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LoL Patch 9.21 has glitched Rakan with gamebreaking bug

Published: 28/Oct/2019 1:08 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 2:40

by Andrew Amos

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League of Legends is notorious for its “spaghetti code,” and Patch 9.21 has added another bug that no one is really sure how it came into being, influencing how Rakan players will use their champion.

Riot’s delicious cuisine of pasta in all its glorious forms has become a meme in the League of Legends community. Sometimes, the weirdest interactions lead to the most insane bugs, although usually it requires an intricately crafted set of runes and items.

However, when the interaction is as simple to execute as Rakan using his E, Battle Dance, onto an ally while he has the Guardian keystone equipped, it can revolutionize the way a champion is played.

Riot GamesThere is a gamebreaking bug with Rakan on Patch 9.21, and it’s super easy to replicate.

Reddit user ‘Guriado’ demonstrated how the bug worked, and how easy it is to replicate. If Rakan uses the first cast of Battle Dance on an ally in range, before selecting a second ally not in range, it still covers the second ally with Guardian.

While he doesn’t dash across the map to be by their side, if the ally takes damage, both Rakan and the ally get the Guardian active. This shield and move speed boost can be the difference between surviving a gank and getting out of a sticky situation, or giving up a kill.

Apparently the bug has been around for a while as well. Guriado pointed out that he has been abusing the bug for the last three patches, meaning it was probably introduced into the game around Patch 9.19.

Given Rakan players primarily take Guardian, with the keystone having a pick rate of over 65% according to op.gg, it’s not just an obscure bug that requires a unique set of runes and items – it can be abused every game.

The Guardian bug isn’t the only bug Rakan players are currently dealing with. Rakan’s Battle Dance has had a range indicator bug for most of 2019, only showing the reduced ally range for his second cast of the ability, even when he is paired with Xayah.

However, why this bug exists in the first place is anyone’s guess. It seems incredibly random, given the fact that Rakan never actually casts his second charge of Battle Dance if it’s onto someone out of his range.

ProbuildsGuardian is the only keystone pro players are taking with Rakan right now in solo queue.

For something so random though, it has a massive effect on the game. Rakan can save allies from across the map with this, having an impact in all three lanes. It can also net Rakan assists, which means more gold for basically free. 

Riot are yet to comment on the bug or disable Rakan, so if you want to try and replicate for yourself, you can try. However, be careful taking this into matchmaking, as you can get banned for bug abusing.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.