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Riot Games announce release schedule for Teamfight Tactics – NA launch delayed

Published: 25/Jun/2019 18:56 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 14:12

by Eli Becht

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League of Legends developer Riot Games’ counter to DoTA’s Auto Chess, Teamfight Tactics, has been a major hit on Twitch and they just revealed their release schedule, but North American players have to wait a tad longer.

Ever since it’s release into the Public Beta Environment (PBE), Teamfight Tactics has proven it has some staying power as it has been at the top or near the top of the Twitch directory ever since its release.

However, Teamfight Tactics has only been available to PBE members which means there were a lot of players on the outside looking in, wondering when they’d get a chance to play.

Riot GamesTeamfight Tactics releases in Japan first.

Riot Games revealed when players would be able to get their hands on the game for its full release into beta. They explain that with it being in beta it will still receive bug fixes and balance changes daily if needed.

For those in Oceania and Japan, the game releases today on June 25. However, if you’re in North America, you’ll have to wait a day until June 26, a slight change from the expected release date of June 25.

You can take a full look at when the game will be available in your part of the world below.

Tuesday (6/25)
Note: There’ll be a Level 10 requirement for TFT on the first day and game starts will be throttled.

  • OCE
  • JP

Wednesday (6/26)

AM:

  • NA

PM:

  • TR
  • RU
  • EUNE/EUW

Thursday (6/27)

  • TH
  • PH
  • SG
  • KR
  • VN
  • TW

Friday (6/28)

  • BR
  • LAN
  • LAS

Riot GamesA full release into beta is coming for Teamfight Tactics.

With the release for everybody, there’s surely going to be some server issues as there will be thousands of players rushing in to test out the new game. 

This is likely the reason for having the game starts for the first day being throttled and why there is a level requirement.

To help get started with Teamfight Tactics, we recommend you check out some of the guides we’ve written in the past, such as the champion synergy guide.

There’s a lot to take in with this game so it’s best to get any step above the competition you can.

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Riot opens up on potential Shyvana VGU plans for League Season 11

Published: 25/Oct/2020 1:29

by Andrew Amos

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Shyvana is one of League of Legends’ most outdated champions. She’s in desperate need of a visual and gameplay update (VGU). Riot have earmarked her as one of the next ones in line ⁠— and they’ve got a plan ⁠— but there still might be a wait.

Back in 2019, Riot put a poll out to the community to choose who should get the next VGU in League of Legends. Fiddlesticks and Volibear ended up winning the poll, and have received their gameplay updates across Season 10 to much fanfare.

However, history never remembers the losers. Shyvana ended up coming third in the poll ⁠— with over 20% of the vote ⁠— and Riot has hushed any potential VGU for her since.

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Riot agrees Shyvana is in dire need of a VGU, but there’s no firm plans in place yet.

Even Dr. Mundo, who came last in the poll with 14% of the vote, is now getting a VGU, leapfrogging Shyvana. However, Riot are still looking towards a potential Shyvana rework, and it could be coming as soon as Season 11.

Design director Andrei ‘Meddler’ van Roon opened up on Reddit about the potential of a Shyvana VGU coming in Season 11. The developer stated that while Shyvana “does need a VGU,” there’s other champions who need it more.

“I think Shyvana does need a VGU. Only question for me is how to prioritize her versus other highly in need champs like Udyr for example,” he told players.

However, even if it’s still on the drawing board, Riot has a clear identity in mind for Shyvana. They want to revert the shapeshifting dragon towards a fighter, rather than the burst mage she’s become.

The on-hit or bruiser Shyvana builds of old have been tossed to the side, with the new meta being full AP, relying on huge E damage procs to nuke enemy squishies. Riot wants to bring her back to her roots when they do rework her.

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“I wouldn’t consider a VGU that didn’t strongly support a fighter playstyle as appropriate given her history and fantasy,” he added.

For now though, there’s no official go-ahead on Shyvana’s rework. Dr. Mundo is where the team’s focus is at, with plans for the Madman of Zaun fully in motion for a Season 11 release.