at a disadvantage for worlds,” Fuzzikopf said in the LEC announcement. “They will have to fly to NA in the middle of the split, adjust to a new sleeping schedule, fly back, adjust again, and on top of that, they will finish their splits two weeks later than NA, which means two lost weeks of practice/vacation before worlds.”

It definitely looks like top teams, especially in EU, are going to get the brunt of fatigue with all of these events happening in such a cramped year.

While Riot Games tend to put on incredibly entertaining productions during these events, it doesn’t seem like Rift Rivals will be particularly appreciated by all those watching the tournament and those participating in it.

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TFT Patch 10.22 hotfix nerfs Morgana after “accidental” buff

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:36

by Andrew Amos

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First it was Warwick, now it’s Morgana. Riot have had to tone back the Enlightened-Dazzler’s power in an October 30 hotfix after TFT Patch 10.22 gave her some “accidental” buffs.

Morgana reigned supreme after TFT Patch 10.22 as one of the best champions in the game. The Dazzler changes, as well as buffs to her spell damage, made the four-cost unit near unstoppable.

It was by pure accident though. TFT lead developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer revealed the Morgana changes weren’t meant to be shipped. However, Riot were keeping an eye on it instead of instantly reverting it.

“We accidentally shipped the [Morgana] change [in TFT Patch 10.22]. This was not intended and due to an error, but we’re going to leave it for now. Will keep an eye on things and undo via a B-Patch next week if necessary,” Mortdog told players on October 28.

However, the buff was too broken. The Morgana changes didn’t even make the weekend after the patch. Riot pulled the changes almost immediately, shipping a hotfix on October 30 ⁠— two days after the update launched.

It was a total revert of the spell damage buff Morgana received on TFT Patch 10.22, back to 250/400/2000 from 325/525/2000.

Morgana wasn’t the only thing touched in the October 30 TFT hotfix. AP items Chalice of Harmony, Jeweled Gauntlet, and Rabadon’s Deathcap were also changed.

Chalice of Harmony and Jeweled Gauntlet stacking has been a popular choice for Ahri compositions, as well as general Mage builds. However, nerfs to Jeweled Gauntlet’s bonus crit damage and Chalice’s bonus spell power should make them a little less appealing.

The big winner of this is the double-rod Rabadon’s Deathcap. It’s receiving a buff to its total spell power, which might make it a bit more appetizing to players.

There’s still potential for a further TFT Patch 10.22 update next week as part of a b-patch. However, it’s likely there won’t be any changes until November 4’s TFT Patch 10.23.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.22 hotfix notes below.

TFT Patch 10.22 October 30 hotfix notes

Champions

  • Morgana Spell Damage: 325/525/2000 > 250/400/2000

Items

  • Chalice of Harmony Bonus Spell Power: 40 > 35
  • Jeweled Gauntlet Crit Damage: 50% > 40%
  • Rabadon’s Deathcap Total Spell Power: 75 > 80