League of Legends remains one of the most popular video games in the world, but I assure you that there are Things you need to know about League of Legends. The game was released publicly in 2009, and it has been enjoying an upward momentum since then. Not only is it one of the most popular video games in the world, but its esports scene is also the largest and most popular in the world.
The ones listed above are just one of the basic facts about the game we all know and love. In this article, I will present to you five facts that you need to know about League of Legends. Some of them might get your mind blown, but some might be terrifying to read. Without further ado, let us jump right into the list.
1. Singed. The First League of Legends Hero.
Singed, aka The Mad Chemist, has the privilege to call himself one of the OG champions ever. He is pretty infamous as a pesky annoyance in the game, but he is one of the figureheads of League of Legends, joining Annie, Sivir, and Sion as one of the first-ever heroes to be designed for the game.
The Mad Chemist separates himself from the group as he is the definitive first hero designed for League of Legends. Another interesting fact to signify that he is the very first character to be developed, his name is an anagram for the word ‘design.’
2. Jhin’s Eccentric Obsession with FOUR!!!
Jhin is known as one of the most eccentric champions ever to grace the summoner’s rift. Not only are his mentality and voice lines borderline psychopathic, but is also obsessed with the number 4.
Everything about Jhin has a reference to the number 4. His basic attack (4 bullets) and abilities (4 grenade bounces, 4 shots on ultimate) are prime examples of this obsession. Players cannot overlook Jhin’s obsession with the number 4, as Jhin screams 4 in every 4th attack.
The most interesting fact about this obsession is if you head to your phone and type Jhin, you will notice that it draws the number 4.
3. Warwick, Urf the Manatee Surprisingly Horrifying Lore
One of the rarest skins in the game, Riot Games released Urf the Manatee Warwick skin in 2010 to celebrate April Fools. Despite the skin being released as a joke, it has one of the most horrifying lore you will see in League of Legends.
The story revolves around Urf, a creature happily swimming in the waters near Summoner’s Rift. However, after being stalked for a while by a blood hunter, he was brutally attacked and murdered. The legends tell the tale of how loudly Urf screamed, as everyone heard his screams throughout the rift. The only thing left of Urf was his skin, which the killer now adorns upon himself as a coat.
4. Origin of Zilean’s Name
Zilean, the great Chronokeeper, is named after Tom “Zileas” Cadwell, a design director at Riot Games. Cadwell’s got an impressive pedigree, a computer science degree from MIT, and credits at Blizzard on Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and World of Warcraft.
5. League of Legends is Partnered with a Fashion Brand
Louis Vuitton is the biggest partner of Riot Games, and the company’s been working with League of Legends for a while. Louis Vuitton designed the Trophy Case for the Worlds 2019 tournament. They also helped create the ‘True Damage’ line of skins, a massive hit among the League of Legends community.