LoL patch v9.12: Riot tease buffs and nerfs for Yuumi, Caitlyn, Ashe, more - Dexerto
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LoL patch v9.12: Riot tease buffs and nerfs for Yuumi, Caitlyn, Ashe, more

Published: 4/Jun/2019 12:14 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 12:42

by Matt Porter

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League of Legends Game Designer Josh ‘Jatt’ Leesman has revealed plans for a number of champions who will receive buffs and nerfs in the v9.12 patch.

The v9.12 patch is already live on the PBE (Public Beta Environment), and introduced a huge rework for Mordekaiser, alongside Jhin, Karma and Shaco receiving new skins as they join the Dark Star line.

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With v9.12 live on the PBE, Riot Games have a few days to make some last minute changes and updates to the game and its champions, and the developers are set to make changes to a number of powerful characters in an attempt to balance the game.

Yummi recieved an emergency buff, but appears to be too powerful now in the current meta.

The biggest update for fans of League of Legends will come in the form of a much needed nerf for Yuumi the Magical Cat, who has quickly become an unpopular adversary in the game.

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Yuumi is a support with a unique mechanic that allows her to become “Attached” to another member of her team. While Attached, it can only be attacked by towers and can’t take any direct damage from opponents, while her abilities fire from the location of the champion she is connected too.

The launch of the new champion didn’t go well, with Riot Games forced to release emergency buffs for the magical feline to try and improve her record-low win-rate of just 29.71%.

It seems those buffs went too far though, with Jatt revealing that the character was now so powerful, that it had become the most banned champion in the Elite division, with over 45% of matches featuring the Yuumi being banned – double her rate since v9.11.

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Irelia, Nautilus and Aatrox will also receive nerfs, while Zac, Ashe, Karma, Lulu and Caitlyn will be buffed. Jatt also mentioned that Sylas and Ryze will have larger changes, but refrained from sharing what those would be.

Caitlyn’s buff will be relatively small, with the developers looking for, at most, to bump her win percentage up by 1%, but are undecided on how this will be achieved at this moment. Karma’s un-empowered Q and E abilities will also be improved slightly, and the cost of mana for the E ability will be reduced by 10 mana across the board.

There is currently no official release date for these changes, but with v9.12 already live on the PBE, we can expect to see these buffs and nerfs included when the update goes live, most likely on Wednesday, June 13.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.