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:
* 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)
* 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.