Riot Video games revealed Yasuo as Challenge L’s fourth playable fighter forward of the upcoming combating recreation’s playable demo at EVO 2023.
Late final month, Riot broke the information that Challenge L could be receiving a demo at EVO this yr with 4 playable characters. The Los Angeles-based studio behind League of Legends and Valorant additionally introduced that its subsequent eSports enterprise would function tag-team mechanics, permitting for as much as 4 folks to play in a single match in the identical video.
On the time, solely three playable characters — additionally all initially from League of Legends — have been introduced: Ahri, Darius, and Ekko. Riot promised followers that this fourth character could be revealed in time for the demo, however supplied no additional info on the subject till his reveal this morning.
One blade, one objective. But this metal doesn’t get any lighter.
— Riot Video games (@riotgames) August 4, 2023
The reveal video debuts the character with a flashy new trailer, teasing a few of the issues the swordsman is able to earlier than moving into an summary of the four-champion roster that breaks down some extra nitty-gritty particulars about every character, together with Yasuo.
Lead Champion Designer Alex Jaffe highlighted Yasuo’s expert swordsmanship and his skill to control the wind. Jaffe additional defined how the character’s “versatile stances,” and “huge normals” would make him an particularly potent risk — or worthwhile teammate — on the battlefield.
First launched approach again in 2013, Yasuo has been a part of League of Legends’ forged for nearly 10 years now. In response to U.GG, a web site that makes use of Riot’s inside information to gather statistics on the MOBA, Yasuo is the tenth most-picked champion in League of Legends total. The champion additionally holds the very best ban charge among the many top-ten hottest picks in League, which means that he may really rank greater on the checklist if he did not get banned so steadily.
Riot is not the one studio making the most of the most important stage in combating video games to advertise its upcoming launch, nevertheless. Mortal Kombat 1’s getting its first publicly-playable demo and a lot of studios like Arc System Works, Capcom, and Bandai Namco are anticipated to make huge bulletins like character reveals on the world’s greatest combating recreation event.
Keep watch over IGN over the weekend as we cowl the entire information popping out Evo 2023.
Charlie Wacholz is a contract author at IGN.