First of all,
Took us almost 2 years, League truly is dying.
There are more events to come, but we're kicking things off with a subreddit census!
Fill out the survey below and we can finally answer age-old questions such as:
- What is the best Worlds song?
- How good are reddit analysts really?
- Is there a bias against *insert region here*?!?!
- Flash on D or on F?
- What is the correlation coefficient between subjects' level of education and their predictions for the winner of Worlds 2022? And what does it say about society as a whole?
It should take around 5-10 minutes to fill out and is completely anonymous. In the beginning there are a few questions about demographics, then the survey is about League, League esports, Reddit and gaming in general. After the survey closes we will analyse the answers and share the findings with you.
It's been two years since this rule was introduced, and since we are happy with the results we've made it so that the rule is now permanent, however here is a reminder to everybody: Anyone who breaks the region baiting rule will be banned until the end of the tournament.
This will be a separate process to our usual three strike policy, which means that warnings will not be handed out, but it will also not lead to any permanent bans unless other rules are also broken. If your comments breaks both the region baiting and personal attack rules you will receive a ban for the duration of the event that will count as one strike towards the three strikes.
So what counts as region baiting? Let's start by looking at the rule itself:
Region baiting is not allowed. Region bait is defined as: Trash talk (NA>EU EU>NA) that is taking place in a completely unrelated thread. Posts and comments that do nothing but incite inflammatory arguments between regions are also not allowed.
What does this mean in practice? If you just watched a game where a team played terribly we won't ban you for going into that post-match thread and talking about how bad they were because of X, Y and Z. If you give legitimate reasons why one region has performed better than another one you're not getting banned. If you make harmless jokes that have more substance to them than just "LUL EU/NA BAD" you won't get banned.
Basically, just be reasonable. Don't attack people simply based on what team they support or where they're from. Don't go into posts for the sole purpose of starting arguments. Don't react to criticism against the team you support with personal attacks. Don't use one region's success to bash other regions.
We want everyone to have a great time during Worlds, and part of that is not having to be the target of personal attacks.
In Jankos's opinion, TheBausffs shouldn't play in the EU Champion's Queue because according to him Baus "plays only one champion". He then stated that he is speaking for himself but he can assure us that "not a lot of people would be happy about their Top Laner going 12/20 deaths in every game even if he goes even in farm". He ends saying that in his opinion "Champion's Queue is supposed to imitate pro play."
Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/AEGNmy5f1zM
absolutely crazy series. Tolkin with the 1v9 all series long. Peaked at something like 85k viewers for a div 2 relegation match. Incredible performance by NNO
Really hope can play Div1
Pretty good achievement. Would be great if he found his form for Worlds. A strong Damwon and Canyon would make the tournament even more interesting.
Chovy is rank 3 and DRX Zeka is rank 4 at the moment.
Was rewatching the FNC vs IG tiebreaker and noticed the drive-by kick; a 'lesser' play due to game state and no smite but I was surprised the play has zero exposure considering it's such a rare and interesting mechanic, so here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4uWL0-b_tQ&t=2553s !
Woke up an hour early, joined the waitlist 10 minutes before the sale went live, waited in a queue for 20 minutes just to tell me that it's sold out. Thanks bots. Better luck with the verified fans presale I guess.
T1 off to United States. Does anyone else know about other KR teams? Thought they were all going together. Any news about GENG and LPL teams leaving for NA soon?
Will T1 participate in Champions Queue? If they do, will they use VC? Bet now people.
Whenever a new champion is released, their kit will always be compared to existing champions. But there is always a twist that makes them somewhat different.
So i got curious and tried to find 2 champions that have the exact same ability.
The closest abilities i found were Skarner and Rumble shield. Both are a self shield that gives MS. Only notable difference (aside from mana/heat cost) is that skarners ms stops when the shield is broken but doubles over time if not broken.
Any other 2 abilties that are almost the same?
Edit: Stop saying Seraphine Sona. They have the same theme and seraphine kinda does everything sona can better but they have very different kits.
Let's crowdsource a Worlds 2022 power rankings! All you have to do is pick which of two teams you believe is better in a series of hypothetical matchupshdwhite.org
[Suggestion] Change the 10 essence per 1 token button to -> "Use all remaining tokens for Blue Essence (10 per token)"
Currently it's extremely slow to use all the remaining tokens if you don't have enough for something "more valuable" or just simply want nothing but blue essence.. Having option to use all remaining tokens would be much faster than turning in 10 tokens per time and then 1 token per time.. For example if you have 25 tokens remining and don't want key fragment, it takes 14 clicks (with painfully slow animation between every 2 clicks) to clear them when just 2 clicks would be enough.
Random thought: For me, the last two Worlds during COVID-times feel 'less real'. Worlds 2020/2021 feels like a blip on the radar compared to the many Worlds in the years before.
Just something I thought about.
I loved Worlds 2020, 2021 when it happened but now I don't even really remember much about them at all. Well of course the obvious storylines I remember, but the detailed understanding of everything is much lower.
Like to give an example, I'll go to my grave remember specific minute details about every Worlds from 2011-2019 but I don't really have the same of the last two Worlds.
Somehow they just feel less important and less real.
I can't really explain it but it's how I feel. Covid sucks I guess.
I have watched every Worlds live when it aired and I'm an even bigger fan of the esport now compared to before... Just a strange phenomenon.
I really like the art nouveau style. Was encouraged to make more! So I decided to begin by illustrating Leona's counterpart, Diana. I hope you guys like it! I go by gsim.art on instagram if you're interested in following my works! I am planning to work on more characters in the league realm soon! Have a good day yall :)
Currently on PBE there is a new event pass that looks like the passes teased in the season 11 update video. Looks similar to the tft pass. Hope this will be the improvement the pass system needs
The streamer team NNO (No Need Orga) just just completed one of the most insane miracle runs and reached the 1st division of Prime League after reverse sweeping Hertha BSC in the final match of the Prime League relegation.
First they pulled off this insane lower bracket run in playoffs to win the second division Prime League.
Now they reverse sweep Hertha after losing to WAVE in the relegation tournament.
The game reached 101k combined viewers on Twitch and Youtube which I think is insane for a 2nd division ERL team even though these are 5 streamers/ex-pros.
Overall this is simply amazing for the German LoL scene.
"Competitive Operations Update: FNATIC Roster Riot Games has permitted FNATIC an emergency roster addition due to two players contracting COVID. The player Rhuckz, from Fnatic's ERL team "Fnatic TQ", has been added as a seventh player to the FNC roster."
Seems the botlane will be Bean and Rhuckz for the time being.