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Perkz admits LEC roleswap with Caps was wrong move for G2 Esports

Published: 18/May/2020 3:52

by Isaac McIntyre

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G2 Esports superstar Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković has admitted he “always knew” his return to the mid lane in LEC 2020 Spring, and Caps’ swap in the other direction, was the wrong move for the 2019 League of Legends Worlds finalists, despite their championship success.

The saga surrounding G2’s carries has now stretched over multiple seasons. It first started in 2018, after the shock announcement Perkz would be moving to ADC to accommodate Caps’ defection from arch-rivals Fnatic.

After a year that saw G2 score two LEC titles, an MSI trophy, and a Worlds final appearance, the duo declared they would switch again. Now, as they make their third swap, Perkz admits his mid return was probably never going to stick.

“Rasmus didn’t like the bot lane as much as I did, he didn’t enjoy playing it. The reason he wanted to play bot lane in the first place is because he thought I was unhappy,” the G2 Esports star said in an off-season interview with Korizon.

Perkz added he “was kind of always aware” Caps would struggle to enjoy playing as the G2 ADC in Spring. That’s why they’ve reversed the swap for Summer. “I think it’s best for our team for me to take that role, and he can play mid,” he added.

G2 Esports superstars Perkz and Caps have become one of the most feared carry duos in League of Legends.
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G2 Esports superstars Perkz and Caps have become one of the most feared carry duos in League of Legends.

That’s not to say G2 didn’t benefit from the swap. On paper, at least, the star-studded lineup clinched another championship after a 3–0 victory over favorites Fnatic. The roster also had a chance to “fix some flaws,” Perkz explained.

“[The swap] was still good for us. Changing gave us a ‘fresh start’ after the Worlds final (G2 were run over by FunPlus Phoenix in three). Some of our old problems got fixed because we had a lot of extra motivation because of the swap,” he said.

“We learned a lot more as a team. G2 is a better team now, we really had to focus on what we were doing right and wrong. When we started losing, we wouldn’t just be like ‘oh, we’re inting,’ we’d look at mistakes and learn from them.”

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Perkz, now returned to the bot lane where he had his most successful year yet, has his eyes fixed on the tournaments ahead. He’s going to take them “slow,” he said. He wants the whole G2 lineup to “live in the moment.”

“We probably trolled too much last Summer. I feel like we play much better League of Legends now,” he said. “We’re taking it step by step from now on, and enjoying what we’re doing. In the end, that will give us better results than ever before.”

G2 is set to return to the Rift on June 12 when they face MAD Lions in the LEC season opener. The defending champions are also expected to play Origen and Team Vitality in the European league’s bumper opening gameday.

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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.