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Teamfight Tactics patch 9.14 changes

The first big update to Teamfight Tactics has now been released and it does introduce some rather drastic changes: A new champion, the introduction of ranked mode, UI updates, and the overhaul of how attack speed item buffs work. There's a lot to cover, so below is the full patch notes complete with navigation links.

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Teamfight Tactics guide

Teamfight Tactics, or TFT for short, has been all the rage over the past few weeks or so and the latest update introduced a new champion, many tweaks to existing ones, and updates to the user interface that make it a lot easier to play. There's a lot to cover to get you up to speed so let's get started with how to actually play…

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Teamfight Tactics – how to play TFT

If you're a little new to Teamfight Tactics, TFT for short, then you may be a little confused as to how players are accumulating gold, and what all the different pieces of the user interface actually mean. It's gone through a few changes in a recent patch and there are some very useful tools that you'd probably not be aware of.

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Teamfight Tactics beta pass – weekly missions

As you play through Teamfight Tactics, you may have noticed that some players have cute birds and slightly differently coloured arenas. These extras are unlocked through the beta pass and if you're playing now, you have it already. We'll go over all of the ways to get more experience, as well as the rewards you can obtain per rank.

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Teamfight Tactics gold strategies – interest and streaks

So you already have a decent knowledge of champions and items in Teamfight Tactics, but without gold, you won't be able to do all that much. While you can't see how much gold your opponents have, you may notice that some players have a lot more shields on the right-hand side when you face them in battle. This is interest and it helps contribute to…

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Teamfight Tactics champions – drop rates, classes and origins

Teamfight Tactics has champions that are purchased from the shop. Each one comes with their own classes and origins that you must learn in order to optimise what kind of team you are building. Player levels are also tied into the drop rate for any particular champion, which we will be going over.

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Teamfight Tactics best team comps

Teamfight Tactics requires you to buy champions from a shop and assemble a team to fight your opponents with. But there are numerous champion combinations open to you and some are just too good to pass up on. We've found a small selection of team compositions you might be interested in trying out when you get the chance.

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Teamfight Tactics item recipes – best items cheat sheet

Items are complicated in Teamfight Tactics. You are able to equip multiple items onto a champion, and doing so may end up transforming that item into a completely new one that will either augment your champion or make them utterly useless. It's important to know how items work and which combination of items are optimal for equipping to your chosen champions.

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League Of Legends joins Auto Chess craze with Teamfight Tactics today

The megaMOBA League Of Legends today officially joins the Auto Chess craze with the launch of Teamfight Tactics, an 'autobattler' mode based on the mega-popular Dota 2 mod Auto Chess. Yes, the same mod whose makers are working on a standalone version, Auto Chess, and which Valve have copied for their own spin-off, Dota Underlords. It's been a busy year for a mod which, back…

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League Of Legends riffing on Dota Auto Chess with Teamfight Tactics

Riot Games have announced a new League Of Legends mode named Teamfight Tactics, which is heavily inspired by Dota 2 mod Auto Chess. Y'know, the turn-based mod about buying and melding AI-controlled heroes, which has grown so popular that Valve are making an official standalone spin-off. Teamfight Tactics looks like that but in LoL and with a few tweaks to make it fresh and friendlier.…

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Riot Games management seem unmoved after staff walkout

Unsurprisingly, but no less frustrating for it, Riot Games (League Of Legends) management aren't backing down from their stance on forced arbitration. This company policy is preventing two current employees from suing over gender discrimination, and the primary reason for the recent staff walkout. They have, at least, said they'd end forced arbitration for new and future staff, but according to a public statement released last night,…

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Riot Games apologise for LoL event’s risk to epileptic players

Riot Games have apologised after part of a new League Of Legends event proved a problem for some players with photosensitive epilepsy, more than most of the game usually is. Riot say they had considered an option to disable the flashy animations which risk triggering seizures in some photosensitive players but they were short on time so, with a choice between launching without the option…

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Over 150 Riot Games employees walked out to protest forced arbitration

Around 150-200 Riot Games employees walked out from the League Of Legends developers' Los Angeles studio yesterday, reports say, to protest the company contracts blocking lawsuits. Riot recently tried to shut down two sexual discrimination lawsuits by pointing out employee contracts waive the right to court claims, being forced to settle disputes through arbitration. That's a private process which is known to benefit employers more…

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Riot Games to end forced arbitration in sexual harrassment and assault claims – for new staff

Future Riot Games employees will be able to opt out of forced arbitration to pursue "individual sexual harassment and sexual assault claims" against the company, the League Of Legends developers have announced. Riot have faced accusations of widespread workplace harrassment and discrimination over the past year, of building a culture which protected perpetrators. Two female employees are currently trying to sue the company for discrimination,…

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Riot Games facing staff walkout after attempts to block lawsuits

As much as League Of Legends studio Riot Games has sworn to clean up their act after multiple scathing reports of sexism and abuse within the company, it hasn't been enough for their staff. While it doesn't look like the in-house term 'Rioter' will become literal, Waypoint report that employees are considering walking out. This appears to be in response to the company's attempts to use…

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Riot Games move to block discrimination lawsuits with arbitration clause

Mere months after declaring new company values for a brighter, more inclusive future, Riot Games - developers of MOBA monolith League Of Legends - are at it again. As reported by Kotaku's Cecilia D'Anastasio, the company are attempting to force two of the women involved (and still currently employed) in a gender discrimination lawsuit into private arbitration, which would end the legal action. Riot's attorney…

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How a Valve veteran and a former Riot designer want to ‘change the culture’ of making games

Stray Bombay are going to make co-op games. Dr. Kimberly Voll, (PhD in computer science and AI, first class honours degree in Cognitive Science, experienced game designer, VR researcher, expert in player dynamics, and former professor of computer science) and Chet Faliszek (man who worked at Valve and has made some games you’ve probably heard of) have co-founded this new game studio. It’s called Stray…

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Riot Games declare new company values, continue to miss the point

Riot Games have unveiled a new set of company values, intending to look forward to a bright and friendly future following last year's public dissection of their garbage workplace culture of harrassment and exclusion. The League Of Legends developers say the manifesto they wrote in 2012 "served us well for many years, but didn't evolve along with us." What they continue to miss is that…

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Riot executive reportedly suspended for two months for inappropriate behaviour

Riot Games have punished chief operating officer Scot Gelb with two months' unpaid suspension plus a little training, Kotaku report, for his highly visible role in the recent public revelations that Riot's workplace culture is a trash fire. Gelb was the fella alleged to have slapped other men's testicles, dry humped co-workers, and farted in faces. When the League Of Legends developers broadly acknowledged complaints…

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