Riot to debut new League of Legends skin thematic at MSI 2023

As part of a new League of Legends dev update vlog, Rioters Brightmoon and Meddler discuss all things skins heading towards both mid-season and mid-year.

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League of Legends has some of the best skins in gaming, and the popular MOBA game is set to add to that very soon. Based on what developer Riot Games has to say, players could be in for quite the treat.

As part of a new TL;DW that was leaked to Reddit, LoL executive producer Jeremy ‘Brightmoon’ Lee, and League Studio SVP Andrei ‘Meddler’ von Roon muse on a slew of new and reworked content coming to League this year. This includes the LoL Skarner VGU, midscopes for Rell, Neeko, and Ivern, and, of course, skins.

“We’ve got a couple of new themes that we’re exploring for larger events coming in the moderate future”, Meddler says, referring to the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational, as well as “the largest summer event in the middle of the year.”

Last year’s MSI was celebrated with new High Noon skins, alongside the long-awaited release of the Dplus KIA (then DWG KIA) Worlds 2021 winner skins. With Worlds skins historically dropping around MSI, we can expect DRX’s cosmetics to finally arrive.

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With that said, the skin thematics Meddler refers to are entirely new machinations, as opposed to a return to an existing line. Whatever these themes could be, there is a very good chance that three of the game’s oldest champions could receive them, with Meddler confirming that Dr. Mundo, Shyvana, and Udyr will all get new skins soon.

It’s certainly been a hot minute since we’ve seen fresh skins for the trio, though one could argue that Udyr’s refreshed catalogue is equivalent to whole new cosmetics following his VGU last year. Ignoring that, the Spirit Walker’s last released skin is 2019’s Dragon Oracle. Either side of that we have El Macho Mundo (2016) and Ruined Shyvana (2021).

Meanwhile, the first batch of skins that were formerly Wild Rift-exclusive – Star Guardian Senna, Star Guardian Orianna, and Star Guardian Seraphine – are slated for a July LoL release. However, this doesn’t appear to be set in stone just yet. Redeemed Star Guardian Xayah and Rakan will rock up “later this year”.