SKT Bang and C9 Sneaky reportedly set for lovers duo cosplay at League of Legends All-Stars - Dexerto
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SKT Bang and C9 Sneaky reportedly set for lovers duo cosplay at League of Legends All-Stars

Published: 31/Oct/2018 16:31 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 16:32

by Joe O'Brien

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SK Telecom T1 AD Carry Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik has confirmed that he and Cloud9 AD Carry Zachary ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi will do a duo cosplay at this year’s All-Stars event.

InvenGlobal originally reported that Bang had pledged to do a duo cosplay with Sneaky of Xayah and Rakan – the bot lane “lovers duo” – if both players were voted into this year’s All-Stars event, assuming Sneaky was also up for it.

When the results came in, it was confirmed that both players had in fact been selected – Bang alongside SK Telecom team-mate Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok for the LCK, Sneaky along with Yilliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng for the NA LCS.

Many fans therefore waited with bated breath to find out whether the cosplay was on, and according to a new report by Inven, it’s now been confirmed. Bang said:

“Thankfully, Sneaky contacted me before his match. The cosplay is confirmed. What we will cosplay will be revealed afterward. There’s not much that I’m preparing yet, and I’m still doing my research [on how to do it].”

As well as being one of the most veteran and successful AD Carry players in the NA LCS, Sneaky has also developed a reputation for cosplay, after posting pictures of himself cosplaying as several female League of Legends champions.

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If Bang and Sneaky do go with Xayah and Rakan, it seems likely that Sneaky would pick the former and Bang the latter, but it seems fans will have to wait until All-Stars to see how the pair ultimately show up.

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TSM Spica leaks major changes to LCS 2021 format

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:40

by Luke Edwards

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TSM jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu appeared to leak major changes to the format of the LCS 2021 season on his livestream. With LCS bosses keen to rejuvenate the competition, the future of the Spring Split could be down the drain.

Since 2015, the LCS season has been defined by two splits: spring and summer. Each split has a double round-robin, where every team plays each other twice, and the top 6 go through to a play-off series. Simple.

However, major changes to the LCS structure have been rumored to be in the works. Travis Gafford reported LCS powers were considering binning off the spring split altogether, with the season being changed instead to one long split.

The format would mean every team would play a total of 45 regular-season games, up by nine from the current amount of 36. There would also be a small play-off tournament midway through to determine the region’s representatives at the Mid-Season Invitational.

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After a huge shake-up in rosters, including Cloud9’s signing of Perkz from G2, could the next major change be the format?

TSM Spica leaks changes to LCS 2021 format

Live on stream, Spica appeared to suggest the rumored changes to the LCS format were indeed true. He said:

“There’s 45 games next split and I’ll probably be on Jarvan all 45 games.”

TSM’s ex-coach Parth seemed to back up Spica, as he wrote in Twitch chat: “spring = 18 games, summer = 27 games.”

Spica then lightly suggested there might be some bad consequences for Parth, as he joked: “Yo Parth, you can’t leak, man. You know, I might need to take you on a walk.”

Spica’s suggestion of there being 45 games “next split”, partially backed up by Parth, means Gafford’s sources are likely spot on.

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Despite winning the LCS 2020 Spring Split, Cloud9 failed to qualify for Worlds.

The changes to the format come as little surprise. When the original Worlds Qualification system – where teams could earn ‘circuit points’ in spring to boost their chances of qualifying – was scrapped, Spring Split became redundant for anyone bar the winner.

This was punctuated by the 2020 Spring champions Cloud9 ultimately failing to reach Worlds. Making the LCS a streamlined, season-long affair would mean teams would be judged on their achievements across the year, rather than just over a few months.

Whether the other rumoured changes, such as the mid-season play-off for MSI, a reduced academy season, and a pre-season tournament, will also materialize remains to be seen.

Regardless, the merging of the spring and summer splits would be one of the biggest shakeups in the history of the LCS.