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Teamfight Tactics: Stunning concept art would let players customize their map

Published: 9/Jul/2019 7:44 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 8:08

by Joe O'Brien

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An artist has created three stunning concepts for custom boards in League of Legends Teamfight Tactics.

Teamfight Tactics is Riot Games’ take on the autobattler genre, and sees players build compositions of champions and place them like pieces on a chess board to face off against enemy line-ups.

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Currently, all battles take place in the same setting, with each player placed on an identical ‘board’, but artist Nebura has produced three concepts for Teamfight Tactics boards that would let players customize the arena in which their battles are fought.

The first is inspired by the Institute of War, which in the game’s original lore was the headquarters of the League of Legends.  Another offers a volcanic setting with lava flowing down one side, while the third is inspired by now-defunct game mode Nexus Blitz.

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With Teamfight Tactics battles involving one player jumping to another’s board, giving players the ability to customize their boards could make for a much more visually interesting experience, rather than all of the battlefields being the same.

While it’s now available in the live League of Legends client, Teamfight Tactics is still technically in an open beta phase, with Riot focusing on gameplay elements like adding new champions and ensuring the game is balanced.

Once TFT is in a state Riot is happy with, however, it seems likely that they’ll turn some of their attention to cosmetic options for players to customize their game with.

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Riot have already said that champion skins won’t be available in Teamfight Tactics as they may use them to offer champion variants with different traits – the next new champion, for instance, will be the ‘Cutpurse’ version of Twisted Fate rather than his base model, so that his Origin will be Pirate.

Players do already have the option of picking up a variety of ‘Little Legends’ that act as their avatars in the game, but custom game boards would be an epic way to let players further personalize their Teamfight Tactics experience.

Cosplay

League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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!

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