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Dark Star Malphite will be League of Legends’ next Prestige skin

Published: 4/Mar/2020 0:28 Updated: 8/Mar/2020 22:16

by Andrew Amos

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Dark Star Malphite has been confirmed as Season 10’s third Prestige skin for League, after the new cosmetic for the rock in the top was added to the PBE in the Patch 10.6 update.

Forget the K/DA girls ⁠— we’ve got a rock to polish up for a Prestige skin. Dark Star Malphite is on its way in League’s Patch 10.6, and it’ll come in white and gold as the rock in the top will be getting his first Prestige skin.

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Malphite’s latest skin was confirmed to be the next skin in line for Prestige by QA Lead Katey Anthony on March 3, and it’s set to be pretty different from some of the previous ones.

Dark Star Malphite turns the tank into an asteroid from space, hollowing out his mountainous figure to fit in a black hole, similar to other skins in the skin line. It also follows the same colour scheme of purple, neon pink, and orange which features in other skins in the line.

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His Q, Seismic Shard, sends out a black hole to enemies, adding a bit more visual effect to sucking the movement speed out of your opponents. He also pulls two planets out of the ground during his recall animation, absorbing them into his ever-growing void.

His Prestige version puts a golden hue onto everything, and adds a few extra details in some of his animations. The planets he pulls out of the ground during his recall animation are more detailed, while most of his abilities shine brighter than the night sky with more particle effects added too.

Mecha Kingdoms Garen and True Damage Senna were the first receivers of Prestige skins in Season 10. Garen’s was a part of the Mecha Kingdoms event, while True Damage Senna was an encore after the original was released with her Season 9 hit, Giants, with the hip-hop group.

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Three more Prestige skins are expected before the end of the first half of Season 10. According to Riot’s schedule, Lucian, Zyra, and Zoe are all expected to receive Prestige skins before July.

Zyra and Zoe’s skin are both in the client with placeholder cards under the Prestige loot tab, but it’s not known what skin line they’ll be a part of.

True Damage Senna Prestige skin for League of Legends
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True Damage Senna is one of six Prestige skins being released in the first half of 2020.

Dark Star Malphite, and its prestige version, is expected to be released on League of Legends Patch 10.6, which will be dropping on March 18.

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Alongside Malphite, Xerath and Mordekaiser also got skins in the Dark Star line, while Lux received a duo of Cosmic and Dark Cosmic skins ready for Patch 10.6. Taric, Twitch, and Talon will also be getting dressed up in a new RPG-themed skin line.

We will update you when the Dark Star Malphite Prestige version is revealed.

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Astralis fined by Riot Games after LEC investigation

Published: 13/Oct/2020 14:27 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 14:33

by Calum Patterson

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Danish esports organization Astralis must pay a €5,000 fine, and must fulfill new requirements, Riot Games has ruled after an investigation into the team’s missing salary payments to players, and the actions of the team’s general manager.

LEC Commissioner Maximillian Peter Schmidt said that “multiple Astralis Team Members had reached out to the League reporting missing salary payments as well as conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager by the interim Astralis General Manager.”

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The LEC investigation found that the missing salary payments were “tied to the specifics of the Danish jurisdiction and human error.”

“Astralis was fully cooperative and swiftly resolved the matter,” the ruling continues. “The League confirmed all missing payments have now been received by the Team Members.”

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Astralis previously played under the Origen brand in the LEC, until rebranding in September.

However, the investigation also found that “the Astralis GM exhibited conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager including the misrepresentation of certain contract terms with the Team Members and a singular instance of verbal misconduct.”

The GM in question is not named. Astralis’s former GM, Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge, who was there when the team went by Origen in the LEC, left at the same time as the rebranding was announced, back in September.

In addition to the €5,000 fine, Astralis must now meet four extra requirements as an organization in the LEC:

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  • Astralis is required to establish and communicate a direct avenue which Team Members can use to report potential grievances towards the Astralis ownership group.
  • Astralis is required to establish an on-boarding program for their Team Members including an outline of the above as well as an overview of Danish vacation pay and tax/payment/EasyID requirements.
  • The League will schedule check-in calls with all Team Members in the 2021 Season to ensure the above has been executed.
  • Astralis and their General Manager will be officially warned for conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager as we consider the LEC organizations responsible for the actions of their employees.

At the time of writing, Astralis has not commented publicly on the LEC’s ruling.

The organization is best known for its CS:GO team, and rebranded their FIFA and LoL teams to unify the brand under the Astralis banner.