League of Legends

How to get free League of Legends skins with Twitch Prime (February 2021)

Published: 28/Jan/2021 6:39

by Andrew Amos

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If you’re looking for some free League of Legends skins, then you might want to jump on the Twitch Prime Gaming bandwagon. You can get a free skin shard every 10 days, all the way through to April 2021. Here’s how.

Instead of having to get lucky through in-game events, or playing tons of the game to level up and hope for a good Hextech Chest, there’s an easy way to pick up League of Legends skins. Twitch Prime Gaming is the way.

The streaming platform is back with a new promotion in League that allows players to have a chance at finding their favorite skins for free, if they have a Prime Gaming membership. Here’s what you can get through the deal.

Elementalist lux in League of LegendsYou can get free League skins if you have a Twitch Prime membership. Here’s how.

League of Legends Twitch Prime rewards

As we mentioned in the title, you can get free League of Legends skins with Twitch Prime. Every 10 days or so, a new promotion will begin, so you’ll have to keep on top of it to get maximum value.

You will receive a Mystery Skin Shard, which you can open from your loot tab. Depending on whether you like the skin or not, you can upgrade it to a permanent with orange essence, or reroll it for a different one.

Here’s when a new Skin Shard is available:

  • February 4
  • February 15
  • February 25
  • March 8
  • March 18
  • March 29

It’s likely the promotion continues after that, but nothing has been announced. You’ll have until March 8 to claim all of the February shards, and April 8 to claim all of the March ones.

League of Legends Twitch Prime Gaming rewards
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Be sure to check back every 10 days for a new shard!

How to claim League of Legends Twitch Prime Gaming rewards

It’s really easy to claim these skin shards. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

  1. Connect your Twitch account to an Amazon Prime account on their website
  2. Connect your Riot Games account to the Twitch account
  3. Head to the Twitch Prime crown on the top-right of the page
  4. Claim the rewards
  5. Log into League of Legends and check your Loot tab
  6. Your Mystery Skin Shard should be waiting for you to open

Hopefully you can find the skin you were looking for through this promotion!

Valorant

Valorant world records: Longest matches, most kills, popular weapons, more

Published: 24/Feb/2021 4:55 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 4:57

by Brad Norton

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Bragging rights are all too important in Valorant but who actually stands atop the pack and truly leads on the global standings? From the longest match in Valorant history to the players with the most kills, here are the current world records for Riot’s tactical FPS.

Valorant has been out for over six months at the time of writing. From new maps to additional Agents and a ton of balancing updates, we’ve already been through a great deal as the competitive scene finds its footing.

Elite players have been able to climb through the ranks to Radiant and even cement their spot among the top 100 each month. Meanwhile, the world’s very best teams have been battling it out in a number of official and community-driven tournaments.

Here’s a list of the most impressive world records for Valorant. We’ll be keeping this updated as new players climb the rankings and new trends emerge.

Longest match in Valorant history

While competitive play started out with a simple ‘sudden death’ overtime rule, a new system requires players to win by two rounds. This means that games could theoretically run forever if teams continue to trade round win after round win.

So long as a draw isn’t called, a single match can just keep on going. That’s exactly what happened in one particular game on Ascent throughout 2020.

One hour and 28 minutes is the longest game in Valorant history so far, according to a December 28 post from Riot Games.

Valorant statistics
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The longest match in Valorant history, as confirmed by Riot Games.

A total of 58 rounds were played, making it more than twice the duration of a regular game, if said game went the distance. 

There are no specific details on who was in the match, whether a vote was called for in the end, or what rank this all played out at. It’s safe to assume the players in that lobby all took a break after that one.

Most kills in professional Valorant

With competitions taking place all over the world, pro players have had ample opportunity to showcase their skills. While eliminations aren’t everything, being an aggressive player certainly comes with some style points.

Indian player Debanjan ‘DEATHMAKER’ Das currently holds the world record for the most kills in a single map. During the TEC Challenger Series, Velocity Gaming secured a 21-19 victory on Haven over GodSquad. Throughout this lengthy map, DEATHMAKER came one away from a 50-bomb, dropping 49 kills on Jett.

DEATHMAKER Valorant pro
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DEATHMAKER has a fitting alias, as he currently holds the record for the most kills in a single map.

When it comes to the most kills overall in professional Valorant, however, that record is currently held by Brady ‘thief’ Dever of Luminosity Gaming.

The North American player has a staggering 1,171 kills to his name at the time of writing.

Most kills in public Valorant matches

While there are no leaderboards that track this particular stat for competitive or unrated, we still have a decent idea of who’s leading the charge.

Early into the release of Valorant’s competitive ladder, ‘lunviu’ placed in Iron 1. After grinding up the ranks, they swapped over to unrated where they secured a 73 kill win on Split.

Valorant scoreboard
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The current world record for most kills in a single Valorant game is set to 73.

In terms of the highest overall kills in Valorant, there’s currently no way to track this record. 

Most popular weapons in Valorant

From now until the end of time it’s likely the Vandal vs Phantom argument will continue on. Everyone has their preference from the top pro players to casual grinders, you’ll get a different answer everywhere you look.

But Riot cleared up the debate once and for all on December 28. The Vandal reigns supreme as the ‘deadliest’ weapon in the game. Players have tallied more kills with the weapon than any other in Valorant.

Naturally, the Phantom follows close behind in second place. Though the third entry might come as a surprise.

While the Operator is a fan favorite pick and Sidearms can always come in handy, it’s the Spectre that rounds out the top three. The powerful SMG has the third-most kills of any weapon in Valorant to date.

Valorant statistics
Riot Games
The deadliest weapons in Valorant, straight from Riot Games.

The world’s best players are always setting new personal bests, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated as these records change.

If you know of any new records that have been set but can’t see them featured here, be sure to let us know @ValorantUpdates.