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League of Legends’ Thresh human form revealed

Published: 13/Nov/2019 1:51

by Alan Bernal

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League of Legends players have wondered about Thresh’s life before becoming the horrifying specter seen today – and the official lore companion has finally given a clear look at his human form.

Riot Games published a 256-page book “that explores the game’s epic lore” using brand new images, histories, excerpts and explainers.

Needless to say, the book has been a trove of information for LoL die-hards, but even for the casual player, it’s given a unique look at a lot of popular champs in the game.

One such character is the support-favorite Thresh, which a lot of players would be surprised to learn that he didn’t always tout such a menacing ghostly appearance.

Riot GamesThresh has long been a popular pick, but his history before his specter days has eluded many. Credit: Riot Games

Giving a proper look into the lore companion, Reddit user ‘Kialand’ was amped to finally see what the Chain Warden looked like before his transformation.

“With the release of the official Lore Companion Book for League Of Legends, we finally got to see what Thresh looked like before the Ruination!” the said.

The image alongside his excerpt reveals a “lowly member of an order devoted to the gathering and protecting of arcane knowledge,” and he looks pretty average to boot.

Thresh in human form before the Ruination. Credit: Riot Games via Kialand Reddit

Though he holds a scepter which is vaguely reminiscent of the lantern that the character uses to hold all of his collected spirits.

The book tells a bit more of lore behind the man that is Thresh, revealing that he was once a custodian of the hidden vaults of arcane wisdom located at the Blessed Isles before the event that morphed him into the cruel specter players know today.

As mentioned, League of Legends fans have long theorized what Thresh looked like before that time. Some artists even took it upon themselves to give their interpretations.

Now we know what Thresh looked like before his ghostly life and his conflicts with Lucian and Senna. Credit: Riot Games

Some admittedly prefer other renditions of the character that have come out in the past, like the 2013 depiction from artist SiaKim.

In that, Thresh actually looks “like [Vladimir] with Dreadlocks,” and definitely has a more sinister appearance than the official design.

Either way, League of Legends players now have a sense of closure for one of the game’s more interesting mysteries courtesy of the MOBA’s official lore companion.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.