League of Legends: Riot Games respond to Doublift's comments on "game-breaking" Mountain Drakes - Dexerto
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League of Legends: Riot Games respond to Doublift’s comments on “game-breaking” Mountain Drakes

Published: 5/Mar/2019 2:01 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 7:22

by Alan Bernal

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Riot Games issued a response on March 4 to Yiliang ‘League of Legends’ Mountain drake being a “game-breaking” element in the MOBA.

Doublelift gave an intriguing look at how the Mountain Drake can influence a competitive game because of its valuable buff that makes objectives quicker to kill.

Gameplay Data Lead at Riot Nathan ‘Blaustoise’ Blau expressed that the team was happy with their overall drake update, but thought that the comments could provide “great opportunity for future iteration.”

Blaustoise gave multiple solutions for either reducing the Mountain Drake’s buff or completely revamping how all the drakes could influence the game.

“DLift mentions that the other drakes (cloud ocean fire) are ‘basically stat buffs,’” Blaustoise said. “Maybe we should make other drakes just as impactful/strategic.”

He likened the proposed change to affect how players would want to take the advantage of rushing down Baron with a Mountain Drake buff, to how players could value a Wind Drake so “rotations are faster.”

The Riot Games lead also mentioned the possibility of letting both teams know the elements of the first one or two drakes beforehand, to let strategies around different objectives develop in champ select and not spontaneously during a match.

Blaustoise admitted that he saw a flaw with his last idea of changing the Mountain Drake’s buff to give teams “reduced damage from epic monsters and turrets.”

Even though it seems Riot Games are okay with how the drakes are now, it’s encouraging that they are receptive to integrate feedback like this with future concepts or changes.

LoL Worlds 2020

Can Suning KO Top Esports? LoL Worlds 2020 Review ft. Amazing & Munchables

Published: 22/Oct/2020 19:39

by Lauren Bergin

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The quarterfinals of the Worlds 2020 group stage certainly saw a lot of action and even more upsets.

While this Worlds has been one of the most competitive in LoL history, no one quite expected the result of the Fnatic vs. Top Esports matchup. With Munchables expressing shock at Fnatic’s level of play, as well as Amazing admitting that after the first few games he believed that Fnatic could 3 – 0 China’s champions.

The Fantic defeat, however, means that Top Esports will move on to take on fellow LPL representatives Suning in the semi-finals, a team with whom they are very familiar. Both Munchables and Amazing deem Suning to be the underdogs, but acknowledge that their adaptability can’t be ignored.

Moving on to discuss the upcoming G2 vs. Damwon series, Amazing praises the confidence of Martin ‘Wunder’ Hansen and Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković that they can and will beat the Korean juggernauts. With G2 forever improving and Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther striking fear into the hearts of Damwon fans, this matchup is one for the history books. Let’s see how G2 draft.

With the odds stacked against G2 and Suning, we’ll just have to see what insanity unfolds this weekend.