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Top 10 League Challenger reveals best bot lane duos in Patch 10.11

Published: 3/Jun/2020 0:03

by Alan Bernal


League of Legends Challenger Jakob ‘Cookie’ Fransson made a breakdown of the best bot lane duos to utilize after the changes that came in the 10.11 patch update.

Previously a Top 10 Challenger on the EUW servers, Cookie created a map for players to quickly figure out the most potent combos that people can use, as well as the best blind picks for Support and Bot laners.

The graphic isn’t so much a tier list of the best champions in the 10.11 patch; instead, it’s a convenient cheat sheet for players to make use of, especially if they’re dipping their toes into a new role in the bot lane.

He ran down the gamut of viable or carry blind picks that can be easily taken in League’s current meta, although Cookie made sure to list which characters would be more difficult to play as opposed to others.

According to the former pro, the best duos include picks like Aphelios along with a Lulu, Thresh, Tahm Kench or a Nautilus. The same kind of principle can be applied to everyone on the list, including the ‘fasting Senna’ strat that briefly took the MOBA by storm.

Though Aphelios is a perfect blind pick option, he could be a bit too difficult for newer League players.

A more comfortable combo for lower Elo players would probably be something like Miss Fortune paired with a Nautilus to always have a reliable engage using Depth Charge with MF following up with her Bullet Time.

For solo queue players looking to climb, Cookie even included blind pick options in case you’re near the top of the draft order.

There are comfort picks across the board when it comes to the carries, but a few will throw some people off. Ziggs and Syndra have been showing great results in the last patches.

Along with Sett as a blind pick Support option, there are enough choices in the mix with Cookie’s guide to encourage players who’ve been looking to branch out their champion pool without necessarily moving to a different role.

The breakdown can be a huge help for League of Legends players trying to navigate the 10.11 patch, and could be a regular fixture from Cookie as more updates come out.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin


Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.