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EU and NA teams shock their way to 2018 LoL World Championship Semi-Finals

Published: 21/Oct/2018 11:50

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9’s historic win over Afreeca Freecs at the 2018 LoL World Championship, plus G2’s remarkable upset over Royal Never Give Up, ensured that only one Chinese team would make it to the semi-finals.

Cloud9 became the first NA LCS team ever to reach the semi-finals, after a dominating 3-0 win, and means that a Korean side will not be in the semis at all.

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It topped off G2’s win over China’s Royal Never Give Up, which was arguably more surprising still, winning 3-2.

The other European team in the semis, Fnatic, also deserve praise for their impressive win over EDward Gaming (EDG), meaning not one but two European sides advanced.

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Fans have begun labelling the remarkable journey of European teams at this year’s worlds ‘EUPHORIA’, and now have a very good chance at seeing one or possibly both in the final.

G2 will have to face China’s Invictus Gaming, who currently sit as overall favorites for the tournament. However, after their win RNGU, no one should be counting G2 out.

Meanwhile on the other side of the bracket, it will be an all Western affair, as NA vs EU face off. This match will be a lot harder to call for most fans, but Fnatic will likely be the favorites in most’s view.

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The semi-finals begin on October 27, first with G2 vs Invictus Gaming, followed by Cloud9 vs Fnatic the following day on October 28.

The grand final is set for November 3rd, with a team from either North America or Europe guaranteed to feature.

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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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