Riot Games Neeko the Curious Chameleon Art Blast

The Champion Team is excited to welcome our newest addition to Summoner’s Rift—Neeko, the Curious Chameleon. From early in development, we wanted the one hundred and forty second Champion to be vibrant in both colour and personality. Her artists found deep inspiration in nature and high fantasy characters; weaving together whimsical and reptilian elements with a vastaya twist.

With Neeko coming out in December we saw an opportunity to do something really special for our players. Integrating her release with our annual winter Snowdown event created a unique opportunity for a powerful synergy between the Champion and Skins development teams.

Creating champions requires a combined effort from so many unique individuals, and we’re excited to share a small behind-the-scenes look of what it took to bring Neeko to our players. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at how Neeko came to be. See you on the Rift!

Sean-Paul Manning
Art Director
Riot Games

Daniel Orive Gomez – Senior Character/Concept Artist

Daniel Orive Gomez – Senior Character/Concept Artist – League of Legends

Daniel Orive Gomez – Senior Character/Concept Artist – League of Legends

Daniel Orive Gomez – Senior Character/Concept Artist – League of Legends

Daniel Orive Gomez – Senior Character/Concept Artist – League of Legends

Daniel Orive Gomez – Senior Character/Concept Artist – League of Legends

Atey Ghailan – Senior Illustrator

Atey Ghailan – Senior Illustrator – League of Legends

Atey Ghailan – Senior Illustrator – League of Legends

Jennifer Wuestling – Illustrator

Jennifer Wuestling – Illustrator – League of Legends

Jennifer Wuestling – Illustrator – League of Legends

Neal Wojahn – VFX Artist

Neal Wojahn – VFX Artist – League of Legends

Neal Wojahn – VFX Artist – League of Legends

Shannon Berke – VFX Lead

Shannon Berke – VFX Lead – League of Legends

Shannon Berke – VFX Lead – League of Legends

Oussama Agazzoum – Concept Artist

Oussama Agazzoum – Concept Artist – League of Legends

Oussama Agazzoum – Concept Artist – League of Legends

Julian del Rey Aparicio – Concept Artist/Illustrator

Julian del Rey – Concept Artist/Illustrator – League of Legends

Julian del Rey – Concept Artist/Illustrator – League of Legends

Luke Hu – Animator

Alexandru Cîrjaliu – Motion Graphics Artist


About the author

Daniel is the Industry Manager for ArtStation.