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[ Note ] You can find previews of the new summoner icons and ice/fire ward skins HERE.

 

 

Pick your side Fire vs Ice

BY RIOT SHANTZILLA

As we head into the offseason, it’s time to celebrate our pro players at the 2015 All-Star Event (ASE). A showcase packed with displays of mastery, new game modes, regional brawls, player voted team comps, and a dash of hijinks for good measure.

The pinnacle of the ASE 2015 is the superteam showdown of Team Fire vs. Team Ice. Check out our lineup of 2015 All-Star goodies inspired by an epic elemental clash:

 

 

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  • Team Fire and Team Ice Icons [November 30 – December 16]: Do you support Team Fire or Team Ice? Do you want to Sear and Incinerate the competition or do you prefer to freeze out your foes via Frostbite and Crystal Arrow? Grab a Team Fire or Team Ice icon for 250 RP.

If you have a Team Fire or Team Ice icon equipped during All-Stars, you can display a special in-game emote of your team’s logo by activating the mastery emote binding. In addition, you’ll also unlock a fiery or icy finisher.

 

A Finisher enhances your death-dealing by adding a fancy animation when you kill your hapless foes.  On December 17, the emotes and finishers will retire as we head toward the start of a new competitive season.

  • Team Fire and Team Ice Wards [November 30 – December 16]: Let your fiery allegiance continue to burn or let your frosty fandom shine with a Team Fire ward skin or Team Ice ward skin for 640 RP. This exclusive ward skin is only available during All-Stars this year.
  • 2015 All-Star Icon [November 13 – December 8]: Unlock this celebratory icon by submitting an ASE 2015 vote before December 8. We’ve got more information on how you can submit your vote below.

 

 

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Add a new lineup packed with a fire or frozen skins with our mega discount, megafan elemental bundles. All bundles are available from November 30 – December 16:

 


Team Fire Megafan Bundle – 50% off at 8737 RP (14313 if you need the champions)

Skins included:

  • Wildfire Zyra
  • Foxfire Ahri
  • Firefang Warwick
  • Molten Rammus
  • Volcanic Wukong
  • Scorched Earth Xerath
  • Infernal Alistar
  • Rageborn Mundo
  • Scorched Earth Renekton
  • Infernal Nasus
  • Phoenix Quinn
  • Dragonblade Riven
  • Firecracker Jinx
  • Dragonslayer Braum
  • Panda Annie

Champions included:

  • Zyra
  • Ahri
  • Warwick
  • Rammus
  • Wu Kong
  • Xerath
  • Alistar
  • Mundo
  • Renekton
  • Nasus
  • Quinn
  • Riven
  • Jinx
  • Braum
  • Annie

Icon included:

  • Team Fire Icon

Ward included:

  • Team Fire Ward

 


Team Ice Megafan Bundle – 50% off at 7644 RP (13137 if you need the champions)

Skins included:

  • Frosted Ezreal
  • Freljord Ashe
  • Frostblade Irelia
  • Frost Queen Janna
  • Frostfire Annie
  • Frozen Shen (retired)
  • Arctic Warfare Caitlyn
  • Arctic Ops Varus
  • Arctic Ops Kennen
  • Tundra Fizz
  • Firefighter Tristana
  • Ice Drake Shyvana
  • Frozen Terror Nocturne
  • Glacial Malphite
  • Cryocore Brand

Champions included:

  • Ezreal
  • Ashe
  • Irelia
  • Janna
  • Annie
  • Shen
  • Caitlyn
  • Varus
  • Kennen
  • Fizz
  • Tristana
  • Shyvana
  • Nocturne
  • Malphite
  • Brand

Icon included:

  • Team Ice Icon

Ward included:

  • Team Ice Ward

 

 

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During All-Stars, you have a chance to grab an esports mystery skin for a short time.

Esports Mystery Box [December 10 – December 13]: Purchasing the Mystery Box will unlock an unowned esports skin for 490 RP. You can only unlock skins for champions you own. Feel free to buy it yourself or gift it to another player.

 

 

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Showing your Fire and Ice spirit isn’t the only way to participate in ASE 2015, cast your vote to decide the Pick 10 champions and your champion choice to get a new skin inspired by Team Fire or Team Ice to be released next year. If you cast an ASE 2015 vote before December 8, you’ll unlock the All-Star Icon.

Don’t forget to tune-in to the 2015 All-Star Event on December 10-13 over on Lolesports. For more information about the event including the final roster of pro players, breakdown of Team Fire vs. Team Ice, schedule, and more, head over on the All-Star Event Hub.

 


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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With Cloud 9 deciding to devote their time to preparation for IEM Cologne on December 16th,  Cloud 9  players Hai ‘Hai‘ Du Lam and Lee ‘Rush‘ Yoon-jae will be unable to attend the 2015 All-Star Event. Normally, Rush would have taken the place of Hai, who is now supporting for Cloud 9 after switching to jungle in the 2015 Summer Split. However, since both players are now on the same team and competing together at IEM, the spot goes to the 3rd place nominee. Receiving the third highest votes behind his fellow teammates, William ‘Meteos‘ Hartman will represent North America in the jungle at the ASE on December 10th.

Cloud 9 released a press statement explaining their reasoning behind the decision and addressed the perceived non overlap of dates between events:

 

Soon after the All-Star Event poll results began flooding in, it was clear that things were about to get complicated. While we were thrilled to see our players once again being recognized by fans, we were faced with a serious quandary: Is attending the ASE a viable option?

The short answer is yes. The dates of the ASE (Dec 10-13) do not directly interrupt our attendance and participation for IEM Cologne (Dec 16-21).

The long answer is no.  Unfortunately, the time commitment required for either Hai or Rush to attend the ASE is simply too disruptive to the teams preparation for IEM Cologne as the ASE runs for four days of public play and also includes extra preparation time off-stream. As the 3rd place vote receiver in the Jungle role, William “Meteos” Hartman has agreed to represent the North American LCS for the entirety of the event.

 

The 2015 All-Star Event takes place from December 10-13th in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

 

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Choosing to focus on behind the scenes business at Origen, Enrique ‘xPeke‘ Cedeño Martínez has opted out of the upcoming 2015 All-Star Event in Los Angeles. Taking place from December 10-13, the event will feature players from around the globe competing in teams voted in by their region.

Normally, Febiven would take the place of xPeke, receiving the second highest amount of votes. However with a two player per team limit to each squad, and Heo ‘Huni‘ Seung-hoon  and Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson already set to attend, it is likely that the player with the 3rd most votes, Henrik ‘Froggen‘ Hansen will fill in. Should Froggen attend, it will be the first time witnessing the long awaited, much hyped duel against SK Telecom T1’s Lee ‘Faker‘ Sang-hyeok.

 

Crossing new waters

In addition to the news of attending All-Stars, there is also speculation that he may join the wave of players transferring to play in the North American LCS. During a stream on Saturday, he said “I would say there’s a good chance I’m gonna go to NA instead of Europe” 

While unconfirmed, Froggen’s current team, Elements, consists of just him and support player Patrick “Nyph” Funke. With the team in disarray and his contract having ended on November 1st, it wouldn’t be out of the question for the veteran mid laner to get a fresh start after a disappointing season under the Elements banner.

NoL will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

 

 

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VOTE FOR ALLSTAR MODE

[ Link to Official Post ]

 

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Over the next few screens, you’ll make your picks for who should go to All-Stars 2015. Vote for as many or as few pros as you like, but remember: you can’t change your vote once it’s been submitted. We’ll tally up the votes on Nov. 19 and let you know who’s going soon after.

 

Team Fire Ice

 

 

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QUEUEUP SUMMONERS

 

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SUPERTEAM SHOWDOWN

  • Team Fire and Ice square off in 5v5 action.

 

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1v1 ME, BRO!

  • Pride, bragging rights — no big deal…

 

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ALL-STAR ALL-STARS

  • Pick your elite 10 on Nov. 30.

 

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PICK 10

  • Pros play, but with your team comp. Vote Nov. 30.

 

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MOAR MODES

  • Marksmen mode, Assassin mode, Tandem mode.

 

SHOW ME SOME SKINS

Want to have a hand in the creation of an upcoming skin? You can pick one of three champs beginning Nov. 30, and the most popular will have a Fire or Ice skin made, based on who you voted for and the tourney victor!

  

 


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

Announced in September, Riot has announced that it will be hosting a special game mode at the upcoming IWC All-Star Event in November. Voting for which alternate gametype will be played has opened and will run through October 29th.

Vote for the IWCA special game mode!

 

By Riot Manisier – Friday, 10/23

While the marquee event of International Wildcard All-Stars is undoubtedly the 5v5 tournament on Summoner’s Rift, it isn’t the only game mode to be featured at Margaret Court Arena. You’ve voted in your All-Star teams, so now it’s time to decide what special game mode they’ll be playing in the Fan-Voted Game Mode showmatch.

The showmatch will group together regions in close geographical proximity as follows:

Team Asia: Japan, Oceania and Southeast Asia
Team Europe: CIS and Turkey
Team South America: Brazil and Latin America

 

The game modes that you can vote for are:

Ultimate Bravery is a game mode played on Summoner’s Rift in which every player is handed a card with a build that they have to follow to the dot.

“But wait,” you say. “How is that different from any other game? Doesn’t everyone just rip their builds from Faker’s match history anyway?”

Good question! The difference in Ultimate Bravery is that each and every detail of the build is randomly generated. From champion to skill order to item build, the players will be bound to the will of the random number generator. Zhonya’s Hourglass on Zed? Sure. Trinity Force Heimerdinger? Why not? The glorious return of Crittlesticks? We hope so.

It’s often said that at the professional level of League of Legends, champion control is a product of instinct and muscle memory rather than active, constant decision making. In Doubles, that hypothesis will be put to the test as two players commandeer one champion together. One player will handle the keyboard, while the other will pilot the mouse.

It’ll be a true test of teamwork, synergy and raw instinct. Think of the Jaeger pilots from Pacific Rim – the winning team will be the one that is more ‘Rift Compatible’.

We all know someone who has an ARAM-only account full of champions like Ziggs, Lux, Ezreal and Blitzcrank. Now it’s time to see what it would look like if ten of those players were in the same game by giving them complete freedom over their champion choice.

The poke will be heavy, the teamfights will be constant, and the tears will be salty. For a taste of simple, no-nonsense 5v5 action, All Pick All Mid is your mode.

Voting is open now and will run until October 29, 23:59 AEDT.

 

Which game-mode do you want to see?

 

  1. Ultimate Bravery: Randomly generated builds on Summoner’s Rift
  2. Doubles: Two players per champ on Summoner’s Rift
  3. All Pick All Mid: Blind Pick on Howling Abyss

 

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2015 ALL-STAR EVENT

After the confetti descends at the 2015 World Championship, we’ll head into the offseason with players around the world setting their sights on our last international event of the year. The 2015 All-Star Event (ASE) will bring the unexpected to the Rift featuring a clash of the regions, epic 1v1 matches, fan-voted comps, fun game modes, and mixed region roster showdown.

As we announced earlier this year, we’re hosting two large-scale international tournaments outside of Worlds. Before Summer Split, there was the intense and competitive Mid-Season Invitational which hit Tallahassee in May. After Worlds, we’ll be hosting the All-Star Event, a new exhibition at the NA LCS Studio in Los Angeles from December 10-13. The ASE will bring beloved players from around the world together, all in a revamped “theatre-in-the-round” studio layout to accommodate more fans than ever before.

Evolving from 2014’s All-Star voting format, fans will vote in five players to represent their regional “dream teams” for the NA LCS, EU LCS, LCK, LPL, and LMS this year. With IWC’s top team added to the mix, these six teams will be assigned to Team Fire or Team Ice based off their region’s performance at Worlds. The teams will battle for fame, fun, and player rewards for their region. Want to send Rush Hour or see Sneaky Bunny represent the NA LCS? Global voting will open in November and we’ll share more information about how to cast your votes when we get closer to the event.

The International Wild Card teams will also be getting in on the ASE action, just as they participated in MSI and Worlds. Before the All-Star Event, there will be the first ever International Wild Card All-Star which will be held in Australia in November. The winners of this tournament will represent IWC at the ASE. We’ll share more details about this new event soon.

We look forward to welcoming stars from Leagues around the world to Los Angeles in December to close out the year in style. Want to join us in the studio? We’ll be sharing ticket information in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

 

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