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Official Announcements: River Spirit Nami in Store – 975 RP

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Nami’s new skin is riding the tide to League’s store!

 

 The young farmer had walked this way home countless times before. Beside the jungle, the path stretched from crop to home, but lately he’d found himself a companion on his long trek: a song, drifting through the woods with the cool fall breeze. He’d always ignored his curiosity before – pulled his hood up and marched on home – but this time… it was different. It was calling to him. The boy paused, peering into the mighty woods beside him. Without thinking, he dove into the trees.

 The song filled him, pulling him through the brush. Thorns and nettles clawed at him, tearing through his clothes and ripping his flesh as he sped through the woods. Louder still, the melancholy voice sung.

 Finally, he burst through the undergrowth and fell into an open grove. The boy, gasping for breath, stumbled to his feet and looked around. Evening sunlight danced through the canopy, and in the grove’s center lay a crystal- clear pond filled with water lilies. River Spirit Nami sat at its heart, her emerald mane of hair framing a wide smile on her pale face. Humming, she beckons him forward, healing his wounds with faerie-touched water. Step by step, he wades into the pool, the water coming to his chest as he lurches deeper into the pool. Tears stream down his face. River Spirit Nami pulls him towards her, wrapping him in an embrace. Slowly, she slips beneath the surface, dragging him into oblivion.

Soothe your allies and enthrall your foes with River Spirit Nami, available now in the League of Legends store for 975 RP.

 

 

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 A reminder that not only lowly casuals can be punished in League: Nukeduck and Mithy from Challenger team NiP are being suspended from League for excessive language and poor behavior in-game.

 

 

Riot aBhorsen Button Rioter Riot aBhorsen: Summoners–

We recently completed our investigation around highly offensive language used by two Challenger Series players. Below you will find competition rulings related to those events.

League of Legends Competition Ruling

Player: Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez / Mithy
Region: Europe
Date of Ruling: 2/6/14
Subject: Suspension; Violations of CS Ruleset

Facts

In recent months, Rodriguez has exhibited extremely toxic behavior in solo queue. This behavior included, but was not limited to, in game harassment, verbal abuse, and continual use of racial slurs. In the past month, Rodriguez has been reported in over 30% of the games he played, with nearly 60% of those reports being for Offensive Language, Negative Attitude, and Verbal Abuse. During this period, his harassment score rose to be within the top 1% of all players on EUW. Additionally, he was reported over 30 times for leaving the game/going AFK.

Despite previous punishments for his toxicity, Rodriguez’s behavior has shown no improvement over the past months, even after his account became Chat Restricted.


Relevant Rules

Section 9.2.7 of the CS Ruleset states:

If LCS or Riot determines that a Team Member has violated the Summoner’s Code, the LoL Terms of Service, or other rules of LoL, LCS officials may assign penalties at their sole discretion.

Section 9.2.9 of the CS Ruleset states:

A Team Member may not engage in any activity which is deemed by the LCS to be immoral, disgraceful, or contrary to the conventional standards of proper ethical behavior.

Analysis

Rodriguez has consistently engaged in behavior which violates the letter and spirit of the Summoner’s Code. His tendencies to engage in verbal abuse, racial insults and otherwise offensive behavior is unacceptable for any player (even if provoked).

Ruling

Rodriguez has violated the Summoner’s Code in a persistent and systematic fashion, and has therefore violated rules 9.2.7 and 9.2.9, and will be subject to penalties.

Competition Penalties

Rodriguez is:
– Suspended from the League Championship Series and the Challenger Series through the end of 2014.

League of Legends Competition Ruling

Player: Erlend Holm / Nukeduck
Region: Europe
Date of Ruling: 2/6/14
Subject: Suspension; Violations of CS Ruleset

Facts

In recent months, Holm has exhibited extremely toxic behavior in solo queue. This behavior included, but was not limited to, in game harassment, verbal abuse, and general toxicity. In the past month, Holm has been reported in nearly 30% of the games he played, with over 65% of those reports being for Offensive Language, Negative Attitude, and Verbal Abuse.

Despite previous punishments for his toxicity, Holm’s behavior has shown no improvement over the past months, even after his account became Chat Restricted.

Relevant Rules

Section 9.2.7 of the CS Ruleset states:

If LCS or Riot determines that a Team Member has violated the Summoner’s Code, the LoL Terms of Service, or other rules of LoL, LCS officials may assign penalties at their sole discretion.

Section 9.2.9 of the CS Ruleset states:

A Team Member may not engage in any activity which is deemed by the LCS to be immoral, disgraceful, or contrary to the conventional standards of proper ethical behavior.

Analysis

Holm has consistently engaged in behavior which violates the letter and spirit of the Summoner’s Code. His tendency to engage in verbal abuse and otherwise offensive behavior is unacceptable for any player (even if provoked).

Ruling

Holm has violated the Summoner’s Code in a persistent and systematic fashion, and has therefore violated rules 9.2.7 and 9.2.9, and will be subject to penalties.


Competition Penalties

Holm is:
– Suspended from the League Championship Series and the Challenger Series through the end of 2014.

 

 

[ Facebook ] Alex Ich on losing Nukeduck & Mithy

 

546114_398523980255859_743118986_n Button Rioter Alex Ich: I did know the risk of playing with nukeduck and mithy. And having them banned now, ye its sad, but I guess we will be fine. They are really nice guys in real life and really dedicated and all the circlejerk about them being super toxic started from the leaked screenshot of custom game. I guess I agree on bans but the timing isn’t really the best one for the team. Now we got only around 10 days to prepare for next Coke match. But I won’t give up, there are worse things happening in life. Sad morning.

 

 

[ Facebook ] Mithy and Nukeduck released from NiP 

 

1012624_325736094226509_560515048_n Button Rioter NiP: Erlend “NukeDuck” Holm, and Alfonso “mithy” Rodriguez have been released from Ninjas in Pyjamas

Ninjas in Pyjamas have released Erlend “NukeDuck” Holm and Alfonso “mithy” Rodriguez from our roster with immediate effect. This is as a direct result of the recent suspension they have both received from Riot due to breach of code of conduct which bans them from competition for the rest of 2014. Therefore they are unable to participate in Coke Series in 2014.

NiP will immediately start searching for suitable replacements for the two players, and will try out several options during the upcoming weeks.

Statement from Gustav M. Karto, Managing Director of Ninjas in Pyjamas:

“This is a highly regrettable situation that the players can only blame themselves for. Ninjas in Pyjamas do not condone this kind of behaviour and we hope that the players take the time to learn from this incident and come back to competitive play in the future with a refreshed attitude. But for now, we will unfortunately have to say goodbye to Alfonso and Erlend, who have been exceptional and loyal players of NiP for the last 9 months.”

 

 

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Ghostcrawler is up on the forums again to clarify what Riot’s target audience is following their statements in a recent devblog.

 

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Q: Are hardcore players the target audience for Riot?

 

ghostcrawler  Button Rioter Ghostcrawler: I think we’re all using a different definition of “hardcore” and “casual” here, which isn’t surprising because those terms are pretty vague and subjective. It seems like some of you above are using casual to mean non-Diamond players or even non-LCS players. That’s not what I meant at all.

League is not an easy game to learn. It certainly isn’t an easy game to master. If you play League at all, chances are good that you’re a pretty hardcore gamer (under the definition I am using). Someone whose primary interaction with games is tablets, or someone who buys one console game a year, or someone who don’t really buy games but might play them if they visit a friend’s place once in awhile, probably isn’t a hardcore gamer. 

Riot likes to define core gamers as folks who self-identify as gamers. If you asked me my hobbies or what I do in my free time, gaming is on those lists. I suspect the same is true of many of you.

There are games out there whose mission is to try to attract very casual or even non-gamers. There are games out there who try to appeal to everyone. That’s not something Riot is interested in. We make games for gamers.

So, if the original question was “Are you interested in providing a fun experience for someone who loves messing around, playing League with friends but views it more as a social experience or a way to blow off steam, and isn’t ever going to hit plat and doesn’t care?” the answer is yes.

If the original question was “Are you interested in providing a more casual experience to attract players who play casual games or no games at all?” the answer is no.

Does that clear things up?

 

 

Follow-up:

 

ghostcrawler  Button Rioter Ghostcrawler: I posted something similar in another thread, but to reiterate, if you are the kind of League player who is posting on forums in what is the middle of the night in North America, then you are the kind of player who is important to us and we want you to have fun. These design values were crafted with you in mind.

When I joined Riot, I saw a few concerns that I would try to dumb the game down. The quote you are referring to was an attempt by me to reassure you that isn’t the case. Part of the reason I joined Riot was because I found it exciting to be able to work on a game targeted at gamers (in other words, dudes like me). All of the games I have worked on before had a mission of trying to broaden the existing audience. League’s mission is to provide a great experience to you guys. Pardon my language, but F yeah!

 

 

Q: Why don’t you take the direction you took with WoW?

 

ghostcrawler  Button Rioter Ghostcrawler: They are different games with different business models and even different development cultures. If I went to work on the Sims and told them I wanted to steer the direction towards players who play League, I probably wouldn’t be working on the Sims for long. 

However, I do hope the success of League can send a message to developers and publishers that they don’t need to try to appeal to ALL different kinds of gamers with their games.

 

 

Q: Follow-up: If someone plays the Sims for 9 hours a day, isn’t he a hardcore gamer, too?

 

ghostcrawler  Button Rioter Ghostcrawler: Totally. That’s the challenge with labels. People don’t tend to fit into neat little buckets like that.

There are certainly players who enjoy both The Sims and League, and that’s awesome. But if I came out here and said one of our design values to change League to be more attractive to players who liked The Sims, there would probably be a lot of concern from League players. 


You’re awesome!

 

ghostcrawler  Button Rioter Ghostcrawler: Thanks! Another thing I really like about Riot is that so many Rioters are interested and encouraged to hang out with players on forums and Reddit. While I was a lead on WoW, I was just one of many leads on a very large team. Because players knew my name, I got credit or blame for many decisions that were made on the game. With so many Rioters, it’s easier (I hope!) for our individual personalities and opinions to come out.

It’s still fine to blame me, or any of us, for things you don’t like in the game. But earning your trust is also important to us, which is why I’m making a little effort here to restate that our goal is not to “dumb the game down” in hopes of attracting a broader, more casual audience.

 

 

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Sion’s rework is still a priority for the team! This and a few bits about Skarner.

 

 

Xelnath Button Rioter Xelnath: Sion is actually going quite well. 

There was a long discussion thread over here.

However, now we’re into that part of development where things go dark, as rapid iteration, experimentation and development means that a play-by-play forum update doesn’t help as much. I think it will be fair to expect lots of interesting reveals once he’s closer to showing off.

 

 

Q: Why are we only hearing about the rework on forums ?

 

Xelnath Button Rioter Xelnath: If it were as easy to develop new art, concepts and feature as it is to write a forum post, I’d be out of a job. 

That’s OK, you don’t have to believe me. The proof will be once the character is ready. Development is never as easy as you ever wish it was from the outside.

 

 

Q: Can we have an update on Skarner?

 

Meddler Button Rioter Meddler: Few details from RiotSeb a couple of weeks ago can be found here.

We’re still aiming to get something onto the PBE within a patch or two. The passive changes we’re trying out, aimed at giving him a bit more CC if played successfully, require that we change some visual effects. As a result it’s not as simple as just adjusting some numbers in a spell, which is the case for many balance changes, hence the longer timeframe.

 

 

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Q: Which jungle path should I take as Shaco?

 

Riot Wittrock Button Rioter Riot Wittrock: I like to start at my own red, take Q and level 2, and gank mid, then go to my own blue.

Sometimes gets a kill, usually gets at least some summoners out of the opponent. Be careful not to dive or get too greedy with this play. 

Shaco has TONS of options at levels 1-3, and being adaptable is really important. So, as a Shaco player, don’t ever get locked into “this is my jungle path”.

 

 

 Q: Is Nightblu3 good company in Solo Q?

 

Cedriel Button Rioter Cendriel: Having been trolled by Teambuilder and matched against Nightblue3 (I’m Gold 3), I found him to be a classy gentleman in chat even as his Braum pounded my face.

 

 

 

Q: Why am I stuck in a 40+ minute queue in Team Builder?

 

Lyte  Button Rioter Lyte: This is because you have higher MMR than the majority of players. This is fixed in a patch in the near future.

 

 

 

Q: Did you take out the stun on Zyra’s ultimate?

 

Xelnath Button Rioter Xelnath: The stun used to last much longer than the knockup.

 

 

 

 

CLG partners with Twitch, leaves Azubu

 

Link to onGamers article.

 

Counter Logic Gaming announced today that the organization has established a new exclusive streaming partnership with Twitch.

Effective immediately, CLG’s League of Legends player streams will be available on the team’s new Twitch directory. The new partnership ends the company’s previous relationship with competing service, Azubu.

The sponsorship also marks the first time an official partnership has been established between the two esports organizations as CLG streams were previously only available on the now defunct Own3d.tv prior to Azubu.

Counter Logic Gaming Owner George ‘HotshotGG’ Georgallidis said of the announcement:

The CLG organization was built out of a community; a group of fans who rallied together behind a League of Legends team and set of values which defines CLG to this day. Streaming, and interaction with our community through it, is one of these primary founding values, which I will readily admit we’ve at least partially neglected. Friends, I’m here to tell you now however that I and the rest of CLG are back. I know CLG fans have waited on this moment for a long time, and I’m happy that we can finally deliver it to them.

Additionally, Twitch released the following statement from COO, Kevin Lin:

At long last, we are incredibly excited to welcome Counter Logic Gaming to Twitch. The good folks at CLG have built one of the most respected brands in esports: one rooted in community, friendship, and gaming culture. Together, we will bring their audience an endless river of pentakills, ragequits, and awkward moments. We look forward to working with CLG to bring premium competitive gaming content to new heights.

Along with the new Twitch partnership, CLG also announced the addition of sports nutrition company Cellucor as a sponsor.

 

 

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For two weeks, you’ll be able to get two rune pages for the price of one!


Hippalus Button Rioter Hippalus: Here at Riot Games we know the value of a good book – especially if that book happens to be loaded with powerful arcane runes. So to help you get the most out of your seals, marks, glyphs and quintessences, we’re holding a sale on Rune Pages.

Between May 23rdand June 6th at 11:59 PM PST you’ll receive two rune pages for the price of one on purchases made with either RP or IP.

You’ll find the 2 for 1 Rune Pages itemin the Bundles tab of the League of Legends store, so don’t miss this chance to bolster your book while they’re on sale.

Please note: this is a pre-announced promotion, meaning that we won’t be offering partial refunds on rune pages bought between now and the sale. Please mark your calendars!



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One For All: Mirror Mode and Battle Boost


Brackhar Button Rioter Brackhar: Hi everyone!

When we first released One For All, a lot of players said this would be a fun mode to try with 10 of the same champion on Howling Abyss. Well, we heard you and we agree!

The next Featured Game Mode, One For All: Mirror Mode, is up for testing on PBE!

For this iteration, we made a few tweaks to the champion select process. Champ select is now determined by nominations aggregated across both teams and a vote tracker shows the nominated champions. If a strict majority is achieved (>50% of picks, excluding abstains), that champion is assigned to everyone. If not, the champion is picked based on a weighted random across all of the champion nominations – for example, if 4 people vote for Amumu, 3 vote for Annie, 2 vote for Aatrox, and 1 person votes for Alistar, there’s a 40% chance everyone will be Amumu, a 30% chance you’ll all play as Annie, a 20% chance to face off as Aatrox, etc.

One feature we’ve added to One For All: Mirror Mode is the ability to purchase a Battle Boost for your team during champ select. If you purchase one, you’ll unlock all available skins for yourself and your team for that match as well as a one game team IP boost. (Ever wonder how many different Teemo mushrooms there are? )

Hop in the queue and give this community-inspired variant of One For All a try. As always, let us know if you find any issues or problems and tell us what you think!



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PBE River Spirit Nami

 

Previous PBE updates for Patch 4.8 Cycle

  • This is the first!

 

 

New Skin Splash Art

 

Note: No in-game model yet, expect it to be on the PBE soon!

 

River Spirit Nami

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Teaser River Spirit Nami

Teaser for River Spirit Nami

 

 

Here’s the translated message. Thanks everyone who contributed!

 

In the forest, under the moonlight…
…guided by river song…
I couldn’t believe what I saw.

 

Apparently, this skin is a reference to Iara, a mythical creature from Brazilian culture

 

 

River Spirit Nami’s Song

 

 

 New Summoner Icon

 

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Champion Balance

 

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  • Not actually changed. Sorry!

 

 

Item Balance

 

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Twin Shadows

UNIQUE Passive: Now passively detects nearby stealthed traps.

 

 

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