Leaks suggest a K-Pop inspired celebration of Worlds 2018.
Four idol themed skins have leaked for League of Legends characters, Ahri, Akali, Evelynn and Kai’sa. The same leak also suggests that Kleid and Janna will receive Halloween skins too.
The leaks stem from user Owelbear who posted the images to a Korean video games forum, followed by a little info on who they’re representing, and a small message to say that Kleid and Janna would be receiving Halloween skins. No pictures were available.
Redditor spyrothefox picked up on the leak thanks to Twitter user woosimhun3849 and posted it for the wider community to see, while asking for a little clarification on what these skins might be alluding to.
아이돌컨셉의 스킨일러유출(또는공개)됬네요. 세상에 pic.twitter.com/1OGl3aDgDG
; 시무(simoo) (@woosimhun3849) 25 September 2018
Well it turns out these skin leaks match up nicely with a previous leak (so many leaks), courtesy of the official League of Legends home page accidentally posting images early. They’ve since been removed, but redditor kuraido_ has posted the screenshot which clearly shows Championship Kha’Zhix (which we know is on the way) as well as what looks to be Halloween Janna and a skin for Kai’sa that’s incredibly similar to the leaked splash art.
Community members have been trying to decipher what the inspiration for this skin pack could be and many have suggested that these four champions bear resemblance to K-Pop band BLACKPINK. Some are drawing a link between the pop group and the upcoming League of Legends World Championships in Korea. Maybe the group is producing the official Worlds theme?
Of course, there’s no confirmation whether these skins will see the light of day, but it’s hard to rule these off as fake since Kai’sa’s almost certainly got a very similar skin on the way. For now we’ll just have to wait and see.