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Riot Games to create new artwork for Legends of Runeterra live

Riot Games to create new artwork for Legends of Runeterra live
Author: Ross Liversidge

Ross founded the UK Anime Network waaay back in 1995 and works in and around the anime world in his spare time.

Riot Games (League of Legends) is providing a behind the scenes look at the art team for Legends of Runeterra with a "Draw with Riot" livestream at 6pm, May 29th BST. This will be a live-streamed mastetclass with the leading Riot Artists. This is a great chance to learn some new techniques and industry tips from the best in the business.

From the Press Release

Riot Games will create new art for Legends of Runeterra (LoR) - the developer’s newly-launched collectible card game - in an interactive global livestream. At 6PM BST on Friday 29th May 2020, the first-ever ‘Draw with Riot’ livestream will take place, hosted by Principal Concept Artist Chris Campbell, who will be designing art for a new character concept during an interactive art masterclass.

The inaugural ‘Draw with Riot’ will be an opportunity for LoR fans and art enthusiasts to peek behind the curtain of Riot’s character creation process and learn the techniques used to bring the world of Runeterra to life.

Following the two-hour live stream, the community will be invited to share their versions of the new unit via Twitter, using @playruneterra and #drawwithriot. 11 lucky winners will be chosen, receiving a selection of in-game Legends of Runeterra prizes, including new champions, epic cards, rare cards and expedition tokens, as well as being featured on @playruneterra. The winner of the best piece of art will also get the unique opportunity to speak with Principal Concept Artist, Chris, one-on-one! The winners will be announced on the @playruneterra Twitter page on 10th June 2020.

Stay tuned and check the official ‘playruneterra’ social channels for more information about the upcoming stream and how to get involved on Friday 29th May at 6PM BST.

About Legends of Runeterra:

Launched in 2020, Legends of Runeterra (LoR) is the new strategy card game from Riot Games, where skill, creativity, and cleverness determine your success. Set in the world of League of Legends, LoR is available on both PC and mobile (both iOS and Android) and features complete cross-platform play.

In Legends of Runeterra, you can:

  • Build decks with your favorite League champions (and new characters) from the regions of Runeterra, each with their own style and strategic advantage.
  • Face off in dynamic, alternating combat full of opportunities for outplay.
  • Earn cards for free as you play or buy exactly what you want in the store—you’re in control of your collection.

For a more in-depth look, watch this video or visit

About Chris Campbell:

Chris Campbell joined Riot Games in 2013 and started out working on the Summoner's Rift update, before joining the dedicated ‘Champion’ team. Over four years, Chris worked on League of Legends champions including Bard, Tahm Kench, Kindred, Ekko, Illoai, Ornn, Ivern, Xayah and Pyke. 

At the beginning of 2018, he joined the Legends of Runeterra team and began work on the recently released ‘Rising Tides’ set. He’s also worked on a number of units for Rising Tides, including Neverglade Collector, Thorny Toad, Ursine SpiritWalker/Stormclaw Ursine and Terror of the Tides, among others.

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