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League of Legends casters face off in rap battle ahead of NA vs EU Rift Rivals

Published: 25/Jun/2019 13:18 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 14:00

by Joe O'Brien

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Ahead of the upcoming EU vs NA Rift Rivals, League of Legends commentators from the respective regions faced off in a rap battle.

Rift Rivals is due to take place on June 27-29, and will pit Europe’s LEC against North America’s LCS. Each region will be represented by their top three teams from the Spring splits, meaning G2 Esports, Origen and Fnatic will face Team Liquid, TSM, and Cloud9.

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Before the teams themselves meet, however, commentators from the two regions went head-to-head in a rap battle music video with a classic hip hop feel, even using some deliberately grainy footage in places to maximize the effect.

This isn’t the first time that League of Legends casters have faced off in a rap battle prior to a big match. Ahead of the LEC Spring finals, members of the LEC talent team squared off in a showdown in which Daniel ‘Drakos’ Drakos and Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day battled over whether G2 Esports or Origen would win the title.

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Riot GamesThe top 3 teams of each league from spring will clash at Rift Rivals.

This time around Drakos and Vedius are on the same side, however, with Vedius backing up his LEC comrade as Drakos sounds off on North America’s LCS, attacking the league’s tendency to import foreign players, and taking aim at the LCS Rift Rivals teams with lines like “Sneaky better in a dress than in a bot lane” and “more TSM chants than international chances.”

On the flip side, it’s Clayton ‘CaptainFlowers’ Raines who championed the LCS, hitting back with shots like “The times have changed, Fnatic rearranged, their relationship with winning is a little bit estranged.”

Rift Rivals is being hosted by the LCS for a second year running due to the LEC focusing on preparations for the upcoming 2019 World Championship which is taking place in Europe.

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The event will kick off with two days of the “Group Stage” in which each team will play every side from their opposing region once, followed by a “Relay Race” best-of-five finals on June 29 in which every team must play at least once.

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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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