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New League of Legends skins for Poppy and Gnar leaked

Published: 2/May/2020 17:34

by Michael Kelly

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New skins for League of Legends’ Astronaut line have been leaked, as data mining suggested that Poppy and Gnar will be the next champions to receive skins.

League of Legends appears to be reviving its series of Astronaut skins. Leaks are suggesting that Bard, Poppy, and Gnar will all be featured parts of the cosmetics line down the road.

While Astronaut Bard has been officially announced by Riot, the skins for Poppy and Gnar are based entirely off of speculation surrounding various lines of code.

The mined code also suggested that borders and icons were coming for both Poppy and Gnar once the skins get released.

Additionally, with confirmation from Riot that the emotes that will be released alongside Bard are going to be part of the game’s Pulsefire Pass, it might be safe to assume that the rewards surrounding the other two might be linked to the pass, as well.

Alongside the addition to the Astronaut skin line, Riot is also releasing four new one to its historic Pulsefire set.

Champions such as Lucian, Pantheon, Ekko, and Fiora will all be getting new Pulsefire skins at some point in the very near future.

Let it be known that Riot hasn’t released an “Astronaut” skin since September 2012, when AstroNautilus was put into the game alongside the already established Teemo.

Pulsefire Ekko
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Ekko will be among the four champions to receive new Pulsefire Skins

However, that could change very soon as the Astronaut and Pulsefire skins are expected to drop sometime next patch.

According to Riot’s schedule, Patch 10.10 is slated to hit live servers on May 13, so it would be reasonable to expect the cosmetics – both announced and leaked – to drop on that date.

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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.