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League of Legends Clash Global Beta — how to play, dates, signup, prizes

Published: 5/Dec/2019 5:03

by Andrew Amos

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Clash is returning to League of Legends, and we’ve got all the information you need to register your team, play, and win some great prizes.

After years of development and ironing out the kinks, Riot has re-released Clash to the League of Legends community in time for Season 10. The tournament mode is a replacement for the old Ranked 5’s queue, which was removed in Season 6.

If you and your mates want to win some great in-game prizes and play more competitive games of League, without as many obligations, here’s everything you need to know about the Clash Global Beta coming soon.

Riot GamesGet ready to smash Clash, coming soon to League of Legends.

What is League of Legends Clash?

Clash is an in-game tournament for League of Legends. Teams of five signup together and are placed in four tiers depending on their ranks, with Tier I being the highest tier. 

Teams within these tiers are then divided up into eight-team brackets, playing off in a single-elimination format.

The winner of the bracket get the majority of the rewards, although all players get consolation prizes regardless of placement.

When is the Clash Global Beta?

The Clash Global Beta will be open on December 7 & 8, and again on December 14 & 15. Players will be able to participate in one tournament each day, with games usually starting in the evening based on the server clock.

How do you signup for Clash?

To signup for Clash, you must have an eligible account. If you have hit level 30, completed ranked placements in one Summoner’s Rift queue (solo queue or ranked flex), and have verified your League account by SMS, you are almost good to go.

You just need to find a group of five, as you can’t signup for Clash as an individual. One player must create a team on the Clash landing page, and then invite players from their friends list to add into their team.

Riot GamesYou can create your team on the Clash landing page in client.

How do you play Clash?

To play in Clash, you must put up at least one ticket. This ticket is an entry fee to join the tournament, and makes you eligible to play and receive prizes at the end of it. You can buy regular tickets in the Accessories tab of the shop for 975 BE or 195 RP, or you can also buy a premium ticket for 975 RP.

Once you have five players signed up and ticketed, all you have to do is wait for your lock-in window, and be ready to start your games when your Clash bracket opens.

You will be notified when your games are ready, and will have seven minutes to scout your opponents. After the seven minutes is up, you will be dropped into champion select, and loaded into a game of Summoner’s Rift shortly after.

Riot GamesIf you win your Clash Bracket, you will receive a trophy in-game for two weeks.

What rewards are available in Clash?

There are three main rewards you can get for Clash—Trophies, Victory Points, and Capsules. Trophies will be displayed on your profile page, next to your rank and mastery points. They will also appear near your Nexus when you load into Summoner’s Rift for everyone to admire.

Every win you get in Clash also grants you 200 Victory Points. These Victory Points are used to upgrade an in-game banner which will show in your lane in every Summoner’s Rift game. They will also be displayed on your profile.

Riot GamesDeck out your profile with these Clash banners.

Finally, every player will receive a Clash Orb or Capsule after exiting the bracket—win or loss. The contents of both the orb and capsule upgrade depending on the type of ticket you used to enter, and your overall result.

You can signup for the League of Legends Clash Global Beta in-game now.

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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

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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.

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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.