The new champions are all connected to the the return of Viego – The Ruined King.
Throughout Riot Games’ first broadcast of the year, League of Legends‘ lead champion developer Ryan “Reav3” Mireles informed fans with three new champions scheduled to release this year. There were several hints in the video that have prompted viewers to already start developing their own hypotheses.
The next three 2021 champions will all be tied to the return of Viego the Ruined King, who was announced to be the first champion to reach Summoner’s Rift this year.
Reav3 teased the first champion as an AP-based top laner. He used some descriptive terms like “tailor-made for the top lane” and “sow together a new champion for the return of the Ruined King.” There’s even an Easter egg belonging to this champion in the Ruined King game.
After that, Reav3 spoke about a “gloomy new artillery mage” who would “prefer if we didn’t bother her at all.” He also mentioned that she’s a new Yordle champion who doesn’t like the light of Bandle City.
Finally, Reav3 teased a new marksman that would be closely related to Senna in that it would be a non-traditional form of AD carrying. He said fans should keep their eyes wide for a “new sentinel of light” in the forthcoming Champion Roadmap.
This year, it’s going to be jam-packed with material for League players to enjoy. And with three new champions already at work, fans can just expect the best of Riot in 2021.