League of Legends casters had the perfect reaction to a tragic moment in LCK - Dexerto
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League of Legends casters had the perfect reaction to a tragic moment in LCK

Published: 30/Jan/2019 17:29 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 15:09

by Joe O'Brien

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Both the LCK commentators and Jin Air Green Wings top-laner Heo ‘Lindarang’ Man-heung were left disappointed after what might have been a clever tactic with Sion went awry.

At the highest level, League of Legends is a game decided by the slightest margins, and those margins just weren’t in Jin Air’s favor for their match against Afreeca Freecs.

The strategy sees Sion attack the Blue Buff and the nearby Gromp simultaneously at level one, immediately after they’ve spawned. Between them, they’ll kill the Sion fairly easily – that’s the plan, in fact, and Lindarang even refrained from buying any items initially to allow himself to die quicker.

After Sion’s death, however, he’ll go into his zombie form, granting him enough damage to finish off both monsters. Upon respawning, Sion can make a bigger purchase and then immediately teleport to the top lane, having gained a gold and experience advantage without having missed out on too many minions.

The tactic does require a certain degree of efficiency with positioning and abilities in order to pull off, however, and unfortunately in this particular instance, Lindarang must have made the smallest of mistakes somewhere in the process.

Though he was able to secure the Blue Buff, the Gromp survived with a barely-visible sliver of health, denying a significant chunk of the gold and experience that this strategy is designed to exploit – much to the disappointment of commentators Max ‘Atlus’ Anderson and Christopher ‘PapaSmithy’ Smith.

The moment really did add insult to injury for Jin Air, who had just lost an extended first game against Afreeca Freecs in which the pivotal moment was a Baron steal by an Ezreal ultimate of all things.

The same series saw Lee ‘Spirit’ Da-yoon, ostensibly a Jungler for Afreeca, playing Jarvan IV at Support, another factor that made for one of the more eventful matches of LCK Spring so far.

Cosplay

League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.