Pulsefire Thresh set to be LoL's next Prestige skin - Dexerto
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Pulsefire Thresh set to be LoL’s next Prestige skin

Published: 5/Nov/2019 23:17 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 23:29

by Andrew Amos

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Screenshots of the upcoming Pulsefire Thresh skin has been released on the League of Legends Public Beta Environment (PBE), leading fans to believe the support’s first Prestige skin is finally on the way.

There’s never been more hype around League of Legends. Between the Louis Vuitton True Damage skin line, the Worlds 2019 final, massive Season 10 changes, and the new Teamfight Tactics set, players are being bombarded with new content from everywhere.

It doesn’t seem like Riot is slowing down, with the imminent release of another skin, Pulsefire Thresh. The Chain Warden will be joining Ezreal, Riven, Shen, Twisted Fate, and Caitlyn, but there’s a twist – it’s very likely he will be the first one with a Prestige skin.

On the November 5 PBE update, it’s got a similar color palette to Dark Star and Championship Thresh, but a completely different look in-game. The Chain Warden now wields a coil as his lantern, lashing his enemies with a chain of electricity instead of a hunk of steel.

The skin is listed as a 1350 RP skin in the PBE, and can be purchased on the test server right now. The skin won’t be tied to any specific event, and no other Pulsefire skins have been released yet, so it might just be a solo release for the prestigious skin line in 2019.

Riot GamesPulsefire Thresh is now available on the PBE.

The news shouldn’t come as a surprise to Thresh mains. Riot keyed players into the fact that he was getting a Prestige skin in September in their ‘Prestige Updates’ blog post.

While it’s not 100% confirmed that this will be Thresh’s Prestige skin, it’s almost certainly going to be that way, given two Thresh skins in the next two months is unlikely. Riot should reveal how they’ll be giving the support the Prestige treatment in the coming weeks.

Pulsefire Thresh wasn’t the only thing added to the PBE on November 5. Players will now get a chance to see Victorious Aatrox in action for themselves, with the Season 9 ranked skin now available for purchase on the test server.

On top of that, the preseason update is now live, meaning players can now test the new Elemental Rift system. Major updates to Kleptomancy, Lethality, and Support items, and experience have also been pushed for players to try and give feedback on ahead of Season 10.

Riot GamesVictorious Aatrox has been widely criticized by the community for being too close to Justicar Aatrox.

Lee Sin will be the final champion getting a Prestige skin in 2019, although the skin he will be using remains to be seen. It’s expected to be tied into an event, and with Christmas coming up, maybe the iconic jungler will be getting a festive twist this year.

If you want to try out the new content before it hits the live servers, get onto the PBE. While Prestige Pulsefire Thresh isn’t out yet, keep your eyes open, as he won’t be far away.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.