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League of Legends: LCS analysts perform as K/DA after losing wager

Published: 26/Mar/2019 9:58 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 10:05

by Connor Bennett

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League of Legends analysts James ‘Dash’ Patterson, Alberto ‘Crumbz’ Rengifo, and Mark Zimmerman had to hilariously recreate a portion of the POP/STARS hit from K/DA during their recent pre-game show.

Riot Games introduced K/DA back in 2018. The all-female K-POP group, which is made up of four in-game Legends, was a tactic the game developers used to promote a new line of character cosmetics. They became extremely popular with LoL fans and outsiders due to their catchy tune – POP/STARS.

As a result of FlyQuest’s upset over Team Liquid on March 18, the LCS analysts who got their pre-game wager on the match wrong had to pay up by putting on their best K/DA impression before the start of the Golden Guardians and OpTic Gaming match on March 24.

Riot GamesK/DA’s POP/STAR song has proven to be a huge hit for Riot.

Among their usual analysis, the trio put their own spin on the popular K/DA POP/STARS hit by performing their hilarious version of the routine, complete with face paint and props to show that the analysts were doing their best to replicate the popular hit.

While it wasn’t much of a perfectly choreographed award-winning routine, the analysts certainly had fun with the whole thing – even incorporating parts of the backstage arena as confused staff members watched on at what was unfolding in front of them.

The performance from the LCS analyst desk members certainly gave fans a different type of pre-game show from what they’re used to.

While it won’t be a permanent feature any time soon, if the trio continues to make wagers on games and get those predictions wrong, well they’ll have to pay up somehow. 

Maybe next time they can go all-out and redo their magical performance with a full Cosplay set-up. Really, who wouldn’t want to see Crumbz prancing around the LCS studio while dressed up like Ahri.

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AOC explains how Elo Hell in League helped her prepare for Congress

Published: 28/Nov/2020 5:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In her second Twitch stream, AOC hilariously explained how experiencing Elo Hell in League of Legends helped her develop the patience required for being a congresswoman.

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionally known as AOC, has been open about how much she loves League of Legends in the past. The proud politician even stunned her fans and followers when she revealed she finally made Silver IV.

It might have been her first foray into the minds and hearts of gamers around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the last. In October, AOC made history when hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch her play Among Us on Twitch for the very first time.

AOC was so well-loved among streamers and viewers, they begged her to come back for a second stream. It finally happened on November 27, and it was as wholesome and entertaining as the first.

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AOC’s first ever Among Us stream on Twitch was a smash hit.

At one point during the stream, Ryan ‘Northernlion’ Letourneau asked AOC an interesting question about her League of Legends experience and her response was both understandable and hilarious.

“Do you think having to keep your cool in League of Legends chat has helped your political career when it comes to maintaining some decorum in Congress?” asked Northernlion.

“Yeah, I think so,” said AOC. “Getting caught in Elo Hell really requires so much patience. I was playing with 12-year-olds… rage quitting five minutes into a game… so it really builds your patience.”

Elo Hell is a term used to describe situations where players and their rankings are dragged down due to incompetent and toxic teammates. It’s something League of Legends players know all too well, including AOC.

AOC has always managed to come across as down-to-earth. Still, it’s comforting and kind of funny to hear an esteemed congresswoman talk about something so relatable, especially to gamers.

Elo Hell in League of Legends is the absolute pits, but at least we now know it counts for something.