The new season of League of Legends begins on January 10 with a new LoL Esports event
Riot Games has given the go-ahead to LoL season 2023 with a video in which it has been seen what the future holds for League of Legends and the esports of the title. The event will officially kick off the League of Legends tournament and ranked season for casual and professional players respectively. In addition, it will also serve for players to find out about all the content that will arrive throughout the year.
The League of Legends team discussed Ahri’s Art and Sustainability Update (ASU), Aurelion Sol’s Full UGF Update, Ranked Mid-Year Reset, Champion Roadmap coming they will continue in 2023 and much more. In addition, LoL Esports had previously announced a new competitive event, New Beginningswhich will start the 10th of January and will serve to celebrate the start of the 2023 season.
These are some of the new arrivals, such as the rewards that can be obtained with the missions of the new season 2023:
● 2 hextech chests and keys
○ Precision Icon
○ Domination Icon
○ Inspiration Icon
○ Runebook Icon
● 3000 blue essences
● 8 Champion Shards
● 2023 Season Opening Icon and 2023 Season Icon
● Guardian Aspect Leaving Trace
● Ahri’s ASU is right around the corner! Check out the updates we’ve made to her base design, skins, VFX, artwork, and Nine-Tails.
● You can also expect us to roll out larger updates to revamp the gameplay of older champions and modernize the roster.
● In the Aurelion Sol UGC, we will be releasing a completely new skill kit for the Star Forger. To learn more about Aurelion Sol’s CGU, click here.
● The League of Champions team continues to invest resources in making the roster of champions more diverse and representative of all cultures, genders, and skill levels in each role. In 2023, we’re releasing new champions like Milio, an Ixtali sorcerer, and Naafiri, an Unseelie assassin going mid lane.
Skins of 2023
● In 2023, Kalista, Aurelion Sol, Ivern, and Kled will receive skins.
● Skins coming in 2023 include a new line of Faerie Court-inspired skins and the popular Cats vs. Dogs skins.
● During the first event of the new year, Lunar Gods and Mythmakers will descend on the Rift. Check out these skins during patch 13.1 and 13.2:
○ Lunar Empress Ashe
○ Moon Guardian Kha’Zix
○ Lunar Empress Qiyana
○ Lunar Guardian Malphite
○ Lunar Emperor Thresh
○ Mythmaker Galio
○ Mythmaker Garen
○ Mythmaker Irelia (Legendary)
○ Mythmaker Sivir
○ Zyra Mythmaker
○ Prestige Mythmaker Sivir
○ Prestige Porcelain Lissandra
Ranked in 2023
Starting this year, the ranking between the two ranked splits will be reset and we will be implementing rewards to match them to keep LoL up to current expectations and thus put an end to various stress related issues that lead to LP loss and mid-year declines.
● Ranked Reset – When the second split of the ranked season begins, the reset won’t be as harsh as it was in January, as the game won’t change enough for players to need to earn their rank again. People who haven’t played many games since January will notice this mid-year reset even less.
● Rewards: Players will be able to earn all ranked rewards in each split, including ranked icons, emotes, borders, and a ranked skin. This means that there will be two skins available in ranked this year, plus a few additional rewards you’ll get for moving up.
○ Additionally, players will no longer need to reach Gold to earn Ranked skins, as they will now receive it based on a number of Ranked played based on their ranked level.
○ You will continue to be rewarded with chromas based on your final rank at the end of each split.
New Beginnings Event
On January 10-11, the LCS, LEC, LCK, LPL, LJL, CBLOL, LLA, PCS, and VCS will host a two-day special event where we will broadcast a preview of the 2023 season and we will present the most outstanding players of the year. This will give fans an idea of what the 2023 Rift season will look like and what LoL Esports has planned for that year.
All professional teams from all nine regional leagues will send players to compete in the New Beginnings event. Each region will decide for themselves how their teams will rank, so the LCS and PCS may use different methods. Matches will be best-of-three on Summoner’s Rift with no bans or repeat champions. Each of the professional teams represented on the winning team will have the opportunity to create an emote with our designers that we will add to League of Legends.
The New Beginnings event will replace the League of Legends All-Stars event. Although players and fans alike have had plenty of unforgettable memories at the All-Stars over the years, the current planning can be challenging for many of its participants. Replacing All-Stars with New Beginnings will allow professional players to take a well-deserved break and offer fans an exciting new platform to complement the local competitions and celebrations that different regions often host at the end of the year.