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League of Legends: LEC teams to file complaint against G2 Esports for player tampering allegations

Published: 3/Dec/2018 22:55 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 7:55

by Wyatt Donigan

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With over a month to go until the start of the 2019 League of Legends European Championship, it looks like things are about to heat up in a big way.

It’s no secret that G2 Esports has been one of the Kings of Europe for years, but all might be as it seems with the popular organization.

According to a report released by VPEsports on December 3, multiple LEC teams are preparing to file a formal complaint to Riot Games about possible tampering attempts from G2 Esports.

G2 Esports is one of the most prolific teams in European League of Legends history.

In the lengthy report, multiple instances of tampering have been alleged by various sources dating all the way back to 2016.

At the center of the controversy is G2 player Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković, who is alleged to have been “vehicle through which G2 Esports contact players.”

According to VPEsports’ sources, Perkz controls the roster, saying who he’s willing to play with before contacting them himself. Management of G2 then steps in to seal the deal.

G2 Esports hoisting the EU LCS trophy for the 2017 Spring Split.

VPEsports additionally reports that “in addition to hard evidence such as the chat logs that were shown to [them] that several of the players involved will be providing statements to Riot Games explaining how their transfer came about.”

Former G2 players Jesper ‘Zven’ Svenningsen and Alfonso ‘Mithy’ Aguirre, as well as Andrei ‘Odoamne’ Pascu, Kim ‘Wadid’ Bae-in, Petter ‘Hjarnan’ Freychuss, and Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp are all named in the report as players that have been contacted directly by Perkz over the years.

While there’s no telling what will come of this, it’s worth noting that Riot Games’ Global Penalty Index provides that such an offense would carry a 3-15 month suspension.

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G2 Esports responded to VPEsports’ request for comment saying, “No, Perkz has never contacted players under contract with other teams on the behalf of G2.”

Given the amount of evidence reportedly ready to be unveiled, this will likely not be the last we hear of this situation.

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Rell nerfs on League patch 11.3 makes Iron Maiden less tanky

Published: 24/Jan/2021 7:02

by Andrew Amos

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Rell is getting a hefty set of nerfs in League of Legends patch 11.3 to make the Iron Maiden less tanky. However, they could have a knock-on effect, where full AP Rell takes over the meta.

Rell has been a rather interesting addition to the League of Legends roster. The first champion in preseason 11 struggled to find her way into the meta at the start, but then has exploded as a power pick in recent patches.

Now, Riot are toning her back. Her utility is just a little bit too strong to justify some of her damage values ⁠— at least in her base kit.

Battle Queen Rell in League of Legends
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Rell is getting some nerfs in League patch 11.3.

The current changes on the League of Legends PBE include nerfs to her W shield, while buffing its damage ratio. Her E is getting nerfed all around ⁠— damage and resistances. Her R, on the other hand, is getting an AP ratio buff.

The changes have led to a mixed response from the community. While Rell mains feel like Riot are trying to streamline her into just maxing Q, Riot are trying to just nerf the rest of her kit to be more in line with her Q, rather than risk increasing her already high win-rate before.

“The goal of the change-list is to very slightly nerf her, and also skew her slightly back towards Q max being correct by weakening the durability gained with each W point. The AP ratios are mostly just extra and aren’t much power at all unless going Shurelya’s,” developer Ray Yonggi said.

“It’s not because we want them to specifically have more damage, it’s because we want all 4 abilities to feel like they are pulling their weight, and unfortunately Q doesn’t feel like it when it’s not maxed.”

However, the increase of AP ratios ⁠— including an extra 40% AP on her ultimate ⁠— have players weary of the potential of full AP Rell. With 110% AP on her ultimate, as well as 60% AP on her Q, she could nuke enemies with a full AP build.

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Riot are still tinkering with the buffs, but they’re trying to make sure Rell stays true to her tank identity ⁠— just with a little bit less power right off the bat.

“Basic idea around the Q thing was that Q feels really wimpy if not maxed, but W feels effective no matter what, so the character can feel more punchy if Q max was what people did more often, as it increases the damage and healing per point,” Yonggi added.

The Rell changes are expected to go through with League patch 11.3, penned in for February 3.