League of Legends

League devs reveal Dominion return “very unlikely,” but there’s some hope

Published: 17/Dec/2020 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been almost five years since Dominion was removed from League of Legends back in February 2016. Riot don’t currently plan on returning the game mode, and the Crystal Scar map ⁠— but never say never, as there could still be some hope for Dominion fans.

Dominion was the third game mode released in League of Legends, dating way back to 2011. It was a unique take on the 5v5 game mode, focusing on capturing and defending five towers across the map.

It led to fast paced games, and had a small but dedicated following. However, it wasn’t enough to save it from the axe in 2016, when Riot removed the game mode for good and all but retiring the Crystal Scar map.

Capturing a point in Dominion
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Dominion was “fast and fun,” providing much quicker gameplay than a match on Summoner’s Rift.

The map would only become a relic of history once Ascension was basically taken out of the rotating game mode pool, not having seen play since November 2017.

Three years on from that, and almost five since Dominion’s retirement, it seems increasingly unlikely it’ll ever return. The game has moved on a lot since then. Riot has even tried to nip the concept in the bud. However, there’s a never-say-never attitude behind it that lives on to this day.

“Crystal Scar is very unlikely to come back. [It was] built for an old environment renderer that’s no longer around. To return those maps, they will need to be rebuilt entirely. The only map so far that was built for the old renderer that was then rebuilt as-is for the new renderer has been Howling Abyss,” Reinboom explained in a December 16 Reddit post.

While the old Crystal Scar map is dead, that doesn’t mean Dominion or Ascension is. In fact, Riot have considered adding in Ascension as an event in Nexus Blitz, or even utilizing the map for an entirely new game mode.

“Ascension is unlikely to come back in the form you’re familiar with. If it’s coming back, it’ll come back on a different map. Currently, we’ve actually considered modifying the Nexus Blitz map for it, given how rounded the Nexus Blitz map is.

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“If you notice the changes to terrain in the center “arena” area of Nexus Blitz, these changes are meant to help support much more interesting gameplay for other ways we can use that space.”

The same could then be said for Dominion. What was once a staple queue could return in all its glory ⁠— albeit in a different setting ⁠— in Season 11. While Riot have been tight-lipped about either modes return, fans shouldn’t let go of all hope just yet, because there’s still a chance.

FIFA

How to complete Okocha ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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The forever-skillful Jay-Jay Okocha has finally gotten his Prime ICON card in FIFA 21, and you can pick him up for your Ultimate Team ⁠— if you’re willing to part way with your coins. Here’s what you need to do.

Jay-Jay Okocha really pumped flavor into football. His stylish moves made the likes of Ronaldinho household names, and the Nigerian experienced plenty of success for himself with PSG, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bolton.

Now, he can bring success to your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The 90-rated Prime ICON is available through the game’s latest set of ICON SBCs, although you’ll have to be willing to part ways with a fair bit of cash for him.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC in-game stats

Jay-Jay Okocha FIFA 21 ICON stats

Okocha’s Prime ICON card puts the legendary Nigerian into the 90s and primed for a Pace style to bump him up further theoretically.

With 87 Pace ⁠— one down from his base 85 ICON ⁠— he might not be as fast, but he makes up for it across the board with better Passing (+5), Shooting (+3), and Dribbling (+2). Throw on Hunter, and you can get up to 96 Pace and 90 Shooting. It’s a lethal card to have in CAM, especially when you take 5* Skills and 4* Weak Foot into account.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC price & requirements

Jay-Jay Okocha is the cheapest of the three new ICON SBCs, coming in at around 500,000 to 750,000 coins. If you’ve got spare cards lying around ⁠— especially high-rated untradeables ⁠— it might be worth the investment.

You’ll need to complete six SBCs for the job though. Here’s what you need to do.

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 80
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Gold Players Pack

The Artist

  • # of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Mixed Players Pack

Paris Finesse

  • # of players from Paris Saint-Germain: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Electrum Players Pack

Jay-Jay Okocha SBC solutions

If all those instructions are a bit of a jumble to you, here are some solutions for you so you can better understand what you need to invest.

Born Legend

Jay-Jay Okocha Born Legend SBC solution in FIFA 21

Rising Star

Jay-Jay Okocha Rising Star SBC solution in FIFA 21

Top-notch

Jay-Jay Okocha Top-notch SBC solution in FIFA 21

The Artist

Jay-Jay Okocha The Artist SBC solution in FIFA 21

Paris Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha Paris Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

League Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha League Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

It’s quite a lot to digest, but you’ll have some time to fill these all out. As long as you complete all six challenges by February 9, you’ll be gifted the Nigerian talent.

If you do end up completing the SBC, tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with those slick stepovers and maybe a banger or two.