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LCS pro Pobelter reveals he could have stayed with Team Liquid

Published: 30/Jan/2019 14:09 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 15:08

by Joe O'Brien

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League of Legends pro Eugene ‘Pobelter’ Park has revealed how he ended up leaving Team Liquid after the 2018 season.

The biggest off-season change in North America’s LCS was undoubtedly the addition of Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen, formerly the star mid-laner and franchise player of Cloud9, to Team Liquid – especially so close on the heels of a record-breaking run for Cloud9 at the World Championship.

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The change added even more star power to a team that had already dominated both domestic splits in 2018, and was seen as a power move by a team looking to consolidate their position at the top of the LCS and become a real contender internationally.

According to former TL mid Pobelter, however, it seems the move might never have happened if he’d simply accepted Team Liquid’s offer to re-sign him immediately after the World Championship. Instead, Pobelter chose to hold off for some time to explore his options.

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Riot GamesPobelter won both Spring and Summer NA LCS splits in 2018 with Team Liquid.

“There was still a long time to free agency so I kinda wanted to see what my options were. There was a really attractive offer that involved Peanut coming over, and me having the opportunity to play with him. This is a guy who had just got done playing with Faker and Bdd, two of the best mid-laners in the world, so there’s a lot I could learn from him I’m sure.”

Peanut ultimately ended up staying in Korea, signing with Gen.G Esports. By the time Pobelter was ready to re-sign with Team Liquid, however, they’d already made arrangements to bring on Jensen.

Pobelter insists he holds no ill will towards his former organization, accepting that his decisions played a big role in the series of events that ultimately led to his departing the team.

After leaving Team Liquid, Pobelter eventually found his way to FlyQuest. Though expectations for the team may not be as high as those of Team Liquid, they did make a solid impression in their LCS debut, opening with an impressive 2-0 week.

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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.

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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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