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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.

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TSM set to sign Huni and SwordArt for their LCS roster

Published: 17/Nov/2020 11:13 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 0:19

by Alex Garton

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TSM are reportedly set to sign top laner Heo ‘Huni’ Seung-hoon and support Hu ‘SwordArt’ Shuo-Chieh for their 2021 LCS starting roster.

The 2020 World Championship was disappointing for TSM fans as the organization once again failed to make it out of groups. The team didn’t win a single game at the competition, finishing with a record of 0-6 in their group. Of course, this led to questions from fans on what roster changes needed to be made during the offseason.

The organization has never been afraid of making significant shifts in their roster in a bid for success. However, no one expected the retirement of star midlaner Soren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg, a player that has been at the forefront of TSM’s brand since 2013. His position is set to be filled by Flyquest midlaner Tristan ‘PowerOfEvil’ Schrage.

It appears the organization will not settle with a single change and is reportedly set to sign Huni and is in talks with Worlds finalist SwordArt.

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TSM are finalizing a buyout for Huni from Evil Geniuses

TSM set to sign Huni and SwordArt for 2021 season

According to a report from Jacob Wolf, TSM is finalizing a buyout from Evil Geniuses for domestic toplaner Huni.

Huni will replace toplaner Sergen ‘Broken Blade’ Celik, who is rumored to be heading to the LEC to join Schalke 04. Huni’s value as an LCS toplaner has risen significantly this year as he now acquired NA residency. By signing Huni, TSM opens up a second import slot for another position.

According to a report by Pablo Suarez or ‘BloopGG’, TSM is attempting to acquire support SwordArt for their second import slot.

If the signing is secured, SwordArt will replace Vincent ‘Biofrost’ Wang as TSM’s support.

It is worth noting that the SwordArt move is not guaranteed. As Jacob Wolf states, there are a number of hurdles that need to be navigated by TSM including immigration policy and payments.

Overall, it’s clear TSM is making significant changes in the offseason to secure a team that can achieve both domestic and international success. With a fully revamped roster, it’ll be exciting to see what the team can achieve in the 2021 season.