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North and Movistar set to be replaced in franchised EU LCS

Published: 19/Nov/2018 18:59 Updated: 19/Nov/2018 19:02

by Wyatt Donigan

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While sources had previously revealed all the franchises accepted into the franchised EU LCS, it looks as though two of those teams are now being replaced.

Earlier this year, sources had confirmed that the franchised EU LCS would be comprised of G2 Epsorts, Fnatic, Schalke 04, Team Vitality, Misfits, Astralis, Rogue, SK Gaming, Movistar, and North.

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In a new report on November 19, though, it was revealed that negotiations with Movistar and North have fallen through, while Astralis’ parent company RFRSH Entertainment have secured new branding.

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Jacob Wolf of ESPN Esports reports that Splyce and exceL Esports have been pegged to replace Movistar and North when the league begins in 2019.

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With the league spots having reportedly been locked in at the end of September, the league has since been having a hard time nailing down the specific terms, leading to Movistar and North being replaced.

This delay has pushed back the official announcement of all the franchises that was supposed to come on November 8. Wolf reports that the announcement is expected to come on November 20.

Given that Splyce was initially declined, they are now attempting to retain players and staff after allowing everyone to explore options following the initial decline.

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ExceL is making their first foray into professional League of Legends after fielding a few amateur teams in Europe.

Jacob Wolf also reported on November 19 that Astralis’ parent company, RFRSH Entertainment, has acquired Origen and will use the team’s name and brand for their EU LCS team.

The popular Spanish organization was launched in 2015 by veteran mid laner Enrique ‘xPeke’ Cedeño Martínez.

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TFT Patch 10.20b notes: Spirit nerf, Aphelios & Ashe nerfs, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:07

by Andrew Amos

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Ahead of the next update, Riot have slid in a little addendum to TFT Patch 10.20 with a “b-patch” hotfix. The devs are keeping a keen eye on Spirit, Aphelios, Ashe, and more, as they look to tone down the “overperformers” urgently.

While Riot seemingly did away with the b-patches during the latter stages of Galaxies, the mid-update changes are back. In TFT Fates, Riot will be keeping more of a keen eye during the week following a major update to potentially drop even more changes.

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They were happy after the set’s launch initially, but there have been a few overperformers in TFT Patch 10.20 Riot want to tone down ahead of the next update. They aren’t doing too much though, as they want the next patch to be a big one.

“[TFT Patch] 10.21 is shaping up to be a big patch, but these changes felt worth getting out a little earlier. B-Patches are limited to number changes, so bigger changes have to wait,” developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained after the October 7 update went live.

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Spirit 4 nerfed, Brawler-Ashe targeted

The major changes in TFT Patch 10.20b are to Spirit, Ashe, and Aphelios. The two champions, and the trait, have been the crux of many of the meta compositions.

Looking at Spirit, Riot has decided the Patch 10.20 changes weren’t enough originally. Spirit 4 is being nerfed by another 10% bonus attack speed, dropping from 80% of the mana cost to 70%. This should hopefully bring it more in line, although without Ahri nerfs being shipped, that remains to be seen.

Brawler-Ashe has been one of the most consistent compositions of the set so far. With Ashe being able to dish out huge amounts of damage with an in-built attack speed steroid, she’s risen to be one of the best units in the set. Riot will be toning that back though, reducing her ability’s attack speed at one and two-star.

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Brawler-Ashe is getting a notable nerf if you don’t manage to find three-star Ashe.

Aphelios carry is also another popular composition. Riot has deemed his ability to generate turrets a bit too efficient though, so he’s losing some of his starting mana so he can’t automatically start firing away.

Janna and Veigar are also being targeted in TFT Patch 10.20b. Janna’s total mana is going up from 50 to 60, while Veigar is losing damage on his Dark Blossom ability at all levels.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.20b changes below.

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Spirit Blossom Ahri in TFT Fates
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Spirit is getting nerfed again, but power carry Ahri remains untouched.

TFT Patch 10.20b notes

Champions

  • Aphelios starting Mana: 120 ⇒ 90
  • Janna max Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Ashe Hunter’s Focus Bonus Attack Speed: 50/75/300 ⇒ 45/65/300
  • Veigar Dark Blossom Damage: 500/650/1000 ⇒ 450/600/900

Traits

  • Spirit Attack Speed: 35/80 ⇒ 35/70