Riot reveal first look at Marvel's new League of Legends "Lux" comic - Dexerto
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Riot reveal first look at Marvel’s new League of Legends “Lux” comic

Published: 8/May/2019 20:49 Updated: 8/May/2019 21:24

by Alan Bernal

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The collaboration between League of Legends’ champion Lux.

Riot Games loves diving or expanding deep into their game’s lore, making it a welcomed surprise when the company announced their collaboration with one of the most prominent comic companies in the world.

Now fans will be in for a treat as the next comic simply called “Lux” starts the five-issue arc telling the story that led up to Sylas’s escape from imprisonment as the the Lady of Luminosity strives to learn more about her magical traits.

Artwork by Tan StudiosThe cover for the first issue of Lux, a series that mixes League of Legends lore with the talent from Marvel Comics.

Without spoiling anything, the new series of will take readers through Luxanna ‘Lux’ Crownguard’s many growing pains as she learns more about Demacia’s history and current tensions with mages.

The cover art shows her split between two versions of Demacia: one rife with life as her brother Garen watches over to protect and the other ruined with destruction with Sylas looming from the shadows.

The pages of every issue are bound to be packed to the brim with new lore reveals since there are tons of events to cover in such a short amount of issues.

Artwork by Tan StudiosThe story will go into untold stories from Lux and Garen’s history.

Marvel and League of Legends collaboration

The first run of Marvel’s tie in with League of Legends produced an incredible four-part story called “Ashe Warmother” that dived into the origins of the Frost Archer.

While the comic had a lot of fans wanting more, the Marvel collaboration is moving onto the next focal point with Lux and is already off to a fantastic start.

Artwork by Tan StudiosLux will tell the story of the lead up and fallout of a dangerous encounter with Sylas.

In an interview with the Verge, Riot Games’ Head of Creative Development Greg Street said that he hopes working with Marvel will let them tell more in-depth origin stories, narratives that expand characters apart from their origins, and possibly even tales from champions’ alternate universes.

So far the collaboration has been a hit and Lux will look to build on Ashe Warmother’s success. With over 140 champions as well as hundreds more skins to serve as “alternate universes,” fans have a lot to be excited for what the Marvel and Riot partnership will bring.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.