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How to unlock Lillia for free with League of Legends Haiku challenge

Published: 10/Jul/2020 8:39

by Andrew Amos

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The mysterious Lillia’s Haiku item has popped up on League Patch 10.14. Now, we know its purpose ⁠— and it’s to get Lillia for free. Here’s exactly how you can unlock the token to get the new champion when she launches on Patch 10.15.

Champion 149 is here. Lillia is now on the PBE, with the “dreamy” new jungler available for testing. The “mid-range skirmisher” features a lot of consistent DPS in her kit with her Q, as well as the infamous sleep mechanic popularized by Zoe on her ultimate.

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For jungle mains, it’ll be a breath of fresh air in the role, which has been largely dominated by tanks for the last couple of years ⁠— save for some token appearances from Graves, Kindred, and Nidalee.

Lillia splash art in League of Legends
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Lillia is arriving on League Patch 10.15. You can get her for free if you find Lillia’s Haiku.

If you want to get Lillia for free when Patch 10.15 drops, you’re going to have to find the secret Lillia’s Haiku item in-game. However, be prepared to do some grinding over the next couple of weeks if you want to save 7800 BE.

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What is Lillia’s Haiku?

Lillia’s Haiku popped up onto the PBE during the Patch 10.14 cycle a couple of weeks ago. It stated that they had “discovered Lillia in the forest.” However, it was locked behind a timegate, set to open on July 22.

The date is no coincidence. It lines up with the release of Patch 10.15, which we now know is the release date for Lillia.

Lillia’s Haiku is similar to Sett’s Calling Card, which appeared randomly before the Pit Boss’ release. Once players got 10 first bloods, they received the in-game item that allowed them to get Sett for free. It looks like Lillia’s Haiku is the same for Champion 149.

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How to unlock Lillia for free with Lillia’s Haiku

Unlocking Lillia’s Haiku is going to be a bit of grind. Much like Sett’s Calling Card, you’re going to need to put a few hours in to try and get it. However, if you do, you’ll save 7800 BE on Lillia’s launch.

The Lillia’s Haiku mission revolves around getting takedowns as a jungler ⁠— 350 of them. Takedowns are kills and assists, so you don’t need to worry about KS’ing teammates. Here’s exactly how you do the challenge:

  1. Start a matchmade game of Summoner’s Rift playing as a jungler. It can be Normal, Ranked, or Bot games.
  2. Get as many takedowns as you can.
  3. Rinse and repeat until you get 350 takedowns.
  4. Once you eclipse 350 takedowns across Patch 10.14, you will unlock Lillia’s Haiku.
  5. When Patch 10.15 is released, use Lillia’s Haiku in the Loot tab to unlock Lillia for free.

Most people are farming for Lillia’s Haiku in Intro Bots. You can queue up with four friends, each rotating through jungle, farming as many takedowns as you can. Once you hit 350, the token should appear in your Loot tab.

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It’s by far the most efficient way to get Lillia’s Haiku, rather than spamming norms or ranked games in the hopes of getting the role in the first place, and then taking down human players. However, if you are already a jungle main, it should be a breeze.

Lillia, the Bashful Bloom, will be arriving on July 22’s League Patch 10.15. If you haven’t been keeping up, we’ve got everything you need to know about the Ionian jungler here.

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Mac on MAD Lions failing at Worlds: “We’re not the same team from Summer”

Published: 1/Oct/2020 9:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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MAD Lions may have stunned the League of Legends community after the LEC youngsters failed to escape the Worlds 2020 Play-In Stage, but it wasn’t a huge shock for coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack: issues had been brewing behind the scenes for a while ahead of crunch time in Shanghai.

The surprise pack in Europe this year was MAD Lions, a young LEC team built around Marek “Humanoid” Brázda. The team, who had rebranded from Splyce ahead of the 2020 season, made the rest of Europe sit up and take notice.

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First, they ousted giants G2 Esports in the Spring finals upper bracket, before going on a tear through the Summer regular season. Unfortunately, their run ran out of steam at the playoffs hurdle, and they barely scraped into Worlds as Europe’s fourth seed.

Once in Shanghai, however, LEC fans felt MAD Lions had a second chance.

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Instead, in one final twist of cruel fate for the LEC stars, they were handed the ignominious title of the first-ever EU team to be eliminated in Play-Ins. It was just the second time ever a major region team had failed to advance to Worlds groups.

MAD Lions became just the second team from a major region to be eliminated in the Worlds Play-In stage.
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MAD Lions is just the second team from a major region to be eliminated in Play-Ins.

The result, Mac told Dexerto after their SuperMassive loss, was “embarrassing.”

“Obviously we’re extremely disappointed. We’re all a bit embarrassed, to be honest… we’re the first European team to drop out in Play-Ins. It sucks,” he said.

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“Frankly though, my initial thought is that we didn’t deserve to win. We were not the better team, and we haven’t been the better team for most of Play-Ins. We haven’t been the same MAD Lions everyone saw in Summer for a while now either.”

The issue, Mac explained, was two-fold. The team’s scrims had “ironically, been really good” in the build-up. That led to them collecting “a lot of bad information,” and having to re-adapt on the fly as the Worlds qualifying stage played out.

Add to that, the young MAD Lions roster hadn’t played a stage game since late Spring Split, and the nerves rolled in “hard.” The squad was nearly consumed by it, Mac said, and it showed in their games.

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“I don’t want to use any of that as an excuse, but yeah there were definitely a lot of nerves as we came into the Play-In stage,” he said.

“We had a lot of problems that should have been solved earlier too. We had to re-adapt… a lot of the stuff we’d practiced fell apart. That’s a failure from me, and the coaching staff; we couldn’t adapt quick enough, and it cost us in the end.”

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MAD Lions had a misread on the meta in Shanghai, coach Mac admitted.
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MAD Lions had a misread on the meta in Shanghai, coach Mac admitted.

MAD Lions’ short Shanghai journey was not a complete failure by any means, however. Mac admitted the team had already learned “so, so much” just from scrimming other international teams, and warned the LEC, “we’re bringing back what we learned.”

“I think these events, Worlds and the like, they’re so valuable for teams. You can get caught in your own little bubble, like us in Europe, and you don’t know where you stand with the meta and talent and everything like that,” the English coach said.

“Every region is different, right? You never get punished for your best aspects. When we scrimmed good international teams here we got punished a lot. That was a real, good thing for us, and that’s what we’re all looking to take away.”

MAD Lions finished 19th/20th, and will receive 0.75% of the Worlds prize pool.
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MAD Lions finished 19th/20th, and will receive 0.75% of the Worlds prize pool.

There was also a shining light from the roster itself; Mac believes Humanoid was given a chance to “show the world just how good he can be,” and did just that, despite MAD’s struggles at the championship.

“There was, what, fifteen, maybe twenty mid lane bans against him? To be able to come out of that and have good performances, that’s something really quite special… Marek has definitely proven himself this Worlds.”

Worlds continues with groups on Saturday, Oct. 3. Chinese champs Top Esports will open the main event against Group D rivals FlyQuest at 4pm local time (GMT+8).