Monthly archives: July, 2015

League Pro Steals Show With Massive Triple Kill

Yesterday’s North American League Championship Series ended in an upset for Cloud9, but marksman player Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi can’t feel too bad. His plays on Tristana during the final game of the series were easily the highlight of that day’s games.

In a fight at Baron Nashor, the giant purple beast that rewards an empowering aura to the team that slays it, Dignitas were trying to stand their ground against C9 and secure the Baron boon for themselves. When Cloud9 works its way in to engage, two members of Dignitas fall to low health and try to run away, leading Scuderi to pursue even with a small sliver of health.

Tristana is a long-ranged marksman by nature, using her cannon to pick apart foes from a distance. Though her Rocket Jump leaps her into dangerous proximity, kills refresh its cooldown. Scuderi uses that to leap in, pick off two members, leap away and then use his range to finish off the third member of Dignitas.

Though Scuderi easily made the play of the day, Dignitas pulled the match out later, where another engagement outside the Baron pit went to Dig’s advantage instead.

Dignitas closed out the series 3-1, taking the game over C9 and moving on to the semifinals to play either Immortals or Team SoloMid.

The loss not only dropped Cloud9 out of the playoffs, but guaranteed Team SoloMid a spot at this year’s Worlds due to league points.


PIDO’s Bike Share Farm is a community garden that can be pedalled from place to place

Beijing architecture firm People’s Industrial Design Office has designed a mobile farm that lets the community share responsibility for crops’ wellbeing.

Bike Share Farm – which was created and built by People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO) during a 72-hour hackathon in Seoul, South Korea – addresses the lack of space many major cities suffer from, particularly when it comes to room for growing produce.

The hydroponic farm consists of a triangular steel framework supported by a pair of bikes. Pipes run across the metal base, with holes for pot plants to slot into. A set of solar panels are fastened onto the structure to power a pump that runs water through the entire system.

The frame allows for bikes to be easily exchanged, so that a new cyclist can take responsibility for the farm at each stop. The system is designed to encourage a whole community to take part in farming, and offer more people the chance to get involved.

“Urban gardens are now common in many cities but few have access to them,” PIDO co-founder James Shen told Dezeen. “The Bike Share Farm marries the bike share model with urban farming. A vertical and mobile farm addresses the land constraints found in dense cities like Seoul and Beijing.”

According to Shen, the structure is light enough to be lifted by two people and is easy to control and steer.

“We imagine people would ride to a Bike Share Farm location, hook on their bikes and take it to a convenient location,” he added. “This would allow large numbers of Bike Share Farms to spread throughout the city.”

The studio is currently working on demonstrating the design with larger numbers of vehicles.