The thing about competitive titles such as League of Legends is that everyone is too engrossed into thinking about game mechanics, strategy, best hero picks, and whatnot that sometimes the fantasy and the lore of the game gets neglected. After all it doesn’t matter if a particular hero has a rich history, as long as he/she can be used to great effect in games.

However there are some who might love having a good backstory, and thanks to anime studio Shanghai Zhenlei, they have created a League of Legends anime short. This short is drawn and animated in Japanese anime style, which we have to say looks very impressive and if we did not know any better, we’d think it was an upcoming new anime.

Unfortunately it is rather short and runs for about 2 minutes, which is a pity since we’d love to if there was a full length version of it. We’re not sure if there are plans to release more similar shorts, but hopefully the folks at Riot will see the potential of having an anime that they may very well commission one of their own.

In the meantime companies like Blizzard have been turning to the use of animated shorts to help explain the story and characters in Overwatch to great effect. In any case if you have a couple of minutes to spare, you should definitely check this out.

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