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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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