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Major League Patch 10.11 ADC buffs target Zeal items & base stats

Published: 7/May/2020 2:44

by Andrew Amos

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ADC mains get ready ⁠— the bot lane is getting buffed in League of Legends. While the changes have been pushed back to Patch 10.11, the wait will be worth it.

Bot laners might be making a renaissance in League of Legends. The role has been on Riot’s checklist for buffs for some time, and sweeping changes are coming to make the role a bit easier to play.

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Mark ‘Scruffy’ Yetter, lead gameplay designer for League of Legends, iterated these “offense and defense” changes to bot lane are only a draft. However, we should expect something along these lines to ship with Patch 10.11 in three week’s time.

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ADCs like Lucian are getting major buffs in League Patch 10.11.

Increased attack speed on Zeal items

Attack speed items were gutted for ADCs at the turn of Season 10. While critical strike was increased, the loss of reliable DPS hit the role hard. Marksman like Xayah and Kai’Sa fell off, while others like Miss Fortune, Senna, and Varus ⁠— who weren’t so reliant on attack speed items ⁠— shot up.

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Now, they’ll be given a leg up. Zeal is getting an extra 3% attack speed, bringing it up to its Season 9 levels. Rapidfire Cannon, Phantom Dancer, Statikkm Shiv, and Runaan’s Hurricane, which build out of Zeal, will all be getting an extra 5%.

These Zeal changes will have to tread carefully though. Buffing other stats on the 1,400-gold item might lead to some unintended consequences regarding crit stacking on champs like Jhin and Yasuo. Riot are monitoring the changes.

Health buffs make ADCs more tanky

ADCs have been one-shot by assassins too much, Riot have concluded. On top of the Zeal changes, all marksmen will be getting a 30 health increase at level 1, and an extra 5 health per level.

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League statistician ‘Shakarez’ crunched the numbers, and the changes are a considerable boost. For a lot of AD carries, they can expect at least a 110 health increase at level 18. Given how little resistances are on offer for these squishy carries, it’s a considerable amount.

It could lead to the rise of ADCs in solo lanes too. Champions like Lucian, Tristana, and more recently Kalista have been picked up in both top and mid. Boosts to their health can help them survive trades, and add to their bullying power in lane.

These changes are tentatively locked in for Patch 10.11, which is still a few weeks away. While originally touted for Patch 10.10, Riot wanted to do a “tuning pass” before sending the changes live.

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What you can expect from League’s next update, which drops on May 13, is some nerfs to mid laners like Katarina and Diana, and buffs to underappreciated champions Annie and Udyr.

League Patch 10.11 is set for May 28.

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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.