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AOC surprises everyone with her new League of Legends rank

Published: 13/Nov/2019 19:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 19:32

by Bill Cooney

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Known League of Legends fan Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez showed off her latest ladder rank, and proved just because you’re a member of Congress, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a gamer too.

AOC serves as U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district, but she also moonlights as a League of Legends player.

Being a politician probably doesn’t allow as much time for LoL as AOC would like, but she does seem to be making progress after picking the game back up again in 2018.

“Dusting off my League account, which hasn’t been touched since the campaign started, Bronze V, here we come,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in October 2018.

Where is AOC ranked now?

On November 14, AOC shared a snap that showed she has been dutifully climbing the ladder from Bronze V all the way up to Silver IV, not too bad for someone who’s day job is helping to run the country.

The news of her updated rank prompted a lot of enthusiastic AOC stans to offer their services in ladder matches, but also started speculation on which character the representative prefers to play.

So, who does AOC main?

Ocasio-Cortez has stated previously she prefers Morgana, Lux and Miss Fortune, and was working on becoming comfortable with Anivia back in 2018.

A lot of people thought AOC’s previous League announcement was nothing more than pandering to gamers, but it seems she’s stuck with it to move into Silver just before the end of Season 9.

It will be interesting to see whether or not AOC sticks with the LoL grind, and how far she can make it during Season 10, as of now though, she’s definitely the highest-ranked LoL-playing member of congress (that we know of at least).

AOC: fighting for gamer’s rights?

Ocasio-Cortez was one of the members of Congress to sign a letter condemning Blizzard’s treatment of Blitzchung after the Hearthstone pro showed support to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

The bipartisan letter from AOC and several other politicians blasted Blizzard for apparently putting profits in the Chinese market above freedom of speech.

She definitely has plenty of offers for support in her LoL career going forward, so it will be interesting to see where AOC ends up next season.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.