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League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational delayed due to Coronavirus

Published: 10/Mar/2020 13:35 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 18:18

by Kamil Malinowski

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The annual Mid-year League of Legends tournament that sees some of the best teams in the world clash in preparation for the World Championship has been delayed due to the Coronavirus.

Riot Games confirmed that the Mid-Season Invitational would be delayed in an announcement on March 10, citing the safety of players and staff, as well as travel restrictions, as the main reasons behind the decision.

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This comes only days after both the LCS and the LEC announced changes to their Spring Finals, with the latter notably shifting locations to Germany from Hungary.

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The 2019 Mid-Season Invitational was one of the biggest LoL tournaments yet, with G2 stunning fans with an unexpected win.

“After discussing with our leagues and other stakeholders, we’ve made the decision to move our annual mid-year global tournament event from May to July this year,” Riot announced, before delving into the reasons behind the decision and shedding light on the new schedule.

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“Shifting the tournament to the summer offers the best chance to see travel restrictions lifted, allowing teams from leagues around the world to travel and compete safely. Competition will begin on Friday, July 3 and conclude on Sunday, July 19.”

Previously, the event was set to being at the start of May and fit into a similar timeframe. This change also means that the Summer Season of every league will begin earlier, with most dates set for May, turning the Mid-Season Invitational into more of a post-season event.

Most notable, the LCS will begin on May 16, while the LEC kicks off on May 22. Most regions will be kicking off their second split within that period and a full list of dates can be found on the official announcement.

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Finally, the fan-favorite Rift Rivals events will be canceled for this year, meaning fans won’t see any cross-region competition until July.

Riot have also issued a final notice, stating that while current plans are for MSI to kick off in July, it is still possible for it to change depending on the situation of the Coronavirus.

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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