Riot Games revealed today that Silco from the Netflix hit series Arcane will become the first non-League of Legends champion to join the Teamfight Tactics roster for Set 6.5.
Scheduled to take place in February, the ruthless leader from Zaun will become the first TFT champion that wasn’t originally from League. The design team for Silco started from scratch, ensuring he was “the object of love and hatred that we all know,” according to Riot’s Korean website via machine translation.
Riot has created new champions for specific games before, but Silco will be the first non-League champion introduced to the autobattler. Champions from League are typically teleported over to TFT with a specific skin that matches the tone of the set since the games are on the same client.
The creation of Silco required the TFT team to start from the ground up, from skeleton to skin. And it appears he might not be the last, either. “And while Silco may be the first non-League unit to join TFT, there may be more outsiders joining us in the future,” according to Riot’s English post. “Maybe some from outside of Runeterra entirely…”
Set Six has launched TFT to new heights. The possibility of more champions being added to the autobattler that weren’t created for League first is a huge milestone.
Set Six Gizmos and Gadgets has already made history, introducing over 100 Hextech Augment effects as the set’s main mechanic. Three months after the release of a TFT set, there’s a Mid-Set update in which champions and traits get changed up. The addition of Silco will likely lead to a new Set 6.5 trait that synergizes with the character from Arcane.
Set 6.5 in TFT will launch sometime in February. No official date has been revealed at time of writing.