Riot Based League Of Legends Skin On Actual Football Player, Loses Lawsuit on fifa15guide

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A court in The Netherlands ruled late last week that Riot must compensate retired Dutch footballer Edgar Davids after determining that a League of Legends champion skin infringed on his personal rights.

The skin in question is Striker Lucian, whose combination of dreads, eyewear and the fact he’s based on a footballer sure look a lot like Edgar Davids, a guy who was famous for his dreads, eyewear and the fact he was a very good footballer.


Dutch site Het Parool report that while Riot argued that fans would recognise the skin—made ahead of the 2014 World Cup—as Lucian first and not Davids, the court did not agree.

Riot must now show Dutch authorities how much money the skin has made in the country, with Davids’ compensation to be made as a percentage of it.

The lawsuit has upset some League fans, who point out that Davids has long been aware of the skin, and in 2014 even tweeted out this thanks for the homage:

So there were a lot of tweets like this going around over the weekend:

fifa15guide – FIFA 17 EA SPORTS FIFA TOTS – Ultimate Team of the Season

The FIFA 17 EA SPORTS FIFA TOTS is finally here! The FUT Ultimate Team of the Season features the very best players from all the previous Team of the Season squads that have been released up until now. The FIFA 17 Ultimate TOTS squad will be available in Ultimate Team packs starting 6pm UK, on June 23rd, running up until 6pm (UK time), on June 30th, 2017.

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Of The Season

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Of The Season

Starting Lineup (11)

  • GK: David De Gea – Manchester United (England)  – Spain
  • CB: Sergio Ramos –  Real Madrid (Spain) – Spain
  • CB: Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus (Italy) – Italy
  • CB: Thiago Silva – Paris St-Germain (France) – Brazil
  • CM: Toni Kroos – Real Madrid (Spain) – Germany
  • CM: N’Golo Kanté – Chelsea (England) – France
  • CAM: Radja Nainggolan – Roma (Italy) – Belgium
  • LW: Cristiano Ronaldo –  Real Madrid (Spain) – Portugal
  • RW: Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona (Spain) – Argentina
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski – Bayern München (Germany) – Poland
  • ST: Luis Suarez –  FC Barcelona (Spain) – Uruguay

Substitutes Bench

  • GK: Manuel Neuer – Bayern München (Germany) – Germany
  • LB: Marcelo – Real Madrid (Spain) – Brazil
  • CM: Marek Hamšik – Napoli (Italy) – Slovakia
  • CAM: Dele Alli – Tottenham Hotspur (England) – England
  • ST: Romelu Lukaku – Everton (England) – Belgium
  • ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Gabon
  • LW: Eden Hazard – Chelsea (England) – Belgium

Reserve Squad

  • CM: Naby Keita – RB Leipzig (Germany) – Guinea
  • RM: Arjen Robben – Bayern München (Germany) – Holland
  • ST: Dries Mertens – Napoli (Italy) – Belgium
  • ST: Alexandre Lacazette – Olympique Lyonnais (France) – France
  • ST: Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur (England) – England

As you can see this is an amazing set of players and the developers have hand picked the worlds best superstars for this epic TOTS release. There are players from the English Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, German Gundesliga and many more.

Let us know in the comments box below if you manage to pack any of these rare blue cards in packs over the course of the next week or so as we’d be interested to know who you get and from what type of pack as well.

FIFA 17 Cheap U10K Serie A Squad Builder on fifa15guide

Here’s yet another FIFA 17 Cheap under 10,000 coins squad builder and this time it’s for the Italian Calcio A league. Watch the full HD video below to learn all the players that are included and after i also go into a Division 1 match to showcase this amazing team in action.

Players included are Stephan El Shaarawy, Gary Medel and Luis Muriel to name just a few with all in the team costing around the 10K mark. When i have gone through the starting lineup and formation used, i then give out the player instructions, player roles and custom tactics.

The Division One game is then played and i was coming off the back of a loss on the opening day of a brand new season which was a 3-1 defeat. The second match is the one i go into with this OP Serie A side. This is a fantastic team to assemble if you’re a little low on coins in FUT and can be put together on the lowest of budgets.

I will have more leagues covered for you in the coming weeks ahead for U10K squad builders so make sure to subscribe to the official YouTube channel to stay right up to date and also check back here at the website to see more added over time.

AC Milan announce midfielder Lucas Biglia as ninth summer signing –

AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella hails the role the club’s new owners have played in the transfer market.

AC Milan have continued their summer recruitment drive by signing Argentina midfielder Lucas Biglia from Lazio.

The 31-year-old has moved to San Siro on a three-year deal, the club said in a statement on their official website.

He is Milan’s ninth signing of the summer, the Rossoneri‘s new Chinese owners having already funded the purchases of Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez, Hakan Calhanoglu, Andrea Conti, Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie, Fabio Borini and, most notably, Leonardo Bonucci.

Alba: Hosting World Cup will bring happiness to Qatar on fifa15guide

  • Jordi Alba visits Qatar’s Aspire Academy
  • Spain and Barcelona defender joined team-mates Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique on tour
  • Alba talks about new Qatar coach Felix Sanchez’s qualities

For Spain and Barcelona defender Jordi Alba, a recent visit to Qatar showcased a country moving in the ‘right direction’ in terms of youth development ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup™. 

“We came a few years ago to Qatar and a lot has changed, I’m very happy with how they are doing things here,” Alba told in an exclusive interview at the Aspire Academy in Doha.

“All of the facilities here are great, and they help all the kids who want to fulfil their dreams. I hope they can compete at the highest level. Qatar is a country which likes football a lot. The stadiums will be full, and hosting the World Cup will bring a lot of happiness to the people here.”

After going on a tour of Aspire Academy with his team-mates Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique, the UEFA EURO 2012 winner highlighted Qatar’s commitment to developing a talented team for 2022. 

“They have great coaches, to prepare the youngsters. It is a great experience, because they will learn a lot, not only in terms of football but also in personal terms. Qatar is improving a lot in football, my colleague Xavi talks to me about the fantastic development of football here.”

What Sanchez will bring to Qatar
Having worked with Qatar’s new national team coach Felix Sanchez at the Barcelona youth academy La Masia, the 28-year-old pointed out that the new generation of Qatari players would benefit greatly from the new coach. 

“Felix coached me at Barcelona,” he said. “I have great memories of him and his brother, they helped me and my family a lot. I wish him well for the new job. He is capable and learned a lot in Barcelona, and also here in Doha. He has a winning character, and is a fighter. He is a very intelligent coach, and will do very well here.” 

With Barcelona having appointed a new coach in Ernesto Valverde, as well as renewing the contract of Lionel Messi until 2021, the left-back said the Catalan side would be aiming for a clean sweep of trophies this season.  

“The renewal of Messi is very important for us,” he continued. “He is the best player in the world and in history. If I can be there playing with him, all the better. We want to win all the titles possible this season, and I want to try and play as much as possible under the new coach. Everyone will start from zero, so I am excited about the new challenge.” 

Meanwhile, his Barcelona team-mate Gerard Pique added that Qatari players gathering experience at European teams such as Cultural Leonesa would be beneficial for the home side in five years’ time. 

“It is good for the club because they have greater potential for the second division, and it is also good for Aspire Academy because they can put some players there, thinking ahead to 2022,” Pique added.

VIDEO: Clint Dempsey completes brace with powerful volley past Tim Howard on fifa15guide

The veteran U.S. international put two past his countryman in MLS play on Tuesday, with the second coming off a picture-perfect volley from distance

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and while the Seattle Sounders didn't go directly to goal on Clint Dempsey's second marker in a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday night, they certainly didn't waste time getting from one end of the field to the other.

WATCH: Wondo's stunning volley

Perhaps aided by the thin air at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Colorado, Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei launched a ball downfield from a goal kick that seemed to travel further than usual. It was met in the air by Sounders forward Will Bruin, who headed it in front of an onrushing Dempsey.

The U.S. international, no stranger to scoring spectacular goals, let the ball take a big bounce before unleashing a left-footed volley from 20 yards out that gave Colorado goalkeeper (and Dempsey's longtime international teammate) Tim Howard no chance as it screamed into the bottom-right corner of the net.

Dempsey was directly involved in all three Sounders goals on the night, as he also assisted on Bruin's 30th-minute strike.

fifa15guide – Manchester United nearing deal for Nemanja Matic of Chelsea – sources

Stevie Nicol feels Man United should do their best to sign Alvaro Morata, Jordi Alba and Fabinho to bolster their squad.

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and could sign the Serbia international before the end of the week, sources have told ESPN FC.

The 28-year-old, who returned to Chelsea for a second spell at Stamford Bridge in a £21 million transfer from Benfica in Jan 2014, has emerged as Jose Mourinho’s top target in his attempts to recruit a new defensive midfielder, with United being given no encouragement in their efforts to prise Eric Dier from Tottenham.

Tiemoue Bakayoko, Mourinho’s No. 1 option for the holding role, is expected to sign for Chelsea from Monaco — a move that will unlock the door for Matic to head to Old Trafford.

With the summer transfer window officially opening on July 1, clubs are likely to accelerate their business later this week ahead of the start of preseason training.

And with Chelsea confident of signing France international Bakayoko before flying to China for the first leg of their preseason tour, United are preparing to complete a deal for Matic, who could cost as much as £40m.

Mourinho has so far added just one player to his squad since the end of last season, with Sweden defender Victor Lindelof arriving at United from Benfica earlier this month.

Nemaja Matic is expected to leave Chelsea after the Stamford Bridge club sign Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The former Chelsea manager had been determined to have the bulk of his summer signings in place before taking his squad to the United States on July 9 for the start of preseason preparations.

But while Matic is a deal that United believe they can do before the flight to the States, they are still yet to make a significant breakthrough in their efforts to sign Spain striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

And efforts to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan have also hit a roadblock with the Italian giants demanding €55m for the Croatian winger — a figure regarded as too high by United.

Mark Ogden is a senior football writer for ESPN FC. Follow him @MarkOgden_

Spider-Man Homecoming VR Experience Coming to PSVR, Oculus Rift And HTC Vive –

Spider-Man Homecoming VR Experience Coming to PSVR, Oculus Rift And HTC Vive -

The beauty of virtual reality is that it allows you to become anyone or anything you can dream of, and a new VR experience from Sony Pictures and CreateVR gives users the chance to become Spider-Man. 

Spider-Man Homecoming VR Experience Coming to PSVR, Oculus Rift And HTC Vive -

To celebrate the release of the film Spider-Man: Homecoming in July, Sony released a VR version of Spider-Man that lets you don the superhero's costume, swing through the New York City using web shooters, and even battle Spider-Man's movie rival, The Vulture. 

The experience is currently available at selected cinemas around the U.S. and will be available for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive starting on June 30. In the meantime, if you're not near one of the theaters with the VR pop-ups, you can still check the preview video above.

Spider-Man Homecoming VR Experience Coming to PSVR, Oculus Rift And HTC Vive -
Spider-Man Homecoming VR Experience Coming to PSVR, Oculus Rift And HTC Vive -

fifa15guide – Evergreen Cahill takes pride in defying time

  • Tim Cahill lines up for Australia at the age of 37
  • With goals in three World Cups, Cahill has a knack for scoring on the big stage
  • Cahill says he is fit and ready to contribute at Russia 2017

By Pete Smith with Australia

Tim Cahill has long been used to being written off. One suspects that is almost the way he likes it. Certainly it is a mentality that fits perfectly with an Ange Postecoglou-coached Australia who revel in the idea of rocking the traditional order of world football.

As a teenager Cahill was told he was too small to make it. A brief quarter-hour cameo for Samoa in a youth tournament as a 14-year-old delayed his debut for Australia until he was 24.

Three years ago, Cahill trudged off the pitch in Porto Alegre having scored one of the FIFA World Cup’s™ most spectacular goals the tournament had ever seen. Cahill’s career obituaries were written, and understandably so. After all he was 34, and modern football can be a young man’s game, But Australia’s greatest-ever goalscorer possesses a special mentality, one that is admired by many and matched by few.

Now three years on he is back at a major FIFA tournament, preparing to do battle with world champions Germany in the Socceroos’ opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. 

Cahill, quite rightly, couldn’t be prouder of his achievement. “Being in this Confederations Cup was the first thing for me as a player to just get here,” he said. “I’m here now and for all us 23 players it is about contributing.

“My aim is to be at this competition and be ready for five minutes or 95 minutes. You have to be ready, if not you have no place here (at international level).”

The great survivor
The remnants of Australia’s ageing golden generation disappeared when Postecoglou assumed the reins. Cahill, however, not only stayed in the team but flourished.

“Timmy has been great since the moment I took over,” said Postecoglou. “He has embraced that leadership role. It keeps him young and as he says, it keeps him young, hanging out with the younger boys!”

“Because he has done it all at the highest level, the other players respond to that. Tim is here because of his ability, but he adds to that with his experience.”

It is 12 years since Australia featured at a Confederations Cup. Almost inevitably Cahill is the lone survivor from that Socceroos’ campaign which began with a 4-3 defeat against Germany.

Since then Cahill has played, and scored, in three World Cups. He was also a key figure as Australia won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 2015, earning their ticket to the Tournament of Champions in the process.

This is a man that knows how success can be achieved at international level. So does he have belief that Australia can make an impact at Russia 2017?

“Over the past two years I have seen all the players buy into a philosophy and evolve as footballers. When everyone watches us play they will really respect it, because they can see us playing football and taking a strong hold.”

Cahill currently has 97 caps and 48 goals, meaning two rare milestones are within touching distance.

It would take a brave gambler to bet against a man who invariably shines when the spotlight is at its brightest.

FIFA 17 French Ligue 1 TOTS –

The FIFA 17 Ultimate Team French  Ligue 1 TOTS has officially been released by EA Sports! The FUT French League Team of the Season features some amazing players from France’s top tier of football. This squad will be available in FIFA Ultimate Team packs starting 6pm UK, June 2nd, running up until 6pm (UK time), on June 9th, 2017.

FIFA 17 French Ligue 1 TOTS

FIFA 17 French Ligue 1 TOTS

Starting Lineup (11)

  • GK: Danijel Subašić – AS Monaco (France) – Croatia
  • LB: Benjamin Mendy –  AS Monaco (France) – France
  • CB: Kamil Glik – AS Monaco (France) – Poland
  • CB: Thiago Silva – Paris St-Germain (France) – Brazil
  • RB: Ricardo Pereira – OGC Nice (France) – Portugal
  • LM: Thomas Lemar – AS Monaco (France) – France
  • CM: Marco Verratti –  Paris St-Germain (France) – Italy
  • RM: Bernardo Silva –  AS Monaco (France) – Portugal
  • ST: Falcao – AS Monaco (France) – Colombia
  • ST: Alexandre Lacazette – Olympique Lyonnais (France) – France
  • ST: Edinson Cavani – Paris St-Germain (France) – Uruguay

Substitutes Bench

  • GK: Cédric Carrasso –  Girondins de Bordeaux (France) – France
  • CB: Loïc Perrin –  AS St. Etienne (France) – France
  • CDM: Fabinho – AS Monaco (France) – Brazil
  • CM: Jean Michaël Seri – OGC Nice (France) – Ivory Coast
  • CM: Corentin Tolisso – Olympique Lyonnais (France) – France
  • RW: Florian Thauvin – Olympique Marseille (France) – France
  • ST: Kylian Mbappé – AS Monaco (France) – France

Reserve Squad

  • CDM: Tiémoué Bakayoko – AS Monaco (France) – France
  • CAM: Ryad Boudebouz – Montpellier HSC (France) – Algeria
  • CDM: Wylan Cyprien –  OGC Nice (France) – France
  • ST: Bafétimbi Gomis –  Olympique Marseille (France) – France
  • ST: Loïs Diony – Dijon Football (France) – Denmark

Leave a comment in the box below to let us know if you’re lucky enough to pack any of these rare blue cards in packs over the past week. More TOTS releases will be updated on the website throughout the month of June so keep your eyes peeled.