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When is the LEC and LCS back? Online scheduled released

Published: 17/Mar/2020 17:55

by Bill Cooney

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The LEC and LCS will both be getting back underway with matches played entirely online, after both leagues temporarily suspended their seasons due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Europe’s LEC and North America’s LCS are two of League of Legends most popular pro leagues, and both suspended play on Friday, March 13, after LCS matches were canceled minutes before the broadcast was set to begin.

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The decision to suspend play came after LCS personnel revealed that a member of their staff had come in contact with someone that had tested positive for the virus, but the good news is that both leagues will be resuming play within the next week.

The LEC announced they would be sticking to their regular Spring Split schedule, but teams would be playing the remainder of their matches remotely online starting Friday, March 20.

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LCS, on the other hand, had to switch a few things around schedule-wise but also announced that teams would be resuming play starting on Saturday, March 21.

The North American League will resume with its regularly scheduled matches starting in Week Eight, but they’ll be moving Monday games to be played on Saturday and Sunday as well.

League of Legends Championship Series updated Spring Schedule is as follows:

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  • Week 8: March 21-22
  • Week 9: March 28-29
  • Spring Playoff: April 4-19
  • Round 1: April 4-5
  • Round 1 Losers: April 7-8
  • Round 2: April 11-12
  • Finals: April 18-19

Fans were also warned that they “may see some changes or delays in the broadcast” as the league works to get used to the new, fully remote setup.

The Coronavirus situation the two top LoL leagues were facing was the same that most major sporting and esports events have had to contend with in recent weeks, but the good news for esports fans is that our competitions can and are being moved online.

LCS and LEC’s announcements came just a few days after the Overwatch League announced it would be shifting to an all-online format to replace all it’s March and April homestands, which were cancelled along with most other major gatherings in the last few weeks.

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TFT Patch 10.20b notes: Spirit nerf, Aphelios & Ashe nerfs, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:07

by Andrew Amos

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Ahead of the next update, Riot have slid in a little addendum to TFT Patch 10.20 with a “b-patch” hotfix. The devs are keeping a keen eye on Spirit, Aphelios, Ashe, and more, as they look to tone down the “overperformers” urgently.

While Riot seemingly did away with the b-patches during the latter stages of Galaxies, the mid-update changes are back. In TFT Fates, Riot will be keeping more of a keen eye during the week following a major update to potentially drop even more changes.

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They were happy after the set’s launch initially, but there have been a few overperformers in TFT Patch 10.20 Riot want to tone down ahead of the next update. They aren’t doing too much though, as they want the next patch to be a big one.

“[TFT Patch] 10.21 is shaping up to be a big patch, but these changes felt worth getting out a little earlier. B-Patches are limited to number changes, so bigger changes have to wait,” developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained after the October 7 update went live.

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Spirit 4 nerfed, Brawler-Ashe targeted

The major changes in TFT Patch 10.20b are to Spirit, Ashe, and Aphelios. The two champions, and the trait, have been the crux of many of the meta compositions.

Looking at Spirit, Riot has decided the Patch 10.20 changes weren’t enough originally. Spirit 4 is being nerfed by another 10% bonus attack speed, dropping from 80% of the mana cost to 70%. This should hopefully bring it more in line, although without Ahri nerfs being shipped, that remains to be seen.

Brawler-Ashe has been one of the most consistent compositions of the set so far. With Ashe being able to dish out huge amounts of damage with an in-built attack speed steroid, she’s risen to be one of the best units in the set. Riot will be toning that back though, reducing her ability’s attack speed at one and two-star.

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High Noon Ashe in League of Legends
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Brawler-Ashe is getting a notable nerf if you don’t manage to find three-star Ashe.

Aphelios carry is also another popular composition. Riot has deemed his ability to generate turrets a bit too efficient though, so he’s losing some of his starting mana so he can’t automatically start firing away.

Janna and Veigar are also being targeted in TFT Patch 10.20b. Janna’s total mana is going up from 50 to 60, while Veigar is losing damage on his Dark Blossom ability at all levels.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.20b changes below.

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Spirit Blossom Ahri in TFT Fates
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Spirit is getting nerfed again, but power carry Ahri remains untouched.

TFT Patch 10.20b notes

Champions

  • Aphelios starting Mana: 120 ⇒ 90
  • Janna max Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Ashe Hunter’s Focus Bonus Attack Speed: 50/75/300 ⇒ 45/65/300
  • Veigar Dark Blossom Damage: 500/650/1000 ⇒ 450/600/900

Traits

  • Spirit Attack Speed: 35/80 ⇒ 35/70