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Riot reveal new plans for LoL dodge penalty rework after player backlash

Published: 10/Apr/2020 2:18

by Andrew Amos

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After mass community backlash, dodge penalties in League of Legends will not be changed, with Riot “refocusing on reducing game ruining behavior and matchmaking improvements” instead.

A strategic dodge in League of Legends can be the difference between losing 3LP, and 18LP. Sometimes, your team has an awful draft, or the flaming has already started before you’ve loaded onto Summoner’s Rift.

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Riot were looking at cracking down on the dodge penalty system in upcoming patches, ramping up penalties for all players. However, changes were quickly shunned by the community though, prompting Riot to shelve them ⁠— for now.

Lead gameplay designer Mark ‘Scruffy’ Yetter said the devs still have a long way to go in implementing a reworked dodge penalty system. They want to make sure players aren’t penalized for client bugs, and having to avoid toxic games.

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“We’re backing away from dodge penalty increases,” he said in an April 9 tweet. “Hearing your feedback about the reasons that make you want to dodge convinced us that we can get more value [by] hitting those issues first.

“The team is refocusing on reducing game ruining behavior and matchmaking improvements.”

What game-ruining behavior and matchmaking improvements specifically mean is unclear. Riot has recently implemented changes to autofill and duo parity for ranked queues to make team balancing more even, so an extension of these changes is on the cards.

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The dodge system will still be getting minor changes along the way. The League devs discovered a “misconfiguration in the dodge timers” players could abuse to dodge more games without getting increased penalties. This will be patched out in the coming weeks.

However, the increased “repeated dodge timeout” and LP penalties for dodges will not be coming any time soon.

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Game looking like a loss from champion select? You’ll still be able to dodge for 3LP and avoid the defeat.

While Riot are still intending on reducing the frequency of dodges ⁠— as Scruffy said in an April 3 blog post ⁠— the devs are making sure the players are heard.

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So, you can keep dodging and take the -3LP for now, without having to worry about any extra punishment. Just be careful in the future.

LoL Worlds 2020

Wunder praises Caps “1v9 carry” as G2 3-0 Gen.G at Worlds 2020

Published: 18/Oct/2020 15:07

by Luke Edwards

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G2 Esports smashed Gen.G to reach the League of Legends Worlds 2020 semifinals with a punishing 3-0 victory, as the West’s only hope continues to battle on.

It was this G2 roster that put the nail into the SKT and LCK dynasty’s coffin as they extended their perfect record with a near-flawless victory.

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As the final representatives of the LEC at Worlds, the pressure was on for G2 to perform. And, despite a late game three fightback from Gen.G, the Europeans’ victory was never really in doubt.

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Caps was the star of the show, channeling his Claps form with two dominating Sylas performances and fully stacking his Mejai’s Soulstealer in game two. Perkz was equally exceptional on Jhin, perfectly timing his curtain calls and hitting a beautifully timed QSS on a Twisted Fate gold card in game three.

While Gen.G often came out of the laning phase either even or ahead, G2 destroyed them in teamfights and small skirmishes with better mechanical play and punishing even the slightest Gen.G mispositioning.

Even though Rascal’s Volibear won Gen.G a lone game three teamfight to give them hope, G2 completely outclassed the LCK hopefuls.

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The closest G2 came to throwing actually came after the game, when Wunder and Perkz threatened to catapult Caps off the stage.

G2’s performance provides a timely reminder that the west can match anyone in pursuit of the Summoners Cup this year.

Post-game reactions

In each game, G2 managed to force a level one flash out of a Gen.G player. So, despite his exceptional performances on Pantheon and Rakan, support Mikyx was quick to credit G2 analyst Duffman for their “broken” level one success.

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Wunder gave his full reaction to the match in a video interview after they closed out the 3-0, praising Caps’ incredible individual performance.

G2 botlane substitute P1noy showed us a picture of a thrilled Mikyx:

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And, while they lost, Gen.G appeared upbeat and issued this heartwarming message to their supporters:

G2 faces LCK champions DAMWON Gaming in the semifinals on Saturday, October 24.