There are a few champions in League of Legends that are entitled to receive new skins on almost a timely basis. Then there are champions like Yorick that have been doomed by the developer to wait out multiple years in the hope of receiving new cosmetic options.
The Shepherd of Souls was released back in June 2011 alongside an accompanying Undertaker Yorick skin. The Pentakill version soon followed but the wardrobe of the champion has more or less been vacant since then.
Earlier today, Riot Games surprised the community by teasing Arclight Yorick for League of Legends. Instead of cursed souls, he raises holy spirits to help him vanquish his foes. Without any further details, we can only take a guess that the new skin will be priced at 1350 RP.
The Arclight lineup already includes Vel’Koz, Varus, and Vayne. Yorick will be the fourth to follow, meaning that there is likely another champion in the pipelines to complete the squad.
Arclight Yorick should make his way to the Public Beta Environment (PBE) later this week, as will Beekeeper Singed. The Mad Chemist has turned over a new leaf and is now bent on covering his foes in pure and delicious honey. What is interesting here is that the concept of Beekeeper Singed was originally shared by a player six years back, making it another League of Legends skin that pays homage to ideas floated by the community.
Elsewhere, we are quickly approaching the 2017 League of Legends World Championship. It will begin on September 23 and run through to November 4. China will be playing host this year, featuring a brand new tournament format, with the grand finals taking place in the famous Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest.