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Riot devs tease League x Valorant character skins after fan concept art

Published: 11/Jul/2020 18:57

by Daniel Cleary

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Developers at Riot Games have teased a crossover between League of Legends and Valorant character skins following some incredible concept artwork by Carmen ‘Wandakun’ Carabello.

When Riot announced they would be releasing more titles during their League10 Anniversary stream, Project A, now known as Valorant, was among one the most-anticipated releases.

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Following its official launch on June 2, the tactical shooter is seemingly matching up to its expectations, with tons of top personalities from other titles such as Mixwell even making the switch to master Riot’s new release.

Viper hiding behind cover in Valorant
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Valorant features Agents with unique abilities and playstyles.

Valorant’s unique characters have inspired plenty of creative fans to recreate the Agents through their art, however, Wandakun decided to put a unique twist on her illustrations, combining both of Riot’s hit titles together.

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The artist revealed that she had matched some of the most popular Champions and Agents together and combined them to create some incredibly detailed character skin concepts for League of Legends.

For one of the skins, she decided to design a create a new look for The Boy Who Shattered Time, Ekko, inspired by Phoenix from Valorant, which received massive support from fans of both titles.

However, it was her Jett x Akali concept, which featured arguably the most popular character from each of the titles, that caught the attention of Riot developers.

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The ‘Radiant Akali’ design, also received a ton of love from the community and even prompted Valorant game director Joe Ziegler to reach out to his League of Legends counterpart.

“Damn, that’s pretty legit.” the LoL director responded, hyping up the idea of potential skin lines inspired by the other game, “We should see what we can figure out.”

Wandakun also crafted up some impressive custom emotes of the characters, similar to the ones that are currently available in League of Legends.

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While it is unclear whether any of these skins or similar ones will be added to in the future, Riot fans have started to come up with their own combinations of Valorant and League characters to see who best fits.

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Astralis fined by Riot Games after LEC investigation

Published: 13/Oct/2020 14:27 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 14:33

by Calum Patterson

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Danish esports organization Astralis must pay a €5,000 fine, and must fulfill new requirements, Riot Games has ruled after an investigation into the team’s missing salary payments to players, and the actions of the team’s general manager.

LEC Commissioner Maximillian Peter Schmidt said that “multiple Astralis Team Members had reached out to the League reporting missing salary payments as well as conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager by the interim Astralis General Manager.”

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The LEC investigation found that the missing salary payments were “tied to the specifics of the Danish jurisdiction and human error.”

“Astralis was fully cooperative and swiftly resolved the matter,” the ruling continues. “The League confirmed all missing payments have now been received by the Team Members.”

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Astralis previously played under the Origen brand in the LEC, until rebranding in September.

However, the investigation also found that “the Astralis GM exhibited conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager including the misrepresentation of certain contract terms with the Team Members and a singular instance of verbal misconduct.”

The GM in question is not named. Astralis’s former GM, Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge, who was there when the team went by Origen in the LEC, left at the same time as the rebranding was announced, back in September.

In addition to the €5,000 fine, Astralis must now meet four extra requirements as an organization in the LEC:

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  • Astralis is required to establish and communicate a direct avenue which Team Members can use to report potential grievances towards the Astralis ownership group.
  • Astralis is required to establish an on-boarding program for their Team Members including an outline of the above as well as an overview of Danish vacation pay and tax/payment/EasyID requirements.
  • The League will schedule check-in calls with all Team Members in the 2021 Season to ensure the above has been executed.
  • Astralis and their General Manager will be officially warned for conduct unbecoming of an LEC Team Manager as we consider the LEC organizations responsible for the actions of their employees.

At the time of writing, Astralis has not commented publicly on the LEC’s ruling.

The organization is best known for its CS:GO team, and rebranded their FIFA and LoL teams to unify the brand under the Astralis banner.