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League of Legends streamer controversially abuses remake system for ‘free’ win

Published: 13/Jun/2019 7:55 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 8:19

by Joe O'Brien

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League of Legends streamer TF Blade made a controversial play to secure a “free” win in a ranked game.

League of Legends has a “remake” system that allows players to avoid being “punished” for having an early leaver. If a player fails to connect, or takes no action at all within the first few minutes of the game, then the match can be ended without the shorthanded team suffering a loss.

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The system is designed so that players are not forced to sit through games that begin five versus four, which in League of Legends are essentially unwinnable for the undermanned team.

While streaming ranked play, TF Blade found himself in a game in which the enemy jungler, Lee Sin, accidentally took the wrong Summoner Spells, ending up with Teleport instead of Smite. Lacking the definitive jungle Summoner would have made performing their role incredibly difficult, which at the highest levels of ranked meant a very likely loss.

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In order to save themselves and their team the hassle of playing the game in those circumstances, the Lee Sin opted to simply disconnect, taking the leavers’ punishment but allowing the rest of the team to remake – in theory.

Riot GamesTF Blade was able to sneak into the enemy base as Kayn.

The remake is only valid if the disconnected player hasn’t moved or earned experience during the game, but a disconnect doesn’t immediately remove the player’s champion from the game. Instead, they return to – or in this case, remain at – the fountain.

Having realized the opposition’s intent to remake, TF Blade snuck into their base and made his way to the enemy fountain, flashing forward to die next to the Lee Sin. In doing so, the player earned experience, and the game was forced to continue.

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TF Blade’s team ultimately won in less than 10 minutes, with the rest of the opposition deciding not to contest an effectively unwinnable game.

The clip has generated some controversy on the League of Legends subreddit, with many viewers disagreeing over whether the play was justified. Some argue that TF Blade’s decision was unsportsmanlike, while others highlight that a high-profile case like this might help alert Riot to the fact that the remake system can be tricked in this way.

It was believed that cases like this had actually been previously addressed by the developers, but as TF Blade demonstrates it’s still possible to deny a remake in this way, so hopefully Riot will take another look at the system.

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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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