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Riot responds after LoL Worlds 2020 drops bug leaves players empty-handed

Published: 6/Nov/2020 2:35

by Andrew Amos


League of Legends players were left empty-handed during Worlds 2020 after the drops system glitched numerous times, not rewarding them for key moments. Riot has apologized for the glitch, and are looking at making it up to players.

Players watched the League of Legends 2020 World Championship, not just in anticipation of the top-quality gameplay, but also the drops rewards.

Skins and other in-game ⁠— and out-of-game ⁠— goodies were on offer if players tuned in. It was even more incentive to even just chuck Worlds on in the background if you didn’t want to tune in entirely.

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Drops were first introduced in League of Legends for the LEC and LCS earlier in 2020.

However, the drops system has been labeled as a failure by players. It comes after numerous threads have gained traction across social media, claiming drops were “by far the most disappointing thing” of Worlds 2020.

Some players noted they watched the majority of games, but didn’t receive a single drop. Others said the rewards were worthless, spanning from free Spotify playlists to some summoner icons.

The biggest grievance players had was not receiving a supposed guaranteed drop during the Worlds 2020 Final. When Suning’s Chen ‘Bin’ Ze-Bin got a pentakill during Game 2, all players watching should have received an in-game drop.

However, the system broke. No one received the drop on the day, and this only fuelled the community’s anti-drops sentiment. Riot have apologized for this error though, and are looking at making it up to players.

“We had a glitch with the Penta drop at Worlds so we had to re-drop it. You should see it in your drops page if you were logged in, opted in, and watching on at the time,” developer Riot5oda told players on Reddit.


Riot5oda also stated the dev team is working on fixing the drops system for 2021. It had an equally rocky implementation into the LEC and LCS earlier in 2020, but it’s something Riot wants to integrate in the future.

“I also wanted to say that we’re listening to your feedback and hear you.

“While there are reasons for the challenges we had, we ultimately wanted to make something fun [for] Worlds during an unprecedented time and we’re going to make some changes for the better moving forward.”

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Doublelift announces League of Legends retirement after storied LCS career

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 22:25

by Alan Bernal


Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has retired from professional play after nearly a decade, ending one of the most storied careers in North American League of Legends.

The star ADC of Team SoloMid and notably Team Liquid, among others, announced his retirement while reflecting on the embattled beginnings of his career to becoming a highly decorated player in NA’s professional scene.

“When I was 17, I qualified for the Season 1 World Championship in Sweden. It was my very first tournament… When I sat down to play my first match, I felt a fire in my heart that drove me to chase the dream of becoming a pro player and being the best,” Doublelift wrote of the humble beginnings of LoL esports.

TSM trophy LCS doublelift retires
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In his near 10-year career, Doublelift ends his career with a case filled with LCS Trophies and MVPs.

“I was mocked about being better on the analyst desk than in-game. My play style would never work, they said I was too greedy in a game that demands teamwork. For 5 years, I practiced 14 hours a day and lost every important match.

“Then I finally won my first LCS championship. Today, I’ve won 8 of the last 11 splits. Hard work and determination paid off. I’m fully aware of the irony of saying that in my retirement post.”

Doublelift ended his career as a part of the 1000-Kill Club with eight LCS Championships, an LCS MVP for Summer 2018, the LCS Finals MVP for Spring 2019, and was nominated to the LCS All-Pro 1st Team five times.

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