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Riot Games reveal the next League of Legends champion reworks

Published: 30/May/2019 21:59 Updated: 30/May/2019 22:07

by Alan Bernal

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The League of Legends developers announced on May 30 the next champions who will be getting huge Visual and Gameplay Updates (VGU) that many fans feel they desperately need.

League of Legends has been out since 2009 and while there’s tons of history with a lot of the older champions, it’s apparent that some of them are in dire need of facelifts to their original designs.

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Riot Games ended their 2020 Choose Your Champion campaign in mid May which gave fans the chance to voice who they wanted to see get a redesign to bring their kit and style into the new age.

Riot GamesThe breakdown of votes for the 2020 Choose a Champion Update poll.
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After tallying up the votes, Riot saw there was an outstanding amount of people who wanted both Volibear and Fiddlesticks to get a VGU. While the polls were supposed to pick only one champion to update, Riot thought the race was too close to cast one champion out.

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So the League of Legends developers decided on giving both Voli and Fiddle a major update.

Looking at the global voting results, it really was a neck-and-neck race between Volibear and Fiddlesticks with them taking 24.64 and 24.42, respectively.

Riot also gave some insights on what the teams working on the VGUs are thinking about how they’ll be changing the tenured champions in the near future.

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Riot GamesVolibear’s VGU might incorporate more of the thunder god in him for his kit and design.
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How will Volibear and Fiddlesticks change after their VGUs?

Volibear mains should ease their mind since Gameplay Designer Nathan ‘Riot Lutzburg’ Lutz is on the bear’s case. Lutzburg shared his excitement with the chance to update the Thunder’s Roar since its one of his most played champs.

“… My goal is to preserve the spirit of current Volibear, allowing him to do cool bear things like chase down and maul his enemies,” Lutzburg said. “I’d also like to integrate his ‘thunder god’ aesthetic into more of his kit while finding new ways to explore the bruiser role.”

Meanwhile it seems like Fiddlesticks is going to get a lot more terrifying after its VGU is done, especially since Sunny ‘Kindlejack’ Pandita will be working on the Harbinger of Doom.

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Riot GamesVery early “scribbles” from Kindlejack for Fiddlestick’s VGU.
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“I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for Fiddlesticks,” Kindlejack exclaimed. “He’s been tied with Rumble for my favourite champion since Season 1… I’m afraid this update is going to be so spooky we’ll have players who would rather ff than face their fears.”

It looks like both champions will be in good hands for their VGUs but fans will have to be patient since the redesigns are targeted to come in 2020.

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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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