Riot Games kicks off Sentinels of Light on LoL, Wild Rift, TFT, LoR, and Valorant

Riot Games has started Sentinels of Light, a new multi-game event featuring new content and experiences to LoL, Wild Rift, LoR, TFT, and Valorant.

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Following in the footsteps of last year’s Sprit Blossom event, Riot Games has kicked off Sentinels of Light, a new multi-game event that brings new new content and experiences for LoL, Wild Rift, LoR, TFT, and Valorant.

Akshan, the Rogue Sentinel

The highlight of this new multi-game event is no doubt Akshan, a new champion that will release on all League of Legends titles.

Akshan releases on the following dates (PT):

  • Legends of Runeterra on July 14
  • Teamfight Tactics on July 21
  • League of Legends on July 22 (including a Cyber Pop Akshan skin)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift on July 27 (including a Battle Academia Akshan skin)

League of Legends (July 8 – Aug 10)

For League of Legends, Sentinels of Light’s highlight are:

  • Players will travel across Runeterra to recruit new allies and battle against Viego.
  • Rise of the Sentinels releases in weekly chapters and players complete in-game missions to progress through it.
  • Rise of the Sentinels is free to play, so players can fully experience the story without having to pay.

Along with these, the event also brings 11 new, in-canon skins which showcase champions as they appear in Rise of the Sentinels:

  • July 8:
    • Sentinel Vayne (Legendary), Sentinel Olaf, Sentinel Irelia, Sentinel Riven, and Sentinel Diana
    • Ruined Pantheon
  • July 22:
    • Sentinel Graves (Legendary), Sentinel Pyke, and Sentinel Rengar
    • Ruined Miss Fortune
  • July 29:
    • Unbound Thresh (Event shop exclusive for initial launch)

League of Legends: Wild Rift (July 8 – Aug 10)

This new event might just be Wild Rift’s biggest yet as it features an in-game narrative experience featuring Lucian, Senna, Riven, Irelia, Vayne, and Akshan.

Here’s a breakdown of Sentinels of Light for WIld Rift

  • Starting with Lucian and Senna, new characters will join the HQ experience over the course of the event (Vayne – July 13; Riven and Irelia – July 19; Akshan – July 27)
  • By playing matches, players will increase their Sentinel Bonds, learning more about each champ’s backstory and motivations to join the cause.
  • The stronger the Bonds players forge, the higher their overall Sentinel HQ level becomes. Strengthening Bonds and increasing the HQ level award themed items: featuring baubles, spawn tags, and one of the 6 featured champs for free.

Outside the game itself, players can learn more and get involved in the overall story through the following:

  • Sentinels of Light: Steadfast Heart, a series of comics featuring the Sentinels of Light joining forces to fight against the Ruined King and the Black Mist, will be released throughout the event, available to read every week in the Wild Rift app or on
  • A unique AR experience invites players to explore a Sentinel Outpost and take the Oath of Light to become Sentinels themselves, available online now.
  • More surprises await amid the Black Mist…

Plus, a host of new in-game canon content will be released throughout July and August:

  • July 8:
    • Lucian, Senna
  • July 27:
    • Akshan
    • New skins: Sentinel Irelia, Sentinel Riven, Sentinel Vayne, Ruined Draven, Ruined Miss Fortune, Ruined Shyvana
  • August:
    • Wild Rift’s event reaches its thrilling conclusion. No spoilers!

Legends of Runeterra (July 14 – Aug 10)

Sentinesl of Light is also a big event in Legends of Runeterra. Here’s a breakdown of the highlight features and additions:

  • LoR’s second Champion Expansion: featuring Viego & Akshan
  • “Declare Your Allegiance” Event Pass:
    • Players will choose between either the Ruined or Sentinels Event Pass, earning thematic rewards for their side based on who they ally with.
    • A non-canon metagame event will also track how much support each side has. At the end of the Sentinels of Light event, all participating players will receive an in-game reward based on the winning side (regardless of which one they allied with).
  • New personalization items:
    • LoR’s Sentinels of Light event launches with a Sentinels HQ-themed Board, as well as Ruined & Sentinels Guardians, Card Backs, Emotes, and 7 new in-canon champion skins:
      • Sentinel Irelia (includes a new level-up animation)
      • Sentinel Diana
      • Sentinel Riven
      • Ruined Shyvana
      • Ruined Karma
      • Ruined Draven
      • Unbound Thresh

Teamfight Tactics (July 21)

In Teamfight Tactics, the event will go live on the 21st, and it will feature:

  • Radiant Items and all-new blessings replace Shadow Items
    • Radiant Items are extremely powerful versions of their base counterparts limited to one per-player, so choose wisely.
    • Radiant Blessings are granted to players when they drop below 40 health to help get them back in the fight. They can include champions, items, gold, spatulas, and consumables.
  • New Champions, Origins, and Classes, including the Sentinels Origin and Akshan
    • Sentinels
      • Olaf
      • Senna
      • Irelia
      • Pyke
      • Rakan
      • Galio
      • Lucian
      • Akshan
    • A New Set Pass complete with Arenas, Booms, High Order Pengu, and more.
      • Sentinel Hauntling, Craggle, and Flutterbug Little Legends


Finally, here’s what to expect in Valorant during the event:

  • July 8: Ruination Bundle: Melee, Phantom, Ghost, Spectre, Guardian
    • Ruination Weapon Skin Bundle including a custom melee (Blade of the Ruined King), 3 variant colors (also on the melee), and accessories (Gun Buddy, Spray, Card)
  • July 21: Sentinels of Light Bundle: Melee, Vandal, Operator, Sheriff, Ares
    • Sentinels of Light Weapon Skin Bundle including a custom melee (Relic of the Sentinel), 3 variant colors (also on the melee), and accessories (Gun Buddy, Spray, Card)