7 Mar 2011

Welcome back, Okairinasai

Yeah yeah, I've been gone for a week, I've been very busy with personal issues in real life, therefore I wasn't able to post. Also, I have been working on revamping my hilarious images blog entirely (changes will appear soon). I apologise for the delay, but now the blog will be back on track with plenty of updates and information on the league. This is not a lie fabricated by me because I was watching anime and playing LoL all week (the last few episodes of Bleach were awesome, shame about the filler).

So what do we have since I last posted? There's a new champion out and about, Jarvan IV.


From my experience so far (around 40 games with Jarvan in them), Jarvan is a very strong hero with some excellent utility. He is essentially a tankier version of Xin Zhao. I have fought him 1 on 1 as Xin, and  I lost most fights unless it was late game.

I expect there to be a fair amount of complaining about his ultimate, because trapping 3+ people in a ring while Fiddlesticks or Katarina AoE stomps them is practically GG. For those of you who want to see a video of Jarvan, here is HotshotGG playing his first games with him (skip the first few minutes to get to the game).


Whilst I'd love to chat about Jarvan all day, I'm going to move on to something more important, that was announced today.






League of Legends has been officially confirmed as a title in the 2011 World Cyber Games. This is great news for casual and hardcore player alike, since the League will be featured among some of the greatest games that have ever been produced. Here is a list of the 2011 games:

WCG 2011 Official Game Titles:

Fighting

    * Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai Games)



FPS (First Person Shooting)

    * Counter-Strike 1.6 (Valve)
    * Crossfire (Neowiz Games/Smilegate)
    * Special Force (Dragonfly)



MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game)

    * World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™ (Blizzard Entertainment)



RTS (Real Time Strategy)

    * League of Legends (Riot Games)
    * StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™ (Blizzard Entertainment)
    * Warcraft® III: The Frozen Throne™ (Blizzard Entertainment)



Sports

    * FIFA 11 (Electronic Arts)

WCG is the longest running esports event in history, so with coverage like this expect a fair few new players ingame. Last year League of Legends was only presented as a promotional title in WCG, so they've managed to take a step up the ladder this year. I am personally looking forward to this, considering it's a step towards more competitive play.

On another note, I've been on an incredible win streak this week, I can't remember the last time I've lost more than one game in a row. Touchwood. If you wish to play with me on the US servers, add my summoner name: ByakuyaYO. I know the Yo on the end makes me look like a pleb, deal with it.

12 comments:

  1. jarvan iv looks pretty cool

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  2. i think the worst thing about jarvan is when your a melee champ and your own jarvan blocks you off from the fight. how am i meant to get nasty with nasus if i cant be in the middle of their team? :(

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  3. I'm glad to see that you're back! I really wish they would let Silent Hunter 4 into the world cyber games... Probably won't ever happen though.

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  4. jarvan's a beast, but i didnt expect less from the newest addition to the demancian side, also the wcg wont let us participate :(, i dont get why the tell that "everyone in NA can participate" when mexico isnt counted even tho its part of NA <.<

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  5. was just talking about how excited i am for starcraft II.

    thanks for the vids though, hadn't seen them

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  6. Nice to see that it was added to the WCG.

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  7. Can't believe FIFA 11 is in the list!

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  8. I've never even heard of the World Cyber Games :O
    I'll definitely try and check that out this year! :D
    Hopefully it will be awesomeee

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  9. Jarvan looks pretty darn powerful. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. interesting stuff thanks for posting.

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    Then you probably need extra COINS!
    Start auto-trading with FUT Millionaire.

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