The new featured game mode, Ascension, is heading for testing on PBE soon. What is it? Here’s an explanation from Rioter L4T3NCY:
The sands of Shurima sweep across the Crystal Scar… bringing with them our next Featured Game Mode: Ascension
This time we’re bending the rules quite a bit for one of our most competitive game modes yet, so bear with us as we get into it!
— Ascension is a 5v5 brawling skirmish played on the Crystal Scar.
— The sands have restricted movement on the Crystal Scar to just the center of the map. You’ll need to use the new ‘Golden Transcendence’ trinket to teleport to a battle platform and enter the fray.
— Victory is points based. The first team to earn 200 points wins!
— Points can be earned by killing enemy players (1 point), capturing Relics of Shurima (3 points) or killing an Ascended (5 points).
— At the sandstorm’s center in the middle of the map is an Ancient Ascendant, Xerath. Defeating him grants Ascension to whomever strikes the killing blow. Ascension gives you awe-inspiring power and double points for every kill you get! This power comes at a price though… all healing effects on the Ascended are dramatically reduced, so burn fast and burn bright!
Some announcement VO sounds are missing. We’ll have these in shortly. o^_^o
Air-client background and loading screen art is still WIP.
We’ll be making Ascension available soon™ on PBE, and as always, we want to hear your feedback or if you guys find any bugs. Let us know which champions feel strong, what strategies work best for you and of course.. who is the strongest Ascended!?
Since Xerath will be in the middle of it all, will he be playable?
You can totally play as Xerath. :)
You can view the whole discussion HERE.