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True Damage debut ‘Giants’ at League of Legends Worlds 2019

Published: 10/Nov/2019 12:44 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 13:02

by Joe O'Brien

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The first single by League of Legends group ‘True Damage’ was debuted at the World Championship final.

True Damage is the successor to K/DA, the fictional Kpop group featuring League of Legends champions that was unveiled at the 2018 Worlds final.

Akali is the only common character between the two – once again voiced by Soyeon of (G)I-dle – but in True Damage she’s joined by Ekko (DUCKWRTH, Thutmose), Qiyana (Becky G), Senna (Keke Palmer), and Yasuo.

While True Damage may feature a common member with K/DA, their style is very different from the Kpop group, instead bringing more of a hiphop vibe with their first single ‘Giants’. Once again, the Worlds performance featured a mixture of augmented reality versions of the champions and the real artists that voice them, although the former are the sole subject of the official music video.

As with 2018’s K/DA, True Damage will also appear in-game, with each of the members getting a skin for their performing look. This time, the skins were created in partnership with designer brand Louis Vuitton.

Riot GamesPlayers will be able to pick up True Damage skins in-game.

The World Championship final opening ceremony is always something of an event in itself, featuring a live performance of that year’s Worlds song. Riot have always looked to step up their game each season, however, in recent years adding in augmented reality elements and additional performances.

This year’s opening ceremony took things to new heights with three consecutive performances. Valerie Broussard opened things with a performance of Awaken, which was released as a stand-alone in January 2019, before True Damage made their appearance with Giants. Finally, Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza performed Worlds song Phoenix to mark the arrival of the players on stage.

The opening ceremony certainly made for an epic start to the historic match between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix, with the final best-of-five deciding which team will lift the Summoner’s Cup in 2019.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.