League of Legends: Riot Games detail major Akali nerfs for upcoming 9.3 patch - Dexerto
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League of Legends: Riot Games detail major Akali nerfs for upcoming 9.3 patch

Published: 29/Jan/2019 19:41 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 20:04

by Alan Bernal


League of Legends is gearing up for the next iteration of patches that will look to bring major nerfs to Akali that will hopefully make her more manageable to play against.

Riot Games typically keeps its game in check if it sees disproportionate win/lose rates or a flurry of complaints geared toward a specific champion, which seems to be the case with the Rogue Assassin.

In a Twitter post, League of Legends Game Designer Kevin ‘Captain Gameplay’ Huang outlined the changes that will be coming to Akali in the upcoming 9.3 patch that the company hopes will make her more balanced.

After the Assassin’s major rework in 2018, the champion was given tools in her kit that many saw as broken, and pleaded with Riot for a fix.

“Akali has stood out for the past half year as having extremely high playing against Frustration and pro presence despite bottom tier winrates. Looking at mechanical changes to lower playing against and perceived frustration against Akali,” Captain Gameplay said.

One of the major complaints toward the champion is her ability to reduce Turret’s True Sight to Obscured Vision by using her Twilight Shroud. The changes will get rid of this mechanic, allowing the Turret to fight back if Akali makes a dive.

Riot GamesThe champion will be losing one of her greatest dive tools, but will still be a formidable opponent to lane against.

Another major change will be the removal of her heal after hitting an opponent with her Five-Point Strike at over 180 energy, making lane skirmishes against her more rewarding for players.

The changes are sure to come as a relief to many Mid and Top laners, as the champion could wreak havoc in numerous stages of the game across the map.


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

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


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.

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.

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.