With no Christmas map (or skins) this year, it got me thinking... Where are the real events, like we used to get? If I remember correctly, the last real event we got was the Odyssey gamemode. Everything past that has been battle pass after battle pass with a prestige skin that costs too much money or too much time to get. Can you even call them events? Nothing changes. Nothing to get excited when you log in. The excuse that the Odyssey gamemode had low playrates is bad. We don't need a gamemode like that to make an event great. Remember when Gangplank took over as announcer for summoner's rift and Howling Abyss was changed to Butchers Bridge? THAT is what an event looks like. Immersing players into whatever event is out. I'm sick of getting battle passes every couple of patches with nothing new ever added into the game. I'm sick of playing Nexus Blitz or URF. I still love this game and always will, but outside of skins and Summoner's Rift it seems like Riot just doesn't care anymore about stuff like that. I would be so happy just to get one more chance to play during the gangplank event. Or better yet, a whole new event that isn't just a prestige skin.
More examples being OVERCHARGE (the Project event) or Star Guardians. Why can't they just recycle the modes if they can't make new ones? I don't get it.
EDIT: Lots of people are replying saying that the big events don't turn a profit. Sure, that's probably true. But take a look at a game like Fortnite. It gets a lot of hate, from me included, but they know how to do events AND turn profits. Riot could do the same, no? Imagine if event passes were accompanied by a gamemode, with ACTUAL quests that you could do to unlock rewards exclusive to playing the limited time gamemode. Not just "Play 3 Games With The New Skin!" or "Do 50,000 Damage!" Would be cool to get a new gamemode and have rewards tied to playing that mode if you had the event pass. Someone could probably come up with more and better ideas, but that's just one example. Would love to hear everyone else's take.
EDIT 1: Oh boy, it just keeps getting worse and worse, he just lost another one.
18 19 20 21 now...
EDIT 2: Well, this is it, Agurin just won a game which puts him above LIDER so he's now rank 1. Congrats! Impressive run, all games on stream without delay, but a bit tainted by the losing streak.
EDIT 3: Depending on how you count, he broke the streak when his team MOUZ won against AHG in the Prime League. In soloQ however, he's still going strong.
EDIT 4: It's over, he did it. After losing 21 games in a row, he finally won 2 games playing Yone jungle. He gained 11 and 8 LP. After that he lost 2 more games playing mid...
Here is LIDER's op.gg, and here is Agurin's op.gg, he's the current rank 2 player. The two are about 250 LP above the rest.
Even though Talongodx was the first player to hit Challenger, LIDER quickly overtook him and got to 1000 LP with an insane MMR getting +33/-7 LP. When he reached 1000 LP, he was almost 500 points above the next player.
However, he seems to be tilted out of his mind, since yesterday he has lost 17 games in a row, going from 1388 to 1083 LP. This losing streak helped Agurin catch up to him, who is now at 1056 LP.
Funnily enough, they even played the game of LIDER's 16th loss together, but not even together they could defeat the curse. After that, they played against each other, and even though it looked dire for Agurin and he already wanted to ff to end LIDER's suffering, they flipped a nash and turned it around, marking LIDER's 17th loss in a row. The two played against each other in the German Prime League and are usually rivals, which makes this battle very spicy. For example, after a victory against Agurin's former team UOL, LIDER had this to say:
>toplane completely boosted, jgler only sees camps, midlaner 100 cs down at 10 mins, adc loses lane as ashe XD, and u can put in any enchanter support and it will be same impact as dreamerace. There you go, UOL explained
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