There is also a free non-rotating champion rotation for all summoners below level 11.
14 champions (about 10% of champion roster) are available for free play at any given time. Usually, each set of champions are available for one week, beginning on Tuesday. However, there are exceptions to this; for example, if Riot Games is releasing a major patch or new content, they will often schedule the new rotation of champions to coincide with the patch release.
Riot also occasionally shifts the rotation date to avoid rotating on US holidays. Because of this, week 9 of Season 1 began on Tuesday, September 7, rather than Monday, September 6 (which was Labor Day in the US). This resulted in a short week, as the next week started on Monday, September 13.
The European (EU) rotation is generally aligned with the United States (US) rotation.
Next week's champion list is usually released on Monday between 5pm-10pm PST.
New champions are added to the free champion rotation on the third week following their release, since the release of.
Historically, champions were added in the second week after their release, and occasionally in the first week when the roster was smaller. Riot Games has stated that their policy is to "allow players to preview all champions eventually", and it is generally understood that new champions are held out of the free rotation temporarily out of respect for the players who purchased them early.
- On patch V7.16 the number of champion of the free champion rotation was increased to 14 from 10.