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Coven Zyra Prestige skin splash art & in-game model for League revealed

Published: 1/Apr/2020 1:19 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 0:12

by Andrew Amos

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League of Legends’ next Prestige skin, Coven Zyra, is about to hit the Rift just a few days after Dark Star Malphite made its entrance on Patch 10.6. Here’s a first look at her model, splash art, and how you’ll be able to get the skin.

After over three years without a skin, Zyra has managed to graduate from the 1000-day club in style. The Rise of the Thorns will be receiving a Prestige skin in Patch 10.8, in the Coven cosmetic line.

Riot revealed a first look at both Coven Zyra’s default version, and its Prestige edition on March 31. It comes just days after Dark Star Malphite joined the line-up of champions blessed with the white-and-gold variants.

Coven Zyra Prestige Edition splash art for League of Legends
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Coven Zyra is the fourth Prestige skin of 2020.

The base Coven skin has a distinctly dark feel. Her saplings are ominous skulls, sprouting into terrifying plants. The dark-blue color scheme is a far cry from the natural greens and reds in her base skin.

Her Prestige skin is almost a polar opposite to the default Coven skin. The blues have been traded in for glistening white-and-gold tones, transforming her animations from ghastly to elegant.

Her ‘skull’ saplings now have a gold sheen, like every other animation in the Prestige kit. It’s a lot less intimidating to look at, but don’t get lulled into a false sense of security, because Zyra is still just as deadly.

If you want to get the Coven Zyra Prestige skin for yourself, you’ll have to grind. It’ll set you back 100 prestige tokens, which you can accrue across the season.

With the Galaxies 2020 event live, now is the perfect time to put hours in to get tokens. While you won’t be able to buy it from the shop outright like Dark Star Malphite Prestige, you can buy 100 prestige tokens for 2200 Galaxies tokens.

You don’t have to purchase it during the Galaxies event though. The skin won’t be time-restricted as it isn’t tied to any event, so you’ll have until early 2021 to buy it.

However, if Zyra’s skin isn’t for you, then don’t stress, there’s more Prestige skins arriving in the coming months. Zoe and Lucian are getting Prestige skins before July, although after that, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be getting one.

Morgana and LeBlanc are also receiving Coven skins alongside Zyra. The default Coven skins for Zyra and LeBlanc will set players back 1350 RP. Morgana’s legendary will cost a bit more, with the price set at 1820 RP.

There’s no set release date for Coven Zyra Prestige Edition, as well as the default skins for Morgana and LeBlanc. However, players should expect the skins to come out with League Patch 10.8 on April 15.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.