Worlds is going to begin in less than a month. The approaching tournament excites players and fans, alike. Everybody wants to see the impressive plays, the interesting strategies, and the sheer number of awesome games that Worlds will bring. This is possibly going to be most fascinating League of Legends World Championship yet, because the game and the meta have developed a lot. Not to mention the fact that there were some records broken and that’s always impressive. Let’s hope that the hype will not exceed the performance, but we have high hopes for this one.
Remaining tickets for LoL Worlds
Most of the tickets for Worlds were sold out in July, but you haven’t bought one, maybe you still have a chance. There will be limited ticket sales so you might end up going to Worlds after all. When we say “limited” ticket sales, we don’t know how many spots will be released exactly, so we recommend that you move fast and try your best to get a ticket as soon as possible.
The Group Stages of the tournament will be played in Paris, October 1-4 and 8-11. Tickets will be on sale on September 7, 5 PM CEST, and will be available through Ticketmaster – France.
Quarterfinals will be played in London, October 15-18. Tickets will be on sale on September 8, 5PM CEST, and will be available through AXS.
Semifinals will be played in Brussels, October 24-25. Tickets will be on sale on September 9, 5 PM CEST, and will be available through Ticketmaster – Belgium.
Finals will be played in Berlin, October 31. Tickets will be on sale on September 10, 5 PM CEST, and will be available through Eventim.
Online vendors require an account so you can purchase a ticket. In the interest of saving time later on, it’s advisable that you look over the websites and see how they work, so you can be fast in purchasing your tickets. Find out more about the Tickets for LoL Worlds 2015
LoL Patch v5.17
Worlds will be played on v5.18, but in order to get there, we need another patch that’s between v5.16 and v5.18 – v5.17. This patch contains many champion changes and even though some of them may not seem logical in lower levels of play, let’s not forget that balance is based on higher levels of player competence. Azir gets nerfed a bit, Darius gets a buff (as if he wasn’t enough of a juggernaut already), and Garen’s movement speed gets a small dip. The rest are, of course, general changes and bug fixes everyone will be interested in, but in general this is a relatively small patch that doesn’t change the scene that much (compared to some patches that came before it). Watch the patch rundown below – full patch notes can be found here.
Coach Ducky leaves Origen
Considering the fact that Origen finished second in the Summer Split and LCS Summer Playoffs and that they made it to Worlds (read more about the European teams at LoL Worlds 2015), meaning they are among the 16 best teams in the world, despite this being their first season, one would think that the head coach Titus “Ducky” Hafner was doing a good job. And indeed he was, despite him joining as a temporary coach. However, as it turns out and as Ducky himself says, the organization is very protective of the players, which doesn’t allow him to do his job as he sees fit. That’s why he decided to leave, but as he himself says, there are no hard feelings and he’s even recommended a successor. This is a very stressful time for the team and we wonder if this change won’t affect their performance in the upcoming League of Legends World Championship. We wish Ducky the best of luck.
Here’s Ducky’s full statement.
LCS Teams starting bootcamp
Teams are getting ready for LoL Worlds 2015 and have started boot-camping. Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, Team Solomid, and Origen are all going to Korea for their bootcamps. It’s something of a tradition for teams to go to Korea for bootcamping, but the environment there seems to be nurturing for them. We’re sure all teams will be preparing for the Championship and will give it their all in order to make fans happy and also prove that they are at the top of the world in the scene. All we have to do right now is wait for the rest of the teams to join the fray and have patience until the tournament finally begins.
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