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Here’s how League of Legends Season 9 ranked split system works

Published: 5/Feb/2019 12:41 Updated: 5/Feb/2019 12:50

by Matt Porter

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Season 9 of LoL’s ranked play officially kicked off on Wednesday, January 23, but the introduction of the new split system has left some players confused.

Unlike past years, Season 9 is separated into splits, much like competitive tournaments such as the LCS and the LEC.

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Because of this change, many LoL fans are concerned that they will lose their rank at the end of each split, meaning they would have to start grinding through placement matches multiple times per year and possibly find themselves at a lower rank because of it.

Thankfully, that’s not the case, as whatever rank you have reached at the end of the split is where you will begin the next one, with no need to complete any placement matches.

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This means that if you finish the first split as a Platinum ranked player, you will still be that rank at the start of the second split, which means the only way your rank will change is by winning or losing matches on Summoner’s Rift.

There will also be no breaks between splits, something that many fans may be the case, meaning as soon as one split ends, the new one will begin. Players will earn rewards like ranked armor at the end of every split, so LoL players will likely earn more rewards in Season 9 than they did during any other season.

Players will be attempting to earn one of the nine ranks available, from Iron up to Challenger.

Season 9 also saw the introduction of ranks based on player’s ability in different roles. A player who mainly plays Support could be Diamond, but may only be able to play at a Gold standard in midlane, meaning they could struggle if forced to play in a different position than they are used.

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This new system has had its flaws though, with players figuring out ways to play their preferred roles at lower ranks, although Riot Games believe they have been able to fix this bug.

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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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