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Riot tease League of Legends 2020 plans: Clash, champions, events, more

Published: 8/Jan/2020 16:03

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have revealed some of their plans for League of Legends in the coming year with a 2020 teaser.

With the first patch of Season 10 arriving on January 8, and the new season of ranked play kicking off on January 10, Riot have released a teaser video revealing some of the things they’ve got planned for the year.

The teaser promises a wealth of information being released in the coming week, including explaining where the developers currently stand with events and game modes, and the long-awaited launch of Clash, the in-game tournament system.

The video includes a first look at the Volibear Visual and Gameplay Update (VGU) in-game. Along with Fiddlesticks, Volibear is currently in the process of getting a complete overhaul that will not only refresh his abilities, but also give him a new character model as seen in the teaser.

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Riot will be also be sharing the latest info on new champions. With the release of Sett in patch 10.1, only the ongoing VGUs remain from the champion roadmap the developers shared in October 2019, leaving their plans for beyond those in 2020 largely a mystery right now. They did state that work was underway on “a whimsical new jungler as well as an edgy solo-lane melee carry,” so fans can likely expect more details on these soon.

Riot are also set to introduce some all-new skin lines in 2020. While many of the cosmetics that they release for League of Legends simply add new champions to an existing range – such as the ‘Hextech’ skins or ‘PROJECT’ line, the teaser for the coming year promised  a preview of new skin lines coming soon, and offered a glimpse at what looks to be one of them.

In addition to League of Legends content, Riot also promise more info on what’s coming for Teamfight Tactics both on PC and mobile, which will include a sneak peak at the next set of champions, while there will also be details of the next Legends of Runeterra beta, and Riot’s new tabletop game.

There’s a lot to look forward to for fans of League of Legends in 2020, and it’s likely that this is only the tip of the iceberg, with more information on many of the projects that Riot announced at the 10-year anniversary – such as the animated series they’re working on, and all-new titles such as the FPS currently known as Project A – likely to come later this year as well.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.