Five champions were put to a community vote — Shyvana, Nocturne, Udyr, Quinn, and Skarner — and there was a sizeable victory for Udyr!
Shyvana, who was hugely popular in 2019 when Riot Games held their first reworks vote, missed out then to both Fiddlesticks and Volibear. Unfortunately, she can't catch a break, and misses out yet again.
Maybe it'll be third time lucky next year?
There are lots of things with him that are already working and we can just embellish on those characteristics, namely his ancient, primal nature vibes, doing something really cool with those different stances, and making sure he feels right at home in the Freljord.
We shouldn't expect this VGU to be complete before next year, but it will certainly be something to look forward to — with Riot's dev team having plenty of ideas for the evolution of a champion that has, surprisingly, seen a return to popularity and pro play in recent weeks.
The idea is also that — other than Dragon Oracle Udyr, which dates from August 2019 — all other skins for the champion will be revamped.
It'll be fascinating to see how they redesign Spirit Guard Udyr, the second Ultimate-quality skin to be released following Pulsefire Ezreal.
We can expect updates in future dev blogs, so stay tuned.
Community voting concluded, with the Crime City Nightmare skin theme coming out on top globally, and China preferring Debonair 2.0. As a result, Riot plans to work on both!