Since the Winter Split started in 2023, it only started a day ago, but a league penalty has already been dished out.
Maximilian Peter Schmidt, Director of LoL Esports EMEA, announced a fine for the team after Superstar mid laner Luka Perkz Perkovic designed the Waterwalking Rune while playing Ryze in his opening match against Fnatic this weekend.
I have seen this in my case as one of the last and dearest cases.
General Peter Schmidt (@RiotMAXtheX) January 22.
According to Schmidt, using Waterwalking with Ryze is currently prohibited in pro play, but the LEC teams determined that Perkz didn’t gain a significant advantage from the rune. The only punishment covered is fine for the organization, but it should help other teams remember to use the rune again with Ryze.
These current limitations on Ryze’s Waterwalking are based on a groundbreaking bug that can quickly regenerate mana by using Ryze’s Arcane Mastery passive with Waterwalking’s adaptive power. When a Ryze player goes out of flow, Waterwalking puts mana into their pool as their Arcane Mastery passive has increased their max mana each time they gain AP.
After crossing the river, Ryze continues to gain power and power over his opponent in the laning phase, even as he finds that the time it takes him to stay in the water and swim.
Laning length can be a game-changing time when a pro match is going well, but it’s not a good idea. Meanwhile, the 2023 LEC Winter Split continues with Team Vitality following tomorrow’s Major Leagues win.
https://game-news24.com/2023/01/22/team-vitality-was-fined-after-perkz-equips-banned-champion-rune-combination-against-fnatic-in-lec-winter-split/ Team Vitality was fined after Perkz equipped a banned champion rune combo against Fnatic in LEC Winter Split