Riot has summoned League of Legends’ Poro King and his furry minions

League of Legends Snowdown 2014

Now that we’re in the festive season, League of Legends’ Snowdown event is kicking off. This year, the suspiciously cute Poros are joining the champions in a 5v5 special mode, Legend of the Poro King

The furballs have developed a taste for blood. 

Legend of the Poro King is a 5v5 blind draft mode played on Howling Abyss. What makes it a bit different are the special Poro-related abilities champions get.

The wee Poros accompany the champions, and all they want in life is to be chucked across the battlefield. Tossed Poros can hit enemies, and on a successful hit allow champions to dash toward their target.

If a team scores 10 Poro hits, the summon the Poro King.

The chubby monarch is a tough fella, and has both damage and healing AOEs. When the king is helping out, champions can transform into Poros and get launched toward him.

While the event is running, you’ll be able to snatch up Poro-themed champion skins too. They’re only temporary, though.