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Team Liquid adds another League of Legends star to deep roster

Published: 27/Nov/2018 3:47 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 4:09

by Wyatt Donigan

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The rich just keep getting richer as Team Liquid has made another addition to their League of Legends roster that looks to be one of the most dangerous in the NA LCS.

In what has been one of the most exciting League of Legends offseasons in recent memory, Team Liquid already made one of the biggest moves with the addition of support Jo ‘CoreJJ’ Yong-in on November 20.

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It seems as though that wasn’t all Team Liquid had in store, however, as the team also locked up star jungler Mike Yeung for their Academy roster.

Yeung announced the move on his Twitter on November 26, saying he was excited to be a part of the Team Liquid family.

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Yeung will be making his way to Liquid after a rough ride with Team SoloMid during the 2018 season.

The jungler was widely heralded as one of the best talents in North America after winning Rookie of the Split during the 2017 Summer Split with Phoenix1 while also making the All-Star roster during that same Split.

Riot GamesMike Yeung won Rookie of the Split with Phoenix1 during the 2017 NA LCS Summer Split.

Despite his prowess, he was unable to mesh with TSM and was benched after the Spring Split at which point he was moved to the team’s Academy roster.

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While he’ll be playing on Liquid’s Academy team to start the season, there’s a good chance that he’ll see some time on the Rift at some point during the season with most teams heavily rotating their Academy players onto the main roster.

Given that he’ll be playing behind veteran jungler Jake ‘Xmithie’ Puchero on Liquid’s main roster, the 19-year-old will be able to hone his skills before making his way back onto the NA LCS stage.

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TFT Patch 10.20b notes: Spirit nerf, Aphelios & Ashe nerfs, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:07

by Andrew Amos

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Ahead of the next update, Riot have slid in a little addendum to TFT Patch 10.20 with a “b-patch” hotfix. The devs are keeping a keen eye on Spirit, Aphelios, Ashe, and more, as they look to tone down the “overperformers” urgently.

While Riot seemingly did away with the b-patches during the latter stages of Galaxies, the mid-update changes are back. In TFT Fates, Riot will be keeping more of a keen eye during the week following a major update to potentially drop even more changes.

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They were happy after the set’s launch initially, but there have been a few overperformers in TFT Patch 10.20 Riot want to tone down ahead of the next update. They aren’t doing too much though, as they want the next patch to be a big one.

“[TFT Patch] 10.21 is shaping up to be a big patch, but these changes felt worth getting out a little earlier. B-Patches are limited to number changes, so bigger changes have to wait,” developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained after the October 7 update went live.

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Spirit 4 nerfed, Brawler-Ashe targeted

The major changes in TFT Patch 10.20b are to Spirit, Ashe, and Aphelios. The two champions, and the trait, have been the crux of many of the meta compositions.

Looking at Spirit, Riot has decided the Patch 10.20 changes weren’t enough originally. Spirit 4 is being nerfed by another 10% bonus attack speed, dropping from 80% of the mana cost to 70%. This should hopefully bring it more in line, although without Ahri nerfs being shipped, that remains to be seen.

Brawler-Ashe has been one of the most consistent compositions of the set so far. With Ashe being able to dish out huge amounts of damage with an in-built attack speed steroid, she’s risen to be one of the best units in the set. Riot will be toning that back though, reducing her ability’s attack speed at one and two-star.

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High Noon Ashe in League of Legends
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Brawler-Ashe is getting a notable nerf if you don’t manage to find three-star Ashe.

Aphelios carry is also another popular composition. Riot has deemed his ability to generate turrets a bit too efficient though, so he’s losing some of his starting mana so he can’t automatically start firing away.

Janna and Veigar are also being targeted in TFT Patch 10.20b. Janna’s total mana is going up from 50 to 60, while Veigar is losing damage on his Dark Blossom ability at all levels.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.20b changes below.

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Spirit Blossom Ahri in TFT Fates
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Spirit is getting nerfed again, but power carry Ahri remains untouched.

TFT Patch 10.20b notes

Champions

  • Aphelios starting Mana: 120 ⇒ 90
  • Janna max Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Ashe Hunter’s Focus Bonus Attack Speed: 50/75/300 ⇒ 45/65/300
  • Veigar Dark Blossom Damage: 500/650/1000 ⇒ 450/600/900

Traits

  • Spirit Attack Speed: 35/80 ⇒ 35/70