League of Legends announces new character, Viego, with a cool animated short

Riot Games hosted a live stream to celebrate the opening day of the 2021 season, and with the celebration came a bunch of announcements for League of Legends. The biggest announcement was the introduction of Viego, The Ruined King, a new champion who has the power to possess defeated enemies.

Viego’s introduction was shown through a cool animated short featuring Lucian, Senna, Poppy, Karma, and others as they try to fight back the magic and power of Viego. Check it out below:

In addition to the character announcement, developers also talked about the changes coming to the game along with new skins and champions. Riot also devoted some time to Wild Rift, a mobile and console version of League of Legends. Wild Rift was initially planned to launch in 2020, but as with everything else that was planned last year, it was delayed. Now the rollout for Wild Rift includes an open beta for the Americas in March with more opportunities to play the game this year.

Riot Games also talked about esports plans for Wild Rift as well as its other games Valorant, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra. Check out the event in full below: