What were the first champions in League of Legends?

What were the first champions in League of Legends?

League of Legends was released in 2009 and has evolved tremendously since then. There are currently over 160 champions. But which champions were actually brought into the game first? We at MeinMMO will tell you.

Who were the first champions? Even in the League of Legends tests, players had a choice between different champions. These 17 are part of the first squad:

  • Alistar
  • annie
  • Ashe
  • Fiddlesticks
  • jax
  • kayle
  • Master Yi
  • morgana
  • well
  • Ryze
  • sion
  • Sivir
  • soraka
  • Teemo
  • tristana
  • twisted fate
  • Warwick

So you started with a rough selection of about four champions per position, although the meta was very different back then. The position of the jungler did not exist. Playing in a 2/1/2 split, it wasn’t uncommon for all five champions to choose Smite to kill both minions in lane and creatures in the jungle.

However, more champions were added before the official release. There are now exactly 162 champions that we present to you in this list.

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LoL started with 40 champions at release

Which champions were added before the release? The first two champions added to the pool in April 2009 were Zilean and Singed. Evelynn, Tryndamere and Twitch followed in May.

LoL started the release with a total of 40 champions. The above 23 and the following 17:

amumu anivia Blitzcrank
Cho’Gath Corki dr mundo
gank plank janna Heimerdinger
Karthus Kasadin Katarina
Malphite rammus Shaco
Taric Veigar

First Champion Ever was not part of the first lineup

Who was the first champion ever designed? The oldest champion in the universe is surprisingly Singed. Although it appeared later than the first 17, the concept for it was established earlier, as the developers revealed.

Straight after Singed, Twisted Fate and Annie were in the works.

Did the champions from the first line-up surprise you? Which champion was missing at release, but is now a real icon in the game? Feel free to write it in the comments.

By the way, there are not only special champions, but also special skins in the game:

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