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“He’s back!” – Faker gets insane Triplekill against defending World Champions Invictus Gaming

Published: 6/Jul/2019 0:26 Updated: 6/Jul/2019 0:55

by Alan Bernal

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While SK Telecom T1 have been on the road to finding their winning ways once again, star player Lee ‘League of Legends pro scene on its head as longtime dominant region Korea didn’t manage to get to the finals.

Coupled with the memory of a heart-breaking 3-0 loss to Samsung Galaxy in the grand finals just a year prior, there were mounting questions if Faker could one day carry his team back to glory.

Riot GamesAmong so many other champions, Faker is known for dominating with Azir.

Explosive play to wipe out Invictus

In a dazzling display of brilliance during the annual cross-region festivities, SKT were pushed to the brink when Faker saw the opportune moment for a hero flank as Azir by Teleporting behind the invading IG.

He flew in to the Invictus backline to put down a very well placed Flash + Emperor’s Divide ultimate which flung the enemy backline into the fray. The move created instant insanity at the foot of the top lane inhibitor tower, as it took a coordinated strike to effectively break the teamfight open.

Faker put his jungler Kim ‘Clid’ Tae-min in prime position to finish off the enemy Taliyah, while he returned the favor in kind by kicking Lux to Faker for the easy kill.

The opposing Sylas however, had some fight left in him after using a Stopwatch to prolong the inevitable. But after coming out of stasis, Faker was all too ready to add the Unshackled to his collection of kills.

All that was left of IG after the brawl was a retreating Kai’Sa played by Yu ‘JackeyLove’ Wen-Bo, but he didn’t last long either as Faker dashed across the wall to claim the final elimination.

The crowd and announcers went wild, as one can be heard saying “he’s back” referring to Faker’s astonishing playmaking seemingly at whim.

LoL EsportsSKT will be hoping to find their spark again during Rift Rivals behind their leader, Faker.

Although the incredible play wasn’t enough for SKT to mount a comeback, it was a great sign to see Faker once again producing awe-inspiring plays at an international event.

The Korean team will need this kind of energy when they start up once again in the LCK as Faker and co. look to improve on their 3-5 record.

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Riot dev explains lack of Yasuo & Yone buffs after League win rates drop

Published: 29/Nov/2020 18:01

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to League of Legends players calling for Yasuo and Yone to be buffed after the champions took a significant hit in win rate percentage following the Season 11 item overhaul.

After Riot announced that they would be introducing a massive item overhaul in the 2021 preseason, many players were concerned about the effects it would have on champion balancing in League of Legends.

The 2021 preseason has already seen many balance changes such as the rise of tanks like Amumu and Sejuani, but Riot has been quick to make even more characters viable with League patch 10.24.

However, two popular mid-lane champions, Yasuo and Yone, have seen a massive drop in win rate percentage after the new item update, and the lack of buffs has caused fans to reach out to Riot devs for an update.

Yasuo's Odyssey skin in League of Legends
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Yasuo and Yone were two champions that have been hard by the League Item overhaul.

One Redditor called out to League developer Riot Phlox, asking why there were no pre-emptive buffs for champions like Yone and if there would be any changes in the upcoming patch.

The League of Legends dev explained that, although Yasuo and Yone have been underwhelming so far, he believes that part of that is due to some of the current item builds that players are choosing, and not necessarily their strength in-game.

He revealed that buying Immortal Shieldbow into Infinity Edge was quite strong, compared to the traditional Phantom Dancer start that has been a go-to for players piloting the high-crit damage champions in past seasons.

But, with Yone still sitting at 43% win-rate and Yasuo at 45% in high-elo matches, according to u.gg, Riot Phlox admitted that they might be in need of some adjustments in the future.

“I think Critbros (Yasuo and Yone) still building terrible items on average,” he explained, claiming that he was unsure if buffs would be needed, “still might need buffs but not on fire.”

Despite being two of the most popular characters, the Ionian brothers are currently the worst performing champions in the mid lane.

However, as of now, it is unclear just what Riot has planned ahead of the competitive spring season.