League of Legends: 5 champions we want in the Project L fighting game

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League of Legends.
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With only a few glimpses at Project L, Riot Game’s untitled fighting game, here are five champions from League of Legends that should make the opening roster.

Project L was teased during the League of Legends 10-year anniversary reveal last week but there are still mysteries surrounding the still-untitled fighting game. We only saw brief clips of gameplay that are still under development and few details have been confirmed. Four champions have been seen in featured gameplay – Darius, Ahri, Jinx, and Katarina – but who are some other champions that Riot should definitely include in the roster when the game launches?


Absolutely a no-brainer that the Grandmaster at Arms should be one of the playable fighters when Project L eventually gets released. There are plenty of cool gameplay mechanics that could translate from his League of Legends kick like his Leap Strike (which could be a leaping kick or smack with a lampost) and his Counter-Strike (which could dodge incoming attacks). Hopefully, he’ll be strong enough that players won’t be crying out for him to get a real weapon.


The dancing blade ninja is not only a slam-dunk choice because of the gameplay opportunities she could offer, from throwing her Vanguard’s Edge to block enemies to dashing around with her Bladesurge. Her aesthetic of a graceful, nimble fighter would be a bit more contrasted to the already-known sorceress Ahri, raw Katarina, and insane Jinx.

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On the other hand, sometimes you need to just put a big, hulking monster into the game and let people spam their buttons. Sion would be sort of a Donkey Kong-type character, without a ton of out-play ability but he’d pack a wallop. I mean, just imagine him charging across the screen screaming “NOXUS!”


A bit of a curious pick, I know, but I think having one fighter who controls a summoned unit could add a really interesting gameplay element. Annie is one of the most iconic champions in League of Legends, so her getting to drop Tibbers in the middle of the pack would be an incredibly hype moment.


There are a lot of AD Carries whose kits wouldn’t seem to translate very well into a fighting game, but I think Tristana is one that fits perfectly. Not only does she have a jump in her kit in League of Legends (her Rocket Jump), but taking that and her Explosive Charge comb that already exists in League of Legends (she can detonate it with her Rocket Jump at max stacks) would be a pretty natural synergy. Plus, her Buster Shot blasting people off the map would be pretty exciting to see as well.