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LoL World Championship final: how to watch Fnatic vs Invictus Gaming

Published: 30/Oct/2018 21:04 Updated: 3/Nov/2018 7:29

by Joe O'Brien

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Only two teams remain in the 2018 League of Legends World Championship.

This year’s historic tournament has been one of the most exciting and unpredictable to date.

For the first time since 2013, the champion is guaranteed to not be a South Korean team. The country that has dominated almost since first entering the game as an international contender was this year eliminated entirely in the quarter-finals, their worst showing ever at a World Championship.

At the end of a gruelling month of competition, just Fnatic and Invictus Gaming remain standing. One will walk away with the trophy, their names immortalized in the game’s history and their champions immortalized with skins in the game itself.

The two are actually meeting for the second time, having faced off in the group stages. There it was iG who drew first blood, but Fnatic responded with a win of their own and another in the tie-breaker to claim the top seed.

The final will begin with an opening ceremony featuring a live performance of this year’s Worlds anthem “Rise”, as well as “several surprises” and a special performance debut of a new Riot-produced son featuring Madison Beer, Miyeon and Soyeon of (G)I-DLE, and Jaira Burns.

The final showdown between Fnatic and Invictus will take place on Saturday November 3 at the following international times:

Match PT ET GMT CET AET
Fnatic vs Invictus Gaming 12:30 AM 3:30 AM 7:30 AM 8:30 AM 6:30 PM

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Riot opens up on potential Shyvana VGU plans for League Season 11

Published: 25/Oct/2020 1:29

by Andrew Amos

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Shyvana is one of League of Legends’ most outdated champions. She’s in desperate need of a visual and gameplay update (VGU). Riot have earmarked her as one of the next ones in line ⁠— and they’ve got a plan ⁠— but there still might be a wait.

Back in 2019, Riot put a poll out to the community to choose who should get the next VGU in League of Legends. Fiddlesticks and Volibear ended up winning the poll, and have received their gameplay updates across Season 10 to much fanfare.

However, history never remembers the losers. Shyvana ended up coming third in the poll ⁠— with over 20% of the vote ⁠— and Riot has hushed any potential VGU for her since.

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Riot agrees Shyvana is in dire need of a VGU, but there’s no firm plans in place yet.

Even Dr. Mundo, who came last in the poll with 14% of the vote, is now getting a VGU, leapfrogging Shyvana. However, Riot are still looking towards a potential Shyvana rework, and it could be coming as soon as Season 11.

Design director Andrei ‘Meddler’ van Roon opened up on Reddit about the potential of a Shyvana VGU coming in Season 11. The developer stated that while Shyvana “does need a VGU,” there’s other champions who need it more.

“I think Shyvana does need a VGU. Only question for me is how to prioritize her versus other highly in need champs like Udyr for example,” he told players.

However, even if it’s still on the drawing board, Riot has a clear identity in mind for Shyvana. They want to revert the shapeshifting dragon towards a fighter, rather than the burst mage she’s become.

The on-hit or bruiser Shyvana builds of old have been tossed to the side, with the new meta being full AP, relying on huge E damage procs to nuke enemy squishies. Riot wants to bring her back to her roots when they do rework her.

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“I wouldn’t consider a VGU that didn’t strongly support a fighter playstyle as appropriate given her history and fantasy,” he added.

For now though, there’s no official go-ahead on Shyvana’s rework. Dr. Mundo is where the team’s focus is at, with plans for the Madman of Zaun fully in motion for a Season 11 release.