'League of Legends' New Champion Pyke: Everything We Know So Far

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League of Legends revealed their newest champion, Pyke, The Bloodharbor Ripper. In the video teaser released Thursday, we see a cross between Tahm Kench, Urgot and your worst nightmare jumbled together. In under a minute, Riot Games managed to build more hype for Pyke than any amount of reddit posts could contain. Though the team hasn't revealed much information about the new champion yet, but there is enough information out there for fans willing to look around the dark, depths of the web.

Pyke Cinematic- Thursday's Pyke cinematic gave us our first look at the knife-wielding ne'er do well. Betrayed by the members of his crew, his body sank to the murky depths of the sea, only to be engulfed by something similar to one of the worms from Tremors . With his newfound power, he's finding all the souls that betrayed him and getting his revenge, with the help of his trusty, rusty blade. You don't want to piss off what lurks under the waves.

Bloodharbor - In the League of Legends universe, there's pirate community known as Bilgewater, where the scummiest criminals and rotten scoundrels go to survive. In 2015, Riot Games expanded on the idea of a pirate coven with the Bilgewater event, which transformed the traditional ARAM Freljordian tundra into a full dock city. Pyke is definitely a frequent visitor of Bilgewater, you can see visions of the narrow, dirty streets in his cinematic. There isn't any mention of Bloodwater in any of the lore so far, so I wouldn't be surprised if we went back to Bilgewater one more time.

An Aquatic Support- In the Champion Roadmap released in mid-April, Riot Reav3 detailed the next few champions coming out in League of Legends. "We felt it was time to execute on a new support with a darker, deeper thematic than most of our support cast," Reav3 wrote. "We also wanted to create an aggressive playmaker, someone who doesn't just save a drowning ally, but who forces their enemies to drown themselves… by their own hands." Apparently Thresh, who literally captures the souls of his enemies in a lantern to torture them for eternity, wasn't dark enough, so now we have The Little Mermaid's Jack The Ripper.

Mentioned Three Years Ago- This one is more of a theory, but it's a somewhat credible oney. Reddit user KingR10 dug into the lore of the Bilgewater event and may have found a mention of Pyke from over three years ago. Listing myths and tales surrounding Miss Fortune's pirate deeds, there's a line about how she ripped an "insane Doxy-Ripper from his lair in the belly of a half-dismembered leviathan in the slaughter docks." Could the leviathan be the monster that swallowed Pyke, or are we just chasing red herrings?

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