League of Legends

Riot Games respond to poaching accusations against G2 Esports

Published: 13/Dec/2018 22:55 Updated: 13/Dec/2018 23:25

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have responded to reports that League of Legends teams have complained about “poaching” by G2 Esports.

A report by VP Esports alleged that multiple teams in the League of Legends European championship had filed complaints against G2 Esports for “systematic and repeated poaching.”

In League of Legends, organizations (and the players representing them) are only allowed to contact prospective players with the permission of their organization, assuming the player in question is under contract. Contacting a player directly to talk about signing them without the permission of their organization is called “poaching”.

According to the report, several teams have accused G2 of such actions, specifically via star player Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković, and were preparing a formal complaint to Riot.

The most prominent recent example was the addition of Fnatic star mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther to G2, after which one of the Fnatic owners alluded to misconduct by their rival team. No specific accusation was made, however, and Fnatic have since stated that they are not pursuing any complaints.

Caps joins G2 Esports after reaching the finals of the 2018 World Championship with Fnatic.

Riot Games have now stated that they have not received any formal complaints from LEC teams, says a report by theshotcaller. There has apparently been one complaint from a non-LEC team, but it references events from prior to the six-month limitation period in which such complaints must be made in order to trigger an investigation.

Riot also commented on the case of Caps, stating that he and Fnatic had signed an Availability Declaration Form on November 9, making him eligible to talk to prospective teams without having to go through Fnatic. There is apparently no evidence of any potential poaching prior to this date.

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.