Our goal was to create a style independent of a particular time or place that retains the vibe of Summoner's Rift. This means improving the style, cohesion & fidelity of the art without being held back by technological constraints. Finally, the various aspects of the art style must be aimed at clarifying gameplay to truly give players a more meaningful and immersive experience while playing League.
The crack team behind Kalista is hopping out of the Black Mist to answer your questions at 11AM on 11/11. Just... don’t ask how Kalista got those spears stuck in her back. It’s a touchy subject for the Spear of Vengeance.