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LoL Patch 10.3 to feature more Aphelios nerfs, Sett, Akali changes

Published: 27/Jan/2020 23:44 Updated: 28/Jan/2020 22:33

by Andrew Amos

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League of Legends Patch 10.3 is on the way, with more Aphelios nerfs expected, changes to Miss Fortune, Senna, Akali, Sett, and a much-needed buff to jungle XP.

After the first week of pro play in most regions, Riot has taken a step back and looked at who’s performing and who’s struggling to curate their changes for Patch 10.3.

Lead gameplay designer Mark ‘Scruffy’ Yetter announced a rough list of champions getting hit by the February 5 patch on January 27, before coming out with more specific changes on January 28.

True Damage Senna Prestige Skin for LoL
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Senna’s True Damage Prestige skin will be released in Patch 10.3, alongside a host of new nerfs for the AD carry-support hybrid.

Aphelios once again headlines the patch rundown, with more nerfs expected for the dominant ADC. While his win rate has dropped below 50% after his Patch 10.2 changes, he has one of the highest pick-and-ban rates in pro play at 85%, trailing behind Akali and Rumble.

Recent nerfs have touched his Calibrum, Infernum, and Crescendum weapons as well as most of his abilities. His Calibrum has once again gone under the microscope, with marks made by the sniper now given a maximum range of 2000, instead of infinite.

“We intend to keep it as a very long range poke effect, but bring it in line with other similar mechanics like Caitlyn or Xerath,” he said, detailing the changes back on January 24.

Aphelios isn’t the only AD carry on Riot’s hit-list for Patch 10.3. Miss Fortune is losing some scaling attack speed per level, while Senna’s soul drop rate on cannons she kills is being cut from a guaranteed 100% to just 2%. Ezreal is receiving a mana per level and attack speed buff though, so it’s not all bad news for the bot lane.

The Akali changes pitched before the Patch 10.3 PBE cycle are expected to be shipped with the February 5 balance changes. The energy cost of her Q is being increased by a flat 20 across all ranks, which will force Akali mains to be more selective when using the ability.

The movement speed on her shroud is also being tweaked to be an initial burst on cast, while her ultimate will now be a point-and-click targeted spell on its first cast.

The newly-released Sett and recently-reworked Diana are on the chopping block alongside Akali. Sett’s W, Haymaker, is being targeted, with the big-hitting ability getting a major cooldown increase to make him more vulnerable.

As for Diana, she is losing around 50 base mana and a bit of damage off of her W, Pale Cascade. This will force Diana players to be a bit more selective in spamming her abilities in lane, or might even force a new build path focusing around mana items like Lost Chapter.

Blood Moon Akali skin for LoL
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Major changes to Akali will be shipped in Patch 10.3 after being teased earlier in January.

Ekko, Rumble, Leona, and Sona are on the nerf list as well, with Galio, Sejuani, Yuumi, and Azir expected to receive buffs on Patch 10.3.

Outside of champions, the jungle is getting some love after a massive overhaul for Season 10 took away catch-up XP and left junglers struggling. Overall jungle XP will be buffed in the early game before falling off later.

However, junglers will still be punished for funnel strategies, with the minion farm penalty still hanging around for the foreseeable future.

League of Legends Patch 10.3 is expected to drop on February 5.

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LPL 2021 Spring Split: RNG and Team WE lead the pack

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:17 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 17:58

by Bill Cooney

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League of Legends’ LPL 2021 Spring Split has started. 10 Chinese teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs, so here’s everything you need to know, from streams and schedule to the current scores and standings to keep you in the know.


  • Team WE face off against Invictus Gaming on Sunday
  • RNG, Team WE, EDward start off 2021 LPL 2-0
  • Star-studded Top Esports are 1-2 through two weeks of play

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 2021 Spring Split: 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: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule. We’ll update this section as we get further along into the tournament.

Week 2 results (January 11 – January 17)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 11 Bilibili Gaming 2 – 1 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
ThunderTalk Gaming 0 – 2 Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 12 Oh My God 0 – 2 FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Rogue Warriors 2 – 1 Top Esports 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 13 Team WE 2 – 1 Victory 5 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports 2 – 0 Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 14 JD Gaming 2 – 0 Bilibili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Royal Never Give Up 2 – 1 Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 15 Rogue Warriors 0 – 2 eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Top Esports 2 – 0 Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 16 Victory 5 2-1 LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
EDward Gaming 2-1 FunPlus Phoenix 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 17 LNG Esports vs ThunderTalk Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Team WE vs Invictus Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

Week 3 schedule (January 18 – January 24)

Date  Match PST  EST GMT
January 18 Oh My God vs eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Bilibili Gaming vs Victory Five 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 19 Rogue Warriros vs FunPlus Phoenix 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs LGD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 20 Invictus Gaming v eStar Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Suning vs Rare Atom 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 21 ThunderTalk Gaming vs Team WE 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Oh My God vs Royal Never Give Up 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 22 Rare Atom vs BiliBili Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
Edward Gaming vs JD Gaming 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 23 Top Esports vs LGD Gaming 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
FunPlus Phoenix vs Suning 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
January 24 Rogue Warriors vs Victory Five 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 9:00 AM
LNG Esports vs Team WE 3:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, with Royal Never Give Up and Team WE leading the way, only having lost a match each.

Placement Team  Series    Games 
1 Royal Never Give Up 2-0 4-1
1 Team WE 2-0 4-1
3 EDward Gaming 1-0 2-0
4 LNG Esports 1-0 2-0
5 eStar Gaming 1-0 2-1
5 FunPlus Phoenix 1-1 3-2
5 Suning 1-1 3-2
8 Victory Five 1-1 3-3
9 Invictus Gaming 1-1 2-2
9 JD Gaming 1-1 2-2
11 Bilibili Gaming 1-1 2-3
12 Top Esports 1-2 3-4
13 Rogue Warriors 1-2 2-5
14 LGD Gaming 0-1 1-2
15 Rare Atom 0-1 0-2
15 ThunderTalk Gaming 0-1 0-2
17 Oh My God 0-2 1-4

LPL 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Bilibili Gaming Biubiu Meteor Zeka Aiming Mark
Edward Gaming Flandre Jiejie Scout Viper Meiko
eStar Gaming zs H4cker irma rat ShiauC
FunPlus Phoenix Nuguri Tian Doinb Lwx Crisp
Invictus Gaming TheShy XUN Rookie Wink Baolan
JD Gaming Zoom Kanavi Xiye, Yagao LokeN LvMao
LGD Gaming Cult Flora, Kui Uniboy Garvey, Kramer Peace
LNG Esports M1kuya Tarzan icon Light Iwandy
Oh My God New Aki Wuming Eric COLD
Rare Atom Cube Aix FoFo iBoy Hang
Rogue Warriors Ziv Haro Forge kelin, Michi QiuQiu
Royal Never Give Up Xiaohu Wei Cryin GALA Ming
Suning Bin SofM Angel huanfeng ON
Team WE Breathe beishang Shanks Jiumeng Missing
Top Esports 369 Karsa knight JackeyLove Zhuo
ThunderTalk Gaming Chelizi bless Captain SamD Teeen
Victory Five LANGX Weiwei Mole y4 ppgod