LoL: Fnatic star Bwipo declares no team at Worlds will be 'invincible' - Dexerto
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LoL: Fnatic star Bwipo declares no team at Worlds will be ‘invincible’

Published: 17/Sep/2019 5:28 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 5:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends World Championship ‘invincible,’ despite the hype building around rosters like G2 Esports and Chinese champions FunPlus Phoenix.

Following Detonation FM’s 3-1 victory in the Japanese grand final, all 24 teams across the Play-In and Group Stages in Berlin have been confirmed.

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Even after falling to G2 in an epic five-game LEC decider, 2018 runners-up Fnatic has been dubbed one of the competition’s hot favorites. Bwipo has disregarded that title, however, and claimed in the latest Legends in Action vlog no team will be unstoppable.

Riot GamesFnatic and G2 Esports faced off twice in the LEC 2019 Summer playoffs.

“I just don’t believe in teams being invincible, I just don’t believe it,” Bwipo said after the team’s first 3-2 loss to G2 in the European playoff run.

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Even after suffering a 3-0 loss on the Worlds final stage last year, the team’s top laner maintains no team is unbeatable in any state, meaning no one can be called invincible coming into the year-end tourney: “We weren’t invincible, Invictus Gaming wasn’t invincible.”

For mobile users, the video segment starts at 13:36.

Fnatic’s mental fortitude has also be brought into question in recent days after the team’s AD carry Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson cried on-stage after their second 3-2 loss to G2 in as many weekends. Bwipo refuted those claims with another of his statements.

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“I’m not going to apologize for what happened, I think that every single one of us was trying their hardest to win, and if anyone doubts that they’re just being delusional,” he said. “There was no one that wanted to win more than us, I’ll tell you that much.”

Riot GamesFnatic finished as runners-up at the 2018 World Championship.

There seems to be a heavy layer of optimism within the Fnatic roster that fell just short of international glory at the Incheon Munhak Stadium in South Korea last season. 

Support Zdravets ‘Hylissang’ Iliev Galabov revealed moments after their loss, at 44:46 in the team vlog, that he still had hope despite struggling to overcome their regional rivals G2.

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“I got some positive thoughts into my brain. That we’re going to beat them in final in Worlds. I’m looking forward to playing them and beating them,” he said. “Otherwise, there is no hope.”

Fnatic automatically qualified for the Worlds Group Stage as the LEC’s second seed after dismantling Splyce 3-0 on Sunday evening in the regional gauntlet final.

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Their international story begins from October 12 at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin among the 16 other group-stage teams.

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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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