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Riot Games address Poppy & Kayn exploits in League of Legends

Published: 27/Jun/2020 12:16

by Calum Patterson

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League of Legends lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter has confirmed a fix for the ability exploits that had even resulted in some players being banned from the game entirely. 

Things began with Kayn’s exploit, which led to his total removal from the game in May, after it was found that Kayn’s W would deal damage to enemies at any range, with no way for opponents to counter.

Then, in June, an exploit with Poppy’s Q was exposed by Vandiril, where if Poppy used Flash while in base as the gates were coming down at the start of the game, and then used Hexflash while in fountain, they would have access to a global range Q.

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Players were getting banned for being on the receiving end of Poppy’s exploit.

Because players on the enemy team simply couldn’t escape their base, it resulted in some players getting 14-day bans for ‘intentionally feeding’. The Hexaflash rune was then disabled.

On June 26, Yetter confirmed that they had rolled out an update to fix the exploits, and asked that players report back if they still see them happening in-game.

In a follow-up tweet, Yetter also confirmed that they would be banning players who had abused it.

And, going a step further, he also confirmed that people who duo’d with someone using the exploit would also get hit by a ban.

There is also good news for the players who were (wrongly) banned for intentionally feeding, as a result of these exploits.

But, if you were one of these unlucky players, you’ll need to submit a support ticket to get it taken care of.

Although in the past, Riot has been lenient and given players a pass for abusing exploits, it sounds like those days are over.

Most notably, they started their clamp down as 3,000 players were banned in China earlier this year for bug abuse with Ornn’s W exploit, which was patched earlier in the year.

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Team Liquid set to re-sign Jensen in record-breaking $4.2 million LCS deal

Published: 27/Oct/2020 23:55

by Isaac McIntyre

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Team Liquid has reportedly tabled a lucrative $4.2 million dollar deal that would make off-contract mid lane star Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen the highest-paid player in LCS history, following rival Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg’s shock retirement.

Jensen has been at the center of Liquid’s League of Legends roster since 2019, when he jumped ship from Cloud9 after a Worlds semi-final run in South Korea.

The Danish mid laner, who has played in the North American league for the past six years, has already won four LCS titles with Liquid. He became a competition resident in May 2019, and has long been considered one of the league’s best.

With Bjergsen announcing his shock retirement, Jensen’s value skyrocketed. The mid laner, 25, is off-contract on Nov. 27, but seems set to stay in the blue and black of Team Liquid for another three years, according to insider Travis Gafford.

Jensen will reportedly accept the $4.2 million deal. Once he’s signed on the dotted line, the Dane will become the highest-paid LCS player the North American comp has ever had, dwarfing the previous richest contract by a long margin.

Jensen is one of the undisputed best stars in the LCS, especially after becoming an NA resident in 2019.
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Jensen is one of the undisputed best stars in the LCS, especially after becoming an NA resident in 2019.

Liquid also holds the soon-to-be second-highest deal, a $3.4 million contract over three years for world champion Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong. The top lane star ⁠— who claimed Worlds glory with SKT in 2013 ⁠— is reportedly leaving Liquid, however.

He will be followed out the door by Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, insider rumors have suggested. Liquid’s plans are to build around boom ADC star Edward “Tactical” Ra and 2020’s most valuable player Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in moving forward.

Liquid is also eyeing FlyQuest’s Lucas “Santorin” Larsen to round out their 2021 roster, according to sources. They have not yet officially approached the jungle star.

Santorin could be the final piece of Team Liquid's emerging 2021 puzzle.
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Santorin could be the final piece of Team Liquid’s emerging 2021 puzzle.

Liquid are in the process of overhauling their 2020 roster after a mixed reception at Worlds this year. The North American representatives travelled to Shanghai as the LCS third seed, and blew through the Play-Ins before chalking up a 3-3 record in groups to exit in 9th/12th.

In the process, Liquid beat European heavyweights G2 Esports and Worlds finalists Suning — who face Damwon Gaming this Saturday for the 2020 title — but a failure to make the quarter-finals has seen the team reshuffle the roster regardless.

Dexerto will keep you updated on all the LCS roster shuffles as the 2021 season approaches. Domestic League of Legends returns in early January.