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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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LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 – Undefeated Evil Geniuses shape as early favorites

Published: 22/Jan/2021 23:10 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 23:14

by Andrew Amos

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The League of Legends’ LCS is underway with the 2021’s Lock In. North America’s 10 best teams lock horns for bragging rights ahead of the Spring Split. Here’s the LCS Lock In standings, schedule, results & more to stay in the loop!


  • Evil Geniuses enter Lock In Week 2 undefeated
  • Cloud9 start the final day of Groups against Dignitas
  • 3-way tiebreaker possible in Group B

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Standings

Group A

Placements Team Games
1 100 Thieves 2 – 1
1 Team Liquid 2 – 1
1 TSM 2 – 1
4 Golden Guardians 1 – 2
5 CLG 1 – 3

Group B

Placements Team Games
1 Evil Geniuses 3 – 0
2 Cloud9 2 – 1
3 Dignitas 1 – 2
3 Immortals 1 – 2
5 FlyQuest 0 – 2

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule & results

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians 1 – 0 CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Perkz’s Cloud9 debut doesn’t go as planned

The first day of LCK Lock In action didn’t go as planned for Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic and Cloud9, losing their first match of 2021 to Evil Geniuses. His 4/7/2 performance on Yone disappointed many, as Deftly shone on Kai’Sa.

100 Thieves’ new roster got off to a strong start against a new-look TSM, while CLG are 0-2 in 2021, losing to both Liquid and the rookie Golden Guardians lineup. Although they are without Broxah and Finn, the team failed to live up to their legacy.

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians 0 – 1 TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 1 – 0 FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals 1 – 0 Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG 1 – 0 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Evil Geniuses remain flawless at Lock In

After 100 Thieves fell down to a weakened CLG, Evil Geniuses remain the only undefeated team at Lock In. Their win against Immortals was dominant off the back of another great performance from Deftly and IgNar in bot.

Cloud9 came back strong after their disappointing loss to Evil Geniuses against FlyQuest with a near-perfect game, only losing one tower. TSM (against Golden Guardians) and Immortals (against Dignitas) also posted wins.

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid 0 – 1 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG 0 – 1 TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians – 1 Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Evil Geniuses overtake Liquid to claim ‘favorites’ mantle

Evil Geniuses have extended their undefeated streak to the end of the opening weekend, defeating Dignitas to secure a 3-0 record. Their lead was helped along by a 100 Thieves upset win over Liquid, with Can ‘Closer’ Çelik and Victor ‘FBI’ Huang dictating the mid-game in their team’s second win.

On the other end of the spectrum, Counter Logic Gaming has become the first team eliminated from playoff contention early on Day 2.

The roster — which is missing Finn ‘Finn’ Wiestål and Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen due to visa issues — were punted after losing to arch-rivals TSM in a back and forth battle. Their 1-3 record leaves them without a chance to make finals.

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

Match PT ET GMT
TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm