Community Spotlight: Ult Like You Mean It

by moomoney on Jul 9th, 2012 (1871 days ago)

Community Spotlight is a daily blog that searches the breadth of the internet to bring you a new community creation everyday! The selections range from pro-play to cosplay so prepare for something different and entertaining with each day!

Bonkey (McBonkerson) is back with a new League video. Set to the parody song, Ult Like You Mean It, which was recorded by Brother Blake, it features up close and personal gameplay. Some of the contents of the video look staged, while others look like a game playing out its course.

The song itself is a parody of a song by The Killers, Smile Like You Mean It. Brother Blake is a singer and songwriter that has a whole album worth of LoL songs, as well as mad MS Paint skills. Bonkey is an established machinimator whom I’ve featured in this very space for his Rammus video.

Want to submit something to the Community Spotlight? Email me at moomoney[at]lolreport[dot]com! Video credits go to Bonkey.

Community Spotlight: MS Paint Veigar

by moomoney on Jul 6th, 2012 (1874 days ago)

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Community Spotlight is a daily blog that searches the breadth of the internet to bring you a new community creation everyday! The selections range from pro-play to cosplay so prepare for something different and entertaining with each day!

I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret. Even though I write about fan art and community aspects of gaming, I’m not into the whole “art” thing. I’ll never be one of those people that can go into a gallery, stare at a piece for hours, and try to interpret what it means.

In my opinion, sometimes the best art can also be the simplest. For example, IdleScV just got a Wacom tablet, and normally you would open up a complicated painting program to start creating. However, his rendition of Veigar looks like it was made in MS Paint. He overlaps lines and squiggles to form an accurate portrait of the mini man in blue. I look forward to seeing his future LoL drawings!

Want to submit something to the Community Spotlight? Email me at moomoney[at]lolreport[dot]com! Picture credits go to IdleScV.

Community Spotlight: Celebrate 4th of July with this Lion Dance Kog’Maw Hat

by moomoney on Jul 3rd, 2012 (1877 days ago)

Community Spotlight is a daily blog that searches the breadth of the internet to bring you a new community creation everyday! The selections range from pro-play to cosplay so prepare for something different and entertaining with each day!

With 4th of July coming up, I found this cheap, fun tutorial on how to make a Lion Dance Kog’Maw hat. Some of the materials involved include ping pong balls, note cards, a plastic cap, red or origami paper, and plastic leis. If you liked her video, check out her makeup tutorials on Cho’Gath, Nidalee, Akali, Vayne, LeBlanc, Sona, Orianna, Karthus, and Dyrus (???). Have a happy, safe holiday, everyone!

Want to submit something to the Community Spotlight? Email me at moomoney[at]lolreport[dot]com! Video credits go to MakeupDisguises.

Community Spotlight: Pro Players Are People Too

by moomoney on Jul 2nd, 2012 (1878 days ago)

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Community Spotlight is a daily blog that searches the breadth of the internet to bring you a new community creation everyday! The selections range from pro-play to cosplay so prepare for something different and entertaining with each day!

Diehard sports fans can tell you the ups and downs of their teams, who was swapped in and out, and when they last won a major tournament. However, due to the money earned and the skill required, it doesn’t take much for hateful shouts at the TV or from the stands. E-Sports works in much the same way, and we’re just as quick to condemn them.

In a game like League of Legends, where emotions run high, it’s easy to lose control and lash out. Whether you’re a seasoned vet or a player just trying to get better, at some time or another, you’ve likely raged. NintendudeX, a professional LoL player for Team Dynamic, recently learned firsthand the toll that it can take on you, not only as a player, but also as a person.

While no stranger to rage himself, even earning an Urban Dictionary entry about his behavior, one must keep in mind that until recently, he was still in high school. E-Sports fans can be pretty fickle, loving you when you’re riding high, but hating you when you’re not your best. During a losing streak, he happened to look over at his stream chat, and began to crack.

It’s hard to believe that at his age, a game could raise his blood pressure while causing extreme anxiety. However, the practice schedule, tournaments, scrims, streaming, and everything in between, such as the DDoSing, would be rough on anyone. Also keep in mind that he’s fairly new to the competitive team, so he probably hasn’t learned how to deal with these reactions.

I suppose the point of all of this is that we’re sometimes a little too hard on our favorite teams. In the process, we could be breaking them physically and mentally as well. Would we want to be treated that way ourselves?

Want to submit something to the Community Spotlight? Email me at moomoney[at]lolreport[dot]com! Picture credits go to Know Your Meme.

Community Spotlight: Adorianna

by moomoney on Jun 29th, 2012 (1881 days ago)

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Community Spotlight is a daily blog that searches the breadth of the internet to bring you a new community creation everyday! The selections range from pro-play to cosplay so prepare for something different and entertaining with each day!

Fan art comes in many shapes and sizes. Some people create giant figurines and portraits, while others, like 7guineapig7, like to make theirs just a bit tinier. Chibi is an anime term used to describe child-like characters with oversized heads and larger eyes.

7guineapig7 created this painstaking chibi recreation of Sewn Chaos Orianna, which is one of my favorite skins. Some of the details on the actual skin that people find quite creepy are positively adorable on the chibi. In particular, the stitches look less horrifying. If you like this art style, check out their Ashe and Lux chibis!

Want to submit something to the Community Spotlight? Email me at moomoney[at]lolreport[dot]com! Picture credits go to 7guineapig7.

Community Spotlight: Awesome Voice Impressions

by moomoney on Jun 28th, 2012 (1882 days ago)

Community Spotlight is a daily blog that searches the breadth of the internet to bring you a new community creation everyday! The selections range from pro-play to cosplay so prepare for something different and entertaining with each day!

League of Legends champions have some pretty cool voice acting. Their quotes range from humorous in-jokes to dramatic effects. While Sona can only be heard by those playing her, these voice impressions can be enjoyed by everyone!

Redditor Zakton found some tutorials on how to do certain voice effects and tried his hand at impressions of quite a few male summoners. Many of them are spot on, though some could use some work. The ones that are a bit off, voice-wise, manage to capture the spirit and intention of the originals. Which ones are your favorites?

Want to submit something to the Community Spotlight? Email me at moomoney[at]lolreport[dot]com! Video credits go to Zakton.

Community Spotlight: Support Love Song

by moomoney on Jun 27th, 2012 (1883 days ago)

Community Spotlight is a daily blog that searches the breadth of the internet to bring you a new community creation everyday! The selections range from pro-play to cosplay so prepare for something different and entertaining with each day!

Today, we salute the support champions. Love or hate them, this class is an integral part of Summoners Rift gameplay. Next time you’re declaring “Not it!”, think of your fellow players and the work that they do warding you.

Singer/songwriter Z0MGitsandrea wrote her Support Love Song¬†for the Songs of the Summoned III contest. Contestants were required to submit a song inspired or dedicated to their favorite champion. In Cassiel’s (her summoner name) case, she loves Sona, who was the first support champion she’d ever played!

I look forward to featuring more contest songs in the coming weeks. Great job, Andrea!

Want to submit something to the Community Spotlight? Email me at moomoney[at]lolreport[dot]com! Video credits go to Z0MGitsandrea.

Champion Spotlight: Authentic Teemo Cosplay

by moomoney on Jun 26th, 2012 (1884 days ago)

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Community Spotlight is a daily blog that searches the breadth of the internet to bring you a new community creation everyday! The selections range from pro-play to cosplay so prepare for something different and entertaining with each day!

Cosplayers come in all sizes and shapes. Now we can add species to that list. This hamster dons Teemo’s goggle hat, rucksack, and even his blow dart!

In a coincidental twist, the creator of the image, Allistaar, stumbled upon it on Reddit today. He’d only been lurking in the League subreddit for a few weeks, and his first post was to identify his picture! He’d made it a while back to use as an advertisement for Absolute Legends. Special props go to Theledin for recognizing the awesomeness of this cosplay.

Want to submit something to the Community Spotlight? Email me at moomoney[at]lolreport[dot]com! Picture credits go to Allistaar.