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New League of Legends champion Sylas can get hilariously large

Published: 9/Jan/2019 17:39 Updated: 9/Jan/2019 17:45

by Joe O'Brien

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League of Legends players have discovered a hilarious effect that can be created with new champion Sylas.

Having been officially revealed on January 8, Sylas is the latest addition to the League of Legends champion roster.

Now available for testing on the Public Beta Environment (PBE), players are already figuring out the quirks of the new champion.

A mage with the ability to mimic enemy ultimates, Sylas is quite unlike any other champion in the game. Though it remains to be seen how this will play out in a competitive setting, players have already realized a particular quirk of Sylas’s ultimate.

Under the right circumstances, it seems Sylas can use his abilities to become the largest champion in the game.

This possibility was originally shown off by u/Pokemaster131, who realized that by using Sylas’s “Hijack” ultimate to copy the ultimate abilities of Cho’Gath, Nasus, and Renekton – all of which cause their respective champions to increase in size – Sylas could become very large indeed.

The concept was later followed up by League of Legends YouTuber Vandiril, who experimented with a number of different effects for increasing Sylas’s size.

By combining size-increasing abilities with Shyvana’s ultimate, for instance, Vandiril could transform into an enormous dragon that dwarfed the regular drake, which itself is significantly bigger than most champions.

How Sylas impacts the game in real matches remains to be seen, but it seems likely that this won’t be the last amusing effect that players find by copying the right combination of ultimates.

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Schalke 04 considering selling LEC slot for €20m

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:50 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 20:02

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends has become a household name for gamers and esports fans everywhere. German football club, Schalke 04, have been in the league for almost 5 years, but are considering selling their place in the LEC for €20m ($24.3m). 

When it comes to esports, League of Legends is arguably the biggest, with major tournaments in countries all over the world, as well as prize pools that boggle the mind.

The European leg of competitive LoL, the LEC, is one of the game’s most dominant Leagues. With the Spring Split well underway, teams like G2 Esports and Rogue sit at the top of the pack, but others aren’t doing so well.

One of these is Schalke 04 team, who have attained a meagre sixth place over the past few weeks. Now, the team has announced that selling its LEC spot could be in consideration as the larger football club is looking for a way to stay afloat during the global health crisis.

Schalke 04 considering selling LEC slot

As first reported by Paul Arrivé of French news outlet L’Equipe, the club are considering selling their LEC slot for a supposed €20 million.

This has likely been prompted by a poor performance by the soccer team in the German Bundesliga, who currently are in last place with only nine points from 22 games. Coupled with financial difficulties associated with the current global crisis and the departure of ex-president Clemens Tönnes after a wave of controversy, it seems like Schalke are in a pretty bad spot.

During a Q&A on Twitch, Schalke confirmed “there is an opportunity that we have to look into selling the (LEC) slot because the slot has big value.” The club later revealed that a decision might come in late May or June.

Selling on their LEC slot will net them over 100% profit. Dropping the team would save the organization the costs involved in running a pro esports team, as well as the staggering €8 ($9) million LEC entry fees.

Considering that Schalke are a soccer team at their core, this money could easily flow back into the sports side of the business to attempt to rebuild their somewhat tarnished reputation.

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Schalke 04 have been staples in the LEC since 2019.

If the sale takes place, the 2021 Schalke Miracle Run to Worlds might be over before it begins. Only time will tell whether or not we see the Royal Blue squad in the LEC again, or whether or not it’ll be another LoL team battling for center stage.