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LoL Worlds final smashes Twitch peak viewership record

Published: 11/Nov/2019 15:00 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 15:25

by Joe O'Brien

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The final of the League of Legends World Championship set a new record for peak concurrent viewership on Twitch.

The World Championship is the biggest event on the League of Legends calendar, the culmination of the competitive season and one of only two annual events in which teams from all of the top regions can face off.

With League of Legends being one of the world’s biggest titles, that also makes Worlds one of the biggest events in esports, even drawing in more casual viewers who may not religiously follow the various domestic leagues during the season, but tune in to find out who will be crowned World Champion.

This time around, the battle for the Summoner’s Cup once again came down to a team from China’s LPL, and a team from Europe’s LEC – FunPlus Phoenix and G2 Esports respectively. Unlike 2018’s final, however, in which Invictus Gaming clashed with Fnatic, this time many fans and analysts had the European team as the favorite.

According to stat tracking site GitHyp, interest in the final was so high that it actually set a new record for peak concurrent viewership on Twitch with a massive high of 1,743,204. This was despite the final taking place in Paris and therefore not at peak time for North American audiences, with a start time of 4 AM PST.

Riot GamesFPX claimed the Summoner’s Cup with a 3-0 win over G2 Esports

The Worlds final smashed the previous Twitch concurrent peak record 1,618,073, which was held by Fortnite’s “The End” event, which saw the original map drawn into a black hole and heralded the launch of the game’s ‘Chapter 2’ overhaul.

The final between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix was ultimately a rather one-sided affair in favor of the Chinese team, who claimed a convincing 3-0 win to claim the Worlds title for the LPL for a second year in a row.

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Amumu nerfed again in League patch 10.24 after jungler’s win rate soars

Published: 26/Nov/2020 1:17 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:12

by Andrew Amos

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Amumu has risen up as the dominant jungler after the League of Legends Season 11 item rework. He was targeted in League patch 10.24, but the changes didn’t go far enough, with Riot shipping out a big hotfix on November 26.

Amumu was the big winner of the League of Legends Season 11 changes. While his winrate shot up on the Patch 10.22 thanks to a change to his ultimate, the new items on Patch 10.23 only cemented his place at the top of the jungler power rankings.

In the space of a month, he jumped from 48.88% win rate to 57.08%, according to stats site op.gg. His pick rate also went up tenfold, from 1.12% to 17.98%.

Sad Robot Amumu splash art for League of Legends
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Amumu has run away as the top jungler in League Season 11, but Riot are reining him in.

Given his outdated kit, it’s a small miracle the Sad Mummy has found his way back into the meta after years of being obsolete. Between Sunfire Aegis, Demonic Embrace, and Abyssal Mask though, it’s given Amumu a new lease on life.

However, Riot believes they’ve given him a bit too much of a leash to work with. After a small set of nerfs to begin with on League patch 10.24, they’ve gone one step further with an even bigger set of changes in a November 26 hotfix.

The hotfix includes a nerf to Amumu’s mana per level, the base damage on his E, as well as his ultimate stun duration. The three changes in tandem are designed to make Amumu less of a kill threat, having to conserve his resources for when the time is right.

“Amumu is still looking like a big outlier after the patch, overperforming other tanks and everyone else,” lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter said on Twitter.

Riot are hoping the changes bring Amumu in line with other tanks, who were nerfed hard via Sunfire Aegis, Frostfire Gauntlet, and Turbo Chemtank.

They’ll be keeping their eyes on the Sad Mummy until the next update, League patch 10.25, which is expected to drop on December 9.

The final update of the Season 10 cycle is currently set to include a bunch of new cosmetics, overhauls to Pantheon and Anivia, and more.