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Riot Games detail new League of Legends ‘Teamfight Tactics’ game mode

Published: 10/Jun/2019 20:18 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 20:38

by Alan Bernal

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Riot Games is launching their own entry in the hit auto-battler genre Teamfight Tactics as another mode to their League of Legends client that will introduce a completely new way to compete with their giant cast of champions.

Auto-battlers took off with the popular DOTA 2 iteration called Dota Auto Chess and the Riot Games developers didn’t shy away from the comparisons, instead saying the game “inspired” their new take to the mode.

In a June 10 post, the developers announced Teamfight Tactics (TFT) and gave a whole breakdown of how the new component to League will work, revealing a fresh twist to the formula people have come to love.

Riot GamesTeamfight Tactics is going to give League of Legends players a new setting to fight it out.

Riot described the game saying players can expect a normal round-based strategy game, but they’ll go up against seven other players in a “free-for-all race to build a powerful team that fights on your behalf.”

The mode will have players will shop to recruit champions onto their team who’ll get stronger if they “share origins and classes to unlock trait bonuses”. Furthermore, players can build up powerful allies by combining three of the same character to make a “super” champion, then combine three supers to make an “ultimate” champion.

After accumulating a strong team, players will send their champions to other player’s board to kick off an engagement. Positioning and finding a chemistry between champs will be pivotal in winning a fight.

There will be special events throughout a match to give players falling behind a chance to come back. The goal of the mode is to be the last player standing after all the bloodshed.

Riot GamesThe Little Legends are sure to be popular among players.

Little Legends coming in big update

Furthermore, the Riot team are coming out with adorable additions to TFT in the form of Little Legends. These companions will serve as a special personalization option, and will be the players avatars in TFT.

Every player will get their first Little Legend for free after a “few games” with additional specials costing 750 RP in the store.

Riot GamesPlayers will be able to upgrade their Little Legends’ appearance.

Little Legends will launch in six varieties, and players can expect more with every patch. There will also be Rare Little Legends Eggs going for 490 RP that will have variants of the species, which can eventually unlock powered up models and effects for them.

League of Legends fans can expect TFT to launch with the upcoming 9.13 patch but the game is very much a work in progress.

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Doublelift admits he considered retiring alongside Bjergsen

Published: 26/Oct/2020 11:47 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 12:53

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends icon Peng ‘Doublelift’ Yiliang has admitted he actually considered retirement after hearing Bjergsen had decided to call it quits on the game, but hasn’t yet followed suit, 

It’s safe to say that TSM didn’t quite have the Worlds run that they expected; in fact, it was quite the opposite. Setting the record for the first ever established region not to win a single game during the competition, the org’s performance left fans shocked and, in many cases, gutted.

While a plethora of angry fans jumped on different members of the team for underperforming and a host of casters and analysts asked how TSM would rise from the ashes, Saturday evening’s news changed the debate entirely: TSM’s staple midlaner Bjergsen announced his retirement. 

Although, this was possibly on the cards (Bjergsen’s disappointment regarding performances was pretty clear), no one expected what came next.

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Brothers in arms: Bjergsen and Doublelift lifting the LCS trophy for TSM in 2017.

Brothers in Arms

TSM ADC and North American titan Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng confessed in a tweet that, following Bjergsen’s announcement, he also considered retiring from the professional LoL scene.

He said: “When he told me, I considered retiring alongside him for a week. Soren is one of the best players and people I’ve ever played with, the shoes will be tough to fill.”

Brothers on Bjergsen’s retirement

Doublelift and Bjergsen have become one of North America’s most iconic duos, as well as two of the main faces of the LCS franchise. Their reuniting under the TSM banner in 2020 had a lot of TSM fans excited: the brotherhood had been reforged.

It makes a lot of sense, therefore, that with Bjergsen retiring Doublelift considered doing so as well; the two players are so intrinsically connected.

Not only are they friends, they have experienced the highs and lows of the industry together, fought adversity together and achieved victory together. Losing one could logically imply that the professional LoL world may lose the other too.

Only time will tell if Doublelift acts upon this news, something that will likely be impacted by roster changes during the off-season. Will we see Doublelift continue to reign supreme in the botlane? We’ll have to wait and see,