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League’s next champion is this friendly-looking tree

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Meet Ivern: Friend of the Forest.

A few weeks ago, new voice assets were added to the PBE, in a move many thought was a tease for the next champion. Recently, those voice assets have been live in-game, and you can hear this “friend of the jungle” occasionally while clearing jungle monsters.

Wednesday, Riot confirmed that speculation with a video posted on Facebook of Ivern, a friendly tree who will be the game’s next champion.

Ivern: Friend of the Forest

Ivern: Friend of the Forest

League of Legends 貼上了 2016年9月14日

If you can’t watch the video, those cute puppies are about to be speared by a hunter until Ivern pops up and entangles him in roots. Ivern also raises the grass up around him and the pups — both of these could be hints at Ivern’s ability kit, possibly including the ability to alter/create terrain.

So now it looks like we’ll have two tree champions in the game — Ivern and Maokai. All the more reason to break my Lumberjack Sion skin out some more.