The next League of Legends champion appears to be this sapient tree

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September 14, 2016 by Kris Ligman

Don't call him an Ent, though, or Warner Bros. might sue.

Official information is starting to trickle out related to the next playable character in Riot's popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), League of Legends. Meet Ivern, the friendly tree: he likes puppies and doesn't like interloping hunters.

We have few details on Ivern as yet: no mention of abilities, intended team role, or release date. My bet is on Ivern being a new support champion, possibly with abilities helpful to junglers? I'm just spitballing here, though -- Riot's released no information on Ivern at all, just dropping the trailer (below) without preamble on its official Facebook page.

Still, any champion that prioritizes sleeping puppers gets a thumbs-up from me. We'll keep you posted on Ivern or any other new champion releases for LoL.

(h/t SB Nation.)

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