New League of Legends Patch Promises Better Balance and Stronger Shrooms

Sad that you are not competing for big bucks in the League of Legends 2015 World Championship series? Don’t be. The pros are stuck on patch 5.18 while us regular folk have the pleasure of playing with even more balance in Summoner’s Rift with patch 5.20.

Here’s what Riot Games had to say about the latest League of Legends update:

“Welcome to patch 5.20, the one where we continue our slower pace while making sure to buff Teemo. Preseason and the ongoing World Championship are big topic for us as of late, but not so much that we’d leave the rest of y’all non-pros out to dry.



So what have we got this time? We’re full-steam ahead on our preseason work, but still taking the time to tackle outliers on both sides of the balance spectrum. Mundo’s been hitting the gym, Teemo’s tuning his shrooms for maximum fungal-firepower, and Darius’ axe is losing a bit of its edge (probably worn down from all the pentakilling). Moving on from champion changes, the original featured game mode, One For All, is back to let you experiment with some of the wackiest compositions and interactions League has to offer.”

Even though Teemo is one of the most infuriating champions to play against, the infamous Yordle hasn’t been considered a viable pick for high-level amateurs and professionals for a long time. He’s had no presence on League of Legends pro scene since its inception in 2011. In patch 5.15, Riot attempted to broaden Teemo’s trap applications and his stealth passive camouflage. Of course, that didn’t work as Teemo remains widely hated by players everywhere.



We aren’t sure why Riot is so focused on making a champion no-one can stand relevant, but at least the new patch also includes Kindred, a new champion. So we’ll just take the good with the bad.

To see what else is new in the latest League of Legends patch, you can do so here.

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