Kai’Sa Evolves in Player Labs

Long before a champ hits PBE, players test them out and let us know what’s working and what’s not. This feedback shapes the champion’s development; here’s what that looked like for Kai’Sa, Daughter of the Void.
6 months ago

Champion Insights: Kai’Sa

How the concept “Void ADC” became the Daughter of the Void.
7 months ago

Champion Insights: Zoe, the Sparkle Monster

Zoe is totally a normal kid. She likes going on adventures, has an obnoxious amount of energy, and loves her pet dog. Except Zoe’s “adventures” often involve zooming through the stars, her endless energy can turn cities to dust, and her pet doggo is actually a sassy space dragon. She might act (and sometimes feel) like a normal girl, but in reality, she’s far from it. Zoe’s the cosmic messenger of Targon, tasked with giving others a heads-up when cataclysmic change is coming.
10 months ago

Champion Insights: Evelynn, the Playful Sadist

Evelynn’s old identity was… a bit confusing. She was a badass shadow assassin who’d slit your throat and disappear before the blood dripped but was also inexplicably blue and quite scantily clad for a professional hitwoman. Plus, she might’ve been an assassin in the world of Runeterra, but in-game, she didn’t always play like one. New Eve is still a shadow assassin, but she’s also a succubus demon. Who wants to make you very, very happy… before tearing your flesh off.
1 year ago

Champion Insights: Ornn, the Grumpy Demigod

Ornn’s like the endearing, grumpy grandpa you can’t help but hug even though you know it’s a terrible idea. Underneath that soft and fluffy exterior is a grizzled steelworker who doesn’t have the time or patience for your pleasantries. He’s a demigod who’s seen some shit, and all he wants now is to craft hammers and other practical things in the peaceful solitude of his volcano. Oh, and probably eat spiced cherries and drink ale—two things he certainly likes more than you.
1 year ago

Champion Insights: Urgot, the Terror of Zaun

Within the last few years, Taric’s fabulousness reached new heights, Poppy became adorable, and Warwick got wolfier. Meanwhile, one of League’s most memed men sat in the shadows, watching and waiting for his time on the operating table. It was there he’d be fitted with 50% more legs, 5/7 more depth and relatability, and 100% more shotgun knees. Urgot was ready to rise from the slab.
1 year ago

Champion Insights: Kayn, the Scythe Guy

The year was 2k17, and League still didn’t have a champion who actually used a scythe in combat. Combine this with the lack of darkin characters, and it seemed like a match made in heaven… or hell. Enter Kayn, a semi-darkin composed of equal parts arrogance, power, and xXedginessxX.
1 year ago

ORIGINS: Jinx

Forging the Loose Cannon.
1 year 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.
1 year 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?
1 year ago