League of Legends leak reveals Samira as next Season 10 champion - Dexerto
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League of Legends leak reveals Samira as next Season 10 champion

Published: 28/Jul/2020 2:38

by Andrew Amos

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Lillia came out on Patch 10.15. Yone is coming on Patch 10.16. Could we be getting Champion 151 as soon as Patch 10.17? League players are getting their hopes up, after a PBE leak revealed the first details about the game’s next character, Samira.

League players have been treated to champion release after champion release over the last few weeks. It’s like Season 2 all over again ⁠— new characters coming out every two weeks.

Riot doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon though. Although players have just gotten their hands on Lillia in Patch 10.15, and Yone is coming next week in Patch 10.16, a new champion could be coming as soon as Patch 10.17.

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Yone isn’t even out in League and we’re already getting teasers for the next champion, Samira.

While we don’t know what they look like, or exactly what they’ll do, we do know their name. Their name is Samira, and she’s going to be Runeterra’s newest marksman, sometime soon in Season 10.

The leaks come in the way of little teasers on the Patch 10.16 PBE cycle. A new emote called Style: Rank S was added to the test server, along with a number of “easter egg” files in the same style. All these files reference Samira.

The easter egg teases a few common themes we should expect when Samira is actually released. First of all, there’s files for roses and rose petals. The rose also lights up in a crimson red in the new emote.

Samira was initially teased in the June 2020 Champion Roadmap as a “new marksman, dressed to slay,” hailing from Noxus.

“Do you like to laugh in the face of danger? Do you enjoy stringing together abilities, creating stylish new combos? Does the idea of diving straight into the fray, firing a whirlwind of blades and bullets, then hopping back out with a sliver of health excite you,” asked lead champion producer Ryan ‘Reav3’ Mirales in the last roadmap.

While Marksman champions are known for having to play far back in the teamfight, Samira sounds like she will play out more like an assassin. Riot have been testing champion hybrids lately, releasing interesting fusions like Senna ⁠— the marksman-support ⁠— earlier in 2020.

These easter eggs leaks are only a taste of what’s to come. If Samira is coming out on Patch 10.17, we will see some more files pop up on the PBE before Patch 10.16 goes live on August 5. Else, she could be coming in a few more weeks down the line in September.

Of course, before Samira, there’s still Yone. League’s 150th champion is coming out in the next update. Yasuo’s brother is back from the dead, and the Ionian duelist is ready to rain havoc on Summoner’s Rift. If you haven’t caught a glimpse of him yet, we’ve got everything you need to know about Yone here.

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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.