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How to fix League of Legends crashes since Patch 10.7

Published: 10/Apr/2020 4:22

by Andrew Amos

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Players are reporting an unusually high number of League of Legends crashes ⁠— both in game and idling in client — since Patch 10.7. Here’s how you can fix that.

Patch 10.7 has been riddled with performance issues for League of Legends players. From login issues and disconnects, to constant crashes, the latest update hasn’t been the most smooth for players to use.

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Riot has been quick on solving some of these issues, fixing up the servers in a maintenance update on April 7. However, players are still noting an unusually high crash rate. There is an easy fix though, so don’t stress.

The problem lays in the log files for the game. While the logs are a handy way of noting player info, a bug was discovered where the logs kept writing information.

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This meant the text files quickly ramped up in size, from an average of around a megabyte to over a gigabyte, and in some cases, up to 34GB.

Having files this big just doing nothing is a huge performance killer for all programs, not just League. So, if you noticed your PC running slow after a few games, as well as League constantly crashing, deleting the log files are a simple fix.

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You can freely delete all files in your Logs folder for League to help boost performance.

Navigating to find the log files is super easy, however they are stored in two different places.

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The first one is pretty easy, if you installed League in the default directory. Going through your drive via Riot Games > League of Legends > Logs > LeagueClient Logs should pull up all recent logs. You can freely delete them to help free up some space.

The other location is under your AppData folder. On Windows, pull up the start menu by hitting the Windows key, or clicking in the bottom left corner. Then, look up “%AppData%.” From there, navigate through to AppData > Local > Riot Games > Riot Client > Logs, and delete all logs.

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The second location is a bit trickier to find.

This should free up a bunch of disk space, and solve all your crashing issues since the Patch 10.7 update. If it doesn’t, double check no Riot Games processes are up in your Task Manager, and give your computer a quick restart for good measure.

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This problem should only be affecting Windows users and not Mac users. However, if you are experiencing crashes on the Apple operating system, hunting down your League logs folder and deleting all files should do the trick.

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Astralis fined by Riot Games after LEC investigation

Published: 13/Oct/2020 14:27 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 14:33

by Calum Patterson

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Danish esports organization Astralis must pay a €5,000 fine, and must fulfill new requirements, Riot Games has ruled after an investigation into the team’s missing salary payments to players, and the actions of the team’s general manager.

LEC Commissioner Maximillian Peter Schmidt said that “multiple Astralis Team Members had reached out to the League reporting missing salary payments as well as conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager by the interim Astralis General Manager.”

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The LEC investigation found that the missing salary payments were “tied to the specifics of the Danish jurisdiction and human error.”

“Astralis was fully cooperative and swiftly resolved the matter,” the ruling continues. “The League confirmed all missing payments have now been received by the Team Members.”

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Astralis previously played under the Origen brand in the LEC, until rebranding in September.

However, the investigation also found that “the Astralis GM exhibited conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager including the misrepresentation of certain contract terms with the Team Members and a singular instance of verbal misconduct.”

The GM in question is not named. Astralis’s former GM, Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge, who was there when the team went by Origen in the LEC, left at the same time as the rebranding was announced, back in September.

In addition to the €5,000 fine, Astralis must now meet four extra requirements as an organization in the LEC:

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  • Astralis is required to establish and communicate a direct avenue which Team Members can use to report potential grievances towards the Astralis ownership group.
  • Astralis is required to establish an on-boarding program for their Team Members including an outline of the above as well as an overview of Danish vacation pay and tax/payment/EasyID requirements.
  • The League will schedule check-in calls with all Team Members in the 2021 Season to ensure the above has been executed.
  • Astralis and their General Manager will be officially warned for conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager as we consider the LEC organizations responsible for the actions of their employees.

At the time of writing, Astralis has not commented publicly on the LEC’s ruling.

The organization is best known for its CS:GO team, and rebranded their FIFA and LoL teams to unify the brand under the Astralis banner.