Poll results: Which League of Legends Champions do you most hope to see on Project L's roster?

Not Teemo!

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • October 20, 2019 at 4:03 p.m. PDT

Update: The results are in. Check out how our viewer voted after the jump.

Earlier: The big news in the fighting game community right now is surely our first official look at the upcoming Riot Games fighting game, currently being referred to as "Project L."

We're likely still a few years off from seeing Project L on digital shelves, but that doesn't mean we're not already doing some fantasy roster building. League of Legends currently has 145 playable characters (take that, Smash) and will surely have considerably more once we get our hands on its fighting game spinoff. Which of these would the LoL and fighting game communities most like to see? Our latest poll seeks to get an early answer.

General popularity is all but certainly going to be the main factor in Riot's decision-making process, and already we've seen that Ahri, (who definitely gets the most signatures in her yearbook at the end of the year) is in the game.

She's joined by Darius, Jinx, and Katarina in the footage we've seen, so we already know of four total combatants. All of these probably rank in the top 30 of most popularity polls, and will likely be joined by the likes of Zed, Jhin, and Yasuo (even if the latter is one of those champions who is widely hated by everyone who doesn't play him).

While general popularity is a major variable, it's surely not the only factor at play here. One of the first possible roadblocks that will emerge as we delve just a little deeper into this question forces us to consider certain champion's size and stature as potential disqualifiers.

It's not that fighting games haven't thoroughly explored the idea of having an exceptionally smaller character put up their dukes against the more average-sized cast, but so often we've seen fighters like Yoda back in Soul Calibur 4 effectively disrupting the competitive experience.

Mini champs like Fizz and Teemo are not entirely out of the question, but developers would really want to think about how to go about manipulating hit and hurtboxes before proceeding to give them the green light.

League of Legends divides its characters into multiple classes depending on what they tend to bring to the team. One such class is the support/healer role, which often focuses on aiding others as opposed to doling out damage directly.

At the end of the day, support characters do have offensive capabilities, but it's probably going to be relatively more difficult to imagine them in a one on one (if that's how developers decide to take Project L) combat scenario. That said, perhaps we find out at a later point that Riot will include an assist mechanic. If that becomes the case, support characters suddenly have a massive arena in which to shine.

We've collected all 145 current roster members in the poll below so that those of you who are at all familiar with League of Legends can vote on your top 10 favorite picks. With as little information as we have about the game at this point, this is more for fun and in the fantasy realm than anything else.

Still, such public opinions very well could make their way to developer ears and potentially cause a bit of influence as things progress. Share who you chose and why you chose them in the comments after you select up to 10 of the following champions.

If you'd like to see all 145 characters and read up a bit about what they can do, you can do so over at the LoL champions page. I'd personally like to see the swordsman Master Yi as a rushdown type, the big-bodied Jax as a brawler, Lucio as a zoner, and maybe Vayne as a C. Viper-esque fighter.

Which League of Legends Champions do you most hope to see on Project L's roster?

1. Akali: 37 votes / 2.5%
2. Vi: 31 votes / 2.1%
3. Lee Sin: 30 votes / 2.0%
4. Ashe: 29 votes / 2.0%
5. Fiora: 29 votes / 2.0%
6. Aatrox: 28 votes / 1.9%
7. Riven: 27 votes / 1.8%
8. Blitzcrank: 27 votes / 1.8%
9. Rengar: 25 votes / 1.7%
10. Jinx: 25 votes / 1.7%
11. Jax: 23 votes / 1.6%
12. Yasuo: 23 votes / 1.6%
13. Zed: 23 votes / 1.6%
14. Miss Fortune: 22 votes / 1.5%
15. Ahri: 21 votes / 1.4%
16. Illaoi: 20 votes / 1.3%
17. Leona: 19 votes / 1.3%
18. Katarina: 19 votes / 1.3%
19. Master Yi: 19 votes / 1.3%
20. Ekko: 18 votes / 1.2%
21. Ezreal: 18 votes / 1.2%
22. Garen: 18 votes / 1.2%
23. Zyra: 17 votes / 1.1%
24. Draven: 17 votes / 1.1%
25. Irelia: 16 votes / 1.1%
26. Teemo: 16 votes / 1.1%
27. Kai'Sa: 15 votes / 1.0%
28. Shen: 15 votes / 1.0%
29. Azir: 15 votes / 1.0%
30. Renekton: 15 votes / 1.0%
31. Kayle: 15 votes / 1.0%
32. Nidalee: 14 votes / 0.9%
33. Twisted Fate: 14 votes / 0.9%
34. Warwick: 14 votes / 0.9%
35. Lux: 14 votes / 0.9%
36. Thresh: 14 votes / 0.9%
37. Mordekaiser: 14 votes / 0.9%
38. Wukong: 14 votes / 0.9%
39. Elise: 14 votes / 0.9%
40. Sona: 14 votes / 0.9%
41. Nasus: 14 votes / 0.9%
42. Camille: 14 votes / 0.9%
43. Gangplank: 13 votes / 0.9%
44. Evelynn: 13 votes / 0.9%
45. Shyvana: 13 votes / 0.9%
46. Annie: 13 votes / 0.9%
47. Fiddlesticks: 13 votes / 0.9%
48. Morgana: 13 votes / 0.9%
49. Caitlyn: 13 votes / 0.9%
50. Nautilus: 12 votes / 0.8%
51. Poppy: 12 votes / 0.8%
52. Kassadin: 11 votes / 0.7%
53. Lucian: 11 votes / 0.7%
54. Volibear: 11 votes / 0.7%
55. Kindred: 11 votes / 0.7%
56. Braum: 10 votes / 0.7%
57. Janna: 10 votes / 0.7%
58. Udyr: 10 votes / 0.7%
59. Zac: 10 votes / 0.7%
60. Tahm Kench: 9 votes / 0.6%
61. Jayce: 9 votes / 0.6%
62. Kennen: 9 votes / 0.6%
63. Gnar: 9 votes / 0.6%
64. Lissandra: 9 votes / 0.6%
65. Diana: 9 votes / 0.6%
66. Lulu: 8 votes / 0.5%
67. Aurelion Sol: 8 votes / 0.5%
68. Olaf: 8 votes / 0.5%
69. Taliyah: 8 votes / 0.5%
70. Jhin: 8 votes / 0.5%
71. Kayn: 8 votes / 0.5%
72. Nami: 8 votes / 0.5%
73. Twitch: 8 votes / 0.5%
74. Neeko: 7 votes / 0.5%
75. Maokai: 7 votes / 0.5%
76. Heimerdinger: 7 votes / 0.5%
77. Pantheon: 7 votes / 0.5%
78. Graves: 7 votes / 0.5%
79. Vladimir: 7 votes / 0.5%
80. Rammus: 7 votes / 0.5%
81. Soraka: 7 votes / 0.5%
82. Talon: 7 votes / 0.5%
83. Kha'Zix: 7 votes / 0.5%
84. LeBlanc: 7 votes / 0.5%
85. Fizz: 7 votes / 0.5%
86. Sylas: 7 votes / 0.5%
87. Cho'Gath: 7 votes / 0.5%
88. Anivia: 6 votes / 0.4%
89. Alistar: 6 votes / 0.4%
90. Syndra: 6 votes / 0.4%
91. Sivir: 6 votes / 0.4%
92. Sion: 6 votes / 0.4%
93. Veigar: 6 votes / 0.4%
94. Vel'Koz: 6 votes / 0.4%
95. Darius: 6 votes / 0.4%
96. Bard: 6 votes / 0.4%
97. Nocturne: 6 votes / 0.4%
98. Viktor: 6 votes / 0.4%
99. Sejuani: 6 votes / 0.4%
100. Yorick: 6 votes / 0.4%
101. Hecarim: 5 votes / 0.3%
102. Qiyana: 5 votes / 0.3%
103. Jarvan IV: 5 votes / 0.3%
104. Skarner: 5 votes / 0.3%
105. Tryndamere: 5 votes / 0.3%
106. Dr. Mundo: 5 votes / 0.3%
107. Trundle: 5 votes / 0.3%
108. Ryze: 5 votes / 0.3%
109. Singed: 5 votes / 0.3%
110. Ziggs: 5 votes / 0.3%
111. Shaco: 5 votes / 0.3%
112. Urgot: 5 votes / 0.3%
113. Karma: 5 votes / 0.3%
114. Xin Zhao: 5 votes / 0.3%
115. Zoe: 5 votes / 0.3%
116. Kalista: 5 votes / 0.3%
117. Rumble: 4 votes / 0.3%
118. Zilean: 4 votes / 0.3%
119. Kog'Maw: 4 votes / 0.3%
120. Cassiopeia: 4 votes / 0.3%
121. Corki: 4 votes / 0.3%
122. Pyke: 4 votes / 0.3%
123. Orianna: 4 votes / 0.3%
124. Quinn: 4 votes / 0.3%
125. Vayne: 4 votes / 0.3%
126. Galio: 4 votes / 0.3%
127. Brand: 4 votes / 0.3%
128. Rek'Sai: 3 votes / 0.2%
129. Yuumi: 3 votes / 0.2%
130. Rakan: 3 votes / 0.2%
131. Malzahar: 3 votes / 0.2%
132. Xerath: 3 votes / 0.2%
133. Karthus: 3 votes / 0.2%
134. Taric: 3 votes / 0.2%
135. Malphite: 3 votes / 0.2%
136. Tristana: 3 votes / 0.2%
137. Varus: 2 votes / 0.1%
138. Gragas: 2 votes / 0.1%
139. Xayah: 2 votes / 0.1%
140. Swain: 2 votes / 0.1%
141. Ornn: 2 votes / 0.1%
142. Nunu & Willump: 1 votes / 0.1%
143. Kled: 1 votes / 0.1%
144. Amumu: 1 votes / 0.1%

Total votes: 1,483


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