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Game-breaking League exploit lets Nunu walk straight through walls

Published: 27/Jul/2020 8:08

by Andrew Amos

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A game-breaking Nunu exploit has been discovered in League of Legends that allows the jungler to walk straight through walls on Summoner’s Rift ⁠— with a little help from the enemy team.

Nunu’s W, Biggest Snowball Ever, can be a pretty terrifying ability. Sure, a little snow never hurt anybody, but when you see the Boy and his Yeti rolling into a lane with a massive wall of it, you know the pain train could hit hard.

Thankfully, Nunu’s W has a pretty big turning circle, and will stop if the champion is hit by crowd control, or if the two-character duo bumps into a wall. Well, that’s supposed to be the case ⁠— but it’s not like that on Patch 10.15.

Nunu and Willump in League of Legends
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Nunu’s Snowball is terrifying enough already, but imagine seeing it flying over walls.

A new exploit has been uncovered that allows Nunu to walk straight through walls using his snowball, although he needs a little helping hand from the enemy team.

Vandiril shared the exploit in a July 25 YouTube video, where if Nunu is CC’d during the initial cast time of Biggest Snowball Ever, he can break through the game’s terrain. You have to time it almost frame-perfect for it to work, but it’s possible to hash it out in a custom lobby.

The exploit seems to work with only specific types of crowd control. If Nunu is stunned or slowed instead of taunted or feared, he won’t be able to travel through walls with that specific snowball.

Of course, the ramifications of such an exploit needs no introduction. The ability to traverse the map like such is huge. Only Kayn and Talon have similar abilities to go over one wall to the next.

If you are playing Fiddlesticks, Shen, or Galio into Nunu, you have to be extra careful with your abilities. If you CC Nunu at the wrong time, he could just climb over the wall to decimate your team on the other side, or make a grand escape.

It’s unclear as to how Riot are going to tackle this bug. Like most exploits, it’ll probably be squashed in the next update, which is planned for early August. However, Riot has taken moves in the past to punish players who use such an exploit to gain an unfair advantage.

Earlier in 2020, Tencent banned 3,000 League players in China for three years over using a Ornn exploit that allowed the Forge God to deal damage to players globally with his W. Similar exploits involving Poppy and Kayn were also given the same treatment.

It’s unlikely Riot will do the same for this Nunu one, given the fact it isn’t easily replicated. However, if you want to give it a try for yourself, boot up a custom lobby, and you should be able to replicate it fairly easily.

Esports

FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal

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Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

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FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

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The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.