North and Movistar set to be replaced in franchised EU LCS - Dexerto
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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.

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.

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.

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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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.