Ever notice tiny bags in the hands of your favourite “League of Legends” teams? Look closely.
This is what we’re talking about:
That’s a hand warmer bag. You know hand warmers, right? That thing you take with you to climb K1, or maybe have in your car’s glove compartment? You were standing in a gas station line one time and said, “Yeah. I’m feeling wild. Hand warmers it is.”
They were in heavy use in the Team Liquid’s prep room ahead of Saturday’s “League of Legends” Championship Series North American finals. Both Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin and Kim “FeniX” Jae-hun were rubbing them on their hands in the minutes leading up to their five game series on Saturday night.
We’re told by “League of Legends” developer Riot Games that the hand warmers are used to help with blood circulation. A players hands are crucial during competitive “League of Legends” play, where top players need to execute moves precisely and deliberately; no one wants to blame a case of cold hands on hurting the team during professional games.
There could be something to it — ever try typing quickly after coming inside from a particularly cold day? It’s frustrating!
Perhaps there’s some logic to using them pre-game, as Team Liquid went on to win their best of five games set against Team Impulse on Saturday night. The aforementioned Piglet performed particularly well.
You might even say he had… hot hands.
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