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League of Legends commentator LS loses his mind over Patch 9.15

Published: 31/Jul/2019 14:35 Updated: 4/May/2020 14:37

by Joe O'Brien

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League of Legends commentator Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare didn’t hold back as he vented his frustration about the game’s latest update, Patch 9.15.

LS is a commentator for South Korea’s LCK who’s known not only for his understanding of the game, but also for his outspoken and occasionally controversial opinions.

With each new patch, LS does a rundown for his viewers looking at the changes being made, providing context and giving his take on how they will affect the meta moving forward.

For the 9.15 update, LS recorded the rundown live on stream, and managed to maintain a calm demeanor for the duration of the breakdown that would be part of the YouTube video. Once the recording was complete, however, he immediately let loose with his thoughts on the patch.

“What a terrible patch. What an absolute monstrosity, whole lot of nothing garbage. Mother of god, what did I just rundown. Oh my god, I’m gonna have to go and get a STD test tomorrow. What was this?”

LS later explained exactly why he took so much issue with the recent patch, stating that it had no impact on the meta and the game would therefore remain stale.

“This does nothing. Nothing competitive was touched, nothing in the meta was changed. Don’t even try to hide it. Don’t even try to pretend that you just didn’t…Why? Why are we trapped in a hellhole for six, eight god damn weeks of the same nonsense over and over.”

Riot Games stated in Patch 9.14 that they don’t intend to make any major changes until the end of the season, so unfortunately for those like LS who are hoping for more significant adjustments, it may be a while before any arrive.

In the meantime, itt is possible that the reworked Pantheon, who is due to arrive in Patch 9.16 in mid August, could shake up the meta to some degree.

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Riot dev reveals plans to expand League’s Champion Mastery system

Published: 25/Oct/2020 18:02

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games developer Andrei ‘Meddler’ van Roon has revealed interest in expanding the Champion Mastery system in League of Legends, following the success of the Eternals capsules.

There are now over 150 champions in League of Legends, but most players will only pick a few characters to master in their favorite roles.

With each match played on a champion, you will be rewarded with Mastery points in-game depending on your performance, and S ratings will give you the best chance at progressing quickly.

Champion Mastery collection screen
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LoL players have been calling for new ways to progress in the Champion Mastery system.

Once you reach a certain number of Mastery points, you can continue to unlock badges and emotes which highlight just how experienced you are on a particular champion.

While there are currently only seven tiers of mastery in-game, Riot devs have revealed plans to expand on the system, after testing Champion Eternals, which tracks stats such as damage dealt with abilities, in recent months.

League Game Director Andrei van Roon explained that Eternals has “hit the mark” they were expecting and are now considering adding better rewards for the complete Champion Mastery system.

“I do think they suffer somewhat from players who aren’t interested in them wanting something somewhat similar (more progression avenues for example),” the Riot dev revealed, adding that LoL fans have been eager for more ways to progress through the Mastery system.

After being asked if there were any plans for expanding the current Champion Masteries, Meddler confirmed that it was something they were looking at implementing in the future.

“Can’t make any promises on timeline, but at some point, I’d like to expand Champ Mastery a bit more as a system,” he explained.

While it is unclear just when these changes could be made to the Mastery system, as the upcoming item overhaul is expected to shake League of Legends up, it will likely take place sometime after the 2021 preseason.