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Insane Yone exploit makes new League champion invincible

Published: 11/Aug/2020 4:17 Updated: 11/Aug/2020 4:18

by Andrew Amos

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If you thought Yone’s instant teleport “feature” was bad, then this new exploit is on a whole nother level. League’s newest champion can turn invincible during his E, and can now dodge abilities like Zoe sleep, Mordekaiser’s ultimate, and even Urgot’s ultimate.

Yone is League of Legends’ freshest addition. Yasuo’s older brother has come back from the dead, although he’s not really known for cheating death.

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While people are still figuring out how best to use League’s 150th champion, there’s a few tips and tricks people have been mastering with Yone’s E. You can use the pseudo-teleport as a way to get back to lane faster after you channel a Baron-empowered recall.

Yone in League of Legends
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Yone’s E is strong, but we don’t think it’s meant to turn you invincible.

However, there is one smaller element of the ability many overlooked, until now. When you dash back to Yone’s human form, you will be unstoppable for a certain amount of time.

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You can use this window to avoid CC, in what is surely one of League’s most game-breaking, yet easiest to execute exploits. Vandiril showcased just how easy it is to replicate it in an August 10 YouTube video.

If Yone times his E so he returns to his human form while he would otherwise be tagged by crowd control, he will dodge it. While he will still take the damage in most cases, he won’t be affected by the debuff, and can go on his merry way.

This can be used to dodge a number of abilities. Tagged by Zoe or Lillia sleep? Just dash out and return to your human form just before you go under. Caught in a Mordekaiser ultimate? You can quickly dash out.

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You can even save yourself from an Urgot ultimate if you time your E at the right time. If you time it right, you won’t even need to wait for the five-second window ⁠— there’s a slight window indicating Urgot is pulling you in before you are suppressed that you can abuse.

There’s infinite possibilities to abuse this. In fact, if you consider yourself a Yone one-trick, you should probably learn how to pull off this neat trick. It might be a bug or exploit, or it could be an intended feature, Riot hasn’t come out publicly to say what it is. We bet it’s probably the former.

Riot have been pretty strict with major game-breaking exploit crackdowns as of late. 3,000 players in China were banned for three years after being caught abusing a global Ornn W exploit. The same went for Kayn, Poppy, and other champions abusing Hexflash exploits.

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It’s unclear if Riot would enforce the same punishments for abusing this exploit. This Yone exploit is not going to hard-win you games like the other ones, but it’s pretty game-breaking.

It could just be an intended feature at the end of the day though. In any case however, this is one exploit you’d probably want to learn, especially if you call yourself a Yone main.

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Mac on MAD Lions failing at Worlds: “We’re not the same team from Summer”

Published: 1/Oct/2020 9:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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MAD Lions may have stunned the League of Legends community after the LEC youngsters failed to escape the Worlds 2020 Play-In Stage, but it wasn’t a huge shock for coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack: issues had been brewing behind the scenes for a while ahead of crunch time in Shanghai.

The surprise pack in Europe this year was MAD Lions, a young LEC team built around Marek “Humanoid” Brázda. The team, who had rebranded from Splyce ahead of the 2020 season, made the rest of Europe sit up and take notice.

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First, they ousted giants G2 Esports in the Spring finals upper bracket, before going on a tear through the Summer regular season. Unfortunately, their run ran out of steam at the playoffs hurdle, and they barely scraped into Worlds as Europe’s fourth seed.

Once in Shanghai, however, LEC fans felt MAD Lions had a second chance.

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Instead, in one final twist of cruel fate for the LEC stars, they were handed the ignominious title of the first-ever EU team to be eliminated in Play-Ins. It was just the second time ever a major region team had failed to advance to Worlds groups.

MAD Lions became just the second team from a major region to be eliminated in the Worlds Play-In stage.
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MAD Lions is just the second team from a major region to be eliminated in Play-Ins.

The result, Mac told Dexerto after their SuperMassive loss, was “embarrassing.”

“Obviously we’re extremely disappointed. We’re all a bit embarrassed, to be honest… we’re the first European team to drop out in Play-Ins. It sucks,” he said.

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“Frankly though, my initial thought is that we didn’t deserve to win. We were not the better team, and we haven’t been the better team for most of Play-Ins. We haven’t been the same MAD Lions everyone saw in Summer for a while now either.”

The issue, Mac explained, was two-fold. The team’s scrims had “ironically, been really good” in the build-up. That led to them collecting “a lot of bad information,” and having to re-adapt on the fly as the Worlds qualifying stage played out.

Add to that, the young MAD Lions roster hadn’t played a stage game since late Spring Split, and the nerves rolled in “hard.” The squad was nearly consumed by it, Mac said, and it showed in their games.

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“I don’t want to use any of that as an excuse, but yeah there were definitely a lot of nerves as we came into the Play-In stage,” he said.

“We had a lot of problems that should have been solved earlier too. We had to re-adapt… a lot of the stuff we’d practiced fell apart. That’s a failure from me, and the coaching staff; we couldn’t adapt quick enough, and it cost us in the end.”

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MAD Lions had a misread on the meta in Shanghai, coach Mac admitted.
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MAD Lions had a misread on the meta in Shanghai, coach Mac admitted.

MAD Lions’ short Shanghai journey was not a complete failure by any means, however. Mac admitted the team had already learned “so, so much” just from scrimming other international teams, and warned the LEC, “we’re bringing back what we learned.”

“I think these events, Worlds and the like, they’re so valuable for teams. You can get caught in your own little bubble, like us in Europe, and you don’t know where you stand with the meta and talent and everything like that,” the English coach said.

“Every region is different, right? You never get punished for your best aspects. When we scrimmed good international teams here we got punished a lot. That was a real, good thing for us, and that’s what we’re all looking to take away.”

MAD Lions finished 19th/20th, and will receive 0.75% of the Worlds prize pool.
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MAD Lions finished 19th/20th, and will receive 0.75% of the Worlds prize pool.

There was also a shining light from the roster itself; Mac believes Humanoid was given a chance to “show the world just how good he can be,” and did just that, despite MAD’s struggles at the championship.

“There was, what, fifteen, maybe twenty mid lane bans against him? To be able to come out of that and have good performances, that’s something really quite special… Marek has definitely proven himself this Worlds.”

Worlds continues with groups on Saturday, Oct. 3. Chinese champs Top Esports will open the main event against Group D rivals FlyQuest at 4pm local time (GMT+8).