LoL Teamfight Tactics June 3 patch notes - Pyke nerfed, Yordles buffed - Dexerto
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LoL Teamfight Tactics June 3 patch notes – Pyke nerfed, Yordles buffed

Published: 4/Jul/2019 14:05 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 15:12

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have released a small update for League of Legends Teamfight Tactics addressing some of the main balance issues currently affecting the game.

While Teamfight Tactics is due for major updates as part of the main League of Legends patches, the new game has also been seeing smaller patches to keep things balanced and working since its launch on June 25.

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The latest update isn’t particularly extensive, but it does address one of the biggest points of imbalance that players have recently identified.

Pyke has been highlighted by many players as one of the most powerful champions in the game right now, especially when given the Spear of Shojin – which grants the wielder 15% mana per attack after casting an ability – or even better, two of them.

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That strategy should take a significant hit after the latest update however, because it seems there was a bug that meant Spear of Shojin was actually still giving 20% mana per attack sometimes, the item’s original state before a nerf on June 25.

Riot GamesTeamfight Tactics is Riot Games’ take on the autobattler genre.

Meanwhile, Pyke himself is also getting hit with a nerf, with the stun duration of his Phantom Undertow – the ability that makes Pyke so dangerous when he can use it very frequently thanks to the Spear of Shojin – being reduced at all levels.

The change could also mean something of a hit for Assassin compositions more generally, which many have pointed to as being among the more powerful options recently.

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The patch also brings with it a buff for Yordles to make compositions that lean on those champions more enticing. The increased dodge chance that Yordles get when there are three or six of them on the board has been buffed in both instances.

Full July 3 patch notes:

Champions

Pyke

Stun duration: 2.5/3/3.5 -> 2/2.5/3

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Traits

Yordle

Dodge Chance: 20/50% -> 25/60%

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Items

Spear of Shojin

We’re fixing a bug that was causing Spear to still grant 20% mana on-hit

Mana on-hit: 20% -> 15%


Teamfight Tactics is due some much more extensive changes with the next big League of Legends update, Patch 9.14, which is expected to go live around July 17. The patch will introduce a ranked mode and a new champion, Twisted Fate, as well as much-request changes to item RNG and the game’s UI.

Following Patch 9.14, Teamfight Tactics is also expected to move to a slightly more consistent patch schedule, rather than the sporadic updates that have been used to make quick adjustments where necessary in the immediate aftermath of the game’s launch.

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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.