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Doublelift criticizes LCS teams for bad attitude and “mentality”

Published: 19/Apr/2020 14:02

by Daniel Cleary

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League of Legends star Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has revealed his concerns over LCS teams and their attitudes towards improvement and practice.

Following a rough 2020 spring split which led to their all-star team finishing in 9th, it was reported that Team Liquid have plans to trade Doublelift before returning to action on May 16 for the summer split.

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With the popular ADC’s future up in the air, Doublelift reflected on the current state of LCS teams and outlined some of his major concerns for the region, particularly around their quality of practice.

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Doublelift is not happy with his region’s approach to showing improvement.

During his co-stream of the LCS semifinals alongside LCK commentator LS, he revealed that many teams were unwilling to scrim against the dominant Cloud9 roster, who have become heavy favorites to win the playoffs following their 17-1 record in the regular season.

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“We’ve heard that other teams would cancel on Cloud9 because they’re smacking them too hard in scrims,” he shared.

Doublelift explained that teams would often lose by such a wide margin that they even would lose motivation, “No one wants to scrim C9 because it’s too demoralizing, so they’re getting punished for being too good.”

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“In Korea, everyone would want to scrim C9, it’s like ‘please give me an extra game, let me get sh*t on,'” he added, suggesting that some of the current LCS teams had the wrong approach.

He also highlighted how this would affect the region’s improvement as a whole, expressing concern for the level of North American League of Legends ahead of future international competitions.

“There’s like some really f**ked up American mindset where losing is the enemy, do anything you can do to avoid losing but sometimes you need to get sh*t on to improve and it’s pretty bad honestly, mentality-wise,” Doublelift explained.

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Although it is unclear what the future holds for Doublelift, he still remains hopeful around seeing his region improve to a level where they are consistently looked at as international title contenders.

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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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