Arcane’s Silco Coming to TFT As New Champion Unit
One of the most popular characters in Arcane had to be Silco, and now Zaun’s leader comes to TFT as a champion. As of Set 6.5, Silco from Arcane will be a TFT Champion and will be the first non-League of Legends character to join the cast. Could this mean the ruthless Silco is going to come to League of Legends? I mean, it’s only a matter of time, right? He’s too popular to not include. This isn’t a rumor either, it’s confirmed by the Korean League of Legends website.
“Don’t Cry. You’re Perfect.” – Silco, Arcane
Set 6, Gizmos and Gadgets was a huge change for TFT, and why not add Arcane’s villain as a champion? Well, the villain really depends on whose side you’re on in the Arcane story, but no spoilers here. While we have no confirmed date for Silco, the machine translation of the announcement says the following:
“With the release of the Mech and Gear set mid-set update in February, we’re adding the first ever strategic teamfight-only unit, the Silco. Yes, that’s right. At the heart of the arcane craze, Silco, the villain of the underworld, will make his appearance in the plaza of strategic teamfights next February. Changing the vivid image of the big screen into a game version is a daunting task.”
Since Silco doesn’t exist anywhere but in animation on Netflix, Riot Games had to put an intense amount of work to bring him to life. It’s already difficult to port a League of Legends character over, but this was a whole new experience for the team. We even get a brief teaser of what SIlco may look like in-game, the being rotated through several poses.
Silco is a powerful leader and always seems to have a plan. He’s manipulative and can be considered evil and hateful. He still has managed to captivate viewers worldwide with his clever remarks, and his undying support for a particular League of Legends character. We don’t have details on what he will do in the game yet, but in the reveal, they pointed out that, “like the anime, Silco will be the conductor behind the team.”
Just as interesting, they talked about non-Riot characters potentially joining the game. Silco is the first non-League of Legends, character to join, but the devs teased other outsiders might join the game. Perhaps, even those outside of Runeterra. Perhaps some Valorant characters will join the game as marksmen? Could be incredibly exciting. However, it’s probably only a matter of time before we see Silco in Summoner’s Rift, but only time will tell. For now, we just have to wait for Silco to join TFT, whether he’s really as a champion, or something new.