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Riot tease upcoming League of Legends Pool Party 2020 skins

Published: 8/Jun/2020 23:52 Updated: 9/Jun/2020 0:27

by Alan Bernal

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The next iteration for League of Legends’ Pool Party skins are coming soon, and Riot Games gave their audience a fitting tease to keep them guessing as to who will take part in the summer festivities.

In typical fashion for Riot Games, the devs released a brief animation that only dipped its toes into revealing the next five champions in the Pool Party lineup.

Just going off the teaser, some characters can be readily assumed to be included, meanwhile, a couple of the clues have fans split on who it could be.

The clip simply shows five pairs of legs enjoying the summer sun along with an assortment of items casually floating around them.

Other than the lively crab, there are five distinct objects that can generally be found at your local beach: a volleyball, two inflatable toys, an umbrella, and a surfboard.

Popular belief points to these belonging to Syndra, Heimerdinger, Orianna, Jarvan IV or Xin Zhao, and Taliyah. Some believe the umbrella could also belong to Darius, though it would be strange for The Hand of Noxus to be wielding an umbrella with what looks to be a Demacian crest affixed on top.

As for the other objects, Syndra is known for conjuring purple spheres with her Q that the beach ball is referencing. It appears as if Orianna’s metal legs are showing next to a spherical whale balloon, a fitting replacement for her metallic ball.

Another floating device can be seen strapped with what looks to be standing legs on the bottom of it with canisters similar to those found on water guns, all of which look a lot like Heimer’s turrets in the game.

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The Pool Party skins have been a longtime fixture in League of Legends.

Finally, Taliyah’s Rock Surfing passive made a natural transition to the beach with her orange-pink gradient surfboard in the teaser.

There are a host of champions who have already dressed down for this annual event. In years past, Caitlyn, Graves, Renekton, Ziggs, Lee Sin, and so many more have featured in Riot’s summer celebration, and it looks like several more are about to join that exclusive portfolio.

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Amumu nerfed again in League patch 10.24 after jungler’s win rate soars

Published: 26/Nov/2020 1:17 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:12

by Andrew Amos

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Amumu has risen up as the dominant jungler after the League of Legends Season 11 item rework. He was targeted in League patch 10.24, but the changes didn’t go far enough, with Riot shipping out a big hotfix on November 26.

Amumu was the big winner of the League of Legends Season 11 changes. While his winrate shot up on the Patch 10.22 thanks to a change to his ultimate, the new items on Patch 10.23 only cemented his place at the top of the jungler power rankings.

In the space of a month, he jumped from 48.88% win rate to 57.08%, according to stats site op.gg. His pick rate also went up tenfold, from 1.12% to 17.98%.

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Amumu has run away as the top jungler in League Season 11, but Riot are reining him in.

Given his outdated kit, it’s a small miracle the Sad Mummy has found his way back into the meta after years of being obsolete. Between Sunfire Aegis, Demonic Embrace, and Abyssal Mask though, it’s given Amumu a new lease on life.

However, Riot believes they’ve given him a bit too much of a leash to work with. After a small set of nerfs to begin with on League patch 10.24, they’ve gone one step further with an even bigger set of changes in a November 26 hotfix.

The hotfix includes a nerf to Amumu’s mana per level, the base damage on his E, as well as his ultimate stun duration. The three changes in tandem are designed to make Amumu less of a kill threat, having to conserve his resources for when the time is right.

“Amumu is still looking like a big outlier after the patch, overperforming other tanks and everyone else,” lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter said on Twitter.

Riot are hoping the changes bring Amumu in line with other tanks, who were nerfed hard via Sunfire Aegis, Frostfire Gauntlet, and Turbo Chemtank.

They’ll be keeping their eyes on the Sad Mummy until the next update, League patch 10.25, which is expected to drop on December 9.

The final update of the Season 10 cycle is currently set to include a bunch of new cosmetics, overhauls to Pantheon and Anivia, and more.