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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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In anticipation of the upcoming Wild Card tournament, Japanese representative DetonatioN FocusMe will be heading to California to bootcamp with other Logitech Sponsored teams at the Logitech Headquarters in Silicon Valley, where they will be staying. The team hopes to gain valuable practice in order to secure their spot at the 2015 World Championship.

Various sources from Twitter and support player Kazu’s ask.fm have been collected in a reddit post by shirokaisen, also shared below.

Similar to previous teams’ Asia bootcamps in the past, the Japanese team DetonatioN FocusMe – coming off their 3-0 over rivals RabbitFive in the LJL Season 1 Final – will be leaving tonight for California to train leading up to the International Wild Card Invitational.

They’ll be staying at Logitech HQ in Silicon Valley, where they’ll be practicing until the 17th before heading off to Turkey to compete. Their scrim partners will primarily be the other Logitech-sponsored teams in the country – TSM and Cloud 9. Analyst and support player KazuXD hopes that the pressure of playoff season will let them get some excellent scrims in.

Going on the trip are:

  • Top: Keisuke “Bonzin” Oda
  • Jungle: Yuta “Astarore” Hiratsuka
  • Mid: Kyohei “Ceros” Yoshida
  • Support/Analyst: Kazuta “KazuXD” Suzuki
  • Manager: Nobuyuki “LGraN” Umezaki

AD Carry and LJL S1 MVP Yuta “Yutapon” Sugiura will not be attending, choosing to continue attending classes in college right up until the IWCI date. He’ll be playing from home and adjusting his schedule to match America’s. Kazu says this won’t be a problem.

During this time they won’t be streaming at all, and none of their practice matches will be broadcast.

Hopefully this doesn’t end up like CLG’s Korean bootcamp.

EDIT: According to DetonatioN’s official twitter, the TSM scrims are still being worked out and aren’t for sure yet. C9 is happening though.

Sources: Kazu’s ask.fm: http://ask.fm/Xxkazujap0xX/ and several Japanese players on Twitter.

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