Dec 08, 2013 162 2
In ranked games, especially Silver and Bronze players, there is an interesting phenomenon that some players think they can absolutely win
once getting some powerful champions, such as Kassadin, Evelynn and Riven. Some players ban these champs in ranked games but they totally don’t know why these champs should be banned. They do this just because other players do so.
Therefore, some champs look pretty omnipotent because of their great statistics. In fact, when you play these champions in person, you are pretty impossible to have a big failure.
After the S4 version was released, it’s true that Kassadin, Zed and Riven are currently the most powerful champions, but if you want to play Kassadin well, you should endure a hard developing period and in team fights, you need allies to help you deliver output. Zed has been nerfed. You can use Quicksilver Sash and purifying skills to resist the second attack from his ult. You can also use some controlling skills to limit his output. If you have no skilled play or good tactics, Riven will just become a burden for your allies. You will face the same situation using Evelynn to jungle.
Dec 07, 2013 699 6
You may know that Lulu is lively and active, and is accompanied by the spirit.
But you don’t know Lulu is actually timid and shy. Although she wants to make friends with others, she doesn’t know how to do it.
You may know that Jayce owns many weapons made by future technology, but you don’t know the efforts he has spent in making these weapons.
You may know that Twisted Fate is handsome and good at divination, but you don’t know that he is actually a love master, and had affairs with many female champions in League of Legends.
Dec 07, 2013 582 2
The first S4 pro match - the match between NJS and KTB on OGN has ended. Support champions used by KTB in the match performed well (Leona for one round and Taric for another) while NJS’s Sona seemed useless. Then which support champion can replace Annie when the latter is banned?
Above is the popularity on Challenger this week. As the only traditional support ranked top 20, Taric also played an important role in the aforementioned match.
Compared with the contemporarily traditional supports like Sona, Zyra and Nami, Annie has a steady control skill. The 625 attack range enables her to harass the enemy safely. What’s more, she also owns a considerable burst at level 6, and other champions lack the ability.
However, wise summoners indeed can find supports to replace her when she is banned. Taric is one of them since he has steady control ability, heal ability on line, and he can be used as the front line to receive damage after gaining certain economy. Thus he appears in advanced ranked games gradually. But Taric still needs an ADC with certain burst to cooperate with his control skill. Lucian and Varus are both good choices. Besides, Taric has limited ability on line and he can only give full play to his capacity if he roams and ganks with the jungler.
Dec 06, 2013 897 3
Several days ago, Riot designers answered the questions from League of Legends players regarding the new champion Yasuo on Reddit, and everal designers including Ryan "Morello" Scott joined the event. The topics mostly related to the development progress and background story of Yasuo. Here are the highlights:
The main inspiration for Yasuo was the classic Samurai movies where "people are killing each other, not because they want to, because they are obligated to".
The High Noon skin is inspired by "the classic spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Leone".
Even though Yasuo's prototype kit got everyone excited about making a samurai champion, none of it survives in the final champion.
Dec 06, 2013 588 2
Earlier, we reported that the former Royal Leader Tabe plans to build his own team after being banned by ACE. You can check out the news here. Many players have no idea about the reason why Tabe is banned. Here, we offer you the detailed explanation on this event.
You may still remember that in the S3 World Championship, Tabe made complaint about the Chinese eSport environment in public. He thought eSport players in China have low income and there are no guarantees for their life. In addition, he also said that there are lots of defects within Chinese eSport system. On November 28, a medium from China interviewed him through the phone. During this interview, he criticized the Chinese eSport environment again, directly pointing out that ACE ignores players’ profit.
Later, the Arbitration Commission belonging to ACE had a vote for this issue and the voting result was that Tabe should be banned from tournaments held by ACE. To be frank, it was not unreasonable for ACE to make this decision.
1. Criticized ACE in the S3 World Championship
Dec 06, 2013 328 2
Recently, Riot issued a statement that all LCS players are banned to play games like Dota2, StarCraft II, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft during the live. The ban list contains all competitive games except League of Legends. It also includes the biggest rival of League of Legends - Dota2. And all games of Blizzard have appeared on the ban list.
There’s no doubt that League of Legends is currently one of the most popular competitive games worldwide, and many pro League of Legends players were pro players for DOTA or StarCraft II. Increasingly people watch live stream since League of Legends is becoming more and more popular. Every day, about 500,000 players around the world watch the stream of League of Legends players. And it also becomes one of the topics among players as to what pro players are doing during stream.
The renowned pro player in North America – Doublelift once played StarCraft II during stream and Dyurs also played Hearthstone while waiting for ranked games. These events were hotly discussed among players. On one hand, Riot warned all LCS pro players and banned all games on the list. After all, Riot won’t advertise for other games for free by League of Legends stream. It won’t be taken advantage by the biggest rival of League of Legends - Dota2 and Blizzard.
Almost 4,000,000 audiences worldwide watched League of Legends S3 World Championship, and the efforts made by Riot to foster the development of e-sports are praised by e-sports players around the world. But now, we need to rethink whether Riot really wants to promote the development of other e-sports games except League of Legends. Maybe a fierce battle among e-sports games including LOL, DOTA2 and SC2 will begin.
Dec 05, 2013 1342 2
As the first S4 pro match, the OGN group stage draws lots of attention. The two teams attending the match is Najin Black Sword which lost to SKT T1 after five rounds on S3 World Championship, and KT Bullets - the winner of Asian Indoor Games League of Legends event.
We spot some features of pro tournaments in early S4 from this match:
1. Less vision than before, let alone total control of vision.
Korean teams were eager to control vision in tournaments which was obvious to tell from S3 World Championship, WCG 2013 Grand Finals and OGN. They would double or triple the wards which were used in tournaments in Western countries to control the vision. And they would use 1/3 or more Vision Wards. The changes on vision in S4 affect Korean teams more than Western teams.
Dec 05, 2013 760 2
Snowdown Showdown skin load screens in League of Legends debut in PBE update on December 4th. Most of them are old Winter skin load screens with newly-added limited edition border. Here is how they look now:
Dec 05, 2013 940 5
The new solo mode in LOL - First Blood which was available on PBE has been suspended due to some of the issues, but the excitement of summoners doesn’t go away.
The solo map for 1v1 and 2v2 on Allstar 2013 will come along since the Howling Abyss is under test now.
Let’s review the map:
Dec 05, 2013 526 1
Yasuo, the Unforgiven
Attack Speed per Level is now 3.2 (down from 4 compared to last PBE Patch)
Sweeping Blade [E]
Tooltip now specifies that "Each cast increases your next dash's base damage by 25%, up to 100%."