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100 Thieves make surprising roster moves as LCS struggles continue

Published: 13/Jun/2019 9:23 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 10:09

by Joe O'Brien

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100 Thieves look set to make a surprising change to their League of Legends rosters as the team continues to struggle in the LCS Summer Split.

The organization announced on June 12 that AD Carry Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik and mid-laner Max ‘Soligo’ Soong would be moving down to the Academy team for their match against Golden Guardians Academy.

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While fielding these players in the Academy matches doesn’t necessarily prohibit them from also playing in the LCS, the move does suggest a dramatic shift in 100T’s squad is coming in response to another poor start to the split.

Whether or not Academy players Jacob ‘Prismal’ Feinstein and Ryu ‘Ryu’ Sang-wook – who was the starting LCS mid-laner in 2018 – will be called up in their place remains to be seen, although fans have also speculated that 100T could be testing out Bang’s synergy with Academy Support William ‘Stunt’ Chen as they consider him as a replacement for LCS captain Zaqueri ‘aphromoo’ Black.

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The organization will announce their line-up for the week three matches on Friday, June 14.

The addition of former SK Telecom star and two-time World Champion AD Carry Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik was 100 Thieves’ marquee signing for the 2019 season, expected to elevate the team even further after an impressive debut year in 2018 saw them reach the LCS Spring finals and compete at Worlds.

This year, however, the organization has struggled to find its footing. In the LCS Spring split, they finished in last place with a record of 4-14. Now, after the first two weeks of the Summer split, they’re the only team without a win at 0-4.

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LoL Esports/Riot GamesBang is one of the most accomplished players in League of Legends.

100 Thieves did make roster changes during the mid-season break, bringing in veteran jungler Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and promoting Soligo, who spent most of Spring on the Academy team, to the starting LCS spot over Choi ‘Huhi’ Jae-hyun.

With results failing to improve, however, it looks like the team could be attempting to course correct early, before the deficit in their record becomes too great to have any hope of recovering for a spot in the playoffs.

If 100 Thieves have any ambitions of repeating their Worlds appearance, a successful Summer split is also crucial. While winning the split would guarantee a place, 100 Thieves will need to pick up some championship points with a decent playoff finish if they’re to even qualify for the Regional Finals and have a shot at securing the third spot.

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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.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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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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