Playing League of Legends is only one of Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi’s hobbies.
Cloud9’s AD carry made his cosplay return with K/DA Akali right before the 2019 League World Championship. Sneaky posted the photographs on his Twitter today, showing fans the insanely-accurate portrayal.
In the cosplay, Sneaky dons a cropped metallic bomber jacket, leather pants with an opening at the thigh, and a K/DA cap. To tie the look together, the League pro wears the distinct K/DA Akali mouth mask that features a set of chilling fangs.
The K/DA Akali skin was released last year to promote the 2018 World Championship when Riot formed a virtual K-pop girl group that also includes Ahri, Evelynn, and Kai’Sa.
Sneaky’s reason for cosplaying Akali was in hopes of getting mercy from his opponents at Worlds.
“Cosplaying Akali so I don’t get one shot by her,” the AD carry said, “Pls enemy team.”
The likeliness of Akali one-shotting opponents increased after Patch 9.19 gave the ninja some love, increasing her R2 maximum damage from 195/420/645 to 225/450/645.
Fans eager to watch Sneaky compete at Worlds 2019 can do so on Oct. 14 when C9 will face off against G2 Esports.