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League of Legends bug allows players to walk through walls in Clash

Published: 7/Dec/2019 13:38 Updated: 7/Dec/2019 13:44

by Daniel Cleary


The return of Clash to League of Legends has not come without its problems as many players have reported issues with the new elemental rift system in-game.

The anticipated return of the popular 5v5 in-game tournament was met with disappointment from players after they encountered many issues during their matches on Summoner’s Rift.

Clash first went live for players in Oceanic, Korean and Japanese regions on November 7 and they instantly noticed that many of the changes made in season 10 were absent from the tournament’s battlegrounds.

The new alcoves were missing from the Summoner’s Rift in Clash.

Features such as the newly added alcoves in the top and bottom lane were seemingly removed from the Clash Map, although all of the new items and the second Rift Herald that was added in season 10 still remained active.

Season 10 also saw the introduction of the new elemental rift system which dynamically altered the map state depending on which dragon had been spawned in-game.

However, Clash players noticed a game-breaking bug that saw the terrain being changed on Summoner’s Rift while the graphics still reflected the static Season 9 map.

League of Legends players could walk through terrain in Clash.

The glitch led to players encountering invisible walls on what should have been a Mountainous Rift, and, if players managed to get an Infernal Rift, they were even able to walk through some of the terrain.

One Riot developer, MoreChrono, explained that the glitch was caused due to incorrect settings on the queue for the 5v5 Clash event.

“Hey all, sorry about this. We had a mixup with some of the settings on the queue in regard to the map. Should be fixed going forward.”

Despite Riot’s awareness of the issue, it seems as if players in Korea, Oceania, and Japan will just have to put up with the unusual map state for the first day of the event if they want to compete.

However, for those in regions such as EUW and NA, they should get to experience the Season 10 map that they have started to become familiar with since its release on November 19.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin


Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.