League of Legends star Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic has been hinting towards another swap with teammate Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther following their crushing win over Fnatic in the LEC’s Spring final.
When Caps first made the move to G2 Esports ahead of the 2019 spring split, which saw star mid-laner Perkz swap roles to ADC to accommodate his former rival, many had their doubts around the potential of the team.
Caps and Perkz quickly silenced critics, however, after leading the team to a near-flawless year, winning both regional titles and MSI 2019, only losing their first best-of-5 series of the season against FunPlus Phoenix in the Worlds grand final.
Caps and Perkz look set to switch back for the LEC Summer split.
G2 Esports were not happy with their defeat and swapped Caps and Perkz roles ahead of the 2020 spring split to offer the team even more flexibility in draft, and despite defeating Fnatic with a clean 3-0 in the LEC spring final, they look set to swap back yet again for Summer.
Caps received some harsh criticism for his first split as an ADC in Spring 2020, after a few shaky performances in the regular season led many fans to believe that G2’s support Mikyx synergized better with Perkz.
It seems as if G2 themselves may agree with the European fans, as Perkz has hinted toward his return to the bot lane, tweeting out that he would be practicing some marksman champions, which are typically seen in the ADC role, during his May 6 Twitch stream.
Although Perkz is often known for joking around, Caps has also been picking up some mid lane champions on his alternate account in recent days, making the swap a rather likely possibility, according to their Opgg profiles.
As players have had few weeks off ahead of the Summer Split, due to the cancelation of the Mid Season Invitational, it would be the perfect time to go through an adjustment period without concerns over performing poorly in the regular season matches.
Both players have already proven that they are well capable of finding success in either role, despite some concerns from fans, and will likely be a top contender internationally with or without the swap.
Regardless of what they decide for the Summer split, the G2 stars are expected to be returning to action in early June, to kick off the second half of the LEC 2020 season.
Update: May 6 2:49 PM PST
Perkz, Caps, and G2 have confirmed the role swap that will see the return of “Uma Jan and Claps.”
The G2 Army retweeted a series of messages that confirm the roll swap to how it was in 2019. Hint: Read Caps and Perkz tweets from bottom up.
G2 ended the Summer of 2019 with a regular-season record of 15-3 with Perkz in the bot lane and Caps mid before beating Fnatic 3-2 in the Summer LEC finals.
In the Spring 2020 Split, they again ended with a 15-3 record and a 3-0 finals series sweep over Fnatic but with the two stars in their new roles.
The long-awaited League of Legends Season 11 preseason update, which is set to include a huge item overhaul, is just around the corner with LoL patch 10.23 coming on Nov. 11 — here’s all the changes Riot Games have revealed so far.
LoL patch 10.23, set to land on live servers on Wednesday, November 11, has been on the PBE testing realm for some time now. Riot is taking their preseason changes slowly, in an effort to make sure it’s all balanced ahead of Season 11.
Plenty of changes to items, champions, runes, and more have come and gone in the last few weeks, meaning it’s a lot to get your head around. We’ve broken down everything set to arrive in League of Legends patch 10.23, coming next month.
Katarina is one League champion getting a big boost in the Season 11 preseason.
Riot begins work on new League items overhaul
League of Legends is set for a massive overhaul of its item system in preseason 2021, and Riot Games has revealed what to expect with the numerous Mythic and Legendary items set to release in November.
The idea with these Mythic items is to give players a much clearer sense of what to build up to and what those items will let your champion do.
Riot previously explained that they wanted to keep about a third of all items the same, update another third, and make the final piece composed of completely new items for people to contend with.
“Mythic items are the cornerstones in your builds with big effects that define your playstyle from game to game,” Riot game producer Jessica ‘Safelocked’ Nam said.
Over half of League’s items are going to be reworked in Season 11.
Viktor gets minor preseason rework
Viktor is set to receive a minor preseason League of Legends rework as part of the overall Season 11 balance changes, to “hopefully” bring him in line with the Mythic and Legendary items being released in LoL patch 10.21 on the PBE.
The Machine Herald has always had one major focus in his kit: earn upgrades for his iconic Hex Core item linked to his passive, and take over the game with bonus ability power.
Riot is set to make sweeping changes to the mid laner’s passive, Glorious Evolution, as part of the Season 11 preseason update, however. Gone is Viktor’s old prototype Hex Core; in its place are “Evolution points,” which have to be unlocked mid-game.
The passive changes aren’t the only switch Riot Games is planning to make in the mini Viktor rework either. His E ability, known as “Death Ray,” will have its mana cost dropped, while laser ratio for the ability will be upped, from 0.6 to 0.7.
Viktor is in line for huge changes to his Hex Core passive in the League of Legends preseason update.
League of Legends patch 10.23 will drop on Wednesday, November 11.
Dexerto will continue to add all planned balance changes as Riot reveals specific numbers on the Season 11 buffs and nerfs.
League of Legends Patch 10.23: all planned changes
Q mana cost 80/90/100/110/120 ⇒ 60/70/80/90/100.
R initial cost 75 (+40/50/60 per second) ⇒ 60 (+40/50/60 per second).
Passive headshots gain 25% less bonus damage from crit chance.
E mana cost 50 ⇒ 50/45/40/35/30.
Base mana 280 ⇒ 330.
Base mana regen 7 ⇒ 8.
Spider Q now applies on-hit effects.
Base mana 317 ⇒ 400.
Base mana regen 6 ⇒ 7.
Passive crit damage reduction: 25% (150% damage crits on live) ⇒ 14% (150% damage crits on PBE).
Bonus attack damage from crit chance 4% attack damage per 10% crit ⇒ 3% attack damage per 10% critical strike chance.
Passive now applies ‘on hit’ effects to all units struck.
E now applies ‘on hit’ effects.
R split damage into (base + ability power ratio) magic, and (attack damage + ASPD ratio) physical. Now applies ‘on hit’ effects at 33% efficiency to all units struck. Each unit is hit for a total on 3x Katarina’s on hits over the full 2.5s channel duration.
Passive attack speed per Zeal stack: 6% (30% at five stacks) ⇒ 6% + 2%/100 ability power (30% + 10%/100 ability power at five stacks).
All Mythic Items have Ornn upgrades. Only Mythic Items can be upgraded. Each upgrade is worth roughly 1,000 gold in stats.
Attack speed ratio 0.2 ⇒ 0.32.
Attack speed per level: 4% ⇒2.5%
Crit damage reduction: 35% (130% damage crits on live) ⇒ 14% (150% damage crits on PBE).
Crit chance per 20 souls: 15% ⇒ 10%
Excess crit to lifesteal conversion: 35% ⇒ 50%
E move speed 20% ⇒ 20% (+3%/100 ability power).
R damage ability power ratio 0.5 ⇒ 0.8.
Base mana 280 ⇒ 350.
Passive crit chance per point of fury 0.35-0.5 ⇒ 0.3-0.6.
W currently does not work with new item actives. Will be updated to work shortly before preseason patch 10.21 ships.
Mana per level changes
The following champions have also had their mana per level increased by 20:
Cooldown reduction stats changed to “+8 Ability Haste.”
NEW EFFECT: Heal for a percentage of the damage dealt. Healing: 1% + 2% per Bounty Hunter stack. Bounty Hunter stacks are earned the first time you get a takedown on each enemy champ. Healing reduced to 1/3rd against non-champs.
NEW EFFECT: Gain 15 Item Haste plus an additional 10 Item Haste per Bounty Hunter stack (includes Trinkets). Bounty Hunter stacks are earned the first time you get a takedown on each enemy champion.
Adaptive force 1.7-4.2 ⇒ 2-5.
Heal 15% ⇒ 10%.
Ranged heal 8% ⇒ 6%.
Presence of Mind
NEW EFFECT: Damaging enemy champ increases your mana regeneration by 1.5-11 (80% for ranged) mana per second for 4 seconds. All energy users gain 1.5 energy per second, instead. Takedowns restore 15% of your maximum mana or energy.
Added to Precision rune tree in patch 10.23.
EFFECT: Gain 2% Bonus Armor and Bonus Magic Penetration for every Legend stack (max 10 stacks). Earn progress toward Legend stacks for every champion takedown, epic monster takedown, large monster kill, and minion kill.
Max stacks 20 ⇒ 15.
NEW EFFECT: Gain bonuses upon reaching the following levels:
Lv5: +5 Ability Haste.
Lv8: +5 Ability Haste.
Lv11: On Champion takedown, reduce the remaining cooldown of basic abilities by 20%.