Teamfight Tactics update 9.15b patch notes: Kayle nerfs, Twisted Fate buffs, more - Dexerto
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Teamfight Tactics update 9.15b patch notes: Kayle nerfs, Twisted Fate buffs, more

Published: 7/Aug/2019 16:16 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 17:15

by Joe O'Brien

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The latest update to Teamfight Tactics, Patch 9.15b, introduces some nerfs to the game’s most powerful champions along with key bugfixes.

Teamfight Tactics currently receives more frequent updates than League of Legends itself, operating on a weekly cycle that sees significant changes made alongside the LoL patches followed by smaller balancing updates in the week after.

The latest update is one of those smaller ‘b’ patches, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t have an impact on the game’s meta, as even minor changes to a key champion could swing the balance of a variety of compositions.

According to Riot, however, their intention is to let to meta evolve as naturally as possible, rather than forcing change with heavy adjustments to champion, trait, or item power, as Blake ‘Riot Beernana’ Edwards explains:

“This week we’re making light changes to some of the outlier champions and items. We want to see how the meta naturally changes over the course of two weeks with minimal input on our end. We’re pretty happy with the state of the meta at the moment as we’re seeing different compositions compete at all levels of the game.”

Riot GamesA bug that caused players to miss the first Shared Draft has also been fixed.

Of the changes that are being made, most significant are perhaps the nerfs to tier 5 champions Karthus and Kayle, who are currently proving too strong individually, while Twisted Fate – the game’s newest champion but widely regarded as one of the weakest in the game – is getting a buff to his health and Attack Damage.

On the item side, Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Runaan’s Hurricane, and Sword of the Divine are getting direct buffs, while Phantom Dancer now also allows the wielder to dodge critical strikes, and Guardian Angel and Morellonomicon face nerfs.

The next major update to the game will be Patch 9.16, which is expected to go live on August 14 and will bring with it four new champions and the all-new Hextech Origin.

The full patch notes for Patch 9.15b can be read below:

Teamfight Tactics Patch 9.15b notes

Champions

Blitzcrank

  • Fixed a bug so that other allies properly prioritize the target of Blitzcrank’s ability…again.

Elise

  • Attack Damage: 40 ⇒ 45
  • Spiderling Attack Damage: 40 ⇒ 50

Karthus

  • Ability Damage: 400/700/1000 ⇒ 350/600/850
  • Ability Targets: 5/9/13 ⇒ 5/7/9

Kayle

  • Mana required to activate ability: 100 ⇒ 125

Pyke

  • Stun Duration: 2/2.5/3 ⇒ 1.5/2/2.5

Rengar

  • Ability Attack Speed Bonus: 0.4/0.7/1.0 ⇒ 0.3/0.5/0.7

Twisted Fate

  • Health: 450 ⇒ 500
  • Attack Damage: 40 ⇒ 50

Veigar

  • Ability Damage: 300/500/700 ⇒ 300/550/800

Items

Guardian Angel

  • Health on restoration: 1000 ⇒ 800

Guinsoo’s Rageblade

  • Attack Speed per stack: 4% ⇒ 5%

Morellonomicon

  • Burn Damage: 25% ⇒ 20%

Phantom Dancer

  • Now allows the holder to dodge critical strikes from abilities.

Runaan’s Hurricane

  • Bonus Damage: 25% ⇒ 75%

Statikk Shiv

  • Fixed an issue where it would deal more damage than intended when less than four targets where available.

Sword of the Divine

  • Chance to activate: 5% ⇒ 7%

Bugfixes

Fixed a bug that delayed players loading in to game until after the first carousel round. This was fixed last week.

Esports

BBC creating LEC documentary following EXCEL, narrated by Cillian Murphy

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:02 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 11:06

by Adam Fitch

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Major British broadcasting company BBC are set to release a five-part documentary following UK esports organization EXCEL ESPORTS.

The series, named ‘Fight for First: EXCEL ESPORTS,’ follows the org’s team in the European League of Legends competition LEC throughout the 2020 Spring Split.

The documentary is narrated by Cillian Murphy, an actor who’s been nominated for awards at the Golden Globes and BAFTA, and will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer in early 2021.

In 2020’s Spring Split, EXCEL finished in seventh place — narrowly missing out on a spot in the playoffs with a record of seven wins and 11 losses.

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Dele Alli recently joined the growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene by partnering with EXCEL.

The description for the upcoming documentary will shed light on the “deep-rooted” reasons that the players compete as they are “navigating the growing pains of adulting, living away from home, love, new friendships, and fame.”

November 2020 was a busy month for the organization, not only changing their logo and ethos to represent “The Power of Better” but announcing that Tottenham Hotspur and England national footballer Dele Alli had joined as their first global ambassador.

Dexerto spoke with CEO Wouter Sleijffers at the time of the announcements to understand the need for change and what the future of EXCEL looks like.

“My sons love gaming,” said Cillian Murphy. “When I showed them the trailer for this, they said I had to do it. Being involved in Fight For First has been a great experience and there is so much more to professional gaming than I ever thought. It has opened up a whole new world to me and this series provides a proper insight into a fascinating, global industry.”

BBC picked up more esports programming just in November, acquiring the rights to broadcast Counter-Strike competition BLAST Premier for the remainder of the 2020 season. In 2020 alone, the media giant has also shown Rocket League and sim racing.