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League of Legends: Riot Games announce sweeping changes set to come in future updates

Published: 1/Dec/2018 2:41 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 2:57

by Alan Bernal

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Consistent backlash and social media debates has forced Riot’s collective hand into making changes to roles that have been testing rather low in overall satisfaction.

With the end of Worlds and the subsequent end of the ranked season, Riot wanted to address concerns to what should be an impactful role.

According to Riot Design Director Andrei “Meddler” van Roon’s latest post in the Dev Corner, marksmen will again be the primary focus for the patch to remedy concerns over the lack of satisfaction in that role.

Riot GamesXayah and Rakan were a dynamic duo when added to the game, Riot wants to shake up that tandem for the better.

After trying to pinpoint what the problem was in that role, it looks like Riot will be making “crit items feel more satisfying to most users, given satisfaction has been a long-running issue regardless of balance state.”

Survivability for ADC’s is going to play a major role in the changes since it currently feels like defensive items for marksmen, like Hexdrinker, come at too great a price when sacrificing damage for them.

Further, reworking some of the power curves that late-game marksmen should be able to enjoy might change as some champions are unable to unlock their full potential given the games end too quickly to be viable.

Riot GamesLeague of Legends enjoys a deep catalogue of characters and sometimes finding how they all fit into the game is difficult.

Specifically champions like Corki, Xayah, Ashe, Vayne, Trist, and Jinx are probably going to get more powerful to bring them back in line with their former glory of being in the top tier.

It’s barely been six months since patch 8.11, in which Riot introduced Stormrazor and a slew of changes to the ADC role, but it looks like that was not the long-term fix that the company hoped it would be.

These changes are expected to come with patch 9.1 and the start to the new ranked season, and will hopefully be the fix Riot’s looking for.

Esports

FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal

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Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

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FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

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The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.