Riot has released the teaser image for their next champion, Darius, named "Hand of Noxus," and lord, is he studly. At least, I'm guessing as much based on the teaser image.
In a way, Darius looks like Garen's evil cousin, armed with an axe rather than a big ol' sword. The story behind Darius is a bit of a mystery for now, but we do know he's as ruthless as a Noxian military man can be. To ensure his vocational advancement, he's chopped his way through many, many bodies... presumably alive when his axe got to them.
Here's what Riot had to say about the new champion:
If you’ve ever been frustrated by your progress in a given position, you might want to look to Darius, the Hand of Noxus, for inspiration. In order to secure his own advancement, this determined champion has repeatedly employed the foolproof method of lopping his boss’ head off. So whether you believe that the road to power is paved with the headless bodies of your enemies, or you simply think that a good beheading is a rather expedient method of dealing with red tape, we think you’ll agree that Darius makes a fine addition to the League of Legends.
Check out the full image in the gallery below. Keep in mind it's pretty huge.