For those of you who shed a few tears for Silco and Jinx in Arcane’s episode 9, you’d probably hope that Silco will join the Champions after the rumors that Vander from Arcane is Warwick.
Is Silco a Champion in LoL?
Riot Games has announced that Silco, an original character from the Netflix animated series Arcane, will be joining League of Legends. This will be the first time that a new character will be added but not to the main League of Legends game mode.
In Teamfight Tactics, the auto-chess game, Arcane’s Silco will be featured, but will not be included on the League of Legends Champions roster.
For a character who is morally ambiguous, Silco’s big baddie design really obscured his tragic backstory, which wasn’t fully explored. As opposed to pure evil, he’s more of an idealist who has a distorted view due to prior events.
To achieve his goals, Silco will do anything he can to get what he wants. When it comes to rescuing Zaun from Piltover, he believes that only those who are willing to sacrifice their morals for the greater good can succeed. As long as anyone stands in his way, he has no qualms about killing them.
Why add Silco to LoL TFT?
The sixth set of Teamfight Tactics has already received a flurry of positive feedback from fans, players, and industry professionals alike. The set has already made history by introducing one hundred new Hextech augments as the primary new mechanic in the game, which is unprecedented.
This set will continue to set trends by including the first champion who is not a member of the League of Legends in the already extensive lineup.
“Typically, we’re able to adapt League of Legends champions to Teamfight Tactics, with, well, a lot of work,” Riot stated in a TFT developer update, “but Silco isn’t coming to League of Legends, so we’ve had to build him from the ground up.”
Silco Release Date
Riot Games has not yet announced a specific release date for Set 6.5, which is expected to be sometime in February at the earliest.
Following Silco’s release from Teamfight Tactics, Riot Games has confirmed that he will not be integrated into League of Legends. As a result of his inclusion in the latest set, he will continue to be a TFT exclusive champion.
In addition, it has not been revealed what roles Silco will play within the game, but given his connection to Zaun, it is possible that he will align himself with other in-lore Zaunites.
Riot Games has already hinted that more champions from the show will be added to League of Legends, even though Silco will not be joining them.