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Urgot set for major changes in TFT Patch 10.14 to “feel more fair”

Published: 26/Jun/2020 2:51

by Andrew Amos


Urgot is one of TFT Galaxies’ most controversial champions. Since being added in the Mid-Set update, some players haven’t been a fan of his execute ability. Riot isn’t removing that in Patch 10.14, however they are making it “more fair” to play against.

Urgot is a five-cost Battlecast Protector that has rocked the TFT Galaxies set since his release in Patch 10.12. His ability to execute carries with seemingly no way of stopping him has made him a force to be reckoned with.

Despite his perceived power, Riot are generally happy with where he is in the meta. However, they are changing some things up to make him “feel more fair” to play against in TFT Patch 10.14.

Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer, lead designer for TFT, said that while from a balance perspective Urgot is “not bad,” he is “missing the mark” when it comes to how he feels to play with and against.

“We think there are two things that are quite off. First, his targeting isn’t random, but it feels random. The second, is that the power of one-star compared to two-star and three-star is too flat. There isn’t enough incentive to level up your Urgots.”

The Urgot changes planned for TFT Patch 10.14 are targeting all aspects of his kit. First of all, his spell will now target the farthest enemy champion on the board. However, the spell will “now hit the first enemy it collides with instead of always hitting the intended target.”

This allows for more predictability, but allows players to position Urgot in ways to surprise the enemy. It also also allows for more counterplay to stop your carries from being gobbled up at the start of a round.

There is also more counterplay coming in how his ultimate interacts with Guardian Angel. Units with Guardian Angel equipped won’t be killed on the first cast. The item will prevent the first death, although any further ultimate executions will lead to that champion’s demise.

The time to kill is also being increased at earlier levels. Players previously had a 1.5 second window to stop the Urgot execute, but that’s being ramped to three seconds at one-star. It’ll then scale down by a second at each star rank.

Battlecast units in TFT
Riot Games
Urgot was one of six Battlecast champions added in TFT Patch 10.12.

His mana costs are going up slightly, but are being counteracted by increased mana reduction per cast. His attack range is being decreased to stop him from being a total range threat too.

Overall, the changes will land Urgot “on the weak side,” but Riot are looking at buffing other stats to help him back up.

The changes are currently live on the PBE for players to test out ahead of the release of Patch 10.14.

As always with anything on the PBE, the Urgot changes are tentative, and could change before being launched onto live servers.

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LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 Day 1: Perkz’s debut for Cloud9 goes awry

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 2:52

by Andrew Amos


The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.

  • 100 Thieves, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Dignitas open up LCS Lock In with wins.
  • Perkz’s Cloud9 debut goes awry with 4/7/2 statline on Yone.
  • Golden Guardians vs CLG next at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups

As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.

Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.

The 10 teams will be split into groups of two, with the top four from each group making it to the single-elimination playoffs.

Group A Group B
TSM FlyQuest
100 Thieves Cloud9
CLG Dignitas
Golden Guardians Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid Immortals

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians vs CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 vs FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals vs Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG vs 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid vs 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG vs TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians vs Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm