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When is the next League of Legends Clash tournament? Format, date, more

Published: 23/Mar/2020 5:35 Updated: 16/Sep/2020 9:04

by Andrew Amos

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Clash is here to stay in League of Legends, with the in-game tournament system a massive hit with players. Want to get in on the action yourself? We’ve got everything you need to know about signing up for the next bracket.

After years of testing and tinkering, Clash has finally arrived for good in League of Legends. The in-game tournament system pits players of equal skill together, and provides a more competitive environment than your standard ranked queue.

If you want to play Clash, but don’t know when the next bracket is, or how to sign-up, we’ve got everything you need to know so you can jump right into the action.

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Get your mates together and get ready for the next Clash tournament soon.

What is Clash?

Clash is an in-game tournament system for League, acting as a replacement for the old Ranked Fives queue. It allows for teams to organize themselves to participate in monthly tournaments against teams of a similar skill level.

There are eight teams in every Clash bracket, thrown together in a single-elimination style bracket. If you lose the first game though, you’ll have a chance at redemption in the consolation bracket, so it’s not all bad news.

You’ll be seeded against teams with a similar rank in your tier. There are four tiers in Clash ⁠— going from Tier IV as the lowest to Tier I at the top ⁠— based on your team’s average ranking and previous Clash performances.

How to sign-up for Clash in League of Legends

Before you can jump into the action, you need to make sure your League account is eligible. If you have hit level 30, have verified your League account by SMS, and currently have a rank in either Solo or Flex queue, you can play Clash.

From there, you just need to find four other friends, and add them to your team in the Clash bracket of the client. You will all need to pay an entry fee with tickets.

When the dues have been paid, you’ll have to wait for your bracket to unlock on the day before you can start playing. You’ll need to sign-up for every tournament individually, so if you want to play multiple times a weekend, be sure to sign-up twice.

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You’ll have the chance to name your team and design a logo for Clash.

When is the next Clash tournament in League of Legends?

Compete alongside the League players around in the Worlds Cup, starting October 10 at 7pm local time (depending on server location)!

Running alongside the World Championship in Shanghai, you too will be able to contest for glory, and maybe lift an (in-game) Summoner’s Cup of your own.

  • Day 1: August 8
  • Day 2: August 9
  • Day 3: September 5
  • Day 4: September 6

The next cup will be announced after the end of the Worlds Cup.

Worlds Cup for Clash

What rewards are on offer for Clash?

Winning in Clash gives you Victory Points, which go towards unlocking a banner on your League profile.

On top of that, your banner will also display in your chosen lane on the Rift every time you load in. The more times you win, the better your banner will look.

If you claim a bracket all for yourself, you’ll also take home a trophy. These trophies will display on your profile, as well as on the Rift for two weeks.

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The more games you win, the more decked out your banner becomes.

Regardless of result though, all players will receive a Clash Orb or Capsule, depending on whether they signed up with a regular ticket or a premium one.

More rewards are loaded into these depending on your result, with the premium capsule containing more goodies than the regular orb.

Skin shards, Clash logos, emotes, and more are jam-packed into each orb and capsule, however, so even if you bow out early, you’ll still get something.

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League of Legends patch 10.22 notes: Seraphine, K/DA skins, Samira nerfs

Published: 27/Oct/2020 6:57

by Isaac McIntyre

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Riot Games has now confirmed League of Legends Patch 10.22 will indeed be arriving on schedule, and we’ve got all the patch notes, balance changes, and more for LoL fans to dig through ahead of the new Oct. 28 update.

League champion 151, musical sorceress Seraphine, is set to finally arrive this patch, and she’s bringing a set of new K/DA “ALL OUT” skins with her too well; Ahri, Akali, Kai’Sa, and Evelynn will all be getting new K-pop variants this time around.

Annie is also under the microscope in patch 10.22, and will be handed a mini-rework, while new ADC terror Samira will be hit with new nerfs ⁠— here’s all the early details on League of Legends patch 10.22, starting with release times.

When is League of Legends Patch 10.22 coming?

The next League of Legends update is expected to be rolled out on Wednesday, October 28. It will begin in Oceania at 8am AEST (3pm Tuesday PT), and will be rolled out in all regions at 8am from there.

Players can expect a few hours of downtime. Matchmaking and access to the LoL servers will be disabled around three hours before the patch is deployed. This will be around 5am PT on Oct. 28 for US players, and 5am GMT for EU players.

K/DA is taking over in League of Legends patch 10.22.
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K/DA is taking over in patch 10.22.

League of Legends patch 10.22 early notes

Seraphine makes her League of Legends debut

League of Legends champion 151, Seraphine, will finally be arriving on Summoner’s Rift in patch 10.22, after months of teasers and even a virtual account being created on Twitter and social media to promote the Starry-Eyed Songstress.

Seraphine — who has copped some flack ahead of her release for being a little to close to old champion Sona — is a healing mage.

Instead of outright announcing Seraphine as a League of Legends champion, Riot has been cryptically dancing around the question.

In the September 24 Champion Roadmap, they announced that “when Piltover and Zaun’s new rising star finally hits the promenade, she might convert you into an instant mega-fan,” which all but confirmed her release.

Her passive allows her to build-up “notes” to deal more damage. Seraphine’s Q, High Note, is a simple damage spell, while Surround Sound (W), heals. Her stun is “Beat Drop,” which can be used with E. Her ultimate, Encore, is a combination of all three.

Get caught up on her builds, runes, and strategies in our Seraphine guide.

KDA All Out Seraphine Rising Star in League of Legends
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Seraphine will make her Summoner’s Rift debut in League of Legends patch 10.22.

Annie gets mini-rework in LoL patch 10.22

Annie, one of the original characters in League of Legends, is the headlining champion for Patch 10.22, outside Seraphine of course. The Dark Child is finally getting a mini-rework that Riot hopes will boost her support playstyle slightly.

The main change comes for her E ability, Molten Shield. The mana cost is spiking slightly for her defensive spell (40, up from 20), but the trade-off is she can now give the shield to one of her allies, similar to Morgana’s iconic Black Shield.

The new Molten Shield reflects magic damage (20/30/40/50/60) and grants 30-60% movement speed over a 1.5 seconds decay following the cast.

Annie has finally come under the microscope ahead of the Oct. 28 update.
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Annie has finally come under the microscope in LoL’s Oct. 28 update.

K/DA go “ALL OUT” with new patch 10.22 skins

The latest K/DA skin line, “ALL OUT,” is set to arrive in LoL Patch 10.22. All five members of K/DA ⁠— Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, Kai’Sa, and newcomer Seraphine — will be getting skins. Seraphine will be getting an Ultimate version of her skin.

Kai’Sa is also lucky enough to get her own special variant. The ADC champion will have a “Prestige” edition alongside her normal ALL OUT skin option.

All of the new ALL OUT skins will be available for at least 1350 RP next patch. Seraphine’s Ultimate skin will cost 3250 RP, while Kai’Sa’s K/DA Prestige skin will cost 2000 event tokens. All six skins are already being tested on the PBE.

Here’s the full League patch 10.22 notes, courtesy of S@20. The Oct. 28 patch notes will be updated with official changes when Riot Games releases them as OCE servers begin patching at 11am PT.

League of Legends Patch 10.22: all buffs & changes

Champions

Annie

  • E damage reduction ⇒ 40-240 (+40% ability power) shield for three seconds, mana cost 20 ⇒ 40. Shield can now be cast on self or ally within 800 range.

Ashe

  • W fires 9 ⇒ 7-11 arrows (by rank).

Brand

  • Passive explosion damage 12-16% (1.5% per 100 ability power) ⇒ 10-14% (2% per 100 ability power).
  • E [new] always spread to nearby enemies, spread range lowered from 375 ⇒ 300, blaze effect doubles spread range to 600.
  • R ultimate can now bounce to Brand.

Jinx

  • E traps deal full damage immediately instead of over 1.5 seconds.

Karthus

  • Q damage 50-130 ⇒ 45-125.

LeBlanc

  • E mana cost 70 ⇒ 50, base damage 40-120 ⇒ 50-130, delayed damage 70-230 ⇒ 80-240.

Lulu

  • Q damage 80-260 ⇒ 80-220.

Nasus

  • R bonus resists 15-55 ⇒ 40-70, no longer gains 1-3 resistance per second.

Samira

  • Base attack damage 59 ⇒ 57.
  • Base armor 28 ⇒ 26.

Xayah

  • Attack speed per level 3.3% ⇒ 3.9%.

Zed

  • E damage 70-170 ⇒ 70-150.