Riot has revealed their sixth and final new champion for 2016, Camille.
Revealed on their Facebook page, with an accompanying comic, Camille’s appearance resembles that of a sleek cyborg, outfitted with grappling wires on her sharp and deadly sword legs. Her style and mobility in the comic seem to suggest her as a tricky assassin who can dart around terrain. She also seems to have clever tricks beyond her grappling wires, such as an energy shield and unnervingly accurate execution strikes.
In terms of lore and her personality, Camille seems to be an authority in terms of keeping peace and order in Piltover, the city which features champions such as Caitlyn, Vi and Jayce. Camille has a particular focus on the rules of the city, and her role as a cog in a larger scheme of things. Taking this role to heart, she even works against the Piltover elite to ensure the prosperity of the city as a whole.
Camille follows Ivern, Kled, Taliyah, Aurelion Sol and Jhin, and marks a potential shift in the types of champions Riot has been designing this year, as the material associated with her release puts her in the mold of an assassin. This would be apt following the release of the assassin class rework for Riot’s preseason patch. More details on Camille’s kit, background, and release skins will be available soon.
Gabriel Zoltan-Johan is a News Editor at theScore esports and the head analyst for the University of Toronto League of Legends team. His (public) musings can be found on his Twitter.