Riot Games League of Legends: Yuumi, Mordekaiser & Qiyana Art Blast
The League of Legends Champion Team welcomes you to our mid-year update. From magical cats, to updating fan favorites, and exploring new regions with Qiyana, the team is excited to share what they’ve been working on this quarter.
Zoomies incoming! It’s been a while since we’ve released a more whimsical champion. That’s where Yuumi comes in. When broken down, Yuumi really is both a champion and an object (a book) which gave animators a unique opportunity to combine the interaction between the object and champion with exciting results. Plus, the opportunity to create a cat champion was especially enticing to the cat lovers among us.
Mordekaiser has always leaned into a darker thematic than most champions. We hoped to elevate this League veteran to help him reach his full potential as the Iron Revenant. We were excited by early reactions to the updated design when players told us this edgier, darker version of their favorite champion was exactly what they were hoping for. We hope you’re enjoying him too.
Qiyana is the first champion from the Ixaocan faction. It’s a faction we haven’t fully explored which allows for more creativity in terms of her design. For artists, being able to design around the various elemental aspects of her kit was a unique development opportunity and ultimately one we really enjoyed.
The Champion Team would like to thank the community for their continued support. We hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at creative process for our artists. If you’re interested in learning more about our open art roles at Riot Games, check here for more information.
Associate Art Director, Riot Games
Battle Academy Yuumi
Concept Artist (Lord Mordekaiser)
Qiyana Launch Skin
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