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How good is new LoL champion Yuumi? Early win rate revealed

Published: 15/May/2019 9:50 Updated: 15/May/2019 10:18

by Joe O'Brien

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The newest League of Legends champion, Yuumi, was released on May 14, but players haven’t found much success with her yet.

Yuumi the Magical Cat is the latest addition to the League of Legends champion roster, a literal cat floating around on a magic book who is designed to be a played as a support.

The addition of a new champion is always an exciting time for League of Legends players, and many will undoubtedly rush to try out Yuumi.

Unfortunately, those that do lock in Yuumi might not be too pleased with the result. According to LoLalytics, Yuumi’s win rate over the first day of her release in ranked games of platinum or above was a mere 29.71%, the lowest ever for a new or significantly reworked champion.

Thankfully, Riot have already stated that they’re preparing to make adjustments to Yuumi in the next patch, although exactly how long it will be before an update presumably buffing her arrives isn’t confirmed.

In the meantime, some League of Legends players are suggesting banning Yuumi simply to ensure nobody else on your team can pick her and drastically reduce the team’s chance of success in doing so.

Riot GamesYuumi is the latest new champion in League of Legends.

What can Yuumi do?

The most defining ability Yuumi has is the unique mechanic of becoming Attached to a friendly hero. While she’s Attached she becomes untargetable by everything except tower damage. Yuumi can jump between friendly champions without resetting the cooldown of the ability, although it does trigger a cooldown if she becomes unattached completely.

While Attached, Yuumi can’t attack enemies, but she can use her other abilities, which fire from the location of the champion she’s Attached to.

Yuumi’s Q ability, Prowling Projectile, fires a missile that deals magic damage. If the missile is in flight long enough, it slows the enemy and deals bonus damage. Her E ability, Zoomies, is a heal and also grants a burst of movement speed.

Yuumi’s ultimate ability, Final Chapter, launches waves of magic damage that root enemies after multiple hits. Yuumi can also move, Attach, and heal while using her ultimate.

Esports

Bjergsen retires from League of Legends to become TSM Head Coach

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:29 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 17:57

by Daniel Cleary

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LCS veteran Søren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg has announced his retirement from professional League of Legends, surprising fans with a transition to TSM’s Head Coach.

After winning multiple LCS titles and cementing himself as one of the greatest players to have competed in the LCS, Danish star Bjergsen revealed that he would be retiring from League of Legends on October 24.

Despite carrying TSM to another LCS win in the summer split and securing a spot at Worlds 2020, after their 0-6 record in the international event’s group stage, he released a vlog to give fans an update on his future.

bjergsen on LCS stage
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Bjergsen has competed under multiple iterations of TSM.

In the TSM announcement video, Bjergsen confirmed that he would not be competing in the 2021 spring split and would be coaching the TSM roster instead.

“After playing professional League of Legends for about eight years and playing for TSM for close to six, I’m here to talk about the fact that I’m retiring as a professional player and stepping into the head coach role for TSM,” Bjergsen added.

The mid-laner explained that the decision was not made because of their Worlds showing and revealed that it was one he had thought about for quite a while.

“It probably comes a shock to a lot of you guys and I don’t want it to seem like it’s a sudden reaction to our poor Worlds run, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” he revealed, “I really wanted to have a good season before becoming a coach.”

As TSM’s general manager Parth Naidu had been filling in as head coach in 2020, the move makes a lot of sense from an organizational standpoint but will likely disappoint many fans of the star player.

Bjergsen has also been a part-owner of TSM, since re-signing with them in October 2019, meaning that he will likely be staying with the North American organization for the foreseeable future.

As of now, the future of TSM’s starting roster is still unclear, but it is likely that more roster moves will be revealed during League’s 2021 preseason.