The fact that Riot is balancing champions solely in Nexus Blitz is a slap in the face to all ARAM players.
For the longest time I figured Riot didn't want to specifically nerf/buff champions in ARAM simply to keep continuity with Summoner's Rift. It made sense to me. It seemed like they wanted to keep champs the same between the two game modes as to avoid confusion i.e. my champ does x amount of damage in SR, why is it doing y amount of damage in ARAM?
Yet Nexus Blitz gets specific champion balancing after only its second iteration of being on live.
It may seem like a minor complaint, but its honestly really upsetting. I love playing ARAMs, but some champions are so absurdly broken in them that it makes the game feel like death. Ziggs and Sona both have over a 70% win rate. There are 11 other champions with over a 60% win rate.
A large amount of the time, the game is simply decided by which team has the most broken champion. Sure, you can use your rerolls to try and remedy this, but if you own most of the champions then your odds of getting something stupidly OP are relatively slim. Plus, it's not even that fun to play something so broken. A lot of it is just poking and poking and poking.
ARAM only accounts exist for this reason. They just buy most of the ridiculously OP champs and practically never have to deal with the misery of getting Vi into 3 poke mages, a Marksman, and a tank.
I hate that probably 70 percent of the ARAMs I play are practically out of my hands. I get it, it's "All Random", so there's obviously going to be an element of RNG, but when there are champs that boast 70% winrates and nothing is done about it for years, its beyond frustrating.
It seems like Riot is being a bit inconsistent here. If it's okay to nerf/buff champions differently across different gamemodes (which it seems like it is, since Nexus Blitz got special treatment), then for the love of god nerf some of the cancerous shit in ARAMs, or at least buff some of the dogshit champs that have less than 40% winrates.
Source: guy with over 3,000 ARAMs played.
Scott Gelb, Riot Games’ COO, whom current and former employees allege participated in “ball-tapping” (flicking or slapping testicles), farting on employees or humping them for comedic effect.
TIL Riot Games is actually just a middle school locker room.
Alright, so maybe I work in a semi normal environment, but in what world does a Chief Operating Officer walk around the office slapping people's balls, or humping people?
I think of my COO and she's a prim and proper professional. Dresses strict Corporate, pretty much the face of the business - And Riot's COO is basically a human monkey?
farting and humping on employees. if this wasnt an actual kotaku article, i'd have thought u/Papaya_Dreaming was back at it again
States that "one of" his punishments is being released publicly due to him being a senior role and that rioters would notice he was missing but then immediately says that many of the rumors were false...but also that the conduct of what he did do was not acceptable.
Annnnd then “Scott could have avoided owning his past and his consequences. He could have left Riot. Scott chose ownership and redemption. I will root for him, will support him through this journey, and will leverage him as a great leader when he returns next year. I hope you will join me.”
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Obviously a very difficult topic to discuss, but lots of information revealed I couldn't even have guessed at.
It's hard to understand him saying people with mental illnesses should man up and stop being a little bitch, then going into the reddit comments and doubling down on it, and then him going on stream and holding back tears while talking about depression. Pretty contradictory. Hopefully he learns from that contradiction and can move forward to get another coaching job. The Saint in this interview doesn't seem like someone that would have said what he did.
9 minutes in and it's pretty obvious Saint deserved this video. I hope this whole situation doesn't prevent Saint from getting into other teams in the future.
People make the mistake of not understanding how saint reacted is the most typical way survivors do. They found a way out, and they just assume that’s the path everyone should follow. Now everyone is treating him like shit, and although yes he did something stupid, you forget he’s also a survivor. He’s been a victim of depression too. And this behavior is in many ways a consequence of that. Now you say that he can’t coach again? I mean damn. Whatever happened to receiving the consequences and then trying to come back on the other side? You’re basically punishing him for a scar he received from his depression- saying that it doesn’t matter if he ever gets better. That if he ever gets a healthier mindset about the disease (and make no mistake- his toxic opinion about depression was a consequence of his own depression), he can’t work as a coach anymore? It’s like everything is written in stone. You’re condemning him to an image of before, when he was still tainted by the traces of his own depression. In a way, you’re still reducing him to that. You don’t understand that even after you’ve “defeated” depression, well, it never really goes away. It’s always in the back of your mind. And that’s what happened to saint in a way...
Edit: corrected some minor spelling and missing words. And thanks for the gold.
"From NA LCS to LCS." The 2019 LCS airs Jan. 26, 2019.
From NA LCS to LCS:
The 2019 #LCS Spring Split begins on January 26, 2018!
TL;DR: The LCS dropped the NA prefix and removed the "North America" banner from its insignia. And like stated, the LCS returns January 26, 2019.
Not only they get to keep the brand, they also get to drop the stigma.
Yeah, I'd want to get NA out of my name too.
LEC DEEZ NUTS LUL
Pretty expected. As a side note, it would be interesting if the LCS positions itself as a more global league. Imports will not slow down to NA LCS, in fact they are likely to speed up. 100 Thieves, TSM, and Liquid already have 3 imports. Plus, players are now able to cheat the 4 year wait by obtaining green cards.
I can't belive my boy Cyanide wasn't even in contestion for the most funny player.
LET IT BE KNOWN I WAS OG SILVER HAIR
I never thought I'd watch a video with Trevor having more hair game than Frosk. I dont know how to feel about this.
Watched about 10 minutes and still don't know what this whole spiderman thing is about.
Origen, G2, Splyce and a 4th team entering with academy teams into the Spanish league
For the ones who know spanish: https://twitter.com/Esportmaniacos/status/1073228042112245761
Antonio es lo mejor que nos ha pasado
For those who don't know Th3Antonio, he is a Spanish proplayer and streamer for Giants.
Dhokla styles on Bjergsen
damn this guy is nuts : https://clips.twitch.tv/FancyCharmingBunnyRlyTho
[All] TSM Bjergsen (Cassiopeia): last place
[All] TSM Bjergsen (Cassiopeia): lcs
Bjergsen looks like a totally different person.
Bjergsen growing a beard makes me remember that he's been playing in the LCS for 6 years despite looking permanently 20
wow i didnt know eminem was high elo
Kelsey Moser joins 100 Thieves as Academy Director & Head Coach
"Welcome @karonmoser as our League of Legends Academy Director & Head Coach! Kelsey joins us with 5 years of experience as a professional LoL analyst and journalist. We’re confident she’s one of the most knowledgeable leaders in the field to develop our rising NA talent."
Wait, this is actually huge news. Congrats /u/karonmoser!
Sad we won't see much of her, not because she's not writing but because Academy is kind of ignored, but that's cool.
lets be real ,there is nothing she could have done to fix that dumpster fire of a team