2022: Speculating about which will be the next LoR champions!

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2022: Speculating about which will be the next LoR champions!

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I've gathered all known signs and information about the possible upcoming LoR champions!

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Introduction

When

Bandlecity

came to LoR, the game devs said that would be the last region and from then on there wouldn't be any more big expansions and instead, sporadic releases. It was exactly what happened:

Worldwalker

brought only 4 champions (Jhin,Annie,Bard and Illaoi) and

Forces From Beyond

brought 3 (Evelynn,Kai'Sa and Gwen). Even though the format has changed, LoR always released one champion for each region and that is what has been going on, however there was something new: alongside these champions, came neutral champions, which are the

Runeterra

champions. Due to this new mechanic, the champions for each region are coming slowly, so, so far there were only champions for

Noxus

(Annie),

Bilgewater

(Illaoi),

Shadow Isles

(Gwen) and

Shurima

(Kai'Sa).

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Like so, in this article, I will theorize about which will be the champions that will come to other regions and also bring out some that I believe can also be coming as

Runeterra

champions.

Bandlecity

Corki

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Most yordles have already come to LoR! The only ones left are

Kled

,

Vex

, and

Corki

. There's also

Amumu

, but as of today we still don't know if he is a yordle or a child, so I will only consider the others I've quoted. As

Kled

is quite attached to

Noxus

and

Vex

to

Shadow Isles

, there's only

Corki

left, though he has a connection to

Piltover&Zaun

, I believe he will be pure

Bandlecity

, just like Tristana.

Demacia

Sona

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Sona

's adoptive father,

Barret Buvelle

, is in the game since the

Empires of the Ascended

expansion. He shows up in the cards Honored Lord and Battlefield Prowess. Recently, in

Forces From Beyond

, he showed up in another card: Royal Decree. And

Sona

herself has appeared in a relic from the game mode

Path of the Champions

(below image)! Like so, I think it is very likely that this champion might be

Demacia

's next addition.
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Freljord

Ornn

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Ornn

has been referenced in LoR for some time now. The first reference was with the card Fabled Poro, which is literally

Ornn

in the Poro version. Recently, with the arrival of Udyr, came the Ram Stance, which is also a direct reference to

Ornn

. In some moments Udyr even quotes the champion when you use this spell! With so many signs, it would be at least weird that

Ornn

is once again delayed and another champion comes in his place, so I think he is

Freljord

's next.

Ionia

Master Yi

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This one is already confirmed! They found

Master Yi

's name in the game's files, so he must be already close to arriving in LoR. Another sign that already indicated this arrival is the card Dragon Ambush, which arrived with

Worldwalker

and in its art there is the figure of a guy names Dragon Master which looks a lot like

Master Yi

, so I believe that this is a preview from his followers.

Piltover&Zaun

Seraphine

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It's a matter of time till all KDA members come to LoR, so I believe

Seraphine

will be the next one from the group to be released in the game.

Big Bad Bear

, which is known to be a leak specialist, has also said

Seraphine

is almost here, so I take my chances in saying she is

Piltover&Zaun

's next champion!

Runeterra

Kayle

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Kayle

and

Morgana

have a connection to

Demacia

and

Targon

, but as I'm already putting

Sona

in

Demacia

, I've decided to leave

Morgana

in

Targon

(Because I believe she fits this region more) and

Kayle

in

Runeterra

.

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It would be weird to come only one of these champions, as they are twins and their stories is interconnected, so I believe they will come in the same LoR Expansion and as they don't usually release more than one champion to the game's known regions, I risk saying

Kayle

will come as

Runeterra

native and

Morgana

as a

Targon

native.

Neeko

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Neeko

is from

Ixtal

, but this region won't come to the game, so its champions will be put in other regions. All the concept behind

Neeko

fits the

Runeterra

's champions mechanics, so it's almost sure she will come as a

Runeterra

champion to LoR. Recently, alongside

Sona

's

Path of the Champion

relic, there also came one that makes a reference to

Neeko

(image below), so I believe pretty soon she will come to the game.
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Bel'veth or Kassadin

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The Void

came in strong to LoR with Kai'Sa, and nothing fairer than

Bel'veth

or

Kassadin

to come too, right? I think it's more likely that

Bel'veth

will come, as she acts as a villain to Kai'Sa, but I confess that I would find it interesting to see

Kassadin

and his interactions with Kai'Sa. This one I will be going in blind, so don't take it for granted, ok? These are just guesses.
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Targon

Morgana

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Targon

's champions are already over, so there's only

Kayle

and

Morgana

, who are originally from

Targon

(but afterwards move to

Demacia

), but I visualize them fitting

Runeterra

better. However, I've decided to put

Morgana

in

Targon

because I think her mechanic fits

Targon

better, and since this region has run out of champions, some will have to come here and she can be this region's next champion!

Final Thoughts

These were the champions that I believe can be very close to coming to LoR! Which of them are you most excited about? Is there any I haven't listed here that you just can't wait to play? Tell me all about it in the comment section!
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