Most Recent Champion Preview News

Evelynn: Agony’s Embrace - Champion Teaser

Check out an early, in-game look at the reworked champion, Evelynn: Agony’s Embrace. Releasing in patch 7.20!
3 weeks ago

Ornn Champion Trailer

With his hammer, he forges creations. With his horn, he summons destruction.
1 month ago

Kayn, The Shadow Reaper

Will he deliver death with a whisper or make the world scream?
3 months ago

Champ Insights: Galio, the Colossus

Gargoyles are basically fancy drainage pipes. And our old buddy Galio is definitely not a drainage pipe—he's a living statue that counters the cloaks off of magic-wielding enemies. We wanted to make him into a more important player in Demacia's story. So we needed to make him bigger.
7 months ago

Champ Insights: Camille, the Steel Shadow

Nothing is more badass than a lady with giant freakin' swords for legs. As a piece of concept art, Camille was pretty dope from the get-go. But to make her into a real character, we had to answer another question: what sort of person would replace their legs with a two-piece hextech knife set?
10 months ago

Dev Blog: The Animation of Ivern

Lingyun "LukeHop" Hu is here to tell you about our latest champion, Ivern, and how we used animation as a tool to strengthen and define his character.
1 year ago

Champion Insights: Ivern, the Really Swell Guy

In League, everybody is trying to kill everybody else. Despite their personalities or backstories, champs are all really on the Rift to do one thing: drain some health bars. So, what if we made a nice guy? One who, no matter where he is, just wants to do something super sweet like save all the animals? Enter Ivern, the druid with the heart of gold.
1 year ago

Champion Insights: Kled, the Noxian Meme

If Noxian soldiers made memes, what would they look like? A weird question, maybe, but you can find the answer by cracking open a history book and flipping back to the 1940s, when American GIs were tramping around Europe during World War II. Around that time, a pre-internet meme started to appear as graffiti across the continent—an image of a little bald man with an enormous nose peeking over a wall. His name was Kilroy.
1 year ago

Champion Insights: Taliyah, the Stoneweaver

When was the last time we released a traditional mage? Aurelion Sol feels untraditional because of his orbiting stars, Ekko is more of a Diver or Skirmisher, and Azir has Marksman-like qualities. Vel'Koz is totally an artillery mage, but many players took him bot lane to play Support. You've got to go all the way back to Lissandra to find a champ that really fits the "traditional mage" label, and she was released in April, 2013. Then it hit us—what about an earth mage?
1 year ago

Champion Insights: Taric, the Shield of Valoran

As we've tweaked and tuned the visuals on Taric's co-stars, the crystal-coated, pizza-footed Demacian began to feel like an eyesore by comparison. Couple his outrageous visuals with an outdated kit, and we had a prime candidate for a rework—but our goal wasn't to completely replace him. Instead, we sent the Gem Knight on an epic journey to transform him into the Shield of Valoran.
1 year ago