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League of Legends K-pop group K/DA returns with new song ‘The Baddest’

Published: 21/Aug/2020 1:41 Updated: 21/Aug/2020 2:46

by Isaac McIntyre

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Riot Games’ smash-hit League of Legends K-pop group K/DA are set to make a comeback two years after their original 2018 track “POP/STARS,” with plans to debut new pre-release single “The Baddest” on Thursday, August 27.

K/DA confirmed their return on Twitter on August 20, sharing a single image of their group’s logo alongside a date. The fictional K-pop group has also confirmed their latest offering will be a “pre-release single” called “The Baddest.”

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The group’s “The Baddest” announcement also came with another slice of good news for K/DA fans; two years after their formation, the group has finally joined social media. K/DA’s Twitter account already boasts around 32k followers.

League fans should be able to tune in to hear the latest K/DA single on August 27. The track premieres at 3pm EST / 12pm PST / 8pm ET / 5am AEST (Aug. 28).

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The faux K-pop quartet is made up of Madison Beer, Miyeon, Soyen of (G)I-DLE, and Jaira Burns, all of whom ‘play’ League of Legends champions. Riot has not yet confirmed if the original K/DA lineup has all returned.

K/DA first made their debut ahead of the 2018 League of Legends World Championship. The fictional group’s first track, “POP/STARS,” shot them to surprise global fame on the charts.

Two years later, the LoL musical group boasts over 362 million views on the song’s YouTube music video. They also made their performing debut at Worlds 2018, where the original four appeared as Evelynn, Ahri, Akali, and Kai’Sa respectively.

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League champions Evelynn, Ahri, Akali, and Kai’Sa make up the original K/DA quartet.
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League champions Evelynn, Akali, Kai’Sa, and Ahri make up the original KDA quartet.

The K/DA “#COMEBACK” comes just days after creators Riot Games penned a hefty music deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. The partnership includes six new tracks being produced to promote the Worlds 2020 finals.

Riot also held an esports-themed camp in July with fourteen UMPG artists as part of the new deal. The camp participants included Gong, Chiyo, GMAs winner Matzka, and more.

The six-song deal could also see the return of virtual hip-hop group True Damage, who premiered “GIANTS” for Worlds 2019. Soyeon, who plays Akali in K/DA, was involved in the second LoL group as part of a “spinoff project.”

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True Damage could be another Riot group set to make their return ahead of Worlds 2020.
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True Damage could be another Riot group set to make their return ahead of Worlds 2020.

Riot has yet to confirm any of the other six League of Legends tracks beyond the new KDA single, however. It’s likely the virtual K-pop group will get multiple releases, considering “The Baddest” is a being dubbed a “pre-release single.”

Real-life K-pop groups often release pre-release singles on the comeback trail to build hype. This is usually followed by a series of tracks, either in a short three-song single, or for an EP or full album. KDA could even drop six new songs!

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The 2020 League of Legends World Championship will begin on Sep. 25 in Shanghai. The final will be held on Nov. 10. The event will have no live ceremony but Riot will still host some form of pre-match musical performance.

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TFT Patch 10.21 notes: Divine & Moonlight rework, Azir buff, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 21:00 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 21:01

by Brad Norton

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The latest Teamfight Tactics update is upon us, ushering in a ton of new balancing updates to fan-favorite Champions alongside fresh reworks for various Traits in patch 10.21.

While Riot Games appeared comfortable with the state of TFT prior to the 10.20 patch, the latest update shakes things up once again.

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A handful of Traits, Champions, and Runes have been adjusted in the 10.21 update to shake up the state of the game.

Expect the meta to be in flux as usual with new overhauls, as it could take a while to get comfortable with the new balance. Get caught up to speed with our complete overview of the patch down below.

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Champions changed in TFT 10.21 patch

TFT Azir
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Azir has been buffed quite significantly in the latest update.

First up, when it comes to Champions, multiple have been adjusted in every tier. Most tweaks are quite small in the grand scheme of things, though some have been changed drastically.

In Tier 4, Ahri has taken quite a hit. Ability damage has been dropped massively, so you’ll need to take that into consideration in your next games. Similar can be said for all of Jhin’s abilities too, though to a lesser extent.

At the very top, Azir has been buffed in Tier 5 with an increase to ability damage. Meanwhile, Zilean is able to strike more targets now than ever before.

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Divine and Moonlight both overhauled in TFT 10.21 patch

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Divine has been completely reworked in the latest TFT patch.

Moving on to Traits, nine have been adjusted in the new patch, though some more than others. Most just received slight statistical changes, but others have been completely redesigned.

Divine now has a new function as it removes “all crowd control and ascend” for targeted Champions. These units will take 66% less damage and also deal 50% bonus true damage while the effect lasts.

Meanwhile, Moonlight has an updated effect now too. At the beginning of combat, Champions with the lowest star-level will increase until the end of combat.

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The full patch notes for the 10.21 update can be found below.

TFT Patch 10.21 preview notes

TFT Champions

Tier 1

Elise
  • Health Restore on Attack: 40/80/120 ⇒ 40/80/160
Nidalee
  • Javelin Toss Damage Bonus per Hex: 10% ⇒ 20%
Diana
  • Orbs: 4/5/6/10 ⇒ 4/5/6/9

Tier 2

Aphelios
  • Turrets now stop firing when Aphelios is disabled
Jarvan IV
  • Dragon Strike Damage: 175/250/500 ⇒ 175/250/750

Jax

  • Starting/Total Mana: 50/100 ⇒ 60/110
Teemo
  • Sporecloud Dart Damage: 200/300/600 ⇒ 300/450/900

Tier 3

Kennen
  • Slicing Maelstrom Damage: 300/450/900 ⇒ 300/450/1350
Veigar
  • Spell Power gain on kill: 1/2/4 ⇒ 1/1/2

Tier 4

Ahri
  • Health: 650 ⇒ 600
  • Spirit Bomb Damage: 500/800/4000 ⇒ 500/750/3000
Jhin
  • Fourth Shot Damage: 444/500/4444% ⇒ 444/500/1234%
Riven
  • Energy Slash Wave Damage: 300/450/1500 ⇒ 300/450/1350
Talon
  • TruestrikeDamage: 200/225/300% ⇒ 200/225/250%

Tier 5

Kayn

  • Reaping Slash Damage: 450/600/6666 ⇒ 400/600/6666
  • Shadow Form damage buff: 75% ⇒ 50%
Azir
  • Warlord’s Divide Damage: 200/350/2000 ⇒ 200/350/8888
Lillia
  • Lilting Lullaby Sleep duration: 3.5/3.5/8 ⇒ 3/4/8 seconds
Zilean
  • Rewind Fate number of targets: 2/2/10 ⇒ 2/3/10
  • Rewind Fate heal amount: 350/700/3000 ⇒ 350/500/3000

Traits

Cultist

  • Each star level of your cultists will grant Galio +12% bonus Health and Attack Damage. For example, three 1-star Cultists will grant Galio +36% bonus HP and AD.
  • Galio Base Health: 1600/3800/6666 ⇒ 1000/1750/2500
  • Galio Base Attack Damage: 125/400/1000 ⇒ 80/180/400
Hunter
  • Bonus Damage: 175% at all levels ⇒ 150/175/200/225%
Divine
  • [Trait changed]
“Upon attacking 6 times of dropping below 50% health, Divine champions remove all crowd control and ascend, taking 66% reduced damage and dealing 50% bonus true damage for the duration.”
2 units: 4 seconds
4 units: 7 seconds
6 units: 10 seconds
8 units: 14 seconds
Moonlight
  • Moonlight (5) now exists: Stars up the lowest 2 champions.
Shade
  • Now gain the Stealth effect AFTER their 3rd attack instead of FOR the 3rd attack. Additionally, bonus damage now applies every 4th attack rather than every 3rd.
  • Bonus Damage: 100/325/650 ⇒ 125/400/750
Vanguard
  • Armor: 100/250/500 ⇒ 100/250/600/1500
  • Vanguard (8) now exists
Ninja
  • AD and AP: 50/120 ⇒ 50/150
Adept
  • Attack Speed Slow: 2/3/5sec ⇒ 2.5/4/7 sec
Mystic
  • Magic Resist: 35/95/175 ⇒ 40/100/200

Fortune

  • Fortune (3) average gold value- 0 Loss: 3g ⇒ 2.5g
  • Fortune (3) average gold value- 1 Loss: 6.5g ⇒ 6g
  • Fortune (3) average gold value- 2 Loss: 11.5g ⇒ 10.5g
  • Fortune (3)- 4 Loss: Removed the 5 Cost drop possibility
  • Fortune (6) average gold value: 10.25g ⇒ 11.65g
  • Fortune (6) lowered the chances of a 5 cost drop.

Systems

  • Removed the Fates change to the shop that prohibited unbought champions from repeating in consecutive shops.
  • Modified the Chosen appearance rate to reduce some of the worst luck cases and streakiness.
  • You are now guaranteed to see at least one Chosen by 2-2.

Items

  • Chalice of Power Bonus Spell Power: 30 ⇒ 40
  • Gargoyle Stoneplate Bonus Armor & MR per enemy: 12 ⇒ 15
  • Locket of the Iron Solari Shield: 250/300/375/500 ⇒ 350/450/600/800
  • Luden’s Echo Now deals bonus damage to shielded or crowd-controlled enemies, similar to Statikk Shiv.
  • Luden’s Echo Base Damage: 200 ⇒ 180
  • Luden’s Echo Bonus Damage: 180
  • Quicksilver Duration: 12 seconds ⇒ 10 seconds
  • Statikk Shiv Damage: 85 ⇒ 75
  • Statikk Shiv Bonus Damage: 85 ⇒ 175
  • Statikk Shiv: Fixed a bug where the lightning chain could break if it encountered an untargetable (Stealth) unit
  • Zeke’s Herald Bonus Attack Speed: 30% ⇒ 40%
  • ZZ’Rot Portal now taunts all nearby enemies at the start of combat to the wearer for 2 seconds
  • ZZ’Rot Portal Construct Attack Damage: 70 ⇒ 150

Bugs

  • Fixed a typo in Fortune.
  • Clarified Morellonomicon tooltip (item applies effect when the holder deals magic damage with their spell).
  • Fixed an issue where the following units would show the wrong color on their spell’s tooltip when given Spell Power: Tahm Kench, Hecarim, Nunu, Azir, Kayn
  • Pyke’s ability now hits slightly in front of him, allowing him to hit cornered units.
  • Fixed a rare issue where strange Chosen could appear in the shop, but buying them would give you a 1* copy of a different unit
  • Kayn no longer casts if there are no enemies in range he could hit
  • Sett can no longer cast Showstopper on an enemy Sett who is out of combat due to The Boss
  • Fixed some bugs with specific Fortune loot tables that were dropping a bit more than intended.