Could Pool Party 2020 be the next League of Legends event? - Dexerto
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Could Pool Party 2020 be the next League of Legends event?

Published: 10/Jun/2020 4:12 Updated: 10/Jun/2020 4:14

by Andrew Amos

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Summer’s here, and that means a new set of Pool Party skins for League of Legends. However, could an event also be on its way? While nothing is confirmed yet, all fingers point towards a big in-game event coming soon.

New content always brings hype to League of Legends. Players have gotten accustomed to the almost monthly events, new skins every patch, and the odd champion here or there.

However, with Pool Party around the corner, we might be getting an event on a scale like no other. While nothing is confirmed yet, the imminent release of two new champions, five new Pool Party skins, and a perfectly timed date in the calendar has gotten hopes high.

New Pool Party skins for Heimerdinger, Jarvan IV, Orianna, Syndra, Taliyah

Riot have shown off five new Pool Party skins on Patch 10.13. Heimerdinger, Jarvan IV, Orianna, Syndra, and Taliyah are all set to get skins in the line. 22 of the game’s 148 champions now have a cosmetic in the popular line.

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Syndra, Heimerdinger, and Jarvan IV (L-R) are all getting Pool Party skins in Patch 10.13.

While the Pool Party skins are a yearly occurrence, a Pool Party event is not. There was a “Team Up & Pool Party” event in 2015 which gave players bonus IP and icons, but since then, it’s been a purely standalone thing.

2020 could be different though. Riot have been talking up a massive summer event, and what better opportunity to do so than with five new skins. Pulsefire 2020 is wrapping up on June 15, before the Pool Party skins go live on Patch 10.13, so the timing is just right.

Two new champions being released in “summer event”

On top of the skin releases, players are expecting two champions to be revealed just around the corner. Both a masked assassin and a dreamy new jungler are on their way in a summer event in July.

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Riot has been teasing these two new champions for months.

This was further teased in the latest champion roadmap, where we got the first look at the jungler, although it was only a slight glimpse. The July timing does indicate that the Pool Party skins might come a bit early, but Riot has released event content halfway through before.

Combining Pool Party with these champion releases sounds like the perfect opportunity to generate a ton of hype around League. Recent events have been a massive success, and building on that with champion releases will only please the community.

If Pool Party isn’t the event though, Riot must have something cooking up. One thing is for sure ⁠— the next in-game event is just around the corner, and it’s set to be massive.

You still have a few days to grind out Pulsefire 2020, the current active event. You can earn tokens up until June 15, so mount your final push if you want to grab that Prestige Lucian.

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.