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Nifty League of Legends trick gives Rek’Sai ‘hypermobility’ on the Rift

Published: 2/Aug/2020 1:06

by Alan Bernal


A newly discovered mechanic in League of Legends makes tunnels that Rek’Sai leaves behind even more difficult to deal with, giving the Void Burrower “hypermobility” on the Rift.

One of the fearsome Void-spawns on the Champion roster, Rek’Sai has a kit that gives her incredible amounts of maneuverability in the game. Her ‘Tunnel’ ability creates an underground, reusable passageway that lets her traverse terrain.

While these tunnels can be destroyed by simply standing over them, League of Legends coaching YouTuber ‘TheNoghri’ found that some burrows can be left on one side of a wall on the Rift that Rek’Sai can still use from the other side.

“If you tunnel next to certain walls, you can enter your tunnels from the far side of the wall. It’s useful in all kinds of situations,” they said.

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Even though Rek’Sai is next to the blue buff, her tunnel on the other side of the wall is still usable.

The mechanic works exactly the same way as a Thresh lantern, in that if it’s placed next to a wall, an ally on the other side could still click on it to take the Dark Passage if it’s close enough.

But in this instance, instead of a one-time placement, a properly placed Rek’Sai tunnel can open up the game even more for the apex predator.

“Pathing will definitely be a plus, but the thing I’m really excited for is a guaranteed escape from dragon and baron steal attempts,” TheNoghri explained in response to someone noting the extensive pathing options this gives the champion.

One of the more exciting developments this allows for is a fair better chance of getting into the Baron/Dragon pit to set up a crucial Smite steal.

Although, they say that the Tunnel positions for either pit are “unfortunately pretty precise” to nail down. But a bit of practice and steady nerve for when the time comes can give Rek’Sai’s a better chance to contest important objectives.

It’s unclear if this will get the attention of League devs since there are other abilities in the game that offer a similar result, but in either case, it’s bound to be a popular trick among Rek’Sai players looking to gain more control of the map.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.