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Riot Games dev reveals how they created Aphelios in League of Legends

Published: 8/Dec/2019 11:51 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 16:40

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games developer Stashu revealed his thought process behind new champion Aphelios during the League of Legends 2019 All-stars event.

The 2019 All-Stars event in Las Vegas saw many of the world’s most popular League of Legends pros and personalities test their skills in entertaining showmatches for the fans.

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The event also marked the first time viewers got the witness the 147th champion Aphelios in a live competitive game during the NA vs EU showmatch.

Riot GamesPlayers will have to cycle through each of the weapons on the new champion Aphelios.

Following the European side’s victory in the highly-anticipated clash, Riot Games designer Stashu joined the analyst desk to break down some of the gameplay and explain what fans can expect from the new character.

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Although Aphelios is regarded as a Marksman, Riot has given him a unique kit that allows him to cycle between five different weapons depending on what scenario a player finds themselves in.

Stashu revealed that the reasoning behind giving Aphelios such a complex set of abilities was due to the nature of the marksman role where players would simply need to auto-attack to put out a high amount of DPS.

“You’re not doing as much thinking and planning like a lot of these strategic characters elsewhere in the game,” he explained, “so we wanted to bring that new dimension in full force to the marksman role.”

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The game designer later explained that when the champion was first being developed, they had planned on giving Aphelios up to 25 different weapons before eventually cutting it down to five.

The 147th champion’s arsenal consists of some unusual weapons such as a flamethrower and even a cannon that ADC players will have to learn before his release on December 10.

You can check out our guide for Aphelios’ full set of abilities and his unique kit here.

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Misfits announce League veteran Deficio as European director

Published: 14/Oct/2020 14:10 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 14:54

by Daniel Cleary

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European esports organization Misfits Gaming has announced Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge as Director of Misfits Gaming Europe, following his departure from his role as General Manager at Origen (now Astralis).

After leaving his GM position in Danish organization Origen, which has since rebranded to Astralis, Deficio has now joined as the director of Misfits Gaming EU ahead of the 2021 LEC season.

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The former League of Legends player and commentator will be moving into a new role at Misfits, where he will be overseeing all of Misfits Gaming’s activities in Europe.

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“Martin will be responsible for building the Misfits Gaming League of Legends infrastructure in 2021, with aims of expanding to other games and focus areas.” Misfits announced in their press release. “He will be integrated into all facets of the org from competitive to content, to collaborating with sponsors and partners.”

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“Super happy to join Misfits,” Deficio said, “Over the past 2 years, I’ve gained a lot of invaluable knowledge on things that work and don’t work within a team, which I will utilize here. Excited for this new chapter!”

“We’re excited to bring Martin’s knowledge and unique experiences as a manager, player, and broadcaster to our European team in Berlin,” said Ben Spoont, CEO and co-founder of Misfits Gaming Group. “Developing our infrastructure through impactful leaders is a key part of our strategic growth plan, and we’re excited to see what Martin has in store for 2021.”

While Misfits are involved in multiple esports titles, it is likely that Deficio will play a major role in developing the organization’s League of Legends division and LEC roster, as they gear up for the 2021 season.

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