League of Legends

Riot confirm some Legends of Runeterra cards will be new LoL champions

Published: 11/Jun/2020 8:48 Updated: 11/Jun/2020 9:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Riot has officially confirmed some of the more popular Legends of Runeterra characters created specifically for the company’s new collectible card game will eventually be added to League of Legends as champions.

Legends of Runeterra was released earlier this year to major fanfare. Riot’s first CCG, set in the same world as their flagship MOBA title, drew heavily on already existing League champions. Lux, Darius, Nautilus, and more have been turned into high-powered cards.

With so many LoL characters joining the Runeterra cast, a few questions arise. Will the new characters from LoR be making the switch the other way? How long before a Runeterra card makes its debut in League?

Runeterra characters will join League “soon,” says Riot

Well, according to Russian-based Riot developer Alexey “Nitraka” Podgoretsky, who held a Q&A on Legends of Runeterra on VK.com, fans should be able to see some of LoR’s popular cards make the transition “soon.”

“There is… soon you will see them in LoL,” Podgoretsky said when quizzed on plans to “fuse” League and Runeterra together. He did not, however, add when that “soon” may actually be, despite fielding more questions on the topic.

Yasuo's brother Yone could be the first Legends of Runeterra character to make the switch to League of Legends.
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Yasuo’s brother Yone could be the first LoR character to land in LoL.

There could already be a few frontrunners in terms of stand-out Runeterra heroes set to make their League of Legends debut. Chief among them is Yasuo’s dead brother Yone, who has been revived to join Riot’s CCG.

The Ionian Windchaser has been touted as the most likely character to bridge the gap between the two games for some time. Riot’s new teaser about a “masked stranger returning from the dead” seems to confirm this too.

There are a few other top picks too. Runeterra players are already asking for Demacian hero Cithria to join the roster. She has two forms in LoR, “Cloudfield” and “the Bold,” and is deeply involved in LoL lore already.

Here at Dexerto, we’ve already tipped a few other heroes to make the switch too. These include Scarmother Vrynna, Kato the Arm & Shiraza the Blade, and Jae Medarda. Each boasts loud personalities in the CCG, and have quickly become fan-favorites.

War-hardened Freljord commander Vrynna could be another Runeterra card set to make the jump into LoL this year.
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Freljord leader Vrynna could be another Runeterra card set to make the jump into LoL this year.

When could Runeterra characters debut in LoL?

Unfortunately, Podgoretsky was quite vague about when these debuts could happen. He also made sure not to answer questions asking about dates. That means fans are still in the dark about when we could see Yone, Kato & Shiraza, and more land in LoL.

Riot suggested they are aiming for six new champions in their latest 2020 roadmap, so that means there’s every chance a Runeterra debutant could be among them. The next may already be locked, but beyond that, the sky really is the limit.

League of Legends

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Liiv SANDBOX show signs of life

Published: 20/Jan/2021 13:50 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 13:53

by Lauren Bergin

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League of Legends’ LCK 2021 Spring Split is underway! Ten Korean teams compete for a place in the Spring Playoffs. Here’s the stream, schedule & standings to keep you in the loop!


  • Liiv SANDBOX show signs of life by beating Afreeca Freecs
  • An intense decider match has DRX finally defeat Nongshim Red Force
  • Gen.G still on top.

As the region currently holding the Summoner’s Cup, the LCK is brimming with talent in 2021. Throughout the course of the ten-week season (January 13 – March 28), teams will be battling for their place in the Spring Playoffs on March 31.

Over $3.6 million is up for grabs in 2021’s Spring Split, as reigning world champs DAMWON Kia look to stamp authority on their region. Here’s everything you need to stay up-to-date.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LCK streams live on its official Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. Missed some of the action? Catch-up on both platforms within 24 hours of the game’s conclusion.

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule.

Week 1 results (January 13 – January 17)

Date Match  PT ET GMT 
January 13 Gen.G 2 – 0 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
T1 2 – 1 Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 14 Nongshim RedForce 2 – 1 Liiv SANDBOX 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2 – 1 Afreeca Freecs 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 15 Fredit BRION 0 – 2 Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia 2 – 1 T1 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 16 Liiv SANDBOX 0-2 KT Rolster 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 DRX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 17 Nongshim RedForce 0-2 DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Afreeca Freecs 2-0 Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

Week 2 schedule (January 20 – January 24)

Date Match PT ET GMT
January 20 Liiv SANDBOX 2-0 Afreeca Freecs 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX 2-1 Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 21 T1 vs Gen.G 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DWG Kia vs Fredit BRION 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 22 KT Rolster vs Hanwha Life Esports 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
DRX vs Liiv SANDBOX 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 23 Afreeca Freecs vs DWG Kia 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Fredit BRION vs Nongshim RedForce 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
January 24 KT Rolster vs T1 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 8:00 AM
Gen.G vs Hanwha Life Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings, as Gen.G Esports lead the pack with a flawless record.

Placements Team Series  Games
1 Gen.G Esports 2-0 4-0
2 DWG Kia 2-0 4-1
3 DRX 1-1 3-3
Hanwha Life Esports 1-1 3-3
T1 1-1 3-3
6 KT Rolster 1-1 2-2
7 Nongshim RedForce 1-1 2-3
8 Liiv SANDBOX 1-2 3-4
9 Afreeca Freecs 1-2 3-4
10 Fredit BRION 0-2 0-4

LCK 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Afreeca Freecs Kiin Dread Fly Bang Lehends
DWG Kia Khan Canyon ShowMaker Ghost BeryL
DRX Kingen Pyosik SOLKA Bao Becca
Fredit BRION Hoya UmTi Lava Hena Delight
Gen.G Rascal Clid Bdd Ruler Life
Hanwha Life Esports Morgan Arthur Chovy Deft Vsta
KT Rolster Doran Bonnie Ucal HyBriD Zzus
Liiv SANDBOX Summit Croco FATE Route Effort
Nongshim RedForce Rich Peanut Bay deokdam Kellin
T1 Canna Ellim Faker, Clozer Gumayusi Keria