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League of Legends leaks reveal first look at rumored champion Aidyn

Published: 31/Mar/2020 2:02

by Andrew Amos

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A couple of leaks have been dropped in relation to an upcoming champion in League of Legends named Aidyn, but don’t expect to see him hitting the Rift anytime soon.

Very rarely do League players get leaks out of Riot for anything. However, it seems like someone has some insider intel on one of the game’s upcoming champions.

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A champion, rumored to be named Aidyn, has been revealed in the past week on Reddit. While he won’t be hitting the Rift for a while, but players now have an idea on what he will look and sound like.

Ashe standing on hill looking over Freljord
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Aidyn, one of League’s upcoming champions, is rumored to be from Freljord.

‘RiotLeaks’ first shared a look at “The Guide” on March 27 with a teaser of Aidyn’s voice lines. With a deep voice similar to Braum’s, it’s assumed that Aidyn will herald from Freljord.

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However, his voice lines are distinctly more dark than the fan-favorite support. Aidyn talks about the “spoils” and “remnants of war,” and roaming across the bitterly cold landscapes of Northern Runeterra.

These voice lines are labeled as a test, so they might not ship in the final product. They were, however, a good look into what kind of champion Aidyn could become, with lines more aligned with a top lane juggernaut than a cutesy mid laner.

Then, on March 30, RiotLeaks gave players a glimpse at what Aidyn could look like with some early concept art. It’s a bit hard to decipher the rough sketches, but players do know that the guide does use some sort of pickaxe as his weapon.

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The sketches also confirmed Aidyn’s identity as a Freljordian, clearly labeled at the top of both concept arts. His design looks like it could be rather terrifying, similar to Urgot’s in a sense, but rugged up to survive the winter.

It’s rare to get any leak for an upcoming League release, so for a champion to be revealed this early is quite the surprise.

 

Aidyn will likely be released as Champion 151, with a couple more champions before him according to October 2019’s roadmap. After the Volibear rework comes out in April or May, there’ll be two new champions released during a “summer event.”

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Players can expect a new jungler “to fawn over” and a masked solo laner to arrive come June and July. Aidyn might slot in after those two, as a Freljordian champion doesn’t really fit the Summer event theme.

We will let you know more about Aidyn as more information is released.

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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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