It was about a week ago that the latest champion in the works for the world’s most popular MOBA was introduced officially to the League of Legends community. Ekko, The Boy Who Shattered Time was patched into the Public Beta Environment servers a few days after making waves in a teaser trailer at the close of Riot’s mid-season invitationals and has been well received with a ton of hype from the community.
Ekko’s story is as follows:
“A prodigy from the rough streets of Zaun, Ekko manipulates time to spin any situation to his advantage. Using his own invention, the Zero-Drive, he explores the branching possibilities of reality. As well as experimenting with multi-dimensional probability, Ekko spends his days running wild with the other lost children of Zaun. Though he revels in this freedom, when there’s a threat to his friends, he’ll endure anything to defend them. To the unknowing observer, Ekko accomplishes the impossible with ease, time and time again.”
The new champion revolves around the theme of controlling the flow of time itself as well as manipulating certain aspects of the timeline in order to get as many steps ahead of his opponent as needed. For those of you familiar with the game he is classified as an Assassin/Fighter.
He has very high damage output potential as well as enough crowd control and sticking power through a stun and a plethora of slows to do his job effectively, but is also very easily killed if caught; Typical high risk, high reward gameplay of the class. He is a champion with a decent amount of mobility and his ultimate skill makes him one of the safer, allowing the player to return to where he was four seconds prior to pushing the button and severely damaging any enemies in the vicinity that still want a piece of him after his rewind.
Ekko is versatile, fun to play, and a fresh take on time control. He’s still only on PBE, but will be on the live servers in no time and will be the 125th champion in the game. For more specifics on this champion you can check out Riot’s Official Reveal page.