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G2 Esports shock SKT T1 to setup EU vs NA final at MSI 2019

Published: 18/May/2019 15:06 Updated: 18/May/2019 15:29

by Daniel Cleary

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The LEC and LCS champions are set to face in an EU vs NA final at MSI 2019, following League of Legends landscape has shifted over the past few months from the usual dominance of the Korean and Chinese rosters at international events, to a more balanced and competitive environment.

Off the back of Team Liquid’s incredible win over the reigning world champions, Invictus Gaming, which saw them secure their place in the final, the matchup between G2 Esports and SK Telecom T1 became highly anticipated to see who would join alongside them.

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Riot GamesG2 Esports are representing Europe at MSI 2019 following their win at LEC Spring playoffs.

The competitive series between G2 Esports and SKT T1 managed to go the distance in a five game back and forth, which was made even more dramatic with a series of pauses and technical issues during the early stages of the matchup.

Ultimately, it was G2 Esports who came out on top with an impressive team performance against Faker and the rest of the SK Telecom T1 lineup, winning the series 3-2 overall.

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G2 Esports have now made history by taking their place alongside Team Liquid after edging out SKT T1, in what will be the first ever EU vs NA grand final at a major international League of Legends event.

With the international competitive gap closing among the major regions, many fans are interested to see which team will come out on top and claim their share of the $250,000 prize pool.

The much-hyped grand final between Team Liquid and G2 Esports will take place on 19 May in Taipei at the Heping Gymnasium from 12:00AM PST / 3:00AM EST / 8:00AM BST

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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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