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League of Legends streamer Shiphtur victim of bizarre Zoe bugs

Published: 23/Aug/2019 0:49 Updated: 23/Aug/2019 1:02

by Alan Bernal


Former League of Legends pro Danny ‘Shiphtur’ Le was stopped in his tracks by a strange Zoe bug that eventually saw him get instantly deleted by the other team.

Riot Games has been steadily implementing characters to their roster, each bringing their own unique twists to the Rift, but Zoe in particular has been causing a lot of headaches to players and devs since being released in 2017.

Zoe’s been of the more hectic players to play against in the game because of the influence she can easily have on other lanes or in a fight while staying at a pretty safe distance, which mainly comes in the form of her Sleepy Trouble Bubble (E).

Shiphtur TwitchOne of the final frames the Zoey E (orb in Top Left) can be seen before bugging out.

But during Shiphtur’s August 22 stream he encountered a problem that’s not usually a reason to get tilted by the crowd control (CC) ability. Instead he got hit by a two-pronged bug that not only made Zoe’s ability act out, but it also made it invisible.

“Wait wha–” Shiphtur said visibly confused at why his character Twisted Fate suddenly got hit with the sleep CC. “Did I step on (the Sleepy Trouble Bubble)? Wait was it invisible? Wait am I blind?”

When Zoe launches her E into a wall it gets bonus range and if it doesn’t directly hit an opponent it will briefly lay on the ground as a visible trap.

Well neither of those two mechanics went off without a hitch.

It looks as if the spell either reached its max range just before it hit the wall or it glitched by not going over the barrier as it seems the Zoe player intended it to.

“I don’t know, I mean [Zoe’s trap is] not supposed to [be there] right?” Shiphtur said after reviewing the play after the game had ended. “Unless it like, stopped right- I don’t know, it’s supposed to go through the wall. It doesn’t really make sense.”

In either case, it didn’t hit an opponent directly, meaning the game should’ve laid down a visible trap. But Shiphtur walked up to confront Zoe, and while his path looked clear he still got CC’d by the ability.

Zoe is a really powerful League of Legends champion when used correctly but it looks like a few bugs added to her name makes her even more difficult to deal with.


League of Legends cosplayer serenades the crowd as stunning K/DA Seraphine

Published: 4/Dec/2020 8:13

by Andrew Amos


Seraphine has been a hit in the League of Legends fandom, serenading millions as part of K/DA, as well as a solo artist. Few have managed to capture the Zaun and Piltovan artist’s essence as well as Brazilian cosplayer ‘kitsuneraposa’.

Seraphine might be one of the newest additions to League of Legends, but the popstar has already made it big. The support / mid laner has been a hit with fans, thanks to her @seradotwav Twitter account and K/DA collaboration on release.

Her story is the ultimate rags to riches one, and many fans have resonated with that. It also helps that she makes some pretty good music too.

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Seraphine has become an iconic part of the Riot musical universe.

It’s made her a fan-favorite from well before she was even released, with many lining up to do casual cosplays of the League star. However, this one of her K/DA skin by ‘kitsuneraposa’ is one of the most decked out ones we’ve seen yet.

Raposa took on Seraphine’s ALL OUT design ⁠— stage and all ⁠— in their cosplay. No expense was spared, and it shows. From the wig all the way down to the platform, everything is absolutely picture perfect.

Raposa was actually brought on by Riot Brazil to do the cosplay, and said her experience was just like Seraphine’s growth.

“Everything worked out in the end and the result was stunning. I ended up identifying myself as [Seraphine], and like her, I lived the dream of being part of K/DA for a day,” they said on Instagram.

While Raposa is more known for her Ahri cosplays in the community ⁠— after all, Kitsune is in her name ⁠— her Seraphine one is easily her best work yet.

From the stunning metallic dress, to the crystal powered stage and microphone, every detail was meticulously combed over.

Her cosplay has won the world over, much like Seraphine herself did, and it’s for good reason. It’ll be hard to top this one for some time, and it’ll be one many cosplayers come back to so they too can transform into the Piltovan star.