League of Legends: Should Riot Place More Emphasis On Lore Moving Forward?

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Should Riot continue to release more story-driven content for the rollout of future events?

Riot’s been working overtime on the Sentinels of Light event which just recently went live on July 8. During the rollout fans have seen a ton of Ruined and Sentinel skins for some of our favorite champions to match the two opposing sides, along with the release of a comic and cinematic to help fans get more immersed. It’s clear that Riot is doubling down on the creative content outside of the game and hopefully this is what we should come to expect more of for the future.

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Story-driven content is bringing the best out of the game. There is a load of fans that completely disregard the backstories and behind-the-scenes interactions of the LoL roster. Events like this provide context to the things that those fans often disregard. While it doesn’t mean that they’ll gravitate more towards the items, it does provide a gift to those who are big on the lore or those who didn’t even know the game had a lore to begin with.

It’d be a real treat to see Riot adopt this approach going forward with all of their special events. There was a lot of time in between the announcement of the event back in January and its release now, so Riot had the time to create these assets. But I don’t think anyone will be mad at an extended wait in between events if it means that we get the same level of quality here.

Let’s give Riot a round of applause for the excellent job they did with this event. We got a ton of skins, a new game mode, an amazing cinematic, and a brand new champion. Their execution was great, simultaneously diving fans into the lore while giving us everything we’ve come to expect from the franchise.

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If you’re like me and are fascinated by all the League of Legends lore make sure to check out Issues 1 and 2 of Sentinels of Light: Steadfast Heart. Also, be on the lookout for Riot’s new LoL-based Netflix series ‘Arcane’ set to release in the Fall.