League of Legends

League Patch 10.13 to feature Kalista, Yuumi nerfs, Kog’Maw buffs, more

Published: 17/Jun/2020 5:24 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 1:24

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends Patch 10.13 is already in the process of being tested by Riot behind the scenes, and it looks like the LoL devs already have a slate of buffs & nerfs ready for the June 24 update, including Death’s Dance tweaks and more.

On top of the long-awaited nerfs for the AD weapon, League Patch 10.13 will also see Yuumi, Kalista, Ornn, Aphelios, and Cassiopeia have their power reduced. All-star caster Syndra will also be receiving further nerfs this update.

There are a few champions set to get a boost, however. Nocturne’s jungle abilities are set to be tweaked slightly, while Yorick, Gnar, Vi, Lucian, Rakan, and notoriously tricky-to-balance champion Ryze will all get buffs in Patch 10.13.

Patch 10.13 will also see a few more interesting changes packaged alongside the usual buffs and nerfs as well. In particular, must-pick rune choice Conqueror will have its max stacks and adaptive power changed.

Kog’Maw and Nunu will also be handed some serious AP scaling power in LoL Patch 10.13, in an effort to give them a different build order. The squishy ADC in particular will be getting some big buffs to his Q and R ratios.

AP Kog’Maw could return in League Patch 10.13

For League players who have been grinding away at Riot’s MOBA for half a decade or more, it may still feel like Kog’Maw’s domination in the bot lane was only yesterday. “Protect the Kog” team comps reigned in pro games and ranked.

Unfortunately, the wonder years of the bile-spitting Mouth of the Abyss are behind him; at least, until Riot drops new buffs for his ability power variant in LoL Patch 10.13. In the June 24 patch, Kog’Maw is set to get a big boost.

LoL devs are increasing Kog’s Caustic Spittle (Q) AP ratio from 50% to 70%, and tweaking his AP ratio for his ultimate Living Artillery (R) to 35%. This should return Kog’Maw to the bugs’ old days as an AP bot laner from 10.13.

Ability power Kog'Maw could be returning to the Rift thanks to new League Patch 10.13 buffs.
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Ability power Kog’Maw could be returning to the Rift thanks to new League Patch 10.13 buffs.

Nurse Akali, Kennen M.D. & Surgeon Shen VFX changes

LoL Patch 10.13 might have a hefty chunk of balance changes coming in, but there’s also a few new skins and chromas, and a couple of VFX updates.

Old skins for Akali, Kennen, and Shen, all themed around medical professions, are set to have their VFX updated. The last time these cosmetic upgrades were touched by Riot was at their release in January 2011.

Riot Kingby confirmed the new updates, as well as a raft of new chromas for the Nurse Akali, Kennen M.D., and Surgeon Shen skins, were to be released “in support and celebration of all healthcare workers in the fight against [the pandemic].”

Finally, the next League of Legends update is expected to implement new champion select reporting tools. Players will also be able to mute any and all offending teammates in the pre-game lobby, according to Yetter.

League of Legends Patch 10.13 will be released Wednesday, June 24. You can find the full list of planned changes, including the numbers, below.

League of Legends Patch 10.13 upcoming patch notes

Champion balance changes

Aphelios

  • AD per level: 2.2 ⇒ 2
  • Crescendum attacks on epic monster no longer refresh Chakram cooldown.
  • R crit bonus: 50% ⇒ 20%

Cassiopeia

  • Base MR: 34 ⇒ 32

Gnar

  • Mini E attack speed: 20-60% ⇒ 40-60%

Kalista

  • AD per level: 4 ⇒ 3.5

Kog’Maw

  • Q ability power ratio 0.5 ⇒ 0.7
  • R ability power ratio 0.25 ⇒ 0.35

Lucian

  • Q laser range: 900 ⇒ 1000

Nocturne

  • Passive attacks on monsters also give double cooldown reduction (like attacks on champions).

Nunu

  • Q damage ability power ratio 0.5 ⇒ 0.65
  • Q healing ability power ratio 0.7 ⇒ 1.0
  • [New] R shield ability power ratio ⇒ 1.5

Ornn

  • Brittle damage: 10-18% max HP ⇒ 12%

Rakan

  • W damage: 70-270 ⇒ 70-290

Ryze

  • Base MR: 34 ⇒ 36
  • Base AD: 56 ⇒ 58

Syndra

  • Q mana cost: 40-80 ⇒ 60-80

Vi

  • Q cooldown: 12-8 ⇒ 12-6

Yorick

  • R leash change 900 ⇒ 700. She will follow you if you leave this range.

Yuumi

  • E mana cost: 100-160 ⇒ 40-60 + 15% of Yuumi’s max mana

Item balance changes

Death’s Dance

  • Stored damage for ranged: 20% ⇒ 10%

Rune balance changes

Conqueror

  • Max stacks: 10 ⇒ 12
  • Adaptive per stack: 2-5 ⇒ 1.7-4.2

Guardian

  • Shield base: 80-200 ⇒ 70-150
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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

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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

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

Match PT ET GMT
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