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League of Legends: Sylas breakdown shows full kit and best ways to use it

Published: 27/Jan/2019 23:07

by Alan Bernal

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League of Legends fans have been clamoring for more news on the game’s latest champion since early details teased an entirely unique kit that had some players apprehensive, but full details on the character have released.

Even though Sylas has been on the PBE for January, Riot Games released the Champion Spotlight for their latest combatant that properly breaks down his kit and ways to use it.

Sylas will join the likes of Kassadin and Kennen as mages who want to get as near as enemies as possible to deal the most damage.

Riot GamesSylas is bound to wreak havoc once he’s released onto the Rift.

His Chain Lash ability makes Sylas strike with his chains that hurt and slow players hit, and deals additional damage while further slowing players caught in the explosion that occurs at the intersection of his metal whips.

The Kingslayer ability damages an enemy champion while healing Sylas. The heal is increased if Sylas is at low health, as does the damage if the enemy is at low health.

For the two-part E ability, Abscond and Abduct, lunges Sylas forward and a recast will throw out his whip that will pull him toward and damaging an enemy if it connects.

His controversial Ultimate, Hijack, has varying degrees of usefulness depending on which champion was targeted. After throwing out his chains and taking an Ult, Sylas will have a cooldown for his ult and for the champion it was used on, preventing against spamming one enemies ult.

His bruiser style of play comes together with his passive, Petricite Burst, that gives an AoE empowered auto attack after using an ability. With his two part E, gap closer and slows, Sylas can chain devastating combos in quick succession.

The latest champ is sure to attract a lot of players due to his diverse kit that can sway any battle on the fly.

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Schalke 04 considering selling LEC slot for €20m

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:50 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 20:02

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends has become a household name for gamers and esports fans everywhere. German football club, Schalke 04, have been in the league for almost 5 years, but are considering selling their place in the LEC for €20m ($24.3m). 

When it comes to esports, League of Legends is arguably the biggest, with major tournaments in countries all over the world, as well as prize pools that boggle the mind.

The European leg of competitive LoL, the LEC, is one of the game’s most dominant Leagues. With the Spring Split well underway, teams like G2 Esports and Rogue sit at the top of the pack, but others aren’t doing so well.

One of these is Schalke 04 team, who have attained a meagre sixth place over the past few weeks. Now, the team has announced that selling its LEC spot could be in consideration as the larger football club is looking for a way to stay afloat during the global health crisis.

Schalke 04 considering selling LEC slot

As first reported by Paul Arrivé of French news outlet L’Equipe, the club are considering selling their LEC slot for a supposed €20 million.

This has likely been prompted by a poor performance by the soccer team in the German Bundesliga, who currently are in last place with only nine points from 22 games. Coupled with financial difficulties associated with the current global crisis and the departure of ex-president Clemens Tönnes after a wave of controversy, it seems like Schalke are in a pretty bad spot.

During a Q&A on Twitch, Schalke confirmed “there is an opportunity that we have to look into selling the (LEC) slot because the slot has big value.” The club later revealed that a decision might come in late May or June.

Selling on their LEC slot will net them over 100% profit. Dropping the team would save the organization the costs involved in running a pro esports team, as well as the staggering €8 ($9) million LEC entry fees.

Considering that Schalke are a soccer team at their core, this money could easily flow back into the sports side of the business to attempt to rebuild their somewhat tarnished reputation.

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Schalke 04 have been staples in the LEC since 2019.

If the sale takes place, the 2021 Schalke Miracle Run to Worlds might be over before it begins. Only time will tell whether or not we see the Royal Blue squad in the LEC again, or whether or not it’ll be another LoL team battling for center stage.