Buckle up: here is a full list of League of Legends Champions, ordered by when they were released
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13 years of work

When was each League of Legends champion released?


League of Legends has been out for over 13 years, but it keeps on rolling as one of the most popular games to date. One of the reasons for its continued success is Riot Games’ tradition of releasing new champions. 

Currently, Riot has released 161 total champions at varying dates, the latest being Nilah. From what started as a squad of 17 champions back in the Alpha version, the game has come a long way.

The new champions are much more complex and are on another level visually. Compare the likes of the Alpha’s Alistar or Annie to the champions Riot released today, and you would be impressed. 

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Keeping tabs on all the champions (and their release dates for historical purposes) has also become a challenge and has been for a long time. New players are entering a jungle of endless characters to play while old-school players might drift into nostalgia from time to time, thinking about the days when Yuumi and Zeri didn’t terrorize the game.

No matter who you are, getting a refreshed overview of all champions and their release date can be a good idea. Some might get to feel very old along the way, but don’t worry, so did we when writing this. 

Here’s a dive into all playable LoL characters sorted by release date.

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League of Legends champions released in 2009

  1. Alistar (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  2. Annie (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  3. Ashe (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  4. Fiddlesticks (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  5. Jax (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  6. Kayle (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  7. Master Yi (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  8. Morgana (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  9. Nunu & Willump (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  10. Ryze (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  11. Sion (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  12. Sivir (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  13. Soraka (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  14. Teemo (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  15. Tristana (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  16. Twisted Fate (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  17. Warwick (Alpha Week 2 – February 21, 2009)
  18. Singed (April 18, 2009 Patch — Closed Beta’s first champion)
  19. Zilean (April 18, 2009 Patch)
  20. Evelynn (May 1, 2009 Patch)
  21. Tryndamere (May 1, 2009 Patch)
  22. Twitch (May 1, 2009 Patch)
  23. Karthus (June 12, 2009 Patch)
  24. Amumu (June 26, 2009 Patch)
  25. Cho’Gath (June 26, 2009 Patch)
  26. Anivia (July 10, 2009 Patch)
  27. Rammus (July 10, 2009 Patch)
  28. Veigar (Patch 0.8.22.115 – July 24, 2009)
  29. Kassadin (Patch 0.9.22.7 – August 7, 2009)
  30. Gangplank (Patch 0.9.22.15 – August 19, 2009)
  31. Taric (Patch 0.9.22.15 – August 19, 2009)
  32. Blitzcrank (Patch 0.9.22.16 – September 2, 2009)
  33. Dr. Mundo (Patch 0.9.22.16 – September 2, 2009)
  34. Janna (Patch 0.9.22.16 – September 2, 2009)
  35. Malphite (Patch 0.9.22.16 – September 2, 2009)
  36. Corki (Patch 0.9.25.21 – September 19, 2009)
  37. Katarina (Patch 0.9.25.21 – September 19, 2009)
  38. Nasus (Patch 0.9.25.24 – October 1, 2009)
  39. Heimerdinger (Patch 0.9.25.34 – October 10, 2009)
  40. Shaco (Patch 0.9.25.34 – October 10, 2009 — the final champion of the Closed Beta)
  41. Udyr (Patch 1.0.0.61 – December 2, 2009 — Riot Games’ first champion after public release)
  42. Nidalee (Patch 1.0.0.63 – December 17, 2009)

League of Legends champions released in 2010

  1. Poppy (Patch 1.0.0.70 – January 13, 2010)
  2. Gragas (Patch 1.0.0.72 – February 2, 2010)
  3. Pantheon (Patch 1.0.0.72 – February 2, 2010)
  4. Mordekaiser (Patch 1.0.0.75 – February 24, 2010)
  5. Ezreal (Patch 1.0.0.79 – March 16, 2010)
  6. Shen (Patch 1.0.0.81 – March 24, 2010)
  7. Kennen (Patch 1.0.0.82 – April 8, 2010)
  8. Garen (Patch 1.0.0.83 – April 27, 2010)
  9. Akali (Patch 1.0.0.85 – May 11, 2010)
  10. Malzahar (Patch 1.0.0.86 – June 1, 2010)
  11. Olaf (Patch 1.0.0.87 – June 9, 2010)
  12. Kog’Maw (Patch 1.0.0.94 – June 24, 2010)
  13. Xin Zhao (Patch 1.0.0.96 – July 13, 2010)
  14. Vladimir (Patch 1.0.0.97 – July 27, 2010)
  15. Galio (Patch 1.0.0.98 – August 10, 2010)
  16. Urgot (Patch 1.0.0.99 – August 24, 2010)
  17. Miss Fortune (Patch 1.0.0.100 – September 8, 2010)
  18. Sona (Patch 1.0.0.101 – September 21, 2010)
  19. Swain (Patch 1.0.0.102 – October 5, 2010)
  20. Lux (Patch 1.0.0.103 – October 19, 2010)
  21. LeBlanc (Patch 1.0.0.104 – November 2, 2010)
  22. Irelia (Patch 1.0.0.105 – November 16, 2010)
  23. Trundle (Patch 1.0.0.106 – December 1, 2010)
  24. Cassiopeia (Patch 1.0.0.107 – December 14, 2010)

League of Legends champions released in 2011

  1. Caitlyn (Patch 1.0.0.108 – January 4, 2011)
  2. Renekton (Patch 1.0.0.109 – January 18, 2011)
  3. Karma (Patch 1.0.0.110 – February 1, 2011)
  4. Maokai (Patch 1.0.0.111 – February 16, 2011)
  5. Jarvan IV (Patch 1.0.0.112 – March 1, 2011)
  6. Nocturne (Patch 1.0.0.113 – March 15, 2011)
  7. Lee Sin (Patch 1.0.0.114 – April 1, 2011)
  8. Brand (Patch 1.0.0.115 – April 12, 2011)
  9. Rumble (Patch 1.0.0.116 – April 26, 2011)
  10. Vayne (Patch 1.0.0.118 – May 10, 2011)
  11. Orianna (Patch 1.0.0.119 – June 1, 2011)
  12. Yorick (Patch 1.0.0.120 – June 22, 2011)
  13. Leona (Patch 1.0.0.121 – July 13, 2011)
  14. Wukong (Patch 1.0.0.122 – July 26, 2011)
  15. Skarner (Patch 1.0.0.123 – August 9, 2011)
  16. Talon (Patch 1.0.0.124 – August 24, 2011)
  17. Riven (Patch 1.0.0.125 – September 14, 2011)
  18. Xerath (Patch 1.0.0.126 – October 5, 2011)
  19. Graves (Patch 1.0.0.127 – October 19, 2011)
  20. Shyvana (Patch 1.0.0.128 – November 1, 2011)
  21. Fizz (Patch 1.0.0.129 – November 15, 2011)
  22. Volibear (Patch 1.0.0.130 – November 29, 2011)
  23. Ahri (Patch 1.0.0.131 – December 14, 2011)
  24. Viktor (Patch 1.0.0.131 – December 29, 2011)

League of Legends champions released in 2012

  1. Sejuani (Patch 1.0.0.132 – January 17, 2012)
  2. Ziggs (Patch 1.0.0.133 – February 1, 2012)
  3. Nautilus (Patch 1.0.0.134 – February 14, 2012)
  4. Fiora (Patch 1.0.0.135 – February 29, 2012)
  5. Lulu (Patch 1.0.0.136 – March 20, 2012)
  6. Hecarim (Patch 1.0.0.138 – April 18, 2012)
  7. Varus (Patch 1.0.0.139 – May 8, 2012)
  8. Darius (Patch 1.0.0.140 – May 23, 2012)
  9. Draven (Patch 1.0.0.140b – June 6, 2012)
  10. Jayce (Patch 1.0.0.142 – July 7, 2012)
  11. Zyra (Patch 1.0.0.143 – July 24, 2012)
  12. Diana (Patch 1.0.0.144 – August 7, 2012)
  13. Rengar (Patch 1.0.0.145 – August 21, 2012)
  14. Syndra (Patch 1.0.0.147 – September 13, 2012)
  15. Kha’Zix (Patch 1.0.0.148 – September 27, 2012)
  16. Elise (Patch 1.0.0.150 – October 26, 2012)
  17. Zed (Patch 1.0.0.151 – November 13, 2012)
  18. Nami (Patch 1.0.0.152 – December 7, 2012)
  19. Vi (Patch 1.0.0.153 – December 19, 2012)

League of Legends champions released in 2013

  1. Thresh (Patch 1.0.0.154 – January 23, 2013)
  2. Quinn (Patch 3.03 – March 1, 2013)
  3. Zac (Patch 3.5 – March 29, 2013)
  4. Lissandra (Patch 3.6 – April 30, 2013)
  5. Aatrox (Patch 3.8 – June 13, 2013)
  6. Lucian (Patch 3.10a – August 22, 2013)
  7. Jinx (Patch 3.12 – October 10, 2013)
  8. Yasuo (Patch 3.15 – December 13, 2013)

League of Legends champions released in 2014

  1. Vel’Koz (Patch 4.3 – February 27, 2014)
  2. Braum (Patch 4.7 – May 12, 2014)
  3. Gnar (Patch 4.14 – August 14, 2014)
  4. Azir (Patch 4.16 – September 16, 2014)
  5. Kalista (Patch 4.20 – November 20, 2014)
  6. Rek’Sai (Patch 4.21 – December 11, 2014)

League of Legends champions released in 2015

  1. Bard (Patch 5.5 –  March 12, 2015)
  2. Ekko (Patch 5.10 – May 29, 2015)
  3. Tahm Kench (Patch 5.13 – July 9, 2015)
  4. Kindred (Patch 5.20 – October 14, 2015)
  5. Illaoi (Patch 5.23 – November 24, 2015)

League of Legends champions released in 2016

  1. Jhin (Patch 6.2 – February 1, 2016)
  2. Aurelion Sol (Patch 6.6 – March 24, 2016)
  3. Taliyah (Patch 6.10 – May 18, 2016)
  4. Kled (Patch 6.16 – August 10, 2016)
  5. Ivern (Patch 6.20 – October 5, 2016)
  6. Camille (Patch 6.24 – December 7, 2016)

League of Legends champions released in 2017

  1. Rakan (Patch 7.8 – April 19, 2017)
  2. Xayah (Patch 7.8 – April 19, 2017)
  3. Kayn (Patch 7.14 – July 12, 2017)
  4. Ornn (Patch 7.17 – August 23, 2017)
  5. Zoe (Patch 7.24 – November 21, 2017)

League of Legends champions released in 2018

  1. Kai’Sa (Patch 8.5 – March 7, 2018)
  2. Pyke (Patch 8.11 – May 31, 2018)
  3. Neeko (Patch 8.24 – December 5, 2018)

League of Legends champions released in 2019

  1. Sylas (Patch 9.2 – January 25, 2019)
  2. Yuumi (Patch 9.10 – May 14, 2019)
  3. Qiyana (Patch 9.13 – June 28, 2019)
  4. Senna (Patch 9.22 – November 10, 2019)
  5. Aphelios (Patch 9.24 – December 11, 2019)

League of Legends champions released in 2020

  1. Sett (Patch 10.1 – January 14, 2020)
  2. Lillia (Patch 10.15 – July 22, 2020)
  3. Yone (Patch 10.16 – August 6, 2020)
  4. Samira (Patch 10.19 – September 21, 2020)
  5. Seraphine (Patch 10.22 – October 29, 2020)
  6. Rell (Patch 10.25 – December 10, 2020)

League of Legends champions released in 2021

  1. Viego (Patch 11.2 – January 21, 2021)
  2. Gwen (Patch 11.8 – April 15, 2021)
  3. Akshan (Patch 11.15 – July 22, 2021)
  4. Vex (Patch 11.19 – September 23, 2021)

League of Legends champions released in 2022

  1. Zeri (Patch 12.2 – January 20, 2022)
  2. Renata Glasc (Patch 12.4 – February 17, 2022)
  3. Bel’Veth (Patch 12.11 – June 9, 2022)
  4. Nilah (Patch 12.13 – July 13, 2022)