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LCK casters emotional as PapaSmithy ends final show

Published: 11/Sep/2019 15:05 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 15:35

by Joe O'Brien

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LCK Summer came to an emotional end as long-time commentator Christopher ‘PapaSmithy’ Smith finished his final broadcast for the foreseeable future.

Fan-favorite commentator PapaSmithy is set to step away from the microphone for the coming season after taking a position as General Manager for 100 ThievesLeague of Legends division.

As a result, the conclusion of the LCK broadcast on September 11, which saw the final match of the Summer relegations played, marked the end of PapaSmithy’s time commentating the league after more than four years.

PapaSmithy first joined the English LCK broadcast in 2015, but since the departure of Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles and Erik ‘DoA’ Lonnquist for the Overwatch League in 2018, PapaSmithy has established himself not only as the main voice of South Korean League of Legends for English-speaking fans, but also as one of the most popular LoL commentators in the world.

Riot GamesPapaSmithy is moving away from commentary to be 100 Thieves’ League of Legends General Manager.

As the show came to a close, commentary partner Max ‘Atlus’ Anderson was visibly emotional as PapaSmithy explained his reasons for moving on.

“It was my dream to cast Korean League of Legends, and I had to see if there ever was going to be another one. I could have done this job forever, and I’m hoping the next one proves to be what I hope it is.”

PapaSmithy finished his final LCK broadcast with a simple message for both his colleagues and his fans.

“For everyone out there that I worked with, it’s been a pleasure. Thanks to all the fans, I’ll see you around soon.”

For fans of PapaSmithy’s commentary, there will likely still be more chances to see him on an official broadcast. He is widely expected to be on the talent team for the upcoming World Championship – although details have yet to be officially confirmed – and he’s also expressed a willingness to make cameos on the LCS broadcast once he’s settled into his role at 100 Thieves.

PapaSmithy’s departure wasn’t the only historic moment of the day, as his final broadcast also saw Jin Air relegated from the league for the first time since joining it in 2013.

Cosplay

League of Legends cosplayer serenades the crowd as stunning K/DA Seraphine

Published: 4/Dec/2020 8:13

by Andrew Amos

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Seraphine has been a hit in the League of Legends fandom, serenading millions as part of K/DA, as well as a solo artist. Few have managed to capture the Zaun and Piltovan artist’s essence as well as Brazilian cosplayer ‘kitsuneraposa’.

Seraphine might be one of the newest additions to League of Legends, but the popstar has already made it big. The support / mid laner has been a hit with fans, thanks to her @seradotwav Twitter account and K/DA collaboration on release.

Her story is the ultimate rags to riches one, and many fans have resonated with that. It also helps that she makes some pretty good music too.

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Seraphine has become an iconic part of the Riot musical universe.

It’s made her a fan-favorite from well before she was even released, with many lining up to do casual cosplays of the League star. However, this one of her K/DA skin by ‘kitsuneraposa’ is one of the most decked out ones we’ve seen yet.

Raposa took on Seraphine’s ALL OUT design ⁠— stage and all ⁠— in their cosplay. No expense was spared, and it shows. From the wig all the way down to the platform, everything is absolutely picture perfect.

Raposa was actually brought on by Riot Brazil to do the cosplay, and said her experience was just like Seraphine’s growth.

“Everything worked out in the end and the result was stunning. I ended up identifying myself as [Seraphine], and like her, I lived the dream of being part of K/DA for a day,” they said on Instagram.

While Raposa is more known for her Ahri cosplays in the community ⁠— after all, Kitsune is in her name ⁠— her Seraphine one is easily her best work yet.

From the stunning metallic dress, to the crystal powered stage and microphone, every detail was meticulously combed over.

Her cosplay has won the world over, much like Seraphine herself did, and it’s for good reason. It’ll be hard to top this one for some time, and it’ll be one many cosplayers come back to so they too can transform into the Piltovan star.