League of Legends

FPX players reveal which LoL champions they want Worlds skins for

Published: 11/Nov/2019 9:18 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 9:30

by Joe O'Brien

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FunPlus Phoenix players have commented on which champions they’d like their Worlds skins to be for after winning the League of Legends World Championship.

FunPlus Phoenix lifted the Summoner’s Cup after a decisive win over G2 Esports, becoming the second consecutive team from China’s LPL to become World Champions.

While the primary rewards for winning the event are the title itself and the lion’s share of the prize pool, Worlds winners are also immortalized in-game with a skin designed for them on a champion of their choice.

In the wake of their victory, the FPX players commented on the champions they might like to have their victory skins created for.

Riot GamesFunPlus Phoenix are the 2019 League of Legends World Champions.

Jungler Gao ‘Tian’ Tian-Liang, Support Liu ‘Crisp’ Qing-Song, and top-laner Kim ‘Gimgoon’ Han-saem already appear to have made their choices, with the players stating they would like skins for Lee Sin, Thresh, and Gangplank respectively – all of which were among the most impactful champions for each player. Bot-laner Lin ‘Lwx’ Wei-Xiang meanwhile is apparently still deciding between Vayne and Kai’Sa.

Kim ‘Doinb’ Tae-sang, whose eclectic champion pool features the likes of Nautilus and Rumble – picks that no other mid-laner was locking in during the tournament – declined to make a selection in the immediate aftermath of the win, stating that he would like to consult with his stream viewers.

If Lee Sin, Thresh, and Kai’Sa or Vayne are selected, they would join Ezreal and Rakan as champions with more than one team skin. Lee Sin and Vayne were chosen by Bae ‘Bengi’ Seong-woong and Chae ‘Piglet’ Gwang-jin after the 2013 SKT victory, Thresh by Samsung White’s Cho ‘Mata’ Se-hyeong in 2014, and Kai’Sa by Invictus Gaming’s Yu ‘JackyLove’ Wen-Bo in 2018.

These selections are not final, however, so could still be subject to change. After making their choices, the players will get to consult with Riot designers on the style and final look of their skins.

Regardless of the champion each player chooses, it will likely be some time until fans are able to get their hands on an FPX skin in-game. After Invictus Gaming won the World Championship in November 2018, their skins didn’t go live until April 2019.

League of Legends

LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 Day 1: Perkz’s debut for Cloud9 goes awry

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 2:52

by Andrew Amos

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The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.


  • 100 Thieves, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Dignitas open up LCS Lock In with wins.
  • Perkz’s Cloud9 debut goes awry with 4/7/2 statline on Yone.
  • Golden Guardians vs CLG next at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups

As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.

Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.

The 10 teams will be split into groups of two, with the top four from each group making it to the single-elimination playoffs.

Group A Group B
TSM FlyQuest
100 Thieves Cloud9
CLG Dignitas
Golden Guardians Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid Immortals

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians vs CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 vs FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals vs Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG vs 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals vs Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid vs 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG vs TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians vs Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm