I was looking at red posts and found this gem. I would like to notice that it's FEMALE champion. ~Month before ARAM patch came, there was huge thread about female champion from Zaun where he (gypsylord) said suspicious "Hmmmmmmm...". Soon after there was a thread about Vi's sister, because Lyte (purple shopkeeper on Howling Abyss, named after well known Rioter from behaviour team) is mentioning her. Teemo lover says "Hmmmmmmm..." here as well. More, gypsylord is Vi's designer. There was some speculations from players that Vi's sister was actually the bandit mentioned in Caitlyn's lore...
All of that combined gives us: 116th champion is Vi's sister, a champion from city-state Zaun and Caitlyn's arch-nemesis .
I wonder how many of that will be true. Note that Aartox is 114th champion. Hope you liked :)
EDIT: added some links and additional stuff i forgot. Edited this post like 5 times in 30 minutes...damn
Very interesting. Me being forgetful, I don't recall how many champions we already have. If by 117 you mean next, I doubt it. The google translated red tracker stuff from the German forums seems to implicate an ADC with 4 eyes in his/her release skin. My theory is Lucien, the Gun Templar, the black champion that was leaked some time ago, and that his release skin is wearing glasses, giving him the grade school nickname "four eyes".
That said, if we're actually on 115, and 117 is the champion after the next one, then I'd be in agreement with you that it does look quite fishy.
Either way, good work tracking all this stuff down!
Maybe i should change avatar for Teemo? Nah, i would instantly die from member of Teemo Circlejerk :(
Also wanna bump it because i was editing first post LOTS of times. You may want to read it again (especially the sentence in informations). Right now i go to sleep because it's 2:55 out here (BED I'M COMING).
I was already making assumptions like "AOSHIN NEW CHAMP!".(based on "useless" files on PBE).
Was thinking that he was gonna be some sort of Samurai Energy based champ, and that he was somehow a graduated student from the balance(all the energy champs except Lee sin I think are from the balance, which is shen's dad used to be the master till zed killed him).
So this Aoshin guy is a guy who graduated long ago (so we can introduce a new energy hero even though Zed killed the old master).
Was kinda hoping for an energy based "riven combos" samurai. Sword Slashes on "broken wings" mechanics. But with energy making it more complicated(aka energy flow means that its not just BUY CDR).
I'd thoroughly enjoy a short-ranged mage-- and if she's a bandit and Vi's sister, it would really make sense if she was LeBlanc-ish. A slippery mid-ranged burst mage with a lot of versatility. My reasoning is that she'd need to fit bandit stereotypes, and having Vi's sister be drastically different from her just makes sense. Two hammer-fist champs doesn't make too much sense to me.
Im pretty sure its NOT gonna be a support, because it was mentioned in a riot post that was called something like "riot hopes to put another support out in 2013 this year", AKA, they are not sure if theyre even gonna be able to, nothing planned, etc.
And nami was mentioned as "she counts as last year december's release" If I recall, on that same post. SOMETHING like that, it was months ago though.
So they said "I have a feeling this statement is loaded with explosive intent." and with the "up in the air",the next champion seems to be using a lot of explosives/missiles.Could it be Vi's sister who loves bombs and blowing things up to rob stuff?