Riot Games has announced its next major franchise event, Sentinels of Light, via a web puzzle released yesterday. Players uncovered the site via link changes in Riot’s social media profiles and used their knowledge of League of Legends lore to unlock the announcement.
Sentinels of Light officially kicks off on July 8th, 2021, and includes new experiences in League of Legends, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, and VALORANT, allowing players to get in on the action from any of their favorite Riot games. The event will also feature opportunities for players around the world to make an impact in their local communities through the Riot Games Social Impact Fund, whose last event was the Elderwood Ornn charity that raised over $7 million.
Sentinels of Light continues Riot’s first multi-month story arc that started in January with Viego’s return in the “Ruination” cinematic. Artwork included in the announcement includes Viego and Gwen who released earlier in the year, as well as familiar League champions Lucian, Senna, and Thresh. The bottom-most figure appears to be our first look at the upcoming “Lost Sentinel” champion Riot has been teasing, as his weapon matches an image shown back in April. Through completing the web puzzle, players discovered his name is Akshan.