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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.

Esports

Bjergsen retires from League of Legends to become TSM Head Coach

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:29 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 17:57

by Daniel Cleary

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LCS veteran Søren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg has announced his retirement from professional League of Legends, surprising fans with a transition to TSM’s Head Coach.

After winning multiple LCS titles and cementing himself as one of the greatest players to have competed in the LCS, Danish star Bjergsen revealed that he would be retiring from League of Legends on October 24.

Despite carrying TSM to another LCS win in the summer split and securing a spot at Worlds 2020, after their 0-6 record in the international event’s group stage, he released a vlog to give fans an update on his future.

bjergsen on LCS stage
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Bjergsen has competed under multiple iterations of TSM.

In the TSM announcement video, Bjergsen confirmed that he would not be competing in the 2021 spring split and would be coaching the TSM roster instead.

“After playing professional League of Legends for about eight years and playing for TSM for close to six, I’m here to talk about the fact that I’m retiring as a professional player and stepping into the head coach role for TSM,” Bjergsen added.

The mid-laner explained that the decision was not made because of their Worlds showing and revealed that it was one he had thought about for quite a while.

“It probably comes a shock to a lot of you guys and I don’t want it to seem like it’s a sudden reaction to our poor Worlds run, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” he revealed, “I really wanted to have a good season before becoming a coach.”

As TSM’s general manager Parth Naidu had been filling in as head coach in 2020, the move makes a lot of sense from an organizational standpoint but will likely disappoint many fans of the star player.

Bjergsen has also been a part-owner of TSM, since re-signing with them in October 2019, meaning that he will likely be staying with the North American organization for the foreseeable future.

As of now, the future of TSM’s starting roster is still unclear, but it is likely that more roster moves will be revealed during League’s 2021 preseason.