The artwork that spoils it all can be seen around the ten second mark during Riot’s most recent “Season 2021” teaser! And boy does it get the hype going! We’re talking stone statues, a bunch of gold, Egyptian-esque jewerly/armor, and everything in between!
Shurima | Legends of Runeterra
Shurima is definitely one of the most fascinating regions in all of Runeterra. It was once a thriving civilization that “spanned an entire continent.” And it’s not necessarily good or evil, like Demacia or Noxus, respectively. It does, however, have a complex history, and is mostly an empire left in ruins.
And it’ll be the perfect addition to Legends of Runeterra, that’s for sure!
There are ten champions hailing from Shurima: Amumu, Azir, Nasus, Rammus, Renekton, Rengar, Sivir, Skarner, Taliyah, and last but certainly not least Xerath. Now, frankly speaking, there’s still no telling which of them will join the ever-growing LoR champion roster, but it’s fair to assume that Azir, Sivir, Nasus, and Renekton would be at the top of Riot’s priority list. Nasus and Renekton, in particular, have a bit of history which would make for quite an enticing in-game event. By the same token, Sivir is one of League’s most iconic champions, and Azir is basically Shurima’s poster child.
So, Shurima is all but official at this point. We also know of Riot’s patch cadence, so expect another region to be unveiled in the second half of 2021. At this point, we’re leaning towards the Void, but there’s very little information to back up such a thesis. In any case, it’ll be an interesting couple of months, that’s for sure!
Riot will hold their livestream in a matter of hours, so expect a metric ton of new content! As always, we’ll bring you the news as things hit the web!