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League of Legends: Doublelift looking to fix Team Liquid’s “haphazard” teamwork

Published: 15/Jun/2019 21:09 Updated: 15/Jun/2019 21:49

by Alan Bernal

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The Summer Split for the League of Legends Championship Series has been testing Team Liquid’s resolve early in the campaign, and the lead voices on the team are looking for ways to fix teamwork issues.

The LCS is the premier league in North America where Team Liquid are looking to defend their Spring Split title where they cruised into the finals before being tested by Team SoloMid on the grand stage.

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But with all-star players filling the gaps at every position, it would seem like success is expected week in and week out from the reigning LCS champs which hasn’t been the case so far in a highly competitive split.

LoL EsportsLiquid hasn’t been on the same page at times, but they have a whole split to figure out early team issues.

In Liquid’s latest video called “Struggling to Nail Our Return,” the League of Legends team are trying to pinpoint what went wrong leading up to their unexpected loss against CLG to have a 2-2 record.

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“I think our teamwork is worse than it was before,” Liquid star Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng said. “Part of it is just because we’re not really sure what we want to do most of the time. We got ahead early (against CLG in Week 2), we didn’t snowball. We like, threw it back and let (CLG) walk back in the game… Our teamwork is a little bit haphazard now.”

LoL EsportsLiquid have the tools to get back to winning ways, they just need to enforce them on the Rift.

In a team brimming with individual talent, there are mounting pressures from all sides as jungler Jake ‘Xmithie’ Puchero points out: “I think our team work is on and off… But I think we’re more and more emotional, because we’re more pressured and we care a lot about our record… There’s a lot of emotions on the table, and that’s something we have to figure out.”

Entering the third week of the LCS, Team Liquid are in a four-way tie for fourth place after an up-and-down string of performances that saw them beat TSM to open their split, but losing against Echo Fox the following game. Now they’ll look to fix the early cracks in the split to start building momentum to carry throughout the summer.

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LoL EsportsTeam Liquid are one of the best teams in the LCS at adapting, which could help them as they progress through the summer.

Liquid are hands down one of the strongest teams in the league on paper, but what they’ve shown on the Rift have yet to consistently impress. 

Fans of the organization might not have long to wait before Liquid starts trending upwards again as they face a 1-3 FlyQuest team on Saturday June 15 at 2 p.m. PST, before being tested by the 4-0 OpTic Gaming squad on Sunday June 16 at 12 p.m. PST.

Cosplay

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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