These are the 5 best shots from League of Legends' incredible "Awaken" cinematic video - Dexerto
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These are the 5 best shots from League of Legends’ incredible “Awaken” cinematic video

Published: 21/Jan/2019 20:49 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 11:00

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games’ latest League of Legends original music video, ‘Awaken’, features several of the game’s champions going toe-to-toe in a series of epic battles.

As well as their appropriately adrenaline-inducing songs, Riot’s music team have become known for the spectacular visuals that usually accompany them in the music videos.

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Last year’s World Championship song, Rise, for instance, told the story of the previous year’s Worlds, with Samsung Galaxy’s Kang ‘Ambition’ Chan-yong battling his way to the top of the mountain, defeating iconic players along the way.

At the 2018 World Championship itself, Riot debuted ‘Pop/Stars’ by ‘K/DA’, the music video for which features the four champions that make up the fictitious group performing in classic K-pop fashion, with the added flair available only to animation.

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The latest addition to the Riot track list, ‘Awaken’ comes along with a League of Legends cinematic music video that sees various champions facing off against one another in three distinct scenarios.

Amid the various battle sequences are some quite spectacular visuals, and we’ve put together a list of the moments that really stand out.

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The Steel Shadow

The cold, imperious Camille enters amid a team of soldiers to take on the waiting Jhin.

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The Undead Juggernaut

An enraged Sion stands ready to lead the assault.

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Defenders of Ionia

Kennen, Karma, Irelia, Akali, and Yasuo charge into battle against the invading Noxian army.

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The exile and the executioner

In a gladiatorial arena, Riven and Draven clash.

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Curtain call

Jhin takes a bow as Camille falls on him from above, the purpose of his performance seemingly accomplished.

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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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