This afternoon's red post collection includes a look at a spooky new teaser going around on Riot's social media, Worlds 2016 kicking off 9/29, new Worlds merch now available, small teaser on Pentakill 2, and more!
Praeco later tweeted:
- Red Post Collection: Ivern Champion Insights, Ignite, Mechs vs Minions Podcast, Patch Rundown: Worlds 2016 & more!
- 9/28 PBE Update: Balance Changes & More
- Champion & Skin Sale 9/30 - 10/3
Table of Contents
- New Social Media Teaser
- Ivern Q&A Coming 9/29
- 2016 Worlds Merch Now Available
- 2016 World Championship Starts September 29th
- Meddler on Surrender Timer
- Praeco on new Pentakill album
New Social Media TeaserA spooky new teaser image is going around Riot's social media accounts!
Ivern Q&A Coming 9/29With Ivern on the PBE and testing for a release in 6.20, the team working on Ivern will be headed to the boards on September 29th to host an Ivern Q&A!
"Explore the wild unknown of the boards with Ivern's creators to learn more about the Green Father. Coming at 11 AM PDT on 9/29.
Got a green thumb? Check out more Ivern news here.
2016 Worlds Merch Now AvailableWorlds 2016 merch is now available in the Riot Games merch store including a new Championship Riven figure, bomber jacket, and more!
- Championship Riven Figure -
- "The Exile has returned. Throughout Worlds, the Championship Riven figure also includes a digital unlock of her in-game skin. $30"
- 2016 Worlds Hoodie
- "The official hoodie of Worlds. Be victorious. $65"
- 2016 Worlds Tee
- "The battle for the Championship begins. Who will rise? $25"
- 2016 Worlds Snapback
- "Get hyped. Rep' the official snapback of 2016 Worlds. $30"
- 2016 Worlds Bomber Jacket
- "Celebrate Worlds in style with this limited edition jacket. $120"
2016 World Championship Starts September 29th
More info on group stages available [here].
Meddler on Surrender Timer
In a boards thread inquiring about the possibility of lowering or otherwise changing the surrender timer, Meddler commented:
"We've been looking at early surrender options a bit recently. There are definitely some games it'd be good to allow people to get out of quicker. At the same time we don't want to create a lot of extra games where some of a team chose to give up too early, when other players are doing well enough it's still a winnable game they want to keep playing. What we're thinking of as a result is testing out an early surrender option, but only if the entire team unanimously agrees to surrender. Something like 100% agreement between minutes 15-20 and then normal surrender rules after that. Ensures that no player gets forced out of a game they want to keep playing, while giving an option for things like the 2 people DC'd for a while case, or the 24 to 0 by 14 minutes game that's effectively decided.
Again, that's something we're interested in testing, probably just in a single region to start with, not a committed plan or anything. There are likely other improvements that could be made to the surrender system to, that looks like one of the clearest wins though, hence work on it being tested first."
Praeco on new Pentakill albumPraeco has tweeted out a small teaser for the next PENTAKILL album!
He also added that the vocalist on the track is Jorn Lande.Pentakill album 2 is getting there... little snippet from a current premix pic.twitter.com/xZ8Quy0XRW— Christian Linke (@praeco) September 28, 2016
Praeco later tweeted:
That's all we have for now! Check out the debut Pentakill album SMITE AND IGNITE [here].One of my favorite riffs of the Pentakill 2 album. Time for some gallops! pic.twitter.com/5lEfn93YQA— Christian Linke (@praeco) September 29, 2016
To round out tonight's red post collection, here are a few reminders on current promotions or limited time events!
- September bundles available through September 29th!
- The 2016 World Championship starts on September 29th!
- The 2016 Worlds Pick'em is available now through the 29th! Earn summoner icons and more by participating and guessing correctly!
- Championship Zed, Worlds 2016 summoner icons, legacy content, and more is available through November 6th!