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Pokimane defends TSM Leena following Doublelift re-sign criticism

Published: 4/May/2020 20:32 Updated: 4/May/2020 20:38

by Brent Koepp


Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys defended Team SoloMid President Leena Xu during the May 3 OfflineTV podcast, amid the drama surrounding her boyfriend Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng resigning with TSM.

In April, drama swirled around Doublelift’s return to Team SoloMid, after critics accused the League of Legends pro of re-joining for his girlfriend who runs the popular organization.

However, on May 3, Leena opened up about the criticism on the Offline TV podcast, and revealed her thoughts on the publicized re-sign. During the segment, Twitch star Pokimane defended the couple, arguing the complaints don’t add up.

Pokimane defends TSM Leena

The TSM President sat down with OfflineTV crew members Pokimane, Fedmyster, and DisguisedToast to discuss a variety of topics, including the recent controversy surrounding her boyfriend Doublelift.

Pokimane questioned critics, stating, “The thing that bothers me the most is, as you said, people seem to have like a massive problem with it now, but they didn’t care at all for the last half of year.”

The popular streamer argued that there would be less conflict of interest with the couple being on the same team. “Which I think is kind of odd, because if anything there would have been way more conflict of interest if he was on another team, as opposed to you being on the same team,” she continued.

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Leena and Peng have received criticism from various members of the League of Legends scene, such as Cloud9 content creator Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles. The former caster hit out at the TSM president for going on the OfflineTV podcast.

“Corporate executives recuse themselves from conflicts of interest, they don’t go on streamer house podcasts with their friends and throw a straw man pity party,” he tweeted out on May 4.

Despite the accusations, Doublelift vehemently denied them in a vlog uploaded on April 26. Explaining his decision, he exclaimed “If Leena wasn’t on TSM, would I join TSM? Absolutely, yes. I joined because the roster is really good, because the org is super hyped.”

Regardless of how one feels about the trade, one person in their corner is popular streamer Pokimane. The Twitch star boasts over 4.2 million followers to her channel, and is a major presence on the platform.

Doublelift’s move comes fresh off the heels of four consecutive LCS titles with Team Liquid. The 26-year-old had previously been with TSM from 2015-2017, and will return to play with friends Soren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg and Vincent ‘Biofrost’ Wang.


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Riot reveal FPS fixes and nerfs coming in League Wild Rift update

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:17

by Daniel Cleary


Riot Games has revealed a major set of changes coming to the League of Legends Wild Rift beta, including some FPS fixes, nerfs, and more to be added in future updates.

The hype for League of Legends Wild Rift is continuing to build following the release of the beta, on September 16, and with more events for Riot’s mobile game now taking place, such as the recent Verizon Invitational, players are eager to experience the game for themselves.

While it is yet to be released in all regions, Riot has now confirmed some big changes that they will be hoping to add to the MOBA in the upcoming patches. Here’s what you need to know.

Wild rift gameplayWild Rift’s open beta is now live in select regions.

Riot reveal FPS fixes and nerfs for League Wild Rift

After the first few weeks of action on League’s mobile title, Riot revealed they would be making some “quality-of-life fixes” in-game, which have been heavily requested by players so far.

Among the future changes is an option for players to toggle between 30 and 60 frames per second (FPS) on all devices, to help improve the performance of the game.

In their announcement on October 24, the Wild Rift devs confirmed that the FPS option would be added to the game “in a few days,” meaning that players who are struggling with performance issues won’t have much longer to wait.

Some of the other fixes include nerfs to Xin Zhao, a champion who has quickly risen to the top of the Wild Rift meta, with Riot confirming changes to tone down the jungler in early November.

They also revealed that they would be adding a patch, in December, to help those experiencing issues with joysticks and controllers on Wild Rift.

While some of these changes are still a few weeks away, Wild Rift just released plenty of new content with their first patch on October 23, bringing in new champions such as Kai’Sa, Draven, Darius, and more.

They have also announced the release dates for the European and North American beta, confirming that they will be looking to bring the mobile title to even more regions before the end of 2020.