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How Many Champions Are There In League Of Legends?

How Many Champions Are There In League Of Legends?
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André González Rodríguez

Published 

24th Jan 2023 11:12

League of Legends has plenty of Champions for players to learn and master, but just how many Champions are there? Played by millions and millions of players each month, League of Legends is one of the most popular video game titles of all time. But how many Champions are there in League of Legends after 14 years of updates? Here’s what you need to know.

How Many Champions Are There In League Of Legends?

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Developer Riot Games keeps the most popular MOBA in the world consistently updated with new patches every two to three weeks, and new seasons every year. Within these updates, there's plenty of new content and features for players to enjoy, as well as new Champions to learn.

When League of Legends initially launched back on October 27, 2009, the game only had around 40 Champions. Since then, not only have many of those original Champions been significantly changed but many more have been added.

On average, the developer releases four to five new Champions each year. Although it has slowed down in recent years in favour of Champion rework and updates, that doesn’t mean the number of Champions in the game will get any smaller.

At this current moment in time, League of Legends houses over 140 Champions, 162 to be exact. K’Sante, the Pride of Nazumah, is the most recent one to release. They were added during the 12.21 patch in November 2022.

K’Sante was one of many new Champions that were released throughout 2022. They were joined by Zeri, Renata Glasc, Bel’Veth, and Nilah - all of which offer a completely unique playstyle to master.

For 2023, Riot plans to slow down on its new Champion releases. Instead, it will look to reworking and updating some of the Champions that the community does feel aren’t quite up to par with the current quality level that League of Legends strives for. The developers began its rework mission with Jax, and players can expect the likes of Ahri, Skarner, and Aurelion Sol.

André González Rodríguez
About the author
André González Rodríguez
André is a Freelance League of Legends Journalist at GGRecon. He has written about his state’s local esports teams such as the Florida Mayhem and the Florida Mutineers on the Valencia Voice (Valencia College’s online newspaper). André has been watching esports since 2013 spanning different titles such as Call of Duty, League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Ultimate, as well as other FGC titles.
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