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League of Legends fans excited as Riot hints at new Odyssey event

Published: 17/May/2020 11:35 Updated: 17/May/2020 11:50

by Daniel Cleary

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League of Legends fans believe that another Odyssey event could be on its way, after Riot hinted at its return by adding new loading screen tips to the popular MOBA.

League of Legends has multiple in-game events throughout the year, giving players the chance to unlock some brand new skins and other rewards.

One of the most popular so far was the Odyssey event that was released in 2018, which provided unique new game modes and even featured its own storyline and an alternate universe.

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The fan-favorite Odyssey event could be returning to League of Legends.

Set in space, the Odyssey event, which was seemingly inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy and Borderlands, follows the journey of captain Yasuo and his crew of champions on the Morning Star.

Many fans now believe that Riot may be teasing a new Odyssey event after players found new “transmissions” that referenced Yasuo and his crew in the game’s loading screen tips.

The transmission quotes found in the client were shared by osevno, possibly indicating Riot might be introducing new champions into the alternate storyline and that the reports from ‘T.A.N.A’ could indicate another ship.

“Captain there’s a strange message from the Morning Star in your recordings. It sounds like some of their crew have gone missing, we should contact Yasuo ASAP,” the first transmission reads.

Another of the quotes found mentions a “primitive satellite,” which could tie into some of the new astronaut skins that Riot has revealed for Bard, Poppy, and Gnar.

Some have suggested that some of these characters could be added into the next chapter of the Odyssey storyline.

A new Odyssey event would likely bring about the return of the fan-favorite Odyssey: Extraction game mode, where players had to survive multiple waves of opponents before battling against Kayn in a boss fight.

However, as of now, it is unclear just what these transmissions are alluding to, with some players also suggesting that it could be part of an upcoming TFT event instead, although it is likely that more information will be revealed soon.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.