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League of Legends players raise $6m in Dawnbringer Karma sales

Published: 11/Apr/2020 13:52 Updated: 11/Apr/2020 13:54

by Andrew Amos

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League of Legends players have managed to raise $6 million for the Social Impact Fund, which will be distributed to a number of non-profit organizations around the world as voted by the community.

The Dawnbringer Karma skin joined the League of Legends’ roster back in December 2019 as the game’s 1000th skin. The momentous occasion was put to good use though, with proceeds from the skins sale in December and January going towards charity.

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The month-long drive was successful, helping raise millions of dollars for Riot’s Social Impact Fund, and now players will have a chance to choose where that money goes.

Riot has announced that the Dawnbringer Karma skin drive raised $6 million for charity during its month-long stint in the shop. Now, that money is going back into the community.

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46 non-profit organizations have been selected based on being “effective, impactful, and working on meaningful issues in their local communities.”

Players will get to vote for one of three partners in their region, with the winner receiving 50% of their regional fund. The other two non-profits will receive 25%, and all organizations will be guaranteed $10,000 at the very minimum.

Riot are hoping that League players will continue to support initiatives like this that help not just communities around the globe, but in their backyard too.

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“We believe that leveraging our platform to give players agency in choosing the causes that matter most to their local communities is incredibly meaningful, and hope to continue finding opportunities to empower our players to give back in ways that resonate with them,” said Dylan Jadeja, President of Riot Games.

Players will have from April 10 to April 23 to log into the League of Legends client and choose their preferred non-profit.

Dark Star Cho'gath splash art for League of Legends
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The Dark Star Cho’gath skin campaign raised $6.1 million for charity.

The Dawnbringer Karma initiative is a follow-on from the Dark Star Cho’gath campaign. The skin, designed by Make-A-Wish recipient Bryan, was sold to players to help raise money for charity. The drive was successful, with another $6 million being raised for over 20 organizations.

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Riot has raised over $20 million for charity thanks to players’ generosity, and it’s unlikely to stop. The next Social Impact Fund campaign is yet to be announced, but we will let you know when you can help chip in.

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TFT Patch 10.20b notes: Spirit nerf, Aphelios & Ashe nerfs, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:07

by Andrew Amos

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Ahead of the next update, Riot have slid in a little addendum to TFT Patch 10.20 with a “b-patch” hotfix. The devs are keeping a keen eye on Spirit, Aphelios, Ashe, and more, as they look to tone down the “overperformers” urgently.

While Riot seemingly did away with the b-patches during the latter stages of Galaxies, the mid-update changes are back. In TFT Fates, Riot will be keeping more of a keen eye during the week following a major update to potentially drop even more changes.

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They were happy after the set’s launch initially, but there have been a few overperformers in TFT Patch 10.20 Riot want to tone down ahead of the next update. They aren’t doing too much though, as they want the next patch to be a big one.

“[TFT Patch] 10.21 is shaping up to be a big patch, but these changes felt worth getting out a little earlier. B-Patches are limited to number changes, so bigger changes have to wait,” developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained after the October 7 update went live.

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Spirit 4 nerfed, Brawler-Ashe targeted

The major changes in TFT Patch 10.20b are to Spirit, Ashe, and Aphelios. The two champions, and the trait, have been the crux of many of the meta compositions.

Looking at Spirit, Riot has decided the Patch 10.20 changes weren’t enough originally. Spirit 4 is being nerfed by another 10% bonus attack speed, dropping from 80% of the mana cost to 70%. This should hopefully bring it more in line, although without Ahri nerfs being shipped, that remains to be seen.

Brawler-Ashe has been one of the most consistent compositions of the set so far. With Ashe being able to dish out huge amounts of damage with an in-built attack speed steroid, she’s risen to be one of the best units in the set. Riot will be toning that back though, reducing her ability’s attack speed at one and two-star.

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High Noon Ashe in League of Legends
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Brawler-Ashe is getting a notable nerf if you don’t manage to find three-star Ashe.

Aphelios carry is also another popular composition. Riot has deemed his ability to generate turrets a bit too efficient though, so he’s losing some of his starting mana so he can’t automatically start firing away.

Janna and Veigar are also being targeted in TFT Patch 10.20b. Janna’s total mana is going up from 50 to 60, while Veigar is losing damage on his Dark Blossom ability at all levels.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.20b changes below.

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Spirit Blossom Ahri in TFT Fates
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Spirit is getting nerfed again, but power carry Ahri remains untouched.

TFT Patch 10.20b notes

Champions

  • Aphelios starting Mana: 120 ⇒ 90
  • Janna max Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Ashe Hunter’s Focus Bonus Attack Speed: 50/75/300 ⇒ 45/65/300
  • Veigar Dark Blossom Damage: 500/650/1000 ⇒ 450/600/900

Traits

  • Spirit Attack Speed: 35/80 ⇒ 35/70