League of Legends

G2 Esports, TSM win LEC & LCS Summer 2020: final placements, results

Published: 7/Sep/2020 4:16 Updated: 7/Sep/2020 6:28

by Matt Porter

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G2 Esports and Team SoloMid have secured their eighth and seventh domestic titles respectively, with both veteran orgs winning the LEC and LCS 2020 Summer Splits.

While G2 Esports and Cloud9 were crowned as the kings of the region in Spring, the landscape is now vastly different across both regions at the end of Summer.

Teams who were underperforming in Spring have shot up to try and mount a charge to qualify for the end-of-year event, while some squads have failed to live up to the hype. The motivation was extra high in Europe, with an extra fourth spot on the line after G2’s performance last year.

If you missed out on the action across both sides of the Atlantic, we’ve got everything you need to know, including if your favorite team make it to Worlds.

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G2 Esports wins LEC 2020 Summer Split

LECG2 Esports are champions of the LEC Summer Split

G2 Esports have collected their fourth consecutive LEC title, and the org’s eighth domestic crown overall, sweeping arch-rivals Fnatic in a 3–0 win online in the 2020 Summer Finals.

Many pundits were tipping Fnatic to be the favourites for the clash after they edged G2 in a thrilling 3–2 matchup last weekend. The defending champs, led by Summer’s newly-crowned most valuable player, Caps, had other plans.

G2’s three-game triumph began, funnily enough, with a little bit of Team SoloMid flavour. The European champions picked jungle Shen for Jankos ⁠— channeling the NA roster’s shock pick from Saturday evening ⁠— and it proved to be key; Fnatic weren’t able to pick up a meaningful fight win in the opening bout, and G2 pocketed the first map victory.

The second map proved to be the most crucial in the three-game series. Fnatic looked to hit back with a dominant match of their own, and they seemed on their way to tying up the clash off the back of Selfmade’s Hecarim, and Bwipo’s top lane Zilean pick.

Fnatic’s bid to claim game two hit a snag despite their 4.2k gold lead though. G2 were able to edge their rivals with Baron Nashor still available, and the defending champs collected the huge neutral buff, the gold lead, and eventually the game.

The loss put a major dent in Fnatic’s title hopes. After leading for much of the second map, the favourites seemed lost in the third, and G2 were able to capitalise on match point with a bloody 28–16 win in another 37-minute slug-fest.

The win, which can only be attributed to Caps’ silky-smooth play in the mid lane throughout all three games, now locks G2 Esports as Europe’s first-seed for Worlds. Fnatic will represent the LEC as the region’s second seed in October.

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LEC 2020 Summer Split Final Schedule

Sunday, September 6

Match PST EST BST CEST
G2 Esports 3 – 0 Fnatic 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM 5 PM

LEC 2020 Summer Split Playoffs Final Placements

Position Team Prize Qualification
1 G2 Esports €80,000 ($94,000) Worlds 2020 Main Event
2 Fnatic €50,000 ($59,000) Worlds 2020 Main Event
3 Rogue €30,000 ($35,000) Worlds 2020 Main Event
4 MAD Lions €20,000 ($23,000) Worlds 2020 Main Event
5 FC Schalke 04 €12,500 ($14,000)
6 SK Gaming €7,500 ($8,000)

LEC Summer 2020 Regular Season Standings

Position Team Record
1 Rogue 13-5
2 MAD Lions 12-6
3 G2 Esports 11-7
4 Fnatic 9-9
4 SK Gaming 9-9
6 FC Schalke 04 8-10
6 Excel 8-10
8 Misfits 7-11
8 Team Vitality 7-11
10 Origen 6-12

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TSM win LCS 2020 Summer, FlyQuest & Liquid secure Worlds seeds

TSM wins LCS Summer 2020 banner
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TSM climbed through the lower bracket to win LCS 2020 Summer.

It’s been a long time between drinks for Team SoloMid. The last time they won an LCS title was in 2017 ⁠— before Doublelift and Biofrost headed off for Team Liquid and CLG respectively. The family reunion has gone to plan in 2020 though, as TSM has secured their 7th LCS title against FlyQuest.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing. TSM had to run through the loser’s bracket of playoffs after losing to Golden Guardians 3-0 in the first round. However, after taking down Dignitas, getting revenge on GG, and sneaking past Cloud9 and Liquid, they were ready to take down FlyQuest.

TSM’s game plan was simple ⁠— target Solo in the top lane, and carry through that half of the map. They executed it perfectly in Games 1 and 2, helped out by Bjergsen’s Zilean in the first outing and Broken Blade’s Jax in the second.

However, FlyQuest fought back from the ropes. In Game 3, a few misplays from Doublelift allowed FQ a way back into the game, and they didn’t let it slip. Game 4 featured more WildTurtle heroics on the Caitlyn, and while Spica delayed the full FlyQuest snowball thanks to two dragon steals, a Game 5 was forced.

TSM once again put all the eggs in the Broken Blade basket, but this time on Camille, he was able to make it work. FlyQuest looked out of gas, as they fell flat at the final hurdle to once again settle for second-best, like they did in Spring. Baylife is back though, and TSM fans now have something to look forward to at Worlds.

With this win, TSM have also secured themselves NA’s top seed heading to Shanghai, with FlyQuest getting the consolation prize of second seed. Team Liquid will have to play through play-ins as the region’s third seed.

LCS Summer 2020 Week 9 Schedule

Sunday, September 6

Match PST EST BST CEST
FlyQuest 2 – 3 TSM 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM

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LCS 2020 Summer Split Playoffs Final Placements

Position Team Qualification
1 TSM Worlds 2020 Main Event
2 FlyQuest Worlds 2020 Main Event
3 Team Liquid Worlds 2020 Play-In
4 Cloud9
5-6 Evil Geniuses
5-6 Golden Guardians
7-8 Dignitas
7-8 100 Thieves

LCS Summer 2020 Regular Season Standings

Position Team Record
1 Team Liquid 15-3
2 Cloud9 13-5
3 TSM 12-6
3 FlyQuest 12-6
5 Golden Guardians 9-9
6 Evil Geniuses 8-10
7 100 Thieves 7-11
8 CLG 5-13
8 Dignitas 5-13
10 Immortals 4-14

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League of Legends

League patch 10.25 to feature Rell release, Imperial Mandate buffs, more

Published: 2/Dec/2020 3:40 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 3:43

by Isaac McIntyre

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Riot Games has confirmed League of Legends patch 10.25 ⁠— quite likely the last LoL update of 2020 ⁠— is locked and loaded for next week. Here’s all the early notes for the Dec. 9 patch, including the release of Rell, and more.

League is all set to goodbye 2020 and officially move into Season 11 with the release of patch 10.25 next week. The update, which will drop a day early on December 9, is set to be a big one too; there’s a new champion, and two mini-reworks to boot.

There’s also a handful of champions that will be getting tweaks next patch, including Rengar, Talon, Warwick, and Wukong, as well as more set to be announced over the next week.

Here’s all the details on League of Legends Patch 10.25, set to drop on Dec. 9.

League patch 10.25 debuts Rell, the Iron Maiden

Riot are releasing one final champion ahead of Season 11: Rell, the Iron Maiden.

Unveiled recently in a cryptic trailer, Rell is a cross between a mage and a tank, utilizing metalmancy in order to transform her metallic steed into full-blown plate armor to protect herself while battling on Summoner’s Rift.

Rell is a product of the Black Rose Academy, the same establishment set up by the infamous trickster LeBlanc. Inducted to the school at a young age due to her metalmancy skills, Rell thrived in the harsh environment of Noxus’ most terrifying tower of terror, defeating all of the opponents her training threw at her.

Here’s all the details on the Iron Maiden, League’s 152nd champion.

LoL-Rell
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Riot are releasing one last League champion, Rell, in Season 10.

Pantheon shifts out of support

Pantheon has been out of control across the Rift since his Season 10 rework; the LoL bruiser was originally planned to stay in the top lane, but spilled out into mid lane and support.

The aim of these new 10.25 nerfs, Riot Phlox revealed, is to curtail Pantheon’s power across the pro scene, and in mid and support, in an effort to give top lane “a place to shine” again. Phlox unveiled the nerfs on Twitter on Nov. 23.

All four of Pantheon’s abilities are coming under the microscope. His Q, “Comet Spear,” will only have its cooldown and mana cost tweaked, while E, “Aegis Assault,” will lose its iconic tower shot blocks. His W, “Shield Vault,” is getting a damage spike too.

Finally, his Q and E’s empowered versions are having bonuses stripped out of them, while “Grand Starfall,” his cross-map ultimate, now deals extra damage too.

Eclipse has turned AD carries -- assassins and marksman -- into deadly burst champions.
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Pantheon is running rampant in the bot lane, and has earned himself a “mini-rework.”

27 champions, 28 items set for changes

On top of the champion releases and mini-reworks, Yetter also revealed Riot are planning on delivering a bulk bucket of League of Legends nerfs and buffs ahead of their Christmas break.

As mentioned before, Rengar, Talon, Warwick, and Wukong are all on the target list. Kayle, Kayn, Fizz, Morgana, Annie, Samira, and Jhin (nerfs) will all be in LoL patch 10.25 as well, alongside Lulu, Taliyah, Twitch, Mordekaiser, Qiyana, Karthus, Nidalee, Lee Sin, Gragas, Ivern, Nasus, Seraphine, Yasuo, and Yone (buffs).

Galio was also originally set to be nerfed this patch, but that has been shifted to 11.01.

Champions aren’t the only headliners in League patch 10.25 either. Nearly 20 items are being tweaked for balance in the December update, including Sunfire Aegis and Infinity Edge.

Frostfire Gauntlet, Turbo Chemtank, Seekers Armguard, The Collector, Muramana, Imperial Mandate, Eclipse, Duskblade of Drakthaar, Rapid Firecannon, and more are also set to receive buffs and nerfs in the final League of Legends patch of 2020.

Battle Queen, Elderwood skins coming in LoL patch 10.25

The next League of Legends skin line, “Battle Queen,” will be coming in LoL patch 10.25. Five champs are in line for the new cosmetics, including new champ Rell, and a special Prestige Edition skin for mid lane mage Diana.

Here’s the full list of champs getting ‘Battle Queen’ skins:

  • Rell
  • Janna
  • Katarina
  • Qiyana
  • Diana (Prestige)

There’s actually two skin lines coming next patch too, as League’s balance team finishes on a high. This one is the new variants that have got everyone in a fever; a number of oft-forgotten champs are receiving new variants.

Here’s the full list of champs getting ‘Elderwood’ skins:

  • Azir
  • Ivern
  • Ornn
  • Rakan
  • Xayah

League of Legends Patch 10.25 will drop on Wednesday, December 9. Dexerto will continue to add all planned balance changes as Riot reveals specific numbers.

League of Legends patch 10.25 early notes

Champions

Annie

  • E movement speed 30-60 ⇒ 20-50%.

Ekko

  • Passive damage to monsters 150% ⇒ 250%.

Fizz

  • Mana per level 57 ⇒ 37.

Gragas

  • Passive healing 6 ⇒ 8% max health.
  • W cooldown 6 ⇒ 5 seconds.

Irelia

  • Base attack damage 63 ⇒ 65.
  • Q cooldown 12-8s ⇒ 11-7s.

Ivern

  • Q cooldown 14-10 ⇒ 12-8.
  • E shield ability power ratio 80 ⇒ 90%; cooldown 12-8 ⇒ 10-6.
  • Daisy attack speed 0.623 ⇒ 0.7.

Jhin

  • Q bonus attack damage ratio 45-75% ⇒ 35-65%.

Karthus

  • Q mana cost 20-44 ⇒ 20-40; ability power ratio 30 ⇒ 35%.

Kayle

  • Base magic resist 34 ⇒ 30.
  • E passive on-hit ability power ratio 25 ⇒ 20%.

Kayn

  • Base armor 38 ⇒ 35.
  • Q base damage 75-155 ⇒ 65-145; cooldown 6-4 ⇒ 7-5s.

Lee Sin

  • Base armor 33 ⇒ 36.
  • W cooldown 14 ⇒ 12.
  • E damage 80-240 ⇒ 100-260.

Lulu

  • Q damage 80-220 (+50% ability power) ⇒ 70-210 (+40% ability power); [removed] damage no longer reduced on enemies after first; [new] striking an enemy with both missiles will deal 25% bonus damage.

Mordekaiser

  • Q isolation bonus damage 20-40% ⇒ 30-50%.

Morgana

  • W damage per second 12-60 ⇒ 12-52.

Nasus

  • Q cooldown 8-4 ⇒ 7.5-3.5s.

Nidalee

  • Q spear minimum damage 70-130 (+50% ability power) ⇒ 70-150 (+70% ability power), maximum damage 210-390 (+150% ability power) ⇒ 210-450 (+150% ability power); mana cost 50-90 ⇒ 50-70.
  • E mana cost 60-120 ⇒ 50-90.

Rengar

  • W damage healed from monster attacks increased from 50% bonus ⇒ 100%, [new] deals 50-100 (per level) extra damage to monsters.

Samira

  • P knocks up any immobilizing crowd-control ⇒ knocks up only knocked up enemies.
  • Q lifesteal 100% ⇒ 66%.
  • R lifesteal 100% ⇒ 66%.

Seraphine

  • Health points per level 80 ⇒ 90.
  • W [new] now grants herself 90-180 (+45% ability power) shield.

Taliyah

  • Base armor 20 ⇒ 24.
  • Armor per level 3.5 ⇒ 3.25.
  • Q worked ground size 450 ⇒ 375.

Talon

  • W mana cost lowered from 55-75 ⇒ 45-65, return damage increased from 45-125 ⇒ 45-145, slow duration increased from 1s ⇒ 1.25s.

Twitch

  • Q attack speed 30-50%.
  • W slow amount 25-45 ⇒ 30-50%.
  • R bonus attack damage 20-40 ⇒ 25-55.

Warwick

  • Passive damage on-hit increased from 10-44 (based on level) ⇒ 12-46.

Wukong

  • W [new] deals 120-300 + 120% ability power damage to monsters.

Yasuo

  • Attack speed per level 2.5% ⇒ 3.5%.

Yone

  • Attack speed per level 2.5% ⇒ 3.5%.

Reworks

Anivia

  • Attack delay cast offset increased from -0.008 ⇒ -0.1.
  • Basic attack missile speed increased from 1500 ⇒ 1600.
  • Q [new] now chills enemies it passes over; passthrough damage 60 ⇒ 160 (+45% ability power) ⇒ 50-130 (+25% ability power); explosion damage 60-160 (+45% ability power) ⇒ 70-210 (+50% ability power); cooldown 10-8 ⇒ 11-7; mana cost lowered 80-120 ⇒ 80-100; missile speed 800 ⇒ 950.
  • W length 400-800 ⇒ 500-800; cooldown changed from 17 ⇒ 20-16.
  • E mana cost 50-90 ⇒ 40; damage increased 50-150 (+50% ability power) ⇒ 60-180 (+60% ability power).
  • R cooldown 6 ⇒ 4/2.5/1s; damage 40-80 (+12.5% ability power) ⇒ 30-60 (12.5%).
  • Read full details here.

Pantheon

  • Movement speed 355 ⇒ 345.
  • Q cooldown 10-8 ⇒ 8-6, mana cost 40 ⇒ 30; empowered Q no longer slows.
  • W damage 60-140 ⇒ 60-260.
  • E no longer blocks tower shots, retreat movement penalty 50% ⇒ 25%; empowered E no longer extends duration upon empowerment; [new] when Pantheon slams his shield he gains 60% move speed for one second.
  • R [new]: the spear that lands before Pantheon now slows for 50% and applies an unenpowered spear’s worth of damage in a small area around it.
  • Real full details here.

Items

Ardent Censer

  • Blasting Wand replaced with Amplifying Tome (total cost unchanged).

Bami’s Cinder

  • Cost 1000 ⇒ 1100.

Bandleglass Mirror

  • Cost 1050 ⇒ 950.

Duskblade on Drakthaar

  • Proc slow is now melee only.

Eclipse

  • Ranged shield value 100 (+30% base attack damage) ⇒ 75 (+20% base attack damage).

Essence Reaver

  • Attack damage 50 ⇒ 55.

Everfrost

  • Ability haste 10 ⇒ 20.

Frostfire Gauntlet

  • Slow effect ratio 275 ⇒ 250.
  • Mythic passive size increase +7.5% ⇒ +6%.

Galeforce

  • Attack damage 55 ⇒ 60.
  • Active cooldown 90 ⇒ 60s.

Imperial Mandate

  • Cost 2700 ⇒ 2500.
  • Initial proc 60-100 ⇒ 36-60, ally proc 60-100 ⇒ 90-150.

Infinity Edge

  • Grants 8% crit damage for each 20% crit chance ⇒ if you have 60% crit chance, gain 35% crit damage.

Locket of the Iron Solari

  • Cost 2700 ⇒ 2500.
  • Shield 250-450 ⇒ 230-385.

Lord Dominik’s Regards

  • Attack damage 30 ⇒ 35.

Luden’s Tempest

  • Ability haste 10 ⇒ 20.
  • Magic penetration 10 ⇒ 6.

Mercurial Scimitar

  • Cost 2900 ⇒ 3000.
  • Attack damage 30 ⇒ 40.

Moonstone Renewer

  • Cost 2700 ⇒ 2500.
  • Initial heal 60-90 ⇒ 70-100.
  • Heal multiplier in combat 25% per s (up to 100) ⇒ 12.5% per s (up to 50).

Mortal Reminder

  • Cost 2700 ⇒ 2500.

Muramana

  • Procs on all abilities ⇒ procs on physical damage abilities.

Phantom Dancer

  • Cost 2700 ⇒ 2500.

Rapid Firecannon

  • Cost 2700 ⇒ 2500.

Seekers Armguard

  • Ability power 30 ⇒ 20.

Shurelia’s Battlesong

  • Cost 2700 ⇒ 2500.
  • Bonus damage buff 40-60 ⇒ 35-55.

Staff of Flowing Water

  • Blasting Wand replaced with Amplifying Tome (total cost unchanged).

Sunfire Aegis

  • Health 450 ⇒ 350.

The Collector

  • Execute works on all enemies ⇒ execute works on champions only.

Turbo Chemtank

  • Supercharged slow duration 2 ⇒ 1.5s.

Zeal

  • Cost 1200 ⇒ 1050.

Zeke’s Convergence

  • Health 300 ⇒ 250.
  • Armor 30 ⇒ 25.
  • Mark duration 4 ⇒ 8s.
  • Damage against marked enemies 25-50 ⇒ 35-70.