Neeko: Balanced only after one patch

With the launch of this mini-patch 8.24b, Neeko has formally been reside in League of Legends for an entire patch. We played with her widely during the previous two weeks and tracked her stats to determine exactly how balanced she actually is.

Neeko – the champion who doesn’t need balance?

We were particularly interested, since first impressions about the PBE tended to swing our view toward the “OP” class and off from “balanced” Well, PBE impressions are almost always tough to gauge, since the PBE meta is obviously enormously different from the live match, and today, we are pleased to report that we’re certainly incorrect. Not merely is it Neeko not over-powered, she is totally balanced.

Neeko lol

1 patch after launch, she is in a much healthier condition than we have ever seen before in additional fresh winners following the exact same time window. To begin with, let us discuss her amounts.

Let’s look at the statistics

She has a five percentage playrate at the middle lane, based on stats website Champion.gg, which will be her main place. That is actually kind of on the low side to get a brand-new winner, which is pretty shocking. Her winrate is the kicker, however, particularly when coupled with her quite mellow playrate.

Ordinarily, when a brand new winner comes out, it teeters down way round the 40 percent range (this will occur for either quite difficult or very feeble winners ), also it swings the other way to the 55 percent or more scope (either too powerful or too simple ). Neeko, using a strong five percentage playrate and 50 percent winrate, is slap in the center. Now, let us discuss why this is.

lol new champion

When we originally reviewed Neeko’s energy pre-release, we believed her unbelievable AP scalings and comparative simplicity of landing harm would make her too powerful. This usually means that she’s quite clear weaknesses to match these strengths, and that is what any winner needs if they want to get balanced.

Neeko as support or jungler

If your staff is geared toward rapid endings and damn teamfights, however, you must run directly over her. Evidently, there are a number of exceptions, but we discovered that the theory holds up. Among the most impressive sections of her layout is the capability to conduct several functions, such as support and jungle, without feeling overly powerful or too weak in some of these. In reality, so long as you understand how to play with her and the function, you ought to be just nice. That is not something which could be said for each other new winner.

Neeko lol champion

Needless to say, our stance can change if we view experts get a hold of her if the different regional leagues start in January. For the time being, however, Neeko is ideal just where she is at.

The easiest way to the Diamond | League guides

Greeting summoner. this is my biggest articles, where I’ll teach you how to become the most powerful teammate you ever saw. I play League A LOT, starting from the end of Season 1, and I played in every Elo division, from bronze (in season 3) to challenger in the team ranked 5×5 games. I earned p1 at west servers, d5 on Japan, and right now I’m playing at Russian servers. So as you can see I have plenty of experience and I want to share my knowledge of League with you, my friends, so let’s begin!

Knowledge is power – League statistics

Let’s start from digging some data about LoL statistics. OP.GG will greatly help us with this task. As you can see not everyone is deserved to earn a high elo, like diamond or even gold! That is how ELO system works in League, but if a dedicated person could give a little more attention to the philosophy and theory, that a standard LoL player, then he could go behind this statistics and end in the Elo Heaven. But this is an extremely hard task and not everyone could take such responsibility.

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Most of the people do not bother about their ranks, they are playing just for fun. So do not think that everyone in your team is playing to achieve the victory, you will definitely meet peoples who took rofl-champions just to have fun.

Road to Diamond: Behavior

Your behavior in the game is playing decisive role in your performance. And this is the only reason why 77% of players are sitting in silver and bronze.

Climbing the Elo Ladder is extremely hard work, and you must understand that you are not playing in LoL, you are working to achieve something you really want. Find some motivation that will give you strengths on that hard road, no matter what will it be. If you couldn’t find motivation, then why would you bother to increase your rating?

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But even considering that elo boosting is hard work, you still need to learn how to take your part of pleasure from it. Because you couldn’t stay on this hard road without some good feelings:)

Road to Diamond: Three types of games

The first time of games are – 100% lose. Yep, you can’t win every game, and you must clearly understand it. There will be around 35-40% of these games, so you need to be prepared. This is such kind of games after which you want to throw the game and never enter SoloQ never-again. But this is how the system works, so just understand it.

The second type – 100% win. Enemies in this kind of games (30-35% of all your games) are just having fun and making some really strange things that allowing you to easily win the game without even trying. After such games, you may think that you extremely strong, and this could play a decisive role in the third type, the most important one.

And the third one – competitive ones. This is the kind of games where only your skill will play a role in the result of the match. Only if you have enough motivation, gaming and leadership skills, you will be able to gather your team to achieve the competitive goals in the game.

Road to Diamond: Final words

As you can see there is no any magical way to quickly earn Diamond+ rang in League Elo system. The first thing you need to learn that your behavior, your leadership skills, and understanding of the game – all these things combined will sooner or later bring you the desired ranking position.

Always remember your final goal and never let the tilt to control your mood.

League of Legends | The mystery of the in-game chests

Today Riot Games at the support forum revealed some interesting information, and it may be useful for all active players of League of Legends – percentage probability of dropping various items from the chests.

Hextech chests in LoL are obtained for champion points, or they could be bought in the in-game shop. However, to open these chest you need keys, which could be obtained for playing matches. In chests, you could find champion and skin shards, essences. Shards and essence could be transformed into a permanent, and permanent into content.

What items you could loot from the Hextech chest in LoL:

  • Skin shard – 50%;
  • Champion shard – 25%;
  • Emotion permanent – 10%;
  • Ward skin shard + 150 of an orange essence – 11.5%.

Bonus loot:

  • Gem – 3.6%;
  • Bonus chest + key – 10%.

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Riot games slightly changed the rules of how this loot is dropping now:

  • All in-game skins (besides Ultimate and mythic champion skins) have an equal % of dropping;
  • Ultimate and mythic skins are dropping as permanents. If you already have such skin, then you could shatter it into an essence;
  • You could not open three chests in a row and do not loot any skin shards;
  • Bonus gems are dropping at least in 1 of 50 chests;
  • In bonus chest you could find another bonus chest;
  • Exclusives have a very rare drop chance – 1 out of 2500;
  • Champion shards are dropping out starting from 4800BE and higher.

 

Likkrit is banned by Riots | League of Legends

Likktir – The end of the career

Today on the official website of the League of Legends was published disciplinary decision regarding Cyril “Likkrit” Malofeeva, Riot Games conducted an investigation into the recent incident and determined the severity of the violation. Recall that recently Cyril Malofeev on one of his streams spoke sharply about the state of the gaming community, the policy of the company Riot Games, as well as the situation in the CIS region as a whole. His performance did not go unnoticed, the player’s behavior was recognized unprofessional and violated a number of points in the Continental League Regulations, as a result of which Riot Games decided to disqualify the player from competitive games for 6 months.

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“According to Riot Games, there is every reason to recognize the conduct of Likkrit as unprofessional in accordance with the provisions of 10.2 of the Regulations and the imposition of punishment on the basis of the provision 10.2.8.

Taking into account the severity of the consequences caused by the statements of Kirill Malofeev for the reputation of Riot Games, League of Legends and the Continental League, as well as the re-application of disciplinary sanctions (suspension from participation in competitions in May 2017), Riot Games decides on the player’s disqualification from participation in the competition for the League of Legends for six months, starting from December 18, 2017 “.

P.S. Likkrit we will miss you

Cyril Malofeev – an excellent player, gave the entire community League of Legends many memorable moments. It was he, representing the CIS region, who dashed enemy Nexus in a legendary match against ROX Tigers for seceding from the group at the 2016 World Cup.

Likkrit took part in all key e-sports projects implemented by Riot Games for the CIS region: the Battle of Universities, the LCL Open Cup, the Continental League. He became known to the broad community of players of the League of Legends, participating in the competitive programs of the Russian-language server and representing our region at international tournaments.

In Cyril’s remarks, we heard a good deal of useful criticism. Unfortunately, the robust grain was spoiled by toxic statements and insults to both the entire League of Legends gaming community in the CIS and Riot Games.

For a systemic display of disrespect in the game and beyond, Riot Games punishes cyber-athletes around the world. We do not consider insults to be an acceptable means of communication in the sports environment that we create. We hope that the disciplinary decision will help Likkrit to return to what we consider to be his best manifestations, and he will be able to once again deserve the honor of representing the region at international competitions

Meet the Ornn – The fire below the mountain | New champion in LoL

Ornn – new champion in LoL

The company Riot Games has introduced a new champion, who will soon join the other heroes of the League of Legends. They became Ornn, the Flame of the Mountain Deeps. Ornn is the champion of the top line, possessing a fairly rich arsenal of control. In addition, he can create unique improvement items for the characters of his team.

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Passive abilities:

  • Living Forge: When Ornn does not participate in battles, he can spend gold and create objects for himself. For convenience, the recommended items are displayed in a special menu on the screen. In addition, Ornn can create items directly from the store.
  • Master Craftsman: Ornn and his allies are given access to special improvements to certain items from the store. Each player can only get one improvement.

Ornn’s abilities:

[Q] Volcanic Rupture: Ornn hits the ground, creating a crack in it that deals physical damage to enemies and slows them down. After a short delay in the area a magma pillar rises, which stands a wall for a few seconds.

[W] Bellows Breath: Ornn becomes irresistible, shield himself with a shield and spews a flame. The flame inflicts magic damage, the damage of which depends on the current health of the enemy. Enemies, enveloped in the last portion of the flame, become fragile. Ornn’s auto-attacks knock back fragile targets.

Having fallen into the effect of immobilizing effects, fragile enemies receive additional damage, the size of which depends on their maximum health. In addition, on fragile enemies, the effects of immobilization last longer.

[E] Searing Charge: Ornn makes a dash and deals damage to all enemies on his way. If Ornn encounters an obstacle, a shock wave arises that deals damage and throws up enemies. Ability eliminates obstacles created by players.

[R] Call of the Forge God: Ornn summons a huge fire elemental to the selected point, which moves towards him at an increasing speed. Affected by elemental enemies get magic damage and become fragile.

Ornn can apply the skill repeatedly to make it leap forward. Faced with the elemental during the breakthrough, he will send it to the other side. On the way back, the elemental deals the same damage as the first time throws all the hit enemies and makes them fragile.

Ornn | Tips and Tricks

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My place is at my forge. Everyone else’s place is out of my way

Ornn can create items right in the battleground, and that’s why he can stay on the lane as long as possible. Learn all possible item buildes to prepare yourself for each situation.

Ornn’s allies can upgrade one item, and that gives unique advantages over the enemy team. Nasus not the only god of the Late game.

Using Searing charge you need a wall to charge in, so Ornn’s perfect allies – is those allies who can create walls on the battlefield (Trundle, Azir). And such champion like Poppy and Vaine can nail the enemy to the magma pillar.


Invasion | PvE LoL in-game Mode

The testing of the new PvE-mode “Invasion”

Company Riot Games announced the launch of testing on the PBE server of the League of Legends game of a new PvE-mode, called “Invasion”. Players will have to team up with four friends and take on the role of Star Defenders in order to protect Valoran City Park from the invasion of monsters from the Void.

league of legends invasion

Players have to go through 7 stages of fighting with monsters, and in the end to fight against the big boss. In between battles, you can spend gold and distribute skills, thanks to the experience gained in combat.

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Among the tasks you will be waiting for:

  • Survival: Simply destroy all monsters. Opponents may appear in waves, so do not rejoice too soon if you kill the last monster.
  • Escape: Get to the evacuation zone. To win in this task it is enough that only one Defender gets to the point.
  • Defense: Players find themselves in the center of the Starboard Defense shield. Hold the position until you kill all the monsters. If you leave the Power Shield of Star Defenders, you will begin to take damage, which rises with time.

 

League of Legends – 7.16 patch is here

LoL 7.16 | What’s new?

Last night on the server of the most popular MOBA – League of Legends was installed patch 7.16, which brought changes in the balance of champions and subjects, new images and the return of the game mode ARURF.

More specifically, the champions, with various mechanics of passive amplification of the following attacks (for example, Jace after switching the stance or Aatrox’s every third hit) will no longer spend the reinforcement powers on destroying the totems. Notable attenuations were given to several champions of the middle lane, which should seriously affect the meta in the upcoming World Cup. For example, the Q scaling of Syndra was lowered, but E is increased. Strong nerfs got Orianna: damage of W is lowered, the shield strength from E is also reduced, and the player can no longer make the precast of W.

LoL 7.16 | New skins

Caitlyn, who had dominated the bottom line for a long time, received a whole set of nerfs- her Q deals less damage to the following targets after the first, and the additional damage from the traps has been significantly weakened.

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And what about skins? Thanks to the new update, skins of the mini-boss Ziggs, Mini-boss Brand, Mini-boss Malzahar and Kale, the vocalist Pentakill, now can be created and getting through the craft system. In addition, Zero Lancer Hecarim was added to the list of unique skins for the craft system.

You can read the full patch notes of the LoL 7.16 here.


League of Legends | The best services

League of Legends | Intro

Congratulation! If you are reading this article, then you play in the most attractive, advanced, and great moba – League of Legends. Here I will highlight the most popular gaming services that you could use in the future. They provide the most advanced information about the game or propose boosting services.

And today we will start with the most popular informational services, such as OP.GG, LoLKing and else.

League of Legends | The Best Services

This kind of services provides a lot of useful information about various leagues, from bronze to challenger. Using this service can greatly help you in future. You will always know about popular champions, their strong and weak sides, and the ways to counter them.

CHAMPIONgg

Champion.gg is a LoL’s statistic website, that has its own great advantages.

Most of other services do not provide a champion’s true performance if their play is not taken into account. But it is not a problem for the Champion.gg. Any champion can be selected in the played role, and you will receive a true statistics.

champion gg LoL data service

Other info services provide info only in strict time limits (month/week/day). And in the end, the data will be not accurate; this gives an inaccurate view of the champion in the current season and patch. Champion.gg bases all data off the current patch apart from the player experience section.

Some of the informational services do not show win rates for the various builds, masteries, runes, and other. But with Champion.gg you could always find Information of interest.

Still in beta

This resource is still in beta, and every feedback is very important in order to get new patch data. But even now they are gathering data up to ten times faster than previously.

If you compare their beta site versus current Champion.gg website, then you may notice some inaccuracies in win rates, champion builds, etc. This is because Champion.gg gathering data all over the world, from ALL regions, that means that the data will be updated much faster and will be more accurate.

League of Graphs

League of Graphs is an informative resource that provides a lot of useful info about the game, champions, etc. First of all, here you can find a detailed data about each champion in each league.

League of Graphs LoL service

Champion data

Ever wondered which champion rules at bronze as a jungler? Or how often your favorite Jinx’s build lead to a victory? In other words, League of Graphs provides next LoL related data:

  • Champion stats, where you can choose any Elo league and Role.
  • Matchups that shows the best partners and the worst enemies for the chosen champion.
  • Frequent champion combinations show which pair of champions is the most popular and have the highest win rate.
  • Skill Orders. Here you can see which skill build is the most popular, and how often it leads to a victory.
  • Builds and Items. The most popular combinations of items.
  • Summoner spells. Quite a useless thing because almost all players prefer Flash – Ignite and Exhaust – Ignite combinations.

Infographics

League of Graphs provides a detailed info about each patch in an easy form, which interesting to read. It has such beautiful form that no one can stand and not read some of them.

Live and replays

You could watch the most skillful players play League of Legends on-line or just look for replays. In replays section you could select replays with:

  • Pentakills
  • High KDA
  • Lcs
  • Twitch

This can greatly help you to boost your skill and Elo.

LoLKing

LoLking league of legends service

LoLKing is one of the most popular informational web sites that provide data about LoL. Here you can find:

  • Summoner’s stats
  • LoL news
  • Blog with great articles and guides

LoLKing once was just a dream of two casual players, and in January 2012 they decided to create informational web site after they tried to look for some data about their opponents in LoL. Many years after LoLKing became the most popular resource that even Joined ZAM – the most popular gaming resource with a lot of fresh gaming data.

LoLKing provides information about any battle in summoners rift. After some researches, you will know which champion has the highest ban rate, which is the most popular. Who is the best counter pick against Kog’Maw and other extremely useful Data?

But this is not all. LoLKing’s guide section is continuously updated, and here you can find fresh, an actual guide to each champion in the League of Legends. If you feel that you do not know how to play with the certain champion, then now you know the best place to find an answer.

Boosteria

Boosteria LoL boosting company

Boosteria is a boosting company with the fairest price list and the most professional boosters. This company was created for such category of players who dream about high rank but can not get through EloHell just because they do not have enough time. Also, this boosting service is used by the collectors, who just can not reach Gold League. And as we know, at the end of the Season Riot Games rewards all players in Gold and further Leagues with a unique Champion skinVictorious skin.

But what advantages can provide Boosteria and Elo boosters?

  • Lowest prices among the competitors. And this is not because their boosters are worse than other companies have, this is because the percentage the company takes from boosters is tiny.
  • Client-oriented support center. A client is always right, and this is a golden rule of marketing, that is used in LoL boosting services.
  • Sales, Discounts, and Loyalty program. Yes, Boosteria has the cheapest price list even without discounts, but with discounts and Loyalty program this low prices just turn into tiny.
  • Boosteria points. For each order, each friend that ordered by your referral link you will receive Boosteria point. For what you can use them? For even more discounts, of course!
  • LoL Coaching. Ever wanted to learn all the tricks in League of Legends, but do not have enough of time? Professional LoL player will teach you everything he knows for a small fee.

And this is not all list of advantages that this boosting company can offer to you. But besides them, Boosteria has their blog, where professional boosters posted fresh champion guides, unique articles about LoL, and League of Legends new skins review.


League of Legends – Missions

LoL Quests will not spoil your game

The quests will set new goals for achievement in the Summoners Rift, and for their fulfillment players will receive unique images, summoner icons, and some loot as a reward. This is an unexplored territory in the League of Legends, so we do not know what it will lead to in a couple of years, but we have guidelines that will help to distinguish a good mission from a bad one.

This is a delicate moment. It is important for us that the tasks do not have a negative impact on your games. This means that assignments should not prompt play on defeat or play in suboptimal ways. However, this rule provides exceptions, when all five players will have the same goal.

Not all tasks can be performed in one session, but no tasks will depend only on how much you are ready to play.

In short, we want players to enjoy the task – or a sense of satisfaction from overcoming the challenges.

Quests in League of Legends

MISSIONS – THE PURPOSE OF THE GAME?

Do not worry, the first and most important line of the League of Legends is a game in which players fight each other in the Rift. This is not a role-playing game; We do not want our game to be based on the execution of tasks or the deletion of lines on the list. We are not going to flood the game with a stream of tasks only to change the usual state of things.

With the help of tasks, we want to add depth to those elements of the game that you already like. Now the regional teams and teams responsible for the events will have the opportunity to add assignments to diversify your gaming experience with new goals and rewards. You will be able to perform a number of tasks to show your support for M19 (or Na’Vi, if you are the same masochist as me) and get a unique icon, or relive the story of a new character with a set of tasks dedicated to him.

The quest system is now in its infancy, and we plan to start from a small. In the end, it is your opinion will determine its place in the League of Legends, so do not forget to share your impressions – good and bad – as new tasks are released.


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Origins: Jinx

Psycho Arsenal aka Jinx

A long time ago, riot games were open the new ideas, and anyone can share their ideas about new champions. And Riot games received many sketches and pictures. This was a great source of inspiration to all developers.

A few years ago an artist Katie de Sousa presented an art of psycho girl with big guns. Katie just loves villains and she decided to add some chaos in the peaceful world of Runeterra.

Developers note

Jinx portrait

The champion – maniac with big guns – looked great, but she looks like Miss Fortune with a different hair and tattoos. By the way, the first name of this champion was Psycho Arsenal, and she was just an idea for a long time… while a small fan group decided to bring Psycho Arsenal to the League of Legends.

One of the main fans of this champion was August “Jinxylord” Brauning. Riot developer always wants to make a champion that has a rocket launcher and a machine gun. And this was a great opportunity to make the dream true.

Firstly Psycho Arsenal’s color must be green and she was sexy as hell. But developers wants a unique female champion that will be different from the others. Psycho Arsenal became thinner and thinner and her guns – bigger and bigger. In the end, she became a little girl with enormous weapons, and Jinxylord really likes how this look.

Psycho Arsenal’s look was greatly changed, but all her three main features are still unchanged:

  • The long blue braids to the floor
  • The manic expression of the face
  • And guns… a lot of guns

Nature of Jinx

Mad jinx

In the process of working on the Jinx, the same question of its character was always up: how angry is she? Of course, the character was a villain, but would Jinx kill people in cold blood? Or she just wants to have fun, though her kind of “fun” includes smoldering ruins? August Comments: “Although Jinx killed a lot of people, we don’t hold her for a serial killer from head to toe.”

Jinx just bored, and she wants to have fun. The girl doesn’t care about random victims of explosions.

In the end, the nature of the Jinx and the style of the game behind this character are based on the borderline between uncontrolled dangerous madness and fun. “Perhaps the essence of the Jinx is given in her music video“, thinks August. She laughs, amuses and blows everything, but not always anointed with the blood of the enemies. This is Jinx.”


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