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When does the LCS and LEC begin? Week one schedule includes insane matchups

Published: 11/Jan/2019 13:15 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 16:09

by Joe O'Brien

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The full schedules for the 2019 Spring Splits of the LCS and the LEC have been announced.

Both leagues have dropped the “NA” or “EU” from their respective titles, with the former European LCS rebranding to the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) to distinguish between the two.

The LEC will be the first to kick off, debuting on January 18 with an opening match between 2018 Summer champions Fnatic and newcomers SK Gaming, a classic match-up in a broader esports context.

The real grudge match in the LEC is of course between Fnatic and G2 Esports, a historic rivalry made only fiercer by the move of Fnatic’s star mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther to G2 for this season. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until the final match of February 9 to see the two teams clash.

LEC week one schedule:

Friday, January 18

Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
SK Gaming vs Fnatic 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM 6 PM 4 AM
exceL Esports vs Splyce 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 7 PM 5 AM
FC Schalke 04 vs Vitality 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM 8 PM 6 AM
Rogue vs Misfits 12 AM 3 PM 8 PM 9 PM 7 AM
Origen vs G2 Esports 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM 8 AM

Saturday, January 19

Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
G2 Esports vs FC Schalke 04 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM 5 PM 3 AM
exceL Esports vs Rogue 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM 6 PM 4 AM
Splyce vs Vitality 10 AM 1 PM 6 PM 7 PM 5 AM
SK Gaming vs Misfits 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM 8 PM 6 AM
Origen vs Fnatic 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 9 PM 7 AM

Fans of the LCS will have to wait an extra week, as North America’s best won’t return to the rift until January 26.

As is tradition, the LCS will kick off with a rematch of the previous split’s grand final. In this case that makes for a particularly exciting opener, as the Cloud9 versus Team Liquid match will see the former face off against their former star mid-laner Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen, who moved to Team Liquid at the end of 2018.

The opener will be followed up with what should be another fascinating match, as TSM take on 100 Thieves. The once-dominant TSM had their weakest season to date in 2018, while 100T made an impressive debut and this season will be fielding two-time World Champion Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik, who is making his LCS debut.

LCS week one schedule:

Saturday, January 26

Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
Cloud9 vs Team Liquid 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM 11 PM 9 AM
Team SoloMid vs 100 Thieves 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM 12 AM 10 AM
Counter Logic Gaming vs OpTic Gaming 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 1 AM 11 AM
FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians 5 PM 8 PM 1 AM 2 AM 12 PM
Echo Fox vs Clutch Gaming 6 PM 9 PM 2 AM 3 AM 1 PM

Sunday, January 27

Match PST EST GMT CET AEDT
FlyQuest vs Origen 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM 9 PM 7 AM
Cloud9 vs 100 Thieves 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM 10 PM 8 AM
Counter Logic Gaming vs Team Liquid 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM 11 PM 9 AM
Team SoloMid vs Clutch Gaming 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM 12 AM 10 AM
Echo Fox vs Golden Guardians 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 1 AM 11 AM

The full schedule for both leagues can be found on LoLEsports.

Cosplay

League of Legends cosplayer serenades the crowd as stunning K/DA Seraphine

Published: 4/Dec/2020 8:13

by Andrew Amos

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Seraphine has been a hit in the League of Legends fandom, serenading millions as part of K/DA, as well as a solo artist. Few have managed to capture the Zaun and Piltovan artist’s essence as well as Brazilian cosplayer ‘kitsuneraposa’.

Seraphine might be one of the newest additions to League of Legends, but the popstar has already made it big. The support / mid laner has been a hit with fans, thanks to her @seradotwav Twitter account and K/DA collaboration on release.

Her story is the ultimate rags to riches one, and many fans have resonated with that. It also helps that she makes some pretty good music too.

All-Out-Seraphine
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Seraphine has become an iconic part of the Riot musical universe.

It’s made her a fan-favorite from well before she was even released, with many lining up to do casual cosplays of the League star. However, this one of her K/DA skin by ‘kitsuneraposa’ is one of the most decked out ones we’ve seen yet.

Raposa took on Seraphine’s ALL OUT design ⁠— stage and all ⁠— in their cosplay. No expense was spared, and it shows. From the wig all the way down to the platform, everything is absolutely picture perfect.

Raposa was actually brought on by Riot Brazil to do the cosplay, and said her experience was just like Seraphine’s growth.

“Everything worked out in the end and the result was stunning. I ended up identifying myself as [Seraphine], and like her, I lived the dream of being part of K/DA for a day,” they said on Instagram.

While Raposa is more known for her Ahri cosplays in the community ⁠— after all, Kitsune is in her name ⁠— her Seraphine one is easily her best work yet.

From the stunning metallic dress, to the crystal powered stage and microphone, every detail was meticulously combed over.

Her cosplay has won the world over, much like Seraphine herself did, and it’s for good reason. It’ll be hard to top this one for some time, and it’ll be one many cosplayers come back to so they too can transform into the Piltovan star.