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Teamfight Tactics: How to save items ‘vanished’ by bug

Published: 23/Jul/2019 13:59 Updated: 23/Jul/2019 14:42

by Joe O'Brien

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Teamfight Tactics appears to have a bug that can result in items seemingly vanishing, but it is possible to reclaim them.

The League of Legends-based autobattler has been a massive hit with players and viewers alike, regular sitting among the top titles on Twitch since its launch.

While Teamfight Tactics is now available to all players, however, it is technically still in a beta phase, which means Riot still have a few kinks to work out and the occasional bug does show up.

One of those bugs appears to result in items from a player’s inventory vanishing, but fortunately there is a way to get them back.

While streaming Teamfight Tactics, Team Liquid Hearthstone pro David ‘Dog’ Caero, who has also established himself as one of TFT’s top players, noticed that a Chain Vest that had been sitting in his inventory seemed to have disappeared.

Riot GamesTeamfight Tactics is Riot Games’ take on the autobattler genre.

It seems that after the end of the previous round, when Dog had moved to a new board for the set-up phase ahead of the next battle, his item had not come with him. Fortunately, with a bit of searching around he was able to find it on another board and bring it back over to his team.

It’s not clear if or when the item would have returned to Dog’s inventory had he not gone to collect it, but just to be safe it’s probably worth retrieving your items as soon as possible if you do encounter this issue.

Even if missing items do return on their own for the next round, not having them available in the planning phase could drastically affect the power level of the team you’re able to field, so if you notice you’ve suddenly lost some or all of your inventory, be sure to have a look around on other boards.

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TSM Spica leaks major changes to LCS 2021 format

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:40

by Luke Edwards

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TSM jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu appeared to leak major changes to the format of the LCS 2021 season on his livestream. With LCS bosses keen to rejuvenate the competition, the future of the Spring Split could be down the drain.

Since 2015, the LCS season has been defined by two splits: spring and summer. Each split has a double round-robin, where every team plays each other twice, and the top 6 go through to a play-off series. Simple.

However, major changes to the LCS structure have been rumored to be in the works. Travis Gafford reported LCS powers were considering binning off the spring split altogether, with the season being changed instead to one long split.

The format would mean every team would play a total of 45 regular-season games, up by nine from the current amount of 36. There would also be a small play-off tournament midway through to determine the region’s representatives at the Mid-Season Invitational.

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After a huge shake-up in rosters, including Cloud9’s signing of Perkz from G2, could the next major change be the format?

TSM Spica leaks changes to LCS 2021 format

Live on stream, Spica appeared to suggest the rumored changes to the LCS format were indeed true. He said:

“There’s 45 games next split and I’ll probably be on Jarvan all 45 games.”

TSM’s ex-coach Parth seemed to back up Spica, as he wrote in Twitch chat: “spring = 18 games, summer = 27 games.”

Spica then lightly suggested there might be some bad consequences for Parth, as he joked: “Yo Parth, you can’t leak, man. You know, I might need to take you on a walk.”

Spica’s suggestion of there being 45 games “next split”, partially backed up by Parth, means Gafford’s sources are likely spot on.

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Despite winning the LCS 2020 Spring Split, Cloud9 failed to qualify for Worlds.

The changes to the format come as little surprise. When the original Worlds Qualification system – where teams could earn ‘circuit points’ in spring to boost their chances of qualifying – was scrapped, Spring Split became redundant for anyone bar the winner.

This was punctuated by the 2020 Spring champions Cloud9 ultimately failing to reach Worlds. Making the LCS a streamlined, season-long affair would mean teams would be judged on their achievements across the year, rather than just over a few months.

Whether the other rumoured changes, such as the mid-season play-off for MSI, a reduced academy season, and a pre-season tournament, will also materialize remains to be seen.

Regardless, the merging of the spring and summer splits would be one of the biggest shakeups in the history of the LCS.