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Sentinels of Light: Everything You Need to Know

Sentinels of Light, Riot Games' brand-new major lore event is set to unravel across all of their games this summer.
Sentinels of Light, Riot Games' brand-new major lore event is set to unravel across all of their games this summer. / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

Sentinels of Light is a brand-new major lore event that is set to shake up the Riot Games universe across all five of their hit titles this summer.

Here's everything you need to know about the major lore event, from its backstory to the philanthropic opportunity available for players.

Sentinels of Light: Everything You Need to Know

Riot Games' Sentinels of Light event was set into motion by the one and only Ruined King, Viego. Remaining to be tortured by an obsessive longing for his centuries-dead queen, the powerful, unliving wraith is now taking matters into his own hands.

Details surrounding the Sentinels of Light event was first revealed to fans Monday through a puzzle on Riot Games' website.

Upon solving several riddles, the event's key art unveiled just about all there is to know at the moment about what's to come with Sentinels of Light.

From July 8 to Aug. 10, the Sentinels of Light event will play out in League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, Wild Rift, Teamfight Tactics, and even then—at least up until this point—completely unrelated tactical FPS Valorant.

On the Shadow Isles side of things, it appears Viego will be teaming up with Thresh as the main antagonists of the event.

To combat the Black Mist of the Shadow Isles, the Sentinels of Light appear to be stepping up to the plate to serve as the event's heroes.

While established League of Legends champions, Lucian and Senna, are on full display in the Sentinel spotlight, it appears Riot Games' previously teased champion, Akshan, is finally entering the fray as well with his patented grappling hook. The recently released Hallowed Seamstress champion and former doll of Viego's wife, Gwen, also seems to be on the side of the Sentinels.

The Sentinels of Light event will also have an opportunity for players to contribute once again to the Riot Games Social Impact Fund.

A handful of new League of Legends skins have already been revealed, such as one for Sentinel Riven.

For more on Sentinels of Light and League of Legends, feel free to check out our breakdown on the potential upcoming champion Norra.