League of Legends announces (unfortunately fake) Aussie localisations

It’s officially after midday on April 1st, so we don’t have to pretend that this is real news – no matter how much we might like it to be. Riot Games has “announced” a very special Australia/New Zealand localisation pack for League of Legends. The update is totally (not) due out in the next patch cycle, and is designed to make the game “more appropriate for Oceania”.

Something more local, for the Aussies

Something more local, for the Aussies

Riot’s MasterMirkinen explains:

The reason for the change is that we have heard your feedback that Garen, for example, would be better off being known as Gazza.

…and here is the preliminary list of changes coming soon to LOL:

Old name New name
Aatrox Troccas
Ahri Aza
Akali Accas
Alistar Big Al
Amumu Muzza
Anivia Nivs
Annie Annie
Ashe Asho
Azir Az
Bard Brad
Blitzcrank Crankers
Brand Brando
Braum Merv
Caitlyn Caity
Cassiopeia Cozzie
Cho’Gath Chur’Gath
Corki Corka
Darius Dazo

Mirkinen acknowledges that the list is “currently incomplete” (and is probably destined to always be so). If you want to share some of your particularly Aussie names for League champions, make sure you post them in the comments – either here, or on the official website. I’d like to think that if we get an enthusiastic enough response, this just might happen…!

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