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How Faker made League of Legends history in 2020 – again

Published: 2/Apr/2020 12:54 Updated: 1/May/2020 14:16

by Joe Craven

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Faker is without a doubt the biggest name in League of Legends, and one of the biggest names in global esports. We take a look at how he continues to set records, even after rising to the top of LoL esports. 

Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok is a name every single competitive LoL fan will be familiar with. The 23-year-old South Korean star has taken the esports scene by storm and regularly stands out among the very best League players in the world.

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Many consider him to be the best player of all time, a title that comes through years of hard work and dedication. This is proved by the fact that, despite years at the top of League of Legends esports, he continues to set records that few other players can even get near.

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Faker (far left) at the 2013 LoL World Championships, with his T1 teammates.

It is eight years since Sang-hyeok first debuted in LoL esports and yet, on March 5, 2020, he became the first LCK player ever to pass 2,000 kills. It is merely the latest achievement on the incredible CV Faker boasts, joining an abundance of championships and insane highlight reels.

While a lot of fans will primarily know Faker for his World Championship successes, he has won an insane 8 domestic titles in the LCK, which has often been considered the World’s toughest domestic league.

Contracted to T1 until 2022, it doesn’t look like this star’s success is going to slow down anytime soon.

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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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