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TF Blade explains why he was removed from League Partner Program

Published: 30/Jul/2020 10:38

by Jacob Hale

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League of Legends streamer Ashkan ‘TF Blade’ Homayouni has explained the reason behind the reason behind his removal from the League Partner Program — and it could last over a year.

The League Partner Program (LPP) sees popular community members obtain special rewards for promoting League of Legends, including giveaways and special promotions among other things.

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The Team Liquid streamer was put on a probationary period in March 2020 due to his behavior, and this was extended in June, and it has now been confirmed to him that he has been removed from the LPP.

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TF Blade has previously faced Twitch bans, too, for his actions while streaming.

In a July 29 broadcast, TF Blade shared the email he received from Riot Games confirming his removal from the program, explaining exactly why they decided to make the decision.

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“After taking time to review, we’ve determined that there hasn’t been the necessary improvements expected from our League Partners,” they said of his probationary period. “Therefore, effective immediately, you have been removed from the League Partner Program.”

They also added that “additionally, you will be prohibited as a guest on channels that are co-streaming the LCS or Academy until the end of the 2020 season.”

As expected, TF Blade wasn’t impressed. He said that they had “no proof” that he hadn’t made the necessary improvements and saying that they “can’t just accuse him of being this guy who hasn’t improved his attitude,” adding that they’ve not actually explained why he was banned and that he “just doesn’t like to be accused.”

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Furthermore, the email adds that they will enable a review of his behavior and content to assess if reinstatement of these privileges is possible — but not until June 2021.

This leaves TF Blade out of the LPP for at least 11 months, but whether he gets added back to it is entirely down to whether Riot believe he has actually made the “necessary improvements.”

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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