Former Origen’s Deficio Joined Misfits Gaming Recently As Director Of Misfits Europe Organization

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Former Origen’s Deficio Joined Misfits Gaming Recently As Director Of Misfits Europe Organization

Martin “Deficio” Lynge, former League of Legends player, color commentator, analyst, and general manager, has joined Misfits Gaming Group as the director of Misfits Gaming Europe, the organization revealed recently.

Deficio stepped down from his role as general manager of rival LEC squad Origen on Sept. 15.

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“It’s been a roller-coaster of highs [and] lows with strong Spring Splits but failing to develop for summer,” Deficio said. “While the end results have been disappointing, I’m still sure we had good teams capable of making Worlds both years, and I take away a lot of learnings about team development.”

Astralis Group announced earlier hat it’s rebranding its League team from Origen to Astralis, while also making some widespread changes to the team’s coaching staff. Coach André Guilhoto’s role in the team hasn’t been pinned down just yet. Enrique “xPeke” Cedeño will also be stepping back from the team but will remain a shareholder.

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Origen had one of the worst downturns in the team’s extensive history. In the 2020 LEC Spring Split, they finished in third place in the regular season but were eliminated in the lower bracket of the playoffs by G2 Esports.

Origen was initially founded by xPeke in December 2014 after he departed Fnatic to found his own team. Jungler Amazing (of Team SoloMid), support Mithy (formerly of Lemondogs), and rookie AD carry Niels joined xPeke as he played mid lane. xPeke’s former Fnatic teammate sOAZ joined shortly thereafter to play top lane. Origen established a base and gaming house in Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain.

With Misfits, he’ll be responsible for the strategic growth and development of the League department as well as identifying future opportunities for the team. He’ll also be in charge of infrastructure in 2021, with aims of “expanding to other games and focus areas,” Misfits said. Deficio will be “integrated into all facets of the org from competitive to content, to collaborating with sponsors and partners.”

Misfits placed sixth in the 2020 LEC Spring Split and eighth in the summer, missing the mark and failing to qualify for the 2020 League World Championship. Deficio will help develop and expand Misfits going into the new year.

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“I spent the past two years building an environment that both players and staff loved with Origen and I’m looking forward to shaping the future of Misfits Gaming,” Deficio said in a press release. “There’s a lot of work already going on behind the scenes and I can’t wait to share our plans soon.”

Published at Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:45:33 +0000

New Icons Arrived On The Public Beta Environment Of League Of Legends Following Riot’s Announcement Of The Visual Updates

Some of League of Legends’ more popular items are getting new icons in the coming preseason.

These updates come as no surprise as during September lead gameplay designer for League Mark Yetter had shown off some of the updated looks for items, including B.F. Sword and Rabadon’s Deathcap.

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Players can expect these updated icons to enter the live game with the updated item system Riot has been working on for the game. This preseason update will change the way items work including the introduction of specific goals for each class and a new ability “Haste” to replace the cooldown reduction system. On top of this, healing will change with the removal of unnecessary healing effects from some items, runes, and champion kits.

These updates will be applied to every item in the game, whether it be a full redesign of the icon, or a simple retouch and modernization of an item icon. There are five goals that these updates should hit for next year.

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First, Riot wanted to make sure that the readability of each icon is clear to all players. This means that every item must have its own distinct silhouette and color palette so it is easily recognized in the shop, in a player’s inventory, or in the scoreboard.

The devs also wanted to ensure that each icon reflected the stats and gameplay of the item being portrayed—people should be able to ascertain what effect an item will have for a champion based off of the thematic sense given by the art.

Each icon has been updated to have Riot’s new, redefined art style, especially since many of the icons haven’t had a visual update since 2009. Familiarity is also a big focus for the artists, as Riot wants to make sure that each icon is still immediately recognizable by the player base.

Lastly, Riot has redesigned some items so that they can be used in other parts of the League lore—fans could see popular items make its way into various stories across Runeterra in the near-future.

These updates will be applied to every item in the game, whether it be a full redesign of the icon, or a simple retouch and modernization of an item icon. There are five goals that these updates should hit for next year.

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It’s great to see that Riot has finally updated the long-overdue outdated visuals of League of Legends items. Abilities should be next.

Published at Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:15:07 +0000

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