I’m Riot Novalas. I'm a QA Analyst on Riot’s Playtest Team, a group of high elo players who work on Core Gameplay playing new and in dev content before they’re released. It’s our job to test the changes that our designers come up with to ensure that we’re introducing positive changes to League in terms of both balance and fun.
Rather than a Patch Chat, we’re opting for a new approach these next few patch cycles. Lots of changes are planned in the upcoming patches and a lot of content is or has been on PBE for awhile. We’d like you guys to talk to us about your questions or concerns with upcoming content - We’ve tested a lot of it and would be more than happy to give you guys insight on how the changes are panning out. If you’d like us to test something in particular out - let us know and we can try to get it into a playtest.
The biggest changes on PBE right now are the Marksman changes and Pyke, the Bloodharbor Ripper. If you have any Pyke related questions (or water door related questions), feel free to ask Hjarta and Auberaun who were the playtesters on Pyke while he was in development!
We’d love for players to get in on this & help the Playtest team make Patch 8.11 launch as smoothly as possible!
Here’s a link to the content currently on the PBE.
Also, we're all on his list.
Brandon "Roku" Davis
Chris “Auberaun” Roberts
Christy “Riot Ender L” Frierson
Nick “Riot Endstep” Frijia
Sigmundur “GangIeri” Helgason
Arnor “Riot Hjarta” Halldorsson
Miktat “Riot Koyuncu” Koyuncu
Brian “Riot Madness Heroo” Pressoir
Nabi “Riot Novalas” Barak
Dan “Riot penguin” Hardison
Robert “ROBERTxLEE” Lee
Louis "nubblez" Carpetto