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Team Liquid LoL pro Impact has literally bought his own tower block

Published: 30/Nov/2019 17:30

by Joe O'Brien

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Team Liquid League of Legends pro Jung ‘Impact’ Eon-yeong has revealed that he’s bought an entire apartment complex in South Korea.

The Liquid top-laner showed off his new building – which fans have been quick to dub the “Impact Tower” – on Twitter, stating that he had saved money from 2012, when he started his professional career in League of Legends, to 2019 in order to acquire it.

While Impact didn’t go into detail about what he plans to use the building – which even bears his name above the entrance – for, it seems it may act as a training facility for himself and his team, as he states it is “already set up to boot camp.”

Impact also offered use of the building to his fellow pros, stating he would like to occasionally help others who wish to come to South Korea. The country has often been a destination not only for teams to boot camp, but also individual players to hone their skills due to the online ladder famously offering more rigorous practice than other regions.

Impact made his name as the top-laner for the original SK Telecom line-up featuring Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok, which won the 2013 World Championship. After leaving SKT at the start of the 2015 season, he moved to North America’s LCS.

Since making the move, Impact has consistently competed at or near the top of the league, never failing to reach the playoffs, but it wasn’t until he joined Team Liquid for 2018 that he finally secured the title. Since then, TL have become the first NA team to ever win four consecutive LCS titles.

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That success currently puts him as the 16th highest-earning League of Legends pro by prize money, with $531,340.34 from tournament winnings, although it’s quite likely that the majority of his career earnings have actually come from salary or sponsorship.

Impact’s investment of those earnings in an entire apartment building acts as a material reminder of just how far League of Legends has come as an esport over the seven years in which Impact has competed at the top.

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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.