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by Ashelia on September 26, 2014 12
In this week's Waypoint, Patch 4.17 gets discussed with all of the champion reworks, and more details about the World Championships.

If you want to see the latest champion picks, bans and win rates on the Rift, be sure to check out this week's League Trends!

by Ashelia on September 25, 2014 36
The PBE updated today with Sion's complete rework, giving him a new kit along with a brand new model: Default Sion, Hextech Sion, Barbarian Sion, Warmonger Sion, and Lumberjack Sion.
What do you guys think of Sion's rework? Yay or nay?

by Ashelia on September 24, 2014 47
The PBE updated today with some amazing skins that will be coming soon to League of Legends: Championship Shyvana, Dunkmaster Darius, Ravenborn LeBlanc, and Underworld Wukong.
Championship Shyvana will be a limited skin like Championship Riven and Thresh before her to celebrate Worlds 2014. Dunkmaster Darius will be a legendary skin and Underworld Wukong certainly sounds like a Harrowing skin--it will also be priced at 1350 RP.

by Ashelia on September 22, 2014 83
Today the LolKing team is excited to announce the launch of our replay database! We now parse every Diamond, Master, and Challenger tier game in each region for their gameplay data while simultaneously archiving the replay of the match for others to download in a database.
From seeing someone's exact item build to looking for certain lane match ups, the replay database is your destination for finding recent replays in a concise, easy manner.

The Replay Database

  • Each replay has a match page loaded with tons of details--from skill paths to item build paths, analyze the game without even having to watch it!
  • Our in-depth timeline chart shows you the big events of the game like certain map objectives and player kills.
  • Use our database and its filters to sort through replays and find certain lane match-ups, players, and more.
  • Download replays through our database to watch again and again in the League of Legends client.

FAQ

What divisions do you track?
We track Diamond IV+ players and the ranked games they are in as well as who is playing with them. For example, if you’re Platinum V and you duo with your Diamond I friend, your game will show up in our database. However, we only save replays with regularity for Diamond IV and above players.
Why do you not track tiers below Diamond?
Replays and parsing them costs a lot of resources, money, and development time. And we mean a lot. We decided to go with a pool of ranked solo queue’s best players to first launch the feature with so we could get it out the door. Depending on its popularity and community demands, we’ll see if there is a solution we can work out to include even more replays for even more players of various tiers and divisions.
What is a .bat file?
A .bat file is a script that launches Riot replays and they are completely safe to download. You can open your file in your League of Legends client and you’ll be able to watch the replay as if you were spectating if your League of Legends client is up to date.
If you’re afraid to download unknown files and don't want to take Urf's word for it, you can also just expand the game details page and see what went on the game without actually watching it!
How long do you store replays?
Each patch Riot releases makes the previous replays act up since their client version no longer matches. As such, we’ve set it to automatically delete replays older than 3 weeks since that’s the average patch cycle Riot has. If a replay doesn’t open or has issues, compatibility will be the biggest one. Ensure the replay is both current and that your League of Legends client is up to date.

League Trends

This week's League Trends is live and we didn't want to bury our replay post with it! So here is what's happening on Summoner's Rift!
by Ashelia on September 22, 2014 62
This week we're asking you to be a champion by playing as one that is all about the competitive spirit! From the new upcoming Fnatic skins to champions that have seasonal rewards, if your champion was given a competitive eSports related skin, you can play it to be entered to win.

To enter this week's challenge:

  • Simply enter the contest once you have three games in your match history that meet the requirements.
  • Check the rules to see what champions are related competition. You do not have to play using their skin.
  • That's it!

4 Prizes

  • Four winners will receive a $25 RP card

Last Week's Winners

Last week's contest had 3,314 entries to our giveaway. Here are the winners:
We also picked three comments from our recaps of Worlds: Walleo96, Const Orion, and Tundra3201 each won a $10 RP code.
by Ashelia on September 21, 2014 756
The weekend is coming to a close and so we have another recap for you! Read on for our summary on the weekend's games along with guides to the most contested and banned champions of the day. To top it off, we're giving away another $10 RP code to those who tell us in the comments of this post who their favorite player in Group A and B.
Remember to read Thursday's recap of day one as well as Friday's recap of day two and leave a comment there as well for another chance at two different $10 RP cards! We will be announcing the winners on Monday afternoon with the new weekly contest.

Day Three and Four Recap

The weekend saved some of the best games for the last day. The most exciting one was probably the match where EDG lost to AHQ in a game that was completely theirs to win. With an over 10k gold lead, EDG simply had to push down the enemy’s Nexus turrets to win. What happened next surprised everyone: a timely Thresh hook onto a carry turned a fight around AHQ, winning them the fight. The next time they met was at Baron, where Westdoor’s Zed proved too much for the enemy to handle, earning AHQ the game while the gold gap still was in EDG’s favor. Unfortunately, while AHQ played hard, they weren’t able to keep up the pace; they lost to EDG in the tiebreaker they played as the last game of the day.
Speaking of upsets, TSM also lost to SK Gaming--a moment which confused fans everywhere in the wake of their earlier win against Star Horn Royal Club. Samsung Galaxy White proved themselves the best team of the first group stage, finishing out a flawless 6-0.

Tell us Your Favorite Player

Enough about what we think. Tell us your favorite player from Group A and Group B at Worlds. We'll pick one comment in this post to win a $10 RP code on Monday (9/22). Update: Winner posted here.

The Top Champions of Today

Kayle

Kayle was picked several times this weekend. While she's been nerfed a lot by Riot over the course of season 4, she still has the perfect ultimate to protect carries and turn the tides of a team fight. She's mostly been moved to the top lane as such has been strictly top lane during Worlds thus far, but her previous mid lane build still works.
Check out Ashelia's guide to Kayle to find out how to build her and why she's so useful in the current meta.

Ryze

Ryze is still a top pick for top lane and in OGN he's also picked pretty frequently mid. He's been banned in several of the Worlds matches so far and was played a lot during this weekend; he scales incredibly well and has one of the best late games of any champion, let alone top lane.
For those wanting to learn how to carry in solo queue through top lane, we have a great Ryze top lane guide here on LolKing.

Zed

Zed isn't dead, baby. If anything, he's stronger than ever. Zed has been picked or banned numerous times at Worlds so far; his split pushing and duel potential are unparalleled, he can answer almost any champion an enemy will send to the split push.
Zed is a great champion to pick up in solo queue so explore him with this former Challenger's guide.

Corki

Corki seems to always be relevant around each season's end and season 4 is no exception. Corki has an immense amount of damage, solid poke, and an escape making him one of the best carries in the game now. He was picked a few time at Worlds so far and is clearly one of the more contested champions.
Want to learn how to play the daring bombardier? This guide will help you learn all the ins and outs of bot lane as Corki.
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