League of Legends: Recasting Game of Thrones with LoL champions

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Sion. League of Legends.
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King’s Landing (cont.)

Ser Barristan Selmy = Shen

A man of honor whose only goal in life is to protect his wards, Barristan Selmy served as a protector to kings and a Khaleesi for his entire life. The man deserved better than the send-off he got, and he sure teleported to his new queen’s side faster than Stand United takes to channel.

Maester Pycelle = Zilean

We needed a creepy old man to play Pycelle and Zilean…well he’s at least old. He’s also a got the healing/medicine aspect going as well with his revive on the ult, which, if Game of Thrones has taught me everything, is probably just an enema of Milk of the Poppy.

Maester Qyburn = Singed

The Mad Scientist fits Qyburn perfectly so Singed will be taking this role despite their lack of physical similarity. In League of Legends, Singed is the guy who performed gruesome experiments that included creating the beast known as Warwick.

On Game of Thrones, Maester Qyburn created the monster formerly and currently known as the Mountain, bringing him back from near death to become more powerful than he was during his time on the mortal plane. I’m sure that Singed was a fellow classmate or instructor at whatever seminar taught the “unnatural” science that got Qyburn kicked out of the Order of Maesters.

The Mountain = Sion

Speaking of the Mountain, who better to play him than an undead, hulking, monster who can come back to wreck your face even after you have “killed him.” I genuinely think that Sion may be the only champion in League of Legends who can out-bench Ser Gregor Clegane.

The Hound = Warwick

A bit on the nose, to be sure, but since his brother physically and characteristically pairs so well with Sion, I think it’s fair to cast the actual creation of Singed, Warwick, for the other Clegane brother. Plus, yeah Warwick is a hound.