Nick “LS” De Cesare, former LCK coach, caster and current T1 streamer, found an Easter egg in the new in-game item shop. He typed out his full in-game name, Last Shadow, into the item search bar and the results showed Morellonomicon and Liandry’s Anguish.
In the clip, LS is visibly emotional over the Easter egg. He is seen putting his hand over his mouth and fighting back tears as he realizes what the Riot Games developers have done.
“Oh man,” he said after choking up and reeling from the realization of what he’d just found.
“For people that don’t know, before League of Legends, I was constantly struggling in a foreign country, didn’t have anywhere to go back to, and was potentially facing homelessness again,” LS wrote in a Reddit thread of the Easter egg clip. “A random person asked me to coach them in the game (I was making a potential swap to HoTS at the time) in my stream when I had like 20 viewers, I figured why not.”
“That coaching session blew up on Reddit and spawned a massive amount of requests,” LS continued. “A few weeks later EULCS team manager for SHC reached out to me telling me some of the pro players said my coaching sessions on YT were helping them and asked if I wanted to coach a pro team. After that I never looked back. Riot/LoL helped give me the life I have today, and saved me in a way I really can’t ever express gratitude enough for. This is why something like this means so much to me.”
Morellonomicon and Liandry’s Anguish Easter egg meaning
As a caster and streamer, LS has been an advocate for item diversity and thoughtful item builds in professional play. One of his many points of contention with professional players was their choice of either Morellonomicon or Liandry’s Tourment before the recent item overhaul.
The debate was mainly about which situations players would need to build one item over the other. Morellonomicon reduces healing as its passive and Liandry’s Tourment would burn enemies for a percentage of health. Inside that debate, it was also discussed whether players needed to build the entirety of each item. Both in-game objects would give the player their unique effects with only certain components.
With the new item change, the debate has become moot because Liandry’s Tourment has been changed to Liandry’s Anguish with a slightly different effect. But, those at Riot involved in the item overhaul may have recognized the debate and gave LS some recognition for his contribution to the game with the Easter egg.