Update on Rengar's Rework, Two Designers Working on Sion, Esports Competition Ruling: Fining of Bjergsen, Champion And Skin Sale

 

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Update on Rengar's Rework, Two Designers Working on Sion

Originally Posted by Riot (View RedTracker Source)

Yes this is our very first iteration of it as a trinket. We will probably try out giving the option for all 3 trinket active types or even making it a unique active that only Rengar has.
Hey Scruffy, here's a crazy idea I had, that I should probably email you about, but, let's throw caution to the wind.

[Disclaimer, this idea is half-baked and there might be a great reason to not do it]

Trinkets are about vision, right? What if instead of a ward, a scan or a clairvoyance, activating the bonetooth necklace gave you 4 seconds of the heat sensitive detection Rengar gets during his ultimate?
Dear Riotscruffy,
Why does rengar get priority over Sion?
To clarify, Rengar is not getting priority over Sion right now. I am personally working on Rengar, but there are two (yes two) other designers working on Sion as we speak. Sion is a big deal for us and we really want to give him the upgrade he deserves. Rengar may release before Sion, but that is not something that we know for sure yet.

Update time!

First off, the new Rengar kit is really fun and still feels like the Rengar we love. Both Scarizard and I have played some games on him and we are testing him evenly in top and jungle. Here are a few updates from our tests and your feedback:

-The second roar on W ended up feeling kinda clunky and messed up the flow of his play so we are now trying a version where W only does 1 roar but we are lowering the cooldown to let him get ferocity at a faster pace in long fights
-The passive now only decays when out of combat for 10 seconds instead of 10 seconds after an ability has been used. This helps him a lot in the jungle in keeping his stacks up going from camp to camp. It also just makes a bunch more sense as a player.

-Scruffy

Esports Competition Ruling: Fining of Bjergsen

Originally Posted by Riot (View RedTracker Source)

League of Legends Competition Ruling

Player: Søren Bjerg / Bjergsen
Region: North America
Date of Ruling: January 23rd, 2014
Subject: Fine; Violations of LCS Rules

Facts
In late October, Team SoloMid Ownership approached Ninjas in Pyjamas Ownership regarding signing Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg. NiP Ownership granted TSM Ownership permission to speak to Bjergsen directly about the possibility of acquisition. TSM and NiP negotiated a transfer agreement that resulted in Bjergsen joining TSM. During this negotiation, NiP Ownership informed Bjergsen that one of the conditions for his transfer was that he must find a player to fill one of the multiple holes in their roster.

Bjergsen then directly approached another professional player on a different LCS team, Lemondogs, without consulting the team’s manager. He offered this player a significant sum of money to leave his team/contract and to join NiP. The Lemondogs player was interested in the offer, and informed his team of his desire to leave, which eventually resulted in he and two other additional teammates leaving the organization and going to NiP.

Relevant Rules
Section 10.2.12 of the official LCS rule set states:

No Team Member or Affiliate of a team may solicit, lure, or make an offer of employment to any Team Member who is signed to any LCS team, nor encourage any such Team Member to breach or otherwise terminate a contract with said LCS team.

Analysis
Bjergsen cooperated with Riot staff and openly admitted to approaching and encouraging a contracted LCS player to leave his position at Lemondogs. TSM Ownership was not involved in conversations or financial offer to the player and as a result will not face any penalty. 

Ruling
Bjergsen has violated rule 10.2.12 of the LCS Ruleset and will be subject to penalties. 

Competition Penalties
Bjergsen is:
Fined $2000 USD

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Comments

  • #12 ohGr

    The Bjergsen ruling is fair. He's aware what he did broke rules, he didn't deny it, and there was no malicious intent. And the fine is not outlandish, he's probably made 10x's that in subs/donations already.

    Does make me wonder why XDG never got shit for swiping away Bloodwater, I never heard the best things about how that happened, because Coast was still GGU at the time and had no real management.

  • #9 Lord_Arokh

    Also seems like his actions may have indirectly caused the downfall of two LCS teams.  Not really his fault, but if the rules had been followed that may not have happened.  Or the same might have happened, just a speculative statement.

  • #14 homebrowse

    Yes, agreed.

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  • #7 Pelikins

    2,000 USD? Not the end of the world.

    He still gets to play.

    I'm sure 2,000 people would donate a dollar to see Bjergsen's LB and Zed crush people.

    If he needs a donation, sign me up, I'll throw in a couple bucks ;)

  • #11 ohGr

    He's already made way more than that in subs. One dude subbed over 50 times in a day before Bjergsen had a donation account set up.

  • #4 Coaltar

    Really glad to see Riot is keeping up with this kind of thing. Really helps to create an image of credibility and professionalism on the e-sports scene. What Bjergsen did was nothing major, but it was unprofessional for someone in his position. Since e-sports is still so relatively young compared to other sports, there isn't really an established precedent for player conduct and behavior, so I think incidents similar to this are going to continue to happen for a while until some standards are set.

  • #1 ModestChandelure

    I think I'm misunderstanding the rule that Bjergsen broke. Him promising money to a player to join NiP is not allowed? Then are teams themselves not allowed to offer money to get someone to join their team? I know higher pay =/= better team, but is a team promising to pay you more to join them not allowed, even during off season?

  • #2 KeiTakeda

    Im pretty sure the problem was, Bjerg didn't tell the team he was going to talk to one of their players.

  • #3 EntityZero

    The rules are literally written right in the post.

    No Team Member or Affiliate of a team may solicit, lure, or make an offer of employment to any Team Member who is signed to any LCS team, nor encourage any such Team Member to breach or otherwise terminate a contract with said LCS team.

    That's what he violated. Here's how he violated it. Bjergsen directly approached another professional player on a different LCS team, Lemondogs, without consulting the team’s manager. He offered this player a significant sum of money to leave his team/contract and to join NiP. The Lemondogs player was interested in the offer, and informed his team of his desire to leave, which eventually resulted in he and two other additional teammates leaving the organization and going to NiP.

    The rules specifically said he cannot get someone to leave an LCS team and he did. He clearly violated the rules, but took it like a man, cooperated with Riot and (imo) really didn't get much of a penalty. If anything, this is just a warning to other teams out there.

  • #5 Simhacantus

    You actually said it right there yourself. HIM promising money to get another person to leave his/her team is illegal. If the team does it through official channels, then its fine. But you can't have each player sneaking around trying to buy all the best people on their own.

  • #6 ModestChandelure

    Ah, ok. The way that was handled was illegal, him doing it on his own secretly. Makes sense.

  • #8 Lichtbringer

    Makes no sense to me to be honest :D. (The rule).

  • #10 Shadeful

    Imagine this: A guy creates a team that goes into LCS, and that guy has tons of money. They played for a season and that guy sees that they got problem against certain team and knows that their strenght lies in their midlaner. He then goes and secretly gives that guy money to leave that team forcing them to find another midlaner, lowering their cooperation and overrall instinct-guided-teamwork making them do extremely poorly in whole LCS.

    Makes sense for you? It's VERY CLOSE to buying MATCH WINS. That's why it's illegal. Cuz newly formed teams need to have time to practice, longer than week period between next LCS.

  • #13 OfficialPhrozen

    I'm quite happy that he at least admitted it.

    If he had lied about it, he might have been taken off.

    Then TSM would be screwed.

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