League K-Pop group K/DA have new looks for upcoming single 'The Baddest' - Dexerto
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League K-Pop group K/DA have new looks for upcoming single ‘The Baddest’

Published: 25/Aug/2020 19:24 Updated: 26/Aug/2020 23:56

by Alan Bernal

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The League of Legends K-Pop group, K/DA, is releasing a new single called ‘The Baddest’ and Riot Games are updating Evelynn, Kai’Sa, Akali, and Ahri’s styles to celebrate their follow-up debut.

In the lead up to the song’s release, Riot have been teasing new ‘pre-release outfits’ for the popular League champions as the days wind down to the August 27 premier of the group’s second track.

While the only full-length character preview of the group is in the form of a blacked out silhouette at the header of K/DA’s new Twitter profile, the account has been slowly rolling out what to expect for every champion.

In the debut, Riot not only released an incredible music video to accompany the wide release of the song, but included their new digs in League of Legends for players to buy into.

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The K-pop group K/DA could look a lot different in 2020.

With excitement building for the second single, the devs could be giving people a taste of what’s to come by showing off the first look at new K/DA skins.

A few days after announcing the premier date for The Baddest, ‘The Queen’ Ahri was shown with a black lace outfit that is a change of pace from the white, gold, and purple themed design from 2018.

What’s giving League players a reason to believe this design will eventually be an in-game cosmetic is that they come with signatures of each individual character.

Signatures are included for the commemorative skins awarded to that year’s World Championship winners since 2016.

On August 24, Riot released another look to the K/DA collective, this time with jungler Evelynn showing off her new hair and accompanying silver claws.

She too has an all-black outfit with only lavender highlights that matches the character’s traditional palette.

Even Seraphine, another Twitter account that could be a live-teaser for a new LoL champ, praised the design, saying: “I bow to my Queen.” Interestingly, Evelynn has been given the descriptor of ‘The Diva,’ unlike Ahri.

The third teaser for K/DA’s renewed style showcased Kai’Sa in a brand new design that mirrors the group’s new direction.

Named ‘The Dancer,’ the alternate style for this rendition of Kai’Sa is already a hit among fans who can’t wait for the full reveal.

When K/DA debuted, Kai’Sa was 2018’s first champion release and an incredibly popular character among general audiences.

The final member to be debuted is none other than Akali, or as she’s simply known this time as ‘The Rebel.’ After the first single from the K/DA group, Akali and her alternate look in neon lighting, became an instant favorite among League players

Now the rebel is going to be more in-line with the rest of her group mates this time around, as she adopts the same black get-up the others have been showcased wearing.

With all the K/DA members revealed before The Baddest’s release, League fans are eager to see how they all fit together in their full reveal once the single drops.

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Team Liquid set to re-sign Jensen in record-breaking $4.2 million LCS deal

Published: 27/Oct/2020 23:55

by Isaac McIntyre

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Team Liquid has reportedly tabled a lucrative $4.2 million dollar deal that would make off-contract mid lane star Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen the highest-paid player in LCS history, following rival Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg’s shock retirement.

Jensen has been at the center of Liquid’s League of Legends roster since 2019, when he jumped ship from Cloud9 after a Worlds semi-final run in South Korea.

The Danish mid laner, who has played in the North American league for the past six years, has already won four LCS titles with Liquid. He became a competition resident in May 2019, and has long been considered one of the league’s best.

With Bjergsen announcing his shock retirement, Jensen’s value skyrocketed. The mid laner, 25, is off-contract on Nov. 27, but seems set to stay in the blue and black of Team Liquid for another three years, according to insider Travis Gafford.

Jensen will reportedly accept the $4.2 million deal. Once he’s signed on the dotted line, the Dane will become the highest-paid LCS player the North American comp has ever had, dwarfing the previous richest contract by a long margin.

Jensen is one of the undisputed best stars in the LCS, especially after becoming an NA resident in 2019.
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Jensen is one of the undisputed best stars in the LCS, especially after becoming an NA resident in 2019.

Liquid also holds the soon-to-be second-highest deal, a $3.4 million contract over three years for world champion Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong. The top lane star ⁠— who claimed Worlds glory with SKT in 2013 ⁠— is reportedly leaving Liquid, however.

He will be followed out the door by Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, insider rumors have suggested. Liquid’s plans are to build around boom ADC star Edward “Tactical” Ra and 2020’s most valuable player Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in moving forward.

Liquid is also eyeing FlyQuest’s Lucas “Santorin” Larsen to round out their 2021 roster, according to sources. They have not yet officially approached the jungle star.

Santorin could be the final piece of Team Liquid's emerging 2021 puzzle.
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Santorin could be the final piece of Team Liquid’s emerging 2021 puzzle.

Liquid are in the process of overhauling their 2020 roster after a mixed reception at Worlds this year. The North American representatives travelled to Shanghai as the LCS third seed, and blew through the Play-Ins before chalking up a 3-3 record in groups to exit in 9th/12th.

In the process, Liquid beat European heavyweights G2 Esports and Worlds finalists Suning — who face Damwon Gaming this Saturday for the 2020 title — but a failure to make the quarter-finals has seen the team reshuffle the roster regardless.

Dexerto will keep you updated on all the LCS roster shuffles as the 2021 season approaches. Domestic League of Legends returns in early January.