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Saturday October 12nd, 2019 night edition

image for Preseason Gameplay Goals - An early look at the direction for preseason, with more details to come on October 15.

We’ll have specific details to share during the 10th Anniversary Edition of Riot Pls on October 15 at 6:00pm PDT, but for starters, here’s a high-level look at the goals for Preseason 2020’s gameplay changes.

The never-ending path to mastery constantly presents new goals to chase, adding meaning to your time spent in game.

We think there’s an untapped opportunity to amplify these strengths in a fundamental part of the League experience—Summoner’s Rift.

The Rift underpins everything in League’s original mode, from the wide variety of champions to the strategies players perfect.

Elemental Dragons already offer this very lightly, but we want to go further and in a way that’s fair for both teams.

Mastery: The map should offer more details to play around in both the baseline experience and the not-every-game circumstances we’re creating.

These will include support items, lethality items, improved top lane influence, jungle pathing improvements, improved dragon buffs, and keystone improvements. »

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

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The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence.

“We have decided not to hold media availability for our teams for the remainder of our trip in China,” the NBA said.

We have the choice to like NBA players or not, meanwhile, NBA should respect China. »

Hong Kong lawmaker who relied on the banned HKMap Live app warns Apple from becoming an 'accomplice for Chinese censorship'

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Apple has come under fire in recent days for withdrawing a map app which showed the location of police during the Hong Kong protests from the App Store.

A Hong Kong lawmaker has warned Apple from becoming an "accomplice for Chinese censorship and oppression", and expressed disappointment in the firm for banning a map app that helped Hong Kong protesters track police presence.

The Apple CEO said he received "credible information" from the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau and users in Hong Kong indicating that the app was being used in such a way. »

US veterans condemn Trump for allowing ‘wholesale slaughter’ of allies in Syria

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“[The Kurds] are a people who believe in basic Democratic values and have long been oppressed from lots of quarters”, Mr Newton said.

Experts said Mr Trump’s decision could lead to a vacuum in the region that allows for the resurgence of ISIS.

He also threatened “far more than sanctions” against Turkey if it failed to advance into Syria “in as humane a way as possible”. »