Riot Games has taken inspiration from the Pokemon animated show with its latest event for League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Name That Champion takes the general format of the classic ‘Who’s That Pokemon?’ segment used when leaving to, or returning from, an ad break. The short event will last between September 28 and October 3. As a part of the event, players will have to guess which champion is being depicted by a blank silhouette. Additional missions and rewards incentivize players to get involved, with extra prizes for naming the champion correctly.
Silhouettes are surprisingly core to League of Legends’ aesthetic design, not just for Name That Champion. In previous discussions on gameplay clarity, League of Legends’ visual designers have remarked on silhouettes.
“A good silhouette is one with a defining primary characteristic that’s unique to that champion: Think Senna’s gun, Diana’s moon weapon, or Yuumi… being a cat,” developers said.
Each League of Legends’ character is meant to be easily distinguishable at a glance. Deciphering them involves first determining their most eye-catching aspect.
Does the character have an enormous curved bladed weapon, a cape and broad shoulders? You’re probably dealing with Darius. Conversely, champions such as Fiddlesticks and Rek’Sai have unique postures and shapes that make them more distinct. Name That Champion relies on these visual cues to work. Start with the most unusual aspect of a silhouette, work from there, and you’re likely to have the right answer on your hands in no time.
Players can receive up to four guesses at Name That Champion, each gated behind a mission to play three games. With such a short time frame, it’s important to get your games in now and claim prizes for a keen eye.