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UK misses out on League of Legends Worlds 2019 – Locations, dates and more

Published: 20/Jun/2019 11:46 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 12:57

by Daniel Cleary

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The locations, dates and format for the League of Legends World championship 2019 has finally been confirmed by Riot Games.

Worlds is considered to be the most prestigious event of the year for professional League of Legends players, where the top 24 teams from around the world face off against each other for the Summoner’s Cup.

This year the event will take place across three major European cities which have been confirmed as Berlin, Madrid and Paris, despite many fans believing that the major international tournament may stop in the United Kingdom, after 2015’s World Championship in Europe having included a stop at London’s Wembley Arena.

Riot GamesThe top teams at Worlds will battle it out for the Summoner’s Cup.

Play-Ins Stage for Worlds 2019

The tournament will feature 12 wildcard teams competing to qualify for groups in the Play-In Stage which will get underway in Berlin, at the LEC studio, on October 2 to kick off Worlds 2019.

The format for the Play-In stage has been altered from previous years, however, with the 3rd seeded Korean team now also having to fight their way to the Group Stages after years of having an automatic qualification due to the region’s dominance in the past.

The following teams will compete in the Play-In stage, with the top four teams advancing to the Group Stage:

  • CBLOL (Brazil) Team
  • LCL (Russia) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LCK (South Korea) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LCS (North America) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LEC (Europe) Team
  • LJL (Japan) Team
  • LLA (Latin America) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LMS ( Chinese Taipei ) Team
  • OPL (Australia ) Team
  • LST (Southeast Asia) Team
  • TCL (Turkey) Team
  • 2nd Seeded VCS (Vietnam) Team

Riot GamesThe full schedule for the League of Legends World Championship 2019.

Groups Stage

The Group stage of the World Championship will also be held in Berlin on October 12, although following the Play-In stages, the venue will be changed from the LEC studio to the Verti Music Hall.

The Group stages will have 12 teams from each of the major regions automatically qualified with the Chinese region getting the Korean’s former 3rd seed spot for Groups, following Invictus Gaming’s win at Worlds 2018.

The following teams will auto-qualify into the Group Stage:

  • 1st Seeded LCK (South Korea) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LCK (South Korea) Team
  • 1st Seeded LCS (North America) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LCS (North America) Team
  • 1st Seeded LEC (Europe) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LEC (Europe) Team
  • 1st Seeded LMS (Chinese Taipei) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LMS (Chiniese Taipei) Team
  • 1st Seeded LPL (China) Team
  • 2nd Seeded LPL (China) Team
  • 3rd Seeded LPL (China) Team
  • 1st Seeded VCS (Vietnam) Team
Riot GamesInvictus Gaming will be the reigning champions going into Worlds 2019.

Playoffs Stage

The top eight teams from the Group stage will qualify for the Quarterfinals and Semifinals Knock-Out stage which will take place on October 26th at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid, Spain.

Much to French fan’s delights, The 2019 World Championship Finals are set to be held in Paris, France at the AccorHotels Arena, with the final game of the tournament getting underway on November 10.

Reigning World champions, Invictus Gaming, will likely have a hard time defending their title after their recent disappointment at MSI 2019 when they fell to Team Liquid in the Semifinals, although they are still expected to be one of the favorite teams leading into Worlds 2019.

Worlds 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most competitive international League of Legends events of all time with the rise of emerging regions and the gap between Korean teams closing after wins from European and Chinese teams at previous major events.

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TFT Patch 10.22 hotfix nerfs Morgana after “accidental” buff

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:36

by Andrew Amos

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First it was Warwick, now it’s Morgana. Riot have had to tone back the Enlightened-Dazzler’s power in an October 30 hotfix after TFT Patch 10.22 gave her some “accidental” buffs.

Morgana reigned supreme after TFT Patch 10.22 as one of the best champions in the game. The Dazzler changes, as well as buffs to her spell damage, made the four-cost unit near unstoppable.

It was by pure accident though. TFT lead developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer revealed the Morgana changes weren’t meant to be shipped. However, Riot were keeping an eye on it instead of instantly reverting it.

“We accidentally shipped the [Morgana] change [in TFT Patch 10.22]. This was not intended and due to an error, but we’re going to leave it for now. Will keep an eye on things and undo via a B-Patch next week if necessary,” Mortdog told players on October 28.

However, the buff was too broken. The Morgana changes didn’t even make the weekend after the patch. Riot pulled the changes almost immediately, shipping a hotfix on October 30 ⁠— two days after the update launched.

It was a total revert of the spell damage buff Morgana received on TFT Patch 10.22, back to 250/400/2000 from 325/525/2000.

Morgana wasn’t the only thing touched in the October 30 TFT hotfix. AP items Chalice of Harmony, Jeweled Gauntlet, and Rabadon’s Deathcap were also changed.

Chalice of Harmony and Jeweled Gauntlet stacking has been a popular choice for Ahri compositions, as well as general Mage builds. However, nerfs to Jeweled Gauntlet’s bonus crit damage and Chalice’s bonus spell power should make them a little less appealing.

The big winner of this is the double-rod Rabadon’s Deathcap. It’s receiving a buff to its total spell power, which might make it a bit more appetizing to players.

There’s still potential for a further TFT Patch 10.22 update next week as part of a b-patch. However, it’s likely there won’t be any changes until November 4’s TFT Patch 10.23.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.22 hotfix notes below.

TFT Patch 10.22 October 30 hotfix notes

Champions

  • Morgana Spell Damage: 325/525/2000 > 250/400/2000

Items

  • Chalice of Harmony Bonus Spell Power: 40 > 35
  • Jeweled Gauntlet Crit Damage: 50% > 40%
  • Rabadon’s Deathcap Total Spell Power: 75 > 80