NA Regionals at PAX Prime Day 2 Recap!!

Posted on at 7:27 PM by Seranaya
Day 2 is finished and we now have our complete semi-final lineup! Another two teams have been removed from the standings leaving only our top 4.

Arcade Sona and Riot Graves Available in the Store!

Posted on at 8:09 PM by Moobeat
Since  this seasons NA Regionals are well underway at PAX Prime, we have some new skins entering the store! You can now purchase the fabulous Arcade Sona and have another chance to grab Riot Graves before he leaves the store again!
Riot Graves and Arcade Sona are available in the store to mimic the skins being given away, by Riot, at PAX Prime!
These skins are available for Summoners across all regions. Continue reading to for more information and to see skin previews!

New Champion & Skin Sale 8/31 - 9/3

Posted on at 8:09 PM by Moobeat
A new sale & skin sale is starting tomorrow, August 31st, and running through September 3rd. This time you around can pick up Cassiopeia for 487 RP, Heimerdinger for 487 RP, Shen for 487 RP, Tribal Ryze for 260 RP, Executioner Mundo for 487 RP, and Battlecast Urgot for 487 RP.
 
Continue reading for some video previews of the skins that are on sale... you know, in case you just can't make up your mind!

NA Regionals at PAX Prime Day 1!

Posted on at 6:49 PM by Seranaya
Day 1 of our season 2 regionals is over and we've got our first two eliminations! What a great day for the two teams that have moved on to the next round!
Here's a complimentary awesome picture of two of our casters, Rivington and Phreak
Want to see who won? Continue on -->

The Season Two Championship site and Championship Riven.

Posted on at 9:59 AM by Moobeat
The Season 2 World Championship is imminent and Riot has finally put up additional details!

Included in their post is information about ticket presales, event times, an FAQ about events, and a sneak peak at the swag bag you could receive for attending the World Finals, featuring Ryze & Tryndamere Statues, a Riven Championship Skin, and a Riven Championship Summoner Icon.

Late August Patch Notes

Posted on at 3:16 PM by Moobeat
The patch notes for the upcoming Late August patch are up and the update is scheduled for deployment later tonight!

Servers will be coming down around 1:00 PDT for NA servers, 2:00 AM UK Time for EUW, & 2:00 AM CEST for EUNE and the patch will be applied as quickly as possible. Estimated time for application is around six hours.

8-29 PBE Update: Finishing Touches

Posted on at 3:06 PM by Moobeat
An update has been applied to the PBE! I can only assume these small changes are just to add some polish to the imminent Late August patch. The changes include an awesome update to Arcade Sona's death animation and a small fix for Syndra's champion page.

More Interesting Info from the @Ezreal post.

Posted on at 1:45 AM by Moobeat
If you are a frequent visitor of Riot's Dev Tracker, you may have stumbled across the ponderous "@Ezreal" thread at one point or another. This bad boy, originally created in 2010, is currently weighing in at over 600 pages long and features over 300 responses from Ezreal, one of the game designers over at Riot games.  Periodically, Ezreal will sit down and submit some massive posts filled with answers to any game related questions summoners may have for him.

Colt 'Ezreal' Hallam has had a hand in creating over a third of the champions in League of Legends, as well as doing extensive work on Dominion.
I was certainly glad to find out that he posted three big replies today, chocked full of good information. I've picked out the more informative or interesting posts from those replies and clumped the similar questions together to make a bit easier to digest.

NA Regionals/One Nation of Gamers Pubstomps!

Posted on at 7:50 PM by Seranaya
Well, here we are! Halfway through the week and heading fast towards PAX Prime and the Season 2 North American Regionals in Seattle!
PAX Prime starts this weekend August 31st until September 2nd.

8-27 PBE Update: New Splash arts & DV Diana Changed.

Posted on at 8:49 PM by Moobeat
New splashes for the upcoming Nautilus, Ziggs, and Sona skins! Syndra is in here too!
The PBE has been updated! The change list includes a slew of new splash arts for unreleased skins, some alterations to the Dark Valkyrie Diana skin, and small buff for Jarvan IV.

New Champ & Skin Sale 8/28 - 8/31

Posted on at 6:01 PM by Moobeat

Our next batch of champion and skin sales are coming! This time around, you can pick up Jax for 292 RP, Urgot for 487 RP, and Darius for 487 RP. Your skin selections are Royal Guard Fiora for 487 RP, Imperial Xin Zhao for 260 RP, or Commando Galio for 487 RP. These sales are only good between 8/28 and 8/31.

Continue on for some video previews of these skins!

Final day at MLG Raleigh: ARAM & DISQUALIFICATIONS

Posted on at 5:10 PM by Seranaya
(This story is ongoing and continuing to unfold, please bear with me and check back for updates)

What an intense day of games in Raleigh, North Carolina, and what an interesting and awful twist to end it with


 Here's what happened.....

Sona & Morgana Vinyl Sticker Giveaway! ( CLOSED )

Posted on at 10:34 AM by Moobeat
 ( This giveaway is OVER. Winners will be/have been notified. Thanks for entering!! )

I have two more League of Legends themed vinyl stickers to giveaway! This time I have both Sona and Blade Mistress Morgana.

Diana Restriction at PAX & a "macro solution" for Itemization

Posted on at 10:06 PM by Moobeat
I have two small red posts for you, one about Diana being restricted for the upcoming NA Regionals and the other, from Morello, about a "macro solution" to itemization.

MLG Raleigh Day 2 & Campus Party Berlin grand finals!

Posted on at 6:43 PM by Seranaya
Day two of MLG Raleigh and the final day of Campus Party Berlin have come to a close. We are left with our MLG final four and our CPB winners!! We will start with CPB and then continue on to MLG Raleigh day 2.

Continue reading to see what happened, who won, and what's up next!

Late August Patch Preview

Posted on at 9:54 PM by Moobeat
The patch preview for our upcoming patch has been released! Check out the upcoming changes for Abyssal Scepter, Diana, Graves, Corki, Ezreal, and Eve!

MLG Raleigh/ Campus Party Berlin Results

Posted on at 7:54 PM by Seranaya
 (This will be updated for the last games tonight after they are finished so stay tuned!)

Hey everyone! Here I am again to update you after a successful first day at MLG: Raleigh and an exciting semi-finals day at Campus Party Berlin! I will post VODs once they are up for your viewing pleasure.

So how did it all play out? Lets continue reading to find out!

8-24 PBE Update: Katarina changes.

Posted on at 6:46 PM by Moobeat
Another small update was applied to the PBE tonight. It contained tentative balance changes for Katarina and Ziggs, as well as a tweak to the still unreleased Syndra.

8-23 PBE Update: Gragas Nerf and New Option

Posted on at 11:05 PM by Moobeat
A small PBE patch was deployed tonight. While there are still no new splash arts and Syndra is still not available for play, the patch did contain an increase to the cooldown of Gragas's ult, a new "Suppress Public Notifications" option, a cool down display for Sheen/other items, and the return of the PC Bang rewards.

MLG Raleigh Begins!!!!

Posted on at 8:15 PM by Seranaya
Here's the tournament so many people have been waiting for! Today, August 24th, 2012 marks the beginning of MLG: Raleigh!
MLG Raleigh lasts from August 24th until the the 26th
I've got all the information you need to know who's who, what's going on, when, and what they're playing for! Continue reading to check it out:


Champion & Skin Sale 8/24 - 8/27

Posted on at 5:15 PM by Moobeat

New sale time! This time around you can pick up Nautilus for 487 RP, Morgana for 292 RP, and Caitlyn for 487 RP. Skin wise, you have the opportunity for purchase either Atlantean Fizz, Loch Ness Cho'Gath, or Deep Sea Kog'Maw for 487 RP each. This sale lasts between from August 24th until August 27th.

Arcade Sona NOT Pax Exclusive; available for everyone!

Posted on at 12:38 PM by Moobeat
Phreak has some good news for those of you enamored with the newly unveiled Arcade Sona:
"AFAIK Arcade Sona will be equivalent to Metal Rammus:

Given out at a convention, but available to everyone."
This is fantastic news! Arcade Sona is labeled as "PaxSona" in the game files, leading us to originally believe that she would join PAX Jax, PAX Sivir, and PAX Twisted Fate as a skin only available to those who visited this years PAX Prime event.

Vesh also confirmed this news, clarifying:
"She will be given out at the event, but will still be made available in stores permanently and in ALL territories."

Campus Party Berlin Day 2!

Posted on at 4:04 AM by Seranaya

Here we go, day 2 of CPB and we have a more well-known line up for you all to watch today!
I will update this as the day goes on, I'm off to work!

8-22 PBE Update: Syndra and Arcade Sona

Posted on at 7:09 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! Syndra's default model, her release skin Justicar Syndra, a new Arcade Sona skin, tons of balance changes, and a new refund button in the store highlight the big changes this PBE patch.

Syndra, Arcade Sona, and Justicar Syndra.
Continue reading to catch the scoop on all of the exciting new changes, but please remember all this information is tentative and subject to change.

PSA: Suspensions Being Issued For False Reports

Posted on at 6:05 PM by Moobeat
Starting a few hours ago, there was a surge of short duration ( ~7 days ) bans going out across the community. This, of course, sent many summoners into an outrage and has lit the forum ablaze with threads about unjust or "random" bans. Luckily, RiotKiddington stepped up to clear the air, saying "In short, we are issuing bans to people who spams false reports. "

Campus Party Berlin Day 1 Results!

Posted on at 6:03 PM by Seranaya
Hey S@20!

What a great first day at Campus Party Berlin. Group A was the focus today and we now have our teams that are moving on to the semi-finals on Friday! After a day of great matches and a few surprising wins, we can smoothly move into group B playing tomorrow.
Note: I will post the VODs when they are up!

Continue reading to find out how it all went!

Rengar now available!

Posted on at 3:22 PM by Moobeat
Rengar is now available on all of the NA and EU servers!
Right along side Rengar is his release skin Headhunter Rengar. You can pick it up for 975 RP or you can pick up the release bundle, featuring the skin and champion, for 1462 Riot Points until the end of the week.
HH Rengar features new effects on several of his abilities. Different particles on his Q, new effect on his W, and the texture for his E is a hook instead of a ball.

This weekend: MLG Raleigh, Campus Party Berlin!

Posted on at 3:30 AM by Seranaya

And so begins another big weekend in League of Legends tournaments! MLG Raleigh begins on Friday, August 24th. Campus Party Berlin begins on Wednesday, August 22nd. The first and most popular tournament is the MLG Summer Championships - Raleigh! This is a majorly star-studded event.
MLG Summer Championship begins this weekend!
Also starting this weekend is the Campus Party Berlin tournament which has quite a few well known teams as well. Continue reading to find out who's playing, where they're playing and what they're playing to win!

8-20's Red Posts: Xypherous on GA and Top Lane

Posted on at 12:37 AM by Moobeat
Today's small batch of red posts features two informative, although not definitive, posts from Xypherous, an Associate Technical Designer, about the current power level of the Guardian Angel and about Riot's plans to "fix up" top lane.

Champion Spotlight: Rengar, the Pridestalker

Posted on at 10:17 PM by Moobeat
The Rengar's champion spotlight is up!
I can only assume this means it's only a matter of time before the Pridestalker prowls his way right into the live servers!

8-20 PBE Update: Small Changes to Rengar's Q

Posted on at 8:51 PM by Moobeat
A very small patch was applied to the PBE tonight. The only change I've been able to spot is a reduction on the bonus damage on Rengar's Savagery ferocity bonus. It was reduced from 170% bonus damage to 150% bonus damage.
Considering how scary this first blood tactic is, I'm totally ok with this change.
Hopefully this teeny tiny little patch means Riot is tossing in some last minute tweaks to get Rengar ready for his big debut!

Champion & Skin Sale 8/21 - 8/24

Posted on at 8:28 PM by Moobeat
A new sale is starting up soon! Between 8/21 and 8/24, you can pick up Ezreal for 487 RP, Trundle for 487 RP, Taric for 292 RP, Bloodstone Taric for 487 RP, Pentakill Yorick for 487 RP, and Full Metal Pantheon for 487 RP.

The Creation of Rengar: Art and Style

Posted on at 3:35 PM by Moobeat
While we still haven't heard anything regarding Rengar's upcoming release, Riot did just post up the art spotlight and an interview with the Rioters behind Rengar's aesthetics and feel. "Continue reading" to check out the lengthy interview!

Sight / Vision Ward Keychain Giveaway! ( CLOSED )

Posted on at 2:53 PM by Moobeat
 ( CONTEST IS OVER!  Winners will be notified shortly! Thanks for participating! )

Upset that there isn't a lot of news coming out? Don't worry! I have a giveaway to make up for it. This giveaway features both a Vision Ward keychain and a Sight Ward  keychain!
Blurry phone pictures are awesome!

Gamescom Spoilers! TSM Invitationals!

Posted on at 8:03 PM by Seranaya
Like usual, WARNING: SPOILERS

Hey S@20, Seranaya here with a short update about the weekend tournaments. What a fantastic weekend filled with great match-ups between the best of the best! Gamescom in Cologne, Germany has ended and we now have our teams that are qualified for the Season 2 championship in LA from Europe. The top 3 placed teams have also earned a spot in the newly revamped season 3 by Riot Games.
Who are these top 3 European teams you ask? Continue reading to find out!

A few loose ends on a slow news day.

Posted on at 4:00 AM by Moobeat
News has been slow over the past day or so. From Gamescom absorbing all the Rioters and dampening our amount of red posts to the recent reveal of Syndra cutting off any additional spoilers or murmurs about the next champion, we haven't had a lot going on outside of all the eSports stuff.

Here is a small grab bag of different things to keep you entertained! Featuring the return of an old Teemo bug, a new survey from Riot about some potential features for Spectator mode, some new Chinese splash arts, and more!

Everything about Syndra: Stats, Abilities, Art & More!

Posted on at 1:49 PM by frostyNinja
As Moobeat and Serenaya are unavailable for the time being (they are taking part in a local LAN tournament so cross your fingers and wish them luck), I have the task to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest! Long story short, I'm frostyNinja and I'm the guy who designed Surrender at 20's new layout.
I know how everyone is eager to know more and more about the recently revealed and upcoming champion - Syndra, The Dark Sovereign. And I know all of your hardcore players out there just NEED to know all the finest details around her, like her base stats, for example. Fear not! We've got you covered...

Thanks to the kind assistance of a fellow under the name of Simburgur who's currently at Gamescom, I have some really interesting stats to share with you here! Make sure to also take a look at his Reddit post on this same subject: http://reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/ye8h5/

Continue reading to find out what Syndra's base and skill stats are!

More Gamescom Footage of Syndra

Posted on at 6:50 AM by Moobeat
Now that the dust is settling over at Gamescom, a lot of new footage is coming out about Syndra. This here is one of the better filmed and better explained videos I've seen. It features Travis "Volibar" George talking about champ #104 and showcasing her kit.

There are also some quick shots of her splash art and her lore ( spoiler alert: she isn't related to Kassadin ).

Solomid Invitational #7 Saturday!

Posted on at 3:57 AM by Seranaya
Hey Surrender@20!

This weekend is crazy busy with tournaments, in case you haven't noticed. The 7th Solomid Invitational tournament which boasts a roster of well known teams. It is a double elimination tournament  hosted by our very own Team SoloMid!

Also be sure to check out this post for updates on the Gamescom regional finals in Cologne, Germany.

Team SoloMid has been hosting weekly invitationals with an investment of $100,000! With so many talented and popular teams involved, it's sure to be a great tournament with some fantastic match-ups!

New Champion/Skin Sale for August 17th through the 20th

Posted on at 12:39 AM by Moobeat
We have a new sale going on! Don't miss your chance to pick up Miss Fortune for 487 RP, Olaf for 487 RP, Sona for 487 RP,  Dark Crystal Ryze for 487 RP, General Wukong for 487 RP,  and Buccaneer Tristana for 260 RP.

Continue reading to see the video previews for the skins on sale!

Teemo Pillow Giveaway.(CLOSED)

Posted on at 10:26 PM by Moobeat
8-19 UPDATE: Contest is over! The winner will be notified shortly. Thanks for the support!

I think it's about time for another giveaway! This time around I have a very soft and very cuddly Teemo pillow to giveaway.

League of Legends Champions Retrospective

Posted on at 5:39 PM by Moobeat
The staff over at Riot Games have thrown together a small video to give Summoners a look behind the scenes at what goes into creating their favorite champions.


Syndra, the Dark Sovereign, Revealed at Gamescom

Posted on at 12:58 PM by Moobeat
Here is Riot's official reveal of Syndra, the Dark Sovereign! Check it out below to clear the air on some of the abilities and mechanics we saw yesterday during the initial wave of information from Gamescom 2012.

"In addition to Rengar, we’ll have another upcoming champion available for play at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. After the Pridestalker joins the League, Syndra, the Dark Sovereign, will descend upon the Fields of Justice in the following patch. A magical prodigy, Syndra conjures powerful dark spheres, and even wields enemy minions and monsters as weapons. Here’s the full rundown of her abilities.
  • Transcendent (Passive): Each of Syndra’s normal abilities gain an extra effect at max rank.
    o Dark Sphere: Spheres deal bonus damage to champions.
    o Force of Will: Projectiles briefly knocks enemies into the air.
    o Scatter the Weak: Cone width increases.
  • Dark Sphere: Syndra conjures a dark sphere at a target location, dealing magic damage in an area. The sphere remains for several seconds and can be manipulated by Syndra’s other abilities.
  • Force of Will:
    o First Cast: Grabs a target dark sphere, enemy minion or neutral monster.
    o Second Cast: Throw a grasped dark sphere or enemy at a target area. Enemies struck by the projectile take magic damage and are slowed.
  • Scatter the Weak: Deals magic damage in a cone and knocks enemies away based on how close they are to Syndra. Dark spheres within the area-of-effect are also knocked back, dealing magic damage and stunning enemies in their path.
  • Unleashed Power (Ultimate): Draws upon Syndra’s full cataclysmic power, harnessing all active dark spheres to deal additional magic damage to an enemy champion.

Morello's interview with Buffed.de

Posted on at 10:31 AM by Moobeat
Morello is quite the busy man these days. He did an interview with buffed.de where he talked extensively about Syndra, Season 3, and much more.
You can find the interview here.  (Sorry, I can't embed the video as the site doesn't allow it. )

Here is some of the more interesting information mentioned in the 21 minute long interview:
  • The first few minutes talk about eSports and Season 3. Nothing big or new, but he talks about player salaries, the Challenger Circuit which promotes amateur teams "going pro", a bigger prize pool for S3 ( no amount noted ), and the weekly professional games that will be streamed.
  • Dark Sovereign is indeed Syndra and is available, in full capacity, for players to try out at Gamescom. No more conspiracies about DS being another, different new champion.
  • Syndra can pick up any neutral monster in the game, except for Baron and Dragon. This includes  blue and red buff monsters. There are a few cool interactions, like if Syndra throws red buff it applies the red buff effect on hit.
  • No plans to make all champions free to play, a la DOTA 2 or HoN.
  • They are working on a way to reward players who positively contribute to the community.
  • Riot is definitely aware of the player demand for ARAM matchmaking.
  • Riot plans to deliver on a "monster" champion  non-humanoid!) sometime this year.

Gamescom Regional Finals!

Posted on at 4:01 AM by Seranaya
Today is the day! The European regional finals at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany have begun! We have a fantastic schedule with Europe's greatest teams battling it out for a chance to attend the Season 2 world championships in Los Angeles! With grand prize in this tournament being $40,000 you can imagine the games will be intense! Along with cash prizes and an invitation to the Season 2 championships, the top 3 teams in this tournament will be invited to take part in the new season 3 eSports league being provided by Riot.

This post will be updated throughout the weekend with information such as who won each BO3.
This tournament decides which European team will be represented at the Season 2 world championships in Los Angeles on October 13th.

Full Metal Rammus and Riot Graves available at Gamescom

Posted on at 1:02 AM by Moobeat
Riot just put up a post regarding two new skins, Full Metal Rammus and Riot Graves, that will be available at the currently in progress Gamescom 2012, via a physical card handed out by Rioters present at the event. These wonderful skins are also currently available for purchase on live servers! Both skins carry a price tag of 975 and feature a slew of new animations and particles.
Riot Nasus is also available in the store for the last time ever. Pick him up before August 19th or forever hold your peace!
Continue on down the post for splash arts, animation previews, and more information about these brand spankin' new skins.

New Splash Arts for Morgana and Miss Fortune.

Posted on at 12:10 AM by Moobeat
Over on the official League of Legends Facebook, Riot shared two brand new splash arts - one for Morgana and one for Miss Fortune. Look below to grab a sneak peak of them before they work their way into the client in the near future!

Champion Relaunch Spotlight: Katarina

Posted on at 12:51 PM by Moobeat
Need some tips on how to play Katarina after her recent update? Don't worry, Riot's updated champion spotlight has got you covered!


A Free Mundo Ringtone and... something for Udyr?

Posted on at 9:01 AM by Moobeat

J.S Gilbert, the voice actor responsible for the voicing such champions as Sion, Skarner, Gragas, and many others has made a little something to give back to the League of Legends community. Over on his website ( which at the time of posting is exploding because of all the traffic ), he put up a fancy ringtone featuring everyone's favorite Madman of Zaun, Dr. Mundo!

New champion, Syndra, playable at Gamescom.

Posted on at 6:03 AM by Moobeat
As promised, Riot's booth at Gamescom 2012 boasts a preview of our next champion! I'd like to introduce you to Syndra!
She is an AP mage and her kit revolves around manipulating the floating spheres that swirl around her. She is fully playable at Gamescom, right along side our other upcoming champion, Rengar.

Check out part one ( of two ) of Curse's video of her, fresh from Riot's booth at Gamescom.


This week in e-sports & Introductions

Posted on at 8:06 PM by Seranaya
Slight changes and additions have been made!

Hey everyone and welcome to the new e-sports section of Surrender@20! I'm Seranaya and I'm here to bring you news about tournaments, teams and streams!

In case you missed it this weekend, the IPL Faceoff: San Fransisco Showdown attracted teams from all over to San Fransisco to compete. It was a tournament that included four invited teams and four qualified teams. These teams were Team SoloMid, Curse, Legion, mTw.NA, Dynamic, Orbit Gaming, World Elite, and Singapore Sentinels. It was a double elimination tournament with a total prize pool of $40,000.

The team that everyone had been talking about, Singapore Sentinels, was popular because of a video posted before the tournament. The video talks about the hard work put into Singapore Sentinels being able to represent Singapore at the IPL Faceoff and hopefully, the Season 2 finals.
 The video featuring the Singapore Sentinels that made them the Cinderella team

WARNING: SPOILERS

Mid August Patch Notes

Posted on at 6:14 PM by Moobeat
The Mid August Patch notes are up! Stay tuned to this thread to track the patch's status as its being applied to the live servers.

Pretty much everything is here, in far better detail than we saw for the tentative PBE notes. No Rengar just yet, but this is something we've come to expect after the last few champions. There are also a few undocumented changes that you can find way down at the bottom of the post.

Rengar, the Pridestalker, Revealed!

Posted on at 6:04 PM by Moobeat
Riot has put up the official announcement revealing Rengar's kit and lore. I have a sneaking suspicion this confirms the patch rolling out later tonight!

Hit the jump to check it out.

Teemo Hat Giveaway ( CLOSED )

Posted on at 10:24 AM by Moobeat
 ( THIS CONTEST IS OVER! Thanks for the entries!! )

To kick off the celebration of Surrender at 20's brand spankin' new design, I have a fantastic, handmade Teemo Hat to give away.

Champion & Skin Sale August 14th - August 17th

Posted on at 8:42 AM by Moobeat

There is a new sale on the block. This sale's selection features Corki reduced to 487 RP, Sejuani reduced to 487 RP, and Jarvan IV reduced to 487 RP. Additionally, Subterranean Nautilus is reduced to 487 RP, Warmonger Sion to 487 RP, and Ravager Nocturne to 260 RP. The sale ends on Friday, August 17th, so act fast!

8-13 PBE Update: New Splash Arts.

Posted on at 9:36 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated, but not with anything too fancy.  The changes primarily consist of a slew of additional skins splash arts and some heavy alterations to the Rengar specific item, Bonetooth Necklace.

Here are the new splash arts for Riot Graves and Headhunter Rengar.
Riot Graves
Headhunter Rengar

S@20 got a make over.

Posted on at 2:56 PM by Moobeat
Woah, what is all this? Why does Surrender at 20 look so different all of a sudden? WHERE IS THE PURPLE?

Pull up a chair and let good ole' Moobeat explain.








A while back ago a very generous fan emailed me with a proposition to improve Surrender at 20. He offered to work with me to craft a better S@20 experience, one free from the chains of default blogger template. Knowing diddly squat about fancy beepboop website things, I graciously excepted FrostyNinja's offer and we began to hash out the details. This here what we decided on and I think it is a big improvement. Why don't we take a look at some of the improvements and new features?


One of the most prominent features is the new navigation bar at the top of the screen. This handy little device will help you quickly navigate to whatever sort of content you are looking for, instead of having to drudge through all of the old posts to get there. For example, say you wanted to see what the latest PBE update was, but you hadn't visited to the site a few days. You'd have a rough time trying to find that information and you'd probably channel that hatred into hating poor little Teemo. Now all you have to do it smack the button at the top and it'll take you right there. There is a button for each of the common types of content found here at S@20, but let's take a quick look at each category and what you can expect to find there:
Home
This will lead you to an unfiltered list containing any and all S@20 posts. This is your best option for finding all of the most recent posts.

Red Posts
This will lead you to the very commonly posted Red post collections, featuring interesting tidbits from the Riot staff about all sorts of upcoming changes.

Live Servers
This will filter to posts specifically about updates for the live servers. Common content includes patch notes, new champion releases, skin releases, new feature launches, and skin/champion sales.

PBE
This will return a list of information pulled from each PBE update. This a a good place to find information about upcoming features, champions, skins, and other content that hasn't yet made it to the live servers.

Leaks
If you visit the leaks section, although not the most commonly updated part of the site, you will be privy to tentative information that wasn't exactly supposed to make it out to the public.  Some examples of this would be all of the champions pulled from the 6-8 PBE update or the early reveal of Rengar's Bonetooth necklace.

eSports League
Starting soon, S@20 will feature more in depth and comprehensive coverage of the competitive League of Legends scene. This is something many of you have emailed me about and I'm glad to have a new staff member, Seranaya, on board to provide that for you.
Contests
This one is pretty self explanatory, but it will filter you to all of the awesome contests and giveaways. I'll have a lot more of these coming up, many more than I have ever had in the past.

Another new feature is the site map located at the bottom of the page. Nothing fancy here, but you can find links back to the top of the page, a small ( yet currently incomplete) About page to give you some insight on the page and the people behind it, a donation link, and a direct link to the archive of site updates. My email address is also plastered down there.

Our last big improvement is the "Continue Reading" link at the bottom of posts on the main page.

This change is to address the issue of the the main page being too cluttered and you having to constantly mouse wheel down through all the long, yet wonderful updates. This will tidy things up a bit and hopefully shrink down average load times as you won't be sucking up bandwidth with all those extra pictures and youtube links. It's important to note that I have to go back and insert breaks in all the posts, but this is something I'm currently chugging through asap!


In addition to these new fancy things, a few items have been moved around. You'll notice the social media buttons are now resting at the tip top of the page and the site archive, which is now a tasteful drop down menu, has been slapped right at the top of the side bar. Search bar is exactly where it used to be, one of the lone features to go totally untouched. What a trooper!

As always, I'm eagerly accepting your feedback and criticism, After all, this update is to improve the S@20 experience for you guys. The current design was in direct response to recommendations I received from my previous post. Feel free to leave comments below, tweet me, facebook me, or whatever! You can also interact directly with FrostyNinja over on reddit, where he is hosting a small AMA about the design process.

You also might be delighted to hear that I'll be doing contests and giveaways for the rest of the week in celebration of the new design. I'll have the first one up soon enough, but until then would you like a small peak at just a few of the items I have to give away?



P.S: We are aware the mobile version is a little dorked up right now. That is the next hurdle we will be tackling! Expect it to be updated soon, but in the mean time it is just a plain Jane sort of layout. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Champion Sneak Peek: Rengar, the Pridestalker

Posted on at 12:43 PM by Moobeat
 Riot has put up the official sneak peek teaser for our next champion,  Rengar, The Pridestalker!
"Your enemy’s heart beats nervously, pumping faster as you approach. The time is right for the perfect strike, that split-second when your victim thinks no one has followed. Whether you meet Rengar face-to-face on the battlefield or back-to-blade during the hunt, you’re never alone and never safe when the Pridestalker’s chosen you as his trophy."

Mid August Patch Preview

Posted on at 8:53 AM by Moobeat
The Mid August patch preview is out and it has oodles of changes for Garen, Katarina, Varus, Zyra, and a small change for buddy lists.


8-10 PBE Update: Astronautilus, Pool Party Ziggs, and more.

Posted on at 9:59 PM by Moobeat
 The PBE has, again, been updated! Granted this update is significantly smaller than the massive update yesterday,  we still have new skins for Ziggs & Nautilus, updated ability icons for Katarina, and a confirmation about an upcoming Gangplank skin.

As always, keep in mind this content is tentative and could change before hitting the live servers.

8-9 PBE Update: Rengar, New skins, Kat Update, and more!

Posted on at 9:11 PM by Moobeat

Are you ready for a long post? I hope so because the PBE has been updated with a slew of new stuff! Rengar is fully available for testing, we have oodles of new skins, there is a complete set of updated Katarina skins ( including two textures for future skins that are incomplete ), a set balance changes, some files relating to an upcoming UI update, and much more!

It looks like Riot's little item page mishap was legit and it would seem Rengar is our next champion! Check out his splash, model, lore, kit and so much more! You may also choose to gaze upon his release skin, Hunter Rengar.
Rengar