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LoL FunPlus Phoenix Worlds 2019 skins revealed: champions, cost, more

Published: 15/Apr/2020 1:43

by Andrew Amos

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Five months after their Worlds 2019 triumph, Chinese squad FPX have now been immortalized in League of Legends, with skins for Gangplank, Lee Sin, Malphite, Thresh, and Vayne being released in their name.

“FunPlus Phoenix are looking to silence the haters, and stun the world with their own style of League of Legends.” Those were the words of Trevor ‘Quickshot’ Henry as FunPlus Phoenix secured their first Worlds title, taking down G2 Esports in dominating 3-0 fashion.

Now, their legacy will live on in-game, with a set of skins being released in their honor. After a lengthy design process, the Chinese squad will get five skins ⁠— one for each player ⁠— and they’re just about to hit the store.

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The FPX Worlds 2019 skins for Thresh, Vayne, Malphite, Lee Sin, and Gangplank (L-R) are here.

What champions did FPX choose for their Worlds 2019 skins?

The FPX skins commemorating Worlds 2019 highlight the five signature champions of that illustrious roster. From Kim ‘GimGoon’ Han-saem’s Gankplank, to Kim ‘Doinb’ Tae-sang’s Malphite, the reigning World Champions will have a spot in League of Legends forever.

The skins all have the same black-red-gold tricolor, like the FPX logo. They are all wearing masks, with fire charging out of their costumes like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

On top of the epic looking skins, each player got to have input into their recall animations. GimGoon has his Gangplank hunched over a computer, while Crisp’s Thresh plays a piano of hands on his way back to base.

How much will the FPX Worlds 2019 skins cost?

The FunPlus Phoenix Worlds skins will set you back 1350 RP each for the base skins. They’ll come bundled in the store as a package of five, but it’s not yet known how much that’ll actually cost.

The signature bundle for the FPX skins will also be returning. After making their debut in the Worlds 2018 Invictus Gaming skins, superfans of certain players ⁠— or champions ⁠— can also get a special loading screen border and icon. These were around 2000 RP each in 2019.

There will also be Elite chromas for each skin. They’ll cost 290 RP each, but there’s no in-game images for the Elite cosmetic just yet.

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The FPX Worlds 2019 skins will also receive additional chromas.

The FunPlus Phoenix skins are hitting PBE during the League of Legends Patch 10.9 cycle.

They could be hitting live servers in as little as two weeks, with the next patch set for April 28.

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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:39

by Daniel Cleary

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With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

Is Caps better than Perkz?

Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

He then followed up on Caps’ growth as a player in the new G2 lineup, claiming that he has also had a “shift in mindset” which has massively helped his ability to play at the highest level.

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.