[UPDATED] 1/7 PBE Update: Minor Summoner Icon Updates & 2016 Ranked Season Start Testing

Posted on at 3:34 PM by Moobeat
[NOTE: TB will be shutting down as the new champion experience goes out to live!]

[UPDATE 1/8: 2016 Ranked Season Start on PBE for testing, including dynamic queues enabled!]

A small patch has been pushed to the PBE! As we finish up the 6.1 PBE cycle, a few of the esport teams icons from yesterday have been updated.
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and iterative - what you see may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers! Manage your expectations accordingly. )

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2016 Ranked Season Start PBE Testing

[Update on 1/8]
With the start of the 2016 season right around the corner, 2016 ranked season start is up for testing on the PBE! This includes enabling the upcoming DYNAMIC Queues! While the tests run through the weekend, all other queues will be disabled on the PBE.
"Hey all, 
Over the next few hours we'll be bringing down ranked on PBE to start testing the 2016 season transition. When ranked comes back up, 2015 ranked data will be archived and new champion select with dynamic queues (meaning you can enter queue with 1-5 players in ranked) will be enabled. Remember, tier restrictions remain in place, so even five players can only span two tiers in rank. 
We'll be disabling all other queues over the weekend to collect enough data to be confident in the changes. 
Placement on PBE only requires 1 game to allow for faster testing. This causes some known visual errors with the seeding text on the profile page. If you spot any other issues let us know and thanks for the help!"
For more information on dynamic queues and other changes coming to ranked in the 2016 ranked season, check out this post.

2016 eSports Icons Update

Following the addition of over 90 2016 season esports icons added in yesterday's update, all of the LPL icons have received a background change to match the same design as the other regions.

LPL: Edward Gaming, Energy Pacemaker, HY Gaming, Invictus Gaming, LGD Gaming, Master3, Royal Never Give Up,  Snake eSports, Vici Gaming, OMG, Qiao Gu, Team WE

Two new icons for Beşiktaş e-Sports Club were also added.

For those interested, Riot Katana has noted that all the regional esports icons will be available in each server individually this year.
"All regional league icons will be available globally, however GPL has elected not to create icons for its teams this year because of its single tournament structure instead of an ongoing league. What you've seen appear on S@20 (with the exception of a few updates) is what will be available for 2016 Spring. (I would also love that adorable icon though!)"

Check out the 1/6 PBE update for a look at the other region's esports icons!

Balance Changes

Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical changes. The changes you see below may be lacking context or other accompanying changes that didn't make it in - don't freak out! These are not official notes.

[Not looking like any for today!]

  • [While not in today's update specifically, Meddler has pointed out a few Rumble changes for 6.1 - "smaller collision radius so he gets stuck on other units less, slight increase to Q range, Q ticking more rapidly for less damage giving it the same damage over time but making it a little easier to last hit with".]

Check out [THIS PAGEfor a comprehensive list of the new content & changes currently on the PBE as a part of this cycle or catch up with the individual update links below !

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