Riot Games has revealed two new champions coming to Legends of Runeterra in the upcoming champion expansion: Viego and Akshan.
Riot surprised players with a flurry of new card reveals leading up to the Sentinels of Light event, which will begin in Legends of Runeterra on July 14. It turns out players are getting not one, but two new champions during the biggest event in Riot's history.
Viego and Akshan Coming to Legends of Runeterra
Viego, the Ruined King, is a 5-mana Shadow Isles champion that gets stronger when he sees his allies die. When he levels up, he becomes a powerful beast who steals enemies and kills enemy champions, capable of closing out games.
Akshan, the rogue Sentinel, is a 2-mana Shurima champion who focuses on summoning landmarks with long countdowns and advancing them for great payoffs. His generated landmarks advance when you target allies, making him a good fit in any deck that buffs its allies often.
The Sentinels of Light event is already live in some of Riot's titles, including League of Legends and Wild Rift. In Legends of Runeterra, the event will begin when the 2.12 patch drops on July 14. During the event, you'll be able to "Declare your allegiance" and choose to side with either Viego or Akshan to earn rewards from the Event Pass.
With a new set of cards and a large amount of balance changes only just released, Legends of Runeterra is once again shaking up the metagame with the new champion expansion. Be sure to check for more card reveals leading up to the event!