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South Korean government to intervene amid Griffin contract drama

Published: 22/Oct/2019 17:26 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 3:26

by Andy Williams


The South Korean government has pledged to step-in following the controversy surrounding the statements regarding unfair contracts released by former Griffin coach, Kim ‘cvMax’ Dae-ho.

As the League of Legends Worlds 2019 tournament enters the knockout stage, one team, in particular, have been in the spotlight — and not for their performances on The Rift. 

Griffin have been the subject of debate after ex-head coach, cvMax, revealed the circumstances under which he was forced to leave the team, mere weeks before the start of Worlds. 

Riot GamesGriffin’s Worlds campaign has been turbulent, which has been supplemented by allegations made by their former teammates.

The Korean team’s management are now under investigation by Riot Korea and Riot China, after it had surfaced that certain figures within the team had forced players into signing unfair contracts and threatened players from leaving the team.

Alongside an ongoing inquiry by Riot officials into Seo ‘Kanavi’ Jin-hyeok contract debacle, the South Korean government has now promised intervention. 

Initially posted to the League of Legends subreddit before being subsequently removed by a moderator, Reddit user, ‘kanoth123’ translated two Korean reports; one from gamefocus suggesting government involvement in the Kanavi case, and another that proposes a new bill that will see standard contract laws put forth, in light of recent events.

According to the Reddit user, congressman Ha Tae Kyung has acknowledged that the issue needs to be approached by a third party and not ones that are financially connected: “Grave and serious injustice must not be handled by the companies that are connected in corruption.”

kanoth123 (Reddit)

Amid the face-finding that will aim to expose those at the roots of the issue, fellow congressman Lee Dong Sup, has put forward measures to protect issues of this magnitude from arising in the future, since “legal support and protection between players and companies are not organized.”

In a translated statement, the congressman stated: “Many young players were not protected from a malicious, unfair contract which caused immense loss. I hope this new bill can protect such young talents from injustice.”

kanoth123 (Reddit)

With all of the events that have unfolded, Griffin CEO, Seo ‘Shark’ Kyung-jong, has apologized to both the fans and players in a statement on their website (translated by Korizon).

At the time of writing, no official response has been released by Griffin in view of the government’s vow to scrutinize recent events.

League of Legends

Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary


A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.