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Senna and Lucian join Teamfight Tactics in new Set 2 class

Published: 25/Nov/2019 22:46

by Andrew Amos

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Lucian and Senna will be the next champions added to Teamfight Tactics in a new class for Rise of the Elements called Soulbound, alongside a new Inferno unit in Patch 9.24.

Teamfight Tactics Set 2 hit live a couple of weeks ago, giving players the chance to test out all the new units and get used to the new items and board interactions.

With the meta now settled in, Riot are now throwing a curveball into the mix. New champions and an entirely new class will enter the fray with Senna, Lucian, and Amumu expected to join the TFT lineup for Patch 9.24.

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Senna will unite with Lucian in a new class for Teamfight Tactics Set 2.Senna and Lucian will be part of the new Soulbound class, which will become active at two units. Soulbound units will enter the Spirit Realm instead of dying if their partner is alive, continuing to fight as usual until the other Soulbound dies.

Senna will be a two-cost Shadow-Soulbound unit, and her Piercing Darkness ability will be ported over from Summoner’s Rift. She fires a beam through her furthest ally, dealing damage to enemies and buffing allies’ on-hit damage in a line.

While Senna’s introduction provides a bit more utility in a high-damage meta early, it can also allow you to get Shadow buff online incredibly early. With Malzahar, Senna, Kindred, Veigar, and Sion available for under three-cost, it’s now even easier to get four Shadow units on board.

Riot GamesLucian returns to Teamfight Tactics in Set 2 with a few changes.

Lucian is now a four-cost Light-Soulbound, instead of his old one-cost Light-Gunslinger in Set 1. He now will activate The Culling as his ability, firing at four times his normal attack speed, dealing magic damage based off his AD and applying on-hit abilities.

He will be a new late-game Light unit carry, and open up some more options for Light players at the six-unit buff timing instead of relying on carry Vayne every game.

Finally, Amumu will be joining the Teamfight Tactics roster in Patch 9.24 as a five-cost Inferno-Warden. His ability, Curse of the Sad Mummy, will lock everyone up across the map and deal a ton of damage.

Riot GamesAmumu will be looking for some friends in Teamfight Tactics Set 2.

He will provide some tankiness to an otherwise incredibly squishy Inferno origin, and some more late-game power which the origin desperately needed.

Senna, Lucian, and Amumu will be joining the TFT roster in Patch 9.24, which is expected to drop on December 3.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.