Riot Games has added some truly cracking skins to League of Legends lately. Legendary skin Omega Squad Teemo knocked it out of the park, Star Guardian Lux is as cute as she is lethal and Knockout Lee Sin made the monk look fantastically dapper. So it’s good news that the developer wants to add a touch of skin magic to another champion: Irelia.
Irelia doesn’t have any particularly good skins (Frostblade Irelia is her best, but only her blue hair makes it worthy of the title) and she hasn’t received a new one in over three years. It was about time for a new one then, and now Riot has released the Order of the Lotus Irelia skin. More info after the break.
Order of the Lotus Irelia Skin Goes Live
Surprisingly, Irelia’s new get-up looks just as nice in-game as it does in the splash art. Usually the splash art wildly exaggerates tones and shades but I think Riot did a good job here; her hair especially looks brilliant. My favourite ‘Order’ skin is still Order of the Banana Soraka, but nonetheless Irelia, Soraka, and Karma (who also has an Order of the Lotus skin) make a brilliant trio.
The Order of the Lotus Irelia skin is now available from the League of Legends store for 750 RP.
League of Legends LCS Finals 2015
Elsewhere in the League of Legends world, Riot is gearing up for the end of the LCS (League of Legends Championship Series) summer split (the current season of professional play). The winners of these finals nab a spot at the World Championships too, so they’re extremely important.
For the North America LCS Finals, teams will be duking it out at Madison Square Garden in New York City. As if that wasn’t a big deal on its own, Riot is hosting the event with Tribeca Games who are the same folks behind the Tribeca Film Festival. With cosplaying on the cards along with “other League-related attractions” it should be good fun.
As for the European LCS Finals, people can head to Stockholm, Sweden to see Europe’s best teams in action. The Hovet Arena will also be home to “cosplay and community activities”. Unfortunately, the Hovet Arena is a little on the small size (full capacity is 9000 – and this will likely be less once the stage has been set up) but it will be a good chance for European fans to experience some League eSports action ahead of the World Championship goes to Berlin, Germany.
The LCS Finals take place on August 22-23, 2015. Tickets will be available later this month.