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US Congressional Candidate reveals she is a big League of Legends fan

Published: 17/Oct/2018 15:33 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 15:40

by Matt Porter

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is running for Congress in New York, has confirmed that she is a fan of popular MOBA League of Legends.

The Democratic candidate has been on the campaign trail since May 2017, and recently secured victory in her primary election in New York’s 14th Congressional District. However, in a tweet posted recently, the politician announced that she was intending to make her return to Summoner’s Rift.

“Dusting off my League account, which hasn’t been touched since the campaign started, Bronze V, here we come,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.

The Democrat clearly wasn’t hopeful about her chances, as Bronze V is the lowest rank for players in League of Legends. In a game that is constantly evolving, with new metas regularly taking over LoL, it’s no surprise that she feels like she will need some practice to move back up the ranks on a title she hasn’t played in 17 months.

Riot Games’ Director of Insights Davin Pavlas asked Ocasio-Cortez what characters she mainly played, with Alexandria responding that she played Morgana, Lux and Miss Fortune, and is currently working on becoming comfortable with Anivia.

Ocasio-Cortez made sure to reiterate that she wasn’t that good at the game, replying: “I’m pretty bad at it so let’s temper our expectations here.”

Unfortunately, it seems that Ocasio-Cortez will have to put her League account back on the shelf for the time being, as she prepares to face Republican nominee Anthony Pappas in the November 6 general election.

Cosplay

League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.