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League of Legends devs facing backlash over premium stat tracking Eternals

Published: 13/Aug/2019 20:21 Updated: 13/Aug/2019 22:39

by Alan Bernal

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League of Legends players are going to get a brand new way to show off their champion accomplishments with the upcoming Eternals landing on their 9.17 patch, and a ton of people are not on board.

Riot Games announced a new way for players to show off personal achievements with their favorite champs on August 13. While League of Legends players love everything to do with tracking how their skills have been progressing in the MOBA, putting a price on the feature isn’t sitting well with the community so far.

Eternals will be coming in the 9.17 patch after spending a stint on the Public Beta Environment (PBE). Based on player surveys, Riot is implementing the highly requested champion-based achievement feature, but are tacking on a price to support “with so many champions to build and maintain Eternals for.”

Riot GamesEternals will be giving players a new way to show off their champion achievements.

It seems that after reading the FAQ and dev post for the new Eternals, people left with more questions than answers.

According to the top comment on the Eternals Reddit thread, at the time of writing: “I feel like this post is missing the ‘What are eternals’ paragraph. There’s a lot of why how and when but no what.”

Some players are scratching their heads why the developer would put a Riot Points (RP) price tag to unlock achievements.

Riot Games via KenAdamsNSA TwitterEternals progression will be features behind player cards in the loading screen.

“I was excited when I started reading because I figured Eternals were basically just missions that ramped up to a special skin or something like that but who is going to pay for…achievements?,” Reddit user ‘bbjimin’ said. “Think back to when you played Xbox an achievement popped, would you REALLY pay for that?”

Even though a preliminary look at the feature seems really awesome, especially since players can show off progression on their Eternals while on the Rift, early impressions aren’t in Riot’s favor.

“It’s literally a minor flair above your mastery emote that’s easy to miss.” ‘ParachuteIsAKnapsack’ said. “If masteries were released in Season 9 you betcha they were gonna be for RP.”

Many League of Legends player even made the connection to EA’s “pride and accomplishment” gaffe since Eternals are supposed to show off players’ skill-based achievements but they can only be acquired by getting around a price tag first.

“They’re literally selling us sense of pride and accomplishment,” ‘Spikeroog’ said.

Concerns around League of Legends’ upcoming Eternals feature are being voiced, and if Riot were planning a change to the future champion-based achievements then they have plenty of feedback to work off of.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.