It has been confirmed that the next champion in League of Legends 2022 will be a Void jungler. But the name of the champion is still under speculation.
Riot releases quite a few champions in League of Legends each season. Usually, each season has a roadmap to provide a timeline for new champion releases. Riot August, the lead champion designer of League, tweeted in September 2021 about working on a new jungler.
The tweet hints at the jungler being a void creature, as the League community has been asking for a new void champion for quite some time. League is finally going to release a void champion after four years. The last void champion was Kai’sa, and even then, she was not actually a void creature.
So, the excitement around the new jungler is really high, as expected. But so far, there hasn’t been any information about ‘her’ abilities or even a name. Yes, the new champion will be female. Riot’s champion roadmap video talks about her as the ‘Empress.’
Possible Names for the New Void Jungler
There was some speculation about the name being Rem’ora. As in the Video, a quote mentions, “beautiful Rem’ora swimming endlessly through cities of Lavender.” This could also be something else, as Remora is a type of suckerfish, and it could point to one of her abilities.
However, now, League of Legends leaker Big Bad Bear (@BigBadBear_) posted a tweet linking to a video where he mentioned that the name is undoubtedly not Rem’ora.
He said in the video that the name of new champions is usually hidden in their teasers and claims that the name of the new void champion is going to be Bel’veth. There is a mention about a city of Bel’veth which will be the first to fall. So is the city named after the champion, or is this another speculation? Players will have to wait until more information is released to find out.
Release Date for the New Champion
The Void jungler will hit the rift in patch 12.8 on April 27, 2022. But before that, players will be able to play her on the PBE and know more about the terrifying void creature about to hit the rift.