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Simple League of Legends upgrade would add champion models to the client

Published: 26/May/2020 0:39

by Alan Bernal

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A novel upgrade to the League of Legends client would finally let Summoners view their champions up close and personal – and more people are signing on to the idea.

The traditional top-down look to League prevents players from looking at the finer details the Riot devs bestow their champions. While that angle is crucial to keep up with the action, it sometimes leaves a bit to be desired.

That’s why redditor ‘u/Brake_77’ created a model viewer that would be added to the Collections tab where players can already see all of the skins, champions, and extras they’ve earned along the way.

The approach is simple: Have an added 3D model of a character displayed, while letting people scroll through the various skins and chromas they might have for them.

“I would love something like this in League, but I know that many models are very outdated and this wouldn’t really work,” Brake_77 said. “If they ever revamp models like wild rift this should be a must.”

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Character models have been great, now if only LoL had a way to display them that’s not in game.

As unlikely as they think the feature would be, many have already jumped on the hype train after seeing the mockup highlighting the K/DA Akali Prestige Edition skin.

With the banner of the skin prominently shown to the right and the skin on a rotating display to the left, League players would get a close angle on their characters like never before in their client.

Even though some people brought up the laggy League client and extraneous work as reasons why the company probably wouldn’t integrate a concept like this, they all agreed it would be a great addition to the program.

Champion model in client (concept) repost from leagueoflegends

“Something this game definitely needs because it’s kinda common occurrence that some skins look way worse than they do in splash arts,” user ‘ScorpionMK11’ said. “Dota has had this for years, I don’t see why League of Legends shouldn’t have it too.”

With the new champs and VGUs for veteran champs that Riot have been releasing, this could be a great way to show off the updated designs.

This concept has been a hit with a portion of the League community, and it would be something they’d like to see Riot try to implement.

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AOC explains how Elo Hell in League helped her prepare for Congress

Published: 28/Nov/2020 5:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In her second Twitch stream, AOC hilariously explained how experiencing Elo Hell in League of Legends helped her develop the patience required for being a congresswoman.

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionally known as AOC, has been open about how much she loves League of Legends in the past. The proud politician even stunned her fans and followers when she revealed she finally made Silver IV.

It might have been her first foray into the minds and hearts of gamers around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the last. In October, AOC made history when hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch her play Among Us on Twitch for the very first time.

AOC was so well-loved among streamers and viewers, they begged her to come back for a second stream. It finally happened on November 27, and it was as wholesome and entertaining as the first.

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AOC’s first ever Among Us stream on Twitch was a smash hit.

At one point during the stream, Ryan ‘Northernlion’ Letourneau asked AOC an interesting question about her League of Legends experience and her response was both understandable and hilarious.

“Do you think having to keep your cool in League of Legends chat has helped your political career when it comes to maintaining some decorum in Congress?” asked Northernlion.

“Yeah, I think so,” said AOC. “Getting caught in Elo Hell really requires so much patience. I was playing with 12-year-olds… rage quitting five minutes into a game… so it really builds your patience.”

Elo Hell is a term used to describe situations where players and their rankings are dragged down due to incompetent and toxic teammates. It’s something League of Legends players know all too well, including AOC.

AOC has always managed to come across as down-to-earth. Still, it’s comforting and kind of funny to hear an esteemed congresswoman talk about something so relatable, especially to gamers.

Elo Hell in League of Legends is the absolute pits, but at least we now know it counts for something.