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League of Legends players slam “misleading rewards” from the Honor System

Published: 15/Apr/2020 21:06

by Alan Bernal


League of Legends players are hitting out at the “misleading rewards” that come from the game’s Honor system, specifically with the key fragments that users are able to obtain through the program.

Many in the community are well-versed in the Honor system, Riot Games’s initiative to reward good sportsmanship from players as they complete more matches without being toxic or an overall hindrance on their team.

Rewards that come from the Honor system, after hitting Honor level 2 or above, can range from simple blue essence to a couple of pre-selected skins, but most notably are key fragments that can be in short supply for the most dedicated players in the game.

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Players can get rewards by reaching at least Honor Level 2 in League of Legends.

Three fragments can be combined to create a whole key that is used to open Hextech Chests, but Riot puts a limit to how many fragments can be acquired per month.

However, the LoL community feels upended, since “Honor capsules and orbs are useless because the ‘extra’ key fragments are part of the monthly limit you get anyway,” as user ‘cute_rubberduck’ said.

“The key fragments you get through orbs and capsules count towards the 12 key fragment limit you get anyway through normal play,” they explained. “I’d like to add the disclaimer that I don’t want to complain about free stuff. They don’t have to give us anything. But I really dislike misleading rewards.”

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Some LoL players would like another rework to allow for a more “honest” reward drop for the Honor system.

More community members chimed in to express their disappointment, especially since some people bank on key fragments to get through their troves of unopened chests.

While some are convinced that the Honor system rewards contributing to the fragment limit is a blunder on Riot’s part to fix, others believe that the system is working as intended.

“Honor ‘rewards’ is a way of punishing players by taking it away, not a reward system,” user ‘leigonlord’ argued.

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Players are frequently hitting their Key fragment limit in LoL, which is making it hard to like the Honor rewards.

In either case, there are players with a large stockpile of chests without a way of opening them, since they’re getting hit by the key fragment limit that is affecting their rewards from the Honor system.

Riot has reworked the Honor system multiple times since it’s revival in 2017, and some players would like to see new upgrades in the 2020 season.

League of Legends

LCS Lock In 2021: Perkz’s debut for Cloud9 goes awry

Published: 16/Jan/2021 4:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 12:41

by Andrew Amos


The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.

  • 100 Thieves, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Dignitas, Golden Guardians open up LCS Lock In with wins.
  • Perkz’s Cloud9 debut goes awry with 4/7/2 statline on Yone.
  • Games restart on January 16 with Immortals and Evil Geniuses at 1pm PT.

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule & results

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 vs FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals vs Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG vs 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid vs 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG vs TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians vs Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians 1 – 0 CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Perkz’s Cloud9 debut doesn’t go as planned

The first day of LCK Lock In action didn’t go as planned for Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic and Cloud9, losing their first match of 2021 to Evil Geniuses. His 4/7/2 performance on Yone disappointed many, as Deftly shone on Kai’Sa.

100 Thieves’ new roster got off to a strong start against a new-look TSM, while CLG are 0-2 in 2021, losing to both Liquid and the rookie Golden Guardians lineup. Although they are without Broxah and Finn, the team failed to live up to their legacy.

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups

As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.

Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.

The 10 teams will be split into groups of two, with the top four from each group making it to the single-elimination playoffs.

Group A Group B
TSM FlyQuest
100 Thieves Cloud9
CLG Dignitas
Golden Guardians Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid Immortals