Evidently, the champion releases have decreased in both number and intensity compared to the summer of 2012. Riot state that their plan is to reveal new additions to the pool every three to four weeks. In other words, this would total around 14-17 new characters for 2013. This change in particular was enforced as the designers want to give more time to the player to accumulate enough IP points before the next release.
RP and IP Price Tiers:
A few tweaks here and there have been made to equalize the RP and IP value of champions. The new pricing will be as follows:
Immediate Price Reductions:
Rejoice, Summoners! Seven of the oldest 6300 IP champions(Ezreal, Vladimir, Renekton, Nocturne, Lee Sin, Brand and Vayne) will be lowered to 4800IP/880RP. Players who have purchased these champions up to two weeks from the day of the change will be refunded the difference.
Price Reduction Schedule:
Many players believed that certain champions have an unreasonably high price, despite being released a long time ago. Riot are introducing a price reduction schedule to tackle the issue. Every time a new champion is released, the oldest 6300 IP/975 RP champion will be reduced to 4800 IP/880 RP.
It is important to note that with every third champion release, an additional champion currently priced at 4800 IP or lower will be reduced to the next lowest tier, based on age and ease of play. That way sooner or later that beloved 6300IP top laner or AD Carry will be yours!
New Champion First-Week IP Price
With all the goodies Riot had in store for us, it was inevitable that there would be a "catch" somewhere. However, it is simply for a week as newly released champions will cost 7800 IP/975 RP for the first seven days only. After that period they will simply drop down to the good old 6400.
You can find a good summary below, courtesy of Riot:
Everything taken into consideration, we can really feel the Christmas spirit around League of Legends. These changes are definitely for the better and will make the in-game store more flexible and accessible for the casual gamer.
Source: Riot Games
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iNNERFiRE - multi-game journalist and Editor-in-Chief: 2012
onGamers - League of Legends Feature Producer: 01.2014 - 02.2015
SK-Gaming - League of Legends Lead Editor: 11.2012 - 08.2015
My journey into eSports started in 2004 when I accidentally caught a small video on TV from the WarCraft 3 WCG 2004 final. I opened up the SK Gaming website from my father's laptop and never stopped reading to this day. In early 2010 I started writing at a Bulgarian news website simply because I disliked how the current editor was handling his job and with time, I got to be Editor-In-Chief. My main writing interests back then were StarCraft 2, QuakeLive and League of Legends.
Fast-forward to 2012, after a small hiatus and moving to England to attend university, I decided to start writing news posts again, inspired by a couple of industry figures who have taken their turns taking eSports writing to a new level. With the beginning of IPL5, I was given a trial with SK Gaming which was successful and I never looked back.
In early 2014, onGamers presented me with an incredible opportunity to join their ranks which I took. Although I believe my 2014 was rather poor (in terms of work ethic and results), I have made changes during the winter break to ensure that sufficient effort will be made to repair that. Unfortunately, due to the collapse of the team, the project was at a stand still which marked the end of my stint with the oG crew.
I continued producing 1 on 1 interviews with SK members until July 2015. After that, other commitments arose and I figured I could not provide the flow of content I promised my superiors and took a step back, leaving SK.
If you are an eSports fan who is looking to get into writing or simply want to chat about eSports across the years, you can always find me on my twitter - @Adddler . Below you can find some trivia about me.
BroodWar / StarCraft 2
BW pro: sAvi0r and Flash (for different reasons)
BW race: Terran
BW series: Hana Daetoo MSL
SC2 pro: Creator and Stephano (different reasons)
SC2 race: Terran
SC2 series: ThorZain vs Polt at DreamHack Open 2012 and any big final played by King MvP
StarCraft related article: God of the Battlefield
Pro: Alexey 'Cypher' Yanushevski
Map: Aerowalk, BloodRun (100% Eastern European choices)
Series: Cooller vs Cypher. Especially the brilliant defensive Cypher game on Aero (game 4).
Rivalry: Rapha vs Cypher
Quake related articled: The Quadra Interview and the one and only Cypher PoV
League of Legends
Pro(s): FORG1VEN, Faker, WeiXiao, NaMei and Mata.
Position: AD Carry
Series: All the World Elite games at IPL5, KT Bullets versus SK Telecom T1 K OGN Summer 2013 Final and LPL Summer Final between StarHorn Royal Club and EDG (The perfect Jinx game by Namei).
League related article: Most of TeamLiquid.net's takes on the 2012 and 2013 OGN tournaments.
Team: Fnatic (2008-2009)
Series: AGAiN vs Fnatic at WCG 2009. Literally broke a cup after the game. One of the most emotional series for me as a spectator.
Gfinity League of Legends - August 2013 (SK Gaming)
EU LCS Week 5 London - June 2014 (SK Gaming / onGamers)
GamesCom 2014 Cologne - August 2014 (SK Gaming / onGamers)
EU LCS 2015 Week 7 Spring Split - March 2015 (SK Gaming)
Intel Extreme Masters Season IX Katowice - March 2015 (SK-Gaming)
SK Gaming League of Legends Roster Update
Recap of the League - LPL playoffs
Recap of the League - EU LCS Playoff Preview
SK LoL line-up for LGX
SK LoL to attend Luxembourg Gaming Experience
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