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Sneaky explains why Cloud9 LoL benching is “completely undeserved”

Published: 19/Nov/2019 11:08

by Kamil Malinowski


American League of Legends star Zachary ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi has voiced his opinion on his shocking benching from Cloud9. 

Sneaky is one of the most famous American LoL players, having played at the highest level since 2013 in a dominant Cloud9 squad.

The AD-carry quickly rose to fame when he first joined the team and almost instantly became a fan favorite thanks to his ability to always come back in a game, as well as his creative cosplays.

With the 2019 World Championship finishing in early November, teams are scrambling to improve their rosters during the offseason. In an incredibly unexpected change, Cloud9 have benched Sneaky, and now the pro has shared his thoughts.

Riot GamesSneaky is surprisingly leaving Cloud9 after six years with the team.

During a stream on November 19, Scuderi explained that he was benched, stating that “there were some people that didn’t want to play with me anymore. It was not only me… they wanted a new bot-lane.”

“I didn’t agree with the opinion… I said it’s the wrong choice” he added. Sneaky was not impressed with C9’s decision and seemed disappointed during the broadcast.

The American then went on to say that the organization offered him a chance to fight for his spot, presumably taking a rotation place with whoever becomes his replacement.

Sneaky, however, did not accept the offer. “I don’t want to do that, it’s not something I really agree with… I would not feel comfortable fighting for a spot with people who don’t want me to be there,” he said, before adding that he feels his benching was “completely undeserved.”

Zachary then talked about his future plans, noting three possible options. He could take a break from the game completely, just focus on streaming, or join a new team for the new season.

He has not yet made his mind up about his future, but as one of the most iconic American LoL players, he likely has a number of options.

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TFT patch 10.25 to feature Talon buffs, Warwick & Moonlight nerfs, more

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:29

by Andrew Amos


TFT patch 10.25 is on its way as the final update ahead of the Mid-Set update, and it’s set to be massive. Talon could be back on the menu, Warwick and Moonlight are getting a nerf, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The TFT meta has stabilized after patch 10.24. No longer is it 4-1 roll down and pray, because there’s actually meaning to the early game.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing Riot can’t improve though. With the b-patch finally going live with nerfs to Zed, Yone, and Runaan’s Hurricane, TFT patch 10.25 is going to be the big one before the year’s end. It’s the final patch before January’s mid-set update, which will shake up units, traits, and more.

Enduring Sword Talon in TFT
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Talon could be back in TFT patch 10.25 with some damage buffs.

TFT patch 10.24b nerfs Zed, Yone, more

Before we dive too deep into TFT patch 10.25, it’s important to note some changes were made in the middle of TFT patch 10.24 that you might have missed. Zed and Yone were nerfed, alongside traits Keeper, Cultist, and attack speed item Runaan’s Hurricane.

This was to curb the power of Zed carry comps which had risen to prominence. An attack speed nerf has made them less potent, but ultimately still strong. The same goes for the rest of the nerfs, which have lightly nudged the power balance instead of major overhauls.

Moonlight the big target on TFT patch 10.25

TFT patch 10.24 had one big winner, and it was Moonlight reroll compositions. Diana and Lissandra carry have been two of the strongest picks on this patch thanks to the rolling changes.

However, on TFT patch 10.25, Riot are bringing them back in line. Because it’s easier to hit the composition, Riot have had to bring back Lissandra and Diana’s damage to be more in line with other one-cost units. While they still have the four-star mechanic, it won’t be as hard to beat.

Warwick is also set for a big nerf to his lifesteal at one and two-star to compensate for his ability overhaul last patch. This will be coupled with a Divine nerf, reducing the amount of true damage the units dish out.

Wukong, Fiora, Sylas, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, and Talon are all set for buffs, while Vi and Kayn are on Riot’s naughty list.

Diana in TFT Fates
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Moonlight champions Diana and Lissandra are getting nerfed in TFT patch 10.25.

You can find the full set of changes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will update this with the full patch notes once they drop on December 8.

TFT patch 10.24 preview notes


Tier 1


  • Ability AD percent increased from 225/250/275% to 250/265/280%


  • Damage increased from 200/300/450 to 250/400/600


  • Ability damage lowered from 350/450/600/800 to350/450/550/700
  • Ability secondary damage lowered from 175/225/300/450 to 175/225/275/375


  • Ability orbs lowered from 4/5/6/9 to 4/5/6/8

Tier 2


  • Damage increased from 250/400/600/1000 to 250/400/700/1111


  • Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%

Tier 3

Xin Zhao

  • Ability AD percent changed from 300/325/350% to 330/340/350%


  • Ability damage increased from 350/500/1400 to 350/600/1500
  • Ability damage multiplier lowered from 3 to 2.

Tier 4


  • Ability AD percent increased from 200/200/250% to 240/250/275%


  • Ability lifesteal lowered from 50/50/200% to 40/40/200%

Tier 5


  • Damage changed from 400/600/6666 to 375/575/6666