8/23 PBE Update: Yorick Champion Update, Chef skins, Championship Zed, and more!

Posted on at 12:33 PM by Moobeat
[NEWS: Yorick champion update // August Bundles // Patch 6.17 Notes ]

The PBE has been updated! As we kick off the 6.18 PBE cycle, we have a HUGE update including the Yorick champion update, Championship Zed, new cooking themed skins for Pantheon, Akali, Leona, and Olaf, tweaks to Championship Riven, and much more!
Continue reading for more information!

Patch 6.17 Notes

Posted on at 11:10 AM by Moobeat

Patch 6.17 is on the way and the official patch notes have been posted!
Continue reading for the complete notes, including a look at upcoming Arcade skins & content, new Sion skin splash arts, upcoming changes to Chroma, a slew of balance changes, & more!

Champion Update: Yorick, the Shepherd of Lost Souls

Posted on at 10:29 AM by Moobeat
[UPDATE: On the PBE for testing as of the 8/23 PBE Update!]

At long last the Yorick champion update is here! Check out Yorick, the Sheperd of Lost Souls!
"Yorick has always been a practical man. He knew he'd need strength to destroy the Black Mists that corrupted the Blessed Isles, even if it meant fighting evil with evil."

Continue reading for more information, including a look at Yorick's updated look, kits, and skins!

Red Post Collection: LoL Funko Pop! avavilable in NA, EU/NA LCS Bundles in shop, Yorick update discussion, & more

Posted on at 1:25 AM by Moobeat
With 6.17 headed our way soon, tonight's red post collection includes discussion on Yorick's recent champion update teasers, the LoL Funko Pop! figures now available in NA, limited time LCS champion and skin bundles now available, several esports posts including IWCQ 2016 schedule, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Patch 6.17 Server Maintenance Announced

Posted on at 5:37 PM by Moobeat
Good news everyone! Server maintenance for our next patch, Patch 6.17, has been scheduled!

On August 24th at 3:00 am PT for NA and 5:00 BST time for EUW servers will go down for maintenance and the 6.17 patch will be applied. EUNE is a bit of a different story this time around due to the upcoming server migration - they will receive the patch later on Thurs/Fri morning evening .

Here's  NA version of the  Network Operations maintenance announcement:
"On 08/24/16, starting at, 01:30 Pacific Time (08:30 UTC), ranked queues will be disabled in preparation for patch 6.17. At 03:00 Pacific time (10:00 UTC), the servers will be shut down and all games currently in progress will end in a draw and stats will not be recorded. We estimate the battlegrounds will be unavailable for 3 hours."
Be sure to check your particular servers status page for your region's specific 6.17 maintenance times:

NAEUWEUNEBRTRLASLANRUOCE

I'll keep you updated as more information on what the patch contains and patch notes become available. In the mean time, feel free to check the  [ 6.17 PBE content ] for a tentative look at what is coming in the patch!

[8/22 Teasers] Yorick rework GIF & Baker Pantheon

Posted on at 11:24 AM by Moobeat
[UPDATE: Both Yorick and Baker Pantheon now on PBE as of 8/23 update!]

It's Monday and we have two new teasers for upcoming content going out on social media - a gif for Yorick's upcoming large scope champion update and a short video of a Baker Pantheon!
Continue reading for more information!

This Week in Esports [August 15th - August 22nd]

Posted on at 10:05 AM by Aznbeat
Following NA & EU Playoffs Semifinals, we're back with a new edition of This Week in eSports!
[Warning: This post contains event spoilers!]

Continue reading for details on current LCS standings, regional standings, various team & player news, roster updates, and more!

Free Champion Rotation, Week of August 23rd

Posted on at 10:02 AM by Aznbeat
The free to play champion rotation for this week features Ahri, Ashe, Braum, Cho'Gath, Jarvan IV, Kog'Maw, Pantheon, Skarner, Thresh, and Zyra.
Continue reading for these champions' regular store prices.

Champion & Skin Sale 8/23 - 8/26

Posted on at 7:13 AM by Aznbeat
A new sale starts tomorrow! Between August 23rd and August 26th you can snag Soul Stealer Vladimir for 675 RP, Celestine Soraka for 487 RP, Safecracker Evelynn for 375 RP, Woad Ashe for 260 RP, Nami for 487 RP, Yasuo for 487 RP, Xerath for 440 RP and Mordekaiser for 395 RP.
Continue reading for a better look at this sale's discounted skins!

NA & EU LCS Summer Playoffs Semifinals

Posted on at 8:07 AM by Aznbeat

Following last week's Quarterfinals, the 2016 NA EU Summer Playoffs continue this weekend with the Semifinals stage!
Continue reading for a (spoiler free) look at team info, schedules, and VODs once they become available!