Riot Games revealed Viego as the game's next playable champion Friday.
Viego, also known as the Ruined King, showed up in the latest League of Legends cinematic "Ruination." He appeared alongside other champions such as Lucian, Senna, Poppy, Vayne, Samira, Karma and Darius. He will be included in Patch 11.2, which is scheduled to be released Jan. 21.
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The description of Viego, according to his profile in PBE, is as follows:
"Once ruler of a long-lost kingdom, Viego perished over a thousand years ago when his attempt to bring his wife back from the dead triggered the magical catastrophe known as the Ruination. Transformed into a powerful, unliving wraith tortured by an obsessive longing for his centuries-dead queen, Viego now stands as the Ruined King, controlling the deadly Harrowings as he scours Runeterra for anything that might one day restore her, and destroying all in his path as the Black Mist pours endlessly from his cruel, broken heart."
"Ruination," starts with Senna and Lucian having a conversation before they see Black Mist shrouding the region. While Lucian fights the creatures in the Mist, Senna spots Viego and approaches him. Viego tells Senna that he has crossed death and Ruination to get back to his lost love. When he tries to use Senna's power to bring back his lover, he simultaneously summons hordes of Mist creatures all over the League of Legends world. These creatures threaten to overwhelm champions from different regions such as Noxia and Demacia.
The video ends with Lucian and Senna escaping the Ruined King, but deciding to return to fight him when they have more backup.