As the weeks roll by in the 2021 League of Legends season, we are still yet to see the competitive debut of the game’s newest champion, Viego. Despite being released seven weeks ago, the Ruined King’s chances of a competitive debut have been continually, well, ruined, by a swathe of bugs.
As is now becoming tradition, we’ve just got word from the head of LoL esports in Europe and MENA, Maximilian ‘MAXtheX’ Schmidt, that Viego will remain disabled for the final week of the 2021 LEC Spring Split. However, he does hint that progress is being made in fixing the champion, and says there is a “possibility” Viego will be ready to go in the next patch, 11.6.
This means we could finally see Viego in the hands of the pros at the LEC Playoffs later this month. This would also see the new champion available for the top teams in each region to use at MSI 2021 in Iceland.
Riot has struggled to get Viego in a competitive-ready state, despite the champion being available for players climbing the LoL ranks. Due to his numerous bugs over recent weeks, including one that gave him unlimited Ability Power, Viego has been heavily banned away. Only Udyr has been banned more in jungle, according to stats from Champion.gg.
#LEC Update – although they should really be called Viego updates by now:
Viego will stay disabled on Patch 11.5 (@LEC Week 8), but there is still the possibility he will debut in our Playoffs on Patch 11.6.
This also means there is still a chance we will see him at MSI.
— Maximilian Peter Schmidt (@RiotMAXtheX) March 11, 2021
Hopefully 11.6 will see Viego finally tamed and ready to hit the Rift at the highest level of League of Legends.