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League of Legends Volibear rework: abilities, skins, release date

Published: 9/May/2020 12:07 Updated: 9/May/2020 12:08

by Daniel Cleary


Riot Games have revealed a full look at all of Volibear’s upcoming changes after League of Legends fans voted for his VGU rework alongside Fiddlesticks in 2019.

The developers revealed that Volibear and Fiddlesticks would be the next champions in line for a rework after hosting a community vote for fans in 2019.

Following the massive Fiddlesticks rework which was released on April 1, Riot announced that Volibear’s VGU was also nearly ready to be added to Summoner’s Rift. They have shared a full look at his updated abilities, character model, and skins in their May 8 unveiling.

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Riot has revealed all of Volibear’s changes in the May 8 reveal.

Similarly to Fiddlesticks’ VGU, the Thunderous Demigod’s update did not stray too far from his original look, with the new character model being more suited to the ferocious champion’s lore.

Riot hosted a livestream for the full reveal on May 8, highlighting all of Volibear’s new abilities and updated character skins in action. You can find a recap of the full champion reveal down below.

While the statistics on each ability are still yet to be determined, the reworked kit looks significantly more competitive than before. This includes a terrifying new Ultimate ability that sees Volibear leap to his target while also gaining bonus health and disabling nearby turrets.

Volibear’s reworked abilities

  • Passive – Volibear’s attacks and abilities grant attack speed, and eventually cause his basic attacks to deal bonus magic damage to nearby enemies.
  • Q – Volibear gains speed towards enemies, stunning and damaging the first one he attacks.
  • – Volibear damages an enemy, applying on-hit effects and marking them. Casting this spell again on the same target deals bonus damage and heals Volibear.
  • E – Volibear summons a lightning bolt at a location, dealing damage and slowing enemies while granting Volibear a shield if he’s inside the blast radius.
  • R – Volibear leaps to a target location, slowing and damaging enemies beneath him while gaining bonus health. Enemy towers near his landing location become temporarily disabled.

Riot also introduced a new passive for the champion which increases attack speed with basic attacks and abilities, eventually causing his attacks to deal magic damage in the form of chain lightning to all nearby enemies.

With these new ability changes, alongside others such as a stun in his new kit, it is likely that Volibear will be even more flexible than before and could be viable in solo lanes, Support, and as a Jungler following the rework.

After sharing a look at the abilities and some of Frejlordian Bear’s new skins, such as the free Eldritch Horror-style skin, Riot announced that they would be hosting a limited-time event in the ARAM mode where players can earn an exclusive Volibear emote until May 12.

However, Volibear fans will have to wait a little while longer to get their hands on the Ursine champion as he is due to be added to live servers on May 28 but will be able to test the latest changes on PBE starting May 12.

League of Legends

How to watch LPL Spring Split: Stream, standings & schedule

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:23

by Lauren Bergin


China has one of League of Legends’ most competitive esports scenes. Our LPL hub has everything you need to know, from the streams and schedule to the current scores and standings.

  • The LPL Spring Split group stage will run from January 9 to March 28.
  •  ¥ 4,200,000/$649,425 Prize Pool.
  • RNG and Team WE currently tied for first.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Standings

The current standings for the LPL are:

Placement Team
1 Royal Never Give Up
1 Team WE
3 FunPlus Phoenix
3 LNG Esports
5 EDward Gaming
6 eStar Gaming
6 Suning
8 Invictus Gaming
9 JD Gaming
10 Bilibili Gaming
11 Top Esports
12 Rogue Warriors
13 LGD Gaming
14 Victory Five
15 Rare Atom
 15  TT Gaming
 17  Oh My God

LPL Spring Split 2021: Schedule

The LPL hosts 2 games every day so that fans can get in on all the action. The games begin at 1AM PST/ 4AM EST/ 9AM GMT/ 10 AM CEST.