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League of Legends

League Patch 10.20 to feature Varus & Aatrox buffs, Katarina nerfs, more

Published: 23/Sep/2020 8:33 Updated: 24/Sep/2020 6:55

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends patch 10.20 is next on the menu as the online ladder moves away from competitive league during Worlds. Here’s all Riot’s planned buffs, nerfs, and changes coming in the scheduled LoL update on September 30.

Worlds begins this Friday and will remain on patch 10.19 throughout the six-week event. That gives Riot a chance to tweak some champions specifically for ranked without the developers accidentally mucking up LoL’s competitive meta.

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Ryze, Aatrox, Varus lead patch 10.20 buffs

That means there are some out-of-left-field changes coming in patch 10.20. These include new changes for Ryze, Aatrox, and Varus, all of whom have been terrors in pro play.

The competitive trio will be joined by Illaoi and Braum in getting buffs this update. Top lane juggernauts Sion and Urgot will also be getting some interesting tweaks this patch ⁠— the pair will both have some power handed to their jungle off-roles.

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Urgot could become a viable pick after his League of Legends patch 10.20 buffs.
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Urgot could become a viable pick after his League of Legends patch 10.20 buffs.

Katarina headlines patch 10.20 nerfs

League of Legends patch 10.20 will also deliver more than half a dozen champions nerfs to cowl their power on Summoner’s Rift slightly.

Katarina headlines the champs in the firing line. The burst mage assassin has been running rampant in 10.19, according to League of Legends stats tracker website Lolalytics, and currently boasts a 52.47% win rate with a 6.56% pick rate.

Other power picks reigning supreme in platinum ranks and above at the moment include Lulu (52.19% win rate), Nunu (53.37%), and jungle Karthus (51.83%). All three will be nerfed in the September 30 update.

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Katarina has ruled as queen of solo queue in the past few LoL patch updates.
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Katarina has ruled as queen of solo queue in the past few LoL patch updates.

These strong 10.19 picks will be joined by Kassadin, Kled, and Maokai. Kassadin and Maokai have both been hovering above 50% win rates for multiple patches in a row. Kled also barely scrapes in above the cutoff, and has a 2.03% play rate.

Finally, Domination’s slot three rune Relentless Hunter will also be nerfed. At the moment, the rune is based on earning “bounties,” which give bonus out-of-combat movement speed for all your unique eliminations in the match.

LoL patch 10.20 adds “Dragonmancer” skin line

The newest League of Legends skin line, Dragonmancer, will be released in patch 10.20 on September 30. Lee Sin, Sett, Brand, Ashe, and forgotten dragon Aurelion Sol are all getting new skins as part of the latest 2020 skin release.

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Sett will get a Prestige version of his Dragonmancer skin in the next patch. The upgrade will be available in the Worlds 2020 in-game event shop for 2,000 tokens, so you’ll need to grind out some games to get him.

Sett is getting a Prestige Dragonmancer skin in League Patch 10.20.
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Sett is getting a Prestige Dragonmancer skin in League Patch 10.20.

League of Legends patch 10.20 will drop on Wednesday, September 30. Dexerto will continue to add all planned balance changes as Riot reveals specific numbers on the buffs and nerfs.

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League of Legends Patch 10.20: all planned changes

Champions

Aatrox

  • R healing amp 50-70 ⇒ 50-100%.

Braum

  • Q damage 60-260 ⇒ 75-275; mana cost 55-75 ⇒ 45-65.

Illaoi

  • Tentacle spawn cooldown 20-12 ⇒ 20-8 per champion level.

Karthus

  • Armor 20.88 ⇒ 18.
  • Base health point regeneration 6.5 ⇒ 6.

Kassadin

  • Q shield 60-160 ⇒ 40-160.

Katarina

  • Passive damage attack damage ratio 100 ⇒ 75% bonus attack damage.

Kled

  • Base magic resist 32.1 ⇒ 29.

Lulu

  • W attack speed 25-45 ⇒ 20-35%.

Maokai

  • Q damage 70-250 ⇒ 70-230.

Nunu

  • Base armor 32 ⇒ 29.

Ryze

  • Q damage 65-165 ⇒ 75-175.

Sion

  • Q damage to monsters 100 ⇒ 150%.

Urgot

  • Passive monster cap 60-360 ⇒ 100-360.
  • New W damage deals 50 minimum damage to monsters.

Varus

  • E damage 50-210 ⇒ 60-220.
  • R cooldown 130-70 ⇒ 120-60.

Runes

Relentless Hunter (Domination)

  • Baseline out of combat movement speed 10 ⇒ 5.
  • Out of combat movement speed per stack 9 ⇒ 8.
Call of Duty

How to watch Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:26

by Albert Petrosyan

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NRG and Team Summertime content creator Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting a $5,000 charity throwback tournament for Call of Duty: Ghosts, featuring huge names like Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Patrick ‘ACHES, Price, Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat, and more. Everything you need to follow all the action live can be found below.

The Call of Duty offseason can only mean two things – lots of roster changes and a bunch of throwback tournaments featuring past titles in the FPS series.

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A week after hosting a successful Black Ops 4 tourney, Hitch and his Team Summertime are back at it again, this time putting together a CoD: Ghosts competition featuring some of the biggest names in the community

All of the details for this event can be found below, including the official stream, list of players and teams, the full bracket, format, and more.

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Hitch and Team Summertime are hosting several throwback tournament this CoD offseason.

When is Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney?

This event is taking place on Wednesday, October 7, kicking off at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET and expected to last for a good portion of the day.

How to watch Hitch’s throwback Ghosts tourney

The competition is being streamed live on BoomTV’s Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

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Players & teams

As mentioned above, there are a lot of popular figures playing in this throwback event, headlined by the likes of Scump, SlasheR, ACHES, Parasite, and many other top active pro players, retired legends of the esport, content creators, and more.

Here’s the full list of teams:

  • Envoy, Blazt, Saints, Vivid
  • Scump, MBoZe, Ricky, MiRx
  • Loony, Pacman, Goonjar, ACHES
  • Decemate, Parasite, Twerk, Fero
  • Dougisraw, Rallied, Shiftola, Joe Espo
  • Study, TCM, Twizz, NAMELESS
  • Kenny, Temp, Classic, Huke
  • Kekoa, Larry, Fame, Estanaut
  • Lava, KennyBounce, Precision, Itsreborn
  • TJHaLy, Methodz, SlasheR, Slacked
  • Ampz, SuperEvan, Hugs, Colorrs
  • Nagafen, Remy, Roy, Nemo
  • Xotic, Mochila, Bidz, 2Pac
  • Ramby, Equip, Majormaniak, Teddywrecks
  • Madcat, Joee, SunnyB, Devr
  • TBA
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ACHES, who won the 2014 Call of Duty Championship, is playing in TST’s Throwback Ghosts tournament.

Live bracket

Here is the starting bracket for the tournament and it will be updated live throughout the day on the official BoomTV event page as results from the matches come in.

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TST Throwback Ghosts bracket
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The starting bracket for TST’s throwback Ghosts tournament.

Format & rules

This is a double-elimination 4v4 competition using a Variant format, meaning that the maps, modes, and rules are mostly from the official competitive ruleset for when Ghosts was the main CoD game being played.

In the 2014 season, the three main modes were Domination, Search and Destroy, and Blitz, each with their own set of maps. Here are the map-mode sets that are being used in this event:

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  • WR1: Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD, Freight Blitz, Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • WR2: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • WR3: Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD, Octane Blitz, Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD
  • WR4: Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD, Freight Blitz, Freight Dom, Octane SnD
  • LR1: Octane Dom, Freight Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • LR2: Warhawk Blitz, Freight Blitz, Octane SnD
  • LR3: Strikezone Dom, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • LR4: Octane Blitz, Freight Blitz, Warhawk SnD
  • LR5: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD
  • LR6: Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD, Octane Blitz, Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD
  • Grand Finals: Strikezone Dom, Warhawk SnD, Freight Blitz, Octane Dom, Sovereign SnD
  • Grand Finals Reset: Freight Dom, Octane Snd, Warhawk Blitz, Sovereign Dom, Freight SnD

Movember charity

Of course, the entire driving force behind this throwback tournament series is charity, as Hitch and TST are raising money for Movember – one of the leading global organizations committed to changing the face of men’s health.

This Ghosts event is specifically focused on suicide awareness and prevention; those interested in donating to the cause can do so by visiting https://tiltify.com/@teamsummertime/elgato-off-season-series.