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Here are the updates and notes for VALORANT Patch 1.08

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Riot is knuckling down on Raze in VALORANT’s latest patch, upgrading the Guardian, and lowering the chance of returning to the same map back to back.

Raze is invariably one of the strongest agents in competitive mode, from Iron one, all the way to Radiant. Riot is bringing her down a peg in Patch 1.08 and targeting her satchel damage.

The Guardian, on the other hand, is scarcely used in solo queue, with players favoring the Vandal and Phantom. To bring the Guardian back into contention, its fire rate is being increased and its cost lowered.

Here are the full list of updates coming to VALORANT’s Patch 1.08.

Agent updates

Raze

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Blast Pack

  • Initial damage reduced to 15 with a 0.2 meter inner radius, falling off to 5 minimum damage
  • Once the satchel lands, it arms after 0.5 seconds, increasing its max damage to 50
  • Shooting the blast pack causes it to detonate, dealing its current damage amount
  • Satchel no longer does damage allies

Weapon updates

Guardian

  • Price reduced from 2500 to 2400
  • Improved Rate of fire from 4.75 to 5.25 RPS (rounds per second)
  • Improved weapon recovery from 0.35 after 3 bullets to 0.2925 after 3 bullets

Map rotation changes

  • Matchmaking queue for all modes has been updated to measure all your recently played maps, throughout all modes, so that for any given queue you:
  • Have a better chance of playing on a map you haven’t played recently
  • Are much less likely to play on the same map several games in a row

Quality of life

  • Observers will now see a timer rather than their screen being obscured when observing a player who is blinded
  • Fullscreen blind for observers can be turned back on in the options, for all you masochists
  • Minimap performance improvements
  • The social panel will now pause sorting while you’re hovering or interacting with it
  • Updated verbiage in the All Ranks modal in the Career page to be more consistent with Competitive overtime rules

Bug fixes

  • Prime Classic VFX fixed
  • There was a bug in which upgrade Prime levels (2–4) were not playing the correct tracers, sound fx, and other VFX
  • Fixed a bug where the End of Game screen would display a “Still processing” message, and then wouldn’t show that match in your Career tab
  • Fixed a bug where “High Skill Disparity” would display in Custom Game Lobbies

Source: https://dotesports.com/valorant/news/here-are-the-updates-and-notes-for-valorant-patch-1-08

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Lenovo Legion Sponsors G2 Esports as Hardware Partner

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Berlin-based esports organization G2 Esports announced that the company signed a sponsorship deal with hardware brand Lenovo Legion. The PC brand will sponsor the organization’s League of Legends, Rainbow 6, Rocket League, Fortnite, and Sim Racing teams

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Legion is the gaming-focused PC brand owned by Chinese technology company Lenovo. The brand is also the hardware partner of Chinese esports organization FunPlus Phoenix (FPX).

G2 Esports’ League of Legends team has arrived in Shanghai and currently remains quarantined for the upcoming League of Legends World Championship, which hardware sponsor will also be a part of.

Apart from Lenovo Legion, G2 Esports has multiple hardware partners, including Logitech, AOC, and GIGABYTE AORUS

G2 Esports also has partnerships with several non-endemic brands, such as energy drink Red Bull, Paysafecard, Domino’s Pizza, and global automobile brand BMW. On Sept.15, Domino’s Pizza Deutschland signed a commercial partnership deal with G2 Esports, becoming the official quick-service restaurant of the organization.

Source: https://esportsobserver.com/lenovo-legion-g2-esports/

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Here’s the schedule for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship

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The 2020 League of Legends World Championship is rapidly approaching, bringing together the top teams from each regional league in Shanghai, China.

The event kicks off on Sept. 25 with the play-ins, before the group stage gets underway on Oct. 3. The knockout stage will begin on Oct. 15, the semifinals a week later on Oct. 24, and the grand finals on Oct. 31.

The winner will hoist the Summoner’s Cup and earn the title of World Champion.

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Here’s the schedule for the event as it unfolds.

Play-in stage

Friday, Sept. 25 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • MAD Lions vs. INTZ Esports
  • PSG Talon vs. Rainbow7
  • Legacy Esports vs. INTZ Esports
  • LGD Gaming vs. PSG Talon
  • Team Liquid vs. MAD Lions

Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • Rainbow7 vs. V3 Esports
  • INTZ Esports vs. Papara SuperMassive
  • V3 Esports vs. Unicorns of Love
  • LGD Gaming vs. Rainbow7
  • Unicorns of Love vs. PSG Talon
  • Papara SuperMassive vs. MAD Lions
  • Team Liquid vs. Legacy Esports

Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • V3 Esports vs LGD Gaming
  • Rainbow7 vs. Unicorns of Love
  • PSG Talon vs. V3 Esports
  • Unicorns of Love vs. LGD Gaming

Monday, Sept. 28 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • Papara SuperMassive SuperMassive vs. Team Liquid
  • MAD Lions vs. Legacy Esports
  • INTZ Esports vs. Team Liquid
  • Legacy Esports vs. Papara SuperMassive

Group stage

Monday, Oct. 5 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • Machi Esports vs. G2 Esports
  • JD Gaming vs. Rogue
  • Top Esports vs. DragonX
  • TBD vs. TBD

Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 4am CT (5pm local time)

  • Suning Gaming vs. Machi Esports
  • DragonX vs. FlyQuest
  • Fnatic vs. Gen.G
  • TBD vs. TBD

Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4am CT (5pm local time)

  • Machi Esports vs. Suning Gaming
  • G2 Esports vs. Machi Esports
  • Suning Gaming vs. G2 Esports
  • TBD vs. TBD

Friday, Oct. 9 at 4am CT (5pm local time)

  • Rogue vs. JD Gaming
  • Damwon Gaming vs. Rogue
  • JD Gaming vs. Damwon Gaming
  • TBD vs. TBD

Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3am CT (4pm local time)

  • Flyquest vs. DragonX
  • Top Esports vs. FlyQuest
  • DragonX vs. Top Esports
  • TBD vs. TBD

You can catch every match on Twitch, YouTube, or lolesports.

Source: https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/heres-the-schedule-for-the-2020-league-of-legends-world-championship

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How to complete “Request The Boss show your army how to really fight” in TFT

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Teamfight Tactics’ fourth Set, Fates, only went live a couple of days ago and introduced new champions, traits, alongside mechanics. A new ranked season also kicked off, and Riot also added new seasonal passes filled with new quests.

Considering the patch added a new Star Shard System, arenas, emotes, and so much more, questing has suddenly increased in value. Completing all the tasks will get you one step closer to unlocking whatever reward you’ve been eyeing, but some quests can look a lot tougher than they look.

What does Request The Boss show your army how to really fight” mean in Teamfight Tactics?

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This is one of those quests that makes you re-read it more than two times. The wording is a bit complicated, and it’s hard to figure out what exactly you need to do to get the quest done.

Though it doesn’t look that way, you can complete this quest by just placing Sett onto the board for only a single round. He’s The Boss, after all, and he needs to be played so he can teach your army how to “really fight.”

If the quest doesn’t get completed for some reason, keep him on board as much as possible. Try getting him to two-star or winning a round with him, basically anything that will maximize your interaction with Sett should allow you to complete the quest if keeping him on the board for a single round doesn’t work out for you. 

Source: https://dotesports.com/tft/news/how-to-complete-request-the-boss-show-your-army-how-to-really-fight-in-tft

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