>>201900164>aboobooboo muh racial diversity
Jesus fucking Christ, and I things were bad enough with /pol/ invading /v/; please don't tell me /vg/'s falling victim to the same mentality.
Either way, I suspect Riot's giving attention to these particular champions for a number or reasons. Diversity quota is one of those reasons, yes - but there are other underlying reasons as well. Like, I can't be the only one that sees Riot clearly trying to establish these champions as the "main characters" and "protagonists" of their designated factions? Please tell me I'm not the only one who realizes that's what they're going for here?
Like, we already know that Miss Fortune is Bilgewater's "main protagonist" on account of the Burning Tides lore event, the rough animatic she received last year, and now, her recent inclusion in the CLIMB anon cinematic.
It's the probably one of the underlying reasons why they featured Taliyah in the cinematic despite her poor in-game popularity, and why Riot gave her that Mary Sueish, Avatar:TLAB copy-cat backstory for her lore.
And the same goes for Ekko, Lucian, Yasuo and so on. Riot's intentionally setting up these champions as "main characters" for future IP expansion potential. Same thing happened with least year's animatics, which featured Darius, Zed, Miss Fortune and Lux.