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Riot pay homage to Faker with new League of Legends Zed skin

Published: 4/Apr/2019 10:56 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 11:43

by Joe O'Brien

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One of the greatest plays in League of Legends history, Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok’s Zed outplay, has been immortalized in Zed’s new Galaxy Slayer skin.

The latest skin for Zed includes a reference to the champion’s most iconic moment, one of the greatest plays by League of Legends’ greatest player.

What is the Faker Zed Outplay?

There are a few plays in League of Legends that stand out as the most iconic and recognizable moments in the game’s history, but perhaps none is more legendary than Faker’s Zed-on-Zed outplay against Ryu ‘Ryu’ Sang-wook.

Faker’s SK Telecom T1 was playing against KT Bullets in the finals of OGN’s Champions 2013 Summer, and the series went to a deciding fifth game. At this time, Champions used blind pick, rather than draft, in game fives, which meant the possibility of mirror match-ups. In this case, Faker and Ryu both locked in Zed.

Towards the end of the game, Faker found himself being chased down by Ryu, hit down to barely a third of his health before pulling off one of the most spectacular outplays of all time.

Faker was still in his breakout year, still looking for his first championship title, and the sheer skill of this play, combined with the significance of the moment in which he pulled it off and the legacy he would go on to build, have made it what many consider the most iconic moment in League of Legends. 

An homage to Faker’s play in-game

Now, nearly six years after the play occurred, it’s been immortalized in-game in the form of the latest Zed skin, Galaxy Slayer. One of the skin’s “special interactions” sees him recite an homage to Erik ‘DoA’ Lonnquist’s iconic commentary of the moment.

Unfortunately, for the man whose words are inexorably linked with Faker’s play, seeing them appear in-game is apparently bittersweet.

Riot GamesZed’s new Galaxy Slayer skin.

DoA and long-time casting duo Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles departed League of Legends for the Overwatch League after several disputes with Riot Games. 

Despite DoA’s commentary now being honored in-game, it seems during his time working with the game his were rarely valued so highly.

The Galaxy Slayer Zed skin is currently on the League of Legends Public Beta Environment (PBE), but no official release date for the live game has yet been announced.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.