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Riot receive backlash for “extremely underwhelming” LEC & LCS drops

Published: 19/Jul/2020 19:08

by Daniel Cleary


League of Legends developer Riot Games has received some backlash for the way they’ve brought drops to their esports streams, where fans could earn rewards for watching live LCS and LEC matches.

Earning in-game rewards for watching livestreams has become quite a popular feature that many different game developers have introduced to promote their titles, as was seen with Riot’s efforts during the Valorant’s beta.


League of Legends has previously offered rewards, in the form of emotes and icons, for watching matches from any of their esports leagues. But they’re now looking to improve on that system, after announcing on June 4, that they would be revamping their drops to include more in-game rewards.

The LoL devs have now finally made these new drops and rewards live for LCS and LEC viewers, which started in Week 5 of the 2020 summer split.

League of Legends drop rarities
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These LCS and LEC drops can offer different in-game rewards.

Unlike the previous system, which would reward you after watching a few minutes of each game, these new drops are much more interactive and can be claimed after incredible plays take place in-game, such as one team stealing a Baron or a player earning a Pentakill.

However, it was seemingly just the rewards that players were unsatisfied with, as plenty of players, such as u/Galactos1, have now voiced their criticism over the new drops.

“I have to say, they have been extremely underwhelming so far.” the League fan wrote in Reddit, “watching a 50 minute game of fiestas just to get 50 (Blue Essence) is absolutely disgusting.”


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Skin shards, Prestige Points, and more were all expected to be included in these esports drops but Galactos1 claimed they are much harder to get, adding that the “majority of drops have been awful.”

Riot Games have not yet responded to any backlash around the new rewards and it is unclear if they will make any changes to the drops in future.

They have also previously revealed their plans to expands this new system into the two other major leagues, the Chinese LPL and the Korean LCK, although they have not shared just when that might occur.


League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos


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.


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.


“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.


“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!