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Louis Vuitton LoL Prestige skins for Qiyana and Senna revealed

Published: 29/Oct/2019 23:57 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 2:04

by Andrew Amos

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A first look at Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Riot Games in League of Legends has been revealed, with a teaser of Prestige True Damage Qiyana and Senna right before their debut performance at Worlds 2019.

True Damage are the new kids on the League of Legends musical block. The rag-tag gang of five – Senna, Qiyana, Akali, Yasuo, and Ekko – are getting ready to shake up Worlds 2019 at the finals in Paris on November 10 with their single “Giants.”

They’ll need to dress appropriately for the occasion though, and that’s where Louis Vuitton comes in. Riot announced a partnership with Louis Vuitton for Worlds 2019 and beyond in September, but now players have been given a first peek at what that collaboration looks like, with the crossover playing a huge part in Qiyana and Senna’s True Damage Prestige skins.

Riot GamesGiants is the name of True Damage’s first single.
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David Higdon, Riot’s Global Head of Esports Communications, gave fans a teaser of the Qiyana True Damage Prestige skin on October 29. 

The splash art shows Qiyana adorning a huge pair of LV earrings, while still taking on the white and gold vibe League players have gotten used to in the Prestige skin line. Her Ohmlatl is also decked out in custom Louis Vuitton print, with a hint of leather embroidery. 

It’s a more upstyle take from her regular True Damage skin. The more slimline clothing has been replaced with a frilly crop top, while her belt has been swapped out for a more on-trend Louis Vuitton bag.

As for Senna, there’s not much out there in the design sense, but there’s a release date in mind. The yet-to-be-released support-marksman will have her first Prestige skin drop in early 2020, just a few short months after her expected release date of November 10.

The skins were designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere, who is the Artistic Director of Women’s collections at Louis Vuitton. It looks like the skins weren’t just an afterthought by LV too, but rather a massive undertaking that has Riot’s trademark skin quality written all over it.

Riot GamesSenna will be receiving the second True Damage prestige skin after Qiyana.

Louis Vuitton’s partnership with League of Legends extends past a few skins. There will be an entire capsule collection designed by the French fashion studio to be put in-game. They have also created a special case for the Summoner’s Cup, which will be handed to the best team in the world at the finals of Worlds 2019 in Paris.

However, no further details of what’s happening beyond 2019 have been announced, but it has paved the way for more companies to collaborate with Riot inside the game.

Riot GamesLouis Vuitton also collaborated with Riot to design a trophy case for the Summoner’s Cup.

As for True Damage, they’ll be looking to do their designers proud in Paris. The band’s debut performance of single “Giants” will be on stage at the AccorHotels Arena on November 10, right before the grand final.

The band’s lineup features Soyeon from (G)I-DLE, who also worked on Riot’s K-pop group K/DA, as well as Becky G, Keke Palmer, DUCKWRTH, and Thutmose. They’ll hopefully be performing alongside the champions themselves, after the holograms on display at Worlds 2018 for K/DA were a massive hit amongst fans.

The True Damage skin line, including Prestige Qiyana, is expected to drop on November 10, aligning with their performance at Worlds.

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Tahm Kench rework coming in LoL Season 11: everything we know

Published: 26/Nov/2020 6:17

by Isaac McIntyre

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Tahm Kench is set to have his ‘acquired taste’ adjusted slightly in early 2021. The River King will be receiving a mini-rework targeting Devour and Abyssal Voyage during the Season 11 preseason, Riot devs have revealed — and it looks like it will soon be time to unbench the Kench again.

Riot unveiled their plans for the notorious support in a dev blog in late June. Their idea to “carefully balance” the River King, game designer Kevin ‘Captain’ Huang said, was to target his two most iconic abilities: his deep-diving ultimate, and his ‘Devour’ mechanic.

“It’s no secret [Tahm Kench] is one of the champions most famous for being weak for a vast majority of players because his kit is strong for pros,” Huang said. “Tahm has a lot of power that specifically requires the highest degree of coordinated play.”

The main issue with these kinds of champions ⁠— a category other famous picks like Kalista and Ryze also fall into ⁠— is “if they ever rise about 44-45% win rate [in their roles], they simply take over the professional scene,” Huang explained.

Riot’s aim, then, is to tweak his two “high skill cap” moves in the Season 11 mini-rework. TK’s ultimate, Abyssal Voyage, will be switched to his ‘W’ ability, while Devour/Regurgitate will be the River King’s ultimate heading into Season 11.

Tahm Kench could see his iconic kit shuffled around slightly in a Season 10 mini-rework.
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Tahm Kench is set to see his iconic kit shuffled around slightly in a Season 11 rework.

Abyssal Voyage, Devour being reworked

There’s a few smaller tweaks the devs have already tabled for these two abilities too. Kench’s Abyssal Voyage would become the support’s “new engage tool,” would be “faster” and have a “shorter range”. It would also deal damage, and knock up enemies on arrival.

His Devour ability, which would be headed to the premiere “R” slot, would come with damage (for enemies) or a shield (for allies) depending on targets. On top of that, its cooldown would be stretched, and obviously it would be locked behind a level 6 experience barrier.

“We have moved Devour to his ult slot, where it gets to be significantly more powerful as a spell cast, and therefore less dependent on allies,” Huang said.

“With a longer cooldown and no access to the ability before [level] 6, opponents should also be able to capitalize on its downtimes [in better ways.]”

River King gets more self-healing

Finally, Tahm Kench may be getting a bit more self-healing in his reworked kit, with his Q ability Tongue Lash currently giving the River King a little HP top-up on-hit.

The last time Tahm Kench was handed a balance update outside of minor bug fixes was in League Patch 9.19, last season. His Thick Skin passive had its ‘Grey Health’ bonus changed from 30-100% (based on levels) to 75% at all levels.

Most of Tahm Kench's kit will be changed in Season 11.
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Most of Tahm Kench’s kit will be changed in Season 11.

When will Tahm Kench be updated?

These new changes have been in Riot’s testing chambers for more than half a year now, but it looks like we may have to wait just a little bit longer before the new Tahm Kench actually arrives.

Originally, Riot said the River King’s ability update would arrive “after the Worlds patch [10.19].” That expected release date has rolled up in the distance, arrived, and now is weeks in the rearview mirror; Season 11’s preseason has begun.

The Tahm Kench rework will land after that, Riot Phlox confirmed on Nov. 25.

He said, “The TK rework is coming once preseason is more settled, and we have time to finish up the work and allocate the resources. Really would prefer to have it out before pro starts again, but I sadly can’t just slap a timeline here.”

The plan was originally to “avoid upheaval” around the pro scene, but that appears to have fallen by the wayside, at least for the time being.

Riot admits the River King is hard to balance around solo queue and pro play at the same time.
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Riot admits the River King is hard to balance around solo queue and pro play at the same time.

Tahm Kench “thicc” changes, as Phlox called them, aren’t the only ones planned champion-wise in League of Legends’ huge Season 11 shakeup either.

Support Pantheon is being targeted in patch 10.25, in an attempt to shift the Artisan of War top lane again, while Amumu has just been whacked with a hefty chunk of nerfs after the new item reworks fired his win rate into the clouds.