Malphite, Aurelion Sol among champions to be nerfed prior to MSI in LoL Patch 13.8

Riot Games normally likes to shake up the League of Legends meta before major international tournaments begin. But this time around, the devs are only looking to nerf champions that actively deserve it.

In a patch preview for the upcoming Patch 13.8 scheduled to release on April 19, Riot Phroxzon, the lead designer on the League balance team, provided a list of nerfs expected to coincide with the patch—notably very small compared to the list of buffs. But all of the champions here have been ther difficult for players to play against within recent months, possibly indicating that these nerfs could solve some long-standing issues with them.