Riot TwoWeevils takes over as writer on new League of Legends Jungler

League's newest upcoming Jungler may take longer to release, as their narrative writer has been replaced.
League Of Legends Hangry Jungler
Image: Riot Games

In a Riot Pls article at the beginning of the year, we got a sneak peak at several new champions coming to League of Legends in 2023. One of which (that I’m particularly excited for) is a new jungle, referred to in the video and nicknamed by the fandom as “The Hangry Jungler.”

This new champ was teased by some ominous words teasing at blood, hunger, and a hunger for blood. Paired with an image of a giant, Castlevania-like castle, its safe to assume that this new Jungler will have a vampire aesthetic.

This isn’t unprecedented, as Vladimir, League’s hemomancer, is inspired by classic vampire movies. Blood Magic, or Hemomancy, is practiced by several disciples of Vladimir as shown in Legends of Runeterra, which are the closest thing to Vampires League of Legends currently has. It is very possible that this new champ is an apprentice of Vladimir, or could represent something totally new in the League of Legends lore.

Speculation is all we currently have on this new champ’s lore, as they are currently still being written. What’s more, writing for the Hangry Jungler has recently switched hands, which could potentially completely change their story or even delay the champ’s release.

This was revealed through comments made by Riot employees on r/LeagueofLegends, which is summarized in a tweet by Spideraxe.

League of Legends’ newest upcoming jungle was originally being written by Riot August, a veteran narrative writer. Responsible for Bel’Veth, Zeri, Jinx, Vi, Ekko, Jhin, Senna, Viego, Gnar, Kayle and many others, August has had a huge hand in shaping League of Legends and its characters.

However, writing for the new champion has recently been taken over by Riot TwoWeevils. Its unclear why August, who had already started working on the champ, stopped writing for the new Hangry Jungler, but its likely that his position as Lead Champion Designer has him too busy.

Erik Hodges

Erik Hodges

Erik Hodges is a hobby writer and a professional gamer, at least if you asked him. He has been writing fiction for over 12 years and gaming practically since birth, so he knows exactly what to nitpick when dissecting a game's story. When he isn't reviewing games, he's probably playing them.

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