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100 Thieves’ Cody Sun gives disappointing update on his future in the NA LCS

Published: 25/Nov/2018 17:12 Updated: 25/Nov/2018 19:22

by Calum Patterson

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Following the acquisition of SK Telecom T1 legend Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-si, it looks like 100 Thieves will release Cody Sun into free agency, ending speculative links with a move to OpTic Gaming.

The Chinese ADC took to Twitter on November 24, revealing that he was “unlikely” to compete in the NA LCS next season, and was looking at options in academies or possibly moving to another region.

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To fans, Cody Sun seemed like a desirable pick up to almost any team, given his consistency at the top level, never missing a World championship in his career, not to mention his residency status in the US.

But, only a year on from headlining 100 Thieves first ever League of Legends roster, and going on to help secure them a place at Worlds 2018, his fortunes suddenly changed.

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He was benched for the entirety of 100 Thieves run at Worlds, replaced by Richard “Rikara” Samuel Oh – a decision that confused and even angered some fans, as Cody Sun was not even in attendance at the studio when Team Liquid thrashed their NA rivals.

Rumors spread that a falling out of some kind had occurred in the roster, with Cody Sun not getting along with some of his teammates and vice versa, which, whether true or not, has perhaps contributed to his lack of offers elsewhere.

As the Bang to 100 Thieves move looked certain, it seemed almost inevitable that Cody Sun would end up with 100 Thieves rival OpTic Gaming, as they look to rebuild for their second season in the LCS.

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OpTic’s financial situation is one potential reason that a move for Cody Sun is out of reach, as turmoil continues with parent company Infinite Esports.

Rikara replaced Cody Sun at Worlds 2018, a decision that shocked fans.

With Bang now on the roster, Rikara – Cody Sun’s surprise replacement at Worlds – has also been allowed to look for options elsewhere, meaning there are two US resident bot laners now available.

100 Thieves founder Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag avoided ever truly explaining the decision to bench Cody Sun at Worlds 2018, which perhaps inadvertently led to the reputation the player now has, as rumors spread suggesting he was difficult to work with.

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Despite this, Cody Sun’s talent, experience and statistical record should be more than enough to secure a spot on at least an academy roster, or else we may see him depart for another region for 2019.

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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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