Red Post Collection: 2017 Ranked Season begins, Season Kickoff Sale, PBE context, Camille Next Week, & more!

Posted on at 3:48 AM by Moobeat
[UPDATE: Added in a context post from KateyKhaos regarding upcoming Heartseeker Quinn PBE changes & preview + VOD from the Rioter 2017 placements livestream! ]

This morning's red post collection includes the start of the 2017 ranked season with 6.24 out to live, a 2017 season kick off sale including 2 for 1 rune pages, bundles, & more, Riot Jag noting that Camille will be released next week, Meddler with context on recent PBE changes, KateyKhaos on HS Quinn, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

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2017 ranked season kicks off 

With patch 6.24 out to live servers, the 2017 ranked season has started!

As usual, players will need to do 10 placement matches in their ranked queue of choice (or both!) to jump into the fresh ladder. Between  December 7th at 16:00 PST and December 14th at 15:59 PST, you'll earn +50% extra IP in ranked Flex queues. If ranked isn't your thing, Champion Mastery chests have also reset and players will now be able to earn chests from scoring S- or higher on champions, one chest per champion per season.
"The 2017 ranked season has started! 
Ranked Queues 
This year, climb the ladder in your choice of two competitive ranked queues on Summoner’s Rift: Solo/Duo and Flex. With independent ratings and different skills to master, climb to your peak in both queues to earn additional end-of-season rewards! 
With the introduction of Ranked Flex Twisted Treeline, queue up solo or as a group and carve your legacy in the altars of the Shadow Isles. 
While the preseason was shorter this year than ever before, your 2017 ranked adventure will begin with a fresh set of ten placement matches in both Solo/Duo and Flex. Your preseason ratings influence where you’ll land, but most of you should expect to start your climb lower than where you finished last season. 
Champion Mastery Chests 
The start of a new season means a new chance to earn loot. Hit S- or higher on a champ, or queue with someone who does, to unlock a Hextech Chest. As in previous seasons, you can earn one chest per champ until the next reset. 
Want to spread the word about your sweet penta? Feel like hitting the lab to analyse your jungle pathing? Just how long was the enemy team camping in the Baron pit? With the client update, you can download your replays in the post-game screen or your match history and clip highlights to share or review 
Flex IP Boost (even for solos!) 
We’re going to be launching Ranked Flex with a flat IP boost throughout the first week of the season. You’ll earn +50% extra IP in Ranked Flex between December 7 at 16:00 PST and December 14 at 15:59 PST. Whether you’re a solo warrior, a five-person clown fiesta, or anywhere in between, everyone will avail of the same IP bonus. 
Oh, and by the way: due to limitations with the way IP boosts are implemented, it will appear that solo players are not included here, but this is purely a display issue - you’ll still receive the +50% extra IP at the end of the game! 

2017 Season Kickoff Sale!

To go along with the start of 2017 season, we have a season kick off sale including 2 for 1 rune pages, 50% off IP/XP boost, Summoner Name change RP sale, and a multitude of champion & skin bundles! These limited time deals and promotions last through December 13th!
"Gear up to crush your opponents with ranked essentials, now on sale until 12/13/2016 at 23:59 PT.
Grab two rune pages for the price of one on purchases made with both RP and IP. Head over to the Gameplay tab in the store to find the 2-for-1 Rune Pages. And a heads up, 2-for-1 Rune Pages cannot be gifted.
Supercharge your IP and XP gains! All boosts are 50% off!
New season? New you. Snag a Summoner Name Change for 650 RP, 50% off the normal price.

Beef up your roster with some of the top picks from this past Worlds, or pick up a new way to play this season. Whether you want to pull off flashy plays for your sick montages or ignore your team’s cries for help so you can get one more stack, we’ve got just the Position and Style bundles for you. 
2017 Top Starter Bundle - 25% off at 2906 RP 
Champions included:
  • Rumble
  • Poppy
  • Kennen
  • Jayce
  • Gnar

2017 Mid Starter Bundle - 25% off at 2906 RP 
Champions included:
  • Viktor
  • Cassiopeia
  • Ryze
  • Syndra
  • Vladimir

2017 ADC Starter Bundle - 25% off at 2977 RP 
Champions included:
  • Jhin
  • Caitlyn
  • Ezreal
  • Sivir
  • Lucian

2017 Support Starter Bundle - 25% off at 3223 RP 
Champions included:
  • Karma
  • Nami
  • Alistar
  • Zyra
  • Braum

2017 Jungle Starter Bundle - 25% off at 3306 RP 
Champions included:
  • Lee Sin
  • Olaf
  • Elise
  • Rek'Sai
  • Nidalee

Siege and Poke Bundle - 50% off at 3375 RP (5575 RP if you need the champions)

Skins included:
  • Arctic Ops Varus
  • Guardian of the Sands Xerath
  • Master Arcanist Ziggs
  • Full Metal Jayce
  • Arcade Ezreal

Champions included:
  • Varus
  • Xerath
  • Ziggs
  • Jayce
  • Ezreal

Disrupt and Tank Bundle - 50% off at 2472 RP (4113 RP if you need the champions)

Skins included:
  • Junkyard Trundle
  • Pool Party Zac
  • Mecha Malphite
  • Blacksmith Poppy (Legacy)
  • Executioner Mundo (Legacy)

Champions included:
  • Trundle
  • Zac
  • Malphite
  • Poppy
  • Dr. Mundo

Style and Outplay Bundle - 50% off at 2811 RP (5105 RP if you need the champions)

Skins included:
  • Blood Moon Yasuo
  • Arcade Riven
  • PROJECT: Zed
  • Dragon Fist Lee Sin
  • Arclight Vayne

Champions included:
  • Yasuo
  • Riven
  • Zed
  • Lee Sin
  • Vayne
Pick and Assassinate Bundle - 50% off at 2811 RP (4867 RP if you need the champions)

Skins included:
  • High Noon Twisted Fate
  • High Noon Jhin
  • Elderwood Leblanc
  • Night Hunter Rengar
  • Gangster Twitch

Champions included:
  • Twisted Fate
  • Jhin
  • Leblanc
  • Rengar
  • Twitch

Stack and Scale Bundle - 50% off at 2172 RP (4022 RP if you need the champions)

Skins included:
  • Archduke Nasus
  • Barbarian Sion
  • Curling Veigar (Legacy)
  • Blood Moon Thresh
  • Snow Day Bard

Champions included:
  • Nasus
  • Sion
  • Veigar
  • Thresh
  • Bard

Zone and Control Bundle - 50% off at 2511 RP (4760 RP if you need the champions)

Skins included:
  • Bladecraft Orianna
  • Void Bringer Illaoi
  • Galactic Azir
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • Prehistoric Anivia

Champions included:
  • Orianna
  • Illaoi
  • Azir
  • Rumble
  • Anivia

Tilt Enemy or...Feed Bundle - 50% off at 2284 RP (3718 RP if you need the champions)

Skins included:
  • Program Soraka
  • Urf Kench
  • Workshop Shaco (Legacy)
  • Badger Teemo (Legacy)
  • Headhunter Master Yi

Champions included:
  • Soraka
  • Tahm Kench
  • Shaco
  • Teemo
  • Master Yi"

Camille to be released next week

Riot Jag posted on reddit confirming our new champion Camille will be released next week, the second week of 6.24 on live.
[1] "Should be early next week." 
[2] "It'll be early next week."
To hold you over, more on Camille available here:

KateyKhaos on Heartseeker Quinn Feedback

KateyKhaos has posted a large response to feedback on the new Heartseeker Quinn, including several upcoming changes they will be making - adding tights, color changes, adjustments, and more.
Hey everyone - 
We went through a bunch of your feedback, both on the PBE, live boards, Twitter, etc. I wanted to keep everyone in the loop in terms of what we'd like to change to accommodate address player feedback!
  • We're adding tights - same color as the majority of her thigh high stockings (blue/purple), since she is in a skirt!
  • We're hiding a bit more of her cleavage.
  • We're darkening her color palette to be more in line with the other Heartseeker skins.
  • We're looking to adjust her skirt to make it a bit longer/more appropriate, due to her base stance.
  • We may puff up her hair (minor change) to make it a bit fuller.
  • Adjusting her AAs to match the arrow shows on her crossbow (this was actually a bug, and the particles hadn't been updated yet). 
We really appreciate you all taking the time to leave detailed feedback. We do read through all of it, and because of you, we're able to adjust skins and really push them to be the best they can be. ^-^ Thanks again! <3"
She later tweeted there would also be few Valor changes should also be a bit later in the cycle.

UPDATEKateyKhaos has tweeted out a comparison image for Heartseeker Quinn's changes. Look for these changes to hit the PBE soon!

Meddler Grab Bag - Poppy & Shyvana PBE context

Few posts from Meddler on recent Poppy & Shyvana PBE changes & the 6.24 Rylai's  changes.
When asked about the 12/6 PBE changes to Poppy's R and heath regen nerfs, Meddler explained:
"Few quick notes on Poppy: 
  • The CC duration on the ult isn't changing (snap cast was always half the duration of the charged). Since we're specifying half damage for the snap cast however it seemed reasonable to call out the half CC as well (consistent message of how the quick version works).
  • We'll be testing a few different options for hitting Poppy's resilience. Current plan is to try a shorter passive shield duration (3s most likely) next, since that reduces average resilience but in a way that allows both Poppy and her opponents to play around the change a bit.
  • The CotC nerfs in 6.24 will assumedly affect Poppy somewhat. We think she's strong enough she'll need changes to her kit as well, we'll be watching the impact 6.24 has though of course in case the CotC nerf hits her harder than expected."
As for the 12/6 PBE change to remove W's 20% bonus damage to monsters,  Meddler shared:
Hey Meddler I have a post on the Shyvana W nerfs. If you don't want to read it ill give you a quick summary. 
  1. Shyvana has only been "Strong" for 1 patch so far and I think you guys should let the dust settle before nerfing her
  2. Shyvana has always traded early clears for early ganking potential. This nerf eradicates that in my opinion. 
A more detailed description is on my post and there is currently a small group discussion their ideas. I was wondering if you could clear some things up with context?
We're quite confident Shyvana's too strong at this point. We've got a while till 7.1 goes out, so that could potentially change. At present though we need to be figuring out appropriate nerfs however, the 6.23 changes added substantial power to her. Early clear power's still intended to be a strength of hers however, we're looking to reduce that not remove it."
Meddler also reiterated they would be keeping an eye on several mages flowing the 6.24 Rylai's Crystal Scepter changes:
"We'll be assessing Vlad, Karthus, Aurelion Sol, Morde, Taliyah, Cass, Singed, Brand, Zyra, Azir, Elise, Rumble, Heimer, Kennen and any other Rylai's user I'm not immediately thinking of after the change is actually out and we've seen what impact has actually happened."

2016 LoL World Championship by the numbers

LoL Esports has published a new infographic on the 2016 World championship, boasting over 43 million unique viewers, over 23 broadcasts in 18 languages, prize pool totals, and more!
"Our month-long road trip across North America is over! For each and every fan that joined us on the journey, whether you were cheering from the stands in SF, Chicago, NY or LA, or from home watching along with friends - GG. You made this year an amazing and humbling journey for us all. 
Here’s a snapshot of some of the stats from this year’s tournament:"

Kick off the 2017 Ranked Season with the dev team!


Rioters will be queueing up on the LoL twitch channel to play their ranked placements games live on stream!
"We’re celebrating the start of the 2017 ranked season with an afternoon of Rioter placement games live on stream. Come and hang out with the devs live on on Wednesday, 12/7 from 12:00 PM Pacific til 8:00 PM Pacific."

Frost & Flame | League of Legends Community Collab

Next up is a new FROST & FLAME LoL community collab between  Falconshield, Stephanos Rex, AntiRivet, and Riot.

"Get hyped for All-Star 2016 with this epic rap battle!

Instrumental & Mix Josef Falkensköld
Video by Lars Hellhammer
Additional Guitars by Martin Floberg
Fire Verses Written and Performed by AntiRivet
Ice Verses Written by Anti Rivet, Performed by Stephanos Rex


Stephanos Rex:


**Created in collaboration with Riot Games**"
2016 All-Star starts up December 8th!

Quick Hits - WK Vi Art, Upcoming Price Reductions, & more

[Quick hits is our own mini news collection inside a red post collection, often including shorter or easy to digest stories and repeat information you may have missed in other posts! ]

  • Riot Lovestrut has tweeted a 5000 x 2812 version of the new Warring Kingdoms Vi splash art by artist Alex Flores.

  • Cactopus mentioned on reddit that they will have a large League Client Update related status update type of post up very soon (~12/7).  


To round out tonight's red post collection, here are a few reminders on current promotions or limited time events!

  • Purchase Elementalist Lux before the end of the day on December 13th to received the exclusive Elemental Origin loading screen border and summoner icon.
"The biggest merch event of the year is here. The Battle for Baron has begun. From November 22 to December 8 stack savings with all shirts and figures 2 for $30, summon a mystery plush ally, grab special rotating items and register on the merch site to join the fight with a special Merch Quest. After you register, win two games where your team kills Baron and unlock the special limited edition Baron figure for $30."
  • 2016 All-Star content is available through Decemeber 14th! This includes new Team Fire and Team Ice summoner icons with temporary extra cosmetics, the upcoming 2016 All-Star Ward (available Dec 8th), and larger champion & skin bundles! 

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