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Riot reveals TFT Fates release will include ranked reset on Patch 10.19

Published: 9/Sep/2020 8:21

by Andrew Amos


It was all but confirmed, but Riot have finally made it official: when TFT Fates drops on Patch 10.19, all players will have their ranks reset. However, the system will work slightly differently to previous resets.

In case you haven’t heard, a new TFT set is dropping on Patch 10.19. Named TFT Fates, 58 new champions are being added, a whole new Chosen mechanic being introduced, and the game is being tipped on its head.

The fourth set of Riot’s LoL-inspired autobattler will be drastically different from the three before it, so the devs are looking at leveling out the playing field.

Yone in TFT Fates
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Be prepared to see your ranked slashed when TFT Fates launches.

As soon as TFT Galaxies ends on September 16, Riot are going to ship a ranked reset to Teamfight Tactics. This shouldn’t come as a major surprise to most, given they’ve done it between every set so far ⁠— and even for mid-set updates.

However, Riot aren’t just resetting everyone’s visible ranks, like they did for the TFT Galaxies mid-set update. They are doing a reset of everyone’s hidden MMR too. This means you’ll have to grind all the way up from the bottom again ⁠— if you aren’t in the top echelons of play, that is.

“Hidden MMR is also reset, yes. It’s not reset to the same for everybody. Basically if you’re Platinum or higher, you’re going to have the same MMR,” Mortdog said on a recent stream.

Mortdog didn’t quite go into detail on how this will work, but by the sounds of it, players Gold and below could be dragged back down to Iron IV. Platinum plus players may still drop too, but only to a division below.

This would follow somewhat in line with the TFT Patch 10.12 reset for Galaxies. Then, Riot reset players one tier below they finished before the reset on Galaxies. Master+ players, including Challengers, were taken down to Diamond 4.

However, it’s likely this one will be more drastic. With the Galaxies reset on Patch 10.12, that was in the middle of a set. Branching between sets, you should expect a notable drop in your rank.

This isn’t something you should fear, though. Even though ranks and MMR are being reset, you will be in the same boat as everyone else. You should be able to grind your way to the top so you can try and get those special ranked rewards come six months time.

TFT Fates is launching on September 16, with 58 new champions being added into the autobattler. If you want to find out more about the set before it goes live, be sure to check out our guide, download the PBE and get some games in.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.