Which League of Legends champions could be added to Project L?

Fariha Bhatti • August 17, 2022 11:54 pm

Not all League of Legend champions are equally viable for a fighting game, but many could make great additions to Project L.

League of Legends has over 150 Champions that are all useful in specific roles and situations. Some characters work best as a support while others can take over the game with good backup. Project L follows the same beat, emphasizing two-on-two tag combat in Riot’s first fighting game based on the world of Runeterra. Champions who flopped in League may shine in Project L’s unique format. 

Riot Games has lifted the curtain on Project L a few times, unveiling six confirmed fighters to date. LoL fans are now speculating over who’s next and hoping their favorite champions wi lbe added to the game. Not all will make the cut, and not all should, so here are five strong options to be added to Riot’s Project L.

These LoL champions should be in Project L

Not all LoL champions would translate well to a fighting game like Project L. A character like Corki not actually being on the ground would destroy all fighting game norms, while Aurelion Sol should basically be too big to fit on the screen. Here are five champions that have appropriate skills and have been given major attention across various bits of League of Legends media.

Garen

Garen is widely expected to be a part of Project L, so he may be officially revealed sooner than later. Clad in magic-resistant armor and bearing a mighty sword, Garen could be the perfect addition to Project L’s lineup. The righteous fighter is equipped with tools that help him create a shield and protect against all damage. Demacian Justice could also appear as his ultimate where he’d call upon the might of Demacia for a huge dunk similar to Darius’. The big question is how many other big, bulky fighters are set to join Illaoi and Darius.

Lucian

Lucian’s name has also been rumored as a Project L fighter. The Sentinel of Light was prominently featured in League of Legends lore due to his history with Thresh, who kidnapped his wife Senna. Merciless and single-minded, Lucian will stop at nothing to protect the living from the long-dead horrors of the Black Mist. 

Lucian is a gunslinger which might not seem appropriate for fighting games, but Guilty Gear Strive’s Happy Chaos shows this can work. Riot’s clearly not scared of this, given the fact that Jinx is already included. 

Vi

Vi is already a deadly fighter in League of Legends, and her addition will further develop a storyline around Jinx, who’s already a confirmed fighter. Vi is a criminal from the mean streets of Zaun and her kit could contribute tons to Project L. Her abilities are also a fair bit different from anybody else on the roster so far, giving her a unique style.

Vi is one of the most likely champions to join the Project L roster. She was one of the main characters of the smash-hit animated series Arcane, which has made her one of the most identifiable League of Legends champions. 

Irelia

Trained in the ancient dances of her province, she adapted her art for war, helping her become a dangerous Assasin. She could be an excellent fighter for close-range duels, thanks to her Bladesurge skills. Irelia’s skills can be adapted to Project L in a number of different ways, making her an interesting canvas for the game’s developers.

Lee Sin

With just one look at Lee Sin, it’s obvious he belongs in a fighting game. Enemies who underestimate his meditative demeanor will endure burning fists and blazing roundhouse kicks. Thanks to his unique moves, Lee Sin could be the perfect hybrid fighter, switching between long and medium-range fights.  

These are the highly-requested potential fighters in Project L that may actually make it to the squad. Players will have to wait until December to get another update from the Project L development team. 

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