Post-dating the previous skin line Arctic Ops by 40 years, the new general PsyOps skins were officially revealed today. On August 31, 2020, League of Legends published the 2020 PsyOps Trailer on Youtube. In this alternate military universe, 2 groups of champions fight for their own motives.
The trailer begins with a glimpse of what is to come shortly after the PsyOps’s operation, SONGBIRD, in what seems to be the Black Rose Group’s research facility. But who is the Black Rose Group and what is their motive? They are a team with the goal of creating a powerful human-biological weapon. And the mastermind? Viktor.
Back to the video: Sona is revealed to be captured and locked in the middle of the facililty, probably the result of BRG’s work. The PsyOps team infiltrates the facility to rescue the captured Sona. Through the security system, viewers find the PsyOps 2020 team which encompasses:
Vi / The Enforcer / Hand to Hand Combat / Level 10 Threat
Shen / The Eye of Twilight / Stealth / Level 10 Threat
Yi / The Bladesman / Weapons Expert / Level 10 Threat
Ezreal / The Explorer / Exfiltration / Level 9 Threat
The PsyOps use their abilities in combat to try and reach Sona’s holding. Soon, Sona finds her abilities to have become too powerful for the system to hold, eventually freeing herself and blasting enemies around her. She then joins the PsyOps’ side.
Black Rose Group
Just at the end of the trailer, viewers return to the security system screen. With Viktor as the user, he contacts the rest of the Black Rose Group: Pyke, Zed, Kayle and the upcoming champion, Samira.
Shortly after the trailer, League of Legends also posted an Official Skins Theme video which shows the splash art of both groups, PsyOps and Black Rose Group, from sketching to final results.
Despite the leaks in the last few days regarding the PsyOps release, fans are still impressed by the new trailer and release. Many enjoy the cyber look that the champions have taken! Though Viktor mains do agree that his skin… well, should it even be called a skin? It looks quite similar to his base look.
Yet this story line will definitely be something to keep an eye on. More videos will likely be posted to continue the story. What will the Black Rose Group’s next move be?
Update: The PsyOps skins (Sona, Vi, Shen, Master Yi, Ezreal, Ezreal Prestige and Hextech Ziggs) will be available to play with on September 3rd, 2020.