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Riot Games accused of double standards for not banning Tyler1 from League of Legends

Published: 7/Apr/2019 10:23 Updated: 7/Apr/2019 17:34

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games have received criticism after banning a League of Legends player for picking off-meta champions in challenger elo games, while streamer Tyler1 is apparently getting away with similar offenses.

Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp is one of the most popular  League of Legends streamers, although he has had his issues with Riot Games in the past.

The streamer was identity-banned from League of Legends for toxic behavior, with Riot calling him a “genuine jerk”, but was later unbanned and even invited to League of Legends events in 2018, such as All Stars tournament at the LCS Summer Finals.

Riot gamesTyler1 hosting at the League of Legends All-Stars 2018 event.

Should Tyler1 be banned from League of Legends?

Riot Games and Tyler1 now face criticism, after a Reddit post detailing a player’s suspension for playing poorly has led the community to feel that the streamer is perhaps receiving preferential treatment.

The player who was banned by Riot Games, known as Masterfiend, was playing with Tyler1 when he received the 14 day suspension from League of Legends, after picking an ‘off-meta’ support champion. 

He explained in the post why he feels there is a double standard:

“There’s more but the middle 3 screenshots were from off-stream. Even though it’s silly, I’d be ok with my punishment if the rules were enforced with Tyler1’s behavior.

Last time I posted here on reddit about how he’s been intentionally feeding/soft inting, everyone defended him and said that you can’t get banned for off-meta picks.”

Masterfiend’s post on Reddit detailing the Tyler1 situation.

During one of the matches that they played together, Tyler1 stated, “he was working on this troll,” while hovering over Masterfiend’s account name indicating that he was likely looking to get him banned.

Another popular streamer, Yassuo, came to Masterfiend’s defense, claiming that Tyler1 should expect Masterfiend to be “Soft Inting” or playing worse than usual, after all the negativity Tyler has been sending towards him. “Tyler doesn’t understand his fucking influence, he’s an idiot.”

Yassuo broke down the scenario for his viewers describing how Tyler1 would call Masterfiend a “shit player” for no reason, and claimed that when Masterfiend approached Tyler at TwitchCon apologizing, his apology was refused.

He followed on to say it’s no wonder that Masterfiend would be “soft inting,” as his whole chat would be full of “idiots flaming him.”

Some fans in the League of Legends community are hoping that either Masterfiend’s ban gets lifted, or that Tyler1 receives similar punishment, arguing that Riot Games’ current system is skewed, and that they are letting streamers such as Tyler1 get away with toxic behavior.

However, others contest that Riot has already shown willingness to punish Tyler1 in the past, and that banning the most popular League of Legends streamer over matters such as ‘off-meta’ picks would be an extreme measure.

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League patch 10.24 to nerf Samira, Eclipse, buff Kraken Slayer, more

Published: 17/Nov/2020 7:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Riot Games has confirmed the first update of Season 11, League of Legends preseason patch 10.24, is coming at the end of this PBE cycle, and will be headlined by a host of buffs & nerfs for the new Mythic items. Here’s all the early notes for the Nov. 25 update.

The next League of Legends update is expected to be “pretty big,” the LoL balance team has warned, as Riot Games looks to deal with the fallout of the massive Season 11 item overhaul.

A number of the new Mythic items, including Eclipse, Kraken Slayer, Liandry’s Anguish, and plenty more are in the firing line. There’s a few champions being tweaked too, including new release Samira, Tryndamere, and Kayle.

Here’s all the details on League of Legends Patch 10.24, coming next fortnight.

Riot rush out Mythic item changes

LoL patch 10.24’s headline change comes in the item section. Mythics have dominated the early stages of Season 11 ⁠— no surprise there, considering they’re extremely new.

What Riot didn’t plan on, however, is how strong some of the single-slot picks would be when released into Summoner’s Rift. This includes Eclipse, the lethality mythic, as well as Liandry’s Anguish, and a host of other top-class full build items.

These Mythic nerfs will also be paired with a handful of buffs to boost Season 11’s underperforming items. Tear of the Goddess and Kraken Slayer lead the buffs, while ADC items like Essence Reaver and Phantom Dancer are also included.

Samira is one of a handful of champions being nerfed in patch 10.24.
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Samira is one of a handful of champions being nerfed in patch 10.24.

“Statistically, Kraken [Slayer] has been underperforming compared to the other two [Galeforce and Shieldbow] so giving it a boost should help it a bit,” Riot dev Ray Williams said on Reddit soon after the patch 10.24 changes were revealed.

He also confirmed Eclipse’s “proc frequency” would be the main target of the Mythic item’s patch 10.24 nerfs.

“It’s the highest win rate on most users, and it’s the most broad [pick] for Assassins, Fighters, and Marksmen,” he said, “so it’s gotta give power somewhere.”

Eclipse has turned AD carries -- assassins and marksman -- into deadly burst champions.
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Eclipse has turned AD carries  assassins and marksman  into deadly burst champions.

New “Cosmic” skins coming in patch 10.24

The next League of Legends skin line, “Cosmic,” will be coming in LoL patch 10.24. Nine champions are in line for the new variant cosmetics, including oft-forgotten characters like Illaoi, Vladimir, and crystal jungler Skarner.

Here’s the full list of new ‘Cosmic’ skins:

  • Anivia (Flight)
  • Illaoi (Invoker)
  • Nami (Destiny)
  • Nidalee (Huntress)
  • Hecarim (Charger)
  • Varus (Hunter)
  • Vladimir (Devourer)
  • Skarner (Sting)
  • Dark Cosmic Lissandra

All nine Cosmic skins, including the ‘dark’ Lissandra version, will be available for 1350 RP in the next patch. They will be released alongside the new “Prestige Star Guardian Soraka” skin, which can only be unlocked with prestige points.

League of Legends Patch 10.24 will drop on Wednesday, November 25. Dexerto will continue to add all planned balance changes as Riot reveals specific numbers.

League of Legends patch 10.24 early notes

Champions

Varus

  • W has a new passive: “Detonating Blight on champions and epic monsters reduces his basic abilities cooldowns by 12% of their maximum per stack.”
  • R missile speed lowered from 1950 to 1500.

There will also be changes for:

  • Hecarim
  • Kayle
  • Samira
  • Tryndamere

Items

Expected buffs:

  • Tear of the Goddess
  • Kraken Slayer
  • Essence Reaver
  • Phantom Dancer
  • Moonstone Renewer
  • Prowlers Claw
  • Serpent’s Fang

Expected nerfs:

  • Luden’s Tempest
  • Liandy’s Anguish
  • Night Harvester
  • Riftmaker
  • Hextech Rocketbelt
  • Lichbane
  • Demonic Embrace
  • Nashors Tooth
  • Eclipse
  • Blade of the Ruined King