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September 17, 2012 11:27 PM   Subscribe

Welcome to the Champion Spotlight, featuring Sejuani, the Winter's Claw Wrath. Sejuani is a sub par tanker with terrible AP scaling and... no rider.

Riven is a bunny!
Nidalee is a, uh, —OH GODDAMNIT! goddam cats
Volabear, the Thunder's Roar!
Teema the Swift Scout!
Katarina the Sinister Blade!
Sona plays Hymn of Valor.
Taric likes gems.
The Nasus spotlight, but only because Mom said he had to.
posted by carsonb (20 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I honestly can't tell whether this is some dude dressing up his pets for fun or viral advertising for some online game called League of Legends. Either way we have kittens in tinfoil.
posted by carsonb at 11:29 PM on September 17, 2012


The only reason I know what's going on here is because I play LoL. Some background might be nice for all the non-summoners.
posted by JauntyFedora at 11:34 PM on September 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Fair enough. I came to it obviously knowing nothing and think it's funny on its own.
But the guy who made these videos, Renekton Bot, explains WTF is LoL?

So a person is playing an online game and then pretending his pets are the champions he's playing as. And dressing them up in tinfoil. That's about it!
posted by carsonb at 11:38 PM on September 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is the best thing ever. Also, I am completely awake and alert and not procrastinating.
posted by Nomyte at 11:43 PM on September 17, 2012


I'm pretty sure not knowing about LoL makes this funnier.
posted by Ritchie at 11:44 PM on September 17, 2012


He has adorable wrists. There, I said it.
posted by Nomyte at 11:46 PM on September 17, 2012


I have never played LOL but these are hilarious. And adorable.

(How many pets does he have?)
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:37 AM on September 18, 2012


So a person is playing an online game and then pretending his pets are the champions he's playing as. And dressing them up in tinfoil. That's about it!

Dude, you should chucked that in the OP - though it was funny without.
posted by smoke at 1:18 AM on September 18, 2012


I don't understand this but I need more of it.
posted by dazed_one at 2:21 AM on September 18, 2012


It's like Plinkett without the uxoricide.
posted by Ritchie at 2:26 AM on September 18, 2012


The Nasus one is definitely the best, if you know LoL lore. Nasus cannot escape me forever!

(Also, his name is Teemo, not Teema. And he's awesome) Hutt two three four.
posted by This Guy at 4:36 AM on September 18, 2012


The seething, impotent rage offset by cute pets compounded by the sheer half-assery is beyond funny. "I don't have a jungle, so I can't play her as a jungler. I do have some... umm... ahhh... dead plants."
posted by Slap*Happy at 4:40 AM on September 18, 2012


It's like Plinkett without the uxoricide.

Or making Coconut Breat with kittehs instead of bachelor filth.
posted by carsonb at 5:27 AM on September 18, 2012


Sejuani is a sub par tanker with terrible AP scaling and... no rider.

I am at a complete loss as to how to parse this sentence.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:39 AM on September 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Or making Coconut Breat with kittehs instead of bachelor filth.

that sword worked much better than I was expecting...
posted by ennui.bz at 6:03 AM on September 18, 2012


Thorzdad: league of legends is a popular ( 30 million active players I think? ) competitive multiplayer game. It's based on another popular multiplayer game called DOTA. The basic idea of the game is two teams of 5 people each picks "champion" from a list of 100 or so. Each players champion starts at level 1, role playing game style, and gains power /levels over the course of the game. The goal of the game is to destroy the other team's base.

Sejuani is a "tanker" meaning she has a lot of health and armor relative to other champions and can take more punishment before she gets killed. Only she's not a great tanker compared to other tank champions. AP Is short for "ability power", or how much damage her abilities do. "Terrible scaling" means her ability power doesn't add as much damage to her abilities as some other champions.

As far as the rider goes, in game sejuani looks like a Viking lady riding some big beast.

In summary: hard sentence to parse, yes, lots of specialized knowledge in there.
posted by malphigian at 6:04 AM on September 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yet the videos of animals wrapped in tinfoil are enjoyable without the specialized knowledge or ability to parse the sentence.
posted by carsonb at 7:39 AM on September 18, 2012


carsonb: "...Either way we have kittens in tinfoil. "

Also known as Chaton en Papillote in my kitchen.
posted by Splunge at 8:18 AM on September 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter, we should play LoL together.
posted by ivey at 10:29 AM on September 18, 2012


"Nidalee is also hard countered by string."
posted by ivey at 10:35 AM on September 18, 2012


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