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League of Legend’s Clash beta return date officially announced

Published: 29/Oct/2019 20:55 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 21:51

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends will be rolling out the Clash tournament mode globally again at the end of 2019 after a partial relaunch earlier in the year.

Clash is a competitive mode in LoL where people can make five-player teams and enter in three-day tournaments to win unique in-game prizes.

The first release for Clash in 2018 was plagued by problems and Riot delayed the mode until a limited re-release in July 2019 for select regions.

Now, the developers have said they are confident the current build of Clash is stable enough to once again launch a global beta.

When is Clash Mode coming back?

Riot announced on October 29 that they had been running Clash in limited beta throughout some regions and were finally confident enough to attempt another full global beta.

The beta will happen across all regions simultaneously from December 7-8 and December 14-15.

Developers also said that the upcoming global beta was the final stage before Clash’s full release, sometime in 2020.

“Once the global beta is complete, we’ll have a clearer idea about how Clash works in the real-world,” Riot explained in their update. “We’re going to take a little time after the beta to fix any issues that crop up, but if things run generally smoothly, we’re prepared to launch Clash a few months into 2020.”

Hopefully, Clash runs a little smoother during the beta than it did last year, so that players can look forward to the mode actually releasing in early 2020.

riot gamesOctober 29 also saw our first look at new Champion Senna’s abilities.

Riot unveils new LoL Champion Senna

In 2019, the LoL devs already brought the strong elemental brawler Qiyana to the Rift back in June, and now the newest champion Senna will primarily fill the support role and synergize with bot-carry Lucian by bringing a mix of long-range protection and damage.

With Senna’s kit is packed with heals, shields, CC, an escape, camouflage, and a global ult, there’s bound to be various playstyles that emerge after Senna steps onto the Rift soon.

League of Legends

Amumu nerfed again in League patch 10.24 after jungler’s win rate soars

Published: 26/Nov/2020 1:17 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:12

by Andrew Amos

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Amumu has risen up as the dominant jungler after the League of Legends Season 11 item rework. He was targeted in League patch 10.24, but the changes didn’t go far enough, with Riot shipping out a big hotfix on November 26.

Amumu was the big winner of the League of Legends Season 11 changes. While his winrate shot up on the Patch 10.22 thanks to a change to his ultimate, the new items on Patch 10.23 only cemented his place at the top of the jungler power rankings.

In the space of a month, he jumped from 48.88% win rate to 57.08%, according to stats site op.gg. His pick rate also went up tenfold, from 1.12% to 17.98%.

Sad Robot Amumu splash art for League of Legends
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Amumu has run away as the top jungler in League Season 11, but Riot are reining him in.

Given his outdated kit, it’s a small miracle the Sad Mummy has found his way back into the meta after years of being obsolete. Between Sunfire Aegis, Demonic Embrace, and Abyssal Mask though, it’s given Amumu a new lease on life.

However, Riot believes they’ve given him a bit too much of a leash to work with. After a small set of nerfs to begin with on League patch 10.24, they’ve gone one step further with an even bigger set of changes in a November 26 hotfix.

The hotfix includes a nerf to Amumu’s mana per level, the base damage on his E, as well as his ultimate stun duration. The three changes in tandem are designed to make Amumu less of a kill threat, having to conserve his resources for when the time is right.

“Amumu is still looking like a big outlier after the patch, overperforming other tanks and everyone else,” lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter said on Twitter.

Riot are hoping the changes bring Amumu in line with other tanks, who were nerfed hard via Sunfire Aegis, Frostfire Gauntlet, and Turbo Chemtank.

They’ll be keeping their eyes on the Sad Mummy until the next update, League patch 10.25, which is expected to drop on December 9.

The final update of the Season 10 cycle is currently set to include a bunch of new cosmetics, overhauls to Pantheon and Anivia, and more.