League Of Legends Killed Off A Champion

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor July 30, 2015
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Gangplank ghost

Had a hard day at work? Want to just come home and enjoy some League of Legends with your favorite pirate-themed champion, Gangplank? Well, tough luck, suckers -- he's dead.

No, really.

Gangplank dead

What's up? Turns out that Riot's lorehounds have been hard at work lately on a multi-part story centering around the city of Bilgewater, a.k.a. pirate central, and in the latest installment, Gangplank was forced into retirement, pirate-style -- and we don't mean he got a gold watch and can now access his 401(k).

Some of Riot's editorial staff expressed their views on the pirate's passing:

So what does this mean for Gangplank players, who may have invested a lot of money and time into the character? Honestly, there's about zero chance that this is a permanent change, and, as you can see above, there's already a ghostly Gangplank skin. So if you're a bit of a salty dog about these changes, just hold the course and keep sailing on until you strike land -- or maybe a bloated, re-animated corpse.

You can read the complete Bilgewater: Burning Tides story here.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (10)

Unknowname 7 years ago
League should be brought up for murder charges

Dendi 7 years ago
It's like the reversed lore of Skeleton King in Dota 2.

In Dota 2, Skeleton King lives and turns into Wraith King.

In LOL, Gangplank dies and becomes... (?)

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Seanny Chwan 7 years ago
Murdered by Kunkka

Ryan M. 7 years ago
Relax guys. hes not really gone. they discussed something about changing his skills around so they are lore spanking you right now. he'll die and return anew. no worries about losing skins lol.

kek 7 years ago
Dota 2

Pilecki 7 years ago
Ummm no seriously what happens to all the people who paid money for skins for him?

Like if you can't play him any more and you spent money on a skin for him... I don't know seems like Riot took stupid pills or something.

In either case I play HotS now so it's not a loss for me.

Tootle - ooo every body

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