League of Legends star Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp has almost pulled off the victory of a lifetime in Twitch Rivals scrims today, but his plans were thwarted just as the nexus was about to explode.
Twitch Rivals November is underway, with many of the best League of Legends streamers from around North America warming up for one of the biggest tournaments on the calendar.
There’s always a lot of anticipation around the event, and with scrims streamed by all players, there’s a lot of action to enjoy, especially when the games are close. One of the highlight matches of November 24 was Ashkan ‘TF Blade’ Homayouni’s team against Tyler1’s, which provided fans a backdoor for the ages.
Tyler1’s Twitch Rivals team features former pro Xpecial and rank one jungler Tarzaned.
In the first matchup between the two heavyweights of League, Tyler1 and his team had their backs against the wall. While they had a kill and dragon advantage over TF Blade and company, their base was under siege.
With very little left in the tank, Tyler1 took it into his own hands to try and salvage the game for his team. He took the huge minion wave in bot lane and pushed it into the enemy base, taking down the inner tower, inhibitor, and both nexus towers.
For all the world, it looked like Tyler had pulled off the against-the-odds victory. His fans certainly thought so. He even started cheering as his team bunkered down, yelling “I’ve got it boys, I’ve got it,” as the team scrambled to stall for the Zed.
However, Tyler1 did not have it. All of his minions got slammed by the enemy super minions, which were freshly spawning as he entered the base. After his minions were taken down, Tyler1 was then pummeled by the supers, taking him low.
To finish him off, TF Blade managed to get his recall off and slash through Tyler1 with the nexus left at about 50% health. With no one else left to backdoor, Tyler1’s team was left for dead in their own base, losing a matter of seconds later.
Tyler1 let his team know that he wasn’t impressed with TF Blade getting his recall off, stopping any chance of nailing the incredible victory.
“You guys suck man, hold the f*cking line bro,” he yelled. “Hold it man, f*ck. I was tanking supers over here bro.”
Tyler1 almost pulled off the backdoor of the century — almost.
It was all in jest though, as the team couldn’t contain their laughter with the streamer going off over the tight loss. While his new Zed bot didn’t quite get the victory he so desired, it was still pretty impressive, racking up a 8/4/8 scoreline.
He did manage to eventually get revenge on TF Blade though. Tyler1 lost the second game, but took it back in the third on his signature Draven pick, pulling out 11 kills in a blistering quick 18 minute victory.
If the backdoor was successful, it would have made the highlight reel of Twitch Rivals for years to come. Instead though, Tyler1 will be mulling over it all, wondering what would be different if he had his time again.
Riot Games has confirmed League of Legends patch 10.25 — quite likely the last LoL update of 2020 — is locked and loaded for next week. Here’s all the early notes for the Dec. 9 patch, including the release of Rell, and more.
League is all set to goodbye 2020 and officially move into Season 11 with the release of patch 10.25 next week. The update, which will drop a day early on December 9, is set to be a big one too; there’s a new champion, and two mini-reworks to boot.
There’s also a handful of champions that will be getting tweaks next patch, including Rengar, Talon, Warwick, and Wukong, as well as more set to be announced over the next week.
Here’s all the details on League of Legends Patch 10.25, set to drop on Dec. 9.
League patch 10.25 debuts Rell, the Iron Maiden
Riot are releasing one final champion ahead of Season 11: Rell, the Iron Maiden.
Unveiled recently in a cryptic trailer, Rell is a cross between a mage and a tank, utilizing metalmancy in order to transform her metallic steed into full-blown plate armor to protect herself while battling on Summoner’s Rift.
Rell is a product of the Black Rose Academy, the same establishment set up by the infamous trickster LeBlanc. Inducted to the school at a young age due to her metalmancy skills, Rell thrived in the harsh environment of Noxus’ most terrifying tower of terror, defeating all of the opponents her training threw at her.
Riot are releasing one last League champion, Rell, in Season 10.
Pantheon shifts out of support
Pantheon has been out of control across the Rift since his Season 10 rework; the LoL bruiser was originally planned to stay in the top lane, but spilled out into mid lane and support.
The aim of these new 10.25 nerfs, Riot Phlox revealed, is to curtail Pantheon’s power across the pro scene, and in mid and support, in an effort to give top lane “a place to shine” again. Phlox unveiled the nerfs on Twitter on Nov. 23.
All four of Pantheon’s abilities are coming under the microscope. His Q, “Comet Spear,” will only have its cooldown and mana cost tweaked, while E, “Aegis Assault,” will lose its iconic tower shot blocks. His W, “Shield Vault,” is getting a damage spike too.
Finally, his Q and E’s empowered versions are having bonuses stripped out of them, while “Grand Starfall,” his cross-map ultimate, now deals extra damage too.
Pantheon is running rampant in the bot lane, and has earned himself a “mini-rework.”
28 champions, 19 items set for changes
On top of the champion releases and mini-reworks, Yetter also revealed Riot are planning on delivering a bulk bucket of League of Legends nerfs and buffs ahead of their Christmas break.
As mentioned before, Rengar, Talon, Warwick, and Wukong are all on the target list. Kayle, Kayn, Fizz, Morgana, Annie, Galio, Samira, and Jhin (nerfs) will all be in LoL patch 10.25 as well, alongside Lulu, Taliyah, Twitch, Mordekaiser, Qiyana, Karthus, Nidalee, Lee Sin, Gragas, Ivern, Nasus, Seraphine, Yasuo, and Yone (buffs).
Champions aren’t the only headliners in League patch 10.25 either. Nearly 20 items are being tweaked for balance in the December update, including Sunfire Aegis and Infinity Edge.
Frostfire Gauntlet, Turbo Chemtank, Seekers Armguard, The Collector, Muramana, Immortal Shieldbow, Galeforce, Kraken Slayer, Rapidfire Cannon, and more are also set to receive buffs and nerfs in the final League of Legends patch of 2020.
10.25 Patch Preview:
There's a lot in here and we're still working out many of the details so a few things may change by the time we have it all locked down. pic.twitter.com/qhDVKHfbj1
Battle Queen, Elderwood skins coming in LoL patch 10.25
The next League of Legends skin line, “Battle Queen,” will be coming in LoL patch 10.25. Five champs are in line for the new cosmetics, including new champ Rell, and a special Prestige Edition skin for mid lane mage Diana.
Here’s the full list of champs getting ‘Battle Queen’ skins:
There’s actually two skin lines coming next patch too, as League’s balance team finishes on a high. This one is the new variants that have got everyone in a fever; a number of oft-forgotten champs are receiving new variants.
Here’s the full list of champs getting ‘Elderwood’ skins:
PBE Preview: Elderwood Ornn! and friends
Gaze in wonder as the forest comes to life! Elderwood Ornn, Azir, Ivern, Xayah, and Rakan hit the PBE this cycle. pic.twitter.com/prJ1Aee5Fo
Q cooldown 10-8 ⇒ 8-6, mana cost 40 ⇒ 30; empowered Q no longer slows.
W damage 60-140 ⇒ 60-260.
E no longer blocks tower shots, retreat movement penalty 50% ⇒ 25%; empowered E no longer extends duration upon empowerment; [new] when Pantheon slams his shield he gains 60% move speed for one second.
R [new]: the spear that lands before Pantheon now slows for 50% and applies an unenpowered spear’s worth of damage in a small area around it.