The latest from Riot Games is a League of Legends animated short titled Trials of the Poro, and it is mind-shatteringly adorable. Then again, would a video featuring a poro be anything but? Aside from the cute little protagonist, Trials of the Poro also features one other character, meaning the poro's tale could very well be doubling as a champion teaser.
Trials of the Poro takes place deep in the Freljord region of Runeterra, where a lone poro is searching the hostile mountains for food. When I say "hostile," I'm referring to both the terrible weather and the ongoing battle. Guess s/he must have been really hungry.
Now before I say anything else and upset anyone with potential spoilers, here is the video.
See that big mustached fellow at the end? The League community is already naming him as the next champ, dubbing the fellow "Angus." For those not in the know, Angus is an fan creation who debuted in a satirical comic poking fun at Riot's propensity for creating only pretty support champions. So the idea behind Angus is to make a ridiculously masculine and over-the-top character who can break the mold.
What do you guys think? Could Trials of the Poro actually herald the official birth of Angus? Or is the animated story nothing more than a cute tale about poros?
Update: Riot did make a news post after releasing the trailer, tagging their update with the name "Braum."