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League of Legends MSI 2020 reportedly canceled

Published: 21/Apr/2020 11:35 Updated: 21/Apr/2020 12:57

by Connor Bennett

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League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, MSI, is rumored to have been canceled due to the ongoing world health situation – putting the competitive LoL schedule in a bit of a strange situation. 

While winning the top prize at Worlds might be the goal that every League of Legends team across the globe hopes to achieve, just getting there is a pretty tough task. Teams don’t really venture outside of their own regions – if we discount Rift Rivals – aside from Worlds and MSI.

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The Mid-Season Invitational is where the top teams from each region really get to show how they’re shaping up headed into their second round of splits – as well as building up to Worlds. Though, it appears as if this year’s MSI might not be taking place despite some faint hopes that it actually might proceed.

Riot GamesG2 claimed victory at MSI 2019.

It was noted by League of Legends insider and interviewer Travis Gafford during the April 20 episode of Hotline League, where he interviewed Cloud9’s Yasin ‘Nisqy’ Dincer about their recent LCS split victory. 

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“Alright, so, I’m going to drop a rumor here, which should come as no surprise to anybody, but the rumor – I’m fairly confident – is that there is no MSI,” Gafford said, before moving on and asking the Cloud9 mid laner what the season might be like for his squad seeing as they won’t be able to play at MSI and compete against the top international teams.

The dominant LCS winners aren’t the only team who have already secured their ticket to MSI – G2 took down Fnatic in the LEC finals, meaning that they would be making their return to defend the crown.

However, that doesn’t appear to be happening. Riot Games haven’t yet officially announced MSI’s cancellation, only a delay, but the writing appears to be on the wall for it not going ahead. We’ll just have to keep an eye out for official confirmation one way or the other.

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TFT Patch 10.20b notes: Spirit nerf, Aphelios & Ashe nerfs, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:07

by Andrew Amos

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Ahead of the next update, Riot have slid in a little addendum to TFT Patch 10.20 with a “b-patch” hotfix. The devs are keeping a keen eye on Spirit, Aphelios, Ashe, and more, as they look to tone down the “overperformers” urgently.

While Riot seemingly did away with the b-patches during the latter stages of Galaxies, the mid-update changes are back. In TFT Fates, Riot will be keeping more of a keen eye during the week following a major update to potentially drop even more changes.

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They were happy after the set’s launch initially, but there have been a few overperformers in TFT Patch 10.20 Riot want to tone down ahead of the next update. They aren’t doing too much though, as they want the next patch to be a big one.

“[TFT Patch] 10.21 is shaping up to be a big patch, but these changes felt worth getting out a little earlier. B-Patches are limited to number changes, so bigger changes have to wait,” developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained after the October 7 update went live.

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Spirit 4 nerfed, Brawler-Ashe targeted

The major changes in TFT Patch 10.20b are to Spirit, Ashe, and Aphelios. The two champions, and the trait, have been the crux of many of the meta compositions.

Looking at Spirit, Riot has decided the Patch 10.20 changes weren’t enough originally. Spirit 4 is being nerfed by another 10% bonus attack speed, dropping from 80% of the mana cost to 70%. This should hopefully bring it more in line, although without Ahri nerfs being shipped, that remains to be seen.

Brawler-Ashe has been one of the most consistent compositions of the set so far. With Ashe being able to dish out huge amounts of damage with an in-built attack speed steroid, she’s risen to be one of the best units in the set. Riot will be toning that back though, reducing her ability’s attack speed at one and two-star.

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High Noon Ashe in League of Legends
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Brawler-Ashe is getting a notable nerf if you don’t manage to find three-star Ashe.

Aphelios carry is also another popular composition. Riot has deemed his ability to generate turrets a bit too efficient though, so he’s losing some of his starting mana so he can’t automatically start firing away.

Janna and Veigar are also being targeted in TFT Patch 10.20b. Janna’s total mana is going up from 50 to 60, while Veigar is losing damage on his Dark Blossom ability at all levels.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.20b changes below.

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Spirit Blossom Ahri in TFT Fates
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Spirit is getting nerfed again, but power carry Ahri remains untouched.

TFT Patch 10.20b notes

Champions

  • Aphelios starting Mana: 120 ⇒ 90
  • Janna max Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Ashe Hunter’s Focus Bonus Attack Speed: 50/75/300 ⇒ 45/65/300
  • Veigar Dark Blossom Damage: 500/650/1000 ⇒ 450/600/900

Traits

  • Spirit Attack Speed: 35/80 ⇒ 35/70