The alluring Evelynn is the next and last champion to receive a massive update this year. Following a teaser last week, Riot Games released her new official splash art on the weekend to coincide with the inauguration of the 2017 League of Legends World Championship.
There were several rumors that her visual update would strip her down to borderline nude. This was apparent last week and has now been confirmed. Dark shadows cling–barely–to Evelynn, which could be the “shadow form” that the developer previously indicated for her reworked kit. Her new sensual look certainly fits her identity as a succubus that reels in unsuspecting targets to their doom as the widowmaker.
Elsewhere, Riot Games previously stated that it wants to solidify Evelynn as the assassin she was meant to be. While her kit will definitely undergo significant changes, she will retain her ability to cloak herself in permanent stealth.
We should be hearing about her new reworked abilities in the coming days. Expect a full reveal this weekend or early next week, and for the new Evelynn to arrive on the Public Beta Environment (PBE) for a closer look.
Meanwhile, those interested can download a better and higher resolution image of the splash art for science and research. In addition, aspiring artists can check out how Riot Games eventually chose the new Evelynn from four different models proposed by illustrator and visual designer Jessica Oyhenart.
The 2017 League of Legends World Championship is now underway in China. It will stretch across Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan; running through to November 4.