LoL Champions by release date

All the League of Legends Champions

LoL Champions by release date started entering in 2009 when the title was first released. By then, none of us would have known how cool the game was going to get or how HUGE the esports scene was going to be; but we also didn’t expect to have so many different and valuable champions as we do now!

So, today we wanted to give you a walk-through memory lane so that you know more about those champs you play with and how much time they have in the game. This will also help you shut that guy on Reddit who says he has been the main Sett for 5 years.

All LoL Champions by release date

Now, to open up, here is the list of champions by year. Keep in mind that the game was launched in 2009 with 19 champions, and for a while after that, Riot would release a new hero every few weeks.

The first Champs we got!

In 2009, we got 40 champions to get started with. Here we found some of the best LoL champions for beginners such as Annie, Ashe, Master Yi, Nasus, and Warwick.

Check out what Riot gave us that year:

  • Alistar
  • Amumu
  • Anivia
  • Annie
  • Ashe
  • Blitzcrank
  • Cho’Gath
  • Corki
  • Dr Mundo
  • Evelynn
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Gangplank
  • Heimerdinger
  • Janna
  • Jax
  • Karthus
  • Kassadin
  • Katarina
  • Kayle
  • Malphite
  • Master Yi
  • Morgana
  • Nasus
  • Nidalee
  • Nunu & Willump
  • Rammus
  • Ryze
  • Shaco
  • Singed
  • Sion
  • Sivir
  • Soraka
  • Taric
  • Teemo
  • Tristana
  • Tryndamere
  • Twisted Fate
  • Twitch
  • Udyr
  • Veigar
  • Warwick
  • Zilean

2010-2012: When the light shined upon LOL

In 2010 things were settling for the LoL Pro League season 1. This, finished with a great game tournament at Dreamhack Summer 2011 and came to evolve into what we now know as LoL Worlds.

So, in those 3 years, several champions were released. Get to know them:


  • Akali
  • Esreal
  • Galio
  • Garen
  • Gragas
  • Irelia
  • Kennen
  • LeBlanc
  • Lux
  • Malzahar
  • Miss Fortune
  • Mordekaiser
  • OlafKog’Maw
  • Pantheon
  • Poppy
  • Shen
  • Sona
  • Swain
  • Trundle
  • Urgot
  • Vladimir
  • Xin Zhao



  • Darius
  • Diana
  • Draven
  • Elise
  • Fiora
  • Hecarim
  • Jayce
  • Kha’Zix
  • Lulu
  • Nami
  • Nautilus
  • Rengar
  • Sejuani
  • Syndra
  • Varus
  • Vi
  • Zed
  • Ziggs
  • Zyra

Champs released in 2013-2017

From 2013 to 2017, League of legends was in premier growth, the Worlds became a huge success, and teams such as SKT1 and Fnatic were causing a lot of hype.

Besides, these years the streaming services got to the top! Allowing us to enjoy a new era of esports content and more ways to get intel for our esports betting. Take a look at the champs we got then!



  • Azir
  • Braum
  • Gnar
  • Kalista
  • Rek’Sai
  • Vel’Koz



  • Aurelion Sol
  • Camille
  • Ivern
  • Jhin
  • Kled
  • Taliyah


LoL Champions by release date

Champs from 2018 to 2021

In the last few years, League of Legend’s lore has come to a decisive stage where most released champions had to do with the main world’s story. This is something we can clearly see in the cases of Senna, Akshan, and Viego.

Following the story lane makes the game more interesting, besides, this works wonders with the rivalry feature of the game. Check out the latest champs:


  • Kai’Sa
  • Neeko
  • Pyke


  • Aphelios
  • Qiyana
  • Senna
  • Sylas
  • Yuumi


  • Lillia
  • Rell
  • Samira
  • Seraphine
  • Sett
  • Yone


  • Akshan
  • Gwen
  • Viego

All the league of legends champions released this far have been under constant rebalancing, as the game asks players to improve their skills, and adding new mechanics changes the meta all the time.

By 2021, adding Akshan gave for the first time a reviving mechanic, allowing Akshan users to save time when a teammate dies.

Knowing the champs available and when they came out is great, but you will need more if you plan to get in the world of League of Legends.

To begin with, every champ is different and plays a different role, so, picking up a champ that calls your attention is just the first part; you won’t play well if the mechanics aren’t fit for you. So, here we have some guides to help you get the first parts of the deal.

On the other hand, you can always learn by watching professional matches, and while you do so, why not win some cash, applying what you learn and some lol betting tips, in League of Legends betting?