Red Post Collection: LeBlanc W Speed PBE changes, FF Sade Fan Artist Feature, LCS Summer Finals in NYC & Stockholm, & more

Posted on at 4:34 AM by Moobeat
This morning's red post collection includes Meddler discussing the rise in Cho'Gath's popularity, Velocity on Jayce PBE changes, ricklessabandon on the PBE nerfs to LeBlanc's W, a heads up that the LCS Summer finals are heading to NYC and Stockholm, a Fan Artist Feature on FF Sade, and more!
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Meddler on Cho'Gath

In a boards thread inquiring about the recent rise in Cho'Gath's popularity and if Riot has any nerfs planned, Meddler noted they have no plans for changes at the moment:
"No immediate plans at least. We're liking the way he provides an assassin resistant mid lane option right now, though it's possible his AP ratios might be a bit high given the sort of builds he can pull off from mid lane."

Riot Velocity on the Jayce PBE changes

With a slew of Jayce changes including his R increasing passively as he levels and being able to level up to rank 6 in QWE currently on the PBE, Riot Velocity tweeted out a bit about them!
[1] "Hey all, Riot Jag and I did the Jayce changes that we're looking at for this patch. How do you all feel about them so far? Good/bad? :)"

[2]"The intent behind his new number scaling is that he will be weaker at Rank 5 of the skill but stronger at Rank 6. (1/2)"

[3] "This should be a slight nerf / power neutral change to his early / mid game and should be a minor buff to his Late game power."
Check out the 6/1 PBE update for more information on his set of tentative Jayce changes.

LeBlanc PBE W Speed Changes 

In addition to a reduction in her E's missile width, LeBlanc also received a nerf to her W's speed in the 6/1 PBE update.

Over on twitter, ricklessaban shared:
[1] "yeah, dash speed is down. this is an intentional change for the pbe."

[2] "er, sorry. i was distracted. the speed went from 1600 to 1300 i believe."
Footage of this change from the 6/1 PBE can be found here.

New Map of Runeterra in the works

When asked if we will ever see an updated map of Runeterra (the world in which League of Legends exists in), Jaredan commented:
"Yes.
The team working on it and other foundational aspects of the IP (also, known as Foundations), is working on different individual assets, such as the Harrowing Bilgewater Map and the artifact map of Shurima in the Rek'Sai story teaser." 
The very old and now outdated map of Runeterra can be found here, while the Rek'Sai artifact map can be found here.  The Harrowing Bilgewater map can be found here and below!

Fiora rework still in being worked on

After being mentioned by Riot Scruffy as being up for a rework a few months ago, we haven't heard much about the Fiora update. When asked about it on reddit, Scarizard commented:
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You guys mentioned a Fiora rework a while back. What's up with that?
Still happening! Not gonna go into specifics, but atm it's still going on."

LCS Summer Finals heading to NYC and Stockholm!

The venues for the 2015 NA and EU LCS Summer finals have been announced!
"This August, we’ll be celebrating the peak of the NA and EU 2015 season with Summer Finals at Madison Square Garden, NYC and Hovet Arena, Stockholm!"
Check out the full lolesports article for more information - tickets go on sale later this month!

Fan Artist Feature - FF Sade

Last up we have a fan artist feature on community member FF Sade!
"Hey Summoners! Up next we’re speaking with FF Sade, a talented community artist who’s been on the scene for a while now and well known for her awesome champion portraits. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook to see even more of her art!

If you know someone that you'd like to recommend for a future Fan Artist Feature, please let us know here.


How did you get started creating League of Legends fan art? 
After quitting competitive Smash Bros in 2011, I decided to try out League. This was the patch when Wukong came out, Pantheon’s ultimate was no longer global, and Corki’s Phosphorus Bomb no longer blinded. After all, my hometown friends were all playing it and it was surprisingly extremely popular within the Smash community. 
By the time I hit level 30, I was addicted. I started doodling random champion faces including my favorite champion Rumble. I was pretty scared of posting to a huge place like Reddit and I was sure people would ready up the pitchforks. But the community welcomed it, gave worthwhile feedback, and maybe one person even used a picture as an avatar. At this point, I realized that this was something I’d continue doing.
What's been your favorite piece to create, and why?

“Doom Bots of Doom” was insanely fun to create, since the entire concept was absurd. The idea was a Team Rocket and Super Sentai-esque squad of villains led by their bloodthirsty commander, Annie Bot. It was also a crazy adventure. During the early stages of the project, the house cat named Fiend (name is relevant) shut off my computer before I saved, and later a power outage completely corrupted my file. Though these were huge setbacks, I felt like each redraw improved the quality from the original version. It was a great learning experience, and I’d love to do something like that again. #worth
Do you have a dream project you’d like to work on?

Eventually, I’d like to try creating a comic. It’s incredibly time consuming and I respect people like Kirrys (Leona/Diana and Jayce/Viktor comics) a ton for their unrelenting dedication. The lore of League is vast, so skipping out on a mini-comic would be nothing short of a missed opportunity. It’d be a huge boss battle, but I’d want to do my best in trying to create something the community would like to read.
Who’s your inspiration? Do you have any favorite League fan artists?
There are too many inspirations to name! To name a few: Sky Williams, who has come so far since his Smash Bros days. My English teacher, who in a letter of recommendation questioned why I didn't pursue art at the time. Neil Gaiman, whose “Make Good Art” speech I listen to on a monthly basis. And my father, who being a national champion at martial arts and an excellent physician, still had faith in me and my ridiculous endeavors. 
Art inspirations include (but are not limited to): PK/Zeronis, IronStylus, Hayao Miyazaki, Satoshi Kon, and a fictional character named Eiji Nizuma. In terms of League fan artists, I was first introduced to Rin the Yordle ’s and Artsed ’s works when I started posting art. Their stuff was amazing and I can’t express how much I fangirled. Since then they've improved exponentially, and they step up their game every time they post. 
Uguubear , Kalcedonyx ,QQChrystal, and OhNips I met later, but I have to mention them because they've helped me by being an inspiration and putting up with my dumb art questions. They’re all super driven to succeed. We’re all locked into this endless goal of self-improvement, and seeing others alongside me is really motivating.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with the community?

It’s almost unbelievable how impactful League and its players are. It’s thanks to support from you - the League community - that I was able to receive so many opportunities: meeting incredible people like the artists I wrote about, developing my art, and helping me shape who I am now. Art has always been my passion, but for the longest time, I was just that person who was afraid of showing it. At one point in time, it was nothing more than chicken scratch that I doodled on the back of my homework (which I’d get in trouble for). And it all started changing after a few comments from the League community. The least I can do is to continue to make works that you’ll (hopefully) enjoy. So if you like drawing, don’t be afraid to share with the rest of us! It’s never too late. And to everyone else... keep being awesome, and thanks for sticking with me on this crazy journey!
You can also catch FF Sade in the /All Chat – LCS Party episode where she makes a quick guest appearance!" 

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