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Riot respond to game-breaking bug with new League champion Samira

Published: 4/Sep/2020 15:35

by Daniel Cleary


Riot developers have responded to a bizarre bug with the upcoming League of Legends champion, Samira, which is causing players’ games to crash in PBE.

Following the addition of Yone and Lillia in the Spirit Blossom event, Samira has now been announced as the 151st champion coming to League of Legends.


The new “Assassin marksman” is expected to arrive with Patch 10.19, on September 16, but until then the champion has been made available on Riot’s beta servers (PBE) for testing.

Although there were many players eager to try the new champ ahead of her full release, a strange bug has been found which is crashing games for those playing as Samira.


These unusual game crashes would force League players to disconnect, sending them straight back to the main lobby multiple times during a game.

League of Legends YouTuber Vandiril uploaded a video to highlight this bizarre bug, claiming that it was the reason that Samira has since been disabled in the PBE servers.

The YouTuber shared how frustrating it could be in Summoner’s Rift, having to reconnect every minute or so, however, in League’s One-for-All playlist, with ten Samira players in the lobby, Vandiril revealed that the game would end instantly, giving the victory over to a random team.


While these issues have fans concerned over the state of the new champion, Riot has now responded to this game-breaking bug with Samira, ahead of her full release.

League of Legends dev Porosite explained that they have been aware of the crashes in PBE but kept her enabled for so long to gather more data on what could be causing the issue.

He claimed that the development team now has “enough to work with” and will be aiming to fix all problems before her expected patch 10.19 release.


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!