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This year’s Championship goodies can now be purchased in the store! Continue reading for previews of the skin, ward and icon:



From the NA LCS and EU LCS to the LPL and OGN, the 2014 season was defined by adrenaline-pumping teamfights, clutch backdoors and jaw-dropping pentakills. To commemorate every one of those moments, we’re releasing Championship Shyvana along with the 2014 Championship Ward and Icon from now through October 31.

  • Championship Shyvana – 975 RP
  • 2014 Championship Ward – 640 RP
  • 2014 Championship Icon – 1 IP

If you just can’t live without all three, snag them in the Championship Bundle for 2215 RP (1475 RP if you already own the champ) from now through October 31. In the bundle, Championship Shyvana remains at full price but you’ll receive Shyvana herself and the 2014 Championship Ward at a 25% discount.



Immortalize every epic moment of the 2014 Season!

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Below you’ll find previews of all the Championship content that’s going on sale:

 

Championship Ward – 640 RP


Championship Ward

 

Championship Summoner Icon – 1 IP


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Championship Shyvana – 975 RP

 

 

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Shyvana Model 1Shyvana R ModelShyvana Recall

For her recall, Championship Shyvana steps on a blue pedestal. Nothing new on her Dragon form recall.

 

Shyvana QShyvana Dragon Q

Twin Bite [ Q ]

 

Shyvana WShyvana Dragon W

Burnout [ W ]

 

Shyvana EShyvana Dragon E

Flame Breath [ E ]

 

Shyvana R

Dragon’s Descent [ R ]

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com

 

 

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Dunkmaster Darius has hit the store and is here to dunk your wallet:

 

 

An uneasy silence falls over the arena as Dunkmaster Darius steps onto the court. Since his debut, two teams have disbanded, seven referees have “mysteriously” disappeared, and three hundred fans have been treated for shock.

Darius strides to the top of the key. He vaults into the air, whipping the ball around his body and slamming it through the hoop. The backboard shatters, glass raining onto his shoulders as the crowd erupts.

Dunkmaster Darius doesn’t play the game, he is the game.

 

 

Commence the dunkstruction with Dunkmaster Darius, available now in the League of Legends store for 1820 RP.

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And here’s a preview of Dunkmaster Darius:

 

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Splash Art

 

Voice-over (video by SkinSpotlights):

 

 

Darius Model 1

Darius Recall

When recalling, Dunkmaster Darius performs… well, a dunk.

 

Darius Passive

Hemorrhage [ Passive ]

 

Darius Q

Decimate [ Q ]

 

Darius W

Crippling Strike [ W ]

 

Darius E

Apprehend [ E ] 

 

Darius R

Noxian Guillotine [ R ]

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com

 

 

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Riot will be updating the Refer-a-Friend system that rewards players who bring others to try League; here are the details:

 

Click here for a shorter version of the announcement.

 

The TL;DR for those of you who just want to get back into game: we’re making some changes to Refer-a-Friend in the upcoming weeks to combat abuses like botting and fraud.

We started RAF to reward players for their part in growing League. Refer-a-Friend has quite the history at this point, with multiple incarnations dating back to the original launch of the game, and it’s been a rewarding experience for lots of players.

However, despite the best intentions of almost everyone, a small group of people have severely abused the system, creating negative play experiences for others, particularly new players.

Any rewards program like RAF runs the risk of some participants trying to game the system, and ordinarily we might tolerate low levels of fringe misuse if it meant we were still doing right by the vast majority of players. However, RAF abuse was increasingly degrading the average players’ experience, forcing us to contemplate changes.

We’ll start with the symptoms of RAF abuse – things like account selling and botting (i.e. the use of scripts, programs, or other hacks to automate playing a game of League of Legends). The two are closely related in the case of RAF, as botting referrals enables account sellers to create accounts loaded with currency and skins.

In the past, RAF botting mostly took place in private custom games, where players’ experiences weren’t affected. However, as we said, we’ve recently seen bot usage swell in volume and spill into places like new player games and into game modes like Dominion. We’ll be taking action against an array of offenders with the goal of stemming this trend. Additionally, to most effectively combat this type of botting we have to widen our toolkit to include more than just reactive measures like bans.

Ultimately, the best way to attack RAF abuse is to address the underlying symptoms that make it attractive to abuse in the first place. Specifically, the key cause of most misuse is actually the nature of the program itself.

Basically, abusers could make a ton of RP and real money by conducting large-scale botting for the purpose of selling accounts. Worse still, the average player faces a dilemma where attractive rewards like Grey Warwick and Medieval Twitch are prohibitively difficult to obtain honestly.

Let’s talk numbers. We found that while only about 1.4% of RAF participants attempt to abuse the system, if we isolate accounts with 10 or more referrals the percentage jumps to 70%, and then skyrockets to 99% when you count only those with 100 or more referrals. Consider that Grey Warwick and Medieval Twitch currently require 25 and 50 referrals, respectively, and the issue is clear. We understand that the current RAF reward structure isn’t ideal for the average player, which is why the reactive efforts we mentioned earlier are focused specifically on dedicated and repeated offenders – no one’s going to be punished for referring a smurf or two.

We’re working on updates to the Refer-a-Friend program to simultaneously remove incentives for abuse and better serve most League players. One of the key issues here is that it’s difficult for a single program to fully meet the needs of both the average player who might refer a couple friends and a hypothetical YouTube personality who might refer thousands.

We found that the majority of League players refer between one and five friends, and we’ve designed the RAF update to reward you for bringing those friends into the game. With the new update, for every friend you refer who reaches level 10, you’ll earn 1000 IP. You can refer a total of five friends, and with three successful referrals, you’ll unlock the Grey Warwick skin. Recruit five friends and you’ll unlock Medieval Twitch.

There are no additional rewards to earn, and everyone who has participated in Refer-a-Friend in the past will be transferred to the new program with the same number of referrals as they currently have. For example, if you’ve already referred four friends, you’ll earn 4000 IP and Grey Warwick.

As you can see with the plans for the updated Refer-a-Friend, we’re still looking into separate ways of rewarding the highest-volume referrers that don’t compromise the experiences of everyone else.

Keep in mind that these changes are focused specifically on combating RAF misuse and its impact on the average player. Botting, account selling, and other forms of fraud have causes beyond RAF, and we continue to cast a wide net when it comes to investigating and fighting them.

We wanted to give to you a heads up on upcoming changes to RAF as well as give you some insight into the motivations behind what we’re doing. Please leave your comments or feedback below!

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com

 

 

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PBE 11/10:

 

[ 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

 

Ahri

 

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Blitzcrank

 

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Ezreal

 

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Janna

 

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Kayle

 

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Shen

 

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Talon

 

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Tristana

 

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Veigar

 

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Wukong

 

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Zilean

 

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Champion Changes

 

 

Janna Final Portrait

 

Zephyr New IconZephyr [ W ]

  • Cooldown decreased from 12 seconds at all ranks to 12/11/10/9/8 [ revert on the changes in this PBE update ]

 

 

Ryze Final Portrait

 

Arcane Mastery New IconArcane Mastery [ Passive ]

  • Ryze’s abilities now scale with mana (no numbers).

 

Arcane Mastery

 

Rune Prison New IconRune Prison [ W ]

  • Mana ratio reverted to live state

 

Spell Flux New IconSpell Flux [ E ]

  • Mana ratio reverted to live state

 

 

Zilean Final Portrait

 

Heightened Learning New IconHeightened Learning [ Passive ]

  • Passive reverted back to live state (grants 8% bonus experience to allies at global range)

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com

 

 

The following Champions will be free-to-play until October 22nd:

 

 

Draven Final Portrait

Karma Final Portrait

Lee Sin Final Portrait

Morgana Final Portrait

Rumble Final Portrait

Singed Final Portrait

Syndra Final Portrait

Varus Final Portrait

Vi Final Portrait

Xerath Final Portrait

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com

 

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The following Champions and Skins will be 50% off until October 17th:


Champions


Fiddlesticks Final Portrait

Jayce Final Portrait

Xerath Final Portrait

 

 

Arcade Sona – 675 RP


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Crimson Elite Riven – 260 RP


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Mafia Jinx – 487 RP


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If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com

 

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Hong Kong eSports, who has employed Toyz as a brand representative/streamer to champion eSports in Hong Kong, has formed a roster for their new LoL squad, Hong Kong eSports. In the past, they’ve done videos featuring him such as:

Which also features a cameo from both ex-TPA Stanley, and LoL personality Siv HD.

They previously owned Hong Kong attitude, HK’s first LoL eSports team. They released them late-August, and have since put together the team known as Hong Kong eSports to compete in the TW/HK side of the GPL. The roster is as follows:

ID Name Role
Taiwan Stanley Wang June-Tsan (王榮燦) Top
Taiwan DinTer Xue Hong-Wei (薛弘偉) Jungle
Hong Kong Toyz Kurtis Lau (劉偉健) Mid
Taiwan GoDJJ Wang Yong-Jie (王永傑) AD
Taiwan Awei Chang Jia-Wei (張家緯) Support
Taiwan Leaf Sub

 

As for a brief background on these players:

Stanley

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ex-TPA Stanley, Season 2 World Champion is making his return to competitive play after coaching Hong Kong Attitude. Famed for his Nidalee and Vladimir, Stanley during his time was known as an incredible innovator.

 

DinTer

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DinTer joined TPA after MiSTakE moved to TPS, but DinTer didn’t move to the jungle until Liliballz retired. That said, he didn’t have much success in the role, so who knows how good of a jungler he’ll be.

 

Toyz

The star of the Season 2 Taipei Assassins roster, Toyz gained fame for his Orianna play at the World Championship. He injured his wrist soon after, and chose that for his reason for retirement. He was originally supposed to come back and join the HK Attitude roster, however due to more wrist complications his return has been delayed until now. He was working with Fnatic for Worlds, however it was not enough for them to make it through to the Quarterfinals, although they did take a game off of Samsung Blue.

 

GodJJ

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GoDJJ was formerly the AD Carry for the Taipei Snipers, and while he did pretty well in his role TPS could never really break into the international tournaments due to always just falling short. He’s definitely going to be a fan favorite, seeing as he’s one of the most popular SEA streamers.

 

Awei

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Awei previously laned with GodJJ after MiSTakE retired, and developed some strong synergy with him. After they were both released from the ahq Snipers, acquired from Garena (who owns TPA), both of these bottom lane players have come to take the Hong Kong/Taiwanese by storm, joining interestingly enough all ex-TPA/TPS members.

 

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PBE 11/10:


[ 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.

[ Note ] The two Still Waters buffs on top and bot lane have been removed from the PBE. They’ll be brought back at a later point.


PBE Content from Patch 4.19 Cycle:

 


Victorious Morgana

 
You will get Victorious Morgana at the end of this Season if you’re Gold League or higher in Ranked on November 11th.


Morgana Model 1Morgana Recall

For her recall, Victorious Morgana smashes two orbs together to create a vacuum that siphons blue energy from her.

 

Morgana Q

Dark Binding [ Q ]

But in reality it’s quite bright.

 

Morgana Q Effect

Victorious Morgana’s binding traps enemies between blue ghosts that fly upwards.

 

Morgana W

Tormented Soil [ W ]

 

Morgana E

Black Shield [ E ]

The shield loses color as its duration runs out.

 

Morgana R

Soul Shackles [ R ]   

 


Surfer Singed Update


Surfer Singed now carries his surfboard with one arm, rather than the surfboard floating next to him.

 

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Champion Changes


 

Singed Final Portrait

 

Insanity Potion New IconInsanity Potion [ R ]

  • Bonus Ability Power, Movement Speed, Armor, Health Regen and Mana Regen granted from level 3 Insanity Potion increased from 65 to 80


[ Note ] Singed has been getting a few buffs recently. You can read more on them here.


 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com


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The two sister Samsung teams went against each other in a Best-of-5 to determine the first finalist for Worlds; here are the results:

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at @NoL_Chefo or e-mail me at nolchefo@gmail.com

 

Samsung White vs Samsung Blue: All Games

 

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

 

[ Casters ] Deficio, Rivington, Jatt

[ Analysts ] Phreak, Doublelift, Monte, Krepo, Quickshot

 

 

SSW vs SSB Game 1

 

 

SSW vs SSB Game 2

 

 

SSW vs SSB Game 3

 

Via LoL eSports:

Over the past several weeks, the world has paid witness to some of the finest League of Legends play in the game’s history — and the moments of brilliance have been startling. Who could forget OMG’s 71-minute slugfest with Season 1 Champs Fnatic, with the match turning on a single hit of the Nexus? Or Samsung White Imp’s Quarterfinals pentakill against North American powerhouse TSM, his second of the tournament? Now all roads lead to this one fateful day. Who will achieve League of Legends immortality? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2014 Worlds Final.

 

Who Will Be In The Finals?

Last year it was the teams now known as SK Telecom T1 K and Starhorn Royal Club, the year before Azubu (now CJ Entus) Frost and the Taipei Assassins. During the first World Championship it was Fnatic and Against All Authority, and now it’s time for the fourth League of Legends World Championship to find it’s victor.

As described by Riot Games:

The Final consists of one triumphant Best of 5 series between the two battle-hardened teams that emerge from the Semifinal. After running the international gauntlet, here are the contenders still left standing:

 

When Are The Finals?

On October 18th, at 1PM PDT Riot Games will be holding a Worlds Preview Show for the finals, to lay down all the information and predictions for the legendary upcoming match. The Analyst desk that has been running throughout the World Championship will be joined by other guests to lay down what they think about the Final set of matches. At 10:30PM PDT, the preview show will be rebroadcast and then coverage of the show for the finals can begin. Imagine Dragons will be there, performing “Warriors”

At approximately 11:45 PDT, the match will begin, and afterwards the analyst desk will be there to break it all down. In the morning, at 10:30AM the whole event will be rebroadcasted for those who miss it.

 

How do I Watch The Finals?

You can watch every Worlds Final match on lolesports.com, Twitch, Azubu, and Youtube, along with various other channels for other languages. If you find yourself in Korea and are interested in seeing the show live, tickets are still available. And in addition to the rebroadcasts of the live show, you can visit Riot’s spoiler-free VODs page for full videos of every game from Worlds 2014 as well as the rest of the 2014 season.

 

 

 

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