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OpTic Gaming add 2017 League of Legends World Champion to roster in first major signing of the offseason

Published: 26/Nov/2018 10:56 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 11:22

by Ross Deason

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OpTic Gaming have bounced back from the loss of star mid laner Tristan ‘PowerOfEvil’ Schrage by signing the man that helped Samsung Galaxy win the 2017 World Championship from the same position.

OpTic’s first year in the North American League of Legends Championship Series wasn’t what they would have been hoping for, and losing PowerOfEvil to CLG in November left many fans questioning what the future might hold.

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However, they have now found out that the man that went head-to-head with Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeokin the mid lane during the 2017 World Championship Grand Final, Lee ‘Crown’ Min-ho, is on his way to NA!

The official announcement was made by OpTic Gaming late on November 25, with the organization confirming that the Korean player been signed to the team for two years.

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“Join us in welcoming the 2017 World Champion Lee ‘Crown’ Min-ho as our Mid Laner on a two-year contract,” they said on Twitter.

OpTic GamingCrown will take up one of the import slots on OpTic’s roster.

Crown’s 2018 season was just as disappointing as OpTic Gaming’s. The victorious Samsung Galaxy players were acquired by KSV after winning the World Championship before rebranding to Gen.G, but they struggled to find their old form under a new banner.

Fifth place finishes in both the Spring and Summer LCK splits were followed up by a disappointing 13th-16th at the 2018 World Championship and Crown and Song ‘Fly’ Yong-jun sharing the mid laner responsibilities for much of the year.

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Despite the disappointing season, Crown is still a massive signing for OpTic Gaming and one that very few fans or pundits saw coming. He also becomes the second Gen.G star to make the move to NA after Jo ‘CoreJJ’ Yong-in signed with Team Liquid.

This is OpTic Gaming’s first big signing of the offseason and could well be a sign of their intentions before it comes to an end. On in-form Crown and one or two more big signings could see them leap up the rankings when the 2019 NA LCS Spring split gets underway in January.

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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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