Viego disabled LEC
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In a report by The Loadout, as confirmed by the head of esports for League of Legends in Europe and MENA, Maximilian Peter Schmidt, Viego will remain disabled for the Mid-Season invitational tournament starting on May 6. The champion has had a multitude of bugs since his release. Consequently, these game-breaking bugs have kept him out of the professional spot light.

In Patch 11.2, Viego was released and has since been disabled from professional leagues and tournaments. The champion has gone through many game-breaking bugs in casual and ranked play. Also, the disabled champion will not be at the international LAN tournament because he will not appear in any of the top four regions in accordance with Riot official guidelines.

“While it is of course unfortunate to not have Viego [as] part of the competitive meta game, we strongly believe this was the right decision given his current status for competitive play,” a Riot representative told The Loadout. “Given Viego will be disabled for Playoffs in multiple regions, this will sadly also mean he will not be available for MSI.”

Viego disabled history

Viego came into the game at the start of the professional calendar. New champions have a buffer period of about two weeks after their release and Viego came out of his waiting period disabled; unbalanced and with too many bugs.

Furthermore, Viego has a unique mechanic in League of Legends. Interestingly enough, this ability, Sovereign’s Domination, lets him possess enemy champions after he has killed them. In his possession, Viego has access to the dead enemy’s abilities and items. Additionally, this mechanic has been the culprit for many of the bugs that have plagued the champion. It has led to several awkward interactions with other champion and item abilities.

For example, this is seen in his most recent bug with the item, Dark Seal. If killed in a possessed champion, Viego would retain the item’s ability power stacks.

Declan McLaughlin
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