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First look at official Nike League of Legends jerseys for Worlds 2019

Published: 8/Sep/2019 22:59 Updated: 8/Sep/2019 23:37

by Alan Bernal

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The collaboration between Nike and the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) will debut brand new jerseys at the 2019 World Championship.

LPL and the worldwide sports apparel giant announced their partnership in late 2018, making Nike the sole clothing provider and official shoe for the Chinese league. Previously, Nike signed their first esports player ever when they welcomed Royal Never Give UP’s (RNG) Jian ‘Uzi’ Zihao to the brand in October 2018.

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The deal between the two entities will soon bring an array of shirts that are similar in design, but are each specifically inspired by the 16 teams in the league.

NikeNike is expanding their foray into pro League of Legends a year after signing Uzi.

In a September 8 reveal, Nike pulled back the curtain on the kits that players will don for the 2020 iteration of the LPL.

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“The season culminates in the 2019 Season World Championship in Europe,” Nike said in their announcement. “Which marks the debut of new Nike x LPL team uniforms, featuring bespoke designs unique to the gaming communities and a common chevron pattern on the chest to symbolize motion and teamwork.”

NikeThe LPL is going to look a lot more uniform in 2020.

The devil is in the details for Nike’s LPL kits. While all teams will sport roughly the same design, they’ll take their own identity with different color schemes, emblems, and patterns that more accurately represent the individual orgs.

With China sending three representatives to the Worlds competition in October 2019, Fun Plus Phoenix (FPX), RNG and Invictus Gaming (IG) will brandish the new jerseys first.

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Nike2019 LPL Champs FPX will be covered in “phoenix feathers” for Worlds.

Shirts for the trio were highlighted as Nike went “behind the designs” of their jerseys, giving a look at the inspirations that fueled the new outfits.

LPL Champions FPX has a phoenix feather pattern in the middle “symbolizing the creature’s rebirth from adversity.” Meanwhile, RNG’s jerseys have a “dragon skin” pattern in the center chevron with accompanying dragon crest on the sleeves.

NikeIG’s Nike jerseys have a star over the logo for their 2018 Worlds win.

Meanwhile, IG will have a small but important distinction for their uniforms represented in the golden star above the team logo in recognition of their 2018 World Championship victory.

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Nike’s League of Legends pro jerseys “will be available October 1” and the entirety of the LPL will transition over to them in the 2020 Spring Split.

Cosplay

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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