Riot Games suddenly made an adjustment for Azir one day before the 2023 World Finals, making League of Legends players confused.
Can say, Azure is one of the most popular Mid Lane champions in the professional League of Legends arena. Therefore, Riot Games always considers adjusting the strength of this champion accordingly so as not to become too dominant, especially when it falls into the hands of mid-level masters like Faker. Recently, Riot Games came up with a relatively silent and unexpected plan, which is to nerf Azir the night before Worlds starts.
Update 13.19 will be the official version of Worlds 2023, thousands of names have been reviewed and revised accordingly by the developer. Today, Matt “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison, head of game balance, released a preview update to let players understand the situation. And among them, Riot has made a very spectacular change, which is to silently replace Azir in the Ziggs nerf position in the plan in version 13.19.
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To explain this, Leung-Harrison shared that Azir has recently benefited too much from a few meta effect buffs. And to minimize that before Worlds arrives, Riot needs to make adjustments to Azir. After careful consideration, the development team decided to reduce the power of his Q – Sand Sweep.
Q’s cooldown increased to 2 seconds, meaning it can now extend from 14 to six, depending on the score. Although it does not affect the champion’s strength too much, the vast majority of players max out W – Rise before Q – Sweeping Sands, so gamers will have to consider and make a few adjustments. small during the laning phase and teamfights.
At Worlds 2022, Azure is the face that receives the most attention because it is constantly chosen by talented teams such as DRX, Gen.G and DFM. During the tournament, Azir’s win rate reached 50%, which is quite high given his 48 selections in the entire competition.
Azir has also appeared many times in League of Legends tournaments this year, however at the MSI tournament in London, no one used this champion, which is a very surprising thing considering his performance. This character at the previous World Championship.
We can still see League of Legends pros picking Emperor Shruima on the World stage, but he may not be as popular after the nerfs in this 13.19 update.
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