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LoL: Riot Games further increasing queue throttle of Teamfight Tactics on launch day

Published: 26/Jun/2019 23:57 Updated: 27/Jun/2019 0:04

by Alan Bernal


North American League of Legends dev Ed ‘SapMagic’ Altorfer.

Riot Games were anticipating the bombardment to their servers that Teamfight Tactics was sure to bring. The company had given their community a notice that “game starts will be throttled” in their timeline announcement, but it seems like wait times are going to get worse.


Players expecting to get into a quick game might want to sit tight since SapMagic came out with an update that not everyone will be too keen on receiving.

Riot GamesPlayers have been rushing to try Riot Games’ new mode Teamfight Tactics.

Teamfight Tactics queue times throttled

In a June 26 tweet, the UX Lead for Teamfight Tactics initially told the community that they’ve “enabled queue time throttling due to high demand.”


“Basically—we’re having a hard time keeping up with all the TFT games right now,” SapMagic said. “Expect a 5+ minute delay, which helps keep our servers from crashing.”

But the Riot dev added more bleak news for hopeful players in a follow up tweet mere hours later as the game apparently increased in popularity that’s only going to increase the bothersome wait for many.

“[The queue time throttling] is increasing as more players log in and try to play games,” SapMagic said. “We’re seeing what we can do, but expect this to get longer, 10-15+ minutes, until things calm down.”


The queue times are affecting everyone equally as League of Legends Championship Series analyst Mark Zimmerman even joked: “turn off league of legends so we can play tft.”

That might very well be a shared sentiment with a lot of early fans of Teamfight Tactics as they’re trying to load up the game.

Riot GamesTeamight Tactics looks complicated at first glance but gets way better as you play on.

Learn how to play Teamfight Tactics while you wait

People are going to be hearing about Teamfight Tactics for a while it seems, and there are plenty of ways to improve during these prolonged wait times.


Beginners who are just picking up the game could look into guides that dive into the champion tier lists while learning how to power up their pieces.

There are also various synergies among champions with similar traits and effects that would go really far into improving the Teamfight Tactics experience.


The new mode has tons of elements to read up on as Riot Games weather the storm that Teamfight Tactics is bringing to their servers.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


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.


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.


“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.


“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.”


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.


“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.