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League of Legends leak gives players early look at Seraphine’s abilities

Published: 7/Sep/2020 3:05

by Andrew Amos

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League songstress Seraphine is coming to the game soon. While that news is Riot’s worst kept secret, her kit has been kept under lock. However, a datamine has surfaced, giving players an early look at the mage’s abilities.

Seraphine has been touted as League’s next “sensational mage,” according to leaks from Brazilian streamer Streamie in August. However, what that title actually meant was a little unclear.

There’s a number of mages already in League of Legends. Would Seraphine be like the bursty Syndra or Ryze, or perhaps the more control style of Orianna? Maybe a more supportive type ala Nami, Lulu, or Karma? We could now have our answer.

K/DA lineup of Akali, Kai'Sa, Seraphine, Ahri, and Evelynn.
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Seraphine has finally officially joined K/DA for a collab, and she’s about to hit the Rift too.

The new champion has had two of her abilities leaked, thanks to a datamine from the Wild Rift game files by ‘PixelButts‘, and it looks like Seraphine is going to be a mix of all of those.

Seraphine passive and E leaked

The two abilities leaked are seemingly her passive and her E. Her passive incorporates a new “Echo” mechanic that allows her to cast abilities twice. Using her abilities near allies also grants “notes,” which gives her extra attack range and damage on her next attack.

This can make for some pretty cool combos with the rest of her kit, including when combined with her leaked E. Seraphine’s third ability will shield all nearby ally champions, granting them movement speed ⁠— similar to Karma’s E. However, if Seraphine is already shielded, nearby allies will be healed based on missing health.

This, combined with the Echo passive, means Seraphine can shield and heal her allies at the same time if she has her passive stacked.

There’s no info out there about her Q, W, or ultimate. These abilities will really give players an idea of how her kit really works. She could still be a more supportive type of mage, but Riot could also just pound a ton of damage into her kit.

The files have actually existed in Wild Rift since the Alpha went live in select regions across the world earlier this year. Back then, we didn’t know who they belonged to, but now it’s evidently clear the leaks are about Champion 152 ⁠— Seraphine.

Now the big question remains: when is Seraphine being released? There hasn’t been a solid date penned in, but given she’s performing with K/DA at Worlds, we can expect her release around October when the championship starts.

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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37

by Daniel Cleary

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With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

Is Caps better than Perkz?

Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing later added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.