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OpTic Gaming forced to pick Academy player for first LCS match of 2019

Published: 27/Jan/2019 22:54

by Connor Bennett

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OpTic Gaming have had to replace one of their key players with a debutant from their academy for the opening weekend of the 2019 League of Legends LCS Spring Split. 

Toan ‘Asta Tran will play as the LCS’s team ADC (Attack Damage Carry) as Noh ‘Arrow’ Dong-hyeon continues to have visa issues. 

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Arrow did play for OpTic in 2018’s Spring and Summer splits, and while he was granted permission to look for other teams during the offseason, he re-signed for the Greenwall in December. However, that hasn’t given the team enough time to finalize the player’s Visa before the first match of the season.

RIOT GAMES/LOL ESPORTSArrow will miss the opening game for OpTic.

The change to the line-up means that OpTic will play from behind the eight-ball against CLG in their opening game. The new-look Greenwall roster is made up of a number of talented players but without Arrow, they will not be at full strength.

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Asta won’t be the only fresh OpTic face though, as he will be joined by a number of new signings, including former world champion Lee ‘Crown’ Min-ho, and ex-100 Thieves jungler William ‘Meteos’ Hartman. Returning players Niship ‘Dhokla’ Doshi and Terry ‘BIG’ Chuong will retain their places as the the team’s top laner and support player respectively.

That means that Joshua ‘Dardoch’ Hartnett, the squad’s other new jungler, misses out on a place in the first team.

Dardoch, a former rookie of the split, signed for the team shortly after fan favourite Meteos, but the former Echo Fox and Team Liquid player has joined up with OpTic Academy squad and will provide a back-up option to Meteos. 

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OpTic Gaming were rumored to be considering their future in League Of Legends ahead of the offseason. However, they showed their intent to continue when they signed former world champion Crown from Korean team Gen.G Esports.

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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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