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Invictus Gaming destroy SKT T1 in fastest international match ever at MSI 2019

Published: 11/May/2019 14:26

by Daniel Cleary

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A new record has been set for the fastest international League of Legends match ever, as Invictus Gaming shut down SK Telecom T1 at MSI 2019 in less than 16 minutes.

Invictus Gaming are considered heavy favorites for the Mid-Season Invitational 2019 after their consistent performances leading into the event since winning Worlds 2018 back in November 2018.

Since SK Telecom T1 failed to qualify for Worlds 2018, the matchup of Faker and Rookie in the mid lane was one fans were looking forward to for quite a while as many considered them the two best players in the world.

Riot GamesInvictus Gaming were one of the favorite teams coming into MSI after winning Worlds 2018.

The two teams finally met in the group stage in Vietnam for their first best of one series clash in the double round robin format at MSI 2019.

Hopes were quickly cut short for SKT fans, however, as a few early kills snowballed into a dominant start from Invictus Gaming which saw them closing out the best of one in just under 16 minutes.

The performance from Invictus smashed the record for the fastest professional International League of Legends match ever while setting a new record of 15 minutes and 57 seconds.

This came as a shock to many fans as SK Telecom T1 were seen by many as a top team coming into this tournament and given their history as being the most successful organization in League of Legends history with three World Championship wins.

SK Telecom T1 are still not out of the tournament despite losing both games to Invictus Gaming and are expected to qualify for the knockout stage while currently sat at third place in the group with a 2-2 record.

They will have to bounce back quickly, however, as their next two matches consists of G2 Esports and Team Liquid, who have both proven that they are  capable of potentially making a run at this event.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.