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Piglet Joins Curse

With yet another addition of LoL Roster Changes News, Curse has announced that they’ll be bringing in Season 3 World Champion, GwangJin ‘Piglet’ Chae. He’ll be filling the role left open after the organization decided to move David ‘Cop’ Roberson to their sister team, Curse Academy. Piglet is known as one of Korea’s top AD Carries, however has fallen out of the limelight since SKT T1 K’s fall from glory at the top of the World. It appears after being hit hard by not qualifying for the 2014 World Championship, he needed to decide what to do, and it seems Curse is the place where he found home. This is what he had to say about joining Curse:

“I thank Team Curse for giving me an awesome chance to play as a pro again,” said Piglet. “If I reach Worlds next year, I would be a member of Team Curse. I’ll play my best so Team Curse can become the world champions of Season 5.”

Along with that statement, he also had an interview with Curse available here. He will be joining veteran support player Alex ‘Xpecial’ Chu, often praised for his mechanical capability.

 

Krepo Leaves EG

Famed community personality, OGN finalist, Season 2 World Championship Semi-finalist, Mitch ‘Krepo’ Voorspoels has parted ways with his longtime organization. The former CLG.EU roster joined EG in late 2012, and split when Froggen and Wickd went to Alliance and the other three players moved to North America. While he’s known for strong analysis and casting ability, and is a huge personality within the community, he’s stated that he intends to continue playing. An excerpt from his recent Reddit comment states:

“Playing is still my main focus/option, it’s where my passion lies and it will always be there. I’ll be trying hard to find an option that suits me careerwise as a player.”

 

While there’s no rumors on where he may go, there are likely some teams that would be interested in a veteran leader.

 

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[ Note ] I’m currently travelling, so news will be slow and unformatted for a few days.

 

PBE 25/10:

 

[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.


PBE Content from Patch 4.19 Cycle:

 

 

Preseason Changes


The Preseason changes have returned on the PBE. Here’s the list of new tweaks:


Dragon Slayer [ Dragon Buff ]


[ Note ] On the PBE, Dragon grants a stacking buff instead of team gold. Each Dragon killed increases the stack value of the buff by 1.


New Stack Effects:

  • (1 Stack) Wurmheal: +5 Health/Mana Regeneration per 5 Seconds
  • (2 Stacks) Wyrmhide: +10% Total Armor and Magic Resist
  • (3 Stacks) Wyrmflight: +5% Movement Speed
  • (4 Stacks) Wyrmclaw: +10% Armor and Magic Penetration
  • (5 Stacks) Aspect of the Dragon: Triples all other bonuses and grants Wyrmfire: damaging enemies burns them for 50 true damage per second for 5 seconds. Lasts 180 seconds. Slaying Dragon again renews the effect.


Krug Smite bonus


[ Note ] Smiting the Krug camp (Golem camp) on the PBE used to grant bonus damage to the last basic attack that would kill a unit. This has been changed.


  • Your first attack and every 5th attack after stuns monsters and minions. Attacking a tower inflicts 95 bonus true damage and consumes the Gift of the Heavy Hands.



Hunter Machete Enchantments


[ Note ] These enchant the Hunter’s Machete upgrades that were added in the Preseason PBE patch. They require Smite to be purchased.

 

Enchantment – Juggernaut

  • Health granted increased from 450 to 500
  • No longer grants 10% Cooldown Reduction and 5% Movement Speed
  • Now grants 25 Armor and Tenacity (33% shorter effect of CC)


Enchantment – Magus

  • Ability power increased from 80 to 90
  • Now grants 10 flat Magic Penetration


Enchantment – Warrior

  • Attack Damage granted increased from 45 to 60
  • Lifesteal granted increased from 8% to 10%


Enchantment : Devourer (renamed from “Stalker”)

  • Attack Speed granted increased from 40% to 50%
  • No longer grants 10% Cooldown reduction
  • Now deals 40 magic damage per-hit to Champions, monsters and minions
  • Passive removed: “Basic attacks grant +6% Attack Speed for 8 seconds ( stacks up to 4 times ) and deal 24 bonus magic damage”
  • New Passive: “Killing large monsters increases the magic damage of this item by 1, Champion kills and assist – by 2.”

 

 

Ahri’s New Splash Reverted


Ahri’s new splash art has been removed from the PBE.

 

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Champion Changes


 


Janna


Zephyr [ W ]

  • Cooldown increased from 12/11/10/9/8 seconds to 12 at all ranks



Lucian


Ardent Blaze [ W ]

  • Flat movement speed bonus increased from 40 at all ranks to 40/45/50/55/60
  • No longer scales with AD (+0.3 bonus AD ratio on live)


The Culling [ R ]

  • Cooldown increased from 100/75/50 seconds to 110/100/90
  • Damage-per-shot increased from 40/50/60 to 45/55/65



Quinn


  • Auto Attack range increased from 525 to 550
  • Base Movement Speed decreased from 335 to 330

 

 


Item Changes


Athene’s Unholy Grail

  • Now restores 1.5% of maximum mana per 5 seconds, changed from 1% mana regen per 1% of maximum mana missing
  • Identical change to Chalice of Harmony‘s passive


Chain Vest

  • Recipe changed to Cloth Armor + 450 Gold (Cloth Armor x2 + 200 Gold) on live. Cost reduced from 800 Gold to 750


Doran’s Shield

  •  Now additionally blocks 8 damage from Champion spells (still blocks 8 damage from basic Champion attacks)


Seeker’s Armguard

  • Recipe changed to Cloth Armor + Amplifying Tome + 475 Gold (2xCloth Armor + Amplifying Tome + 125 Gold)

 


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Harrowing 2014 Banner

This year’s Harrowing is finally here! The promo page reveals a new trailer, a huge sale and a new featured game mode – Hexakill Twisted Treeline.

 

 

The Harrowing Promo banner

 

The announcement comes with a new trailer from Riot, titled Tales of the Black Mist: The Harrowing.

 

 

And here is the breakdown of the new content and sales:

 

 

The Haunted Hoard Harrowing sale


 

 

Wizardcrab New PortraitHiding amongst the specters haunting the Black Mist are surprises both new and newly returned from Harrowing past. From October 24 to November 4, a host of deals and offers will be up for reaping:

[ Link to Post ]

 

 

Flash deals

 

In an unprecedented phantasmic phenomenon, a group of skins’ regular prices are reduced for six hours before resetting in favor of a new slate of skins. Early research into ectoplasmic evidence has yet to uncover a way to predict which skins will go on sale–or even the discount rate. All we know for sure is that skins go on sale for six hours at a time and then it happens all over again. Happily, you can check the “On Sale” box in the skins tab of the Store to see what skins are on tap.

Disclaimer: Riot won’t be held responsible for the actions of ghosts so we aren’t offering retroactive refunds for these sales.


New skins and icons

 

Traverse the abyss with Underworld Wukong for 1350 RP (on sale for 975 RP through October 28th).

Enslave the shadows with Ravenborn LeBlanc for 975 RP.

Pledge your soul to the Shadow Isles with the Crest for 1500 IP during the Harrowing, or 250 RP any time afterward.


Bundles

 

 

Harrowing 2010 Bundle – 20% off at 4316 RP (7004 RP if you need the champions)

 

Skins included:

  • Lollipoppy
  • Pumpkinhead Fiddlesticks
  • Nosferatu Vladimir
  • Mundo Mundo
  • Kitty Cat Katarina
  • Zombie Ryze

Champions included:

  • Poppy
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Vladimir
  • Dr. Mundo
  • Katarina
  • Ryze

 

Harrowing 2011 Bundle – 20% off at 2392 RP (4568 RP if you need the champions)

 

Skins included:

  • Bewitching Nidalee
  • Definitely Not Blitzcrank
  • FrankenTibbers Annie
  • Haunting Nocturne

Champions included:

  • Nidalee
  • Blitzcrank
  • Annie
  • Nocturne

 

Harrowing 2012 Bundle – 20% off at 3900 RP (6840 RP if you need the champions)

 

Skins included:

  • Haunted Maokai
  • Headless Hecarim
  • Headmistress Fiora
  • Pirate Ryze
  • Underworld Twisted Fate

Champions included:

  • Maokai
  • Hecarim
  • Fiora
  • Ryze
  • Twisted Fate

 

Harrowing 2013 Bundle – 20% off at 1860 RP (3420 RP if you need the champions)

 

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Skins included:

  • Haunted Zyra
  • Officer Vi

Champions included:

  • Zyra
  • Vi

 

Harrowing Ward Bundle – 20% off at 2560 RP (2560 RP if you need the champions)

  • Bat-o-lantern Ward
  • Haunting Ward
  • Widow Ward
  • Deadfall Ward
  • Tomb Angel Ward

 

Legacy Skins

 

  • Definitely Not Blitzcrank: 520 RP
  • Haunting Nocturne: 520 RP
  • Pumpkinhead Fiddlesticks: 520 RP
  • Bewitching Nidalee: 975 RP
  • FrankenTibbers Annie: 975 RP
  • Haunted Maokai: 975 RP
  • Headless Hecarim: 975 RP
  • Headmistress Fiora: 975 RP
  • Kitty Cat Katarina: 975 RP
  • Lollipoppy: 975 RP
  • Mundo Mundo: 975 RP
  • Nosferatu Vladimir: 975 RP
  • Pirate Ryze: 975 RP
  • Underworld Twisted Fate: 975 RP
  • Zombie Ryze: 975 RP
  • Zombie Brand: 1820 RP

 

Bewitching Nidalee – 975 RP


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Definitely Not Blitzcrank – 520 RP


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FrankenTibbers Annie – 975 RP


Katarina_4

 

Haunted Maokai – 975 RP


 

Haunting Nocturne – 520 RP


 

Headless Hecarim – 975 RP


 

Headmistress Fiora – 975 RP


Katarina_4

 

Kitty Cat Katarina – 975 RP


Katarina_4

 

Lolipoppy – 975 RP


Katarina_4

 

Mundo Mundo – 975 RP


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Nosferatu Vladimir – 975 RP


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Pirate Ryze – 975 RP


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Pumpkinhead Fiddlesticks – 520 RP


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Underworld Twisted Fate – 975 RP


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Zombie Brand – 1820 RP


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Zombie Ryze – 975 RP


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Legacy Ward Skins

  • Bat-o-lantern Ward: 640 RP
  • Deadfall Ward: 640 RP
  • Haunting Ward: 640 RP
  • Tomb Angel Ward: 640 RP
  • Widow Ward: 640 RP

 

Mystery Gifting

 

The Mystery Gift swirls with every skin of Harrowing’s past and present! Better yet, Harrowing content bursts out of the chest at a 2x rate!

 

 

New Summoner Icons

 

Three new Summoner Icons will be available for the duration of the event. One you can purchase in the store and the other two can be earned by partaking in the new featured mode – Hexakill on Twisted Treeline.

 

Shadow Isles Crest Icon

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“Pledge your soul to the Shadow Isles for 1500 ip during the Harrowing or 250 RP any time afterward.”

 

 

Mark of the Betrayer Icon

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“Win three games of Hexakill: Twisted Treeline”

 

 

Harrowed Puppet Icon

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“Give a gift of any kind to a friend before the Harrowing ends”

 

 

 

Ravenborn LeBlanc

 

From the official announcement:

 

Cloaked in ebon feathers, a figure glides through the black mist, ghostly tendrils recoiling before every step. The raven atop her staff quavers. A shriek pierces through the vapor, halting Ravenborn LeBlanc. Her dark lips break into a malicious grin. The Black Mist looms.

Enslave the shadows with Ravenborn LeBlanc, available now in the League of Legends store for 975 RP.

 

 

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Ravenborn LeBlanc Model

Ravenborn LeBlanc Recall

For her recall, the raven on LeBlanc’s staff comes to life and lands on her arm. She then dissipates in a puff of teal smoke.

 

Ravenborn LeBlanc Basic Attack

Basic Attack

 

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Sigil of Malice [ Q ]

 

Distortion

Distortion [ W ]

 

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Ethereal Chains [ E ]

 

 

Underworld Wukong

 

From the official announcement:

 

The black mist grasps at Underworld Wukong, clinging to his staff as he explores the Shadow Isles. A circlet holds back his mane of wild hair to reveal gleaming emerald eyes. His bladed tail swats away a particularly annoying tendril of vapor as Wukong chuckles softly to himself. He twirls his staff and prances further into the darkness.

Traverse the abyss with Underworld Wukong, available now in the League of Legends store for 1350 RP (on sale for 975 RP through October 28).

 

 

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For his recall, Underworld Wukong spins his staff around and ghosts come off it.

 

Wukong Q

Crushing Blow [ Q ]

 

Wukong W 1 Wukong W 2

Decoy [ W ] 

 

Wukong E

Nimbus Strike [ E ]

 

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Cyclone [ R ]

 

 

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PBE 23/10:


[ Reminder ] The PBE is a testing ground for changes. What you see here may not reflect what you see in Patch Notes. Remember that developers want your feedback so if you disagree with a change, you can always submit your thoughts on the PBE Community Forums.

 

PBE Content from Patch 4.19 Cycle:

 

 

New Splash Arts

 

Graves

 

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Graves_0 (1) Graves_Square_0

 

 

Gragas

 

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Gragas_0 Gragas_Square_0

 

 

New Summoner Icons

 

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Singed Updated Ability Icons

 

From left to right: Passive, Q, W, E and R.

 

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Champion Changes
 

Ryze Final Portrait

 

Overload New IconOverload [ Q ] 

Base damage decreased from 60/85/110/135/160 to 40/60/80/100/120
 

 

Zilean Final Portrait


Heightened Learning New IconHeightened Learning [ Passive ]

Now grants 8% bonus to experience in an area, changed from global (same range as Janna’s passive)

 

 

Kayle also got her new in-game portrait updated:

 

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New

 

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If you want to check out the new splash arts on the PBE, click here.

 
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Champion Skin Sale October 27 Banner

The following Champions and Skins will be 50% off until October 27th:

 


Champions


Draven Final Portrait Fizz Final Portrait LeBlanc Final Portrait


 

Panda Satan – 487 RP


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Temple Jax – 375 RP


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Totemic Maokai – 260 RP

 
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Dignitas Players Out

Zion Free Agent

ZionSpartan has announced that he’s become a free agent, not resigning with Dignitas in a recent Tweet:

Interesting to note that he considers himself capable of playing any of the three non-bottom lane roles, seeing as he’s been a top laner with a definitive Flame-esq style his whole career. This comes after news that he was allegedly almost poached by CLG. Right now there would be numerous options for him to go to, namely CLG if they choose to move or replace Seraph, or EG should they decide Innox won’t be good enough for them.

 

Imaqtpie Retires (For Now)

In a statement from Team-Dignitas, long-time AD Carry player Imaqtpie has decided to step down. He cites lack of drive for competitive play, and rather him having the drive to play for fun is why he’s decided to step down. He stated that when scarra chose to leave the team, he had to rethink why he plays competitively. The original Rock Solid roster that was picked up by Dignitas, consisting of names like Imaqtpie, scarra and LCS Caster Jatt is what he’s described in the past as a “rag-tag team”, and that’s the way he’s always seen teammates. They’re his friends, and he enjoys playing because it’s fun. As such, Imaqtpie will look to become a full-time streamer for the foreseeable future.

The Dignitas team on the other hand, need to look for a Top Laner and an AD Carry.

Snoopeh is a Free Agent

After officially leaving the Evil Geniuses organization and relinquishing his substitute position, Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis has stated he is now a free agent with this Facebook post:

We don’t currently have the details on the situation, however that would indicate he wants to return to pro play after stepping down for Helios in the Spring Split of 2014.

 

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Worlds Bundle Banner

Samsung White’s World winners bundle can be yours for 4220 RP. Scroll down to see its contents:



World Championship Bundle

World Championship Bundle 2

 


Champions


Corki Final Portrait

Janna Final Portrait

Kassadin Final Portrait

Orianna Final Portrait

Rengar Final Portrait


 

Bladecraft Orianna


Orianna_BladecraftSkin


 

Frost Queen Janna


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Hot Rod Corki


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Harbinger Kassadin


Kassadin_HarbingerSkin

 

 

Night Hunter Rengar


Rengar_NightHunterSkin


 


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Free Champion Rotation Week 40 S4 Banner

The following Champions will be free-to-play until October 28th:

 


Champions


Braum Final Portrait

Corki Final Portrait

Lux Final Portrait

Malphite Final Portrait

Maokai Final Portrait

Orianna Final Portrait

Sivir Final Portrait

Udyr Final Portrait

Vladimir Final Portrait

Zed Final Portrait

 

 

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Champion Skin Sale 24 October

The following Champions and Skins will be 50% off until October 24th:


Champions


Elise Final Portrait

Malphite Final Portrait

Trundle Final Portrait


Full Metal Rammus – 487 RP


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Heartseeker Vayne – 487 RP


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Renegade Talon – 260 RP


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After being tested in multiple grueling series, Samsung White has emerged as the victor over Starhorn Royal Club. The Best of 5 went to four games, even when many expected a one-sided stomp for the Korean team. SHRC, and Uzi namely had his second chance at the World Title, and even when he fell to the Koreans once again he proved himself as the one of the best AD Carry players in the World.

 

Too Lazy ; Didn’t Watch

This series started out with two decisive wins for the Korean team, and many thought that Game 3 would be the end of Royal Club’s run, once again. They came up huge in Game 3, taking their chaotic fights and creating a lead that White failed to surmount, even though they took back many fights in their favor. While Game 3 shocked the World, no one expected White to give up another game. Even though SHRC started off with two simultaneous early kills, White did what they needed to and closed out the series.

 

Gaps Closing?

Only two teams throughout the tournament took individual games off of Samsung White, those being Team Solomid and Starhorn Royal Club. Neither team was Korean, with White taking down their sister team Blue in a clean 3-0. With NaJin White Shield even falling in the Quarterfinal, some would argue due to more Globalization throughout the 2014 Season has caused this. OMG dismantling White Shield during the Quarterfinals plants a seed of doubt within those that believed the Koreans were by far the strongest at the World Championship. The Koreans are still definitively the best, however other regions are doing everything they can in order to push forward, but their efforts will likely be thwarted until they manage to put together teams with both World-Class individual players and teamplay.

Others would argue that Samsung Blue may have been the second best team at the World Championship, which would solidify Korean dominance. While I do believe that Korea has the best teams overall and the best infrastructure, with more Korean players moving out, bringing their experience regarding how Korean Coaches run teams, that could continue to close the gap. We’ve seen this with TSM, who after bringing in Locodoco, who has personally played under NaJin coaches was able to bring TSM to the top of North America.

 

Lastly, Skins!

In an Inven article, Samsung White players stated which skins they’d like for their team skins. Note, that last year Faker wanted an Ahri skin, but due to Popstar Ahri’s release incoming, SKT Zed was chosen.

  • Looper (Top): Singed or Kassadin
  • DanDy (Jungle): Rengar
  • PawN (Mid): Talon, surprising that it’s not Jayce
  • Imp (ADC): Twitch
  • Mata (Support): Thresh, however he did prepare support Zed for the finals. This from the man who brought support Lee Sin to OGN, and stated support Gnar had potential to be good.

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