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Riot Games are considering a full ranked reset for League of Legends

Published: 21/Feb/2019 19:02 Updated: 21/Feb/2019 19:10

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have revealed that they’re considering a reset for ranked play in League of Legends.

In League of Legends’ competitive Season 9, Riot have come under fire for the state of the ranked ladder.

Updates to the ranked system for 2019 have seen ranked matches often feature a significant disparity in ranks among the players, with the system failing to match players of equal skill as intended.

Near the start of the season, players also discovered an exploit with the new positional ranking system that allowed players to get into lower-ranked matches by duo-queueing in off-roles but get rewarded in their main roles.

Riot GamesRiot made a variety of updates to ranked play for 2019.

The result has seen many players criticize the current state of ranked play, with games often seeing a mismatch of abilities, and the turmoil resulting in some players’ ranks being unusually inflated or hampered.

While many issues have been addressed, with the damage already done some are calling for a reset to the ranks in the competitive ladder.

In response to the latest call by LS for a ranked play reset, Riot developer Ed ‘SapMagic’ Altorfer replied that it is indeed something that Riot are considering, and they’re currently evaluating exactly how big the issue is in different regions.

For the first time, this season will be separated into three “splits”, so that rewards for people playing ranked can be given out more regularly and players can gauge how they’re doing at intervals throughout the year, rather than grinding out an entire nine-month season before

Riot originally stated they did not intend on resetting ranks after each split, but with the difficulties the ranked system has faced early in the season it’s possible that the end of the first split could make for a clear interval at which to reset in this instance.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 16:20

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.