League of Legends

TSM Leena apologizes for leaking Dardoch trade call on Doublelift stream

Published: 12/May/2020 3:02 Updated: 2/Nov/2020 10:29

by Isaac McIntyre

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Team SoloMid president Leena Xu has apologized after she accidentally leaked details on jungler Dardoch’s potential LCS exit. The high-profile leak came after she was heard on a phone call in the background of Doublelift’s Twitch stream.

Conflict of interest. That’s been the hot topic on LoL fans’ lips since Doublelift’s trade to TSM was first approved by Riot on April 26. The former Liquid ADC ⁠— who finished 9th in Spring ⁠— seemed to have favored TSM because of Leena.

Their relationship came under fire immediately, and the pair were bombarded with a myriad of accusations. Unfortunately for the couple, the spotlight has returned, after Leena leaked vital TSM transfer plans live on Doublelift’s stream.

On May 11, Leena was on a business call in the background of Doublelift’s broadcast. Twitch fans could hear her discussing a future ⁠— or lack thereof ⁠— for jungler Dardoch, who was part of the TSM lineup that finished fourth in Spring.

Leena was stating “no one wants to pick up Dardoch” during the middle of Doublelift’s stream, and her conversation could be heard by viewers. The leak revealed TSM is aiming to offload their jungler, but there are no suitors.

Community uproar hit the couple nearly immediately, and fans again dug up accusations that were just cooling on the conflict of interest their relationship brought to TSM.

Leena responded soon after, apologizing to “the community, and Josh [Dardoch]” about her “lapse of judgement” considering she lives with Doublelift.

“I’d like to make an apology to our community and to Dardoch… on handling an important call next to a live stream. No one wants their private information leaked and it’s not fair to Dardoch that this happened,” she said.

“At the end of the day, no one feels worse about this situation than I do. It’s already difficult enough to be a TSM fan in these trying times… It has never been my intention to nor have I ever tried to drag a player publicly.”

Leena added the situation was “100% my fault”. She also revealed TSM was indeed looking to find Dardoch a new home for Summer. Whether that means the org’s academy jungler Spica will take the starting spot has not been confirmed.

Doublelift and Leena have had their relationship in the spotlight since Peng's high-profile return to TSM.
Riot Games / Gabriel Capulong for TSM
Doublelift and Leena have had their relationship in the spotlight since Peng’s high-profile return to TSM.

Spica’s potential return to the roster all but locks what TSM will look like Summer. Bjergsen, Biofrost, and Broken Blade are all expected to remain. Kobbe has returned to the LEC with Misfits, and Doublelift obviously slots into the bot lane.

Both players at the center of this new chapter of TSM off-season drama, Dardoch and Doublelift, have yet to respond. The LCS Players Association and Riot Games have also not made official statements on the transfer leaks.

League of Legends

TFT patch 10.25 to feature Talon buffs, Warwick & Moonlight nerfs, more

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:29

by Andrew Amos

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TFT patch 10.25 is on its way as the final update ahead of the Mid-Set update, and it’s set to be massive. Talon could be back on the menu, Warwick and Moonlight are getting a nerf, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The TFT meta has stabilized after patch 10.24. No longer is it 4-1 roll down and pray, because there’s actually meaning to the early game.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing Riot can’t improve though. With the b-patch finally going live with nerfs to Zed, Yone, and Runaan’s Hurricane, TFT patch 10.25 is going to be the big one before the year’s end. It’s the final patch before January’s mid-set update, which will shake up units, traits, and more.

Enduring Sword Talon in TFT
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Talon could be back in TFT patch 10.25 with some damage buffs.

TFT patch 10.24b nerfs Zed, Yone, more

Before we dive too deep into TFT patch 10.25, it’s important to note some changes were made in the middle of TFT patch 10.24 that you might have missed. Zed and Yone were nerfed, alongside traits Keeper, Cultist, and attack speed item Runaan’s Hurricane.

This was to curb the power of Zed carry comps which had risen to prominence. An attack speed nerf has made them less potent, but ultimately still strong. The same goes for the rest of the nerfs, which have lightly nudged the power balance instead of major overhauls.

Moonlight the big target on TFT patch 10.25

TFT patch 10.24 had one big winner, and it was Moonlight reroll compositions. Diana and Lissandra carry have been two of the strongest picks on this patch thanks to the rolling changes.

However, on TFT patch 10.25, Riot are bringing them back in line. Because it’s easier to hit the composition, Riot have had to bring back Lissandra and Diana’s damage to be more in line with other one-cost units. While they still have the four-star mechanic, it won’t be as hard to beat.

Warwick is also set for a big nerf to his lifesteal at one and two-star to compensate for his ability overhaul last patch. This will be coupled with a Divine nerf, reducing the amount of true damage the units dish out.

Wukong, Fiora, Sylas, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, and Talon are all set for buffs, while Vi and Kayn are on Riot’s naughty list.

Diana in TFT Fates
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Moonlight champions Diana and Lissandra are getting nerfed in TFT patch 10.25.

You can find the full set of changes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will update this with the full patch notes once they drop on December 8.

TFT patch 10.24 preview notes

Champions

Tier 1

Wukong

  • Ability AD percent increased from 225/250/275% to 250/265/280%

Fiora

  • Damage increased from 200/300/450 to 250/400/600

Lissandra

  • Ability damage lowered from 350/450/600/800 to350/450/550/700
  • Ability secondary damage lowered from 175/225/300/450 to 175/225/275/375

Diana

  • Ability orbs lowered from 4/5/6/9 to 4/5/6/8

Tier 2

Sylas

  • Damage increased from 250/400/600/1000 to 250/400/700/1111

Vi

  • Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%

Tier 3

Xin Zhao

  • Ability AD percent changed from 300/325/350% to 330/340/350%

Evelynn

  • Ability damage increased from 350/500/1400 to 350/600/1500
  • Ability damage multiplier lowered from 3 to 2.

Tier 4

Talon

  • Ability AD percent increased from 200/200/250% to 240/250/275%

Warwick

  • Ability lifesteal lowered from 50/50/200% to 40/40/200%

Tier 5

Kayn

  • Damage changed from 400/600/6666 to 375/575/6666