The First Worlds Qualifier Runeterra Open
Here it is, Champs: Day One of Legends of Runeterra's first Worlds Qualifier Open will take place this Saturday, May 13.
Cherry on top, Riot has confirmed official coverage for Day Two (on Sunday 14)...
… and we're happy to announce that Mastering Runeterra will be part of said coverage! =)
A couple of things to bear in mind for this Saturday's confrontation:
- Remember that, unlike Daily Rumbles, Day One of the Runeterra Open has no entry fee: every LoR player can participate!
- The window for playing the games will be from 6 a.m. (SGT/CET/PST for the APAC/EMEA/AM shards), until 8 p.m. – during the last Open the time shown in-client wasn't correct, so make sure to double-check just in case,
- The amazing folks from The Runeterra Report got official confirmation from RubinZoo that Day One will be played with closed decklists – Day Two, on the contrary, will be open decklists.
Last weekend, BaJAtakk took down our $1000 MaRu Open – here's the article with the Top Eight decklists, but quite a bit has happened in Runeterra in the last few days.
In particular, the LoR meta is being shaken up by Runeterra's real Top Dog: Nasus. While Samira and Tristana are still the top two choices, Nasus took the LoR ladder by storm this week – be sure to check Yang's thoughts on decks and lineups for the Runeterra Open, which he published last Thursday when Nasus was a known factor, and here is Yang's Vault Nasus deck guide.
Needless to say, those are not the only articles and deck guides we've got for you this week!
- The Master of all things Ionia, MajiinBae himself, detailed why you should consider Karma Sett for this Worlds Qualifier Open,
- Yang updated his Fizz Samira deck guide, to bring it up to speed with the latest changes seen on the Runeterra ladder,
- Jinx's rocking hard as of late, so for her very first deck guide Puffball Panda went straight to Zaun to shine a light on Ekko Jinx; and Yang covered Jinx's booming partnership with Samira in his Samira Jinx deck guide.
- And if you are still looking for options, Herko gathered a whopping 25 LoR decks from our ladder data – you may want to keep an eye on Azir Nasus, which in two days went from fringe deck to punching as hard as Samira or Tristana.
Would you prefer the DIY approach for finding your weapons of choice? Here you go: our Legends of Runeterra meta tier list, detailed meta stats pages, and our recommended Best LoR Decks article – all data supplied by Riot, via Riot's API, from players at Platinum and above in the LoR ranked ladder.
Riot's New CEO
For those with an interest in the corporate side of things, Riot's current global president, Dylan Jadeja, will become the company's next CEO later this year, succeeding current CEO Nicolo Laurent.
Here's Riot's official announcement, including the letters that Jadeja and Laurent sent to Rioters when the announcement was made; and here's Laurent's tweet announcing the transition.
Best of luck in the Runeterra Open, and see you on Day Two!