Sentinels of Light Multi-Game Summer Blockbuster Event Begins

More content for all five games.

 Game company Riot Games has recently announced the newest blockbuster event that covers all of their titles and it is called the Sentinels of Light.

This new event will cover each of Riot’s five games, which are League of Legends, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, and Valorant. It will offer thematically-linked experiences so every Riot fan can join in, regardless of which game they play.

The first on the list is a character that will be available on all League-universe games. Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel will be available with his sacred relic weapon Ruination.

Akshan releases on the following dates (PT):

  • Legends of Runeterra on July 14
  • Teamfight Tactics on July 21
  • League of Legends on July 22 (including a Cyber Pop Akshan skin)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift on July 27 (including a Battle Academia Akshan skin)

League of Legends on July 8 to August 10 will start the Rise of the Sentinels, which will give players a way to experience the game’s story via the eyes of a rookie member of the Sentinels.

  • Players will travel across Runeterra to recruit new allies and battle against Viego. 
  • Rise of the Sentinels releases in weekly chapters and players complete in-game missions to progress through it.
  • Rise of the Sentinels is free to play, so players can fully experience the story without having to pay.

11 new, in-canon skins showcase champions as they appear in Rise of the Sentinels:

  • July 8: 
    • Sentinel Vayne (Legendary), Sentinel Olaf, Sentinel Irelia, Sentinel Riven, and Sentinel Diana
    • Ruined Pantheon
  • July 22:
    • Sentinel Graves (Legendary), Sentinel Pyke, and Sentinel Rengar
    • Ruined Miss Fortune
  • July 29:
    • Unbound Thresh (Event shop exclusive for initial launch)

There will be an event-exclusive Ascended Pantheon Prestige Edition skin that will be released. It depicts the alternate timeline where the human spirit inside Pantheon overcomes Ruination.

Ultimate Spellbook, League’s first new event game mode will be released during the Sentinels of Light event. Players will be able to gain a second champion’s Ultimate ability to use throughout the game in addition to their own.

League of Legends: Wild Rift event will start July 8 and ends on August 10. This will be the most ambitious event so far for the game, which will feature an in-game narrative experience. They will meet and bond with heroes Lucian, Senna, Riven, Irelia, Vayne, and Akshan.

  • Starting with Lucian and Senna, new characters will join the HQ experience over the course of the event (Vayne – July 13; Riven and Irelia – July 19; Akshan – July 27)
  • By playing matches, players will increase their Sentinel Bonds, learning more about each champ’s backstory and motivations to join the cause.
  • The stronger the Bonds players forge, the higher their overall Sentinel HQ level becomes. Strengthening Bonds and increasing the HQ level award themed items: featuring baubles, spawn tags, and one of the 6 featured champs for free.

Throughout the Wild Rift ecosystem, players can learn more and get involved in the overall story:

  • Sentinels of Light: Steadfast Heart, a series of comics featuring the Sentinels of Light joining forces to fight against the Ruined King and the Black Mist, will be released throughout the event, available to read every week in the Wild Rift app or on
  • A unique AR experience invites players to explore a Sentinel Outpost and take the Oath of Light to become Sentinels themselves, available online now.
  • More surprises await amid the Black Mist…

A host of new in-game canon content will be released throughout July and August:

  • July 8: 
    • Lucian, Senna
  • July 27:
    • Akshan
    • New skins: Sentinel Irelia, Sentinel Riven, Sentinel Vayne, Ruined Draven, Ruined Miss Fortune, Ruined Shyvana
  • August: 
    • Wild Rift’s event reaches its thrilling conclusion. No spoilers!

Legends of Runeterra event will start a few days later on July 14 and ends on August 10. Here’s what to expect:

  • LoR’s second Champion Expansion:
    • In the vein of the Aphelios Champion Expansion released in February, a mini expansion featuring Viego & Akshan, along with 21 other new collectible cards featuring followers, spells, and landmarks focused around the Ruination and the Sentinels of Light.
  • “Declare Your Allegiance” Event Pass:
    • Players will choose between either the Ruined or Sentinels Event Pass, earning thematic rewards for their side based on who they ally with.
      • Players can’t switch sides once they’ve made a choice, but after collecting all of their side’s rewards, players will then start to collect rewards from the opposing side (with the exception of a few exclusive items).
    • A non-canon metagame event will also track how much support each side has. At the end of the Sentinels of Light event, all participating players will receive an in-game reward based on the winning side (regardless of which one they allied with).
  • New personalization items:
    • LoR’s Sentinels of Light event launches with a Sentinels HQ-themed Board, as well as Ruined & Sentinels Guardians, Card Backs, Emotes, and 7 new in-canon champion skins:
      • Sentinel Irelia (includes a new level-up animation)
      • Sentinel Diana
      • Sentinel Riven
      • Ruined Shyvana
      • Ruined Karma
      • Ruined Draven
      • Unbound Thresh

Teamfight Tactics event will start way later on July 21. Players will be joining the forces of Order to fight against Chaos Pengu in Teamfight Tactics Reckoning: Dawn of Heroes. This will start the Black Mist out of the Convergence once and for all. This update will have:

  • Radiant Items and all-new blessings replace Shadow Items 
    • Radiant Items are extremely powerful versions of their base counterparts limited to one per-player, so choose wisely. 
    • Radiant Blessings are granted to players when they drop below 40 health to help get them back in the fight. They can include champions, items, gold, spatulas, and consumables.
  • New Champions, Origins, and Classes, including the Sentinels Origin and Akshan
    • Sentinels
      • Olaf
      • Senna
      • Irelia
      • Pyke
      • Rakan
      • Galio
      • Lucian
      • Akshan
  • A New Set Pass complete with Arenas, Booms, High Order Pengu, and more.
    • Sentinel Hauntling, Craggle, and Flutterbug Little Legends

Valorant will add some new content as well with the Sentinels of Light event. Check it out here:

  • July 8: Ruination Bundle: Melee, Phantom, Ghost, Spectre, Guardian
    • Ruination Weapon Skin Bundle including a custom melee (Blade of the Ruined King), 3 variant colors (also on the melee), and accessories (Gun Buddy, Spray, Card)
  • July 21: Sentinels of Light Bundle: Melee, Vandal, Operator, Sheriff, Ares
    • Sentinels of Light Weapon Skin Bundle including a custom melee (Relic of the Sentinel), 3 variant colors (also on the melee), and accessories (Gun Buddy, Spray, Card)

The Riot Games Social Impact Fund is a way for players to support local nonprofits and their communities via the Sentinels of Light event. Riot Games is committed to donate $1 million to Riot Games Social Impact Fund and inviting players to nominate a nonprofit or cause.

  • Sentinels Initiative – Players can nominate a nonprofit or cause area for a chance to win $10,000 for charity from the Riot Games Social Impact Fund.
  • – From July 8 to August 9, Riot will contribute 100% of proceeds from the Sentinel Olaf skin charity bundles and select related items to the Riot Games Social Impact Fund in partnership with ImpactAssets.
  • Riot is committing $1M to the Riot Games Social Impact Fund and will increase their donation incrementally (up to $4M total) as players complete in-game challenges across LOR, WR and TFT. Challenges include:
    • Complete a Sentinels event pass level in LOR to contribute a point to our Charity Drive Pool (July 14 – August 11)
    • Earn a Sentinels HQ level in WR to contribute a point to our Charity Drive Pool (July 9 – August 10)
    • 3-star any unit to contribute to our Charity Drive Pool. 1-3 cost units are worth 1 point, 4 cost units are worth 2 points, and 5 cost units are worth 5 points. (July 8 – August 9)

Source: Press Release

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