Originally Posted by lavisto
A spotlight would be nice too, unless this is the new replacement for spotlights
The spotlight will still make its appearance, however, the preview stream will let you watch Riot Employees scrimmage on either map, allowing everyone to see the new champion being played throughout an entire match.
They have done this in the early mornings of the past few champion patches in order to kill time, as I would imagine.
It's quite nifty if you haven't seen it...
Usually Phreak and another employee on the enemy team will play the new champion, often using their new skins, so that we can see the full gameplay value. Also, you can jot down the various builds Phreak uses if you do decide to get the new champion. This type of preview has been a great addition to the past patches.